Posted by William Charles on June 27, 2017
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Published on June 27th, 2017 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Last Chance For Blue Business Plus 20,000 Point Offer

Update 2: No more working links, if anybody finds one let me know.

Update: Original link stopped working. We found another one. American Express are obviously pulling links so I’d apply right now if you’re at all interested.

I was doing some research for our best credit card bonus page and noticed that  affiliate links for the Blue Business Plus card are no longer showing the 20,000 point offer. It’s still possible to get 20,000 points after $3,000 in spend by using this link (non affiliate), but I don’t know how long that link will be around for. Some people have flyers with an 8/25 expiry but these have a higher minimum spend requirement of $5,000. Sometimes these zombie links stay continually even when the affiliate links disappear, but there is no guarantee and American Express could just as easily remove the bonus on that link immediately. You can read our thoughts & F.A.Q about this card here.

Our Verdict

This card earns 2x Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on the first $50,000 per year and has no annual fee. I doubt we will see a sign up bonus greater than 20,000 points anytime soon (it’s rare for cards that earn at a high rate on every day purchases to offer a sign up bonus at all). I think this is a strong card to have in your arsenal for two reasons:

  • It has no annual fee and earns Membership Rewards points. This means you can keep it open long term giving you the ability to transfer Membership Rewards points to travel partners without paying an annual fee.
  • It earns at a rate of 2x Membership Rewards points per $1 spent. That is a strong earning rate for people that value Membership Rewards points at 1¢ or above.

Because of that and the fact that I don’t think the 20,000 point bonus will last I will be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses.



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Isaac
Isaac

Thanks for the heads up.
Given that it is business card, it won’t be counted toward for chase’s 5/24? Correct?

NinjaX
NinjaX

yes. correct.

NinjaX
NinjaX

well first of all, a few CCs like the EveryDay has 25k bonus for no AF. so its not crazy talk for no AF CC to have high bonus, but its true, we have no clue when this offer will come back. its a crazy good 2x MR everywhere. wow. wish amex didnt have the max CC rule. fuk!

but i would think it does come back periodically just like any amex CC offer. hopefully.

Sarah
Sarah

Most -high earning- cards don’t typically have signup bonuses (Citi Double Cash, USAA Limitless, etc..)

P
P

I wish I could but I already have 4 Amex cc and the last one was only opened last month

WR
WR

You can have 5.

NinjaX
NinjaX

YMMV.

P
P

5 YMMV and

WR
WR

Not sure if its even ymmv anymore, I was told flat out limit is now 5. Besides, no hp if declined, so no risk to try.

NinjaX
NinjaX

this is also YMMV. people think no HP if declined is 100% always true just because they saw it on reddit. thats just pure ignorance.

WR
WR

I would say your advice is ignorant. If you demand 100% certainty then best to go lock yourself in your fallout bunker now. Applying for this card as your 5th is minimal risk for the payoff. Do it while you can.

Alex
Alex

I also had 4 Amex cards (all personal), the last one opened on April. Applied and was approved on 6/18

DGS
DGS

The limit is 4 (maybe 5) personal revolvers, not counting biz revolvers.

Alfredo
Alfredo

I still have a few days before I’m clear for 2/90 and was planning to give that some buffer time just in case. Would you suggest I apply as soon as I hit 2/91?

WR
WR

I accidentally applied at day 89, had to call in, and at day 91 they sent it to recon, approved next day (5th cc). If I were you I would apply now before the offer disappears and then recon 2 days later. It’s not a cr hit initially anyway.

bob
bob

i got an invitation from Amex for this card a couple days ago, and it says the 20K deal expires on August 5th. the email does not have an invitation code.

And the 2x points is only on the first 50K in spending.

Alex Buz
Alex Buz

Does email list exactly the same URL as in the post?

Jake
Jake

hmm I wanted to grab this to use once the first year bonus points are over for the Blue for Business I picked up in January but I don’t think they’ll approve me for another revolver as I am at 4 already.

R Johnson
R Johnson

I have had a large number of AMEX cards. When I apply for a new one they list my application status as pending. Within 2 hours I get a call from AMEX asking if I want to cancel one of my other cards for the newly applied for card. If so, the new card is immediately approved and my new card is on the way very quickly. Got the new Blue card and cancelled the old Blue. Very easy.

Abey
Abey

I applied for this one a week ago and was approved, I was surprised because i was declined a month ago for the Delta gold business for having the maximum cards allowed.
This blue plus card is a no brainer since it earns 2x per dollar (up to 50K year) plus there is no annual fee and keeps your amex MR points safe. (Now you can close your Amex gold/platinum cards and so on without losing the MR points).

Abey
Abey

I now have 6 amex cards
Gold business, spg business, delta platinum personal, blue cash personal and a basic Hilton, So ye. I do have 6 amex cards.

NinjaX
NinjaX

clarify your “gold business”. BRG?

Abey
Abey

Ye. Business gold rewards card.

Glenn
Glenn

Charge cards don’t count. The Gold Business card, unless its a Delta or something, but really an MR earning Gold Business card, is a charge card.

NinjaX
NinjaX

yea. shes just confused. hence i asked for clarification. altho she did get her 5th revolver lending CC. so thats good. just supports 5 is more common now vs 4. still YMMV.

Ed
Ed

I have a legitimate business/corp with a Tax ID, but my spending with the business is rather minimal. I was considering applying for this card, but I’m not sure if it makes more sense to apply with my SS# vs. my Tax ID, as I always like to keep personal/business spending separate for tax purposes. Also, I will be able to spend WAY more on this card on the personal side, vs. the business side. On the personal side I have the following Amex cards – Everyday, HH Surpass, SPG, Blue, and on the business side, I have the Amex Platinum (tied to my SS#). Any ideas as to whether I should apply for this card on the personal side with my SS# or the business side with my Tax ID?

James H.
James H.

I’m not a CPA, but I don’t think putting “business” expenses on a personal card precludes you from deducting those legitimate expenses. Your concern about co-mingling those funds is a valid one, however (for simplicity, not IRS compliance).

Ed
Ed

Yeah, I agree. I just don’t want to have any issues with co-mingling with my corp with personal expenses, as I know that can sometimes be an issue when someone tries to pierce the corporate veil. I would of preferred to have the card in my personal name in order to use for more personal expenses (higher spending than business spending), but I just ended up using my Tax ID and will only use it for business purposes. I was approved for the card, so it’s all good.

Anony Mouse
Anony Mouse

I was automatically approved for $20k CL, which seems a bit strange to me, because as recently as March 2017, Amex would only approve me for $3k on new business credit cards.

I think applying for this card is a no-brainer, as it won’t show up on your credit report, doesn’t count toward 5/24, offers a decent signup bonus and has the potential to earn a good amount of MR.

Credit
Credit

Does this card keep the MR points alive? I have everyday and this card. Thinking of closing everyday.

Glenn
Glenn

Yes

Marco
Marco

It’s a good thing I just got this card with the offer about a week ago!

Jelena Edwin
Jelena Edwin

I want to apply for this card, but also am worried about the inquiry on my report. I know it doesn’t count against 5/24, but I’ll be 4/24 in a couple of weeks and don’t want anything negative to affect my getting another Chase card.

Glen
Glen

Just signed up and got approved for my first business card! This is my fourth Amex credit card.

-HT DoC

O
O

Filled out first page of application, clicked continue, and was disconnected from Amex’s website. Tried opening again and received an error. Seems they pulled the link as I was trying to apply. Bummer.

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