Top 5 Travel Rewards Cards for Small Business 2018

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Chase Ink Business Preferred®

Chase Ink Business Preferred®
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee

Bonus:
Get 80,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first three months.   Additional Earning Opportunities: Receive 3x points on travel, shipping, online advertising (Google, Facebook) and internet/cable/phone expenditures to a total of $150,000 per year.  

Max.Value: $1,920 as we value Chase points as high as 2.4 cents per point on some redemption opportunities at United, Hyatt, British Airways or Singapore Airlines.
Transfer Sapphire points to:
 
Hyatt - 8,000 points gets a night at the Hyatt Regency Greenville, SC.
British Airways - 15,000 points gets a round trip ticket between Chicago and the East Coast (on AA).
United - 140,000 points gets a RT business class ticket from JFK to Narita.
Singapore - 60,000 points gets a RT business class ticket from the mainland US to Hawaii (on United).

American Express Business Platinum

American Express Business Platinum
$450
First Year Fee

Bonus:
100,000 Amex Membership Rewards points (50,000 when you spend $5,000 in first three months and 50,000 if you spend $10,000 in those three months).   Targeted offers are often as high as 150,000 points, but require a $20,000 spend in three months.   Additional Earning Opportunities: Earn 5X points for airline purchases.  

Max.Value: $2,250, as we value Amex points as high as 2.25 cents each when redeemed through Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program (other opportunities are significantly less valuable). $3,375 if you are targeted for the 150,000 points promotion. Other redemptions are significantly less valuable.
Great redemption opportunities on Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program are outlined in this article.

CitiBusiness® AAdvantage® Platinum Select®

CitiBusiness® AAdvantage® Platinum Select®
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee
Bonus:
60,000 American Airlines points after spending $3,000 in first three months.

Max.Value: $1,200 as we value American points as high as 2 cents each.

Business Gold Rewards Card® from Amex Open

Business Gold Rewards Card® from Amex Open
$0
First Year Fee
Bonus:
50,000 Amex Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in your first three months.     Additional Earning Opportunities: Earn 3x on online advertising, airline purchases, shipping, gas or cloud computer, and 2x on the four other categories.

Max.Value: $1,125 when redeemed on Singapore Airlines, see above.

Amex Delta Business

Amex Delta Business
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee

Bonus:
50,000 Delta Skymiles if you spend $2,000 within your first five months of card membership.
 
Additional Earning Opportunities: 2x Delta Skymiles per dollar spent on Delta.

Max.Value: $250 as we value Delta Skymiles as high as 1/2 of a penny.