[YMMV] American Express Blue Business Plus 40,000 Points Signup Bonus With $5,000 Spend

Update 4/14/22: More people targeted with this link.

Update 3/10/22: New link here. No lifetime language. Hat tip to Parts_Unknown-

Update 11/15/21: More people targeted for this, showing up under amex offers. Hat tip to Traveling For Miles

Update 6/15/21: New link for this 30,000 offer. Updated below, YMMV. This time there’s an added 10,000 points for adding an employee card within 3 months. There’s also an end date showing of 12/31/21. Keep in mind, there’s a better 50,000 offer which some are getting; that one has $15,000 spend requirement. Hat tip to dannydealguru

The Offer

New link | Direct link to offer (keep in mind, these won’t work for everyone)

  • Some people are getting a pre-approval offer on the American Express Blue Business Plus card with a signup bonus of 30,000 points after $5,000 in spend within the first three months of card ownership.

 

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
  • No lifetime language
  • 0% APR for first 15 months

Our Verdict

Not sure how widely available this offer is, likely very targeted. Lately they had a weird $300-credits signup bonus, but the standard has been either zero or 10,000 points since launch. We have seen targeted offers as high as 25,000 before, but never 30,000.

It’s not necessarily the best offer as you can technically get a referral from someone who will earn up to 30,000 points, in addition to the 10,000 points signup offer the new cardmember gets. That said, this is quite a good deal given the potential tax implications of referral bonuses whereas signup bonuses are not taxable. 

If you have any questions about American Express cards, read this first as it addresses the common questions.

Hat tip to manageroftheyear

Post history:

  • Update 2/9/21: More people targeted. Hat tip to MtM
  • Update 12/9/20: More targeted. Hat tip to reader Bob
  • Update 11/17/20: More people targeted

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Alex
Alex

If I have 5 Amex credit cards, do I need to close one to apply for BBP? if so, how long to wait between closing and application?

reallove
reallove

Got an email offer:

You’re pre-approved to apply for either:
The Blue Business® Plus Card
or
The Blue Business Cash™ Card
Earn up to 60,000 Membership Rewards® points1,2 or up to $600 in statement credits,3,4 then add Employee Cards to complete your bundle.

Feels like a no brainer.

Alex - big_deals🔗

“This offer is no longer available. If you’d still like to apply for a Business Card from American Express click here.”

Sam
Sam

Targeted, oh well maybe next year. Do referrals for this have a higher offer like the cash version?

bullmeister
bullmeister

My BBP is at 15k for referrals instead of the usual 10k, but it’s worse than Biz Plat referring at 20k and vanilla Plat at 30k. Although with the limit, your first Plat referral is 30k, and the second/last one is 25k.

Kris
Kris

Letter in the mail $250 back after 5k, additional $250 after 10k. 2% back up to 50k.

Al
Al

The link has an apply button, but it makes you log into your Amex profile to apply and when I log in it says the offer is unavailable.

I3CuBeD
I3CuBeD

No dice here….

Thelement
Thelement

Like others, targeted for 30k/5k. Nice but not nice enough.

Ashley
Ashley

I’ve had a BBP for a couple of years. A few months ago I was offered 30k SUB for $5k spend on a new BBP which I applied for and was approved. Now I’m getting another offer for the 50k SUB bonus. Is it possible I could apply for a third BBP and get a 3rd bonus?

Bertrand
Bertrand

The only restrictions for Amex cards that I am aware of are the following:

– a limit of 10 “charge” cards at any time
– limit of 5 “credit” cards at a time (note that this used to be 4: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/american-express-increases-credit-card-limit-to-5/)
– limit of one new card of each card type (e.g. Blue Business Plus) every 90 days

If you’re not aware of the distinction Amex makes between “charge” and “credit” cards, my understanding is that charge cards don’t have a hard credit limit whereas credit cards do. The cards Amex considers charge cards are the Plat (personal and biz), Gold (personal and biz), and Green (Biz only). All other cards are considered credit cards.

Re your situation, if it’s been more than 90 days since your last BBP card approval, and you don’t already have 5 “credit” cards, you should be good to apply for a third BBP. You also should be eligible for the bonus as the offer you got was targeted and these almost always have no-lifetime language (NLL), but I would double-check the terms to confirm.

Ash
Ash

Thanks for the thoughtful reply! Naturally I can’t get the offer to pop back up again. LOL

VL
VL

Bertrand, just to clarify.. if you have NLL offer you can get the bonus even if you currently carry the same card? I thought it would work only if you had the card in the past but now it is closed.
Thank you.

Bertrand
Bertrand

Yes, you can get the bonus for a new card even if you already have the card. No need to close it.

Bertrand
Bertrand

Seeing both the 30k pts for $5k spend offer and the 50k pts for $15k offer. First time I’ve been able to see any targeted offer for this card.

Bertrand
Bertrand

Scratch that – clicked through the 50k pts offer and it did not show for me. But this one is.