Author Topic: Timing of rewards card cancellation  (Read 1069 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Timing of rewards card cancellation
« on: January 01, 2015, 01:26:00 PM »
Last year I got a Chase Sapphire Preferred card to take advantage of the big sign-up bonus. I want to cancel the card soon (or downgrade it to regular old Sapphire) so that I don't have to pay the annual fee once it kicks in at the one-year mark.

I'm wondering when I should cancel the card. Do I wait until the annual fee is posted and then call to cancel the card and get the fee removed, or do I need to cancel the card before the annual fee is posted?

Thanks for any guidance!


  • Handlebar Stache
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Re: Timing of rewards card cancellation
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 02:03:35 PM »
Generally it's easier before the annual fee hits your account. Be sure to collect all rewards you have earned, & pay your account in full.