Earn a $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. 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
You spoke, we listened. Over 1.6 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2018.
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.
Rates, fees & offers
$200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.
0% on Purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months
APR: 15.24% - 26.24% Variable APR
Penalty APR: 29.99%, Variable
Cash Advance APR: 27.49%, 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.
Recommended credit score
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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 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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