The offer has expired. Please see the current welcome offer here.
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.
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.
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)
- 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.
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