UPDATE: This increased offer has ended and this post reflects the current offer if you apply for the card and are approved.
On Friday I posted that Saturday was the last day for this enhanced 60,000 point offer for the Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus credit cards (UPDATE: This offer has ended and is now 50,000 points), but for those that missed out (or forgot!) and still wanted to apply, Chase has extended the offer. I was told that the offer will be pulled at 8am EST tomorrow morning (Monday), but as we’ve seen before it could potentially be available longer. As I’ve mentioned before, I am personally a huge fan of these cards as they earn Chase Ultimate Reward points which can be transferred at a 1:1 rate to the following loyalty programs: United, British Airways, Korean Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Hyatt, Priority Club/InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz Carlson, and Amtrak. I value these Chase Ultimate Reward points at about 2 cents per point, so 60,000 points would be worth about $1,200 in my book.
I’ve written about this card extensively over the past week, so I’ll just direct you to those posts and you can read more about the offer if you are still interested. Chances are that the Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus card will go back 50,000 points after meeting the minimum spend and the Chase Ink Classic and Chase Ink Cash will go back to 20,000 points after meeting the minimum spend. For the Ink Bold and Ink Plus card I’d value the 10,000 point increase as an additional $200 towards travel. If you are thinking about holding off on applying for whatever reason, don’t worry, the 50,000 point offer is still really good!
Some quick FAQs about applying:
- If you recently applied for one of these four cards in the past 103 days, send a secure message on your Chase.com account and request for a match in the offer. I was able to do this for my husband was able to get the match of 10,000 extra points. Just make sure to do this TODAY before the offer is over.
- While this is a business card, you do not need to apply with an EIN (Employer Identification Number) and you can use your personal Social Security number on your application. You can apply as a sole proprietorship.
- There is no set cap on the number of Chase cards you can apply for.
- The reconsideration line has about a 2 week backup, so don’t be surprised if you do not hear about your application status for a few weeks!
And here are some prior blog posts explaining this increased offer and these four credit cards, and the Chase Ultimate Rewards program in general:
- Details on the Chase Ink Credit Card Bonuses
- Best Redemption for Chase Ultimate Reward Points
- Comparison of the Four Chase Ink Credit Cards
And here is a blog series describing the Chase Ultimate Rewards program in general:
- Introduction to Chase Ultimate Rewards Program
- Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards with Chase Freedom
- Downgrading your Chase Ultimate Rewards Card to Avoid the Annual Fee
- Best Redemption for Chase Ultimate Reward Points – Hotel Stays
- Best Redemption for Chase Ultimate Reward Points – Air Travel
- Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire
- Chase Ultimate Rewards: Sapphire Preferred vs. Ink Bold
- Top 10 Chase Ultimate Reward Questions