Increased sign up offer on Chase Ink cards for Small Business Week!

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In support of small businesses, Chase is offering a limited time bonus on the Ink Business cards!

Both the Ink Bold® Business Charge Card and Ink Plus® Business Credit Card will earn 60,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5000 in the first three months, an increase of 10,000 points over the standard offer!

Even prior to the bump in the bonus, I felt the Chase Ink cards offered the single best credit card sign-up bonus out there, and this is by far the best offer we’ve seen for these cards!

Ultimate Rewards points are one of the most valuable points currencies given that they can be transferred at a 1:1 ratio to United, Hyatt, and many other programs. The cards are also great for everyday spend given that they offer 5x points on the first $50,000 spent annually at office supply stores, and on cellular phone, internet, landline and cable TV. So this is a card that’s good for both for the sign-up bonus and for everyday spend. I value Ultimate Rewards points at 1.8 cents each, so to me these points are worth over $1000! The annual fee of $95 is also waived for the first year.

No foreign transaction fees on the Chase Ink

This is also in my opinion the best business credit card for foreign travel, given that there are no foreign transaction fees.

This is a phenomenal deal, and if you’ve been thinking about applying for either card now is an excellent time!

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  1. @Ken: Yes, absolutely.
    @Lucky: I’ve had both the old and new Bold, as well as the Plus. I’m assuming I’m SOL, right?

  2. If I did an AOR in early April, have 4 chase cards, all personal, what are my chances of getting either card? Never had a business card before

  3. I just did my last AOR early May (less than 3 months after my AOR in mid Feb) when Amex came out with the 75k biz Gold. Now I don’t know what to do? It is way too soon to apply for any new card?! (Got the Sapphire last time and marriott & BA prior). Was planning to get the Ink Bold and Hyatt in late August.

  4. @ Ken — Absolutely! Keep in mind the Ink Bold is a charge card while the Ink Plus is a credit card, so there would be plenty of reasons to have both (including, for example, that someone may want to finance charges on a credit card, which can only be done on the Plus. Not that I recommend doing that, but it’s a reason for some).

  5. @ Kneemuh — Yep, sadly. There’s always the Ink Classic and Ink Cash, though (if that interests you).

  6. @ Question — Typically not same day since they’re very similar business cards and may require a call to the reconsideration line. I’d apply for one at a time.

  7. @ Jrod — If you don’t have a Chase business card I’d say your chances are very good. Four personal cards isn’t that much and Chase is pretty happy to issue new business credit, in my experience.

  8. @ Sharon — Without knowing your credit score/income/number of requests for new credits it’s tough to say for sure, but if you don’t have a Chase business card I generally think you have very good chances. I’d go for it in your shoes, maybe combined with a card from another issuer, like Barclay?

  9. I went for th united business card last week and its still pending. Even called the reconsideration line and they said someone will be calling to verify my business. So still not approved yet.

    Is there a min period I should wait before applying for one of these 60k offers since its also a business card?

  10. @ Al — Since it’s a business card it would be processed completely separately, so there’s not really any amount of time you have to wait, in my opinion.

  11. Yes but so was my united business chase app last week- its also business. I assume by separate you thought I had applied for the personal united one?

    Would think since both are business cards its the same dept n might be some minimum waiting time…

  12. FYI – I got accepted for the Ink Plus 1.5 weeks ago, and hadn’t activated my card yet. I called today about getting the better offer, and they said that after reaching the $5k spend threshold to call customer service and at that point they will adjust the signup bonus. Any card approved in the last 90 days is eligible.

  13. I closed a Chase Bold card 17 months ago. How can I tell if that card was the old or new version of the card? I’m looking at the card, it says Chase Business Bold Ink on the front and it is a Mastercard. Is that the old or new version?

    I’m hoping I can reapply and get the 60k points. Is that possible? I already have the Ink Plus

  14. I got the Ink Bold Mastercard in Dec 2011 and cancelled it in Dec 2012, and currently I have the Ink Plus. Can I apply for the new Ink Bold?

  15. Um…just to inject a bit of reality into this post/discussion, it’s 10,000 points more than usual. That’s 20%. It’s better than usual, sure. But it’s not a “phenomenal” deal. It’s a deal that’s 20% better than the regular offer. People should not be tripping over themselves to apply for this unless they were already in the market for an Ink card.

  16. @ Al — Whoops, sorry, jetlag got the best of me there. Yes, if you still haven’t been approved for the previous card you’ll want to hold off till you hear back on it first.

  17. @ Jill — They rebranded the Ink Bold cards around November 2011. So if you applied before then you should be eligible to sign up again.

  18. @ James — I believe they only rebranded in November 2011, so it sounds like you got it near the cutoff. Do you remember whether you got the old version or the new version? If the new version it’s no guarantee you could earn the bonus again.

  19. @ gbert — Yes it’s “only” 20% better, but it’s 20% better than the best current credit card sign-up bonus out there. This isn’t the days of 100K sign-up bonuses anymore, so a straightforward 60K sign-up bonus is pretty damn impressive/rare.

  20. @ James — When Chase first introduced the Ink Bold card it had different benefits than it does now. They rebranded it in November 2011 with new benefits. The distinction is that if you had the previous version of the card you’re eligible for the sign-up bonus again on the new version of the card.

  21. I opened ink plus last Dec and SW biz in Jan with another personal card. So currently have two biz cards (and 5 personal cards with chase). Do you think I can get another one? Im thinking about getting ink bold but I rarely see people holding more than two chase biz cards tho.

  22. @ beats — Not sure, three might be tough. That being said, they’ll almost certainly let you swap out the cards in that case. With that much outstanding credit with them between personal and business cards, I’m sure they’d have no problem allocating credit differently.

  23. I would love to take one of these offers, but don’t own a corporation. Would I still be eligible?

  24. I got the ink plus card half year ago, and I have 4 personal chase credit cards. Do you think I have a chance to get the ink bold if I trade with chase with my not often used marriott card?

  25. I understand that for the Tax ID number you can put in your social #, but what about things like revenue, type of business, etc.???

  26. @ refmac5 — I’d say you have a great chance, especially if you have other existing Chase cards that you’re potentially willing to close in favor of it.

  27. @ Mike — You don’t have to own a corporation to be eligible. A sole proprietorship would be eligible as well (you just enter your name or any other name as the business name), your social security number as the tax ID, etc.

  28. @ Steven — They’re very “start up” friendly, so just be honest, even if your revenue is low, for example.

  29. I applied for the Plus (already have the bold) and got a processing message. I tried calling today and the lady said it was in the system and she could not do anything about it at this time.

    In all my previous dealings with Chase the person could always check out the application and let me know what, if anything was holding up the approval.

    Any idea of what is going on? Or did I just get a person who wasn’t familiar with the process? I called the business reconsideration line but the hold time was line. Maybe I was routed to another department?

  30. @ rich — That is a bit odd. Did you apply today? I’d maybe wait a day and then call back, and they should be able to handle it on the spot.

  31. can’t chase take away your reward points if someone gets a business card saying it’s a sole proprietorship and then just racks up all sorts of personal charges to make the minimum spending limit and does not establish a business?

  32. @ AJ — I’ve never heard of that happening. I’ve heard of them closing accounts for excessive manufactured spending, but that’s about it.

  33. Ok so I have been approved for the united chase business card yesterday. Is there a min period I need to wait before applying for another business one? I don’t want to apply just to get rejected.

  34. @ Al — Generally I’d wait a month between business applications, so in your shoes I’d probably sit this one out, unfortunately.

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