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[OFFER EXPIRED] One Week Left: Amex Blue Cash Preferred’s Increased Welcome Offer

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Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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While the end of the year screams to a close (thank God), so do some of the great welcome offers we’re seeing. One such promotion is for the fantastic Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express.

My wife and I love the Blue Cash Preferred because it awards 6% cashback at US supermarkets (up to $6,000 a year in purchases) and an uncapped 6% cashback with select US streaming providers. (See a list of them here.) Plus, it earns 3% back on transit-related purchases (think taxis, trains, Lyft, Uber, parking, tolls, etc.)

We not only earn back the card’s $95 annual fee — but reap plenty more money back on top of that.

**Read “6 Reasons You Need the Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card

The American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card is seen against a swimming pool during a vacation travel trip.

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express: Welcome Offer

Amex increased the Blue Cash Preferred Card’s welcome offer to $300 cashback when you spend $3000 on purchases within six months of being approved. So you have a while to accrue the minimum spending requirement. And if you spend that three grand just 6% categories — which isn’t impossible during six months — that scores you $180 cashback on top of it.

And, of course, the annual fee is waived the first year you hold the card.

Final Approach

I know we all love points. But 6% cashback at supermarkets and on streaming subscriptions can quickly add up to lots of savings.

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (learn how to apply)

The American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card
Learn how to apply for the American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card
  • Earn 6% back on up to $6,000 spent at U.S. supermarkets annually
  • Earn 6% back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions (like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, Apple Music, and many others)
  • Earn 3% back on transit purchases (think Lyft, Uber, parking, tolls, etc.)
  • Earn 3% back at U.S. gas stations
  • Earn 1% back on everything else.

Starting the second year you hold the card, the $95 annual fee is easily offset if you spend at least $1600 a year between U.S. supermarkets and streaming services.

Terms apply. See rates and fees.

Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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