New Amex Blue Cash Bonus Offers: Get a Cash Bonus + 10X at Restaurants

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Amex Blue Cash Bonus Offers

American Express has upped the bonus on both the Blue Cash Everyday and Blue Cash Preferred cards. This new bonus is similar to the previous one that rewarded Amazon spend, but it’s now restaurants instead.

Amex Blue Cash Everyday

The Offer

Apply by 05/03/17 to earn 10% back on 10% cash back on U.S. restaurant purchases made in the first six months, up to $200, plus earn $100 back after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.

Offer Link (Click Through to the app to see the new offer.) 

Card Benefits

  • 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6K per year in spend
  • 2% cash back at U.S. gas stations and select U.S. department stores
  • 1% cash back everywhere else
  • No annual fee

Analysis

This is a good no annual fee card if you are looking to get some Amex Offers, etc. but it is far from their best product. The $100 bonus isn’t the best we have seen with this card, but the extra kicker at restaurants makes this somewhat interesting.

Amex Blue Cash Preferred

The Offer

Earn $150 back after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership plus, when you apply by 05/03/17 earn 10% cash back on U.S. restaurant purchases made in the first six months, up to $200.

Offer Link (Click Through to the app to see the new offer.)

Card Benefits

  • 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6K per year in spend
  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations and select U.S. department stores
  • 1% cash back everywhere else
  • $95 annual fee

Analysis

As you can probably tell, the main difference between this and the Blue Cash Everyday card is 6% at grocery and 3% at gas and department stores. In exchange for those increased bonuses you pay a $95 annual fee, but can add authorized user cards and get Amex Offers which can help to offset that.

Possible $250 Targeted Offer?

At least one person has seen a $250 bonus cash offer for both of these cards by clicking the above links. This offer appears to be targeted when you reach the Amex website. Other than trying different browsers, etc. I am not sure how you can trigger this offer.

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Conclusion

These cards serve their purpose in the American Express lineup, but for those invested in the Membership Rewards ecosystem, the Everyday cards may be of a better value. For those looking at these cards, I would look mostly at the cash sign-up and probably calculate the restaurant cashback at the rate you earn over what you could normally get with this or another card.


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