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Easily Track Chase Ink & Sapphire Bonus Categories

Easily Track Chase Ink & Sapphire Bonus Categories

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The Ink Business Cash Credit Card and Ink Business Preferred cards both have limits on how many points you can earn in combined categories each cardmember year.

And now, Chase has made it easier to track exactly how many points you’ve earned year-to-date in each bonus category!

You can also see points-earning by category with the Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards.  And here’s how to track your spending in the 5X bonus categories with the Freedom card.

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Chase Made It Easier to See How Many Points You’ve Earned in Bonus Categories. And How Close You Are to Annual Earning Limits

I’ll show you how it works!

Track Your Bonus Points With Ink Cards

Link:   Ink Cash Business Credit Card

Link:   Chase Ink Business Preferred

Link:   My Review of the Chase Ink Cash

Link:   My Review of the Chase Ink Business Preferred

With the Chase Ink Cash card, you can earn:

  • 5% cash back (5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points) on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services each account anniversary year
  • 2% cash back (2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points) on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at gas stations and restaurants each account anniversary year

If you spent the maximum in the 5X and 2X categories, you could earn a total of 175,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per cardmember year (5 X $25,000 + 2 X $25,000).  Or $1,750 in cash back!

Here’s my review of the card.

And with the Chase Ink Business Preferred card, you get:

  • 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points for every $1 you spend on travel, shipping purchases, internet, cable and phone services, advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines (up to a maximum of $150,000 in combined purchases per account anniversary year)

So it’s possible to earn a total of 450,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points in these bonus categories (3 X $150,000).

Check out my review of the Chase Ink Business Preferred.

If you spend a lot in either card’s bonus categories, you’ll want to know how near you are to the limit.  Because once you hit it, you’ll only earn 1 point per $1 spent!

Here’s how to check.

Step 1.   Log Into Your Ultimate Rewards Account

Navigate to the Chase website.

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Fill-in Your Information Directly on the Front Page

Enter your username and password and click “Sign In.”

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Click “Go to Ultimate Rewards” to See Your Cards With Ultimate Rewards Points

On the right, you’ll see a section with your Ultimate Rewards points balance.  Click “Go to Ultimate Rewards” to see your cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points.

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Select Your Ink Card to Continue

Step 2.   Review Your Account Information

Then, you’ll see a screen with lots of information about your points-earning habits!

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Are You Close to Your Annual Limits?

You can see how many points you’ve earned in your Ink card’s 5X and 2X categories.  If you’re close to your maximum, it might be time to consider switching to another card that will get you more bonus points.

But if you’re well away from your annual limit, like in the example above, spend away!  And earn as many extra points as you can.

Note:   This also works for the Ink Bold and Ink Plus (both no longer available).

See What Earns Bonus Points

In the image above, you’ll notice a link to “Review More Activity.”  If you click it, you’ll get a breakdown of every purchase that’s earned bonus points!

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Know Exactly Which Purchases Earned Bonus Points!

Why is this important?  Because some purchases will code as a 5X category.  Including some you might not expect!

Track Your Bonus Points With Sapphire Cards

The Sapphire Preferred earns 2X points per $1 spend on travel and dining purchases.  And the Sapphire Reserve earns 3X points in those categories!

But unlike the Ink cards, there are no limits to the number of bonus points you can earn!

To see your bonus points earning, repeat the same steps above, except select your Sapphire card.  Then click “Review More Activity” in the bottom right.

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Click “Review More Activity” to See Your Points Details

If you have the Sapphire Reserve card, you can see on this screen how much of your $300 annual travel credit you have left!

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Check Out All the Bonus Points You’ve Earned

Then, you’ll get a breakdown of how many points you’ve earned year-to-date in each bonus category.

Scroll for a Fun Fact

Want to know how many points you’ve ever redeemed with your Sapphire card?  Just scroll all the way down the bottom!

Easily Track Chase Ink Sapphire Bonus Categories
Over 400,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Earned and Redeemed!

You’ll see how many points you’ve spent since you opened your card.  Hopefully, it’s a big number! 😉

Bottom Line

It’s easy to track your progress toward category bonus limits with the Ink Cash and Ink Preferred cards.  It’s helpful to know when you’ll hit your limit.  So you can switch to other cards and keep earning bonus points!

You can also see how many bonus points you’ve earned with Sapphire Preferred and Sapphire Reserve cards.  I also shared how to track your 5X in quarterly bonus categories with the Freedom card.

Keep earning those bonus points, because it all adds up! 🙂

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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