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The Winner of the 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway Is...

Sept. 16, 2013
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The Winner of the 10,000 Ultimate Rewards Points Giveaway Is...
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After last week's announcement from Chase that all its Ink cards for small businesses, including the Ink Plus and Ink Bold as well as the Ink Business Cash Credit Card and Ink Classic, will now be Visa Signatures, I decided to give away 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points for my Thursday Giveaway. To enter, all you had to do was leave a comment on the giveaway post telling me what your favorite benefit of the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Bold cards is and why.

The Ink Plus and Ink Bold will now be Visa Signature cards.
The Ink Plus and Ink Bold will now be Visa Signature cards.

I got over 1,000 entries, and the most popular reasons people gave included earning 5X points at office supply stores and on telecommunication expenses, 2X on hotel and gas purchases, no foreign exchange fees (on the Plus and Bold), shopping through the Ultimate Rewards online portal for bonus points, Chase Ultimate Rewards' great list of travel transfer partners.

Ultimate Rewards' airline partners include 5 great carriers.
Ultimate Rewards' airline partners include 5 great carriers.

In short, they are many of the same reasons that I love these cards. The winner, chosen at random is Josh who left this comment:

"5x at office stores is the best benefit of ANY card. Mainly because I can buy Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes, gas station, and restaurant cards at Office Depot and get practically 5x on ALL of my normal spend!"

Not only does Josh point out one of the best features of the cards - the year-round 5X category spending bonus at office stores - but he also highlights his very savvy points-earning strategy of buying retail gift cards there to maximize his spend at all kinds of other merchants. After all, why settle for 5X points per $1 just on office supplies when you can also earn those bonus points for dining out, buying gas and purchasing any number of other goods and services like you normally would with a little careful advanced planning?

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So thank you to all who entered, and stay tuned for this week's Thursday Giveaway because it's going to be a big one!

For more information on the Ink Plus and Ink Bold cards, and why they are two of my favorite travel credit cards, check out these posts:

Maximizing the Chase Ink Office Store Category Spending Bonuses
Maximizing The Chase Ink 5X Bonus Spending With Retail Gift Cards
A Detailed Look at Ink Benefits You Might Not Know About
An Inside Look at the Chase Ink Lounge Benefit
Ranking the Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners
Top 10 Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner
Why I Love Chase Ultimate Rewards
Ranking the Top Chase Travel Credit Card Offers