Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Apply by phone: 1-800-297-6700
  • $200 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%) - that means spending $60 a week at U.S. supermarkets could earn over $180 back per year.
  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations. 1% cash back on other purchases. 
  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017. 
  • Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise. 
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
Annual Fee:
Purchase Intro APR:
(12 Months)
Purchase Regular APR:
15.24% - 26.24%*
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
(12 Months)
Balance Transfer Regular APR:
15.24% - 26.24%*

Details, Rates & Fees

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Cash Advance Rate 27.49%* Variable
Cash Advance Fee 3%, Min: $5
Late Fee Up to $38
Penalty APR 29.99%* Variable
Balance Transfer Fee 3%, Min: $5
Foreign Transaction Fee 2.7%
Return Payment Fee Up to $38


Welcome Bonus

Earn $200 after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.

All Purchases

1% cash back per dollar

No cap on spending


3% cash back per dollar

3% cash back at U.S. gas stations


6% cash back per dollar

6% at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%).

Cardholders' Reviews

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Most Helpful Positive Review
by Jennie108
Helpful to 206 out of 213

Applied for the blue cash card last week and got the 7-10 day message, about 2 hours later got an email saying I was approved but didn’t tell me anything about credit limit or anything. Well today I received the card in the mail and was super happy to see they gave me a $5,000 limit! Been working on my credit for almost two years, today my FICO is 657 but keeps fluctuating between 650-675. It’s my highest limit card at this point, I have a Discover It with a $2,400 limit and a Capital One Platinum with a $1,250 limit and some store cards with limits of $800 and under. Hopefully this new card will help boost my credit up. So if anyone’s got a score like mine I would suggest giving it a try. Will update later once I’ve had the card for awhile!

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Most Helpful Negative Review
by ronpeet01
Helpful to 124 out of 142

I have been with them for about 3 Yrs with a 10,000 limit. Never missed a payment always on time and decided to use it for the points that I never got by the way real nice of them so that's another lie. Anyway I had about 1,500 on the card for no reason they lowered my credit limit to 1,700 for no reason. Again I was never late with fantastic credit. When they did that it really hurt my Credit Score don't trust them if you work hard like I do to keep your credit score excellent. DON'T TRUST THEM IF YOU DO YOU WILL REMEMBER THIS REVIEW WHEN THEY BURN YOU AND HURT YOUR CREDIT. BE CAREFUL.

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