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Update: A Chase Secure Message reply says: “Chase has decided to no longer offer Ink Bold effective 11/16/14.” (Hat Tip: Cave Dweller)

The Ink Bold is going to die very, very soon I predict.

How soon? 11/16/14 [updated]

The evidence:

  1. You don’t see any more affiliate links for it anywhere.
  2. Dan’s Deals called several Chase bank branches and reports: “I just called around to a few branches…and they all confirmed that the Ink Bold card is being phased out and is no longer available in-branch.”

The card is still around as of 6 AM on October 1, 2014 (find it here), but I don’t expect that to last.

This actually raises an interesting question: if you don’t have an Ink Bold or Ink Plus, which should you get now?

I think the best plan is to get the 70,000 point Ink Plus now. My guess is that if you get the Ink Bold now, it will be converted to an Ink Plus soon, possibly before you can apply for the Ink Plus on its own later.

However, if there is a way to get the Ink Bold now and Ink Plus later (for 50k or 70k), that would be better than just getting the Ink Plus now and would suggest getting the Ink Bold first.

Which strategy do you think will result in more Ultimate Rewards?

If you already have an Ink Plus and were planning to get an Ink Bold for the same business at some point, get in gear.

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