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Best Credit Cards for Thanksgiving Shopping

Nov. 3, 2014
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If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you’re likely stocking up on turkey and other assorted ingredients. You’re taking on the most involved dinner of the year for your loved ones, and you deserve to rack up rewards on your food spending. Here are our favorite credit cards for earning rewards when you buy groceries.

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

For serious rewards on your Thanksgiving grub — and the rest of your groceries throughout the year — look no further than the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express. It offers a whopping 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 a year in spending (then 1%); 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions; 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations and on transit (including such things as taxis, rideshares, parking, tolls, trains and buses); and 1% cash back on all other purchases. Terms Apply. Just in case that’s not enough, there’s also a bonus offer for new cardholders: $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.

The card has an annual fee of $95.