Posted by Chuck on May 3, 2017
Credit Cards

Published on May 3rd, 2017 | by Chuck


All INK Cardholders: Get 20,000 UR for Referring Friends to INK Preferred

The Offer

Direct Link

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 1.42.03 PM

The Fine Print

  • Max 100,000 bonus points (5 referrals)

Our Verdict

This offer is being sent out via email  and can also be found at A few interesting points:

  • The bonus is awesome! Typically, the UR referral bonus is 5k or 10k UR.
  • The annual max is also up from the typical 50k on other UR cards to 100k on INK cards.
  • All INK cardholders are getting this referral offer, even those who have a different INK version like the INK Plus or INK Bold or INK Cash.
  • While INK Cash is still available for signup, you can’t refer someone for the INK Cash as Cash cardholders are seeing the INK Preferred referral as well. Some Cash cardholders are not able to refer at all while others can refer for INK Preferred.

It’s possible to get 100k INK Preferred bonus by going in branch and finding a BRM who has the 100k offer (and using this route will even bypass 5/24 if done via paper application), but for most people who are applying online for the 80k bonus, the referral offer is the same as the non-referral.

It’s difficult for most of us to get the INK Preferred card due to 5/24.

Please don’t refer in the comments here, head over to the dedicated referral thread instead.

45 Responses to All INK Cardholders: Get 20,000 UR for Referring Friends to INK Preferred

  1. Evan says:

    Are there referrals for Cash?

  2. Scott says:

    I came here to see if you knew about this already. Guess so

  3. Paul says:

    Any data points on if Chase allows referring yourself?

  4. R says:

    nothing with cash

  5. Eddy Cue says:

    DoC, a suggestion about referral threads: if possible, can you limit the content of each submission to just the referral link? (i think you can ask each commenter to leave their Twitter URL in the website box)

    • Chuck says:

      Yeah, we’ll ask to limit the info.
      We used to ask to leave the Twitter handle in the website box, but it confused people greatly. People can still do that if they want, but we don’t write that in anymore.

      • Eddy Cue says:

        Thanks! I see the referral thread is up.

        Do people just have a hard time following simple instructions or they dont read or they dont understand what they just read? There are more than a couple of people who decided to disregards the instructions you posted. Sigh

  6. R says:

    wrong thread

  7. Joe says:

    Does not work for my Ink Cash card.

  8. Danielle says:

    I got the same email to refer people for the Preferred when I have Ink Bold.

  9. Alex says:

    Worked on my InkPlus card

  10. Drew R says:

    No offers on my Cash

  11. Ilya says:

    If I have business Ink or business cash, can I refer myself for business Ink preferred and get 100,000 total ? Thanks.

    • Chuck says:

      No one really knows what will happen

      • Jimmy Deals says:

        Any data points indicating if people have had success getting the 20k referral bonus for using their own referral link? In other words, a synthetic 100k sign up bonus.

    • VL says:

      I do not see why not to try. You should get 80K for the new card at least (we in the past got bonuses on both Plus and Preferred when applied independently)… and if you get extra 20K as referral it will be an extra bonus.

      I would consider referring your spouse or another family member just to increase your chances. They can refer you if they have Plus/Cash cards. This way SSN (or EIN) on referred and referral accounts would be different. Even if somebody do not have a business with EIN they can apply with SSN as sole proprietor. 3 out of 4 our Ink accounts are under SP.

      Good luck, and thank you Will & Chuck for your blog!

  12. R says:

    i guess the guy on reddit has spread misinformation about ink cash being able to generate referrals, not a single positive DP here

  13. VL says:

    We have 2 Ink Plus and 2 Ink Preferred cards between me and my spouse. All 4 cards got an email for referral bonuses, and I was able to produce the links on all 4 of them. So, for people who have only old Plus or Cash cards it is probably possible to refer themselves and get extra 20K, turning total bonus into 100K.

    Good luck.

  14. Peter says:

    I have an Ink Cash and no referral link.

    But here’s an idea for your awesome share-a-link posts:
    – ask that each referral link be in a top-level comment
    – encourage people who use commenters’ referral links to reply to comment
    – subsequent would-be referral users can count the number of replies and determine which link to NOT click on

    It won’t be a perfect system for sure, but it can be a modest step toward maximizing the community’s benefits

  15. Zack says:

    I just got my CIP and I’ve activated and even had a test charge for it. However when I go to the referral site, it’s failing to generate anything. Email, twitter, fb buttons all do nothing. It works fine for other chase cards I have though. Also after I enter the information for the card on the main page and press continue, the left side of the new page is empty, whereas for other cards it would list the bonus/offer that the applicant would get. Any ideas why? Do I just have to use the CIP for a while before I can generate referrals?

    • jdpinto says:

      I’m having the exact same problem. I’ve had my CIP for a week.

    • Ivan X says:

      I was able to refer to Ink Preferred without issue last week to three different people. This week I’m seeing the same behavior you are. I wonder if their systems have just gotten weird.

      I only have an Ink Plus.

  16. Sam says:

    Jack, even i am facing the same issue with no link being generated after filling out the referral information.

  17. fiveoh says:

    How long does it usually take for the referral bonus to show up after the card is approved for the person I referred?

    • Frito Pendejo says:

      based on a recent reddit comment it sounds like in a week or two it will at least show as Pending.

  18. Frito Pendejo says:

    I’m having same issue, cannot generate any links because the page doesn’t work right. The Visit our FAQ page leads to a blank page, and now I can’t even log in as its saying the Temporary ID Code they emailed me is wrong (it isn’t). I wonder if they are having IT problems

  19. Zack says:

    Quick question, will you be able to refer your SO for a different sole prop but with the same address?

  20. Ilon Eriya says:

    How can I generate the INK business preferred referral link? I am able to send it to emails, but can’t find how to generate in order to post. Thanks in advance!

  21. Gotkwah says:

    Can someone refer themselves for a different Business?
    I have an Ink+ for Business #1 and I want to get an Ink Preferred for Business #2. Can I use one of my referrals for myself to get 20k referral +80k? (if it matters, both are REAL business with EINs and Business #2 has had an existing chase SW credit card for the last 3+yrs.)

    I know the other option is to go in to a branch and open the card that way to just get 100k but I am trying to open at least one more card the same day and feel like if i do one in branch and one online i might end up with 2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑