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American Express has increased the signup bonuses for its two ‘Blue Cash’ cards.
This card lets you earn a $150 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months. That’s up from $100 and the card has no annual fee.
Ongoing earn is 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%); 2% cash back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores; 1% back on other purchases.
You can receive a $200 statement credit after spending $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership. This bonus went from $150 to $200, but no longer offers a $0 annual fee the first year (annual fee is $95).
Earning is 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%); 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations and at select U.S. department stores; 1% back on other purchases.
‘Select’ Department Stores Are:
Bon Ton Stores
Century 21 Department Stores
J.C. Penney (JCP)
Lord & Taylor
Saks Fifth Avenue
Who knew there was such a thing as a Century 21 Department Store?
The card with the ‘blue’ moniker I like the best though remains The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express because it’s a no annual fee card that earns two Membership Rewards points per dollar spent no bonus categories required.
This earning applies to the $50,000 in purchases per year (1 point per dollar thereafter). That makes this the best most rewarding card for otherwise-unbonused spend. Plus since it’s an American Express-issued business card it should count as one of your 5 in Chase’s 5/24 methodology for approving certain new cards.