I missed this one back when Amex offered it in November and was kicking myself when I saw other people getting it bumped to 150K later. This is as good as it gets lately for this particular card (it is normally 50K) and it expires June 26. I know some of you are saying, “Wait this is a business card, and I am just a person.” Luckily, a business can be almost anything, from as simple as selling stuff on eBay to having yard sales so it is easier to qualify than you would think. I just used my first and last name as the business name, my home address, and my social security number instead of the tax ID (since I am a “sole proprietor” and not a corporation).
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American Express Business Gold Rewards
- 75,000 Membership Reward points after you spend $10,000 within the first 4 months
- No annual fee the first year, then $175
- 3x Points on Airfare, 2x points on advertising, gas at standalone US Stations, and shipping, 1x on everything else.
As long as you can meet the stiff spending requirements (which is easier than it sounds), this is a great deal with the super flexible Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to Delta, Virgin, FlyingBlue (KLM / Airfrance), Iberia, Hawaiian, Singapore Airlines, Aeroplan, Aeromexico, JetBlue, and Alitalia. And that is just the airlines! You can also transfer them to hotels such as SPG, Hilton and Priority Club, and even rail points through Amtrak. This card also has the normal Amex goodies such as Purchase Protection, Extended Warranty Protection, and Roadside Assistance. Something unique to the Business Amex is the OPEN program that among other things automatically credits up to 10% of charges for select merchants which would be useful for a small business such as Fedex, Hertz, and OfficeMax.
There are even more benefits than what I mentioned here which you can review at the application site, but don’t wait, because if history repeats, it might be 6 months until we see it again.