Make sure you get your 70,000 CHASE INK PLUS points (if not instant approval)!

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approved for INK PLUS

I hope you got in on the 70,000 point INK PLUS deal that ended at about 3AM ET this morning. I also hope you got the above e-mail. What if you did not? What if you got something like:

“Thank you for applying. Your application requires further review before making a decision.

Here’s what you can expect:
Our goal is to notify you in writing within 10 days; however, in some circumstances it may take up to 30 days.
If you are approved, you will receive your card and other important information in the mail.
Please do not resubmit this application.”

So do you have to wait 30 days? I would not wait (and did not last time). I would call the Chase business reconsideration line and see just why Chase could not instantly approve you. The contact numbers are:

Chase Bank Reconsideration numbers

(800) 432-3117 – General Application Status Line, automated

(888) 245-0625 – Personal Reconsideration Line with a live rep

(888) 609-7805 – Alternative Personal Reconsideration line with live rep

(888) 871-4649 – Alternative Personal Reconsideration with live rep

(800) 453-9719 – Business Credit Card Reconsideration Line with live rep

(800) 432-3117 – General Card Services and Application Status, automated

(800) 955-9900 – General Card Services and Application status, automated

Most times Chase just wants to confirm the information you have submitted and rather than have to wait for them to ask for more info you can with a quick call get it done and your card on the way in the mail the next day!

What if you do get a letter saying NO? I would again call and follow up and see just what the problem was. Did you maybe type something wrong into one of the boxes? Is some info wrong? Do you maybe need to close some other Chase card to have this one approved or maybe just move some of your credit line over from some other card to have this one approved. Again, worth a quick call to the BUSINESS reconsideration line! – René

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What we should FEAR most from Delta in 2015! Richard Anderson speaks!

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I spent a great deal of time at the recent Chicago Seminars defending why I love Delta. The answer was really simple and I have already outlined that in a post. The airline itself treats frequent flyers really well. Sure, they are decimating the frequent flyer program next year and that is on top of a frequent flyer program that is right now one of the hardest to get value out of. I do, but … Continue reading

A visit to the HOM: My American experiAAnce – the return including a coach leg.

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A visit to the HOM: My American experiAAnce – if you jump ship – what to expect! A visit to the HOM: What it is like at the HOM that is the House of Miles A visit to the HOM: My American experiAAnce – the return including a coach leg. A visit to the HOM: AA Tech, compAArisons & final thoughts – should “we” switch? After a great visit to the HOM it was time … Continue reading

SWAG Saturday: 99.95 pure PLATINUM BAR up for grabs this week!

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Last week I gave away a 1 gram solid GOLD bar. This week we step UP the elite chain and how about a 1 gram PLATINUM bar as a giveaway! First, as always, the rules, are HERE and do not change from week to week (well most weeks that is). By commenting you are agreeing you have reviewed them! Next on to what I am giving away. Since we are talking about Platinum, how about … Continue reading

This week’s SWAG Saturday GOLD BAR winner is…. #97 (is that you?)!

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Wow there was a lot of interest in this week’s giveaway and some really good comments from nearly 300 readers! I thank you all for the input. First let me congratulate, via random.org, #97 that is, Cathy Mayfield who is this week’s winner. Cathy said, regarding the Delta FAs handing out  Delta AMEX GOLD  card forms: It didn’t bother me, but I have noticed that its one less annoyance in the time before deplaning. It … Continue reading

US Bank FlexPerks no longer charges INTERNATIONAL fees!

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US Bank FlexPerks card is following what AMEX did with the Delta AMEX cards a while back, that is, removing the international fee for using the card abroad. This is (about time) good news as this is a card with a chip that I have used when traveling. They don’t have a PIN yet like the Barclays Arrival+ card that has worked really well and also does not have international fees. Having said all that, … Continue reading

Please say “hello” at The #ChicagoSeminars & where to find me!

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It is hard to believe so many years ago Rick, the Frugal Travel Guy, put me in contact with Randy who was speaking at The Chicago Seminars in 2011 and encouraged me to write the blog. Delta Points went live 17NOV that next month. Now, almost 2000 posts later, I will again this year be speaking at the premier frequent flyer event each year. When? 7:30PM tonight sharing Delta secrets I will never blog about! … Continue reading

How to get 8 hours+ out of your Laptop battery (mine is 2 years old btw)! #TravelSkills

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As it happens at this year’s BoardingArea Bacon conference, we did not have any power outlets at our tables (yeah, that was not so good for most of my fellow bloggers). But not such a big deal for me. I have a few tips for you. The first, as you can clearly see in the photo above, is to get a BIG battery brick. Mine is a BEEFY 26000mAh unit. That sounds great, but how … Continue reading

Are you alert to all the TECH WARNINGS we are getting? Are you safe?

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Delta is reminding us about the need to keep our information, especially our Delta login, safe. To NOT use the same one over and over and over. I would even suggest you be very careful when you tweet or post any photos of your boarding pass or other such info on the web; a boarding pass bar-code has a scary amount of info in it sometimes. In a recent”Vectors”, the Delta pilots union Chairman’s Letter, … Continue reading

Will getting an EIN number help you get a second 70,000 point INK+ card?

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The extended 70,000 point  Chase Ink Plus® Business Card offer is great news for a bunch of us who need a few more days since you now have until the 19th of October! However, can you get a second one? And, do you need an EIN or would an EIN help you? First off, you can read about how simple and quick it is to get an EIN. I have one for my small business … Continue reading

Rookie Wednesday: Post #100 – Delta FOOD! What are all the options on Delta flights?

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Welcome to a weekly feature on the Delta Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. I don’t know if this is a crazy choice or the perfect choice for our 100th Rookie topic. Most folks just turn … Continue reading

Why I love to blog, why I love what I do & why Delta really does ROCK!

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“Rene, I want to thank you so much. Two years ago I didn’t even know there was such a thing as medallion status. I started following your blog religiously primarily because we live [in a delta hub city]. So I followed your advice and got a Amex Delta Reserve card as did my wife. When I spent $60,000 on her card she gifted me the MQMs. Also got the Platinum business card July of 2013 … Continue reading

MEGA new food choices on the way for DTW – great news for Delta flyers!

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It looks like some really exciting food choices are on the way over the next year or so in DTW. I was sad to see Chili’s go recently but it looks like it will be back in the OLD NWA club in the smaller concourse. A brand new PF Chang’s will go in near A36. I have not yet been to the one they built in ATL but I am planning on a visit soon. … Continue reading

Skymiles 2015 – what you think you know, what the facts are & some year end Q&A

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This is in some ways a rookie day, just not on Wednesday. The reason for this post today is that most rookie posts are just explaining some travel idea clearly. Most of what Skymiles2015 is is just not what people think it is. I get the same questions over and over in e-mail and on twitter about the changes and about what will happen each “year end”. In fact, if you are reading this because … Continue reading

A visit to the HOM: What it is like at the HOM that is the House of Miles

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