American Express Boosts Bonus Offers on Blue Cash Credit Cards

For a limited time, the first year's annual fee on the Blue Cash Preferred is also being waived.

Gregory KarpOctober 8, 2020

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Here's some good news for folks with big grocery bills: American Express is boosting the bonus offers on its popular Blue Cash consumer credit cards, which offer outstanding rewards at U.S. supermarkets. In addition, for a limited time, AmEx is waiving the first year's annual fee on the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express.

The offers:

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

American Express Blue Cash Preferred Credit Card
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Bonus offer as of Oct. 8, 2020: Limited Time Offer: Earn a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months. Offer Expires 12/10/2020. Terms apply.

Previous offer: Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.

Not only is the welcome bonus higher, but the $95 annual fee will be waived for the first year. The required spending to earn the bonus is significantly higher, but the timeframe to complete the spending is doubled to six months. Terms apply.

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

American Express Blue Cash Everyday Credit Card
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Bonus offer as of Oct. 8, 2020: Earn a $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. Terms apply.

Previous offer: Earn a $150 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.

The limited-time offer on the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express is one-third bigger than the standard offer and doesn't require any additional spending.

No changes to rewards

Both cards retain their existing rewards structures:

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

  • 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%).

  • 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions.

  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations.

  • 3% cash back transit (including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more).

  • 1% cash back on other purchases.

  • Terms apply.

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

  • 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.

  • 2% cash back at select U.S. department stores.

  • 1% cash back on other purchases.

  • Terms apply.

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