It’s summer, which means that many of us are packing up our bags and heading for the hills (or the beach, or the museums). The last thing you want to worry about is your credit card. Unfortunately, all too many of us face hassles with credit card security while traveling — especially during trips abroad. These problems can range from...
|Signing Promotion||Earn 100 Reward Dollars after spending $1,000 within 3 months|
|Reward Rate||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; and 1% Cash Back on other purchases.|
|Annual Fee||No annual fee - earn rewards from day one.|
|APR, Variable||0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months, then a variable rate, currently 12.99% to 21.99%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors.|
|Cash Advance APR||3%, Min: $5|
Earn 100 Reward Dollars after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership—redeemable for a $100 statement credit.
Ready to redeem? Turn Reward Dollars into statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise. It's your reward – you should get it the way you want. Start redeeming with as little as $25.
Accessing your account online is easy. Get up-to-date information on your Reward Dollar balance, spending, and reward possibilities, all in a few clicks.
Earn rewards faster by requesting Additional Cards for your family and friends – all with no annual fee.
Your Card gives you the option to carry a balance. So, whether you’re managing your monthly expenses or making a large purchase, you’ll have the flexibility you need while continuing to earn the rewards you love.
Simple and Straightforward: With the Blue Cash Everyday Card, you can start earning cash back. No rotating reward categories. No enrollment required.
No annual fee, 0% intro APR on purchases for 15 months, then a variable APR, currently equal to 12.99%, with flexibility to pay over time.
Terms and Restrictions Apply.
Excellent Credit Needed
- No annual fee
- Excellent cash-back rewards for groceries and gas station purchases
- Only half as much cash-back on groceries as the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
- No cash-back on warehouse or superstore purchases, like Costco or Sam’s Club
- High cash-back percentage for grocery stores capped at $6,000 in purchases per year
The Simple Dollar’s Review
Like the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, this card is designed to save you lots of money on your everyday purchases. You get 3% cash-back at U.S. supermarkets for up to $6,000 per year in purchases, 2% cash-back at gas stations and some U.S. department stores, and 1% cash-back on other purchases.The card offers decent signup perks too: 0% intro APR for 12 months and a $100 rebate when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.
Essentially, this card is a simpler version of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, which has a $75 annual fee but offers double the cash-back (6%) on grocery store purchases. The Blue Cash Everyday® from American Express doesn’t have an annual fee, but the extra cash-back on groceries with the Preferred card can make up for it – you’ll earn $180 with the Everyday card for your first $6,000 in grocery store purchases and $360 with the Preferred card. Basically it comes down to preference: would you rather save an additional $180 on groceries, or have an extra $75 to spend however you like?
It’s important to note that the cash-back is unlimited, so this card carries some serious bang for your buck if you do a lot of driving. In short, if you put all your food and grocery purchases on this card and pay your balance each month, you’re bound to save some money.
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