SimplyCash Plus Business Credit Card from American Express

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SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
This card is not currently available for new applications
This card is not currently available for new applications
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$0 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: $500: $250 after $5K in 6 months plus $250 after additional $10K in 12 months (Expired 4/25/18)

FM Mini Review: Solid cash back card for those who spend a lot within the 5% and 3% categories.


Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
1%
Travel
3%
Gas
3%
Phone
5%
Office
5%
Biz
3%

Earning rate: ⚬ 5% US office supply stores and US wireless phone services ⚬ 3% your choice from list of categories (e.g. airfare, hotels, car rentals, gas stations, restaurants, select media buys, shipping,computer) ⚬ 1% other purchases. 3% and 5% rebates are capped at $50,000 per rebate year and then earn 1% thereafter. Terms Apply.

Noteworthy perks: 0% Intro APR on purchases for 15 months, then a variable rate (currently 14.49%-21.49%)

Application Tips


Amex Application Tips



  • Safe to Apply: Amex is the safest bank for trying your luck at a new welcome bonus. They don’t usually issue a hard pull when denying your application. Plus, they’ll now warn you during the application process if you’re not eligible for the bonus.

  • Lifetime Rule: If you've ever had the same card before, you are most likely prohibited from getting a welcome bonus for the card if you apply now. Fortunately you'll be warned during the application process if this is the case. Amex is known to "forget" that you've had a card after about 7 years.

  • 5/90 Rule: In general, you can get at most one credit card within 5 days and 2 within 90 days. The 5 day limit is not enforced when your applications are automatically approved. Neither rule is enforced for charge cards.

  • 5 credit card max:Amex usually won't approve applications for new credit cards if you already have 5 or more Amex credit cards open. This limit does not apply to charge cards.

  • Better Offers: You may be able to get a better offer than the best available public offer. Details here.

  • Hard inquiries combine into 1 when approved same day


Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration: 877-399-3083 (new accountholders); 866-314-0237 (current accountholders)


How to Meet Spend Requirements

In order to meet minimum spend requirements, people often look for options to increase spend in ways that result in getting the money back. These techniques are often referred to as "manufacturing spend". American Express has terms in their welcome offers that exclude some manufactured spend techniques from counting towards the minimum spend requirements for the welcome bonus. For example, most new cardmember bonuses have terms like this:
Eligible purchases to meet the Threshold Amount of this offer do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchase of travelers checks, purchase or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments, or other cash equivalents.
That said, many techniques for meeting minimum spend are perfectly fine. Here are some techniques that are safe for meeting Amex minimum spend requirements (click each link for more information):

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SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
This card is not currently available for new applications
This card is not currently available for new applications

$0 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: $500: $250 after $5K in 6 months plus $250 after additional $10K in 12 months (Expired 4/25/18)

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$300 Cash Back
$300 cash back after $1K in the first 3 months

$95 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: Up to $350: 10% cash back on purchases at U.S. Restaurants in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $150 back after $1K spend in 3 months. (Expired 5/3/17)

Amazon Business American Express Card
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$200 Cash Back
$200 cash back after $1K in the first 3 months

$0 Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Recent better offer: $250 after $1K spend targeted (last reported 10/2015)

Up to $300: 10% cash back on purchases at U.S. Restaurants in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $100 back after $1K spend in 3 months. (Expired 5/3/17)

Last updated on May 30th, 2018

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