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This promotion isn’t new, but the eligibility (meaning that it seems to not be super targeted like I originally thought) is new.

5X Miles or Ultimate Rewards Points on Shipping and Social Media Advertising

As first reported by Doctor of Credit, the Chase Ink Business Preferred, the old Chase Ink Plus, the Southwest Business credit cards and the United Business credit cards are offering 5X points or miles on purchases on shipping and social media advertising.  The limit is $10,000 in spend that earns the 5X and the charge has to post by Oct. 31st, 2020.

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Now, DoC talks about where this offer should show up inside your Chase account when signed in, in the Featured Benefits of your UR section within the card account. I had looked there a few times and had a total goose egg. So, imagine my surprise when a large purchase I made on advertising on the card (which would normally earn 3X anyway) earned 5X! I was pretty thrilled. And then, yesterday, it happened again with a different charge. Technically, my charges weren’t even social media though they were advertising.

Here’s the landing page for the offer for the Chase Ink Preferred and Ink Plus.

And here are the pages for United and Southwest.

Note that a couple of DoC readers report issues with Google AdSense coding correctly – although that obviously should count.

Offer Terms for the Ink Preferred: 5X Ultimate Rewards on Shipping and Advertising

Earn 5 Total Points: You will earn a total of 5 points for each $1 spent, on up to $10,000 in total combined purchases, in the shipping and advertising purchases made on social media and search engines categories from 08/01/2020 to 10/31/2020. That’s 2 points on top of the 3 points you already earn on your first $150,000 spent, which includes the $10,000, in “3” point” categories each anniversary year on those purchases with your card. For more information about Chase rewards categories, Purchases posted to your account with a transaction date during the offer period are eligible for this offer. Delays by the merchant, such as shipping, could extend the transaction date beyond the offer period. Please allow up to 8 weeks after qualifying purchases post to your account for points to post to your account. (“Purchases” do not include balance transfers, cash advances, travelers checks, foreign currency, money orders, wire transfers or similar cash-like transactions, lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, race track wagers or similar betting transactions, any checks that access your account, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, and fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.) To qualify for this bonus offer, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. This bonus offer is non-transferable and applies only to the account of the primary cardmember referenced in this offer. Eligible credit cards: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card.



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