Limited Time 100K Marriott Sign-Up + 130K Chase Ultimate Rewards

Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card – Limited time 100K Offer!

This is new card from Chase and Marriott that has a limited time 100,000 points offer after spending $5K within 3 months. The annual fee is $10 higher than the regular Marriott Rewards Premier card, but the annual free night certificate is more valuable. The free night awarded with this card after your account anniversary allows for redemptions at hotels that cost up to 35,000 points, the previous card only allowed redemptions up to 25,000 points. A few things to note: the $95 annual fee is not waived each year, the Chase 5/24 rule will apply (5 or more new credit accounts in the past 24 months will disqualify you), and current Chase Marriott card holders are not eligible for the sign-up offer, though according to Doctor of Credit, they will be targeted for upgrade bonuses in the coming weeks/months.

  • Limited Time Offer! Earn 100,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn 6 points per $1 spent at participating Marriott Rewards & SPG hotels.
  • 2 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year.
  • Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
  • Coming in 2019, 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year.
  • Earn unlimited Marriott Rewards points and get Free Night Stays faster.

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Two Ultimate Rewards Sign-Up Offers – 80K or 50K(Fee Free)

Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
While the Chase Ink Plus has come and gone, Chase has ushered in the newest Chase business product, the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card. The card is offering 80,000 bonus points after spending $5K on purchases in the first three months. This is the current highest sign-up bonus across all Ultimate Rewards cards and my favorite current sign-up offer. The card has a $95 annual fee which is not waived for the first year. You’ll also earn 3x points on the first $150,000 spent in combined purchases on travel, shipping purchases, Internet, cable and phone services, and on advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines each account anniversary year.

The best news is that if you’ve had the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash cards, you can still receive this bonus as the Ink Business Preferred is considered a completely separate product. However, the 5/24 restrictions do apply to this card. Trip cancellation / interruption, purchase protection, extended warranty, and cell phone protection are all included with the card. These points are combinable with the Ultimate Rewards points that you’ve earned with your other Chase personal and business cards. Like the Sapphire Reserve and Preferred below, benefits include 1 to 1 point transfers with United, Southwest, British Airways (oneworld), Korean Air (SkyTeam), Singapore KrisFlyer, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Hyatt,Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, IHG Rewards Club, and Amtrak.

  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on the first $150,000 spent in select categories each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1 point per $1 on all other purchases–with no limit to the amount you can earn
  • Points are worth 25% more when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Redeem points for travel, cash back, gift cards and more – your points don’t expire as long as your account is open
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Employee cards at no additional cost
  • $95 Annual Fee

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Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card (current favorite card and FEE Free)
This card has many of the same benefits as the Ink Business Preferred above, but without the fee!  The sign-up bonus is 50,000 points after spending $3K within the first 3 months. You’ll earn 5x points for internet, cable, and phone service as well as office supply stores.  2x points is offered for gas stations and food. The card is subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule…but it won’t count towards your 5/24 total!

  • Earn $500 bonus cash back (50,000 points) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening
  • Named “Best Rewards Card for Small Business Owners” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, July 2017
  • Earn 5% cash back on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on internet, cable and phone services each account anniversary year
  • Earn 2% cash back on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at gas stations and restaurants each account anniversary year
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other card purchases with no limit to the amount you can earn
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers
  • Employee cards at no additional cost
  • No Annual Fee

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Other Ultimate Rewards Cards

Chase Freedom Unlimited®
Here’s a no-fee card that can compliment your Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ or Chase Sapphire Preferred® cards and provide additional Ultimate Rewards points for signing-up, plus it has no annual fee! This card earns 1.5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent – yes you are earning 1.5% cash back (1.5x points) per $1 on ALL spend, no special categories required.  You can strategically use this card for all spend that doesn’t fall into a bonus category with one of your other cards. Plus, you’ll earn a $150 bonus (15,000 points) after you spend $500 within 3 months. These points can of course be combined with your current UR balances. If you’ve had or have the Chase Freedom® card, this is considered a separate product and you are eligible for the sign-up bonus.

  • Unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase — it’s automatic
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49-25.24%. Balance transfer fee is 5% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • No minimum to redeem for cash back
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open
  • Free credit score, updated weekly with Credit Journey℠
  • No annual fee

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Chase Freedom®
Like the Chase Freedom Unlimited® above, this is a no fee card that is a very nice companion to your other Ultimate Rewards cards.  This card is special in that there are rotating 5% cash back (5x points) categories up to $1,500 in combined purchases each quarter (that’s 7,500 UR points) you active. In addition, you’ll receive a $150 bonus (15,000 points) for signing up. If you’ve had or have the Chase Freedom Unlimited® card, this is considered a separate product and you are eligible for the sign-up bonus.

  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
  • Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases – it’s automatic
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49-25.24%. Balance transfer fee is 5% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open and there is no minimum to redeem for cash back.
  • Free credit score, updated weekly with Credit Journey℠
  • No annual fee

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Chase Sapphire Preferred®
If you’ve not yet had the Chase Sapphire Preferred, you’ll appreciate  the opportunity to earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $4K within the first 3 months. If you’re new to the points / miles hobby, with no annual fee for the first year, this should be your go to first card! You’ll earn 2x points on travel and dining and points transfer 1 to 1 to United, Southwest, British Airways (oneworld), Korean Air (SkyTeam), Singapore KrisFlyer, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Hyatt,Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, IHG Rewards Club, and Amtrak.+

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a ‘Best Travel Credit Card’ by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions – as long as there’s a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

As mentioned above, if you’re new to the hobby, signing up for this personal card with the Ink Business Preferred above would net you 130,000 points and only a $95 fee for your first year.  After meeting the spend requirements, you would have enough points for a roundtrip business class ticket from the US to Europe!

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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠
Okay, this is clearly the card that people are most excited about, but let’s discuss the fee and specifics first. The card offers 50,000 bonus points after spending $4K within 3 months. There is a $450 annual fee, but you can negate it quite quickly. Specifically, each year you’ll receive a $300 travel credit (good on airfare, hotels, taxis, Uber, train, etc) which brings the fee down to $150.  You’ll then receive a Global Entry / TSA Pre® credit up to $100 (good for anyone if you already have these), this brings the fee down to $50.  For $50 you’ll earn an amazing 3x points on travel and dining and you’ll receive Priority Pass Select membership which allows you lounge access at most airports worldwide with free guests! The premium card will also get you 50% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.  Like the other Ultimate Rewards cards, 1 to 1 point transfers are offered with United, Southwest, British Airways (oneworld), Korean Air (SkyTeam), Singapore KrisFlyer, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Hyatt,Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, IHG Rewards Club, and Amtrak.

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That’s $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • 3X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. Plus, no foreign transaction fees
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,000+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select
  • Up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions – as long as there’s a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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