While not widely reported, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has now become one of the best cards for your theme park ticket purchases. Cardholders can earn Ultimate Rewards points for many popular amusement park and tourist attraction ticket purchases with one of the highest earn rates across the points landscape. Let’s take a look.
Update:Chase is gradually migrating its customers to a revamped Chase travel portal. Travelers can still use the existing portal to purchase tickets but they are not available on the new portal at this time.
In the past, people have used creative ways in order to score discounts on their theme park tickets. This includes buying discounted gift cards, stacking with the United MileagePlus X app, and more. But since the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has seen a refresh of its benefits, it has now leaped to the forefront when it comes to purchasing your theme park tickets.
Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders now earns 5x Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent on travel booked via the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal. Do you know what you can buy on the Chase travel portal? Theme park tickets.
Universal, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens — you’ll see them all on Chase’s travel portal.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find Disney tickets on this site, or at least not for any U.S. Disney parks, but otherwise, there is a wide selection of popular theme parks to choose from.
Of course, the Chase travel portal also sells tours and other things to do, all of which will now qualify for 5x earnings when purchased with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card.
Hot Tip: While you may see the option to redeem points for your ticket purchase at a rate of 1.25 cents per point, we value Ultimate Rewards points at a higher 2 cents per point when redeemed with airline and hotel transfer partners. Check out our guide to the best ways to redeem your Ultimate Rewards points for maximum value.
In addition to that 5x earning, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has a number of new benefits, including:
- 3x points per dollar on dining (up from 2x)
- 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs)
- 3x points on select streaming services, including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Netflix, Sling, Vudu, Fubo TV, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube TV
- $50 annual hotel credit for stays purchased via the Chase travel portal
Using the Chase Travel Portal
In order to navigate to the Chase travel portal, you’ll first need to sign in to your account. You can then click on your card account and navigate to the Chase Ultimate Rewards section, which will either say Redeem or Earn more, depending on how many points you’ve got in your account.
Then, in the toolbar at the top, you’ll hit Earn/Use and Travel.
From here, you’ll select Things to Do.
As you can see above, you’ll be able to enter your city and travel dates. Chase will then search activities and deliver your results. That’s it!
The refresh of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card has helped it jumped straight to the front of the line when it comes to earning Ultimate Rewards points from purchasing theme park tickets. Whether you’re looking for a trip to Universal Orlando or a day spent at SeaWorld, 5x bonus points on your tickets (and other activities) are best-in-class.
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