Chase Sapphire Reserve Travel Credit How It Works
When Chase released the Sapphire Reserve they made a bold promise regarding its travel credit. Not only would it be an automatic credit, but it would apply to anything in the travel category. I have now had a chance to use the card quite a bit and thought I would share with you which purchases were credited back and which ones weren’t.
During my trip I had a wide variety of travel expenses which were credited back. Let’s take a look at what Chase gave me back on my statement.
A few weeks ago I was traveling in New York and purchased a Metrocard for getting around the city. Thankfully that purchase DID receive a credit. As far as I am told, all mass transit purchases as long as they are coded correctly WILL COUNT.
As part of that same trip, my wife took Uber to JFK and with traffic not only did it take forever, but it cost a fortune! Thankfully the travel credit kicked in!
While my wife was headed to JFK, I was headed down to Atlantic City. Unfortunately Greyhound is the best way to do that. Despite some initial worries when a fight almost broke out at the ticket windows over someone cutting in line, the ride down wasn’t that bad and the ticket triggered my travel credit!
Naturally you would think hotels count and they indeed do. For example, my small charge at the Park Hyatt New York easily was credited back.
Coming back from that trip, I booked a United award, but had to pay the $5.60 security fee. As you would expect, it was credited back.
What Didn’t Count
While in New York my wife and I made our way out to Coney Island for some coasters and Nathan’s hot dogs. Of course I charged our coaster tickets to the Sapphire Reserve with the hopes that theme parks would count as travel. Unfortunately, I did not receive a credit.
As you can see, Chase has made the Sapphire Reserve’s travel credit as lucrative as promised. It counts for just about everything and applies automatically. On one single I trip I was able to max out the credit on a huge variety of different purchases. At a time when I am drowning in travel credits, I am glad that at least one of them is so easy to maximize.