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Confirmed: Chase Launching A New Card with 80,000 Points

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Written by Charlie

A new card is coming out soon from Chase with a 80,000 point sign-up bonus! This is the new Chase Ink Business Preferred with some great bonuses!

Chase is still going strong, or “aggressive” as they like to say, in the points market! Just months after releasing the greatest credit card of the year – the Chase Sapphire Reserve – they have confirmed that they will soon be launching yet another new card. This card is for small businesses (like the Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Cash) and will be called the Chase Ink Business Preferred. Here is what we know about this card so far.

Confirmed: The Chase Ink Business Preferred with 80,000 Point Bonus

According to the Bloomberg article that gave the details, this will be Chase’s new top-tier business card. Here is what the new Chase Ink Business Preferred will be offering:

  • 80,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $5,000 in 90 days
  • 3X Bonus Points on all travel, telecommunication, shipping, and advertising (on social media and search engines) – capped at the first $150,000 in a year
  • Annual fee – $95 (waived for the first year if you open in a branch)

The Chase Ink Business Preferred is in the Chase Ink lineup so natural comparisons will be drawn to its (little?) brother – the Chase Ink Plus. That card also carries a $95 annual fee (which can be waived if opened in a branch as well) and has come with bonuses as high as 70,000 Ultimate Reward points.

Chase Ink Business Preferred

The new Chase Ink Business Preferred is confirmed by Chase on Twitter

Difference Between the Chase Ink Business Preferred and the Chase Ink Plus

But, there is one key difference between the two cards – the Chase Ink Plus has 5X points on telecommunications and office supply stores as well as 2X points at gas stations. The Chase Ink Business Preferred has 3X on telecommunications and nothing for office supply stores. Chase Ink cardholders love the 5X at office stores as these stores sell gift cards that can make it easy to earn 5X points on a lot of everyday spending. But, the 5X bonus is capped at $50,000 per year so if you are not an office supply/gift card shopper, then the $150,000 cap of the new Chase Ink Business Preferred will likely be the more attractive option.

If you were able to hit the cap, that would mean a total of 450,000 Ultimate Reward points per year! That is tremendous! Of course, that is a lot of spending but that spending can now include all travel (like the Chase Sapphire Reserve), shipping and online advertising. There are a lot of small businesses that will be able to take advantage of these new categories for sure.

The Chase Ink Business Preferred will be launching later this year and we can assume that the Chase 5/24 rule will come enforced on this card. Save up those applications and hopefully you will be able to grab this beautiful new offer of 80,000 points!

HT: Reddit

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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  • What isn’t clear is if we will be able to still apply for the Plus after the Preferred is available or if the Preferred will replace the Plus? What do you guess will happen?

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