Another week has gone by and it is time for me to summarize this week’s posts for those who have missed out. Links are provided to each one for curiosity.
This was an interesting week for PYCR. I had an unexpected surge in views, despite publishing only three posts. Two of the posts had to do with the American Express Blue Business Plus Card. And the third post was a News post update that was almost six months in the making.
Without further ado, here’s the weekly review:
The American Express Blue Business Plus Has a Targeted Sign-Up Bonus
Tuesday’s post discussed the American Express Blue Business Plus having a targeted sign-up bonus. This is huge because the Blue Business Plus card does not have a public sign-up bonus. But this targeted bonus is worth 20,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points.
However, the minimum spend requirement is $5,000, which is very high for that few MR points. This begs the question of the opportunity cost of getting another sign-up bonus for the same minimum spend. Some of the best business credit cards in the industry have minimum spend requirements of $5,000 (or less). Therefore, this Blue Business Plus bonus is not what it seems for some travelers.
Your mileage may vary here. Whether you get this bonus depends on what’s already in your wallet, your travel plans or goals, and which transferrable points “ecosystem” you prefer.
American Express Announces Dates for Centurion Lounge Openings
Wednesday’s post was an update from a popular post from August 2019. I reported that American Express announced the dates for upcoming Centurion Lounge openings back in August. And this post provides some updates after six months.
Special thanks to everyone who read and commented on this post. It became a Top 3 most read post for PYCR over the course of last week!
Card Wars: No Annual Fee Business Credit Cards
Friday’s post compared two of the best no annual fee business credit cards currently on the market. They are the Chase Ink Business Unlimited and the Blue Business Plus from American Express. Both cards earn at flat rates in their respective currencies and have no annual fees. However, they are different in other ways.
The Blue Business Plus is the better standalone card. That’s because it’s the only no annual fee business credit card that lets you transfer points to transfer partners. Unfortunately, the Ink Business Unlimited requires you to have a premium Chase card to transfer points to partners.
I hope that everyone has a great Sunday! Stay posted for more content next week!