Posted by Chuck on September 12, 2019
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Published on September 12th, 2019 | by Chuck

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American Express Business Green New Signup Bonus of 3x Points on Restaurants, Hotels, Airfare for 3 Months

The Offer

Direct Link to offer

  • Newly approved American Express Business Green cardholders can earn 3X Membership Rewards points on their combined purchases on the card at U.S. restaurants, on hotel stays booked directly with hotels, and on airfare purchased directly from airlines in the first 3 months of Card Membership.

Max $50,000 in spend earns the 3x rate. Offer ends 11/6/19.

Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.

Card Details

  • Card has $95 annual fee, NOT waived the first year
  • Card earns the following rates:
    • 2X Membership Rewards points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases at amextravel.com
    • 1x Membership Rewards point for every eligible dollar you spend elsewhere
  • 2.7% foreign transaction fee

Our Verdict

Business Green is something most of end up getting via downgrade from Platinum as the signup bonus has typically been a measly 5,000 points. This new offer is somewhat more interesting due to the high bonus potential. I’d argue that these categories (restaurants, hotels, airfare) are often bonused on other cards, and the incremental additional value of 3x Membership Rewards points might be minimal or nothing.

Additionally, you can get a friend to refer you to the card; you’ll get 5,000 points with the annual fee waived for the first year, and they’ll get 10-20k points, depending on which offer they use. So that’s probably a better deal overall. Update: apparently, the referral offer now comes with the $95 fee.

Interesting to see the change, regardless. We’re still waiting for the personal Amex Green card to get relaunched as well, hasn’t happened yet. Check out these Things to Know about American Express before applying for a new Amex card.

Hat tip to TPG



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Taz
Taz

Sooo pathetic. If it was permanent, then maybe (but probably not.)

Prasanna
Prasanna

This is the revamp they promised?

Eric
Eric

Did they promise anything?

Chong786
Chong786

They didnt promise anything for biz green . Personal green is getting refreshed

Michael
Michael

They didn’t promise anything for any Green card.

Morie
Morie

Considering you already get 4x on restaurants with Amex Gold, and 5x on Airfare with a Plat, I’m not really sure who they think will be influenced by this shitty bonus. I guess 3x on hotels is nice if you have lots of paid stays, but anyone who’s doing that many paid stays likely has a brand they’re loyal to and thus has that brand’s associated card. Amex really missed the mark here.

qmc
qmc

Their target audience for a green is not people who have a Plat and a Gold and are looking for another AF to pay…

TheJstandsforJ
TheJstandsforJ

The only thing this contributes is the ability to get a bonus booking hotels direct rather than the Amex travel scam.

Brian C
Brian C

Recently player 2 and I both signed up for this card, nabbed the referral points, but also 10k MR instead of 5k MR each. For some reason, we both got the 5000MR welcome offer bonus posted twice. No explanation….

Zachek

That’s been happening for at least a year or so.

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar

I KNEW CHANGES WERE COMING TO THE BUSINESS GREEN

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

This isn’t a change to the card. It’s an introductory offer for 3 months. William Charles

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

Deal killer here : “Card has $95 annual fee, NOT waived the first year”

P1 -> Player 2 referral $0 AF 1st year and 5K MR/15k MR referral 20K total much better if you have P#2

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

The kind of company that spends $50k in 3 months on restaurants, flights & hotels is the kind of company that wouldn’t need or want this card. Also, flights & hotels have to be booked directly per the terms so no OTA or 3rd party bookings will count towards the 3x

Eric
Eric

Been waiting to refer P2 to this for the referral bonus, just missed it. 🙁

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

Eric
Referral still should be alive – this deal thru link has $95 AF but thru a referral is $0 AF first year,

its still showing an available referral card for both me and P2 clicked through to apply for both and it allows me to apply for the card.

Harry
Harry

Not showing for me

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

Still alive with $0 AF and 5K MR

This is earlier today 9.13

https://flic.kr/p/2heVZSU

Harry

Wow
Wow

This is so sad lol

Too Nashty
Too Nashty

Which cards have 20k referral bonus? I only have 15k…

SkiStar
SkiStar

Biz Gold

Doggo
Doggo

all the plats and BGR

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

I still have a working referral link if you still want the 5K MR and $0 AF – If want to get targeted for Biz Plat/GD upgrade bonus with out paying $95.

Orin
Orin

I feel they made this card crappy just to stop P1 and P2 from referring each other to it lol

Ferris
Ferris

So let’s play a game: Would you take this or the Walmart CC with 2 2-liters of pop?

AL_PF
AL_PF

I can actually use the 2Ls. C’mon, Capital One, give the people what they want!

Lrdx
Lrdx

The 2x2l soda at least has a ~$2 value…

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