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I really like the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express quite a bit as a rewards card.

The card offers an unbeatable 6% cash back in the form of statement credits on your first $6,000 annually at grocery stores (then 1% back). And it offers 3% back at US gas stations and select US department stores.

To me it is an ideal card for families who want to take domestic vacations.

Instead of earning airline miles from an airline card and then having to hunt for award space, you can earn cash back in the form of statement credits on the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express and put that in a piggy bank for your next vacation.

Last year, the Blue Cash Preferred® added an Amazon Prime benefit. Since I don’t have the card yet, I don’t have first hand experience with the benefit, and I couldn’t fully understand how the benefit was implemented. I’ve now gotten some more information on the benefit from American Express:

You can receive a statement credit of $99 plus applicable taxes for the initial annual membership fee of a new Amazon Prime membership if, during your first three months of Card Membership, you:

As an Amazon Prime member, you get: unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, and one Kindle book to borrow for free each month.

  • Offer only available for new Amazon Prime memberships
  • Amazon Student, Amazon Mom, and other promotional or discounted Prime memberships are not eligible for this offer.
  • Any trial membership must be upgraded to a paid membership for you to be eligible to receive the statement credit.
  • Terms and Restrictions Apply.

For reference, the full offer on the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is:

  • 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.

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has a $75 annual fee.

 

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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