I thought I would post that my new EMV Chip equipped Chase Sapphire Preferred Card arrived this afternoon. Realizing that the world is upside down with United’s devaluation inarguably lowers the value of Ultimate Rewards points a tiny bit, I’m still glad it’s here. Pretty fast turnaround from yesterday. Just to put one Chase rep induced rumor to bed, the chip is not somehow “embedded” in the card and not invisible….it looks just like any other chip card.


Well, here it is. I do have to wonder how much longer we will have to wait for true Chip & PIN? Also, they sent a handy little postage paid envelope to return my old card. Has anyone ever tried to destroy one of these things? Yikes!

MJ, November 1, 2013