AmEx Blue Cash Preferred’s Streaming, Transit Bonus Categories Now Available

The AmEx Blue Cash Preferred now earns 6% on eligible streaming and 3% on transit on top of its other rewards.

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Do you stream music on your train ride to work? If you have the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, you can now be rewarded for both activities.

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As of May 9, the card has officially added two new bonus categories, on top of its existing rewards at U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations. They are as follows:

  • 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming services. This includes Hulu, Netflix, Spotify and Pandora.

  • 3% cash back on transit. This includes rideshares, tolls, taxis, buses, trains and parking fees.

  • Terms apply.

The card's $0 intro for the first year, then $95 annual fee isn't changing, but it is losing its 3% bonus rewards on eligible U.S. department store purchases. A company spokesperson confirmed existing cardholders will continue to earn that rate until July 31. The card will still earn 6% back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 spent per year (then 1% back), as well as 3% back at U.S. gas stations. All other spending still earns 1% back. Terms apply.

The refreshed Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express comes with a welcome offer: a Earn up to $350 in statement credits: Earn 20% back on purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $150 back after you spend $3,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. You will receive cash back in the form of statement credits. Terms Apply.