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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express


  • Earn a $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • 6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%) - that means spending $60 a week at U.S. supermarkets could earn over $180 back per year.
  • 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations. 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
  • You spoke, we listened. Over 1.6 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2018.
  • Cash Back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

  • Earn a $150 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • 3% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%).
  • 2% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores, 1% back on other purchases.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 15.24% to 26.24%.
  • You spoke, we listened. Over 1.6 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2018.
  • Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise.
  • No annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees

Other Travel Card Offers

Cashback isn't for everyone, especially if you prefer traveling internationally in premium cabins. Here are some other travel rewards card offers that earn miles or points.

  • JetBlue Plus Card – 30,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days, 5k Anniversary Bonus, 10% Rebate
  • Citi Prestige® Card – This card currently has no signup bonus

Conclusion

If you're looking for a cash back card with a good bonus and category bonuses, the Blue Cash Everyday and Blue Cash Preferred are fantastic cash back cards.

For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees)

Amex Blue Cash EveryDay & Blue Cash Preferred Cash Back Offers
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Comments

  • I do prefer points/miles, but some of these make sense for many people. Thanks for the info.

    • I second that. I get a lot more value from miles and points but I do have friends with young children and they are really focused on the cash back. Children are expensive and make travel next to impossible

    • I second that. I get a lot more value from miles and points but I do have friends with young children and they are really focused on the cash back. Children are expensive and make travel next to impossible

  • I have everyday cash but I limit spending to the first $6,000 of groceries. I’m only so-so on the card. I like the citi cash back card a lot better.

  • I have used Blue Cash Everyday for more than a year and earned $75 on Supermarkets rewards.
    I have used a lot of Amex Offer which saved me a lot of money.
    Probably because I am using more and more Amex offer on this card, BCE has become the most Amex-Offer rich card in my wallet!

  • Does the Marriott card not offer 100,000 sign up bonus points anymore?

  • I have had the Everyday card for quite some time and love it. The AMEX offers alone a re a great reason to keep it year in and year out.

  • I prefer miles and points but these cards would be useful for some people.
    If I did use a cash back card, I would prefer one that gave the cash back as statement credit so it would save me money on the things I have already bought.

  • I also prefer miles over cash back. I use my AAdvantage card for all purchases except for gas which I have a credit card that gives 5% back.

    • Mitch, you might look to use the SPG card from Amex. The AA cards earn 1 mile per dollar on all purchases as do the SPG cards — however SPG points transfer to AA at a ratio of 1:1 and when you transfer 20k points you get a bonus 5k, netting you 25k miles. So your effective earn rate with the SPG Amex for AA miles is 1.25 miles/dollar when you do this transfer.

  • Blue Cash Preferred, 6% back on supermarket purchases is a great deal!

  • Bertrand Say says:

    I prefer the 2% cash back card with no category bonuses.

  • I don’t currently have an amex but it appears they are making an effort to enhance it’s product and it’s becoming more attractive…may be time to pick one up

  • I’ll have to read all the terms and conditions, because 6% cash back on supermarkets would be perfect for my mother, but if it’s not worth keeping when the annual fee comes up, I want to make sure that there isn’t something similar to the new condition where AMEX retracts points if you cancel within the first year.

    • I didn’t find any language similar to the new terms on their points cards where they extract your bonus if you cancel within the first year.

  • jason picker says:

    I vote for a card that gives miles over a card that gives cash back

  • It’s a tempting bonus. $200 is $200.

  • I have this card already, and I really like it for groceries. Saves me money, and sometimes there are useful one time special offer discounts at the bottom of my login to take advantage of to save even more. Plus, I like to use the extra rental car coverage. I can’t use it all the time though because of having to reach spending requirements on new travel related cards.

  • I got the Blue Cash Everyday about five years ago when the bonus was $250 . Helped with a refrigerator.

    Got the Preferred a couple of years ago when it was either $250 or $350.

    I didn’t keep the preferred when the fee went up and I don’t like the Amex cash backs vs the MR cards at this point in time.

  • I keep this card long term to buy all my groceries on it. Plus, I like to use it for rental cars and pay for that extra insurance that Amex has available.

  • Looks like a good bonus!

  • The Blue Cash Preferred looks like a good deal with 6% back at grocery stores. With the Chase 5/24 rule I have to be very selective on which credit card offers I choose.

  • Re: The Jet Blue plus card mentioned. There is an offer through January 31, 2018, I think, for 40,000 miles.

  • Love my AMEX blue. The offers for extra points are generous and the transfer to Delta keeps me in the free vacation game there.

  • I have this card. I use it to for my first $6000 of groceries every year. After that, I use the Citi Double Cashback for everyday purchases, American Airlines card for AA purchases and Sapphire Reserved for other travel purchases. It’s worked out great for me. The money I “earn” from cash back and Chase Rewards, combined with actual airline miles seems to do the job!

  • Is this the highest sign up ever offered for these cards?

  • Brandon Rabbitt says:

    If only they would partner with JAL or Alaska. Then I’d love amex more. Yes I know about starwood.

  • Bertrand Say says:

    Good summary on the benefits of American express blue credit cards.

  • cash is king!

  • Cashback is great to mix with points and miles. At the very least, it helps cover costs associated with the hobby.

  • They do look very tempting, however, I love my Chase Sapphire and Freedom. I can have cash back or miles/points. I keep telling my friend that yes she doesn’t really travel now BUT later you will want to or you’ll want to get something and wouldn’t it be nice to have something to cover a cost that you want to splurge on? Yeah no she still hasn’t. To all their own. I still see the value in it all, if you charge groceries, school field trips, lunches, etc. then why not get something for it anyway?! Cash back is great but if you don’t have to choose then I wouldn’t, unless you’re really wanting the big boost with a card that focuses on money back. Guess I just value travel more…to the beach everyone!

    With the Chase Freedom, if you charge a lot and you can focus on the categories, can you squeak ahead of an everyday cashback card?

    • The only way I see you squeaking ahead is with 5x rotating categories and if you also have a premium card such as the Sapphire Preferred which allows you to transfer points to travel partners like United and Hyatt. From a pure cash-back standpoint, there are better options.

  • These are solid cash back cards for these categories.

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