6 months instead of 3 to earn a Welcome Bonus
American Express is extending the welcome bonus offer period to 6 months for several cards. This is all the more interesting for Small Business Cards requiring significant minimum spending.
If the minimum amount to spend in 3 months was a hindrance for you, this may not be the case now that this time limit has increased to 6 months! There’s never been a better time to apply for an American Express Small Business Card!
You’ll find below all the cards involved and the equivalent in monthly expenses over 6 months to earn a welcome bonus! But first, some important notes.
Plan your expenses
As always, the first reminder is to plan your monthly expenses over the next 6 months.
It’s not about getting into debt to earn points; it’s about managing your finances properly.
For example, here are expenses that many of us have:
- Monthly subscriptions
- Online shopping
- Municipal or School taxes
- Home Improvement
- And many more
For each expense item, define how much you spend monthly. That way, you’ll know which credit cards to apply for to get many points as a welcome bonus!
And we have some tips to unlock welcome bonuses, by finding expenses you don’t currently pay for with a credit card.
Cards for the self-employed, professionals and small businesses
American Express has many Small Business cards. These cards are intended for several categories of customers:
- Small businesses
If it is advisable to be registered, but any individual “in business” can apply for these cards. For example, self-employed people reporting their income on their individual tax returns are therefore eligible.
And you can apply for a Small Business Card and a Consumer Card from American Express on the same day. It’s an excellent way to benefit from their substantial welcome bonuses.
To learn more about the application process of a Small Business Card from American Express, check out this article.
Eligible American Express Cards for he extension
Small Business Credit Cards
Several attractive offers for Small Business Credit Cards.
For example, by applying for the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card before June 30, you’ll only have to charge $250 per month for 6 months to the Card to get the 50,000 points Welcome Bonus.
The other offer is by applying for the American Express Business Edge™ Card by June 30, you will need to charge $833 per month to the Card for 6 months to get the 30,000 points Welcome Bonus (a $300 value in statement credit for any purchase). Or 36,000 Marriott Bonvoy points if converted.
These are the two best offers currently for American Express Small Business Cards.
Especially on the American Express Business Edge™ Card because American Express Cobalt™ Cardmembers can combine points between those two cards. So if you were planning to cancel your Cobalt Card it’s a way for you to keep your points by applying for the American Express Business Edge™ Card!
Small Business Charge Cards
Several attractive offers for Small Business Charge Cards.
For example, by applying for the American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card® before June 30, you will need to charge $833 per month to the Card for 6 months to get the 30,000 points Welcome Bonus (a $300 value in statement credit for any purchase).
Finally, if you prefer AIR MILES bonus miles, by applying for the American Express® AIR MILES®* for Business Card before June 30, you’ll need to charge $833 per month to the Card for 6 months to get the 2,000 AIR MILES Welcome Bonus miles.
|American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card®||30,000 points after $5,000 in Card purchases
or $833 per month for 6 months
|Business Platinum Card® from American Express|| 35,000 points after $7,000 in Card purchases
$1,167 per month for 6 months
|American Express® AIR MILES®* for Business Card||2,000 miles after $5,000 in Card purchases
or $833 per month for 6 months
Plan your applicationaccording to:
- your monthly spending in the next 6 months
- your miles and points preferences
But act quickly, the Welcome Bonus Extension Offer is only available for new customers applying for a Card before June 30, 2020!