Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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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

on American Express's secure website, or call (866) 512-6673

Card details

  • $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 and at select U.S. department stores, 1% back on other purchases.

  • Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.74% to 25.74%.

  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017.

  • 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.

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Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $95

  • Rewards rate

    1.00%

  • Bonus offer

    $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.

  • Intro APR

    0% on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months

  • Ongoing Apr

    APR: 14.74% - 25.74% Variable APR

    Penalty APR: 29.99%, Variable

    Cash Advance APR: 26.99%, Variable

  • Balance Transfer Fee

    Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

  • Foreign Transaction Fee

    2.7% of each transaction after conversion to US dollars.

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NerdWallet Review

By Lindsay Konsko

Rating Details

4.2

Editor's overall rating

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Leading cash-back rewards at U.S. supermarkets

  • Bonus offer for new cardholders

  • Intro APR period on Purchases and Balance Transfers

Cons
  • Has annual fee — but if you spend more than $31 per week at U.S. supermarkets, the rewards offset the fee

  • American Express isn’t accepted at as many merchants as Visa or Mastercard

  • $25 minimum redemption

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is one of the Nerds' top picks for consumers who do the bulk of their spending on groceries and gas. With it, you'll earn 6% cash back on purchases at U.S. supermarkets (up to $6,000 spent per year — then 1%), 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations and select U.S. department stores, and 1% cash back on all other purchases. If you're a foodie or a road warrior, we can't think of another card out there that will yield bigger returns on your swipes.

To kick off your card membership, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express comes with a welcome bonus: $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has an annual fee of $95, but people who spend at least $31 per week at supermarkets yearly will see their rewards earnings surpass what they're paying in fees. For more information about this card, check out our full review here.

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