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You will receive a reward of 6% on the first $6,000 of eligible purchases in an annual reward year at supermarkets located in the U.S. (superstores and warehouse clubs are not considered supermarkets); 3% on eligible purchases of gasoline at gas stations located in the U.S. (superstores, supermarkets and warehouse clubs that sell gasoline are not considered gas stations); 3% on eligible purchases at select department stores located in the U.S. (the current list of select major department stores at which you can get a 3% reward is available at americanexpress.com/rewards-info ); and 1% on all other eligible purchases (and on supermarket shopping beyond $6,000).

The annual reward year referred to in the previous paragraph is 12 billing periods in a row beginning with the one that includes January 1st; if your billing cycle changes, the length of your annual reward year will also change.

Effective June 30, 2017, the "annual reward year" will be a calendar year:
You will earn a reward of 6% on the first $6,000 of eligible purchases in a calendar year at supermarkets located in the U.S. (superstores and warehouse clubs are not considered supermarkets); 3% on eligible purchases of gasoline at gasoline stations located in the U.S. (superstores, supermarkets and warehouse clubs that sell gasoline are not considered gas stations); 3% on eligible purchases at select department stores located in the U.S. (the current list of select major department stores at which you can earn a 3% reward is available at americanexpress.com/rewards-info ); and 1% on all other eligible purchases (and on supermarket shopping beyond $6,000).

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2014, 10:38:46 PM »
Many of them are coded as gas, too.

I've even had this from AMEX :-\:
7-ELEVEN
CITY PLACE CENTER EAST
2711 NORTH HASKELL AVE
DALLAS, TX 75204
UNITED STATES
Category: Merchandise & Supplies - Groceries

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2014, 11:08:04 PM »
My annual fee just post. Will Amex refund it if I cancel the card before due day? Thank you
I think they refund it up to 60 days after it posts.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2014, 11:09:38 PM »
Does someone know for sure when the $6000/yr limit resets? Is it calendar year or anniversary? For example, I signed up for the card in June 2012 (when it was unlimited). Do I get $6K for 2014 and another $6K for 2015? Or $6K from June to June?
['reward year'.  So in your case, it's June to June.  You can check your old statements on line to confirm.]
I'm wrong. The above is for the Old Blue Cash card.


The Amex Blue Cash Preferred is different:

An annual reward year is 12 billing periods in a row beginning with the one that includes January 1st; if your billing cycle changes, the length of your annual reward year will also change.
You will earn a reward of 6% on the first $6,000 of eligible purchases in an annual reward year at supermarkets located in the U.S. (superstores and
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2014, 11:30:59 PM »
Just saw online in my AmEx BCP account an offer to enroll for an extra 2% cash back (i.e. 8% total) for all spending at Whole Foods now through February. Anyone know if they sell third-party gift cards (Visa, gas, etc.)?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2014, 01:26:16 AM »
Just saw online in my AmEx BCP account an offer to enroll for an extra 2% cash back (i.e. 8% total) for all spending at Whole Foods now through February. Anyone know if they sell third-party gift cards (Visa, gas, etc.)?
There was an AmEx offer a couple of months ago for Whole Foods Market. At the time, I checked the Brooklyn store and did not see any gift cards.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2014, 10:57:15 AM »
Does redeeming the cashback for a statement credit reduce the amount of cashback you earn on the bill the credit applies to? And if it does, is there a way to get a check instead of redemption credit?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2014, 11:03:23 AM »
Does redeeming the cashback for a statement credit reduce the amount of cashback you earn on the bill the credit applies to?
No. The CB is applied as a payment, not a refund.
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2014, 11:06:56 AM »
No. The CB is applied as a payment, not a refund.
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2014, 04:07:46 PM »
I haven't used this card much this year so I still need to spend a few thousand to reach $6k. I just want I make sure the $6k limit refers to spend per calendar year, not based on statement close date or payout date. For example, I think I only have $2k of 6% category spending this year. If I spend $4k at supermarkets in the next few weeks, will my 6% cash back apply to 2014 even if statement close and payout will be in early 2015? And I will have another $6k in 2015?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2014, 04:16:17 PM »
If I spend $4k at supermarkets in the next few weeks, will my 6% cash back apply to 2014 even if statement close and payout will be in early 2015? And I will have another $6k in 2015?
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2014, 11:07:20 AM »
A few days ago I noticed my rewards balance went up out of the blue. It's in middle of a statement now and the rewards usually post after the statement closes. The amount looked familiar so I checked and sure enough the amount it went up to was exactly the amount it was after last statement posted before I redeemed it. I didn't ask questions and immediately requested another redemption for the same amount (not a lot, I haven't been MSing on the BCP) and it just posted today...
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: December 11, 2014, 11:10:24 AM »
Out of the Blue ...
Nice!

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2014, 11:12:15 AM »
Out of the Blue ...
Nice!

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No pun intended but nice...
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2014, 12:11:29 PM »
Rename the thread "Out of the Blue"

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2014, 09:57:38 PM »
A few days ago I noticed my rewards balance went up out of the blue. It's in middle of a statement now and the rewards usually post after the statement closes. The amount looked familiar so I checked and sure enough the amount it went up to was exactly the amount it was after last statement posted before I redeemed it. I didn't ask questions and immediately requested another redemption for the same amount (not a lot, I haven't been MSing on the BCP) and it just posted today...
Keep us posted. If it was just a technical glitch for a few minutes while they were updating their systems that you managed to take advantage of, you should expect to find your cash back balance in the negative.