Posted by Chuck on May 3, 2017
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Published on May 3rd, 2017 | by Chuck


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

The Offer

Direct Link

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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.

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Are there referrals for Cash?

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

Any data points on if Chase allows referring yourself?

nothing with cash

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)

wrong thread

Does not work for my Ink Cash card.

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

Worked on my InkPlus card

No offers on my Cash

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

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!

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

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.

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

That’s a very good idea.

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?

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

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.

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