Advice | September 2, 2016 9:00 am

This Is the Best New Rewards Credit Card in Ages. Get One.

They're literally running out of cards to print them on

Rewards travel experts have long hailed the Chase Sapphire card as the best of the bunch — Brian “The Points Guy” Kelly told us so himself

Today, though, there’s a new chip off the Chase block: the Chase Sapphire Reserve. And it’s so hot that they are literally running out of the material the manufacturer uses to make them: According to industry journal Skift, “the bank didn’t have enough of the special cards — made with a proprietary mix of embedded metals — to meet the demand, so for the time being, it’s sending out regular plastic versions.” 

What makes it so great? 

Spend $4K in the first three months and you’ll get a whopping 100,000 points in return — as Skift points out, that’s worth about $1,500 in Chase travel benefits. You’ll also get $300 in travel-related reimbursements straight onto your statement, 3X points on spending on travel and dining (including Airbnb and Uber), a fee credit for your Global Entry application, and 50% extra spend when you redeem through Chase (which is why those 100,000 points are worth $1,500, not $1,000). 

Interested? Lots are, despite the high annual cost: $450. If that’s not enough to deter you, though, your application is here