4 reasons to apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card now

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Chase recently launched an increased welcome offer on the Sapphire Preferred card. You can currently earn 80,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of having the card.

Before this change, the sign-up bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred was 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points, with the same minimum spending requirement. The annual fee of $95 is not waived on this offer, as it has been on some previous Sapphire Preferred offers, but increasing the welcome offer by a full 20,000 points is a significant jump, and worth considering.

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Amex Blue Cash Preferred vs. Amex EveryDay Preferred: card comparison

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  • The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express and the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express have similar names and $95 annual fees (See rates), but there are some key differences.
  • While both cards earn bonus rewards at US supermarkets at US gas stations, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express earns cash back, while the Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card earns Amex Membership Rewards points.
  • The Amex EveryDay Preferred is best for those who make at least 30 transactions in a billing period, since it offers
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Why my husband and I both have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card

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When my husband and I started earning credit card travel rewards two years ago, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card was one of the top recommended rewards cards we found. The Chase Sapphire Preferred card was the first card we opened — in fact, we each opened one, and we’re so glad we did. 

I opened the Chase Sapphire Preferred first, when the welcome offers was a waived annual fee for the first year as well as 50,000 points for meeting the minimum spending requirement of $4,000 in three months. Now,

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