New Amex Blue For Business Bonus, Up To 25,000 MR Points And No Annual Fee

The Blue for Business Credit Card from American Express has a new bonus offer. This is a no fee card that earns basic Membership Rewards. However is does not let you transfer these points to travel partners so you will need to have another MR card in order to take full advantage of the value of MR points.

Amex Blue For Business Bonus

The New Offer

Right now the card has an offer that will give you an extra 15,000 MR points when you spend $5,000 the first six months. That’s besides the normal 10K sign up bonus. Here’s the full sign up bonus:

  • 10K MR Points after first purchase within first 3 months
  • Additional 15,000 points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card, in the first 6 months

The card also has a 30% annual points bonus based on the past year’s purchases on your Blue for Business Card. That will give you a total of 3.3x MR points per dollar on the first $5,000 you spend on the card (1.3X after that). So if you just spend that amount exactly, you end up with 26,500 MR points at the end of the year.

Comparing Offers

I think the previous offer that just ended, is the better one. I mumbled “oh noo…” when I first saw this offer which is being touted as a 25K bonus, since I already applied about two weeks ago. But after reading the details, I think I got a better deal.

I really like the 10% at restaurants for up to $2,000 on the previous offer, although now you can get the same thing through the Blue Cash cards along with some cash. Then you get 2x MR on up to $50,000 spend everywhere the first year. That becomes 2.3x MR with the 30% bonus, for a total of 115K MR if you can maximize it. We can’t really call that a bonus since you can easily get 2% everywhere with a bunch of cards, but the Blue for Business will be my everyday card for the next year.

Which offer do you like better, and are you considering picking up this card?

Offer Details

  • Apply Here (direct link)
  • 10K MR Points after first purchase within first 3 months
  • 15K MR Points after you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months
  • 1X MR Point for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases after that
  • 30% annual points bonus based on the past year’s purchases
  • MR points can’t be transferred to travel partners
  • 0% introductory APR on purchases for 12 months
  • American Express OPEN benefits
  • No Annual Fee


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