Nothing is worse in rewards schemes than devaluations after you sign up or to see that your points magically redeem for less than half of their value. While PNC Bank is not as popular as Chase, Discover, and American Express they seem to get away with ripping their business customers off with these worthless rewards redemptions. This is one of the worst examples of a fraudulent claim on rewards since the U.S. Bank Edge Business Visa. We really do not know how it’s possible they can get away with this with such deceiving advertising. It goes to show you always have to read the fine print and study the rewards malls and redemption areas before applying for a credit card.
The claim from the PNC Points Visa Business Credit Card is 5% for ALL purchases, unlimited. You can see it here at (pnc.com/en/small-business/borrowing/business-credit-cards/pnc-points-visa-business-credit-card.html). We will not be linking to this worthless card.
A friend of mine messaged me saying “It looks like the Disney magic act. 50,000 points for $100. lol. That’s very deceptive. Rip off… deceptive to say you earn 5points per dollar.” We totally agree with this because when you sign up for a card and work to spend $3,000 on that particular card that is like an investment to get the bonus of say 25,000 points. You then would expect 25k on the PNC cardto redeem for 1:1 but there is a major catch.
We went over to the rewards mall and $100 check was 50,000 points. Should be 10,000
25k points should = $250 after 3k spend. Such a rip-off.
We did find one good thing to say about this Business Credit Card from PNC. You can get an introductory 0% APR for the first 9 billing cycles following account opening on purchases and balance transfers. Special limited time offer ends 6/30/2016.
PNC Claims: Earn 5 Points for Every $1 Spent
There is no limit to the number of points you can earn on qualifying purchases.
Reality: 5,000 Points do not equal $5 when it comes time to redeem.
Uber launched Uber Business several months ago and we are just now getting to try it out now that they are offering a $50 rebate. Setup was somewhat simple and takes a few minutes to set up at least 2 other accounts and verify their email and uber accounts to add into the program.
Uber Business is designed so that account administrators can manage a central account for all employees, simplifying the ground transportation and accounting process. By linking your American Express OPEN Business Card to Uber for Business your employees can charge their trips to your account while traveling for business.
You can add or remove your employees from your Uber for Business account in one easy step. Managing employees and tracking your team’s travel expenses is simple to do online in the main account. This will give employees a way to take advantage of Uber in 300+ cities, 58 countries. Much more trackable than taxi’s that take cash only or whatever currency you will need to pay.
The Chase Ink Plus and the American Express Business Gold are the best bonuses on travel right now if you own a small business. Get both of these cards and you can score over 100k in points or miles and that adds up to a few free flights.
#1 Chase Business Ink Plus – 50,000 Bonus Points after $5k spend in 3 months. One of the best Business Credit Cards to own. The annual fee of $95 is waived the first year. Chase’s Ultimate Reward Points transfer to United 1:1, so you can have 50,000 United Miles. You will have enough for 2 domestic round trip tickets. Some are able to refer friends (not me for some reason) but you can get 5,000 points if they sign-up through your link. [applynow.chase.com/FlexAppWeb/renderApp.do?PID=CFFD2&SPID=FDTR&CELL=6RLJ&MSC=1516016578]
#2 American Express Business Gold 75,000 Point Bonus after $5k spend in 3 months. Best reason to have an AMEX card right now is the offers they give you with the Twitter Sync #AMEXOFFERS. These are amazing. You may be targeted for this offer. If you are not you will have a $10k spend instead. You pay no annual fee as it is waived for the first year and is normally $175 . You have until September 29 to take advantage of this so act fast. There are so many great things to do with Membership Rewards points such as transferring them to Avios or other airline miles and they normally offer some type of bonus. You can also use MR points for Uber Rides. [www262.americanexpress.com/business-card-application/member/business-gold-charge-card/login/44446-104-1-CAPOBGRC]
See our other listings of Business credit cards.
OfficeMax and Office Depot could not have merged soon enough and Staple’s may also be on the path to non-existence with the latest announcement from Amazon. The giant eCommerce site is going after small and medium sized businesses with Amazon Business and they have some promotions to make them take notice.
You can register for an Amazon Business Account to earn a free $75 Amazon gift card after making $500 in purchases from the Business, Industrial and Scientific categories good through 6/30/2015. Amazon also upgraded the business account options to include free 2-day shipping on orders of $49 or more. You can also purchase on a line of credit, get special pricing that regular members do not get, and purchase things that only business accounts have access to buy. (more…)
It seems every day we are posting another hot offer from American Express. This time for their business line of cards. If you have an eligible American Express OPEN or Corporate card you may qualify for free access to Gogo Inflight Wifi throughout the year.
This offer is available to the Business Centurion Card and Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN as well as the Corporate Centurion Card, Corporate Platinum Card, Corporate Gold Card, and Executive Gold Corporate Card from American Express. This is not available for Simply Cash members (believe me I checked).
Centurion members are eligible for unlimited passes, Platinum Card members are eligible for 10 passes per year, and Gold Card members are eligible for five passes per year. Each pass is good for one Gogo WiFi flight segment.
You just have to register your card number here to get started. To use a pass while in flight, log into your Gogo account and select to use the AMEX Internet Pass.
This is a great offer for those who currently have American Express business cards or plan on applying for one. Combine this with all the Membership Rewards points you can get bonuses on and you can do lots your spending strategy with AMEX. hopefully some day we will not have to search for promo codes or discounts for in-flight Wifi and it will be included for free.
These Wifi Passes are valid for use on Gogo equipped flights operating between destinations within the United States, Canada, and Mexico, where network coverage is available. Gogo is available on Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United, US Airways, and Virgin America. Not available on Southwest or Jet Blue.