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Credit Card Updates: 50,000 Points Chase Ink Bold & 50,000 Points Chase Southwest Premier Personal

Credit Card Updates: 50,000 Points Chase Ink Bold  & 50,000 Points Chase Southwest Premier Personal

Million Mile SecretsCredit Card Updates: 50,000 Points Chase Ink Bold  & 50,000 Points Chase Southwest Premier PersonalMillion Mile Secrets Team

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1.  Chase Ink Bold.   My affiliate links for the Chase Ink Bold haven’t been working since the last few days.  The affiliate marketing company very helpfully suggested telling folks to apply for the Ink Plus instead (they earn a commission when I earn one).

Update:  My affiliate links to the Chase Ink Bold are working again.  Thanks to everyone who uses them!

But the links to the Chase Ink Bold are still working when you go to the Chase website and use the links on the Chase website. I’ve redirected the links to the Ink Bold on the blog – in the Hot Deals – credit card pages – to those on the Chase website.  I don’t get a commission when you apply for the Ink Bold on the Chase website, but that’s better than dead links on the blog.

I don’t suggest applying for the Chase Ink Plus until November 14, because it is likely that we’ll see a reduced spending offer on the Ink Plus.  Chase usually matches you to the better offer if you applied within the last 90 days, but that could stop anytime.

So it could be better to wait 10 days to apply for the Ink Plus, unless you’re not worried about meeting the $10,000 within 3 months spending requirement or plan on using American Express Bluebird to meet the minimum spending requirements and can’t wait to get started!

2.  Chase Southwest Premier.  On October 8, I wrote that my favorite credit card offer for domestic travel – the Chase Southwest 50,000 point cards – was back.

However, only the Plus version of the credit card offered 50,000 points, but the Premier version still offered only 25,000 points.

Well, many thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Wes for letting me know that the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier personal credit card is again offering a 50,000 point sign-up bonus up to December 6, 2012.

I love the Southwest cards because ~$835 in free Southwest flights makes this the card with the best sign-on bonus for domestic US travel!

Even better, the points from the credit card sign-up bonus have been counting towards the Southwest Companion Pass.

The Southwest Companion Pass is the best airline perk because it lets a companion travel with you for free whenever you travel on Southwest.  It doesn’t matter if your flight is booked with points or paid for with cash – your companion flies free!

You need 110,000 Companion Pass qualifying points in a calendar year to qualify for the Companion Pass.  I earned my Companion Pass in 2011 from 2 Chase Southwest credit card sign-up bonuses of 50,000 points each and from transferring hotel points to earn the balance 10,000 points needed for the Companion Pass.

Her’s an earlier post on how get the extra 10,000 points for the companion pass, once you get 100,000 Southwest points from the credit card sign-up bonus.

Please comment if you know of a link to the Business version of the Southwest Premier card with 50,000 points!

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And Chase sent the wrong card! They sent the regular Visa that did not have all of the benefits. A call to them straightened it out and they will be sending the right one out. It pays to review your paperwork before you activate your card!

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@Wes – As long as they let you keep the 32 extra credits. 🙂

Had to call the recon line because I’ve had so many Chase cards lately but was approved after shifting 10K from my Airtran card to the new Southwest Business card. So both Southwest cards and the 32 credit Airtran card should have me flying free for quite a while.

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@Wes – Glad it worked out!

Thanks @Daraius but I never could find a link to the business card version…

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@Wes – There’s a link to the 50K Southwest Plus in the “Hot Deals” tab.

whoops… looks like you were answering the question (same as @Ryan Thompson) as I was asking it.

Is it possible for two people to get the 50,000 and combine points to meet the 110,000 requirement for Southwest? If we aren’t comfortable opening and business card.

For instance, could my wife and I both open a card and get the 50,000 each… then transfer from one account to the other. Would that count towards the companion pass? Then we’d only have to find 10,000 more. Or do transfers not count?

Thanks for any insight!

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