Bank of America Business Advantage Customized Cash Rewards Card: $500 Statement Credit

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The Bank of America Business Advantage Customized Cash Rewards Mastercard (what a name…) is the no-annual-fee “cash back” credit card in the Bank of America small business card line-up. The normal bonus recently has been a $300 statement credit, but this special link has a $500 statement credit after spending $5,000 within the first 90 days. Here are the cash back highlights:

  • 3% cash back on your choice of one of the following six categories: gas stations (default), office supply stores, travel, TV/telecom & wireless, computer services or business consulting services.
  • 2% cash back on dining and unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases. The 3% and 2% cash back applies to the first $50,000 in combined category/dining purchases each calendar year, 1% thereafter.
  • No annual fee.

This card really gets interesting if you can take advantage of their Preferred Rewards for Business program, which can boost your effect cash back rates by up to 75% (to effectively 5.25% on your selected choice category, 3.5% on dining, and unlimited 1.75% cash back on all other purchases.) Unfortunately, the Preferred Rewards for Business program is separate from the consumer version of Preferred Rewards. You will need a eligible Bank of America business checking account, as well as 3-month combined average daily balance of $20,000 or more in qualifying Bank of America business deposit accounts and/or Merrill® business investment accounts.

You can find more information on the consumer Preferred Rewards program in my review of the consumer version of this card, the Bank of America Cash Rewards card.

Due to the increased bonus offer, I will be adding this to the Top 10 Best Small Business Card Bonus Offers. This $750 bonus brings it to the same level as the Chase Ink Business Unlimited, Chase Ink Business Cash, and US Bank Business Leverage cards on that list. Each has different rewards structures, and the best ongoing card will depend on your business expense needs.

Hat tip to Doctor of Credit.

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Comments

  1. joshua katt says

    Anyone have any luck getting this approved? I have a legit >$1.5MM+ 25 years in business sole proprietorship and was turned down and have good credit personally. They offered a SECURED card if I placed a CD with them, I’m trying to find out if the bonus and “rewards” still apply then.

    • Thanks for sharing. I was approved for this card in the past, but I did have an existing BofA business checking relationship. Maybe they prefer to see that, but they should disclose that on the application.

      • joshua katt says

        Got the rejection letter. #1 – “You have limited deposit and investment balance with us or affiliates” – you were right! #2 – “Current economic risk related to your industry” Hilarious, I’ve been an online retailer since 1996. They sent me an application to deposit a CD with them and will grant a credit line equal to the deposit as a secured card. A call to them claims I’ll get the same card, bonus and benefits as promised but i’m leery but might try it.

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