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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

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The upgraded version of the highly rewarding Blue Cash Everyday from American Express, the Preferred card offers even more cash back at U.S. supermarkets and U.S. gas stations. It does however come with a $95 annual fee, but you might hardly notice it after taking advantage of the handy benefits and high cash back value the card provides.

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(Rates & Fees)

Our rating
Min. credit level: Good
Annual Fee: $95
Regular APR: 13.99–23.99% Variable
Intro Purchase APR: 0% for 12 months

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Our rating
Good Min. credit level
$95 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

(Rates & Fees)

Rewards

  • 6% cash back:
    • U.S. supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%)
    • Select U.S. streaming subscriptions
  • 3% cash back:
    • U.S. gas stations
    • Transit
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases

INTRODUCTORY BONUS

$250 statement credit for spending $1,000 in the first 3 months

Balance Transfers

A balance transfer is a way to move credit card debt from one credit card to another with the goal of saving money on interest.

Intro Balance Transfer APR N/A
Regular Balance Transfer APR N/A
Balance Transfer Fee N/A
How to Transfer a Balance on a Credit Card

Fees

Penalty APR 29.24% Variable
Late Fee Up to $40
Returned Payment Fee Up to $40
Additional Cards Annual Fee $0
Foreign Transaction Fee 2.7%
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Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your credit card is a cash advance. Cash advances usually come with very high fees. Even worse, cash advances can signal to lenders that you’re being irresponsible with money.

Cash Advance APR 25.24% Variable
Cash Advance Fee Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater.
How to Get a Cash Advance with a Credit Card
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Highlights

(Rates & Fees)
  • Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • 6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%).
  • 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions.
  • 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations and on transit (including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more). 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 12 months on purchases from the date of account opening, then a variable rate, currently 13.99% to 23.99%.
  • Plan It® gives the option to select purchases of $100 or more to split up into monthly payments with a fixed fee and no interest.
  • Cash Back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit.
  • $95 Annual Fee
  • Terms Apply.
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The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has got a lot going for it.

This is probably the best credit card for buying groceries, with 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year, then 1%) and on select U.S. streaming services. 3% cash back is earned at U.S. gas stations and on transit.

It comes with an annual fee of $95 (Rates & Fees).

There is also a Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express (Review) version of this card with no annual fee, but lower reward earnings (Rates & Fees).

Both of these cards feature contactless technology, allowing for quick tap-and-go payments.