Cooking is one of my passions, so it's natural that groceries top my list of monthly expenses. On average, I spend $325 per month on everything from milk and eggs to veggies and chocolate chips. These costs add up quickly, but I've found ways to make grocery shopping less costly.
The Blue Cash Preferred Card has been my go-to for grocery shopping since it earns a robust 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%). Unfortunately I can't use it when I shop at Costco since they don't accept cards from all issuers. On Costco trips, I use one of my Visa-backed Chase cards, like the Chase Freedom® (no longer open to new applicants).
The Blue Cash Preferred Card's rewards rate is higher than any other card listed on CNBC Select's list of the best grocery rewards cards and earns me roughly $234 per year in cash back.
If my annual cash-back earnings aren't enough to convince you this card's a stellar choice, it currently has a welcome bonus worth $250. Simply spend $1,000 on eligible purchases on your new card within the first three months from account opening to earn a $250 statement credit. This is a great way to offset your grocery bills.
If you're also someone who seems to have a never-ending grocery list, consider applying for this card.
6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%), 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions, 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations, 3% cash back on transit including taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more and 1% cash back on other purchases
Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new card within the first three months
0% for the first 12 months on purchases, N/A for balance transfers
13.99% to 23.99% variable
See rates and fees, terms apply.
For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, click here.
Information about the Chase Freedom® has been collected independently by CNBC and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer of the card prior to publication.