If you have not seen every blog on the net by now posting about the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus you have most likely been enjoying an amazing Holiday on an island with no wifi and away from hype. You have probably been away from the daily political news that swallows up our time. This new credit card from Chase is the most overhyped card of the year mostly from blogs that are paid by Chase in affiliate income to promote the card as they were told first by the bank to tease the card and then acted like it was a leak.
Chase most-likely hoped the card would be leaked out to newbies who are not churning credit cards on a quarterly basis but judging from Reddit and other blogs the people who want this card most likely will not get approved due to this rule called 5/24 that we are sick of hearing about. If Chase considers you to have too many credit cards with them or other banks you will not get approved.
When the link for the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus on their official landing page went live I applied for that card along with a few other cards that day for my quarterly application day. I called into Chase’s reconsideration line as it said that I would be notified within 30 days of a response. The rep told me that I had too many cards within the last 24 months and could not be approved. I’ve only been denied a Chase card once and that was for the Chase Freedom Business Card which was replaced by the Ink line of cards. It was heartbreaking I would not get in on the hype and claim my 100k points and the benefits of the card but there are a few other cards from other issuers that do the same. Citi ThankYou points are worth more to me than Ultimate Rewards points anyway so I would much rather have a Thank You bonus! Then again I am not like most other bloggers who are paid by Chase to promote their product.
What do you get with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card?
100,000 Ultimate Rewards Bonus Points after $4,000 spending in 3 months with an Annual Fee of $450.
You get $300 in annual travel credit which pay for the cards annual fee because you can redeem this twice before the next annual fee hits giving you $600 in travel credit. If you apply a few months out before the end of the year you could easily make $150 and get 100,000 points off of this card. The card is overhyped because most of us will not be able to get it if we have other credit cards.
Some people are reporting that if you have applied for less than 5 cards in 24 months you can easily get the card but if you are over 5 cards in 24 months you can apply through a banker at a Chase branch and possibly get the card. The best thing is to wait and try doing it in a branch after checking if you are pre-approved instead of using some blogs affiliate links to apply.