Posted by William Charles on March 18, 2016
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Published on March 18th, 2016 | by William Charles

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American Express Business SimplyCash Bonus $250 After $5,000 In Spend

The Offer

Direct link to offer [Warning: this may be somebody elses affiliate link, the public bonus is $0].

  • The sign up bonus on the American Express Business SimplyCash is now $250 after you spend $5,000 within 6 months of card membership

simplycash business

The Fine Print

  • Valid until April 27th, 2016 but link is basically always available.

Card Benefits

  • No annual fee
  • 5% cash back at office supply stores and on wireless telephone services purchased directly from US service providers
  • 3% cash back on your choice of the following categories: Airfare purchased directly from US airlines, hotel rooms purchased directly from hotels, car rentals purchased directly from select car rental companies, U.S gas stations, U.S restaurants, U.S purchases for advertising in select media, U.S purchases for shipping. This category can only be changed once annually.
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • You only earn  5% on a maximum of $25,000 per year (total rewards maximum = $1,250), after that you’ll earn 1%
  • You only earn 3%  on a maximum of $25,000 per year (total rewards maximum = $750), after that you’ll earn 1%
  • Can be enrolled in the American Express OPEN savings program

Our Verdict

You can only get the sign up bonus on each American Express card once per lifetime now and they’ve been known to send out targeted offers for $300 & $500 for this card. I’d recommend trying to wait for one of those offers instead. The Plus version of this card will also be available sometime in spring of 2016, fingers crossed it launches with a nice fat sign up bonuses.

If you’re going to apply for this card, make sure you read these things about American Express cards first.

Hat tip to Free Frequent Flyer Miles



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Neil

I have had this card for many years. One of my Amex offers under this card was to sign up for the SimplyCashPlus card. The benefits are almost exactly the same except it is a hybrid charge/credit card from what I can tell (you can go over credit limit). Also, instead of a $25,000 limit on some bonus categories, there is a $50,000 limit. The signup bonus is $300 for $3000 spending in three months and $500 for $5000 spending in three months (looks like it is paid in increments, $300, then $200). I chatted to make sure Amex considers this a separate product (they do) and then took the plunge.

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