Chase Ink Bold Being Discontinued…but When?

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Chase Ink Bold Being Discontinued…but When?

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Update:   The Chase Ink Bold card is no longer available for new sign-ups. 

Via MileValue, the Chase Ink Bold business card will be discontinued as of November 16, 2014.  And some folks report that you can no longer apply in a branch, only online.

There seems to be some confusion as to whether the card is actually still available.  There are no longer affiliate links which earn us a commission for the card, but it appears to still be active on the Chase website.

I did some digging and got conflicting information.  I’ll explain!

Can You Still Apply?

Link:   Chase Ink Bold

I sent a secure message to Chase asking when the Chase Ink Bold would be discontinued, and if it was still available to new applicants.

The response from Chase was surprising!  The representative said that the card is already NOT available!

Chase Ink Bold Being Discontinued But When
This Chase Representative Says the Ink Bold Is NOT Available

The online application still seems active. 🙂

Then I called a Chase branch to ask you could still apply for the card in-branch, and the employee said that it was still available there!

Chase Ink Bold Being Discontinued But When
Confused? Me, Too! A Chase Employee Said Today You Could Still Apply In-Branch!

I sent another secure message to Chase asking for clarification, and this time the employee said you could still apply online, but couldn’t confirm being able to apply in-branch.  I then went to a branch, and the card wasn’t available in the branch.

Chase Ink Bold Being Discontinued But When
This Chase Representative Says You CAN Still Apply for the Ink Bold Online

Most likely Chase is in transition with this card and the window of opportunity to apply is getting very small!

Should You Apply for the Chase Ink Bold?

Maybe.  But it depends on which other business cards you have with Chase!

If you don’t have the Chase Ink Bold or Chase Ink Plus, you might want to skip the Chase Ink Plus for now and apply for the Chase Ink Bold, because it’s most likely disappearing soon.

The most recent offer for the Chase Ink Bold gets you 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months.  And the $95 annual fee is waived for the 1st year.

There’s a limited time offer for the Chase Ink Plus card.  You’ll get 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months.

Note: The Chase Ink Plus 70,000 point bonus offer ends on October 19, 2014.

The annual fee of $95 is NOT waived, but I’d happily pay that for 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points!  That’s because 70,000 points is worth ~$875 when redeemed for travel, and potentially a lot more when transferred to airline and hotel partners.

Chase Ink Bold Being Discontinued But When
70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Can Get You LOTS of Big Travel With Small Money!

But if you already have the Chase Ink Plus card, it might be worth it to apply for the Chase Ink Bold while you still can.

The 50,000 point sign-up bonus is still very good, and I’m not sure if Chase will replace this card with another that has such a large bonus for signing-up!

Bottom Line

The Chase Ink Bold business card is being discontinued, but it’s unclear when.

My best guess is that Chase is in the process of phasing this card out.  The online application is currently still active.

If you miss out on the Chase Ink Bold, there’s a better (limited time) offer for the Chase Ink Plus that gets you 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

If you’ve recently been able to apply for the Chase Ink Bold, please let me know in the comments!

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When you close your chase ink bold. The point are automatically forfeited..

How do you move them if I don’t want a statement credit ?

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@Al – Transfer them to another Ultimate Rewards card before closing.

I held off but finally applied for the Ink Bold… Already got the ink plus a couple months ago, so crossing my fingers.. I got the “further review” message.. So I’ll call them and shift it around.. Just hit the 5k threshold on my ink plus can’t wait to get the 70k points, but this 50k would be the icing on the cake. Really enjoying getting 5X points on my Verizon bill too and the 5X points on starbucks via OD gift cards, etc etc… It’s the best point opportunity and everyone should just do it.

People. 70,000 offer will come back at some time in the future. Lets be real. 50,000 miles will be gone FOREVER. Apply now. Sorry MMS your post is so biased its pretty laughable. Can we please have some SANE suggestions.

I rather get 50,000 points then 0 once this card goes away. Stop your CC shilling for once.

I have had the old MasterCard Bold for about 2 years. Do you know if new Visa vetsion of Bold is considered a new product and am I then bonus eligible? Thanks

I am trying to figure out if it makes more sense for my husband to get the INK BOLD now and get the PLUS later for a total of 100,000 pts. or to get the INK PLUS. with 70,000 Bonus points plus my targeted 10, 000 referral points and give up the INK Bold all together.

Any thoughts on this?

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