Chase Sapphire Cards Earn More On Grocery Purchases Through April 30, 2021

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This morning Chase announced that starting in November both the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® will earn more points on grocery store purchases.

Between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021,

The Sapphire Reserve has already been letting cardmembers use gas and grocery spend towards its $300 annual travel credit in 2020.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is especially attractive right now with its $95 annual fee and offer to earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This limited-time offer ends November 8, 2020.

In addition to transferring points to airline miles and hotel points, both cards also let you redeem for outsized value (1.5 cents a point for Reserve, 1.25 cents a point for Preferred) through the Pay Yourself Back feature on grocery, dining, home improvement purchases and contributions to select charities through April 30, 2021 and through the new Ultimate Rewards Dining Hub through April 30, 2021 as well.

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  1. My wife signed up for Freedom Flex and she is getting 5X on groceries until Sept. Then I’ll sign up for the card and get 5X for another year.

  2. Nice. We’re not eating out so much and doing more home meals, so that works well for us.

    BTW great J class award availability worldwide, do you think it’s safe to start planning a trip for next summer, assuming Covid vaccine is out and effective?

  3. Meh, why does Chase think they can justify a $550 annual fee with a string of limited-time promos? This one is pretty lame; worse than their own free cards. Anyone who is serious about maximising their organic spend already has the Amex BCP or Gold. I guess this is good for MS for those already maxing their category limits but I don’t live in a good area for that

  4. @Kimmie A – I’m planning international trips for second half of 2021, (a) I think there’s a strong chance of normalcy [or at least with vaccination proof] and (b) mileage redemptions are generally flexible enough to cancel at modest cost

  5. I don’t know why anyone would keep CSR right now. They’re offering 5% for a year at grocery, 3% restaurant & 3% pharmacy on Chase’s new NO FEE Freedom Flex.

    Yes, CSR includes 3% travel & free PP lounge visits, but most of us won’t be doing any significant traveling again until 2022.

    I thought for sure CSR would bring restaurants to 5% to match Prestige and also try to justify why we should hang on to a $450 AF card. Since their no AF Flex card is also offering 5% at groceries, why not also add that? Even with those two increases, I’m not sure the costs justifiy keeping CSR, but I bet most of us would.

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