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Chase Sapphire Reserve Approval, Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Platinum, Chase Sapphire Reserve Upgrade, Best Cards for Amex Offers, & More

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Written by Charlie

Read the posts about the Chase Sapphire Reserve approval, card comparisons with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, upgrading to the Chase Sapphire Reserve and more!

Posting was very light here at Running with Miles this week. We had a loss in the family and I had traveled to the US for the funeral. It gave me another reason to be very thankful for miles and points! Thank you to those of you who offered your condolences and support – I really appreciated it!

Miles, Points, and Travel

This week was a big week for mile and point lovers with the public roll-out of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, definitely the best card offer in a long time. Check out some of the posts from the past couple of weeks below. Because this summary is covering a couple of weeks, I am working backwards with the newest posts at the top.

Those are the major posts. To see other posts about Amex Offers and more, check out this link here.

It is good to be back home and to get into a routine again! I had a lot of posts that I had wanted to put out this past week but was not able to find the time with the family situation. So, they will be out this week! Also, I have a special introduction to make soon as well that I think you all will appreciate!

Thanks for all of your support and readership!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • Hello Charlie,

    Thanks very much for your blog.
    I am curious about your and anyone’s input on the following re denied application for the CSR card:
    Denied due to 9/24. Credit score 765. Income 120K.
    Already have CSP.
    Will drop to 4/24 by Jan 2017. Will re-apply for CSR then.
    Any insight whether closing the CSP (with a 50K credit line) would be an advantage?

    Thanks – Mark

    • I definitely would not close the CSP! Keep it open. You could ask them to lower some of the credit line on that account. Or, just apply and if you get denied, call in offering to move credit over to the CSR from the CSP. All you need is a minimum of a $10K line to get the CSR. Once you get approved, I would change the CSP to either a Freedom Unlimited or the regular Freedom card.