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USA: Blue Business Plus, 2X ALL spend, $50k/yr cap. 20K TARGETED, 10K by referral.

USA: Blue Business Plus, 2X ALL spend, $50k/yr cap. 20K TARGETED, 10K by referral.

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Please do not post referral offers or links in the thread or in this Wikipost. You may post offers (without links) in the dedicated REFERRAL THREAD.

TARGETED application link: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/c...us/index1.html

This is a link to a targeted 20,000 point offer for Blue Business Plus. The landing page shows an expiration date of 12.31.2017, however if you click [Apply Now] and then Offer Terms you see that the offer is valid until 12.31.2018. You will be required to login to apply. If you are not targeted the system will display an error: This offer is no longer available..."



Original application link (expired): https://www262.americanexpress.com/a...card/151/44960

Second application link (Expired): https://www262.americanexpress.com/a...card/151/44961
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Old May 25, 17, 11:21 am
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USA: Blue Business Plus, 2X ALL spend, $50k/yr cap. 20K TARGETED, 10K by referral.

Blue Business Plus 2X
With your Blue Business Plus Card from American Express, you earn one Membership Rewards® point for each dollar you spend on your Card for eligible purchases. For the first $50,000 in eligible purchases in each calendar year you also earn one additional point (for a total of 2 points). Eligible purchases are purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents. Additional terms and restrictions apply.
  1. There does not appear to be a current new account bonus.
  2. This card may replace the previous Blue for Business, discussed in THIS thread, but that probably does not mean that existing accounts will be automatically converted.
  3. IF this card still participates in Membership Rewards Express you must also hold an Everyday, Green, Gold, Platinum or Centurion card linked to the same Membership Rewards account to be eligible for airline or hotel transfers.)

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Old May 25, 17, 12:07 pm
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Any mention if this also gets an annual 30% bonus?
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Old May 25, 17, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mhdena View Post
Any mention if this also gets an annual 30% bonus?
Doesn't appear so. It looks like their introductory offer is the 0%APR on purchases for first 15 months.

I have the version with the 30% bonus intro offer. Might wait until the bonus hits and then try to convert it to this new PLUS....unless of course they offer a better intro bonus down the road. Then maybe just apply straight out for the card. I wonder if this would this be considered the same product?
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Old May 25, 17, 12:23 pm
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[*]IF this card still participates in Membership Rewards Express you must also hold an Everyday, Green, Gold, Platinum or Centurion card linked to the same Membership Rewards account to be eligible for airline or hotel transfers.)
It appears this card does NOT participate in MR Express. So, this card would be another no fee MR card.

https://rewards.americanexpress.com/...F&mrk=&stoken=

Look in the Table under section 2.
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Old May 25, 17, 12:46 pm
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Look in the Table under section 2.
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Old May 25, 17, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Troopers View Post
It appears this card does NOT participate in MR Express. So, this card would be another no fee MR card.

https://rewards.americanexpress.com/...F&mrk=&stoken=

Look in the Table under section 2.
so MR points earned from this card can be transferred to airlines frequent flyer program (Without having to have another transfer-eligible Amex card)????
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Old May 25, 17, 12:50 pm
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so MR points earned from this card can be transferred to airlines frequent flyer program (Without having to have another transfer-eligible Amex card)????
Correct. This card is a good candidate for long term holding.
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Old May 25, 17, 12:50 pm
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so MR points earned from this card can be transferred to airlines frequent flyer program (Without having to have another transfer-eligible Amex card)????
That's what it shows in the document linked by Troopers, same as the free version of Everyday.
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Old May 25, 17, 12:53 pm
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That's what it shows in the document linked by Troopers, same as the free version of Everyday.
I was worrying, since this card is new, Amex has not had the time to update the document...

blue for business is listed, so hopefully Amex won't add Blue for business plus to the list later....

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Old May 25, 17, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by uclacolumbiaunc View Post
blue for business is listed, so hopefully Amex won't add Blue for business plus to the list later....
The Blue Business Plus card is already listed in the document.

But, yes it's possible that American Express added it to the About the Program tab, and neglected to add it to the transfer exceptions list on the Using Points tab.

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Old May 25, 17, 1:30 pm
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Eligible for Points Transfer

From AMEX's Press Release:

http://about.americanexpress.com/new...edit-card.aspx

"Card Members have the choice to redeem the points for travel, statement credits, gift cards, or merchandise, and they also have the option to transfer points to one of our participating airline or hotel loyalty programs"
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Old May 25, 17, 1:32 pm
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There is a 20,000 MR bonus after $3,000 spend available reported at OMAAT. I used his link and was approved with a $9,000 limit and $1,000 yearly stated business revenue.
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Old May 25, 17, 1:37 pm
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So Amex thinks they can afford a 2X everywhere no AF card, but not a convoluted 50% back on a $450 AF card?
What's wrong with Amex?
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Old May 25, 17, 1:53 pm
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I have created a Wikipost with a link that should display the 20,000 point offer, but not generate any referral credit.
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Old May 25, 17, 1:55 pm
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So Amex thinks they can afford a 2X everywhere no AF card, but not a convoluted 50% back on a $450 AF card?
What's wrong with Amex?
Completely different things. The max OOP cost to AMEX is 35,000 additional MR vs the old Blue for Business (up to 1.3 MR/$) and it's limited to $50,000 in spend/yr.

Most of these points probably go unspent or spent at a 1 cpp valuation or possibly even less.

The 50% rebate was probably killing them. You had people who were redeeming 100,000s of points at 2 cents each and most people could earn more than 1 point per dollar spent.
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