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Chase point transfer rules made simple [Infographic]

Chase point transfer rules

My favorite points programs are transferable points programs.  These are programs that let the account holder transfer points to their choice of a number of airline and hotel programs.  See: A quick guide to transferable points programs.  My favorite transferable points program is Chase Ultimate Rewards… Membership Rewards vs. Ultimate Rewards vs. ThankYou Rewards. Which is best? SPG vs. Amex, Chase, and Citi transferable points programs. Which is best? Complex Chase point transfer rules In…

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Credit card junkies: it’s time to apply for Chase Ink.

Chase Ink 60K

Doctor of Credit reports that Chase’s dreaded 5/24 rule will be applied to Ink business cards in March 2016. What is the 5/24 rule? In the past year or so, Chase has frequently denied applications for certain cards (such as the Sapphire Preferred and Freedom) due to having opened 5 or more credit cards (with any bank) in the past 24 months.  That means that anyone who regularly signs up for credit cards in order…

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How to get approved for the Chase Ink 60K offer

Chase Ink 60K

One of the best credit card signup offers around also happens to be one of the best point earning cards around: the Chase Ink Plus.  The current signup offer for this card is 60,000 points after $5K spend in 3 months.  If you apply in-branch, the $95 annual fee is waived the first year. The Chase Ink Plus card earns Ultimate Rewards points.  Ultimate Rewards continues to be my favorite transferable points program (see: Membership…

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

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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Chasing Ultimate Rewards: My revised strategy

In the March 2015 post “Chasing Ultimate Rewards,” I detailed plans to earn approximately 210,000 Ultimate Rewards points per year without paying credit card annual fees.  Since then, things have changed.  Chase’s new, tougher, application approval process has become well documented.  According to many reports, Chase no longer approves applications for cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points if the applicant has applied for many other cards recently.  For details, please see Doctor of Credit’s post:…

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

Ink Plus and Ink Cash

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

Best credit card combo

UPDATE: After this post was written, Chase introduced two new cards: Chase Freedom Unlimited which offers 1.5 points per dollar on all spend and Chase Sapphire Reserve which offers 3X points for travel and dining.  For a look at how these new cards work in combination with others, please see: The BEST travel rewards card and FU Sapphire Reserve: Better combos exist . This is part 1 of a multi-part series of “best credit card combos”.…

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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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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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