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Last week we saw Amex pull the welcome 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 welcome bonus of up to 100,000 points — this includes 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000, plus an additional 50,000 points after spending an additional $15,000, 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 welcome 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 welcome 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
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.
The Amex Business Gold Rewards Card has a fantastic limited time welcome 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.