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If you own a business and travel frequently, consider getting a business credit card that offers benefits specifically made for business travelers. While most offer points and miles as a reward for your spending, many come with additional benefits like airport lounge access, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, or hotel or airline status.
If you're in the market for a business credit card, consider these possibilities with the best perks for travelers:
Ink Business Preferred Credit Card
The Ink Business Preferred credit card is tops on this list for a few reasons. Not only does it offer an exceptionally large signup bonus, but it offers 3 points per $1 spent on travel, shipping purchases, cable, internet, and phone purchases, and certain online advertising. Added benefits for travelers include trip cancellation/interruption insurance, trip delay reimbursement, and primary auto rental coverage on cars rented for business purchases. Redeem your points for travel, gift cards, or cash back, or transfer them to popular Chase travel partners. Annual fee is $95.
The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN
The Business Platinum Card from American Express offers a large signup bonus plus exceptional benefits for frequent travelers. You'll earn 1x points per $1 spent on all purchases, 1.5 points per dollar on purchases over $5,000, and 2x points for purchases made through the American Express Travel website. Added benefits include airport lounge access good at more than 1,000 airports across the world, an annual travel credit, a fee credit to cover the cost of TSA Precheck or Global Entry, complimentary Gold status with Starwood Preferred Guest and more. Redeem your points for travel, cash, or gift cards, or transfer them to Membership Rewards travel partners. Annual fee is $450.
Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express
The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express offers versatile rewards almost any traveler could use. Not only do you get a signup bonus if you meet a minimum spending requirement within the first three months, but you'll earn 1 starpoint per $1 spent on all purchases and 2 starpoints per $1 spent at participating hotels. Added benefits for travelers include complimentary Boingo airport access, complimentary access to Sheraton Club lounges, and more. You can redeem your points for free stays at SPG/Marriott properties, use them for flights, or book hotel/flight combination packages. Annual fee is $95, but it is waived the first year.
Spark Miles for Business
Capital One's Spark Miles for Business offers a simple approach to travel rewards. With this card, you earn 2 points per $1 spent on all purchases along with a huge signup bonus. Redeem your points for any type of travel, then use your points to erase the purchase from your bill. Each point is worth .01 apiece (e.g. 50,000 points = $500), and you can use them to book travel with any vendor or discount site. The $59 annual fee on this card is waived the first year.
Ink Cash for Business
If you're looking for a business credit card with no annual fee, the Ink Cash for Business is one of the best options for travelers. With this card, you'll earn a signup bonus plus 5 percent 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." You'll also earn 2 percent back on your first 25,000 spent on combined gas stations and restaurant purchases, along with 1 percent back on everything else. Added travel benefits include primary auto rental coverage when you rent a car for business purchases. You can redeem your points for cash back, travel, or gift cards.
Holly Johnson is an award-winning writer and the author of Zero Down Your Debt. Johnson writes for publications such as the...
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