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Amex Blue Cash Everyday® Card - Double cashback - 6% on groceries - YMMV

snakstein 620 706 January 11, 2014 at 08:26 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (2)
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Just spoke to customer service, they said that my Blue Cash Everyday® Card was going have its T&C changed on Jan 15th and that the rewards would now be 6% on groceries. They will be sending out emails and letters soon to confirm all the changes.
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Last Edited by bottsjw January 25, 2014 at 06:21 AM
As of 1/25, there appears to be no change to the T&C.
3% cash back at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%)
2% cash back at US gas stations and select US department stores
1% cash back on other purchases
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So what's the point of me paying an annual fee for my preferred card?...any info on that one changing at all?
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So what's the point of me paying an annual fee for my preferred card?...any info on that one changing at all?
This... I'm already pissed they put a max on the grocery cashback
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I wonder if this means they are discontinuing the no annual fee version and making us pay it.

If so I am gonna have to cancel...I do most grocery shopping at Walmart which doesn't qualify. I just got this for times when I stop in at another grocery store. And now that I have the Sallie Mae card with 5%, it makes the BCE kind of obsolete.

I will be waiting for my letter.
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Interesting. Not sure how this would differentiate itself from the BCP card.

Thanks for the info OP, but for right now this information is anecdotal at best.
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I might be missing something, but doesn't the preferred card provide rewards immediately, while the free card provides rewards only after you have spent $$$ ($6,000 was it)?
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I might be missing something, but doesn't the preferred card provide rewards immediately, while the free card provides rewards only after you have spent $$$ ($6,000 was it)?
Perhaps in the past that was how it worked, but that's not how it is currently. Right now you can earn 3% cashback on grocery purchases on a maximum of $6000 in purchases per year.
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I might be missing something, but doesn't the preferred card provide rewards immediately, while the free card provides rewards only after you have spent $$$ ($6,000 was it)?
You get the rewards earned at the end of next billing cycle. So the rewards I earned on my last cycle ending 1/8, I won't see see them until the 2/8 cycle closes.

The first $6,000 of supermarket purchases is what you earn 3% CB on. Then it drops to 1%
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#10
Thanks for the heads up. Will use mine if it happens. Did they say for how long?
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nice, i'v have been wanting to transfer my Blue Sky card to this Blue Cash Everyday card.
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Wonder what they are going to do in order to make the 'Preferred' better than the 'Everyday'? I feel like the representative misspoke because that doesn't make any sense, unless they cap the 'Everyday' at like $3000 for the 6% or something.
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I wonder if this means they are discontinuing the no annual fee version and making us pay it.

If so I am gonna have to cancel...I do most grocery shopping at Walmart which doesn't qualify. I just got this for times when I stop in at another grocery store. And now that I have the Sallie Mae card with 5%, it makes the BCE kind of obsolete.

I will be waiting for my letter.
Reward cards don't change for the better these days.
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I wonder if this means they are discontinuing the no annual fee version and making us pay it.

If so I am gonna have to cancel...I do most grocery shopping at Walmart which doesn't qualify. I just got this for times when I stop in at another grocery store. And now that I have the Sallie Mae card with 5%, it makes the BCE kind of obsolete.

I will be waiting for my letter.
You can still get 6% at Walmart as long as their merchant category code is set up as Grocery instead of Discount/Wholesale.

AMEX looks at that, and not the name of the store. Google 'merchant category code' and you'll find a search tool by Visa that will allow you to see what yours are set up as.

By using the MCC tool, I have seen 6% on AMEX BCP from Walmart Supercenter and Neighborhood Market by going to the right stores.


I was mistaken, but know that Walmart Neighborhood Market stores DO count as grocery stores for AMEX spending.
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You can still get 6% at Walmart as long as their merchant category code is set up as Grocery instead of Discount/Wholesale.

AMEX looks at that, and not the name of the store. Google 'merchant category code' and you'll find a search tool by Visa that will allow you to see what yours are set up as.

By using the MCC tool, I have seen 6% on AMEX BCP from Walmart Supercenter and Neighborhood Market by going to the right stores.
You are correct about the MCC, but finding a Walmart SuperCenter that falls into the grocery category is going to be a very, very small exception to the rule. The non-SuperCenter markets that primarily sell groceries is one thing, but not the big stores.
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