A 70,000 Ink Plus signup bonus offer is available in Chase branches (update: and now online), but the $95 annual fee is NOT waived.
I was in Chase just today and saw a 70,000 Ink Plus offer on a banker's desk. It's 20,000 points more than the usual 50,000 bonus, but the $95 annual fee is charged upfront, and not waived the first year. Interestingly, it was presented side by side with the regular 50,000 Ink Bold offer which does have the annual fee waived the first year.
Apart from the Ink Bold being a charge card and the Ink Plus a credit card, the cards are identical in their benefits, so it could be a good way for Chase to assess whether propsects would rather pay the annual fee but earn 20,000 more bonus points.
Here are the offer details:
70K Chase Ink Plus Signup Bonus Offer
- 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5000 in the first 3 months from account opening (20,000 more points than the usual 50,000 points signup bonus)
- 5X points per dollar on office supply store spend, telephone, cable and Internet services
- 2X points on hotel spend when directly with the hotel, gas stations
- 1:1 point transfer to United, Hyatt, British Airways, Korean Air, Southwest, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental, Priority Club, Amtrak, Virgin Atlantic and recent new transfer partner Singapore KrisFlyer
- Annual fee of $95 is NOT waived the first year
- No foreign transaction fees
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® – True Chip + Pin card, 40K bonus + 6K from $3000 minimum spend gives you $460 in travel statement credits
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