I Have to Remove Chase Ink Bold Links on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 am EST

I Have to Remove Chase Ink Bold Links on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 am EST

Million Mile SecretsI Have to Remove Chase Ink Bold Links on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 am ESTMillion Mile Secrets Team

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Link:  Chase Ink Bold with 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 within 3 months.

Link:  Chase Ink Bold Review

I’ve been asked to remove my affiliate links for the Chase Ink Bold which offers a 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 within 3 months by 10:00 am EST on April 18, 2012.

I speculated last week, that Chase would soon ask me to remove my links since the offer on their own website is less generous than the offer available through affiliates.

The current offer on the Chase website for the Ink Bold is for25,000 points after your 1st purchase and another 25,000 points after spending $10,000 within 3 months.

Readers have confirmed that you can get the bonus on the current Chase Ink Bold for a 2nd time even if you had the old version of the Chase Ink Bold (which gave you bonus points for meeting certain spending thresholds) and which was discontinued around November 29, 2011.

The current Chase Ink Bold offers 5X points on telecomunications & office supplies and 2X points on gas and hotels.

Given what happened with the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Freedom, where Chase reduced the offer on their website before reducing the offer for affiliates like me, I’m pretty sure that my link to the Chase Ink Bold will be reduced to the version requiring $10,000 in spending after 10:00 am tomorrow.

See my earlier posts on how to qualify for a business card.  Chase usually lets you get 1 personal and 1 business card at a time, but you have to call to get approved.

Update: I just applied for the card and I called after applying.  I asked the agent to look up my application using my social security number and she asked me questions on my business (how long have I had it, what is my current and expected revenue, and verified my job and income from my job.

After that, she offered to move credit from my Chase Sapphire Preferred or Hyatt cards, but I asked her instead if she could close my British Airways card and move credit from there.  It took me about 5 minutes to get approved.

Chase has also asked me to remove links to the Chase Ink Cash and to the Chase Ink Classic as well.

Link:  Chase Ink Bold with 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $5,000 within 3 months.

Link:  Chase Ink Bold Review

Bottom Line:  While this may seem like bad news, it could actually benefit folks who can now get 25,000 points after just their first purchase.

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I applied for the promo for 50k miles after $5 spend on the last day. My application is still pending. I actually prefer the 25K points after 1st purchase. Anyway that Chase can downgrade the offer if I make the request. I dont think i can make the $5k spend, so the new promo is much better fit for me. Any knowledge or advise ????

Update: Chase is still fighting me on this. Darius, I am sure they paid you a commission already under the offer, but they still want to give me the lower offer. I called in and Chase is researching. I was hesitant on telling them I applied through million mile secrets as I didn't want to tip it off that I am a "churner" (as if they already don't' know) 🙂

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@Eric - Check the Hot Deals or Bank Points Credit Card for a working link to the old offer.

@MattinCLT - Sorry to hear about your issue. Unfortunately, I don't get any personal information along with the affiliate payments so I can't check to see if you applied using my link. I do know that the post had a link to the offer from the Chase website as well, which was the lower offer. Hope you get this sorted out soon.

is there a working 50k/5000 link?

"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy...

He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready"

That's the feeling I get calling Chase reconsideration...

But - Yea ! Just got off the phone with Chase reconsideration and got them to swap out my Southwest Biz for the Ink Bold (that I applied for through your link). Still batting 1000 !

Big difference this time was that rep grilled me about how long business was in existence, gross revenue for 2011, 2010 and projected for 2012, net income from business, how much it was worth, etc...

Luckily we have a long-standing, "real" business, with a high gross and an EIN, but it may be more difficult to pass through the Chase Ink Bold gauntlet for others not in this position.

Just wanted to share my experience and let people know to be prepared for a potential inquisition by Chase on this and have your answers ready before you make the call.

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@Lana - Will do!

@James - No preset limit doesn't mean an unlimited amount of credit. Think how bad that would be for both the banks and consumers if you could charge an unlimited amount of purchases on a card! You have to sign up online for the passes http://www.loungeclub.com/inkcard

@PatMike - Thanks for the update and glad it worked out! Thanks for sharing the questions - I've never been asked such detailed questions, but nice to know what could be asked.

2 questions:

- If the Ink Bold is a charge card, why did you end up with a limit? I don't you don't have one.

- How and when do you get the 2 annual lounge passes? Are these mailed or do you gets them electronically by email?

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