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I’m at the Chicago Seminars this weekend and based on conversations I have had with fellow miles and points junkies, it seems that there are people still out there who are very interested in the temporarily increased Ink Plus 70,000 point offer, but who have not yet actually pulled the trigger. Procrastinators of the world, unite! Seriously though, if you fall into that category, this is the last call for 70,000 points as far as I know. I have been told the limited time offer ends tomorrow, the advertizing on the ad says it ends tomorrow (October 19th), and so that’s the real end date as far as I know.
Ink Plus® Business Card: Limited Time ends October 19th – 70,000 Ultimate Reward Points after spending $5,000 in the first three months, $95 annual fee
The regular offer for the Ink Plus has been 50,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $5,000 in the first three months. We have seen a limited time 60,000 point offer during Small Business Week earlier this year, but to my knowledge we have never before seen a 70,000 point offer available online.
70,000 Points Worth at Least $875:
You can not only use Ultimate Reward points at a rate of 1.25 cents each toward travel for a minimum of $875 in value from this sign-up bonus, but you can transfer them 1:1 to a number of hotel and airline partners to potential get even more value. I featured ten fun ways to use 75,000 Ultimate Reward points in this post, but here are a few Ultimate Rewards basics.
Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners:
United, Hyatt, British Airways, Southwest, Marriott, IHG Rewards, Singapore KrisFlyer, Korean Air Skypass, Ritz Carlton, Virgin Atlantic
70,000 points can do a lot for you via transfers to many of those programs. For starters, you can get three 25,000 domestic round trip saver tickets on United once you hit the 5,000 point spending requirement, or five nights at Category 4 Hyatts such as the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas, or close to $1,000 in Southwest Wanna Get Away fares!
I recently used 12,500 Ultimate Rewards points transferred to Hyatt + $150 per night and a Diamond Confirmed Suite upgrade to book a suite at the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, so cash and points can be a way to stretch your Ultimate Reward points even further.
Earning 5x Points:
While the 70,000 sign-up points are clearly a massive attraction for this card, the reality is the Ink Plus is also one of the very best ongoing earning cards out there. It earns 5X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent annually at office supply stores, and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services and 2X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent annually at gas stations and for hotel accommodations purchased directly with the hotel.
I have my cell phone, internet, cable, landline, etc. all auto-billed monthly to my Ink cards and that is a very easy way to rack up lots of 5x points.
Small Business Card:
The Ink Plus is a small business card so you do need a small business in order to apply. This does not mean you need a brick and mortar store, employees, or even an EIN. You can apply as a sole proprietor using your SSN and without an EIN if needed. If you have a small photography business, child care business, resell business, blog etc. you may qualify for a small business card. There are no guarantees, but don’t discount a small business you run just because it is small.
Tomorrow (October 19th) is the official deadline for the 70,000 point offer for the Ink Plus® Business Card so don’t accidentally miss out!
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