Top 10 Best Small Business Credit Card Bonus Offers – February 2021

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Updated. Do you have small business income or work as an independent contractor? Freelance, Uber/Lyft, Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Airbnb? A small business credit card separates your personal and business expenses and can build up your business credit profile. If you are not a corporation or LLC, you can apply as a sole proprietorship, with your name as the business name and your Social Security number as the Tax ID number. These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would personally apply for right now (or have already). Recent changes:

  • Added Amex Gold 70k+$300, Hilton 150k+$150, Hawaiian 70k, US Bank $500.
  • Removed JetBlue 100k, Amex Platinum 95k, Wells Fargo $500

This is a companion post to my Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers for personal cards. Notice that small business bonuses are on average even higher than those on consumer cards.

American Express Business Gold Card

  • 70,000 Membership Rewards points after $10,000 in eligible purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Up to $300 Back in Statement Credits. Earn up to $150 back on both U.S. advertising in select media and U.S shipping, for a total of up to $300 in statement credits on eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Limited-time offer ends 4/7/2021.
  • $295 annual fee.

Hilton Honors American Express Business Card

  • 150,000 Hilton Honors points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Additional $150 statement credit after first purchase of any amount within the first 3 months.
  • Free Weekend Night Reward certificate after you spend $15,000 on purchases in a calendar year.
  • $95 annual fee.

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card

  • $750 bonus cash back after $7,500 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Flat 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no limit.
  • No annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

Chase Ink Business Cash Card

  • $750 bonus cash back after $7,500 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • 5% cash back on the first $25,000 spent in combined purchases at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet and cable TV services each account anniversary year.
  • No annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card

  • Up to 100,000 Rapid Rewards points. 70,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Plus, earn an additional 30,000 points after you spend $25,000 on purchases in the first 6 months. (100,000 points is redeemable for $1,500+ in Wanna Getaway airfare.)
  • This is enough to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass in 2020 alone. Or combine with the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Consumer Card.
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® Fee Credit of up to $100, repeatable every four years.
  • $199 annual fee + 9,000 bonus points after each Cardmember anniversary.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

US Bank Business Leverage Card

  • 75,000 bonus points after $7,500 in purchases (on the Account Owner’s Card only) in first the 4 months. 75,000 bonus points can be redeemed for $750 in cash back. See link for details.
  • Availability may be restricted to certain states.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95.

US Bank Business Cash Rewards Card

  • $500 cash back after $3,000 in purchases (on the Account Owner’s Card only) in first 90 days. See link for details.
  • Availability may be restricted to certain states.
  • No annual fee.

United Explorer Business Card

  • 60,000 United miles after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Free first checked bag for both you and a companion (a savings of up to $140 per roundtrip).
  • Expanded award availability. Having this card makes it easier to redeem for that saver award economy ticket.
  • Primary rental car coverage when renting for business purposes.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

Alaska Airlines Visa Business Card (Bank of America)

  • 40,000 Alaska miles + $200 statement credit + Companion Fare Voucher after $2,000 in purchase within 90 days. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
  • Companion fare voucher is “Buy one ticket, get one for $121” ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from just $22).
  • Free checked bag on Alaska flights for you and up to six other passengers on the same reservation.
  • $50 annual fee for company, plus $25 per card.

American Express Plum Card

  • $600 cash back. Earn a $200 statement credit after each $10,000 you spend in purchases, up to $600 on $30,000 of purchases, within the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • 1.5% early pay discount on all purchases which stacks on top of the bonus above.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $250.

Chase Ink Business Preferred Card

  • 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points (worth $1,250 towards flexible travel) after $15,000 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • 3X points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, shipping purchases, internet/cable/phone services, and advertising purchases with social media sites and search engines.
  • Primary rental car coverage when renting for business purposes.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Subject to 5/24 rule.

Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Card

  • Up to 75,000 American Airlines miles. 65,000 miles after $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days. Additional 10,000 miles when a purchase is made on an employee card. Limited-time offer. See link for details.
  • First checked bag free on domestic AA flights ($60 value per roundtrip, per person).
  • $95 annual fee.

Hawaiian Airlines Business MasterCard

  • Up to 70,000 Hawaiian miles. 60,000 miles after $2,000 in purchases within the first 90 days, plua an additional 10,000 miles after a purchase is made on an employee card. See link for details.
  • Receive a one-time 50% off companion discount for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and The Mainland on Hawaiian Airlines.
  • $99 annual fee.

Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business Card

  • $500 cash bonus after $4,500 in purchases in the first 3 months. See link for details.
  • Flat 2% cash back on all purchases with no limit.
  • $0 annual fee for the first year, then $95.

Note: Certain Chase cards have a “5/24 rule” which is an unofficial rule that they will automatically deny approval on new credit cards if you have 5 or more new credit cards on your credit report within the past 2 years. This rule applies on a per-person basis, so if you are new, you might want to start with those Chase cards.

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Comments

  1. could you please throw some light on
    – Travel Insurance provided by Orbitz vs credit card travel insurance vs none vs other ?
    Cost factors ?
    Whats covered for international travelers, whats not ?
    If a connecting flight is missed, does the insurance cover, etc.

  2. You should warn business owners regarding BUSINESS cards such as the capital one card which reports occasional delinquent payments on one’s PERSONAL credit report – unlike Chase and American Express business cards which do NOT negatively affect one’s personal credit report!

  3. Is Delta Gold 70k miles still available? When clicked on the link, it says 60k bonus miles.

  4. Anyone only if Chase Ink preferred still give 100K paid off you supply in-branch (vs 80K online)?

  5. I’m going to apply a card for my new business, That is what info I am looking for. Also, Gonna share this with my friends!

  6. I’d like you suggest you consider a comparison of “grace period days” aka “interest free days” in your business credit card comparisons. I just learned the hard way that this varies from company to company and card to card. For example – capital one 27 days grace – chase 20 days grace – discover 25 days grace. A week is a material difference when using for business and timing cash flow, etc.

  7. PNC Bank offers 1.5% cash back, and a $200 bonus for spending $3000 in the first three billing cycles.

    https://www.pnc.com/en/small-business/borrowing/business-credit-cards/pnc-cash-rewards-visa-signature-business-credit-card.html

  8. The information about Wells Fargo Business Platinum Credit Card needs correction: your page says spend “$3,000” in the first 3 months, but the actual Wells Fargo pages says spend “$5,000” in the first 3 months:

    https://www.wellsfargo.com/biz/business-credit/credit-cards/platinum-card/

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