American Express has made made big changes to the Blue Cash card. For years, the card was the standard of cash cards. It offered 1% cash back on “everyday purchases” or 5% when you spent $6,500 on your card. Everyday purchases include those made at supermarkets, drugstores – and gas stations.
American Express cancelled that card and has introduced two new Blue cash credit cards.
Blue Cash Everyday Card offers unlimited cash back for all your purchases, including 3% cash back at supermarkets, 2% cash back at gas stations and department stores, and 1% back everywhere else. No Annual Fee
Blue Case Preferred offers unlimited cash back for all your purchases, including 6% cash back at supermarkets, 3% cash back at gas stations and department stores, and 1% back everywhere else. $75 annual fee.
One of the major changes was the cut in gas rewards. Blue Cash offered a 5% rebate on gas as well as purchases at grocery stores and drug stores after you made $6,500 in annual purchases with the card. With the Blue Cash Everyday card, consumers only get 2% cash back at gas stations. Blue Cash Preferred offers 3% cash back on gas.
Cardholders with the existing Blue Cash card can keep that card, but American Express will no longer market the old card.