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Yesterday, we got the changes to Chase’s Pay Yourself Back for the consumer cards – namely the Sapphires.

Those categories were a definite downgrade from what was on offer through yesterday.

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On the business card side, today sees a small improvement.

  • Chase Ink Business Preferred and Ink Plus (legacy card product)
    • Updated categories starting October 1 – Dec. 31, 2021: Cardmembers who utilize Pay Yourself Back can continue to redeem points worth 25% more on eligible business expenses in the categories of: shipping, internet, cable and phone services and charitable contributions. New categories will also include: advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines.
  • Chase Ink Business Cash, and Chase Ink Unlimited
    • Updated categories starting October 1 – Dec. 31, 2021: Cardmembers who utilize Pay Yourself Back can continue redeeming points worth 10% more on internet, cable and phone services, and worth 25% more when redeemed for eligible charitable contributions.

So, if you have the Chase Ink Business Preferredyou get the same categories worth 1.25 cents a point as previously, and adds advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines.

Ink Cash and Ink Unlimited cardholders are only getting a 1.1 cent value on internet, cable and phone services.

Remember that if you also have a Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can always transfer the points over there and redeem for dining through March 2022.

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