The Chase Ultimate Rewards portal is a site where Chase credit card holders can redeem rewards points they’ve earned with Chase’s rewards credit cards. Read on to learn the basics of booking travel with your Chase points through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.
What Is the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal?
The Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal can be found on the Chase Ultimate Rewards website and allows users to manage their Chase rewards points. The points can be redeemed for cash back, gift cards, merchandise, travel and more. Travel site Expedia powers the portal search engine to help you find deals on hotels, flights, rental cars, cruises and other vacation activities.
How To Use the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal
The portal works just like any other travel agency website. Once you’ve accessed the travel portion of the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, input the dates you want to travel and whether you need to book a flight, hotel, rental car or all three.
You can also book cruises and special experiences using your points. However, booking a cruise may require a phone call rather than booking via the portal.
When it comes time to pay, you can split your purchase between points and your Chase card. When possible, you want to make sure you are logged in using your card that delivers the highest point value so you can earn the most points. A few to consider using would be the Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred cards.
How Do You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Travel Partners?
Frequent travelers may wish to transfer points to get the best travel deals and achieve elite or top-tier status in the travel rewards program of their choice.
How To Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points
You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points in increments of 1,000 points to a travel partner by following these steps:
- Log in to the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal online or using the app.
- Select “Earn/Use.”
- Select “Transfer to Travel Partners.”
- Select a partner and follow the prompts.
Only certain Chase cards can transfer points to partners. You can check on the site or contact Chase to find out if your card allows this service.
Curious about what airlines partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards that allow point transfers? Current airline partners include:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- British Airways Executive Club
- Emirates Skywards
- Flying Blue Air France KLM
- Iberia Plus
- JetBlue TrueBlue
- Singapore Airlines
- Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
- United MileagePlus
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Hotel partners include:
- World of Hyatt
- IHG Rewards Club
- Marriott Bonvoy
What Chase Credit Cards Let You Earn Travel Rewards?
Chase offers a number of credit cards that let you earn cash back, points for gift cards, merchandise, statement credits or travel rewards. Cashing in your points for travel rewards is often the most lucrative way to use them. This is especially true if you have one of the top-tier Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve cards, which allow you to cash in points at a higher rate than other cards in the Chase line-up.
How many points do you get for travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal? It depends on which Chase card you use, but many cards pay 5x points or 5% cash back.
Here are a few Chase cards that let you book travel through the Travel Rewards portal and a look at how much you can earn in rewards:
- : Pay no annual fee and earn 5% cash back on travel purchased through the Chase Travel Portal, 3% on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants and 1.5% on all other purchases.
- : Earn 5% on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards, 3% on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants and 1% on all other purchases. Plus, earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in quarterly rotating bonus categories. With this card, you will pay no annual fee.
- : Earn 5x points on travel purchased through the Chase Travel Portal. You will also earn 3x on dining and 2x on other travel purchases. There is a annual fee.
- : For an annual fee of , you’ll enjoy 5x points on flights and 10x points on hotel and car rentals when purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards after your first $300 in travel purchases annually.
How Can You Get 5% Back on Chase Travel?
If you want to earn 5% back on Chase travel, a card to consider would be the Chase Freedom Unlimited card. Chase Sapphire Preferred, which offers 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal, would also be a good option.
How Much Are Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Worth When Booking Travel?
In general, Chase rewards points are worth roughly 1 cent per point for most redemption options. But you can increase the point value of your Chase Ultimate Rewards by booking travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal with certain cards.
For instance, how much are 50,000 Chase points worth? Your redemption value will depend on which Chase card’s points you use through the Chase portal:
|Card||Redemption Value Per Point||Redemption Value of 50,000 Points|
|Chase Freedom Unlimited||1 cent||$500|
|Chase Freedom Flex||1 cent||$500|
|Chase Sapphire Preferred||1.25 cents||$625|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve||1.5 cents||$750|
The value of Chase rewards points transferred to a participating Chase airline or hotel partner will depend on the partner’s redemption value for points.
Chase points never expire as long as your account is open and you make your payments on time. So you can keep points in your Chase account until you are ready to use them, whether for travel or some other redemption method.
Andrea Norris contributed to the reporting for this article.
Data is accurate as of June 30, 2023, and is subject to change.
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