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One of the all around most compelling credit cards is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which offers 2X points on travel and dining, no foreign transaction fees, the ability to transfer points to all kinds of partner programs, including Hyatt Gold Passport, Korean Air SkyPass, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, and more. The card has a $95 annual fee, though it’s waived the first year.
At the moment the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is offering the highest sign-up bonus it has had in years, of up to 55,000 bonus points:
- Earn 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $4,000 within three months of account opening
- Earn 5,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points when you add your first authorized user and they make their first purchase within three months of account opening
Together you’re looking at a total of up to 55,000 bonus points, which is the biggest sign-up bonus we’ve seen on the card in years. This offer is available for applications through March 5, 2016.
Redeem Ultimate Rewards points for travel in Singapore Airlines Suites Class
Ultimate Rewards points are one of the four major transferrable points currencies, along with American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest.
I consider this to be the single most rewarding Chase credit card out there for everyday spend, much like the Citi ThankYou® Premier Card is the most compelling for Citi, and the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card is the most compelling for American Express.
This is a card which doesn’t need a sales job, so if you don’t yet have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, I’d highly recommend signing up under this offer. It’s the biggest we’ve seen in years, and it’s very hard to go wrong with this card. It’s rewarding for everyday spend, accrues extremely valuable points, and has all kinds of great purchase protection benefits.