Bank of America to Introduce New Cash Rewards Credit Card

Bank of America to Introduce New Cash Rewards Credit Card

December 10, 2018         Written By Bill Hardekopf

Bank of America will introduce a new Cash Rewards credit card. Beginning January 14, 2019, cardholders will be able to select a 3% cash back option from six spending categories.

The current Cash Rewards Credit Card features 3% cash back on gas, 2% cash back on grocery and wholesale club purchases, and 1% cash back on everything else.

With the new card, customers can choose where they want to earn 3% cash back. The categories include: online shopping, gas, drug stores, dining, travel, and home improvement/furnishings. The new Cash Rewards card will still carry 2% cash back for grocery purchases, and 1% cash back on all other purchases.

The 3% rewards will be automatically set for gas purchases, but cardholders can change that option once a month. The categories will be available on the Bank of America mobile app and online. The extra rewards are available for the first $2,500 worth of purchases each quarter. Then all transactions earn 1% cash back.

The rewards do not expire, and there is no annual fee for the card. Members of the Preferred Rewards program can earn an additional 25% to 75% cash back rewards, depending on which tier they are in. To qualify for Preferred Rewards membership, customers must have a Bank of America checking account and a three-month average balance of $20,000 in their Bank of America accounts or Merrill Lynch investment accounts.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of December 10, 2018. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


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