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Amex Business Platinum Card vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve Card [Detailed Comparison]

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When it comes to premium travel rewards cards, there’s just a short list of cards that stand out from the others. The Business Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® are 2 cards that are frequently mentioned in this category.

A premium rewards card can deliver elevated earnings on your purchases, provide travel benefits that make your trip more comfortable, and offer redemption options that maximize your hard-earned rewards. Both of the cards we’re comparing today accomplish all of this and more.

If you’re considering a new premium rewards card and looked at either, or both, of these cards, you know there’s value to be found.

That potential value is the reason we’ve chosen these 2 popular cards for our comparison. Our article today will look at how each of these cards provides value in the categories that matter most to travelers, but we’ll also consider the additional benefits that sweeten the deal.

Having all the information you need to select the right rewards card for your situation is important, so let’s get started.

Business Card vs. Personal Card

Let’s quickly address the elephant in the room and acknowledge that the Amex Business Platinum card is an Amex business card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve card is a personal consumer card.

If you need a business credit card to keep business and personal purchases separated and simplify expense organization, you’ll, of course, want to consider a business card.

If your expenses will be more of a personal nature, then a personal travel rewards card, cash-back card, or a card that earns on everyday purchases would be more appropriate.

If however, you’re ready to select just 1 card and it could be either of our featured cards, our comparison will help you immensely with your decision.

Amex Business Platinum Card vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve Card — Overview

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which card is better, the Amex Business Platinum card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve card?

The best card for you will be the card that matches your situation. If you need a business credit card to keep business expenses separate from personal expenses, you’ll want a business credit card, and the Amex Business Platinum card is a good choice.

If your spending is more personal, but you want travel benefits, the Chase Sapphire Reserve may be a better match.

If you need to select just 1 card, select the card that rewards your greatest spending, has benefits you can use, and offers you value at redemption time.

Which rewards are better, Membership Rewards points or Ultimate Rewards points?

Both Membership Rewards points and Ultimate Rewards points have tremendous value due to their flexibility at redemption time.

When redeemed for travel via AmexTravel.com, Membership Rewards points are worth 1 cent each, but point redemptions with the Amex Business Platinum card also receive a 35% rebate (1.54 cents per point). Ultimate Rewards points redeemed for travel via the Chase Travel portal receive 1.5 cents each in value.

Both rewards have the potential for greater value when transferred to travel partner loyalty programs.

Ultimate Rewards points may also be redeemed for statement credits and cash-back at 1 cent per point. Membership Rewards points may not be redeemed for cash, but receive 0.6 cents in value when redeemed for statement credits.

Does the Amex Business Platinum card get Uber credits?

No. Credits towards Uber purchases are a benefit of the personal consumer Amex Platinum card.

Does the Amex Business Platinum card have primary car rental insurance?

No, the Amex Business Platinum card comes with secondary car rental insurance which means you must first file a claim with any other insurance that applies to the loss.

However, cardholders have the option to purchase Premium Protection for just 1 low fee ($12.25 to $24.95) that covers the entire rental period. This can be a significant savings over per-day fees that the rental car agency may charge.

Can a business credit card be used for personal purchases?

Technically, yes. However, it is not prudent to do so. Keeping business and personal purchases separate is crucial to an effective business operation and can make tax time easier.

Additionally, credit card terms and conditions may state that the card must be used for business purchases only. Business cards may also offer card protections (such as maximum interest rates) that only apply to business purchases.

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Christine ran her own business developing and managing insurance and financial services. This stoked a passion for points and miles and she now has over 2 dozen credit cards and creates in-depth, detailed content for UP.

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