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Increased offers are available on Barclays cobranded business cards

May 06, 2022
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Just in time for National Small Business Week, Barclays has elevated welcome offers on all four of its business cobranded credit cards right now. Some of these rival the best offer we've ever seen, and two of the offers are worth over $1,000 each.

Here's a look at the current offers on Barclays' small business credit cards and the benefits offered by the cards.

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AAdvantage Aviator Business card

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The AAdvantage® Aviator® World Elite Business Mastercard® earns American Airlines miles. It's also a World Elite Mastercard, which provides additional benefits on the card.

Welcome offer

New applicants can earn 80,000 American Airlines miles plus a $95 statement credit after spending $2,000 on the card in the first 90 days. The card has a $95 annual fee, but the statement credit will cover that, making the card free during the first year (if you hit the minimum spending requirements). Just remember that the annual fee does not count toward this threshold.

According to TPG's valuations, the 80,000 AA miles are worth a whopping $1,416.

Related: Best sweet spots in the American Airlines AAdvantage program

Card benefits

You can enjoy the following benefits each year as a cardholder:

  • Earn 2 miles per dollar on eligible American Airlines purchases, plus 2 miles per dollar on office supply, telecom and car rental purchases.
  • Earn a $99 companion certificate each account anniversary when you spend $30,000 or more on eligible purchases during your cardmember year.
  • 5% mileage bonus on your card anniversary date each year, based on the number of miles you earned that year.
  • First checked bag free for you and up to four companions on the same domestic itinerary when flying with American Airlines.
  • Preferred boarding for you and up to four companions on the same itinerary when flying with AA.
  • 25% savings on inflight purchases of food and beverages.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Discounts, cellphone protection and car rental elite status offered as World Elite Mastercard benefits.

Remember that you will also earn one Loyalty Point per $1 spent on the card, helping you earn American Airlines elite status.

Related: AAdvantage Aviator World Elite Business Mastercard review

The information for the Aviator Business card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Hawaiian Airlines Business card

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The Hawaiian Airlines® World Elite Business Mastercard® earns HawaiianMiles. It's also a World Elite Mastercard, which provides additional benefits on the card.

Welcome offer

New applicants can earn 80,000 HawaiianMiles plus a $99 statement credit after spending $2,000 on the card in the first 90 days. The card has a $99 annual fee, so the statement credit will cover that, making the card free during the first year.

According to TPG's valuations, the 80,000 HawaiianMiles are worth $720.

Related: Best ways to redeem points and miles on Hawaiian Airlines

Card benefits

You can enjoy the following benefits each year as a cardholder:

  • Earn 3 miles per $1 spent on Hawaiian Airlines purchases.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on gas, dining and office supply store purchases.
  • Earn 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Receive a one-time 50% off companion discount for roundtrip coach travel between Hawaii and North America on Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Earn up to 40,000 anniversary bonus miles. You will earn 20,000 miles if you spend $50,000 to $99,999 on the card during your membership year. If you spend $100,000 or more annually, you will receive 40,000 bonus miles.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Discounts, cellphone protection and car rental elite status offered as World Elite Mastercard benefits.

Related: Credit Card Showdown: Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard versus Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard

The information for the Hawaiian Airlines Business card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

JetBlue Business Card

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The JetBlue World Elite Business Mastercard earns JetBlue points. It is also a World Elite Mastercard.

Welcome offer

New applicants can earn 80,000 JetBlue points plus a $99 statement credit after spending $2,000 on the card in the first 90 days. The card has a $99 annual fee, but the statement credit will cover that, making the card free during the first year (if you meet the spending requirements). Just remember that the annual fee does not count toward this threshold.

According to TPG's valuations, the 80,000 JetBlue points are worth $1,040.

Related: Best ways to redeem points and miles on Hawaiian Airlines

Card benefits

You can enjoy the following benefits each year as a cardholder:

  • Earn 6 points per $1 spent on eligible JetBlue purchases.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants and office supply stores.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • First checked bag free for you and up to three companions on the same reservation when you use your card to book a JetBlue-operated flight.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after each account anniversary.
  • 50% savings on inflight purchases of cocktails and food on JetBlue-operated flights.
  • Earn JetBlue Mosaic status if you spend $50,000 or more on the card in a calendar year.
  • Receive a $100 statement credit each year in which you purchase a JetBlue Vacations package using your card.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Add employee cards at no cost.
  • Discounts, cellphone protection and car rental elite status offered as World Elite Mastercard benefits.

Related: JetBlue Business Card review

The information for the JetBlue Business card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Wyndham Rewards Business card

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The Wyndham Rewards Earner® Business Card earns Wyndham Rewards points. The card offers automatic elite status and currently has a two-tiered welcome offer.

Welcome offer

New applicants can earn up to 75,000 bonus points. Earn 65,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days, and earn 10,000 bonus points after a purchase is made on an employee card. The card has a $95 annual fee.

According to TPG's valuations, the 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points are worth $825 and could be redeemed for up to 10 free nights at Wyndham properties.

Related: Which Wyndham Rewards credit card is right for you?

Card benefits

You can enjoy the following benefits each year as a cardholder:

  • Automatic Diamond status — the top tier with Wyndham Rewards.
  • Earn 8 points per $1 spent at Wyndham hotels and on qualifying gas purchases.
  • Earn 5 points per $1 spent on eligible marketing, advertising and utility purchases.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. Receive 15,000 bonus points each anniversary year.
  • Perks like cell phone protection, extended warranty protection, no foreign transaction fees and complimentary employee cards
  • Cardmembers need 10% fewer points for Go Free awards.
  • 15,000 bonus points each year on your cardmember anniversary.

The information for the Wyndham Rewards Business card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

It's always great to see elevated welcome offers, especially for cards targeted to small businesses. You may be surprised to find out that you qualify for a business credit card if you're a freelancer, independent contractor or even make purchases that your job reimburses you for on a regular basis.

However, if you're interested in any of these cards, make sure to check out our guide to credit card application rules to maximize your chances of approval.

In terms of value, the Aviator Business Card's welcome offer is worth the most right now, but any of these cards could be great options for your business spending. We don't know how long these offers will last, but they won't stick around forever.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

TPG featured card

Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards

1 - 3X points
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Intro offer

Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points60,000 points
For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

Annual Fee

$95

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases