[Emily and I do NOT get a referral for any of the Chase Ink cards in this post. This offer for 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points requires $5,000 less minimum spending than my affiliate link for the Chase Ink Plus & Chase Ink Bold which currently pays one of the highest commissions, but requires double the minimum spending $10,000.]
Note: I just switched web hosts yesterday and am still ironing out the kinks. One of those kinks is that only the links on this page go directly to the better offer for the Chase Ink cards. So don’t use the links anywhere else on the blog for the Chase Ink cards because they may not go to the $5,000 minimum spending offer. I’ll fix those as soon as I can figure out how (sometime tomorrow)!
Another kink is that I can’t attach screenshots of the offer either.
Link: Chase Ink Classic
Link: Chase Ink Cash
I shared a rumor earlier that the $10,000 minimum spending on the Chase Ink Plus was likely to decrease to $5,000 within 3 months. I also explained the likely marketing and business reasons why this was very likely to happen and urged folks to hold off their Chase Ink application for a week. After all, less minimum spending can only be a good thing, even if I don’t earn a commission.
I like sharing only the best credit card information on the blog – regardless of whether it pays me a commission or not. The Chase Ink Plus & Ink Bold currently pays the highest commission, but the $5,000 minimum spending requirement version directly from the Chase website is currently the better deal.
Even better, the minimum spending on the Chase Ink Bold also dropped! I’ll admit to not predicting this and thought that it would remain at $10,000 within 3 months to differentiate the Ink Bold from the Ink Plus.
I suspect that my links should change to the lower spending requirement in a few days, but don’t let that stop you from applying for the better offer from the Chase website.
You can apply for the Chase Ink Plus even if you already have a Chase Ink Bold card. And you often can get 1 Chase personal card and 1 business card on the same day, though you have to call the reconsideration department to get approved.
I don’t know how long this will last, but suspect it should be for at least a few months. If you do apply, take a screenshot of the offer, just in case you need it later.
The highlights of the Chase Ink Bold & Chase Ink Plus are the 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points sign-up bonus which can be transferred to many different airlines or hotels (including United or Hyatt), the 5X points on telecommunication and office supply stores, 2X points on gas and hotels, and no foreign transaction fees.
My affiliate links are moderately better for the Chase Ink Classic and Cash, since you get 25,000 points (compared to 20,000 points with the offer on the Chase website), but have to spend $2,000 more. But focus on the Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus first!
The lower spending requirement of $5,000 within 3 months makes the Chase Ink Bold & Ink Plus even better!