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Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Now One of the Best for Theme Park Tickets

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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. 

Ticket Details

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.

You can find multiple types of theme park tickets on the Chase travel portal. Image Credit: Chase

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 the Chase travel 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.

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Then, in the toolbar at the top, you’ll hit Earn/Use and Travel.

Image Credit: Chase

From here, you’ll select Things to Do.

Image Credit: Chase

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!

Bottom Line

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.

About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


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December 10, 2021

Do you know if this still is the case since Chase changed their travel portal provider? I tried both online and calling and was unable to purchase tickets to Universal Studios, Florida with Chase Ultimate Rewards Points. The only option they offered was to just redeem my points for cash and buy the tickets directly. Any ideas?

Krista Dalpiaz

December 12, 2021

The “Things to do” button seems to have been replaced by Activities button.

Lauren C

January 02, 2022

And the Universal tickets seem to be gone as an option. Has anyone found Universal tickets in the new portal? I have not been able to find anything except Legoland since the new UR portal went live.

Christine Krzyszton

January 05, 2022

Hi Krista. It appears that different cards have different portal options during the roll out of the new portal. An update was posted at the beginning of the article. When I log in with my Freedom Flex card, for example, I see the portal with “Activities” versus “Things to Do” and there is no option for Universal theme park tickets. When I select my Chase Sapphire Reserve card Ultimate Rewards account, under “Things to do” in the travel section I typed in “Universal Studios Florida”. The first option that came up was Universal Orlando theme park tickets. There was an option to buy, an option to use Ultimate Rewards points, or I could select a combination of both.


January 19, 2022

How were you able to log in to different card accounts? I am trying to purchase Universal tickets after saving up for them for months and now I seem to only have access to this “new portal” that does not have them available. There seems to only be one log in option for me.

Christine Krzyszton

January 19, 2022

Hi Brandy. I just selected a different card after log in. I logged in to my Chase card account and selected my CSR and then “redeem” and it took me to the old portal. I went back to my card account and selected the Freedom Flex which took me to the new portal.

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