Lots of folks have been introduced to the benefits of Chase Ultimate Rewards Points when they earned a quick 50,000 points through the Chase Sapphire Preferred card (the 50,000 point bonus for $3,000 in spend is still available here if you haven’t yet taken advantage of this). I’ve been happy with their rewards program because of the 1:1 transfers to Continental, Korean Air, Marriott, Hyatt and more. Newbies to the frequent flyer world will like that the 50k points can be used to redeem for $625 in airfare, regardless of the airline.
So if you’ve become interested in Ultimate Rewards, and you have a business, you may be interested in this deal with the Chase Ink Business Bold card: you’ll earn 25,000 points after first purchase, then an additional 25k points after $10,000 in spend in 3 months. First year fee is waived.
You do only get 1x points for all your spend (vs the 2x points per dollar you get with the Chase Sapphire Preferred on travel and dining spend), but to earn that initial 50k bonus the card is a good option.