In Case You Missed The Amex Business Platinum 100K Offer (Or Even If You Didn’t)…

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Last week we saw Amex pull the sign-up bonus of up to 100,000 points on their Business Platinum Card. The bonus was around for quite a while, and I know it’s an offer that many of you took advantage of.

The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN now has a sign-up bonus of up to 75,000 points — this includes 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000, plus an additional 25,000 points after spending an additional $10,000, all within three months.

For those of you who missed that bonus — or even for those of you who didn’t — I think it’s worth posting a reminder that there’s another Amex business card that has an excellent bonus at the moment. Specifically, The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months.

On top of that, the card’s $175 annual fee is waived the first year, and this is an all around very compelling card.

Not only does this card have a great sign-up bonus, but it also offers a compelling return on spend. The Amex Business Gold Rewards Card offers bonus points in the following five categories:

  • Airfare purchased directly from airlines
  • U.S. purchases for advertising in select media
  • U.S. purchases at gas stations
  • U.S. purchases for shipping
  • U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers

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You can pick in which category you want to earn 3x points, and then in the other four categories you earn 2x points. For each individual category you can earn 2x or 3x points for at most $100,000 in purchases per year.

Also keep in mind that anecdotally Amex business cards are quite easy to be approved for. Last year I shared Ford’s experience getting approved for an Amex small business card as a sole proprietorship with limited business come. He had no issues, and I suspect most people will have a similar experience. Also keep in mind that anecdotally applying for Amex small business cards doesn’t count towards the Chase 5/24 limit.

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Bottom line

The Amex Business Gold Rewards Card has a fantastic limited time sign-up bonus of 50,000 points upon completing minimum spend. That’s a big bonus, the card offers a great return on spend, has the first year’s annual fee waived, and the minimum spend isn’t too bad. You’re also eligible for this card if you already have the Amex Business Platinum Card.

If you don’t yet have this card, I’d seriously consider it.

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Comments

  1. I’d also like to suggest the Amex Blue for Business due to the spending categories of 13x on restaurants (up to $2000 in the first 6 months) and 2.3x on all spending (up to 50k in the first year). You’ll also get 10k after your first purchase as a sign up bonus.

  2. @Points Tutor – You are Spot on, Maybe Lucky doesn’t have referral links for commission on that card.

  3. Ben – when you’re getting a referral credit you need to be honest with your readers and tell them that the first line in the offer terms says “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product”. That eliminates a good majority of your readers

  4. DCbanker

    I agree with tim that you should mention that the welcome bonus is not available to applicants who had this product. A nuance though with tim, the mention should be there whether or not you get a referral credit. That information is required is any case.

    And sometimes it is tricky. I had a few years ago an Amex Business Membership Rewards. Is it considered the same card as this Amex Business Gold from American Express Open? There was no mention of American Express Open back then, but maybe that is not enough to be considered as a different product? Thanks.

  5. PointsTutor, when I look up the Amex Blue for Business, it offers 10x dining out & 2x ordinary spend not the numbers you quoted. What am I missing?

  6. @David – my wife received the 150k points offer yesterday. I believe it was 100k points after $5k minimum spend, and an additional 50k after the next $10k. Tempted to take it, but think we will hold out for a possible 250k offer like the one that circulated last year.

  7. @Justin – would you be interested in an offer for the 75k business gold card in exchange while you wait on the 250k business platinum? I’ve been waiting for the platinum offer, but only got the increased gold offer.

    Let me know and thanks!
    Julian

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