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It’s Back: Waived First Year Annual Fee and Increased Cashback Offer for the Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card!

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Opportunity is knocking again if you didn’t take advantage of the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express’ great welcome offer last fall.

The card is once again offering a $300 cash back bonus after spending $3000 in eligible purchases within six months of being approved. Plus, the $95 annual fee is waived the first year. (It earned the “Best Card for Families” award on the CardRatings “Best Credit Cards of 2021” list.)

The American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card is seen against a swimming pool during a vacation travel trip.
The Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express is an excellent cashback card.

My wife and I use the Blue Cash Preferred for a chunk of our grocery shopping. The card earns 6% cash back at US supermarkets (capped at $6,000 in annual spending). That right there earns us $265 cashback after the annual fee.

Plus, all of our streaming subscriptions go on the BCP because it awards 6% back on select US streaming services. And there are a ton of eligible streaming companies. (See a list of them here.) And the benefit isn’t limited to just TV streaming companies: providers such as Kindle Unlimted, Apple Music, and Pandora are also eligible!

Plus, the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express earns 3% back at US gas stations and on transit-related purchases (think taxis, trains, Lyft, Uber, parking, tolls, etc.).

See how this can easily make you a decent amount of money back every year?

We don’t yet know when the promotion expires.

Final Approach

We absolutely love the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express. It’s a great complement to our Amex Membership Rewards cards that award travel and dining purchases. And many of us need to watch our finances right now — and this Blue Cash Preferred is a nice way to help that effort.

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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