We’re big fans of the free stuff around here. Free air? Free hotel? Free money? All of the above? Absolutely. But because of a new promotion, we’re going back to one of our old favorites; the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card (For business owners, the Chase Ink Unlimited is still a great choice.).
We’ve talked about the card in the past and tend to recommend it when they offer more than 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to sign up.
Well, time to take notice. A few days ago, Chase announced that they are upping the game on the Sapphire Preferred Card with a limited-time only promotion. The bonus is a whopping 80,000 points, one of the highest that we’ve ever seen.
Do you like Las Vegas luxury? Good, because those points can also get you as many as four free nights at Aria, Bellagio and Delano. And if you don’t want the luxury properties? Grab up to nine nights at the other MGM properties.
Added bonus: Be sure to read the rental card details. They’ll also save you a fortune at the airport, or anywhere else you rent a car.
One of the things that I love about Chase is the huge rewards that they give you when you sign up for a credit card. Such is the case with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. They’re currently running an all-time high credit card bonus, offering 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.
What can all of those points get you? How about:
The best play with the sign-up bonus may be one that you wouldn’t think of right away: Transfer them to hotel points, specifically Hyatt. Why? Because Hyatt has a partnership with MGM, so you can use those World of Hyatt points at almost any MGM property. Even better, you can book them right on Hyatt’s website.
This feature is particularly useful on the weekends, when hotel prices soar. Just for the fun of it, I priced October 8-12. I picked that time because it’s normally when I go to Las Vegas, given how nice the weather is.
Don’t Underestimate the Huge Rental Car Insurance Benefit
If you ever rent cars, this alone is worth having the card: Primary rental car CDW/LDW (collision damage waiver) insurance when you book with the card. With primary coverage, if there’s an accident, Chase will handle it. You do NOT need to go through your own insurance company first or, for that matter, buy the expensive stuff through the rental car company. This benefit is virtually non-existent outside the Chase family. Normally, a credit card gives secondary coverage.
Just about every type of car is covered, although there a few exceptions, such as for luxury cars. Also, the CDW only covers the vehicle itself. You’ll want to make sure to have liability coverage for injury to others.
People are back on the roads and frankly, they’re driving like lunatics. We hope you never need to use this benefit but, if you do, it will save you a lot of time and money.
Most purchases on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card will earn you a point per dollar spent. Some are even better, though.
A couple, but none of them is a big one.
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