Review of the Chase Sapphire Credit Card with $100 Sign-Up Bonus

Last Revised: 5/20/2011

The Chase Sapphire credit card is a 1% cashback card with a sexy name and a not-so-exciting sign-up bonus, so it’s not getting a great review from us.

Chase Sapphire Credit Card Rewards

Here’s a quick table summarizing some of the key features of the Chase Sapphire credit card:

Snapshot: Chase Sapphire Credit Card
Base Rewards 1 point (cent) per dollar spent (1% cashback).  2 points per dollar spent on restaurants.
Special Rewards Earn an additional 1 point per dollar spent (total of 2 points) on airfare and hotel when you use the Chase’s Travel Booking Tool (Ultimate Rewards). Earn up to 10 points per dollar when you shop at the Ultimate Rewards Mall.
Redemption requirements Cash back or statement credit.
Sign up bonus 10,000 points (equal to $100) after you spend $500 within the first 3 months of card activation.
Rewards expiration Never
Rewards Caps None
Annual Fee None
International Transaction Fee 3.0% of each transaction after conversion to USD

GetDebit’s Final Assessment of the Chase Sapphire Credit Card

So really the most appealing aspect of the Chase Sapphire card (and it ain’t that appealing) is the 10,000 point signup bonus (technically a spend-range bonus, as you need to spend $500 within 3 months of card activation to earn the bonus), worth $100. If you are looking for a day-in day-out rewards workhorse, you should check out the Chase Freedom Card.   If you want to branch out beyond just Chase cards, have a look at the Discover Escape Credit Card and the American Express Blue Cash Preferred Credit Card.

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