The Chase Sapphire Reserve National Car Rental benefit gives cardholders a free Emerald Club Executive level membership. More specifically, this level of membership offers benefits like:
Exclusive discounts on car rentals.
Ability to rent a car that’s midsize or larger at a midsize rate, and guaranteed upgrades on reservations using the midsize rate.
Expedited service in certain regions.
Faster earning of “rental credits” that can be used for free rental days.
No fees for second drivers.
Here’s how to use the Chase Sapphire Reserve National Car Rental benefit:
To get the Chase Sapphire Reserve National Car Rental Emerald Club Executive membership, log in to your Chase account on the Ultimate Rewards website. Then, select your Reserve card and find “Card Benefits” under the “Earn/Use” dropdown menu. There, you’ll see all your card benefits and have the option to activate your Executive membership.
Since the Chase Sapphire Reserve is a Visa Infinite card, you can also save up to 25% at National Car Rental in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, or the Caribbean. To get this perk, book on the National Car Rental website using the code “5030849” and pay with your Chase Sapphire Reserve card.
The only surefire way to get the $550 Chase Sapphire Reserve annual fee waived is if you’re an active servicemember and you check that box on the application. As long as Chase can confirm your active duty status, they won’t charge you any fees. Otherwise, your odds of getting a Chase Sapphire Reserve annual fee waiver are next to none. … read full answerChase Sapphire Preferred Card also has a $95 annual fee. But it’s not like Chase will penalize you for asking for a fee waiver, so why not give it a shot?
There are a few details you should be aware of before calling and asking for a fee waiver, though. And in the likely event that you don’t get one, you’ll need to know what perks are available to determine whether Sapphire Reserve is worth it.
Here’s what you should know about Chase Sapphire Reserve annual fee waivers:
If you’re in the armed forces full-time, you’re eligible to have all Sapphire Reserve fees waived, except for the returned check fee. You can get this benefit by indicating your service on the application (there’s a box to check off) or by calling Chase customer service at 1-800-432-3117. Chase will have to verify your status.
If you want to try for a fee waiver or reduction, you can call the number on the back of your card or the general Chase customer service line: 1-800-432-3117.
According to people who’ve had luck with fee waivers on other credit cards, having a high income and spending a lot can help. Since the issuer is already making a lot of money from the fees it charges merchants when you make purchases, the thinking goes, they might be more willing to give you a break.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve initial bonus is worth $900 in travel through Chase, which covers more than a year and a half of annual fees. And if you’re a frequent traveler, you should always get more than $450 in value per year, between the $300 annual travel credit, free airport lounge access, 3 points per $1 spent on travel and more benefits.
While it’s unlikely that you’ll get the Chase Sapphire Reserve annual fee waived, you might as well try. The worst that can happen is Chase will say “no.” But if you do have to pay $550 every year, just make sure you take advantage of the card’s huge list of benefits in order to get your money’s worth. That or get one of the many credit cards with no annual fee.
To add a Chase Sapphire Reserve authorized user, log in to your online account and click the “More options” tab, or call customer service at 1 (800) 432-3117. You will need to provide the person’s full name and date of birth to add them as an authorized user.
A primary cardholder can make anyone a Chase Sapphire Reserve authorized user.… read full answer
How to Add a Chase Sapphire Reserve Authorized User Online
Log in to your Chase Sapphire Reserve card account.
Click the “More options” tab.
Click “Add an authorized user” under the “Account Services” menu.
Enter the user’s full name and date of birth.
Click “Add authorized user.”
When you add a a Chase Sapphire Reserve authorized user, they will receive their own credit card, sent to your mailing address, within 7-10 business days of being added to the account. The authorized user’s credit card will be linked to your account and will have full access to the account’s credit limit. Chase authorized users are able to make purchases, earn rewards, and access account information. However, they cannot request credit limit increases, add authorized users, or close the account.
In addition, any purchases an authorized user makes on the account will appear on your statement, and as the primary cardholder, you are responsible for all purchases on the account. Chase reports account information to all three of the major credit bureaus, which affects not only the user’s credit history, but also the primary cardholder’s. Authorized users may be removed from an account at the user’s or primary cardholder’s request at any time, and for any reason.
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