jester33 wrote:The card is being shipped to me as we speak once I called the recon and agreed to lower the explorer card limit. I have another question, I called chase and asked if the card was metal as I am being shipped a preferred version and everything I've read online implies that the card is metal. She acted like I was crazy and that the sapphire preferred version or not is not available in metal and then she placed me on hold to go physically view her managers sapphire preferred to confirm if was metal or plastic and it was plastic, I'm so confused about this and if anyone could shed any light on this I would appreciate it
Congrats on your Sapphire Preffered! So, do you still have the Explorer just with a lower limit? I think it is a sharp looking card.
As far as Sapphire: I have been reading on other forums that indicate that the metal Sapphire Preffered card was a test and that they have switched back to plastic. You won't know until you get it I am afraid. Chase has been taking liberties with their card designs as of late. As you probably already know, the Sapphire cards only have your name on the front; the account number, expiration date and network logo (Visa) are all on the back. Slate has a horrible verticle design that uses the same embossing material (small, almost glued on appearence) used for the Sapphire for name/account number. I made them send me a normal hortizontal Slate card LOL. Chase was also one of the first issuers to make the Visa logo appear without the white border and the first to use the metalic Visa and MasterCard logos on Visa Signature/World Elite MasterCard-that part I love; account number on back and verticle card-not so much. I have to agree that a metal card would be kind of cool though. Now, as I mentioned, when I received my replacement, verticle Slate card last year, I went online through my account management and sent them an email letting them know that I was not impressed by it (I know, I am one of THOSE people). Well, they got back to me within 12 hours to inform me that they sent the horizontal card as I requested. So, if your Sapphire Preferred is plastic when it arrives, go online and email them to see if they have any remaining metal cards in stock and ask if they will send one to you. Never hurts to ask.
Do you have Chase checking as well? I understand that Ultimate Rewards points are hella good when you have the "trifecta" of Freedom/Sapphire/Chase Checking.