Link: Chase Ink Bold Charge Card with 50,000 point signup bonus
Chase recently dropped the signup bonus on the Sapphire Preferred card from 50,000 to 40,000 points. First they dropped it on their own website and in their television ads, but other links were still around offering 50,000. Lots of blog readers got in on that offer before it was pulled.
The Chase Ink Bold Charge Card is the small business version of the card, so I was surprised to see the 50,000 point signup bonus stick around with it.
We’re already seeing Chase monkeying around with the offer, though. Chase.com now requires $10,000 in spend within three months to earn the full 50,000 point bonus. Ouch.
This link offers 50,000 points after spending $5000 within 3 months still, and waives the annual fee the first year.
It earns quintuple points on wireless/telecommunications services, cable and satellite TV and radio, and office supply stores and double points on hotels, gas stations, and with travel agencies (bonuses capped at 200,000 points per year).
Points transfer 1:1 into United, British Airways, Korean Airlines, Southwest, Amtrak, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Priority Club. I find United to be the best use of points, followed by Hyatt, with strategic uses for British Airways — though folks will differ based on the awards they value.
Hopefully the 50,000 point signup link with $5000 minimum spend will last, but I’m not counting on it at this point. (This link does offer me a referral credit, and is the best available offer I’m aware of. 50,000 points is especially valuable, and I have the card myself as a result.)