Business Credit Cards

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Here are 40+ ways to complete the minimum spending on credit cards if you are concerned about completing the minimum spending requirements.

Bank Points Business Credit Cards

Airline Business Credit Cards

Hotel Business Credit Cards

1.   Bank Point Business Credit Cards

Daraius’ Tip:   My detailed review of the Chase Ink Plus®

Daraius’ Tip:   My detailed review of the Chase Ink Bold®  Read my post “3 ways you may qualify for a business” here.


2.   Airline Business Credit Cards


  • 25,000 bonus miles after approval on the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Business card
  • $75 annual fee NOT waived for the first year; 3% foreign transaction fee
  • $99 companion certificate valid only in coach
  • Alaska Air miles can be used on partner airlines such as American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Air France, LAN, etc.
  • Warning:  Bank of America may issue you a lower platinum plus or preferred card, if you don’t qualify for the Signature card, which offers only 6,000 or 4,000 miles!
  • Tip:  The highest bonus offer on this card was 40,000 miles, but I’ve heard that you may be able to get a new card every 3 to 4 months
  • Note:  The Alaska Air Personal card offers a higher sign-up bonus

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® 


  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of cardmembership*
  • Your first eligible checked bag is free for you and up to  4 travel companions*
  • Group 1 boarding and 25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn a coach Companion Certificate for travel in the 48 contiguous states (not valid to Alaska or Hawaii) after spending $30,000 a year


Delta Platinum American Express

  • 25,000 bonus miles (5,000 are elite qualifying miles) after 1st purchase and an additional 10,000 miles (5,000 are elite qualifying miles) after spending $2,000 within 3 months
  • First checked bag is free
  • $150 fee NOT waived for first year2.7% foreign transaction fee
  • Earn 2 Delta miles per $1 spent on Delta & 1 mile for  everything else
  • Earn 10,000 elite miles after spending $25,000 and an additional 10,000 after spending $50,000 in a calendar year
  • Tip:  I would not apply for a card with less than a 40,000 mile sign-up bonus in the current environment of large sign-on bonuses.  The high annual fee also does not make this an attractive card unless you are a big spender in search of elite qualifying miles.


Delta Reserve American Express

  • 10,000 medallion (elite) miles after 1st purchase
  • First checked bag is free; free Delta lounge access
  • $450 fee NOT waived for first year2.7% foreign transaction fee
  • Earn 2 Delta miles per $1 spent on Delta & 1 mile for everything else
  • Earn 15,000 regular & elite miles after spending $30,000 and an additional 15,000 regular & elite miles after spending another $30,000 in a calendar year
  • Tip:  This card could be worth the high fee if you’re looking for Delta club access and medallion (elite) qualifying miles.  Otherwise, skip it.


  • 35,000 miles after first purchase
  • up to 40,000 miles after spending $100,000 in a year
  • 50% off Companion ticket
  • Earn 2 Hawaiian miles on direct purchases from Hawaiian Airlines
  • Earn 1 Hawaiian mile on all other purchases
  • $89 annual fee; no foreign transaction fees


  • Earn 25,000 US Air miles after 1st purchase with the Barclays US Air Business card
  • $79 annual fee NOT waived for the first year; 3% foreign transaction fee
  • 1 free US Air Club pass
  • 5,000 mile discount when you redeem for US Air award travel
  • Note:  The US Air Personal credit card offers a higher 40,000 mile sign-up bonus with the 1st year fee waived

3.   Hotel Business Credit Cards

US BANK CLUB CARLSON Business Rewards -  85,000 Points

Club Carlson Business Rewards

  • 50,000 bonus points after 1st purchase and another 35,000 points after spending $2,500 within 3 months on the US Bank Club Carlson Business Rewards
  • 1 free award night when you redeem points for 2 or more consecutive award nights at the same hotel
  • Free Club Carlson Gold elite status for as long as you have the card or 15 night credit towards towards Concierge status if you are already a gold elite member
  • $60 annual fee not waived for 1st year3% foreign transaction fee
  • 40,000 points for renewing your card each year
  • Earn 10 Club Carlson points per $1 spent at Club Carlson hotels & 5 points for everything else

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Disclaimer: This content is not provided or commissioned by American Express. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of American Express, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by American Express. This site may be compensated through American Express Affiliate Program.

105 Responses to Business Credit Cards

  1. @WJ – I’d wait and spend money on existing cards and pay them back and then reapply in a few months. Good luck!

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