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Chase just announced three very solid offers including one brand-spanking new card. This is exciting because the offers are great and the new card comes with favorable eligibility terms if you have already opened up a United business card before. Check out the three new offers below!
5/24 in effect
Before getting everyone too excited, keep in mind that these cards are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule (and other Chase application rules). If you are not familiar with these rules or simply don’t enjoy keeping tabs on how they affect your eligibility, then be sure to check out WalletFlo which will automate all of these things for you and help you to manage your cards.
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United Business (100K!)
Offer no longer available
- 100,000 bonus miles after you spend $10,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
- 2X on United purchases
- 2X on local transit and commuting – including taxis, mass transit, tolls, and ride share services
- 2X on gas stations, office supply stores and restaurants
- 5,000 bonus miles each year when you have the United Business Card and a personal United card
- $100 annual United travel credit (but only after you have seven United flight purchases of $100 or more)
- 25% back of United inflight purchases (includes Wi-Fi, food and beverages)
- Free first checked bag and priority boarding
- 2 United Club passes each year
- Annual fee $99
- Offer expires April 2, 2020
The United Business card is very similar to the United Business Explorer card but there are a couple of key differences. First, the most important thing to be aware of is that these are considered different products. So if you earned a bonus in the last 24 months for the United Business Explorer card, you are still eligible for a bonus with this card. By the way — the answer to this type of eligibility question would be automated for you with the new app WalletFlo.
The new features on this card include the local transit and commuting bonus categories, 5,000 bonus miles for having both a personal and a business card, the $100 annual credit that you can get when you make seven purchases of $100 or more, and the 25% discount. It’s also worth mentioning that the annual fee is increased by four dollars.
I will have a detailed review of the United Business card at a later date but right now I wanted to highlight the welcome bonus of 100,000 bonus miles after spending $10,000. This is a high spend requirement so only proceed if you have a plan to meet $10,000 in three months.
United Explorer (60K w/easy spend requirement)
If you don’t have a plan for meeting the high minimum spend requirement for the United Business, you should know that the personal United Explorer has a new bonus that is very obtainable. Right now, you can earn 60,000 miles after spending only $3,000 in the first three months. And the annual fee is waived the first year! Offer expires April 2, 2020. You can read my full review of the card here.
IHG Rewards Club Premier Card
Offer no longer available
The IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card has a new limited time offer that comes with the following features:
- 140,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
- Annual free night certificate at an “eligible hotel”
- 25X (total w/elite status) on IHG purchases
- 2X points at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
- Automatic Platinum Elite Status (read more about this status here)
- 20% discount on purchases of IHG points
- 4th night free on award stays
- Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit of up to $100 every 4 years
- No foreign transaction fees
- $89 annual fee
140,000 bonus points is a lot and that spend requirement of $3,000 is very doable. With those points, you could cover two to three nights at a very nice property or you could stretch your points and cover a handful of nights at mid-tier property.
All three of these offers are very solid and so if you are in the market for a new airline card or hotel card you should seriously consider these offers.
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Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and creator of the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned full-time credit card rewards/travel expert and has earned and redeemed millions of miles to travel the globe. Since 2014, his content has been featured in major publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, US News, and Business Insider. Find his full bio here.