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The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express increased its sign up bonus recently by now offering Amazon Prime for one year to new card members who meet the minimum spending requirement of $1,000 in the first three months.

The year of Amazon Prime is in addition to the normal benefits of the card:

  • 6% Cash Back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases
  • 3% Cash Back at US gas stations
  • 3% Cash Back at select US dept stores
  • 1% Cash Back on other purchases
  • 100 Reward Dollars, redeemable for a $100 statement credit, after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months

Amazon Prime is a $79-per-year service that has three major benefits:

  1. Free two-day shipping from amazon.com on millions of items with no minimum order size.
  2. Unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video (a Netflix competitor)
  3. The ability to borrow a Kindle book for free each month

If your family spends a lot at grocery stores and gas stations, this card offers incredible rewards. Cash–not frequent flyer miles–is often the most efficient way to book domestic economy flights for the whole family, so the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is a really great family travel card.

Compare the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express to fixed value cards in my Comparison Table of Fixed-Value Bank-Point Cards.

Full offer details:

  • Get 100 Reward Dollars, redeemable for a $100 statement credit, after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months.
  • Plus, get one year of Amazon Prime after you sign up for a new membership with your Card and meet the spending requirement in the same time period.
  • As an Amazon Prime member, you get unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • Earn Cash Back: 6% US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases, 3% US gas stations & select US dept stores, 1% other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit.
  • 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, then a variable rate, currently 12.99% to 21.99%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors.
  • Terms and Restrictions Apply.

Application Link: Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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