Chase cardmembers can rejoice over newly added benefits to some of its most popular credit cards. While the new benefits will be loved by many, will Chase authorized users have access to them?
Chase recently formed partnerships with Lyft and DoorDash, adding valuable travel and dining benefits. Chase Sapphire, Freedom, Slate and Ink cardmembers will gain access to new benefits starting January 12, 2020.
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Chase Sapphire Reserve® will see the most benefits, with a one-year membership to Lyft Pink, along with 10X points on Lyft rides and up to $120 in statement credits on DoorDash purchases. Other Chase cards listed will earn 5X points on Lyft rides.
Don’t forget about the addition of DoorDash’s DashPass membership. DoorDash has created a new subscription service, and several Chase cards now come will complimentary membership. The length of the membership is between three months and two years, depending on which card you have.
What about Chase authorized users? Do all of these benefits apply to authorized user cards too? Let’s walk through each benefit separately to see who qualifies for each one.
Lyft Pink Membership
Lyft’s new membership program is called Lyft Pink. Sapphire Reserve cardmember can activate a one-year membership to Lyft Pink. The program offers preferred pricing, with up to 15% off rides, priority airport pickups, easy cancellations, and up to three free 30-minute bike and scooter rides monthly.
Unfortunately, access to Lyft Pink is limited to one per credit card account. An account can be registered in the name of the primary cardmember or an authorized user, whoever activates it first.
Bonus points for Lyft Rides
All Lyft rides through March 2022 will earn both primary cardmembers and authorized users bonus points or cash back. Sapphire Reserve cardmembers earn 10X points on Lyft rides. Other Sapphire cards, along with Freedom and Ink credit cards, earn either 5X points or 5% cash back.
How to Activate Your Lyft Benefit
Chase cardholders will see their Lyft benefits awarded automatically when using their cards. More information available in this Lyft blog post.
DoorDash Statement Credits
Sapphire Reserve cardmembers can also earn statement credits of up to $60 in 2020 and $60 in 2021 on DoorDash purchases. This benefit is per credit card account, so authorized users don’t get additional credits.
DoorDash is offering membership to its new subscription service, DashPass, for select Chase cardmembers. DashPass comes with unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees and reduced service fees on orders over $12.
Sapphire Reserve and Preferred cardmembers have access for a minimum of one year. Chase Freedom and Slate cardmembers will receive a DashPass membership for three months free, followed by a discounted 50% membership price the next nine months. The complimentary DashPass membership must be activated by December 31, 2021.
This benefit is available both to primary cardmembers and authorized users.
If you have a credit card, most likely, you have the option to add an authorized user to your account. They will receive their own card, but they are tied to your account. Being an authorized user on a credit card is a great way to share card benefits (when applicable) and earn points and miles quicker. There’s typically a fee charge to add an authorized user to an account.
How To Activate Your DoorDash Benefit
Chase cardholders can click through this link to activate their DoorDash benefit.
Upgrading Your Chase Credit Card
Frequent ride-share and food-delivery users can potentially save hundreds from these new Chase credit card benefits. Consider upgrading to Sapphire if you have a Chase Freedom®, Chase Freedom Unlimited® or any of the Chase Slate cards. If you’ve never used a Chase credit card, now is the time to take advantage of these premier travel credit cards.
1. Chase Freedom Unlimited®
Chase Freedom Unlimited is the perfect rewards card to give you just a little extra back for all of those purchases that do not fall into the popular spending categories like dining or groceries. The Freedom Unlimited gives you 1.5 Ultimate Rewards point per dollar spent on everything.
- Annual Fee: $0
- Value: 1.5X points cash back on all purchases
- Sign-Up Bonus: $150 bonus after spending $500 during the first three billing cycles
- Pro: 0% intro APR on balance transfers and purchases for 15 months
- Con: Better cash-back cards for spending in other categories
2. Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
If you aren’t ready for the hefty annual fee that comes with premium cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred may be the next best thing. The Chase Sapphire Preferred features a lower annual fee ($95) and many perks. New cardholders can earn up to $750 in travel when they spend $4,000 in their first three months. Earn 2X points on travel and dining and 1 point per dollar spent on other purchases. Points go 25% further when redeemed on travel. Plus, this card has no foreign transaction fee, so you can use it freely on your trip to Tuscany.
- Annual Fee: $95
- Value: 2x points on travel and dining
- Sign-Up Bonus: 60,000 points after spending $4,000 during the first three billing cycles
- Pro: No blackout dates for point redemption
- Con: High spending threshold to reach sigh-up bonus
3. Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Earn up to $750 worth of travel after spending $4,000 within your first three months of opening the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Your points are worth 50% more when you redeem them for travel, and you will receive a $300 travel credit each year. The Sapphire Reserve packs in a lot of benefits for its $550 annual fee, including access to airport lounges with Priority Pass, zero foreign transaction fees, 3X points on dining and a $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check.
- Annual Fee: $550
- Rewards Rate: 3X points on travel and dining
- Sign-Up Bonus: 50,000 points after spending $4,000 during the first three billing cycles
- Pro: $300 annual travel credit
- Con: Approvals are challenging with Chase’s 5/24 rule