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How to see which purchases qualify for Chase Ink and Freedom bonus categories

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I feel like a dummy.  I’ve struggled with this for years.  Chase Ink cards are great because the earn valuable Ultimate Rewards points and they offer a number of 2X and 5X bonus categories.  However, it has always been tough to figure out whether purchases you thought would earn a bonus really did.  The Chase Ink billing statement shows overall how many base points were earned and how many bonus points were earned, but it…

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Chase Freedom Bonus Increased to 20,000 Points ($200)

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Update: The increased bonus is also available through the Chase website and other channels. Chase has an increased offer on their Freedom card through their referral website. Select current cardholders can refer their friends and earn 5,000 points. Their friends will earn: 20,000 points ($200) after spending $500 in the first 3 months. 2,500 points ($25) after adding an authorized user who uses the card within the first 3 months. Offer expires June 24, 2015 This…

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Ink Rules: Options for getting additional 60K and 30K Ink Plus and Ink Cash bonuses

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Through May 25th, Chase is offering enhanced bonuses for their Ink Cash and Ink Plus business credit cards.  Both cards earn valuable Ultimate Rewards points.  The Ink Plus has the added ability to transfer points to airline and hotel programs or to use for 1.25 cents per point value towards Ultimate Rewards Travel purchases.  The Ink Cash points can gain these abilities too if you (or your significant other) also have a premium card such…

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Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards

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This is part 1 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”. The goal is to find the combination of 2 or 3 credit cards that, together, offer the best rewards for day to day spend.  The full series (not yet completed) will likely be as follows: Best credit card combos: Ultimate Rewards Best credit card combos: Membership Rewards Best credit card combos: ThankYou Rewards Best credit card combos: Mixed rewards I’ve written before…

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Ink Plus 60K? Ink Cash 30K?

Just a quick heads-up: National Small Business Week runs next week, May 4-8. In the recent past, Chase has celebrated Small Business Week by increasing the signup bonus on the Ink Plus and Ink Cash product lines to 60K and 30K, respectively.  I have no inside knowledge about this, but my bet is that it will happen again.  If you’re looking to build up those Ultimate Rewards points, this is something to watch for. Never…

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United: Two nearly identical 50K signup offers, but one is better

Chase periodically increases the signup offer on their United Mileage Plus card to 50,000 miles plus 5,000 additional miles for adding an authorized user.  That offer has returned (along with a $3K spend requirement).  However, Doctor of Credit reports availability of a slightly better offer.  This one includes a $50 statement credit after first purchase. Getting the better offer is very easy.  Simply search for any flight on United.com and you should see this: Interestingly,…

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My 90,000 point Ultimate Rewards mistake

You know that sinking knot in the pit of your stomach feeling when you realize you just made a big mistake?  Yeah, that was me yesterday morning… I keep a spreadsheet of credit cards I’ve opened and closed, and I was doing a bit of housekeeping on the spreadsheet yesterday.  I had recently closed a couple of my wife’s cards, but hadn’t entered the cancellation dates into the spreadsheet.  Luckily, with her Chase Ink card,…

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