American Express OPEN recently released the Blue Business Plus, a new, no-annual-fee credit card for freelancers and growing small businesses. This is a great card that initially had a 20K bonus, which had since disappeared. Back in July we saw a targeted online offer with the same bonus and now the offer is back once again by targeted emails. The subject is “Apply for the New Blue Business Plus Card and Enjoy No Annual Fee”.
Offer & Requirements
- Earn 20,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in qualifying purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership†.
- Plus, get a 0% intro APR for 15 months on purchases. After that your APR will be 12.24%.
Other Card Benefits
- 2X Membership Reward® points on the first $50,000 spent each calendar year, with no category restrictions
- 1X Membership Reward® points on purchases thereafter
- A 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for up to 12 months
- The ability to spend above the credit limit, so Card Members can pursue growth opportunities quickly without making calls or paying overlimit fees
- No Annual Fee
- Free Additional Cards
The main selling points of this card is that it will earn 2X Membership Reward points everywhere for the first $50,000 spent each calendar year. That probably makes it a 3% cashback everywhere card for most people, based on the value of MR points. The card also has a 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for up to 15 months.
The 20K signup bonus this times around requires $3K spending, the same as in the original offer.
One downside for this card was that Amex Offers weren’t showing up. That changed earlier this month, and we’re seeing offers regularly now.
This is a great new product from American Express with a decent sign up bonus and great earning. Since it doesn’t have an annual fee, it is also a good option to keep your MR points alive in the long term. I already applied and got the card when it first came out, so hopefully you are targeted and can grab it now.
Amex Blue Business Plus
- Check emails
- Earn 20,000 extra Membership Rewards ® points after you spend at least $3,000 in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
- 2X Membership Reward points on the first $50,000 spent each calendar year, with no category restrictions
- 1X Membership Reward points on purchases thereafter
- 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for up to 15 months
- No Annual Fee