On September 1, I applied for the Chase Ink Business Preferred 80,000 points offer. And lord, it was a long time coming. I’m now under 5/24 for the time in eons, and haven’t opened a new Chase card in literally years.
I was nervous to apply after so long. But the chance to snag 80,000 valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points was too much to pass up. And applying for new credit cards is seriously better than any drug for me. So I was getting that sweet adrenaline fix after submitting my application and watching this screen:
Then was disheartened at this message:
Dang it. I knew this screen was common and the best bet was to sit tight and wait it out. I figured I’d give it a couple of weeks, and check back.
NOT. (Did you really give me credit for being that chill? 😹)
You know I logged into my Chase online account 4,000 times a day hoping the card would appear. After a week, I started to get down on my luck. After all, I already had seven other Chase cards. Would they really give me an eighth?
A white unmarked envelope from Westerville, Ohio, appeared in my mailbox. The joy and horror when I saw it!
Was it a thin rejection letter or a fat welcome packet? My fingers reached at warp speed. It was a fatty! There was a card inside! Perhaps it was a cruel marketing scam? Could it be?
I ripped through the paper and just starting laughing right there at the mailbox. I couldn’t believe it.
Just like that, I was back in the game. I had a new Chase Ink Business Preferred in my hot little hand.