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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
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Intro Bonus
$300Earn a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months.
Reward Rates
6%6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%).
6%6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions.
3%3% Cash Back on transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more.
3%3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations
1%1% Cash Back on other purchases
Balance Transfers Intro APR
N/A
Purchases Intro APR
0% on purchases for 12 months
Regular APR
13.99%-23.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.

Great for:

U.S. supermarkets. Great for the large family, this card’s unbeatable cash back at U.S. supermarkets is closely followed by superior rewards at U.S. gas stations. The welcome bonus is also a great perk.

Compare this to other top cash back credit cards.

Highlights

  • Earn a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months.
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Buy Now, Pay Later: Enjoy $0 intro plan fees when you use Plan It® to split up large purchases into monthly installments. Pay $0 plan fees on plans created during the first 12 months after account opening. Plans created after that will have a monthly plan fee up to 1.33% of each purchase amount moved into a plan based on the plan duration, the APR that would otherwise apply to the purchase, and other factors.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases from the date of account opening, then a variable rate, 13.99% to 23.99%
  • 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 and on transit (including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more).
  • 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
  • Cash Back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit.
  • Terms Apply.

Features

  • 0% Introductory APR
    0% Introductory APR
  • Auto Rental Insurance
    Auto Rental Insurance
  • Cash Back
    Cash Back
  • EMV
    EMV
  • Excellent Credit
    Excellent Credit
  • Extended Warranty Program
    Extended Warranty Program
  • Free Credit Score
    Free Credit Score
  • Gas
    Gas
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Mobile Pay Ready
    Mobile Pay Ready
  • Popular
    Popular
  • Presale Tickets
    Presale Tickets
  • Purchase Protection
    Purchase Protection
  • Rewards
    Rewards
  • Travel Assistance
    Travel Assistance
  • Unsecured credit card
    Unsecured credit card
  • Zero Fraud Liability
    Zero Fraud Liability

Staff Review

Editor's Rating:

4.0 out of 5

Our take: Despite its high annual fee after the first year, the Blue Cash Preferred card is one of our favorite cards for families: It helps take the sting out of car pool lines and long commutes by offering a generous rewards rate on U.S. gas station spending and it offers one of the highest cash back rewards rate you can get when you use your card at U.S. supermarkets.

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