The $300 credit is apparently for ANYTHING.
Plane ticket - Credit
Rental car - Credit
Train ticket - Credit
Tolls - Credit
Taxi - Credit
That's a big deal in my opinion.
Other than that, the fact that it earns UR points is huge, if you have a freedom, and freedom unlimited, or an ink plus.
You'll never earn less than 1.5 points per dollar, and each point is worth, at minimum, 1.5 cents for travel. s that is a minimum, 2.25% back on general spend.
Yeah..I understand the $300 credit on the Sapphire Reserve card can be used for any type of travel credit and how great UR points are. I haven't had any trouble using the Ritz $300 Airline Credit each year. Some extra Benefits in the Ritz Card which are not included in the Sapphire Reserve Card is the unlimited $100 Discount on Airline Tickets and 3 Annual Ritz Club Level upgrade certificates. Both cards come with the same Airport Lounge Benefit.
Do you plan to keep both cards?
Not sure. I'm holding onto the ritz for sure. It is my go to premium travel card for the gold elite status. I could probably make gold without it now, but I enjoy the service I get from JPM.
Citi prestige is my other must keep, even with the nerfs that are happening.
CSR will hang out for a year, we'll see how I like it. Right now, amex plat is in my 3rd spot for the hilton gold status.
I don't think this card is "game changing," but it definitely brings more competition. In my opinion, the citi prestige is still the strongest contender out there, even post nerf.
iI've thought about changing to the Ritz card because I think I'd rather have the 10% points premium than 1 night credit every 3000 or 4000 (I can't remember which). It would be worth doing up an excel sheet to see which way I would come out better, but in general, I need more pts than nights to get to lifetime anything.
However, I don't think I'd ever use the Ritz upgrade coupons. I'm not really a Ritz person, but then when I started here, I was a loyal Springhills and have moved up to Marriott and Rens and probably haven't been to a Springhills more than once or twice this year.
YES! But got a deferred decision... Anxiously awaiting the results! I've only had 3 new cards in the past 24 months, so I'm thinking this might have to do with my aggregated credit limit with Chase. We'll see, hopefully I get it without issue.
So where you gonna burn those 2 free nights at Jsucool76 Used mine at the Andaz Maui; would have gone to the Park Hyatt NYC too