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American Express Blue Cash Everyday/Preferred Offers ($150/$250 signup bonus; YMMV)

GeoffreyN 471 February 12, 2013 at 01:44 PM in Finance (4)
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I've been checking this site occasionally to see what new credit card offers show up.

https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch

Today I received an offer for, applied, and was approved for what is the best yet (non-targeted)
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Blue Cash Everyday offer:

$150 bonus cashback with $500 spend in 3 months
15 months of 0% purchase apr, then 12.99%

This card has no annual fee and 3% cashback on groceries (first $6000 annually - meaning a maximum of $180).
I also received the following
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Blue Cash Preferred offer:

$250 bonus cashback with $1000 spend in 3 months
15 months of 0% purchase apr

This card has a $75 annual fee (probably not waived first year), and 6% cashback on groceries (first $6000 annually - meaning a maximum of $360).
You can redeem reward dollars for statement credits in increments of $25 whenever your total available reward dollar balance is $25 or more.

Worth checking if you're interested in these offers:
https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch
DO NOT enter SSN, just name and address.

You may need to click on the offer link multiple times, I keep getting "Amex cannot find the page you're looking for" or similar messages.

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Thanks I got the $250 card by using Internet Exploder with no add-ons. It wasn't working with chrome.
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has anyone gotten $250 on the BCE? How long ago was that? I want to pull the trigger since it seems like $150 is the best deal for the past two years.
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Quote from prvn133t View Post :
same here... just that i applied for BCE... I called amex and they said they cant do anything about it...
Damn this is insane... I always pull the trigger on wrong time.. as soon I do something without a deal and the next thing I know there is a deal going on next day.....
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Quote from ag82 View Post :
Damn this is insane... I always pull the trigger on wrong time.. as soon I do something without a deal and the next thing I know there is a deal going on next day.....

take a screenshot now and say you applied for this offer but you're seeing something different after you receive your card... I'm planning on doing that..
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If anyone isn't sure about which card better meets their spending habits, here's a spreadsheet where you can plugin your annual spend for different categories and you can see which card will give you the biggest benefit (Blue Cash Everyday/Blue Cash Preferred/Costco).

Input spending in the bottom fields, you'll see the middle fields change to reflect the cash back in each category, and the yellow fields will show you your total cash back taking into account the annual fee on the Blue Cash Preferred. The logic includes 1% cash back on grocery spending over $6000.

This doesn't account for the sign-up bonus since it's a one time event, and it doesn't include the cost of a Costco membership in the Costco card calculations, since a Costco membership is your choice to begin with.
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Thanks, just got approved for the $150 offer Smilie
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#82
Got the $250 preferred offer -- Can you downgrade from the preferred to regular within a year and not pay the annual fee?

Also, does AMEX have a limit on total amount of credit they will extend to a customer?
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Quote from MichaelIv View Post :
Does anyone know for the Blue Cash Everyday when do you get your reward dollars( cashback ) ? Is it after each bill statement or every 1 year after signup. Also if you have $71 in rewards dollars, can you redeem all $71 for statement credit or is it only in $25 Increments ( $50 statement credit + $21 left over )? I know that they might have changed it recently, if someone with recent knowledge could respond.
I have had this card for a year (preffered). I cash in every month for either $50 or 75. My mom also has the card and she holds her cash as a christmas savings. We are a family of three that coupons. Last year we spent $5000 at "grocery stores". The amount was only that high because I also buy gas cards at the grocery store (grocery promotion). In total I cashed out for $675 in the first year (not including the bonus I got for $150 and $75 for referring my mom). If you deduct the $75 annual fee, I still made $600 not including bonuses. This year I plan on doing better since I will max out the $6000 limit by being smarter with the gift cards. Also, websites like vitacost.com qualify for the 6%. I love the card and its my primary card because I HATE rotating categories (I have enough stuff to remember). HTH
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Supermarkets tend to have gift card sections. 6% back from Amazon and whatever else you can plan ahead on buying is very slick.
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Quote from prvn133t View Post :
take a screenshot now and say you applied for this offer but you're seeing something different after you receive your card... I'm planning on doing that..
Good one.... Will do the same.. Will take the screen shot too... So you are planning to talk to them once your card arrives....
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Good one.... Will do the same.. Will take the screen shot too... So you are planning to talk to them once your card arrives....

that's correct... we will not be able to do anything until our card arrives..
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Got the BCE card. Thanks.
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Quote from kkch3n View Post :
has anyone gotten $250 on the BCE? How long ago was that? I want to pull the trigger since it seems like $150 is the best deal for the past two years.
I got 250 offer on BCE 2 days back, the letter says the RSVP code will expiry by 21st March.
I am going to wait till last day before pulling the trigger. Last time with Chase freedom I pulled the trigger quickly after receiving $200 offer and later I got $300 offer on the same.

I have received 250 offer on BCE, it looks like best offer on BCE so far. Any one has received better than this?
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Signed up for BCE last month for only $100 bonus and that required a higher spending requirement Sadwalk

would it be worth messaging or calling them or would it be a waste of time?
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Are there better offers then this that pop up from time to time? Or is 250 / 1000 the standard that people usually get?
This average deal. In Dec of last year there was 250/1500 for Discover and the NFL 400/first purchase. If you fly there was 50k/first purchase for Southwest. No doubt there will be better deals and it depends on whether you are choosy or not. For this particular card I would not count on a better offer, but who knows?
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