Sometimes I think that if I had a superpower, it would be procrastination. I was the one pulling an all-nighter to write a term paper I had months to prepare. Even today, I sat in front of the computer for hours before I finally pulled myself together and started to write this post. It drives Sharon crazy (Note from Sharon: Mmmm hmmm…), but I just can’t help it.
Unfortunately, putting things off, even if only for minutes, can cause you to miss out on the travel deal of the year. I’ve learned to deal with the fact I’ll never be able to pull the trigger on the spur of the moment trip to New Zealand, even if the price is one that I’ll never see again.
Some travel deals last for longer amounts of time, like days or weeks and I’ll go back and forth about whether I want to participate.
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Many credit cards offer access to a concierge. “So what?” you might ask (I know that’s what Sharon would say) (Note from Sharon: Yup!). Well, a concierge may be able to help with your vacation plans or get tickets for shows or concerts you couldn’t get yourself. Being an obsessive planner, I never found much value added by talking to a concierge. They’ve often just sent me cut and paste lists from Yelp! or TripAdvisor, and that’s something I can do myself. But if you’re the type that’s too busy to look up good restaurants in San Francisco near your hotel, this might be an excellent service for you.
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The Sapphire Reserve is Chase’s premium travel credit card. It provides an unmatched combination of points earning and travel insurance coverage. When it comes to travel perks included with the card, it’s right in the pack with other cards offering a Priority Pass membership and Global Entry reimbursement. Many of the other travel benefits supplied by the card come from it being a VISA Infinite card, some of them being premier level membership with several rental car companies.
If you’re interested in signing up for a Chase Sapphire Reserve or just want to hear more about the card, check out our full review.
To find out what benefits the Sapphire Reserve provides, it’s necessary to log into your Chase account. If you have more than one Chase card, click on the Sapphire Reserve and then open the drop-down box “Things you can do”
Clicking on card benefits takes you a page showing several benefits of the card:
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While I have many credit cards, the majority of them don’t get used on a regular basis. Occasionally they’ll get pulled out of the drawer when I get a specific bonus offer or if I need to use it to buy airfare so I can get a free checked bag, but there are only a few cards that earn an everyday spot in the wallet.
I recently realized that while this card has stayed in rotation since I’ve had it, I never wrote about all of the benefits the card provides.
I’m speaking of the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Here’s my review of the card that shook up the travel credit card market when it was introduced in 2016 (The card, not my review). You can also check out my articles about how happy I was when I finally got the card or why I decided to keep it past the first year.
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Silvercar. My most favorite car rental company. I’m a huge fan of so many of the things they do to make renting a car more enjoyable. I’ve never felt they were out to wring every penny out of me when I rented a car from them. Sure, their cars are more expensive than the other guys. However as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”
So what makes Silvercar so different than all of the other car rental companies?
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