Increased Ink Sign-up Bonuses for One Week Only!

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As was hinted at on Friday, the awesome “surprise” from Chase is here!  To celebrate Small Business Week, Chase has upped the sign-up bonus on all four of the Chase Ink cards for six days only from June 16 – June 22.  These bonuses were already among the very best out there on some of my very favorite cards, but for a limited time they are even better.  Those collecting points for a family need all the points they can get, so getting 60,000 points on the Ink Bold and Ink Plus instead of the regular 50,000 is pretty exciting!  Seeing the Ink Classic and Ink Cash going up 5,000 points is also pretty good news.

Here are details on the offers:

Ink Plus® Business Card

  • Limited-time bonus offer! Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • With Ink Plus, you have the cash flow flexibility with the choice to pay over time or pay in full
  • Earn 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
  • Earn 2X points per $1 on the first $50,000 spent annually at gas stations and for hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Free employee cards
  • 1:1 point transfer to participating travel programs with no transfer fees
  • Get 20% off travel redemptions when booked through Ultimate Rewards.

Ink Bold® Business Card

  • Limited-time bonus offer! Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • No interest charges because it’s a pay in full charge card.
  • Earn 5X points per dollar in select business categories.
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Direct access to a live service advisor anytime.
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the first year, then $95.

Ink Cash® Business Card:

  • Limited-time bonus offer! Earn $250 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 in 3 months from account opening.
  • 5% cash back on the first $25,000 spent annually at office supply stores, and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services
  • 2% cash back on the first $25,000 spent annually at gas stations and restaurants
  • 1% cash back on all other card purchases with no limit to the amount you can earn
  • 0% introductory APR for 6 months on purchases and balance transfers
  • No Annual Fee

The Chase Ink Classic has also increased it’s sign-up bonus from 20,000 to 25,000 points after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months.

The 5x earning powers of the Chase Ink cards at office supply stores, on cell phone bills, landline phone, internet, and cable TV services results in tons of Ultimate Reward points every month for my family.  I have both the Ink Bold and Ink Plus and they are two of my most favorite cards in my wallet because of the bonus point categories.  You can have both cards for the same business.  The Ultimate Reward points earned by both the Ink Bold and Ink Plus can be transferred 1:1 to hotel and airline partners including: United, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club, British Airways, Southwest, and more.

These cards very rarely have an increased sign-up bonus, so if you have been on the fence about when to apply then I would recommend pulling the trigger in the next six days in order to get as many points for your sign-up bonus as possible.  Remember that they are small business cards, but Chase seems to really support those who are just getting into the small business game with their dog walking, Ebaying, Etsy shops, blogging, etc.  I got my first Chase business card using my blog as my business back when it was very barely a business.

Just so you can be prepared, here were the types of questions I was asked the first time I applied for a Chase business card.

  • How long had I been in business?
  • What does my business do?
  • How many employees did I have?
  • What is my annual revenue?
  • How much of that is profit?
  • How many liquid assets did I have (personal assets count)?
  • He made note that I have a pretty hefty about of student loan debt (really, I hadn’t noticed!) and then asked about each of my two mortgages and the current valuations of both houses.
  • What do I do for my “day job” (not what the business the card is used for)?
  • How long have I worked at my “day job”?
  • What is my personal yearly income including my “day job”?

It was really a relatively painless process, so don’t let that part worry you too much.  I will post more about what you can do with your Ultimate Reward points soon, but for now just be aware that this week will likely be the most rewarding week to sign-up for these cards in the foreseeable future.  Who all is going to be taking advantage of this offer?!  I sure wish I didn’t already have the cards!


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  1. The offer was out last night, but I guess the bloggers didn’t get
    their links until late today, suddenly an explosion of posts…
    Quite pathetic to be honest….

  2. Tim2, did you call or use secure message and was their response immediate? Not fretting or anything, but I sent SM ~12 hrs ago and have only gotten the “we received your message” acknowledgement. I think I’m day 105.

  3. I called the number on the back of the card and asked very politely. She said she I would see the points in 1 to 2 billing cycles

  4. Tim2, congrats and good timing!
    Ian, not sure since the app doesn’t say it but I imagine they might honor it if you get lucky. I would not plan to apply if you couldn’t meet the full 5K if needed though since that is what the app says.
    Andy, I posted it the second I got back to the US with internet. No way for me to do it any sooner.
    Claire, crossing my fingers for you!

  5. I just applied for the Ink Plus, and immediately called the business reconsideration line (800-453-9719).

    The CSR said “we are unable to expedite the decisions at this time,” and that I would receive a written decision in a couple of weeks.

    That’s the first time I’ve not been able to get a decision on the phone, and perhaps indicates that Chase is getting overwhelmed with applications.

    It’ll be HUCA time tomorrow 🙂

    • Miles, I have read reports on FT that they seemed to be overwhelmed right now (wonder why?!). Personally I would try again in a day or two, otherwise I am sure they will get to it eventually. Good luck!

  6. Update: I received another SM saying my inquiry is under review and I would have an answer in five days. (Next time I’m calling instead!)

  7. I applied for the Ink last month. I just called the number on the back of the card and agreed to bump me. Took no more than 5 minutes!

  8. Yesterday I applied for the Ink Plus, got no instant approval so I called in. Was told to wait for a letter.

    Today I called in again, emphasizing that I would like to use the card for some upcoming-soon international travel. No luck – The CSR said he could see that I had called yesterday, but that I would have to wait for a letter.

    I was hoping to talk to an analyst so we could move some CL around to make the Ink Plus approvable, but it looks like that won’t happen. 🙁

  9. Summer,

    I used your credit card referral links for my last churn, and this is a great deal, but I’m not sure how to go about applying for this since I don’t technically have a legal business. How would you suggest someone without a business go about signing up for this?


    • Lyndon, thank you for your support. I agree it is a great deal and you don’t need a “legal” business to apply (meaning you don’t need a tax ID or anything like that). All you need is a small business you have running or are getting going such as a blog, etsy shop, dog walking, ebay resell, or a million other things that folks do as side jobs.

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