I’ve already covered the Chase Sapphire Reserve card — one of the very best travel cards around — plugging it as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Amex Platinum. But if its lower yearly fee and arsenal of brilliant benefits weren’t enough to pull you in before, its current 80,000-point intro bonus offer should do the trick.
The current bonus is the largest offered on the Reserve since it was originally introduced back in 2016. Beyond that, it’s a full 20,000 points more than its usual offer, so if you were on the fence about applying, there won’t be a better time to get maximum value from the card. Just remember, you’ll need to spend $4000 within the first three months of opening the card to grab the points.
Here are a few ways to spend that generous smattering of 80,000 Chase points:
3 Economy roundtrips from LAX to Honolulu (usually $1404 for all 3)
Business Class One Way from JFK to Frankfurt
Economy Roundtrip from MIA to Paris
Delta One One Way from Detroit to Seoul
As you can see, that $550 yearly fee can be easily justified for your travel expenses. Throw in highly valuable Chase points, the $300 yearly travel credit, and Priority Pass membership, and you’ve got quite the deal on your hands. It might be time to take the leap.