More proof that the Ink Bold is the card to beat

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A while ago I asserted that I was beginning to favor the Ink Bold over the Sapphire Preferred credit card. Yes, they’re both great cards, but the Ink Bold’s automatic 5 points per dollar for office supplies and other categories is hard to beat (and easy to take advantage of…). Now, it has come to my attention that the Ink Bold also has the best version of the Ultimate Rewards Mall!

Did you know that the Ultimate Rewards Mall gives different bonuses depending upon what card you use to log into the mall? FlyerTalker HikerT brought this to my attention a while ago and he has now created a great web page that shows the bonus rates for each merchant and card combination. You can find his web page here: www.lakebagger.com/ur/

Currently, the mall shows the following stores with different rates for different cards:

  

Ink Bold (New)

Sapphire Preferred

Freedom

Dell Home

5x

3x

3%

Macys.com

3x

5x

5%

OfficeMax.com

5x

4x

4%

Sears.com

5x

4x

5%

 
 

Of the 4 stores with different rates, 3 have better rates for the Ink Bold than for the Sapphire Preferred! Even more convincing is that there are many stores that are only available for the new Ink Bold and not for any other card. That’s right: the following stores are not available in the Ultimate Rewards Mall for the Sapphire Preferred, Freedom, or even for the old Ink Bold (note: it is possible that the Ink Classic and/or Ink Cash do have these merchants. If you have either of these cards, please let us know).

Merchants Exclusive to the new Ink Bold

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

3x

1st Wishes

8x

Adorama

2x

Adorn.com

7x

Affliction Clothing

3x

AllPosters.com

6x

Apothica

7x

Art.com

6x

AutoZone

4x

BabyAge.com

4x

Baymont Inn & Suites

2x

BeachCamera.com

2x

Beauty Encounter

4x

BeautyBar.com

5x

Belk.com

2x

Bergners

2x

Big Fish Games

5x

Bob and Ron’s World Wide Stereo

2x

Bobby Jones

6x

Bon-Ton

2x

BookIt.com

3x

BookRenter.com

4x

Boston Store

2x

Bradford Exchange Checks

15x

buybuy Baby

2x

BuyOnlineNow

4x

Carbonite

20x

Carol’s Daughter

4x

Carsons

2x

Celebrate Express

8x

CengageBrain.com

2x

Christopher Blue

6x

CircuitCity.com

3x

Coffees of Hawaii

5x

Conde Nast

30x

Costume Express

8x

Country Door

3x

Create Your Own Successories

8x

Darphin

5x

David’s Bridal

3x

Department of Goods

4x

Dick Blick Art Materials

5x

Dockers.com

2x

dyson

2x

Ed Hardy

5x

eDressMe.com

5x

Elder-Beerman

2x

Ella Moss

4x

Elyse Walker

3x

Especially Yours

6x

Exclusively Misook

2x

Executive Essentials

6x

Fashion Playtes

6x

FedEx Office

3x

Frames Direct

6x

French Connection

5x

Gemvara

4x

Ginny’s

3x

GuitarCenter.com

3x

Harbor Freight Tools

2x

Harmon Face Values

2x

Herberger’s

2x

Hotel Club

6x

Hush Puppies

5x

Intrepid Travel

3x

Jessica London

3x

Julianna Rae

8x

KaTom Restaurant Supply

3x

Kerastase

4x

Kipling

4x

Lee Jeans

5x

LightingCatalog.com

5x

LittleMissMatched

5x

LuckyVitamin.com

3x

Madewell

5x

Melissa and Doug

5x

Merrell

5x

Metrostyle

4x

MindWare

3x

MISSION

10x

Mountain Hardwear

5x

OfficeDesigns.com

2x

Organize.com

3x

P.S.

2x

Paula Young

1x

pcRUSH.com

3x

Pure Collection

5x

Rawlings Gear

5x

Red Roof Inn

2x

Reiss

3x

RenewLife.com

6x

Soap.com

3x

Sonos

5x

Sorel

4x

Sunny Sports

3x

The Great Courses

4x

The Shade Store

4x

Tommy Hilfiger

4x

Tsubo

5x

UFC Store

4x

Vitamin World

5x

Wig.com

6x

Wind & Weather

6x

Wolferman’s Gourmet

4x

Woodwind & Brasswind

3x

Younkers

2x

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