Update: This offer is no longer available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!
Update: The Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus cards are no longer available for new sign-ups.
You only have 1 week left to apply for the Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus 60,000 point sign-up offers, and the Chase Ink Cash 30,000 point offer.
Chase has let us know this offer will definitely end on June 1, 2014. So if you’re considering these cards, this is a good time to apply. That’s because the regular offer is for fewer bonus points with a higher minimum spending requirement.
Why Should You Consider a Chase Ink Card?
Link: Chase Ink Bold
Link: Chase Ink Plus
Link: Chase Ink Cash
The Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Bold are some of my favorite cards.
At the beginning of the month, the sign-up bonus on both cards increased to 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Usually, the sign-up bonus is only 50,000 points. With these cards, you get:
- 60,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months
- 5 points for every $1 you spend on cable, internet, and telecom
- 2 points for every $1 you spend on gas and hotels
- 1 points for every $1 you spend on everything else
- No foreign currency fees
- Points never expire and can be transferred to United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, Ritz-Carlton, Korean Air, and Southwest.
- $95 annual fee, waived for the 1st year
At 1 point, the spending requirement for the Ink Bold was $10,000 in the 1st 3 months, so this offer for 60,000 points after spending $5,000 within the 1st 3 months is a good deal.
If you don’t want to transfer to airlines and hotels, the 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points can also be used for at least $600 in gift cards and $750 towards travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal.
The Chase Ink cards used to be issued as MasterCards, but are now issued as Visa cards. Readers have reported 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.
There’s also the Chase Ink Cash card, which has a 30,000 point sign-up bonus (usually it’s 20,000 points). This is 1 of the largest sign-up bonuses which I’ve seen for the Chase Ink Cash card. You get:
- 30,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the 1st 3 months
- 5 points (5% cash back) for every $1 you spend on cable, internet, and telecom
- 2 points (2% cash back) for every $1 you spend at gas stations and restaurants
- 1 point (1% cash back) for every $1 you spend on everything else
- No annual fee
You can NOT transfer points from the Ink Cash directly to airline or hotel partners. But you can transfer the Chase 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 Airlines.
If you’re still considering these cards, don’t leave it until the last day. Sometimes banks take offers down early!
The increased Chase Ink sign-up offers will end on June 1, 2014.
This is a good deal because the offers are normally lower (50,000 for the Ink Bold and Ink Plus, 20,000 for the Ink Cash) after meeting minimum spending. And you can do a lot of Big Travel with Small Money with Chase Ultimate Rewards points!
Did you take advantage of the Chase Ink increased bonus?