Posted by Chuck on February 27, 2018
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Published on February 27th, 2018 | by Chuck


Blue Business Plus now has 10,000 Membership Rewards Referral Bonus for Both Parties

The Offer

Direct Link to offer

The Amex Blue Business Plus card is now available for referrals. Go to this link or check your Amex login to find your referral link and to send referral emails.

  • Refer a friend to the card and get 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points
  • New member will also get 10,000 Membership Rewards after spending $3,000 within 3 months

The Fine Print

  • To receive the Referral Bonus you must submit referral(s) by 07/25/2018, and the referred individual(s) must apply to the specific offer online through your personalized link provided by American Express by 07/25/2018.
  • Maximum of 55,000 points per calendar year can be earned through the referral program for this card.
  • We may disclose your name, email address and status as an American Express Card Member, and the fact that you will receive a bonus if they take advantage of the offer, in the emails we send to the individuals you refer.
  • Some of the individuals you refer may not receive a referral e-mail if they have previously “opted out” of receiving e-mail marketing communications from American Express.
  • Please allow 8-12 weeks for the Referral Bonus to post to your account after each referred individual is approved for the Card.
  • The value of the Referral Bonus may be taxable income to you. You are responsible for any federal or state taxes resulting from the Referral Bonus. Please consult your tax advisor if you have questions about the tax treatment of a Referral Bonus.

Card Details

  • 2x Membership Rewards points on all purchases for the first $50,000 per calendar year
  • 1x Membership Rewards points on all other purchases
  • No annual fee

Our Verdict

For someone in 2-player mode, this referral offer is essentially the same thing as the initial bonus which Amex put out at card launch of 20,000 points. For those in single-player mode, it is worth trying to call in and ask if they have the 20k offer available over the phone (there have been recently reported successes with this method). Otherwise, be sure to apply with a referral link to get at least the 10k bonus.

Please don’t leave referrals in the comments here – leave them on this dedicated referral page by following the instructions there.

Though 20k MR isn’t a ton, the Blue Business Plus card is a nice card to have at 2x everywhere. Being a business card it won’t even show up on your credit report so it’s just a hard pull to swallow, and Amex is usually pretty easy to get approvals with.

Note, it is a credit card and will be subject to Amex’s 5-limit on those. Other Things to Know about American Express Credit Cards can be found here. 

Hat tip to uscreditcardguide

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Has anyone had success getting 20K over the phone?

I just tried calling and was told no to a bonus

click the link, only an information page , no where to refer?

Login to your AMEX account that has a BBP and it should be above your recent transactions. Says:

“Refer Friends. Get Rewarded.
You can earn: 10,000 Membership Rewards® points for each approved referral – up to 55,000 points per calendar year.* Terms Apply.” then drops down and lets you refer by email or by link. Enjoy!

removing my comment it was 20k not 25k

So if and when they offer a 10K signing bonus, I can sign up through a referral and earn a total of 20k? Or do referrals never point to public offers in which case I’d only get 10k?

You would get whatever is offered through the referral. So if the referral offers 10k, you would get 10k.

If there were a scenario where there were a public 20k offer with this same referral, nothing would change: you would still get 10k if you used a referral.

got it, thanks for the explanation!

If you’re in two-player mode, this is slightly better than the 20K bonus because the spending requirement is only $3K (not $5K)

My offer when I called in was 20K MR for 3K spend

Can the referring cardmember get the referral bonus for an approved card even if the new card holder is ineligible for the points? (Has previously received a sign up bonus for this card….)

I was approved for this card last year and I didn’t even get a hard inquiry ! I couldn’t believe it and I double-checked and even checked a couple weeks later. And I am 100% positive, no hard pull!

I just checked the link and I noticed new dates for referrals: ” you must submit referral(s) by 07/24/2019 and the referred individual(s) must apply to the specific offer online through your personalized link provided by American Express by 07/24/2019″
This gives us an extra year to refer a friend.

Thanks, I see that too now!

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