The Chase Sapphire Reserve referral bonus was an offer that gave 10,000 points for each person who applied for Reserve using your referral link and got approved. Through mid-August, 2018, you were able to get up to 5 Chase Sapphire Reserve referral bonuses each year, for a total of 50,000 points. That was as much as Chase Sapphire Reserve’s initial bonus for spending $4,000 within three months of opening an account. Unfortunately, the Sapphire Reserve referral bonus offer is not currently available.
Chase still offers referral bonuses on several other cards, including Sapphire Preferred and Freedom Unlimited. The process is the same for all the eligible cards, and it’s good to know the procedure in case the Chase Sapphire Reserve referral bonus ever comes back.
How to get a Chase Sapphire Reserve referral bonus (when available):
- Go to the Chase Refer a Friend page and select a card.
- Enter your last name, zip code, and card number’s last 4 digits (right side of page).
- Click “Get Started.”
- Invite people to apply with a special web link, email, Facebook post or Twitter post.
If the Chase Sapphire Reserve referral bonus happens again, your friends can use your referral link to apply for the card. Asking them to do so is definitely worthwhile too. It doesn’t cost you anything, and if you hit the 50,000-point maximum each year, that would put an extra $750 toward travel in your pocket. And that more than offsets the card’s $450 annual fee. Don’t expect to see any bonus points right away, though. It might take one to two billing cycles for them to post to your account.