I just got an Amex Blue for Business. 10x dining here I come!

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I just got an Amex Blue for Business. 10x dining here I come!

I wrote earlier this week that a great deal was ending on the Amex Blue for Business card. No Annual fee, 10k bonus points after first purchase, and 10x on restaurants for 6 months with a $2k max. It won’t go against my 5/24 and is an easy 30k points. I’ve never carried an American Express branded card that didn’t earn the fully transferable Membership Rewards so this is going to be a fun journey to blog about and investigate. I absolutely love my Amex Business Platinum card, and this will be a great additional to the family of cards that I have with them. The offer ends tomorrow, Feb 1st, which is why I just got an Amex Blue for Business today!

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Miles is excited to entertain some clients and earn 10x points!

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Just to reiterate…

  1. Doesn’t go against 5/24 – Amex biz cards don’t count

    • Let’s be honest…that’s YUGE
  2. 10x Restaurants for the first 6mos

    • It’s capped at $2k but that’s an easy 20,000 points
  3. No Annual Fee

This is a big one.

  • I have an Amex Business Platinum. I can co-mingle the points for higher value thru transfer.

If you don’t carry a Membership Reward earning card you can go here and check out what you can get with these points. But, honestly, if you aren’t going to use them in conjunction with a card that can transfer to a partner…I’d pass-a-dena. ( that’s what we say in LA when we’re going to pass and by we I mean me…and Miles 😉 ) We like flexible currency the most, and if we’re going to throw spend on a card, we want the most bang for our bucks. So there’s no confusion:

We want to sip champagne, wear noise canceling headphones, request turn-down service, crack open our amenity kits after we shower at 35k feet, and sleep in a fully lie-flat position. We need transfer partners for that =) In essence…we want our points to make us feel like this


As a reminder…Amex transfer partners:

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

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Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
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  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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