For any travelpreneur, at least one go-to credit card in your wallet is a necessity, so why not go with the best? The Chase Sapphire Preferred® has everything you need and more!
With an incredible sign-up bonus of 50,000 points, when you spend at least $4,000 in the first 3 months of opening the account, you can leverage the +$500 of free travel money for flights, rental cars, or hotels.
The points are normally worth 1 cent apiece, but if you redeem them through their online travel booking platform Chase Ultimate Rewards®, the points can be worth as much as $625.
By putting every expense on the card for the first 3 months, you can easily reach the minimum spend of $4,000, and by paying off the balance in full each month, you are essentially receiving free travel money. Who doesn’t like free travel money?!
To sweeten the deal, you can also earn an extra 5,000 points upon signup by adding an authorized user to the card and the bonus is yours when they make their first purchase. So, whether you want to add your wife, husband, mother, father, sibling, grandparent, etc…Chase makes it easy to earn 55,000 points upon sign-up.
But wait, there’s more!!
The annual fee is normally $95 a year, but because Chase wants as many people as possible to take advantage of this deal, they are waiving the introductory annual fee for the first year! You pay nothing to sign-up, as a matter of fact you are technically getting paid to sign-up with all of the bonus points that you have the opportunity to earn.
What makes this card so valuable to travelpreneurs is that there are no foreign transaction fees. So when you’re off exploring the world and running your location-independent business, you are not being nickeled and dimed by a financial institution on every little transaction. Whether you’re at dinner on the coast of France, or paying for your hotel in Australia, not only will you receive the current exchange rate with no transaction fees, but you will also receive 2 points per $1 spent on travel and dining at restaurants, while receiving 1 point on every other dollar spent.
Not only do you get all the great benefits listed above, but the card has spectacular customer service and support. Transaction disputes, payments, and questions are a direct phone call away. Gone are the days of phone operators and long wait times, this card allows you to speak directly with a real person at the push of a button 24/7. Now THAT is how customer service should be!
If you have a credit score of +700, you should be approved quickly and start racking up those travel points in no-time!
The reason for this article today is that I have had multiple ask me for credit card recommendations and I wanted to share my personal favorite, and at the same time allow you to take advantage of the free travel money that can be had by signing up and spending wisely with this card. I have personally been a Chase Sapphire Preferred® member for more than 18 months and it is the go-to credit card in my wallet for both my everyday spending and traveling.
Not only will you be able to earn a bunch of points towards your next great travel adventure, but you will also help me earn 10,000 points towards my travels, which is greatly appreciated! 🙂
If you have any questions or concerns related to the card, please do not hesitate to ask me below in the comments.