I am guessing Chase has been pleased with the sign up rate of their New Ink Bold card because they have increased the spend requirements from $5,000 within 3 months to 25,000 points after the first purchase and 25,000 after $10,000 within 3 months. I was able to apply and get approved right under the wire for the change.
The Chase New Ink Bold has a number of attractive features that have made it such a popular card. The first is that it used the ultra flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (for more details on these great points check out my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Review). A unique way to accrue these points with this card is a 5 points per dollar on the first $50,000 spent at Office Supply stores, phone, internet, and cable TV charges which we all almost all have! It also has the 2X points for hotel and gas expenses and 1X for every other purchases. It also has no foreign transaction fees making it a great card for international travel which is what this whole blog is about! It does have an annual fee of $95, but it is waived for the first year. This card also gives you Priority Pass access to over 350 VIP Airport lounges around the world which is a great benefit when you are flying coach instead of business class or your airline doesn’t have lounge access.
Please note that this is a charge card rather than a credit card which means it must be paid off at the end of each month and a balance cannot be carried from month to month. This feature might keep some people from getting themselves into trouble as well. 🙂 If this card and an extra 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points sounds good to you then sign up now for the Chase Ink Bold. Remember that using our links to sign up helps support this site and helps us to continue to bring you the best travel tips and tricks.