Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express Offering up to $250 Cash Back!

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The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express card is back with a new tempting sign-up bonus. This time around, it’s offering up to $250 cash back after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months and it’s offering 10% back at restaurants on the card for up to $200 back.

Incognito needed 

The standard public offer for this card comes with $100 cash back. To find the $250 cash back offer you may need to try pulling up the offer in Chrome Incognito or similar private browser. Also try pulling up the offer on your phone or some other computer or mobile device if you’re not having any luck. I was personally able to bring up the offer after a handful of attempts.

No annual fee 

What makes this card attractive for a lot of people is that there is no annual fee, so you can let this card age for as long as possible and increase your average age of accounts.

No Membership Rewards 

This American Express card does not earn Membership Rewards that can be transferred to airline partners, so keep that in mind. If you’re looking for a similar card with no annual fee that does earn Membership Rewards the consider the Amex EveryDay.

You can read my comparison between the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express here. In that article, you’ll see how the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express earns you more cash back, but the The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express presents more value for travel because you earn transferrable Membership Rewards.

Bonus earning potential 

  • 3% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%)
  • 2% cash back at U.S. gas stations
  • 2% Cash Back at select U.S. department stores
  • 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
  • Apply by 05/03/17 to earn 10% back at U.S. Restaurants on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership, up to $200 back

American Express likes to change things up with this card and will change the 10% back category. In the past it’s been things like Amazon and US wireless telephone service providers, so if eating out isn’t your thing you may want to hold off on this offer to see what category might return. But keep in mind that the $250 cash back is the highest offer for this card.

There’s also an offer out for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express which comes with an annual fee of $95. That card earns the following rates:

  • 6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%)
  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations
  • 3% Cash Back at select U.S. department stores
  • 1% Cash Back on other purchases.
  • Apply by 05/03/17 to earn 10% back at U.S. Restaurants on the Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership, up to $200 back

Credit card rules

Keep in mind that these are American Express credit cards so the they are subject to the more strict American Express application rules that charge cards. You can (and should) read about those rules here.

Final word

Personally, for me to jump on a cash back card I need a lot of value. I think that this card, when able to find the $250 offer via Incognito, offers enough value that I’d consider it if I were in the market for a cash back card (which I’m not). 10% back up to $200 for dining in 6 months is certainly doable for me, but if you don’t think you’ll come close to maxing that out, you may want to wait out for another offer or consider another card like the Amex EveryDay, especially if you’re looking to earn Membership Rewards.

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2 comments

    1. As far as I know, you’ll need to try out pulling up the application link in Google Incognito. It won’t always work so it requires a bit of luck.

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