The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express

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The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express
15K points
15K after $3K spend in 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
Click Here to Apply

No Annual Fee

Alternate offer: Some people have been targeted for an offer in their online account for 75K points after $15K in purchases in their first 12 months.

Recent better offer: 20K after $3K spend in 3 months (Expired 6/21/17)

FM Mini Review: 2X rewards for all spend (up to $50K per year) with no annual fee makes this card a winner.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base

Earning rate: 2X Membership Rewards points on all purchases, up to $50K spend per calendar year (then 1X thereafter). Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

Rewards

Amex Membership Rewards points can be incredibly valuable if you know how to use them. In general, if you use Membership Rewards points to pay for merchandise or travel, you won't get good value from your points. One exception is with the Business Platinum card where you'll get a 35% point rebate when using points to book certain flights. This gives you approximately 1.5 cents per point value, which is pretty good. Another exception is with the Business Gold Card where you'll get a 25% point rebate when using points to book certain flights. This gives you approximately 1.33 cents per point value. If you don't have either card, then your best bet is to transfer points to airline miles in order to book high value awards. More details can be found here: Amex Membership Rewards Complete Guide.

Application Tips


Amex Application Tips



  • Safe to Apply: Amex is the safest bank for trying your luck at earning a new welcome bonus offer. They don’t usually issue a hard pull when denying your application, and if you already have an Amex card, they won't usually issue a hard pull when approved for another one. Plus, they’ll now warn you during the application process if you’re not eligible for the bonus.

  • Lifetime Rule: If you've ever had the same card before, you are most likely prohibited from earning a welcome bonus offer for the card if you apply now. Fortunately you'll be warned during the application process if this is the case. Amex is known to "forget" that you've had a card after about 7 years.

  • 90 Day Rule: You can get at most two credit cards within 90 days. This rule does not apply to Pay Over Time (charge) cards.

  • 5 credit card max: Amex usually won't approve applications for new credit cards if you already have 5 or more Amex credit cards or 10 or more charge cards.

  • Better Offers: You may be able to get a better offer than the best available public offer. Details here.

  • Hard inquiries combine into 1 when approved same day


Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration: 877-399-3083 (new accountholders); 866-314-0237 (current accountholders)


Related Cards (Membership Rewards)

Card Offer
The Platinum Card® from American Express
150K points
150K after $6K spend in 6 months. Terms apply.

$695 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Resy Offer: 100K after $6K spend in 6 months plus 10x dining for 6 months on up to $25K spend. Terms apply.

Recent better offer: 125K after $6K in the first 6 months + 15x when you Shop Small in the US and at restaurants worldwide on up to $25K in eligible purchases in the first 6 months [Expired 1/20/22]

The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Morgan Stanley
125K points
125K after $6K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$695 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: 100K points + 10x when you Shop Small in the US & at restaurants worldwide [Expired 1/20/22]

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
120K points
120K points after $15K spend in the first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$695 Annual Fee

Alternate offer: Targeted online offer of 170K points after $15K spend in the first 3 months See this post for details.

Recent better offer: 150K after $20K Spend (Targeted)

American Express® Gold Card
90K points
90K points after $4K in purchases in the first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$250 Annual Fee

American Express® Green Card
50K Points + up to $150 back
50K after $2K spend in first 6 months plus 20% back as a statement credit on restaurant purchases worldwide for the first 12 months up to $150 back. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

$150 Annual Fee

American Express® Business Gold Card
70K Points
70K points after $10K spend in 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$295 Annual Fee

Alternate offer: Some are targeted for an offer of 130K points after $10K in purchases in the first 3 months. You can see this post for more details Targeted Business Gold offer for 130K (Highly YMMV)

Recent better offer: 70K points + up to $300 in statement credits: 70K points after $10K spend in 3 months + up to $150 in statement credits for US shipping purchases and up to $150 in statement credits US advertising purchases. [Expired 4/7/21]

The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express
15K points
15K after $3K spend in 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

No Annual Fee

Alternate offer: Some people have been targeted for an offer in their online account for 75K points after $15K in purchases in their first 12 months.

Recent better offer: 20K after $3K spend in 3 months (Expired 6/21/17)

The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express
15K Points
15K after $1K spend in 3 months. Terms apply.

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Some people click through and find that they are targeted for an offer of 30K points after $2K spend in 3 months.

Recent better offer: 30K after $2K in first 3 months

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Frank

Just got an email from AMEX – You are pre-approved to apply for the Blue Business Plus card, get 75,000 points after $15K spend in 12 months. Not a bad deal, but it also says “Approval is not guaranteed and is subject to checks”

Well, I would have thought anyone would be approved to apply, but still it looks promising and seems to be a good deal. Was about to apply for a 3rd Business Platinum for 150K after $15K spend in 3 months. Wonder if I could do both …

A G

Just signed up – wife got a popup 75k after 15k spend in 12 months. 2x points on first 50k spend per year. No annual fee.

satellite

Regarding cards that earn 1.5x, Amex Delta Business Platinum/Reserve should be added ($5k+ transactions only though, the same as Amex Platinum).

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P-nope

Is the 2x up to $50,000 per year per business account or per card? For example, if there are 3 employee cards, do each card get 2x up to $50,000 per year for a total of $150,000 spending at 2x MR or is it $50,000 cumulative spending for all cards?

Nick Reyes

$50K cumulative per account — employee cards don’t get separate caps.

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Elsie

What happened to the 20k sign up bonus? Did I ‘blow the bunny’ somehow? (not as naught as it sounds – it’s a phrase my dad used when I would miss a layup in basketball)

Ozzie

Just applied thru your referred link. Hope it’s helpful to your blog.

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Drolma-la

The deal-breaker for me with this card would be the 2.7% foreign exchange fee.

Amol

With the $50K cap, that makes the 0% first year APR pretty useful for MS, since you can stop spending at $50K and use whatever your credit limit is as float for the rest of the year, just pay minimum payment each month. It’s a business line so shouldn’t hurt your credit.

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gent

$50k limit is a huge bummer. Was getting excited until I saw that massive letdown.

iahphx

Isn’t it a bit bizarre that this no-fee card earns more reward points than their premium cards? How is THAT a sustainable business model?

Michael Margelefsky

Perhaps the fact it is limited to $50K@2 pts makes it more sustainable than, say the business plat which gives a .5 point bonus for purchases over $5k. Max bonus 1M points. Total exposure much less

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