Blue Cash from American Express, or Amex Old Blue Cash as it’s commonly known, is a great card. It hasn’t been publicly advertised for years, but you could still apply for it until recently. I have a post about it here, which has been pretty popular lately.
Now the application link is no longer working and it redirects you to the Blue Cash Everyday Card. I suspect this is not just a glitch. Amex Old Blue Cash cardholders can still keep using their cards for now.
Amex Old Blue Cash
The card didn’t have a signup bonus. The main draw was the 5% cashback on Everyday Purchases up to $50,000. There is a catch, the first $6,500 in purchases would only earn 1%. Everyday Purchases include supermarkets, U.S. gas stations & select U.S. drugstores, which are favorite merchants for mos readers.
- For your first $6,500 in purchases in a reward year, you will receive 1% on Everyday Purchases, and 0.5% on other purchases. After your first $6,500 in purchases, you will receive 5% on Everyday Purchases up to $50,000 and 1% on other purchases
- Redeem the Reward Dollars you earn for cash back in the form of a statement credit, or choose from gift cards or merchandise. Redemptions start at just 25 Reward Dollars
The best way to use this card is to make the first $6,500 in ‘other purchases’, hopefully some non bonused spend. If you make this spend in the ‘Everyday Purchases’ category it will cound towards your $50K limit. Once you complete the $6,500, then you can start earning 5% supermarkets, U.S. gas stations & select U.S. drugstores.
It’s sad to see this card go, although there’s a slight hope that it might come back. Hopefully, current cardholders can keep taking advantage of its benefits for a while longer. This is my first ever credit card and I still have it.
Let me know if you have the card and how often do you use it.