Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express$200 cash back after $1K in the first 3 months

Overview

The Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express offers 6% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%), 3% cash back at US gas stations, and 1% everywhere else.

This card is a very good option for those with a lot of grocery and gas station spend.  I recommend pairing this card with a card that earns better than 1% cash back for all other spend.  See: Best rewards for everyday spend.

If you prefer to earn transferable points for travel, consider the similar Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card which has great earning potential everywhere as long as you use the card at least 30 times each billing cycle in order to earn a 50% point bonus.

Card / NotesBonus / Annual Fee
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
Earning rate: 6% cash back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%), 3% cash back US gas stations and select US department stores, 1% cash back on other purchases.

Terms apply. See Rates & Fees
$200 cash back after $1K in the first 3 months

$95 annual fee

Recent better offer: $250 after $1K spend targeted (last reported 10/2015)

Up to $350: 10% cash back on purchases at U.S. Restaurants in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $150 back after $1K spend in 3 months. (Expired 5/3/17)

FM Mini Review: Solid cash back option, especially for those who spend a lot at US Supermarkets and US gas stations

Note: Many more excellent credit card offers, along with application tips for each bank, can be found on our Best Credit Card Offers Page.

 

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