Awaiting Your New Chase Ink Business Preferred? Here’s What to Expect When It Arrives!

Awaiting Your New Chase Ink Business Preferred?  Here’s What to Expect When It Arrives!

Million Mile SecretsAwaiting Your New Chase Ink Business Preferred?  Here’s What to Expect When It Arrives!Million Mile Secrets Team

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The new Chase Ink Business Preferred card is an exciting offer for many folks.  Because it comes with a big sign-up bonus of 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting spending requirements.

Million Mile Secrets team member Keith was approved for the Ink Business Preferred the day it launched.  He was thrilled about the sign-up bonus offer and ongoing perks, like $600 in cell phone insurance.

And he was kind enough to share photos of the card opening and activation.

Ink Business Preferred Opening Activation
Team Member Keith Plans to Use the 80,000 Point Ink Business Preferred Sign-Up Bonus for a Trip to New Zealand!

I’ll share more insights for folks considering the Ink Business Preferred.

Opening & Activating the Chase Ink Business Preferred

Link:   Chase Ink Business Preferred

It’s exciting to receive and activate a new card with a big sign-up bonus and terrific perks like the Ink Business Preferred.

Team member Keith received his card 2 days after applying.  It came in a UPS express envelope.

Ink Business Preferred Opening Activation
The Ink Business Preferred Arrived via UPS

The card is plastic.  So it doesn’t have the same metal design and feel as the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred.

Ink Business Preferred Opening Activation
Keith’s New and Shiny Chase Ink Business Preferred

In addition to the card, Chase sends some informational material.

Ink Business Preferred Opening Activation
You’ll Get a Brochure Highlighting the Perks of the Ink Business Preferred

The other side of the brochure lets you know the complete Guide to Benefits comes separately.

Ink Business Preferred Opening Activation
The Full Guide to Benefits Arrives on Its Own. But You Can Also View It Online!

To activate the card, call Chase at the number on the back of the card or verify receipt online.

Ink Business Preferred Opening Activation
You Can Verify Receipt of Your Ink Business Preferred Card and Activate Online

80,000 Point Chase Ink Business Preferred Offer

Link:   My Review of the Ink Business Preferred

You can earn 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with the Ink Business Preferred card after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

You also 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)
  • 1X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on all other purchases
  • Up to $600 in cell phone insurance when you pay your cell phone bill with the card
  • 25% bonus when you redeem points through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal
  • Primary auto rental insurance (CDW) when renting for business purposes, plus purchase and extended warranty protection

Team member Keith applied for the card because of the Big Travel he can get with the sign-up bonus.  Chase Ultimate Rewards points are extremely flexible and offer terrific travel rewards options.

After he earns the sign-up bonus, he wants to book a one-way United Airlines Business Class flight from the US to New Zealand, which costs 70,000 United Airlines miles.

Plus, he plans to pay his cell phone bill with this card so he can get the automatic cell phone insurance.

Remember, this card is impacted by Chase’s stricter application rules.  So if you’ve opened 5+ cards from any bank (except these business cards) in the past 24 months, it’s unlikely you’ll be approved.

If you’re in that situation, you might consider small business cards issued by other banks, like The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  It currently has a huge 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.  

Bottom Line

Folks are anxious to get the Ink Business Preferred card delivered so they can meet the minimum spending requirement to earn the 80,000 point sign-up bonus!

Aside from the great sign-up bonus, you also earn 3X bonus points on purchases like travel and shipping.  And you get up to $600 of automatic cell phone insurance when you pay your monthly cell phone bill with the card.

Are you planning to apply for the Ink Business Preferred card?

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Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card

Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card

  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in select categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases–with no limit to the amount you can earn
  • Points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Redeem points for travel, cash back, gift cards and more – your points don't expire as long as your account is open
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Employee cards at no additional cost
  • $95 Annual Fee

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@Leeann, I applied for both Sapphire Reserve and Ink Preferred today, gothe the pending notice, called reconsideration line and got approved for both after moving credit lines around! Good luck!

Million Mile Secrets


If not approved instantly, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back if you are? I applied around 3 business days ago and have heard nothing.

Million Mile Secrets

I'd wait at least 2 weeks (maybe longer if they are swamped).

I also applied the same day and received the full guide to the benefits with the card in an unmarked, plain white envelope via USPS.

Also, for anyone knew to a business account with Chase, if you want to merge your personal and business accounts you'll need to first set up your business account, then call chase to merge the two. It takes about 10-15 minutes and is a quick and easy process.

Million Mile Secrets

Good reminder that you have to merge the account if you want them to show in the same login. AMEX makes it easier where all cards show up under the same login without having to call!