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Best way to use Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to maximize benefits?

Best way to use Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to maximize benefits?

  1. Javed Rahman

    I have just been approved for the ‘Chase Sapphire Reserve Card’ today. I plan to purchase miles from American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. I would also like to purchase points from Hilton.

    Could you please suggest what would be best card for purchasing miles from American and Alaska, and also points from Hilton?

    If I use Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, I would fulfil the requirement of spending threshold to get 100K Ultimate Rewards points. But curious to know if this is the right approach or would you suggest to use a different card? Thanks in advance!

  2. David W

    For AA miles, definitely use the CSR (or Amex Platinum if you have it) since American processes those charges directly and shows up as airline spend. If you have an AA credit card, that’s also a good option if you want more AA miles.

    For AS and Hilton, I think those are processed by and are not coded as travel purchases for bonus points. If you need to put it on the CSR to meet the minimum spend, go for it. Otherwise, I’d put it on a card that would get me more than 1 point per dollar – Citi DoubleCash for 2% cash back, Chase Freedom Unlimited for 1.5% back in UR points, the SPG Amex or Amex Everyday/EDP cards.

  3. Javed Rahman

    Thank you David. I appreciate your suggestions.

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