Best Way For Families To Deal With New Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass Limits

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A couple of weeks ago we first learned about rumored changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. These changes have now been confirmed, and over the past couple of days cardmembers should have received emails regarding this. Specifically, as of August 26, 2018:

— The card will no longer award 3x points on the first $300 spent on travel each year (which is reimbursed as part of the $300 annual travel credit)
— The card will no longer offer price protection
— Members will be limited to bringing two guests into Priority Pass lounges, rather than being able to bring in unlimited guests

I view all of these changes as being reasonable. It was ridiculously generous that they awarded points on travel spend that was reimbursed, so I can’t blame them for viewing that as an easy cost cutting move, given that Chase is apparently concerned about whether they’ll ever be able to make money on this card.