Update: These offers for The Business Platinum® Card from American Express and The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express have expired. Learn more about the current offers here.
I’ve written in the past about how American Express has a referral program, where they’ll let you earn bonus points if you refer your friends to American Express cards that you already have.
At the moment American Express has several huge bonuses on some of their best business cards, so there’s more reason than ever to refer friends to these cards. Not only are you helping your friends out by telling them about great cards, but Amex is even offering increased bonuses for many of them.
If you have an Amex business card, log in to the American Express OPEN Refer-A-Business website to see which cards you can refer your friends to, and how many bonus points you can earn.
For example, at the moment the two most compelling Amex business cards that you can refer your friends to are the following:
- The Business Platinum® Card from American Express is offering a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points upon completing minimum spend
- The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN is offering a welcome bonus of up to 50,000 Membership Rewards points upon completing minimum spend
So, how big are the referral bonuses? You can earn 25,000 Membership Rewards points for each approved referral on The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, which is incredible. The card is offering a welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points upon completing minimum spend, so both the person referring and person being referred will do very well in this situation.
Do keep in mind that you’re capped at earning up to 55,000 bonus points per year through this offer. In other words, if you refer three people to the Amex Business Platinum Card, you’d earn 25,000 points for each of the first two referrals, and then the third referral would earn 5,000 bonus points. However, since the caps are per calendar year, you could earn 55,000 points this year, and then another 55,000 points early next year.
Even if you don’t yet have an Amex business card, you could apply for it now and then you should be eligible to refer others once you’re approved and it’s added to your online account.
We’re seeing some of the best Amex business card welcome bonuses we’ve ever seen. I’m sure many of you were already recommending Amex cards to friends, so you might as well pick up some bonus points for doing so. Feel free to post your referral link below if you’d like.