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Is Amex Old Blue Cash Dead For Good?
Blue Cash from American Express, or Amex Old Blue Cash as it’s commonly known, is a great card to have. The card hasn’t been publicly advertised for years, but you could still apply for it until recently. The application page could be found here, and often would require incognito mode to access it.
Now the application link is no longer working and it redirects you to the Blue Cash Everyday® Card. I suspect this is not just a glitch. Amex Old Blue Cash cardholders can still keep using their cards for now.
The card didn’t have a signup bonus. The main draw was the 5% cashback on Everyday Purchases up to $50,000. There is a catch, the first $6,500 in purchases would only earn 1%. Everyday Purchases include supermarkets, U.S. gas stations & select U.S. drugstores, which are favorite merchants for mos readers.
- For your first $6,500 in purchases in a reward year, you will receive 1% on Everyday Purchases, and 0.5% on other purchases. After your first $6,500 in purchases, you will receive 5% on Everyday Purchases up to $50,000 and 1% on other purchases
- Redeem the Reward Dollars you earn for cash back in the form of a statement credit, or choose from gift cards or merchandise. Redemptions start at just 25 Reward Dollars
It’s sad to see this card go, although there’s a slight hope that it might come back. Hopefully, current cardholders can keep taking advantage of its benefits for a while longer.
Do you have the card? Do you use it often? Let us know!
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