Great deal: Up to 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points with American Express® Business Cards
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For a limited time only, new Cardmembers can earn an increased welcome bonus of:
- 100,000 after spending £10,000 in their first three months of Cardmembership on the American Express® Business Platinum Card
- 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after spending £5,000 in their first three months of Cardmembership on the American Express® Business Gold Card.
The Membership Rewards points that you’ll earn from this Card are one of the most valuable points currencies available in the UK. TPG UK currently values Membership Rewards points at 1.4p apiece.
The reason they’re so valuable is that they’re a transferable currency, meaning you’re not tied down to just one programme. In fact, the Membership Rewards programme partners with 13 different airline partners (including British Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic), as well as three hotel chains (Hilton, Radisson and Marriott) and two other partners (Club Eurostar and Nectar).
100,000 British Airways Avios or Virgin Points is enough for a return off-peak business class redemption from the U.K. to the likes of New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) or Washington D.C. (IAD) on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Fees, taxes and surcharges apply.
There’s good news for existing American Express Business Cardmembers too, with increased bonuses through American Express’ referral programme. Until 31 March 2022, Business Gold Cardmembers can earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards per successful referral, and Business Platinum Cardmembers can earn 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards per successful referral, up to 90,000 Membership Rewards points annually.
Both Cards offer refund protection for eligible items for 90 days up to £300, where the retailer you bought the items from won’t refund. Additionally, they offer purchase protection for eligible items stolen or damaged within 90 days of purchase, up to £2,500 per item. There’s also travel accident insurance up to £250,000 and travel inconvenience insurance up to £. These are dependent on the use of the Card and cover limits and excesses apply – see the American Express website for more details.
The Business Gold Card has no annual fee for the first year, with a £175 annual fee each year after that, while the Business Platinum Card has an annual fee of £575.
In order to be eligible for either Card, your business must have a current U.K. bank or building society account, you must have a permanent U.K. home address, be at least 18 years or older and have no county court judgments for non-payment of debt against you. Do note that these are Charge Cards rather than Credit Cards. So, you will need to pay off the balance in full each month. American Express also offer the American Express® Business Basic Card with no annual fee.
Cardmembers who are enrolled or have been enrolled in the Membership Rewards programme with any Membership Rewards earning Card in the last 13 months are not eligible for the welcome bonus.
These increased welcome bonus offers are only available until 31 March 2022 so don’t miss out. You can apply for the American Express Business Platinum Card here and the American Express Business Gold Card here.
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