Transferring Chase Freedom points to Chase Sapphire Reserve is possible as long as both accounts belong to the same person or members of the same household. Chase does not permit the transfer of rewards points between people who do not live together. To make the transfer, cardholders can use the “Combine Points” feature through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
How to Transfer Chase Freedom Points to Sapphire Reserve:
Log in to your Chase account on the Ultimate Rewards website.
Click on your Chase Freedom card.
Click the “Earn/Use” menu at the top of the page.
Select “Combine Points.”
Click on your Sapphire Reserve card or click “Add Household member” and enter the card number and cardholder’s last name.
Choose the number of points to transfer and submit the request.
Once you submit your transfer request, the points should be instantly transferred from Chase Freedom to Sapphire Reserve.
Transferring Chase Freedom points to Sapphire Reserve makes sense because you’ll be able to redeem those points for 1.5 cents each toward travel after the transfer, compared to just 1 cent each from the Freedom card. In addition, Reserve offers the option to move points to airline and hotel loyalty program partners, while Freedom does not.
There are 9 Chase Sapphire Reserve airline partners, including JetBlue, Southwest and United. Sapphire Reserve cardholders can transfer points to partner airlines’ frequent flyer programs in increments of 1,000, at a rate of one partner mile per Reserve point.
This can be a good option if you already have a lot of miles with a particular airline partner. But not all airlines’ miles have equal value. So some Chase Sapphire Reserve airlines will offer a better deal for your points than others.… read full answer
Chase Sapphire Reserve airline partners:
British Airways Executive Club
AIR FRANCE/KLM Flying Blue
Singapore Airlines Kris Flyer
Southwest Rapid Rewards
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
To transfer points to one of Chase Sapphire Reserve’s airline partners, log in to the Chase Ultimate Rewards site, click “Use Points” and select “Transfer to travel partners.” Then click on the loyalty program you want to use, enter your membership information and choose an amount to transfer. Lastly, double-check everything because all transfers are final.
In addition to its airline partners, Chase lets you transfer points to the loyalty programs of four different hotel chains. And remember that you’re not limited to booking flights with official Chase Sapphire Reserve airline partners. You’ll earn 3 points for every dollar in airfare on any airline when you charge it to your Reserve card. And your $300 annual travel credit can cover any type of airfare too.
The easiest way to redeem Chase Sapphire Reserve points is through your online account. Redemption options include travel, transfer to travel partners, gift cards, cash back, experiences, combine points and more. By far the best Sapphire Reserve points redemption option is travel, as points are worth 1.5 cents each toward travel compared to 1 cent each toward other options. If you don’t want to redeem online, you can always call the number on the back of your card or visit a Chase branch, though a branch won’t book travel for you.… read full answer
Click the “Earn/Use” box at the top of the page to see a dropdown menu of redemption options.
Click on any of the options from the menu to select that type of redemption.
Follow the prompts to select the exact reward you want and how many points you want to redeem.
If you choose to redeem Chase Sapphire Reserve points for travel, you’ll be able to book right through the Ultimate Rewards site, trading your points for flights, hotel stays, cruises and more. Chase says that “some” bookings may require you to spend a minimum number of points.
If you redeem for cash, you can either get a statement credit or a deposit to a U.S. checking or savings account. There is no minimum amount of points you must redeem for cash. If you redeem for a gift card, you’ll have to use a number of points equivalent to the value of the card.
There are also two places you can transfer your Chase Sapphire Reserve points – travel loyalty programs and other Chase cards. Chase has 13 airline and hotel loyalty program partners you can move your points to at a 1:1 ratio. And you can move your points at no cost to another Chase card owned by you or a household member. But you probably won’t want to do that unless you’re gifting the points to someone else, as they’re worth the most toward travel on this card.
There are other ways to redeem your points, too, such as trading them for unique experiences like VIP concert tickets or meals with renowned chefs. Or, you can use Chase Pay or Pay with Points from Amazon to use your points directly when shopping at retailers. It’s a good idea to explore all your options before redeeming.
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