Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
NEW 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions.
NEW 3% Cash Back on transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more.
6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%). 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations. 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
Over 3 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017 and 2018.
Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.49% to 25.49%
$95 annual fee.
Rates, fees & offers
$250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.
0% intro APR on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months
APR: 14.49% - 25.49% Variable APR
Penalty APR: 29.99%, Variable
Cash Advance APR: 26.74%, 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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Editor's overall rating
Pros and cons
Leading cash-back rewards at U.S. supermarkets
Bonus offer for new cardholders
Intro APR period on Purchases and Balance Transfers
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 the Nerds top pick for consumers who do the bulk of their spending on groceries and gas or commuting. With it, you'll earn 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.
To kick off your card membership, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express comes with a welcome bonus: $250 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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