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Cardholders can earn up to $200 back at Amazon, plus up to $150 cash back with the Amex Blue Cash Cards

Amex announced updated intro offers for new Blue Cash Preferred and Blue Cash Everyday Cardholders.

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American Express announced on May 6, 2021, that it's offering new Blue Cash cardholders updated cash-back bonuses on their Amazon.com spending.

Cards eligible for earning 20% back on Amazon.com purchases within the first six months of card membership include the following:

  • Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express (up to $200 back)
  • Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express (up to $150 back)

Each card also comes with an additional cash-back bonus after you reach a certain spending requirements, so new cardholders can earn up to $350 in total with these welcome offers.

Below, Select breaks down these two card offers:

Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express

New cardholders of the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express can earn two welcome offers that put up to $350 back into their pocket:

  1. Earn 20% back on Amazon.com purchases on the card within the first six months of card membership, up to $200 back
  2. Plus, earn $150 back after spending $3,000 in purchases on the card within the first six months of card membership. Cash back is received in the form of statement credits.

These two offers combined are up to $50 more than the old welcome offer, when new cardholders could earn a $300 statement credit after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first six months. You'll need to spend $1,000 on Amazon.com to max out the new welcome offer.

Blue Cash Preferred Card members can also take advantage of an introductory 0% APR period on new purchases for their first 12 months from the date of account opening (after, 13.99% to 23.99% variable APR, see rates and fees). While we recommend paying off your credit card balance each month in full, this is helpful if you plan on making a big purchase since you'll have up to one year to pay it off without accruing interest.

We ranked the Blue Cash Preferred as one of the best cards for grocery shopping and streaming services because of its strong cash-back rates on those respective categories.

You can earn 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%), plus 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions including Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Apple Music, Disney+ and Prime Video, as well as services that are typically not included among other cards, such as ESPN+, Audible and YouTube.

The Blue Cash Preferred has an $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95 (see rates and fees).

Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express

New cardholders of the Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express can earn two welcome offers that in total put up to $250 back into their wallet:

  1. Earn 20% back on Amazon.com purchases on the card within the first six months of card membership, up to $150 back
  2. Plus, earn $100 back after spending $2,000 in purchases on the card within the first six months of card membership. Cash back is received in the form of statement credits.

These two offers combined are up to $50 higher than the old welcome offer, when new cardholders could earn $200 back after spending $1,000 in purchases within the first three months. The minimum spending requirement is $1,000 more with this offer, but you have three additional months to reach it.

Blue Cash Everyday Card members also have an introductory 0% APR period on new purchases: No interest for 15 months on purchases from the date of account opening (after, 13.99% to 23.99% variable APR, see rates and fees).

The Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express rewards cardholders for their grocery purchases, but at a lower rate than you receive with the Blue Cash Preferred Card: Earn 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%).

Though 3% is half of what the Blue Cash Preferred Card offers, the Blue Cash Everyday Card comes with no annual fee, so it's a good option for those who want to earn rewards on their groceries without paying for a credit card. (See rates and fees).

For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, click here.

For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express, click here.

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