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I applied for a 2nd Chase Ink Business Preferred in January when the public offer was 80k bonus points after $5k spend in 3 months. It wasn’t an automatic approval and you can read that post about my experience if you’re interested. Once I received my card in the mail, the public offer had increased to 100k bonus points after $15k spend. I thought this was within reason for my business and sent Chase a secure message to see what the policy was on matching to the Chase Ink Business Preferred 100k offer. It’s actually the best of both worlds and I figured you would be interested to see how I approached it via secure message in case you’re in a similar position.
Referrals give the “referrer” a 20k point bonus upon new account approval. Pretty amazing referral bonus
Here is the message I sent Chase
For some reason my account wouldn’t populate via the normal add account features on Chase.com and the rep added the account per my request.
And their response
This is consistent with what other people have received which is the best of both worlds. I can still earn 80k after $5k spend in 3 months, but if I happen to hit the $15k in 3 months, I get another bonus 20k. Can’t really beat that.
And the points have credited…
What I’ll do with the additional “15k” Ultimate Rewards
I have to say…You should always look at opportunity cost. I pushed an extra $10k spend on the card, earning just 1x on the purchases, when I could have earned 1.5x with the Chase meaning I netted 15k Ultimate Rewards vs 20k. I have a little something I’d like to do that involves a Hyatt transfer. Alila Big Sur is now redeemable for just 30k Ultimate Rewards and it’s all inclusive – so I’m really thinking this should happen. Rates are nearly $2k a night – what an insane use of Hyatt points.
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