Chris Carley


Just a quick reminder that February’s a short month and only a few days remain to take advantage of your monthly card benefits.

American Express this year announced both temporary and permanent statement credits and cash deposits across 15 cards. (Remember that these statement credits and cash deposits expire if they’re not used.) And it could be a shame if you let them go to waste.

So let’s run down what’s out there.

Since the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express reintroduced its great welcome offer last week (waived annual fee the first year, $300 cashback bonus) and people are more budget-conscious than they’ve been in a while, I thought it’d be good to compare Amex’s two Blue Cash cards: the Everyday and Preferred.

I hold both cards — and will explain why in a couple of minutes.