A couple of months ago, two of my favorite Amex business credit cards received welcome bonuses. That might not sound that exciting, but these cards historically haven’t had publicly available welcome bonuses. These offers are still going strong, so if you don’t yet have one of these, cards I’d highly recommend applying.
Amex Blue Business Cards bonus details
The two Amex Blue Business Cards are offering the following welcome bonuses (we don’t know how long these offers will be around, and if they’re temporary or permanent):
- The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express has no annual fee (Rates & Fees) and is offering a welcome bonus of 15,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 within three months
- The American Express Blue Business Cash™ Card has no annual fee (Rates & Fees) and is offering a welcome bonus of a $250 statement credit after spending $3,000 within three months
While these bonuses might not seem huge, note that both of these cards didn’t previously offer publicly available welcome bonuses, given how lucrative they are. Furthermore, these are no annual fee cards, and generally the best bonuses are on cards with higher annual fees.
Why the Amex Blue Business Cards are awesome
Personally I think the Blue Business Plus Card (review) is by far the more exciting of the two cards. The card offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent every calendar year (1x after that). Personally I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of a 3.4% return. That’s absolutely incredible, and makes this one of the most lucrative cards for everyday spending, and one of the all around best cards for earning Amex points.
The Blue Business Cash Card (review) is essentially the cash back version of the Blue Business Plus. It offers 2% cash back on the first $50,000 spent every calendar year. That’s a solid return for a cash back business card, and the best Amex business card for earning cash back. However, personally I value one Membership Rewards point at significantly more than one cent, which is why I prefer the Blue Business Plus to the Blue Business Cash.
Personally I think the Blue Business Plus is one of the all around best credit cards out there, so if you don’t yet have the card, this is a fantastic time to apply. The card is worth picking up for the ability to earn 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent every calendar year, so you might as well pick up the card while it’s offering a bonus.
Also keep in mind that anecdotally these cards are pretty easy to get approved for, and if you’re worried about staying below Chase’s 5/24 limit, these business card applications don’t count towards that.
Do you plan on picking up a Blue Business Card with these offers?
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and American Express® Blue Business Cash Card (Rates & Fees).