American Express Improves Bonus For Blue Cash Preferred Card

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American Express has updated earning with the Blue Cash Preferred® Card. Along with that is an increased initial bonus of a $300 statement credit after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 6 months of card membership. This is a limited-time offer that expires December 10, 2020.

In addition, while the card normally comes with a $95 annual fee the limited-time offer through December 10 includes a $0 introductory annual fee for one year as well. (see rates and fees)

Moving from a $250 up front bonus you can earn, and to a $0 first year fee, is a net improvement of $145. Put another way the effective offer nearly doubles ($250 – $95 annual fee = $155, to $300 with $0 first year fee).

Last year they improved earning on the card as well:

  • 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions
  • 6% at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%)
  • 3% on transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses
  • 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations
  • 1% cash back on other purchases

This may be the card that Kourtney Kardashian uses.

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For rates and fees on the Blue Cash Preferred® Card, click here.

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  1. I must be missing something – what earning categories have improved? The categories you posted are from a change well over a year ago.

  2. It’s just 50 more sub and first AF waiver.

    I got a pre-approval email, but I will hold off until I get freedom flex, I will be 4/24 by the end of Nov.

  3. Personally I prefer 2x anything points on the Blue Plus. Is 6% bonus on groceries worth the $95 AF? If you are allowed 4 max Amex cards I’m not sure this is one of them.

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