Amazon Business Cards From AmEx Sweeten Welcome Offers

If you’re a small-business owner primed to get an Amazon business credit card, you have a new incentive to apply.

Gregory KarpSeptember 26, 2019
On a similar note...
On a similar note...

Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own.

» This offer has expired

The limited-time offer described in this article expired in May 2020. See our details page on the Amazon Business Prime American Express Card for the current offer.

If you’re a small-business owner primed to get an Amazon credit card, you have a new incentive to apply for the Amazon Business Prime American Express Card — an extra C-note for spending on things unrelated to Amazon.

Amazon Business Prime American Express Card
NerdWallet rating 
Learn More

Previously, the welcome offer for new cardholders was an Amazon gift card. You still get that, but you also receive encouragement to spend on non-Amazon purchases, an apparent attempt to make the card your go-to for all spending.

Specifically, the new offer is: Eligible Prime Members get a $125 Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval for the Amazon Business Prime American Express Card. Terms apply.

Those 2% back categories are on purchases at U.S. restaurants and U.S. gas stations, and on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers. The 1% back is on all other eligible purchases. Terms apply.

Amazon Business American Express Card
NerdWallet rating 
Learn More

This same additional $100 bonus and terms also apply to the non-Prime version of this card, the Amazon Business American Express Card, although its upfront gift card offer is still lower. Get a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval for the Amazon Business American Express Card. Terms Apply.

Other card features

Both cards charge an annual fee of $0. Their ongoing rewards for Amazon spending haven’t changed.

Ongoing rewards:

    • For the Amazon Business Prime American Express Card: 5% back or 90-day interest-free payment terms on U.S. purchases at Amazon Business, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market.

    • For the Amazon Business American Express Card: 3% back or 60-day interest-free payment terms on U.S. purchases at Amazon Business, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market.

    • For all cardholders: 2% back on purchases at U.S. restaurants and U.S. gas stations, and on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers. 1% back on all other eligible purchases.

    • Terms apply.

The ongoing APR is 14.24% - 22.24% Variable APR, for both cards.

Nerd tip: If you're looking for a rewarding Amazon credit card, but don't own a small business, keep in mind that Chase issues a similar consumer version of this card.

If you’re not a big spender at Amazon, you might want to look for another small-business card.

We want to hear from you and encourage a lively discussion among our users. Please help us keep our site clean and safe by following our posting guidelines, and avoid disclosing personal or sensitive information such as bank account or phone numbers. Any comments posted under NerdWallet’s official account are not reviewed or endorsed by representatives of financial institutions affiliated with the reviewed products, unless explicitly stated otherwise.