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Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express

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Bankrate's 2013 Credit Card Cash-Back Rewards Survey included the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express.

With the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express, cash back for eligible purchases is received as reward dollars.

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express

Annual fee$75
Intro bonusEarn 150 reward dollars after spending $1,000 within the first three months, redeemable for a $150 statement credit.
Reward formulaGet 6% cash back at U.S. stand-alone supermarkets, 3% cash back on gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations, 3% cash back at select major department stores and 1% cash back on other purchases.
Cash-back ratio*1% (3% on gas and select department stores, 6% at supermarkets)
Expiration period on rewardsNone
APR12.99%-21.99%
Notes:
  • Cash back for eligible purchases is received in the form of reward dollars. You can redeem reward dollars for statement credits, or, at AmEx's discretion, additional items such as merchandise and gift cards, whenever your available reward dollar balance is $25 or more.
  • Each eligible purchase made in the U.S. shall qualify for 6 percent, 3 percent or 1 percent cash back of the purchase amount as follows: 6 percent for the first $6,000 of purchases at stand-alone supermarkets in a calendar year (supermarkets do not include superstores and warehouse clubs), 3 percent for purchases at select major department stores (select major department stores are Bealls, Belk, Bloomingdale's, Bon Ton Stores Inc., Boscov's Department Store, Century 21 Department Stores, Dillard's Department Stores, J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Kohl's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears Merchandise Group and Stein Mart), 3 percent for gasoline purchases at stand-alone gas stations, and 1 percent for other eligible purchases.

*The cash-back ratio lists the rate or rate of returns offered on transactions.

Bankrate.com examined 54 cash-back cards from 21 of the largest issuers. The survey was conducted April 8-18, 2013. Rewards are subject to change. Check with the institution for the latest information.

 

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