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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 #140 on: June 07, 2016, 01:23:07 PM »
Are there any offers out there that have first year AF waived? Thanks.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: July 15, 2016, 05:15:14 PM »
What is the best way to maximize the CB benefit?

Merchandise is overpriced and GCs are often more expensive than face value.  Is there anything other than redeeming for a statement credit?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: July 15, 2016, 05:22:22 PM »
What is the best way to maximize the CB benefit?

Merchandise is overpriced and GCs are often more expensive than face value.  Is there anything other than redeeming for a statement credit?

Why would you want any thing else? There's other cards for miles and points.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: July 15, 2016, 05:27:36 PM »
Why would you want any thing else? There's other cards for miles and points.
This entire forum is about things/ways/techniques/tricks/chaps we don't know about.  I was wondering if there were a way to redeem  more than $1 per $1 earned.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: July 15, 2016, 05:36:34 PM »
This entire forum is about things/ways/techniques/tricks/chaps we don't know about.  I was wondering if there were a way to redeem  more than $1 per $1 earned.

Well, in that case, use the card at a grocery store that gives fuel perks. :) (Sorry if this was already mentioned. I didn't go back and check the posts).

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: July 15, 2016, 05:46:11 PM »
Well, in that case, use the card at a grocery store that gives fuel perks. :) (Sorry if this was already mentioned. I didn't go back and check the posts).
Thanks for answering.  I mean once the purchases are made and the cash is sitting in the account ready to be redeemed.  Is the best way just as a statement credit?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: July 15, 2016, 05:48:05 PM »
Thanks for answering.  I mean once the purchases are made and the cash is sitting in the account ready to be redeemed.  Is the best way just as a statement credit?

Time for me to wave the white flag.  :)

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: July 15, 2016, 05:53:02 PM »
Time for me to wave the white flag.  :)
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: September 20, 2016, 04:20:55 PM »
Anyone else get the 3% +3% offer on the regular Amex Blue Cash card for supermarkets until 12/31/16. The disclosures don't seem to say that the additional 3% is capped only that the offer is loaded on the primary card.
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: September 20, 2016, 04:42:50 PM »
I got it the extra 3% off too. Time to hit the stores!

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: October 20, 2016, 11:18:27 PM »
the 6% for supermarkets till $6000 is per card year or calendar year..

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: October 20, 2016, 11:29:53 PM »
the 6% for supermarkets till $6000 is per card year or calendar year..
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 09, 2017, 12:30:44 AM »
Just bumping this thread, as a reminder that the 6k cycle restarts at the end of the calendar year.
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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2017, 01:16:31 AM »
Any luck with retention for BCP lately?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: May 09, 2017, 03:27:31 AM »
Just bumping this thread, as a reminder that the 6k cycle restarts at the end of the calendar year.
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That was not entirely accurate when you wrote it, but will be after June 30, 2017, when they will change the terms. See the wiki, which I just updated.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: January 03, 2018, 08:07:47 PM »
Are there any Kosher grocery stores in 08701 that code as supermarket?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: January 05, 2018, 12:24:19 AM »
Are there any Kosher grocery stores in 08701 that code as supermarket?
I have not been there in a while but from what I remember NPGS (all) and Shloimys kosher world do code as grocery, and Kosher West does NOT.

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: May 10, 2018, 02:55:47 PM »
Anybody know if upgrade from non-preferred to preferred run a credit pull at all? (upgrade is being offered with $250 bonus)
Also can I downgrade back to non-preferred sometime throughout the year or will I have to reapply for that?

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: May 10, 2018, 05:29:15 PM »
Anybody know if upgrade from non-preferred to preferred run a credit pull at all? (upgrade is being offered with $250 bonus)
Also can I downgrade back to non-preferred sometime throughout the year or will I have to reapply for that?
No pull. Yes you can downgrade

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Re: Amex Blue Cash Preferred Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: March 13, 2019, 10:06:54 PM »
This earns cashback I'd assume?
 Hence, if one has this ABCP on his account with 29,000 MR, anything to do with the MR?
Add a free card(No AF) that earns MR? Will that allow to transfer to airlines?
 Or is it like chase which allows only AF cards to transfer to airlines and amongst accounts?
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