Both Lisa & I really like our Chase INK cards. Not just for the 5x for real spend, but especially for all the spend I can manufacture each year resulting in getting points FREE and even making money in the process. It is a nice business card you SHOULD hold.
But one of the nice perks of the card is now going away as you can see from the letter I just got in the mail. Previously, you could get Lounge Club membership that included “just” two free visits per year to locations like THE CLUB at ATL. However, those two free visits just about covered the fee to HOLD the card so this IS a significant loss of a nice perk.
What can you do? I would seriously consider, if you don’t hold one of them already:
Either of these get you Priority Pass FREE that will get you access to a huge number of lounges as well as Skyclub entrance for you. Plus all the other outstanding perks these cards give you on top of that.
So does this change in the INK card make it no longer worthwhile to hold? No, but when it does come time to pay the annual fee and you do your retention call to Chase, I sure would bring up this cut in benefits and negotiate some extra Ultimate Rewards points to keep you as a customer for another year!- René
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