Quick hit: check your cardmember year Ink bonus spend

On Monday I mentioned two recent developments that should, at least for now, make earning Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores easier and cheaper than ever using Chase's Ink line of small business credit cards. So easy, in fact, that you may find yourself maxing out your $50,000 Ink+ and $25,000 Ink Cash cardmember year caps on bonused spend earlier in your cardmember year than you're used to.

Fortunately, there's an easy way to check how much you've already spent in your Chase Ink bonus categories.

First, log into your Chase online banking account navigate to the Ultimate Rewards account linked to your Chase Ink card:

Second, click on "More ways to earn" on the righthand side of the Ultimate Rewards homepage:

Then, scroll down until you see your 5x and 2x earning categories. Next to each, you'll see the total number of bonus points you've earned as of your last credit credit card statement:

As you can see, as of my last statement I had spent approximately $1,191 of my $50,000 office supply store bonus earning cap and $4,554 of my $50,000 gas station bonus earning cap.

Just remember, this is exclusive of the 1 Ultimate Rewards point earned per dollar spent everywhere, so you need to divide your office supply store bonus earning by 4, not 5, and you don't need to divide your gas station earning by anything: the number you see is the amount of your gas station spend during your current cardmember year as of your last statement.