Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

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Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby Whatamuji » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:15 pm

I've noticed at work that some CSP's are heavier and thicker than other CSP's. And I'm wondering if that's because one is Visa Signature and the other is not. Or could it be that the newer cards have less metal in them than previous iterations of the card?
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:52 pm

There is a similar-looking card, Chase Sapphire (but not Preferred). It could be that.
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby Whatamuji » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:59 am

Yeah I've seen that card once before but this was definitely a CSP. However I'll take a closer look at it next time.
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:13 am

Whatamuji wrote:Yeah I've seen that card once before but this was definitely a CSP. However I'll take a closer look at it next time.

I'm pretty sure that all CSP cards are Visa Sig. I can't think of any prime AF Visas that aren't, really, and I see nothing in the terms that says they might issue a lower-tier card. Sallie Mae has that language and I got the lower tier. It sounds like manufacturing variations. My card is darker than CSP looks in ads.

Some customers might also be requesting plastic cards because they are lighter or more comfortable for people who sit on their wallets.
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby Whatamuji » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:33 am

Yes the CSP is much darker in person than the pictures show. I didn't think you could request a plastic version of the card. But I suppose that's possible and hopefully that's the case. I wouldn't want Chase to start getting skimpy on the CSP on material quality before I get mine.
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:45 am

Whatamuji wrote:Yes the CSP is much darker in person than the pictures show. I didn't think you could request a plastic version of the card. But I suppose that's possible and hopefully that's the case. I wouldn't want Chase to start getting skimpy on the CSP on material quality before I get mine.

Well, it still offers a fair value for $95 if you spend on UR cards regularly. Plastic wouldn't bother me. I'd much rather have a plastic CSP than a metal Venture.
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby Whatamuji » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:56 pm

Oh most definitely. If they did change the material it's made out of I still would get the card anyways since the UR is worth it.
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby slipper » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:07 am

I'm pretty sure all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards are Visa Signature, with a minimum of $5,000 spend, 15.99% APR, and made of metal.

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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby JonE » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:25 am

Didn't they also do away with the non-preferred version of the Sapphire? I remember hearing something like that. I'm not one to get into material or cosmetic aspects of a particular card, but the metal thing is kinda cool. :cool:
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Re: Are all Chase Sapphire Preferred cards Visa Signature?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:03 am

JonE wrote:Didn't they also do away with the non-preferred version of the Sapphire? I remember hearing something like that. I'm not one to get into material or cosmetic aspects of a particular card, but the metal thing is kinda cool. :cool:

Even after Chase removed it from their website, a few people were able to PC CSP into CS. I don't know if that's still permitted.
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