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Chase offered to convert my Freedom card to a Sapphire. However, I checked online and found that if I just open the Sapphire I get 10k points right off the bat, worth 100 bucks, I think they said. They don't give you the 10k points if you convert an existing account. So I applied for a Sapphire and intend to keep my Freedom card, too.
Does anyone know anything more about the Sapphire card? Doesn't seem to designate (at least not on front of card) as Visa/MC/Amex, etc. Must use one of the established networks to process transactions. I wonder if merchants will be freaked out by an unfamiliar card.
BTW, rebate on Sapphire is 1% except for tickets you buy through their website, then it's 2%. Not as good a deal as Chase Freedom, Amex Blue Cash, Fidelity Amex, Schwab World MC, etc.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.