Chase Ultimate Rewards emerged as a steady competitor to the industry giant American Express Membership Rewards a few years ago, with its strong group of transfer partners. Now, Chase has announced that Singapore Airlines is now a transfer partner of its Ultimate Rewards program, making the program that much stronger. Let’s dig into the details, and check out some of the program features of Chase Ultimate Rewards, shall we?
New Transfer Partner
Singapore Airlines is now a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, which is great news for those of you with a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (or one of the business card products Ink Bold or Ink Plus). This makes the 11th transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, following United, Southwest, British Airways, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG Hotels, Ritz-Carlton, and Amtrak.
Singapore Airlines is interesting, as it is now the third airline, after British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, that is a transfer partner in all three ‘major’ programs- Ultimate Rewards, Membership Rewards, and SPG.
Singapore flies from Housotn, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, to places like Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, Seoul, and Tokyo.
Chase Ultimate Rewards is an amazing transfer program. With their partners, you can transfer one Chase Ultimate Reward point for every mile in the program you are transferring to. Everything is 1:1! The flexibility of the partners really makes things great, as well. With at least one major carrier in each alliance, as well as major hotel and rail brands, makes all of your potential travel covered by the Chase Ultimate Rewards Program.
Their card product are equally as impressive. The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which offers 40,000 miles for spending $3,000 in three months, is a powerhouse. You receive double points on all travel and dining spend (and three times the points on the first Fridays of each month), as well as a 7% points dividend at the end of each year which is based on your spend each calendar year. This is an awesome incentive to use this card as much as possible!
Furthermore, since the card is a Visa Signature card, you’ll receive awesome benefits like purchase protection and access to the Visa Signature Hotels collection, which you can couple with various statuses to really make your hotel stays exemplary!
Finally, you can double (or triple (or quadruple)) up on cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points, combining them into one tidy account! Your Ink Bold and Ink Plus business cards earn these points as well (and their sign up bonus equally as large), and if you have the Chase Freedom credit card you’ll see your cash back converted into Ultimate Rewards points if you’d like.
This is quite a nice move by Ultimate Rewards, adding so much to their already strong program. More and more transfer partners only make things better for the customer, which is what a company like Chase should be doing. Now, will we see an additional hotel partner in the future? Only time will tell. Does this make you want to apply for a Chase credit card more? Let us know in the comments!