Top 10 Travel Rewards Cards for Small Business 2018

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Chase Ink Business Preferred® Card

Chase Ink Business Preferred® Card
$$95
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.

Barclays AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard®

Barclays AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard®
$$95
First Year Fee
Bonus:
Earn 50,000 points after your first purchase in the first 3 months.  We value American AAdvantage miles as high as 1.90 cents each.

Max.Value: $950 as we value AAdvantage miles as high as 1.90 cents each.
40,000 miles gets a round trip ticket between the US and Europe during low season.

 

A great card for those who fly American Airlines or who seek to redeem points on American.

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: $1,150 as we value American points as high as 1.9 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.

The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express (Use in Conjunction with Amex Gold or Platinum)

The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express (Use in Conjunction with Amex Gold or Platinum)
$0
First Year Fee
Bonus:
20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in your first 3 months of cardmembership.  Link your Business Blue account to your Membership Rewards account with a Gold or Platinum card and all sign-on and earned points will be directly transferred into one common account.

Max.Value: $450 when the 20,000 points are transferred to your linked Amex Gold or Amex Platinum account.
2x points for every dollar you spend up to $50,000 each year.  We value Amex points as being worth as much as 2.25 cents per point when redeemed on Singapore airlines.  The most valuable Amex redemptions are ordinarily achieved by transferring points to Singapore Airlines, as described in this article.  Other redemptions may be significantly less valuable.
A great card for those seeking to segregate business expenses and earn double points.  Apply today even if you don't have a business.  Just enter your social security number when prompted to enter an EIN.

United Mileage Plus Explorer Card for Business®

United Mileage Plus Explorer Card for Business®
$0, $95 thereafter
First Year Fee
Bonus:
50,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in 3 months.

Max.Value: $900 as we value United points around 1.80 cents each.
div>Redeem 140,000 points for a business class ticket from JFK to Narita, or redeem 30,000 points for an intra-Europe coach class ticket on a Star Alliance® partner.
Earn 2x points on United, on restaurants, at gas stations, and at office supply stores. Earn 1x everywhere else

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card® (Use in Conjunction with a Personal Sapphire Card)

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card® (Use in Conjunction with a Personal Sapphire Card)
$0
First Year Fee
Bonus:
50,000 points after spending $3,000 in first 3 months.

Max.Value: $1200 as we value Chase points as high as 2.4 cents per point.
Earn 1.5 points on all spend.  Transfer points from this card to your Sapphire Preferred Card or Sapphire Reserve Card in order to transfer them to Chase's travel partners or redeem for maximum value on Chase's travel portal.
This card is designed for business card holders seeking a product similar to the Ink Preferred Card without an annual fee and without any spend categories.   The new sign-up bonus is not available to existing Ink card holders, although they may request a product change.   Apply today even if you don't have a business.  Just enter your social security number when prompted to enter an EIN.

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