Chase Ink Plus (Need a card for utilities)

Old Jan 25, 20, 3:13 pm
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Chase Ink Plus (Need a card for utilities)

I missed out on getting the Chase Ink Plus and therefore do not have a great card for buying utilities. Is there ANY way at all to get this card? Product change or special link? I have looked and have not found anything. I need to fill the void with a 5% card or equivalent for utilities. Ideas?
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Old Jan 25, 20, 8:57 pm
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I need to fill the void with a 5% card or equivalent for utilities. Ideas?
Not sure about the Ink Plus, but the Cash+ card from USB does offer utilities as one of the 5% cash back categories that you can choose every quarter. It is my go-to card for utilities (water, electric, gas, trash pick-up).
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Old Jan 25, 20, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by halamadrid View Post
Not sure about the Ink Plus, but the Cash+ card from USB does offer utilities as one of the 5% cash back categories that you can choose every quarter. It is my go-to card for utilities (water, electric, gas, trash pick-up).
I forgot about that one, I have that card.
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Originally Posted by halamadrid View Post
Not sure about the Ink Plus, but the Cash+ card from USB does offer utilities as one of the 5% cash back categories that you can choose every quarter. It is my go-to card for utilities (water, electric, gas, trash pick-up).
I need to apply for that card in the near future. I just found out about it last week.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 9:14 am
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As I recall, INK Plus had the same bonus categories as INK Cash, and Utilities were not included - even though there were isolated reports of specific mis-coded utility transactions,
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Old Jan 26, 20, 10:17 am
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I've not seen a solid utility card. Many cards will do that on a quarterly bonus, to get you to switch your card to auto payments, and hopefully keep it there.

Ink cash is fantastic for cell phone and streaming services
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Old Jan 26, 20, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
As I recall, INK Plus had the same bonus categories as INK Cash, and Utilities were not included - even though there were isolated reports of specific mis-coded utility transactions,
FWIW, this is my recollection as well.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
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Ink cash is fantastic for cell phone and streaming services
Are you sure about the streaming services? AFAIK its only cell, internet, cable/satellite TV.

YouTube TV, etc., are not 5x. I hope they become so as I now have YTTV.

It's (streaming) a 5x Freedom category this quarter.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 11:55 am
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Are we calling internet and cell phone "utilities"? I always think of water, gas and electric as primary utilities. I use my Ink Business Cash card for 5x on internet and cell phone (and office supplies) but am unaware of a card that gives bonus points for the other "utilities".
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Old Jan 26, 20, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mhdena View Post
Are you sure about the streaming services? AFAIK its only cell, internet, cable/satellite TV.

YouTube TV, etc., are not 5x. I hope they become so as I now have YTTV.

It's (streaming) a 5x Freedom category this quarter.
I get 5x for Netflix and Sling. I do not get it for Disney Plus.

I also get it for my cell phone and internet
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Originally Posted by mhdena View Post
Are you sure about the streaming services? AFAIK its only cell, internet, cable/satellite TV.

YouTube TV, etc., are not 5x. I hope they become so as I now have YTTV.

It's (streaming) a 5x Freedom category this quarter.
YouTube TV earns 5x on the CIC.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31947357-post140.html
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Old Jan 26, 20, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by xooz View Post
Are we calling internet and cell phone "utilities"? I always think of water, gas and electric as primary utilities. I use my Ink Business Cash card for 5x on internet and cell phone (and office supplies) but am unaware of a card that gives bonus points for the other "utilities".
We've always had a very high business related utility bill, of the water/gas/electric variety. The INK cards never covered those.

In addition to the card mentioned above, this card also offers a utility category as a choice for a bonus category. https://www.bbvausa.com/credit-cards...s-program.html
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Old Jan 28, 20, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
I've not seen a solid utility card. Many cards will do that on a quarterly bonus, to get you to switch your card to auto payments, and hopefully keep it there.

Ink cash is fantastic for cell phone and streaming services
Even though the Cash+ works on "quarterly" categories, the categories are pretty much static and don't rotate so you can pretty much choose utilities as a 5% category every quarter. They also have a pretty comprehensive TV, Internet, and Streaming Services category that also gets you 5% cash back every quarter. It includes YouTube, Disney+, etc. It is true that USB has tweaked the categories over time, but I would argue that it has been for the better.
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