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American Express has just improved their public offers for two cards to make them more attractive and imperative to apply for. There are improved offers for both the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card and the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express.
- The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card still offers 75,000 bonus points after $3,000 in eligible purchases on the card in the first 3 months of cardmembership.
It now also offers up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new card within the first 3 months of cardmembership.
Cardmembers receive a Free Night Award every year after account anniversary as well as an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60,000 in purchases on your card in a calendar year. Each can be used for one night whose redemption cost is 35,000 points or less. (Resort or destination fees aren’t ‘free’ in the Bonvoy program..)
Silver elite status comes with the card, $35,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year earns Gold status. But the reason I have and keep this card is the 15 annual elite nights, which are stackable with elite nights from a personal card, and count towards lifetime elite status as well as status in the current year.
This is a $125 annual fee card (See rates and fees).
- The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has increaed its initial bonus offer from a $250 opportunity to now earn a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card within the first 6 months.
Earning is 6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%); 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions; 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations and on transit (including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more); 1% Cash Back on other purchases. Cash Back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit.
The card now has a $0 introductory annual fee for one year, then $95 (see rates and fees).
CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® Earn 65,000 AAdvantage miles.