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- Link: Chase Ink Bold
- Link: Chase Ink Plus
- Link: How to Fill Out a Chase Business Card Application
The sign-up bonus on the Chase Ink Plus and the Chase Ink Bold has increased to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points – from 50,000 points – after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months. The $95 annual fee is waived for the 1st year.
There was a 60,000 point offer for the Chase Ink Plus and the Chase Ink Bold in June last year, but it lasted for about a week. And the sign-up bonus at one point for the Ink Bold was $10,000 within 3 months, so the special offer for 60,000 points after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months is a good offer!
The Chase Ink cards used to be issued as MasterCards, but are now issued as Visa cards. Folks are reporting that the Visa cards are considered different products and it may be possible to get the Visa version of the Ink cards as well. The Visa versions get you additional discounts in the Visa Savings Edge program.
Why I Like the Ink Plus and Ink Bold
Emily and I both have the Chase Ink Plus and the Chase Ink Bold and they are among our favorite cards!
The Chase Ink Plus & Ink Bold are among my favorite cards because:
- You earn 5X points for cable/internet/telecom purchases and for purchases from office supply stores
- You earn 2X points for gas & hotel purchases
- There are NO foreign transaction fees
- Points never expire and can be transferred to United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, Ritz Carlton, Korean Air, Southwest, and Amtrak
- The main difference between both cards is the Chase Ink Plus is a credit card while the Chase Ink Bold® is a charge card. This means that you have to pay the balance on your Chase Ink Bold in full (which you should be doing in any case!), but can roll over the balance on the Chase Ink Plus (not recommended because of the high interest fees).
Chase Ink Cash
The sign-up bonus on the Chase Ink Cash has increased to 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points – from 20,000 points – after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. This is one of the largest sign-up bonuses which I’ve seen for the Chase Ink Cash card. You get 30,000 Ultimate Rewards points which you can redeem for cash back (which is why the offer says $300 below) or transfer to airlines or hotels if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred®, Chase Ink Bold or the Chase Ink Plus.
The Chase Ink Cash has NO annual fee, but you get 5X Ultimate Rewards points or 5% cash back at office supply stores and for cable/internet/telecom only for $25,000 in annual spending per year at Office Supply stores.
The Ink Cash offers 2x points for spending at gas stations and restaurants.
You can’t transfer points from the Ink Cash directly to airline or hotel partners. But you can transfer the Ultimate Rewards points to the Chase Sapphire Preferred®, Chase Ink Bold or the Chase Ink Plus card and from there to airline or hotel partners such as Hyatt or United.
If you were going to apply for the cards, the extra 10,000 points on the Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Cash could make it worth applying before this offer ends.
Are you going to apply for the Ink cards with the higher sign-up bonus?
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