Posted by Chuck on July 11, 2019
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Published on July 11th, 2019 | by Chuck

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Refer-a-Friend From American Express Blue Business Plus Card And Get 15,000 Bonus Points

The Amex Blue Business Plus card increased from 10,000 points to 15,000 points for the referrer. New member still gets the same 10,000 points. (ht to wiivile on r/churning) The maximum per year is still 55,000 points.

The American Express referral program allows referring from any Amex card to any Amex card. When referring, the key is to refer FROM the card that gives the highest bonus, irrespective of which new card the friend is going to sign up for.

A lot of cards offer the referrer 10,000 points or $100 per referral; some cards offer even less. The Platinum cards offer the referrer 15,000 points per referrer and the Business Gold card offers 20,000 points. (Update: now the business Platinum is showing 20,000 as well.)

A lot of us don’t have those premium cards, and previously the 10,000 level was their best option. If you have the Blue Business Plus card, you can now get 15,000 per referral by using the link generated from that card.

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bob
bob

do i need to regenerate my referral links, if i already created some from the BBP? i maxed out the Plat referrals already, and got a few from Gold. I shifted all my referrals to the BBP since then…

Don
Don

BGR is 20,000 points atm. I’m not sure if that’s what it always was, but that’s what it is atm.

Flame
Flame

Like this card for most of my spend [removed]

Brian C
Brian C

Really wish they would spread the 20,000 love around. The Biz gold is such a garbage card these days, i can’t imagine a lot of people having that card.

Hawke
Hawke

I have it because the first year annual fee bug. But yeah, I won’t hold this card for $295 AF if I have no real business. For me, it’s just a 4x Dining and Gas card

Orin
Orin

For some people amex biz gold is great card

PoorChurner
PoorChurner

Is there a way to get this card if you aren’t in small business? I hate my ED card and 2x everything sounds amazing.

Frank
Frank

If you type in $2k rev and 2 years in business (I’m sure you sold something on ebay or Craig’s list) you’ll get approved

PoorChurner
PoorChurner

I just started selling on ebay 2 months ago.

Rob W
Rob W

I did (more or less) what Frank suggests below and was approved without any issues.

Ben Thomson
Ben Thomson

I have an etsy store but no major business or anything. Chase made me prove a few things when I got my first Ink card. Amex didn’t ask for any details at all when I got the BBP. I’m not positive, but I don’t think they even asked what type of business I had.

Debit
Debit

I will show you mine if you show me yours.

Referral link!

Ernie Nehrer
Ernie Nehrer

Anybody want to post their referral link?

Aron
Aron

How many of these cards is it possible to get? My bussiness spends like 200k annually

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

Aron
B/C it is a CC and not a charge card I think (or guessing) that the limit will be 4-5 total . But you would only get a single bonus – I’ve noticed that AMEX has been real conservative with 0% APR CL and has not allowed shifting of CL to 0% card but they are quite liberally when no 0% is in play ( i.e. my BBP CL is $4k but my Delta Biz Gold $25k, 15k SPG biz, etc )

FWIW its a great 2X no AF MR card – you might be able to PC other Amex BC to the BBP card to have 4 BBP cards for $200k at 2X

MoreSun
MoreSun

If you’re about to self-refer STOP. r/churning is getting multiple reports of MRs for self referrals being clawed back this afternoon going back through 2018 referrals people already paid taxes on. I’m sure DoC will have a write-up when he gets a chance. Let the dust settle if you don’t have a P2 who can refer you (P1-P2 referrals aren’t being clawed back at this time). And check your MR accounts if you self-referred this year or last from a MR to a MR card.

MoreSun
MoreSun

Also according to this comment their MR account has now been locked is under review. Will have to wait to see if others get the same notice. This particular user had over 100k MRs from self-referring clawed back so the large amount could have been the trigger, not just the action of the clawback. https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/cbuf0q/discussion_thread_july_11_2019/etjpnaq/

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

MoreSun
Is it just self-referral for personal cards or can you SR personal to Biz and v/v? I don’t spend much time on Reddit (time suck phantom for me). I’ve not tried (witnessing the RAT Claws last year) have a SO that is my P#2 so that helps cover that base. Mainly curious, wasn’t sure if you had read any DP
Thanks

Orin
Orin

Any big players on SR got burned. One or two off seemed to have flown under radar (for now)

MoreSun
MoreSun

Both Biz and Personal were clawed back as you can sr to/from both, don’t think we’ve seen anything under 80k clawed back yet but there’s always the chance Amex is taking this in batches. Thankfully only one DP of someone going into MR Review so far.

YoniPDX
YoniPDX

Trying to figure out the math and the Time table on how they could SR that many MR pts in the first place and so quickly and get MSR bonus as well as SR bonus, I guess that there are enough charge cards. They had to be new (or been around for more than 7 years) to Amex – who hasn’t picked up bonuses on a few cards if your in this game.

MoreSun
MoreSun

Reddit has some legit crazy people living on the edge of The Game. And this is regarding activities in 2018 + 2019.

Ben Thomson
Ben Thomson

Wow. I got roasted pretty hard on reddit about a month ago for suggesting that self-referring was risky.

Orin
Orin

Link or it didn’t happen

Ben Thomson
Ben Thomson

https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/by6w5x/manufactured_spending_weekly_thread_week_of_june/eqfwylu/?context=3

“Who are these dumbfucks? Where are they? You gotta pay taxes on it but that’s it. I have got 150k MR just this year in just self referrals and it’s only June!”

Pretty funny now.

ThaigerNation
ThaigerNation

I self referred from personal Platinum card to Blue Cash Preferred and everything looks fine right now.

FullChurn

OK change of plans, I’m going to need one of you to refer me and then go ahead and just slide those points over to me upon completion. a clear win win.

Mimi
Mimi

I did a test referral from a SC+ account and noticed that when I scroll down, there are other biz cards that the referred can choose from and one is the BBP. Will refer P2 and P3.

Flame
Flame

Looks like self referral is dead

Frank
Frank

Yeah or all your points clawed back if your friend is yourself

Flame
Flame

The new membership points summary page is very detailed from Amex.. Gives month wise details + pending points

Casey
Casey

For BB+ card if anyone needs it.

staradmiral
staradmiral

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