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A few weeks ago American Express introduced The Blue BusinessSM Plus Credit Card, which is one of the hottest new credit cards in the market. The card has no annual fee, accrues Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to airline and hotel partners, and most valuable of all, it offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent annually. On top of that, it’s offering a special sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points upon completing minimum spend (this is only available through affiliates, and not if you apply directly through Amex).
The way I see it, that makes the Blue Business Plus Credit Card the single most lucrative credit card for non-bonused spend. I’ve explained in a previous post why you should consider applying for the card, and also explained how you can apply for this card as a sole proprietorship, even if you don’t have a corporation.
In addition to the great perks offered by this card specifically, one of the other reasons I recommend picking up Amex cards is because they give you access to Amex Offers, and there’s no better way to do that than with a no annual fee card. Amex Offers saves me hundreds of dollars per year across cards, allowing me to basically “make money” on many of the Amex cards I have. Reader JL just left the following comment regarding this:
Is it me or does my new Blue Business Plus card seem to be “light” on amex offers? Currently have 2 personal cards that have long list of offers, though most are not relevant to me. But the new card has a grand total of 4 items, and none are real spend/purchase offers.
Indeed, the Blue Business Plus Credit Card I have access to has a similar situation, and only shows the following offers:
So, what’s going on here? I’ve said that the Blue Business Plus Credit Card is in many ways too good to be true, and that I’m amazed by how lucrative it is. Is Amex acknowledging that, and basically saying that they don’t feel the need to make Amex Offers deals through it?
Ultimately I have no inside info here, though I suspect that’s not the case. Instead I think it’s related to this still being a brand new card. It’s not that this card was just recently relaunched or anything, but rather it’s a completely new product altogether. Amex Offers are mostly targeted, so I imagine some time and effort goes into deciding which cards should get which offers, and this is often decided on in advance.
Yes, this is a very lucrative card, but no, I don’t think they’re specifically excluding this card from lucrative Amex Offers. For example, The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express is another lucrative no annual fee Amex card, but I haven’t noticed a discernible difference in terms of the Amex Offers it has access to.
To those with the Blue Business Plus Credit Card, have you noticed a similar lack of Amex Offers?