Wow, maybe the Chase Sapphire card is not only cool but also useful. It appears as if Chase has recently started offering two points per dollar spent on dining, airfare, and hotels.
You can find this new feature if you go to Chase’s website and download the Chase Sapphire Benefits Guide at the bottom right of the page. Then read page four, which lists the new benefit (as shown below).
This is actually huge. I use my American Express Premier Rewards Gold card for airfare (three points per dollar) and gas and groceries (two points per dollar), but am currently earning only one point per dollar spent on hotels and dining.
Beyond that, this is awesome because the Chase Sapphire card doesn’t have any foreign transaction fees, so this is now one of the best cards for international hotel and dining spend. I’ll even be using it for hotels and dining domestically.
For those of you not familiar with Chase Sapphire points, you can transfer the points to British Airways, Continental, and Hyatt, which are probably the best uses.
(Tip of the hat to Rick)