Published on May 2nd, 2016 | by Chuck30
Chase In-Branch Offers: INK Plus 70k + Annual-Fee-Waived and INK Cash $300 Signup Bonuses
Chase In-Branch Offers
In honor of Small Business Week, Chase has special signup bonus offers on the INK Plus card and the INK Cash card.
- These offers are available in-branch only
- Offers are valid until May 15, 2016
These offers were spotted in a Chase branch by Reddit member allday8 and others.
INK Plus Offer
- Get a bonus of 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months of card approval
- Per Flyertalk, this offer comes with the annual fee waived for the first year
The online bonus offer f0r this card is 60,000 points and has an annual fee of $95 the first year. This offer will save you $95 the first year, and will get you an extra 10,000 points.
INK Cash Offer
- Get a bonus of $300 (30,000 Ultimate Rewards points) after spending $3,000 within three months of card approval
The online bonus offer for this card is $200 (20k points); this in-branch promo nets you an extra 10k. Neither card has any annual fee at all.
We’ve seen numerous – very recent – reports of getting approved for co-brands and it thus appears that 5/24 is not yet in effect on those cards. Hopefully, it’s not in effect on business cards either, as was the case a few weeks ago, see Is 5/24 In-Effect Yet on INK and Co-brands?.
Historically, there seems to be better approval odds for in-branch applications since you’re sometimes preapproved for the card when they check out your account, so that’s another reason this in-branch offer may work for you.
Both of these offers are excellent. The INK Plus with a 70k bonus + annual fee waived the first year is especially awesome. It’s inconvenient to apply in-branch but well worth it if you have a branch nearby.
Another option would be to just apply for the regular 60k offer online and try to get Chase to match the 70k offer. This way, you can have the convenience of doing it online and even netting 10k points for a friend by using their refer-a-friend link. The in-branch offer is still better, even factoring in the referral bonus, but some may opt for the speed and convenience of an online application.
Please do not include any referral links in the comments here. We hope to have a separate referral post up soon.