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Chase Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit Track
Paying $450 up front for a premium travel card represents a significant investment. It is thus very important to make sure you are maximizing the benefits of that card in order to fully get the value from your annual fee. With the Chase Sapphire Reserve card two of the biggest “value centers” of the card are its $300 annual travel credit and 3X earnings on dining and travel.
While the American Express Platinum card has a very restrictive $200 airline fee credit each year, the Chase Sapphire Reserve comes with a $300 credit that is good for anything in the travel category. Still, what good is a credit if you can’t easily track how much you have used? Thankfully Chase is generous in that department and has made tracking both your credit and your earnings very easy.
Chase Sapphire Reserve Top to Bottom
The Chase Sapphire Reserve is probably the best overall travel rewards card on the market. We have covered it in depth. Here are some of the posts you might want to explore after this one:
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- Chase Sapphire Reserve Full Benefits Guide Released: All Card Benefits Top to Bottom
- Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Sapphire Reserve: Which Card to Get & Which to Keep
- How I Got Approved for the Sapphire Reserve but Almost Completely Screwed It Up! (And Other Tidbits)
- Chase Sapphire Reserve & The 5/24 Rule: It Doesn’t Look Good, But There May Be a Way for Some
- And We’re Off: The Chase Sapphire Reserve Application Link Is Live! How to Apply
Checking Your Chase Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit
To view your progress towards using your Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit, simply login to your Ultimate Rewards account. This can be done by going to Chase.com and clicking on your Ultimate Rewards balance or by going to UltimateRewards.com and logging into your account. Make sure to select your Sapphire Reserve card if you have multiple Ultimate Rewards earning cards.
Once logged in you will see a dashboard with a variety of helpful information including how you can redeem your points and most importantly your status towards using your Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit.
There you have it. As you can see, my card is new and I haven’t used up any of my $300 credit, but that will change soon. The Chase Sapphire Reserve travel credit is issued per calendar year, so you will want to use it up before your December statement closes. You will get an entirely new $300 credit beginning on your January statement. If you don’t use the entire $300 before the end of the year, the unused portion is forfeited.
Checking Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus Category Spend
It is also quite easy to see how many points you have earned year to date in the Chase Sapphire Reserve dining and travel 3X bonus categories. To see your earnings, simply click either of the “Review more activity” links at the bottom of the dashboard (shown above) and you will be brought to the “Rewards Activity” screen.
On the “Rewards Activity” screen you will be able to see your earnings for the most recent statement period. That is nice if you want to see why you earned points and how, but if you want to see your overall earnings in order to judge the value you are getting from the Chase Sapphire Reserve, then simply click “More ways to earn”.
This screen will show you your year to date earnings for the 3X travel, 3X dining and 1X everywhere categories and will even display your earnings for the Shop Through Chase portal. It is a good quick way to see how the Chase Sapphire Reserve is benefiting you through earnings and thankfully is quite easy to find.
One of the killer benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve is the $300 annual travel credit and thankfully Chase has made it super easy to track your progress towards maximizing it. Combine that with the ability to easily see your earnings on the card and Chase has delivered on their promise of creating the ultimate travel card.
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