The Blue Business Plus Credit Card

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The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card


The The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card is the only card offering transferable points and 2X rewards for all spend.  That’s fantastic.  And, it has no annual fee!

Card Advantages

  • No annual fee.
  • 2X Membership Rewards points everywhere.  Enough said.
  • When paired with The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN, you can use points to purchase flights at a value of 1.5 cents per point thanks to the Business Platinum pay with points rebate.
  • If you cancel all other Membership Rewards cards, your Membership Rewards points will stay active and still  transferable to airlines.
  • You can automatically earn rewards or cash back via Amex OPEN Savings.
  • Signing up for this card does not impact your 5/24 count.

Card Disadvantages

  • This is a credit card, not a charge card, so it is subject to Amex’s limit of 5 credit cards per person.
  • 2X earnings are capped at $50K spend per year.

Related Cards

Many other credit and charge cards earn Membership Rewards points which all pool together into a single balance per person. You can find a nearly complete list of Membership Rewards cards here.

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The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card
Earning rate:
- 2X Membership Rewards points on all purchases, up to $50K spend per calendar year
- 0.0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, then a variable rate (currently 12.24%, 16.24% or 20.24%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors as determined at the time of account opening)

Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

See also: The new king of everyday spend

No annual fee

Recent better offer: 20K after $3K spend in 3 months (Expired 6/21/17)

FM Mini Review: No other transferable points card offers 2X rewards for ALL spend. With no annual fee, this card is a winner. Big time.

Note: Many more excellent credit card offers, along with application tips for each bank, can be found on our Best Credit Card Offers Page.


  1. Isn’t it a bit bizarre that this no-fee card earns more reward points than their premium cards? How is THAT a sustainable business model?

  2. With the $50K cap, that makes the 0% first year APR pretty useful for MS, since you can stop spending at $50K and use whatever your credit limit is as float for the rest of the year, just pay minimum payment each month. It’s a business line so shouldn’t hurt your credit.

  3. What happened to the 20k sign up bonus? Did I ‘blow the bunny’ somehow? (not as naught as it sounds – it’s a phrase my dad used when I would miss a layup in basketball)

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