chase sapphire reserve
Chase Sapphire Reserve

I’ve been saying (along with the rest of the blogosphere) that the Chase Sapphire Reserve, which has its elevated 80,000 point bonus offer ending on November 20th at 6pm, needs more benefits to justify the annual fee.

Last year they added $5 in monthly DoorDash credits, which is good for $60 in value yearly if you use DoorDash (and I like that you can stack up to three months of credit), but that wasn’t nearly enough to help justify the $550 annual fee.

Now they are adding on another niche benefit which, like DoorDash, will be a great deal if you use Lyft and irrelevant if you don’t: Lyft Pink All Access Benefit which is a $199/year value if you were to pay Lyft directly.

You’ll get this benefit for two years completely free and then the 3rd year at half price, should you choose to continue.

The full details are:

  • Earn 10x total points on Lyft rides through March 2025
  • 2 years of complimentary Lyft Pink All Access including:
  • Free Priority Pickup upgrades to get picked up faster
  • Member-exclusive pricing including 10% off all Lux rides
  • Cancellation forgiveness, cancel up to 3 times per month for free
  • In-app roadside assistance for your own car, free up to 4 times a year
  • Free SIXT car rental upgrades
  • Free, unlimited 45-min classic bike rides
  • Free unlimited ebike and scooter unlocks
  • Discounted ebike and scooter rates
  • 3 bike or scooter guest passes per year
  • A 50% discount off their 3rd year of Lyft Pink All Access membership

It would be a bit more intyeresting to me if it was a permenant feature rather than a 2 year freebie, but it’s nice nonetheless. I keep hoping Chase will continue to add on / revamp the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

If this is a solid benefit to you, then you may as well apply while you can get the elevated 80,000 point bonus offer before it ends at the end of the month.

Thoughts?

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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