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Credit cards come in a variety of uses, and there are 3 reasons why you might sign up for a card
- Perks for having the card – example: free bags on an airline co-branded card, the free night on the Chase Marriott cards, etc.
- Good return on every day spend – example: 5x on Chase Freedom quarterly categories, or 2% cashback
- A good welcome offer – recent example: 125,000 IHG points on an IHG card
You can find many of these cards at our top credit card offers page. It’s up to each person individually to decide whether the benefits received are worth the annual fee and of course, as always, DO NOT SIGN UP FOR A CREDIT CARD JUST BECAUSE SOME GUY ON THE INTERNET SAYS YOU SHOULD!
(SEE ALSO: 4 cards I will pay the annual fee on)
Amex Blue Business Plus Card
The American Express Blue Business Plus Card was launched in 2017 and offers 2x Membership Rewards on ALL purchases, up to a $50,000 annual limit. There was a welcome offer of 20,000 Membership Rewards when it was first launched, but that quickly went away and as far as I can tell, the current public offer has NO Membership Rewards as a welcome offer
In the time that I’ve had the card, it’s become my go to card whenever I am not working on a minimum spend or somewhere that has a category bonus. I value 2 Membership Rewards more than I value any of the alternatives (2 cents cash, 1.5 Ultimate Rewards, etc). Plus no annual fee!
Amex Business Blue Plus welcome offer returns
As I mentioned, the current public offer on the American Express Blue Business Plus card has no bonus Membership Rewards, but I saw while logging into my account that the refer a friend promotion DOES offer a bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards if you sign up through this link. You can review the 10,000 point welcome offer for this card here. If you’re approved for a card through this link I may receive a commission.
Are you planning on applying for the American Express Blue Business Plus card?