Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus

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Update: This offer for the Ink Plus® Business Credit Card is expired. Please check out the current list of the best current travel credit cards.

The Ink Plus® Business Credit Card is one of my favorite all around business cards, given that it offers:

  • A generous sign-up bonus
  • Extremely rewarding bonus categories, including 5x points on office supply stores, and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services
  • No foreign transaction fees

For the month of May the card offered a 60,000 point sign-up bonus in celebration of Small Business Week, which is the highest we had ever seen.

However, it looks like it has gotten even better for a limited time. The card is now offering a 70,000 point sign-up bonus, but only if you sign-up at a Chase branch.

The other catch is that the $95 annual fee isn’t waived with this offer, which it otherwise is for the first year. Of course it’s totally worth paying $95 for an extra 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points.

This is an awesome sign-up bonus, though you do have to go to a branch to get it. As usual, the big question is whether it will become publicly available, meaning you don’t have to go to a branch to sign-up.

I don’t know the answer, but I guess time will tell. In the meantime, if you want the 70,000 point sign-up bonus as a “sure bet,” head to your nearest Chase branch.

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70,000 Ultimate Rewards points is enough for a one-way Singapore Airlines business class flight

I do find it interesting that they’re offering this bonus on the Ink Plus® Business Credit Card but not the Ink Bold® Business Card.

The cards benefits are virtually identical, the only real difference is that one is a credit card and the other is a charge card, and you can’t finance charges on the latter. You never should finance charges on a credit card, though, so as far as I’m concerned it’s mostly a marketing distinction (some people don’t even want the option to finance charges over time, so that they’re not tempted to take advantage of it).

Has anyone successfully taken advantage of this offer?

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Comments

  1. Have you heard about people’s success rates recently with Chase business cards? I was rejected for an Ink a few months ago after putting my business as eBay selling, and it was a struggle to get the United Explorer Business card for my husband. In my experience they are cracking down on non-tax ID business w/o much revenue.

  2. I was going to ask, you do have to have a businesses to do this, right? What level of proof is required… Can I just put “freelance IT guy”? I already do that for family…I just don’t charge for it so it’s a bad business model…

  3. Ben,

    I respect your blog and I read it daily. I posted here a fair share over the years, and never had a critical post. In this case, I have to say, linking to your own Ink 50k promo affiliate link, while having the post titled @ 70k, while you well know that this is an offer for brick and mortar Chase branch offer, there are no possible links to it, giving yourself a way to include your own CC referral links for a lesser offer, and without giving a very least a Hat Tip to the original blogger who posted about this offer yesterday… Well that is underhanded of you. Sorry mate, I always expect first class, ethics included, from you.

    Disappointed,

    PedroNY

  4. What the hell, why is your Policy in the tiniest font and also in the white color? it almost blends with the background. LOL that is so used salesman like, to try to hide information by blending it with the rest. Here, let your readers read it so they know. And by the way, why link a credit card when you clearly tell people that it is available in branch only??

    “In the interest of full disclosure, I may earn a referral bonus for anyone that’s approved through some of the below links. They’re all for the best publicly available offers for each card. Please check out my advertising policy for further details, and thanks for your support!”

  5. Walked into my local Chase branch today. The bank rep had a full glossy chart with the descriptions/benefits of the three Ink business cards laid out for me to review, including the 70,000 point bonus for the Ink Plus. She asked me a few questions about my “business” and then had me sign the application. She said because it was a business card, approval could take up to 30 days as they look a little more closely at the application. Before she finished her next sentence, she stopped herself while looking at her computer screen and told me I was approved, what my credit line would be and when to expect my cards!

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