Amex Blue Cash Preferred, $300 Welcome Bonus and Waived Annual Fee (YMMV)

Amex Blue Cash Preferred $300 waived fee

Amex Blue Cash Preferred, $300 Welcome Bonus and Waived Fee

The American Express Blue Cash Preferred offers the best rate for supermarket purchases. You can get 6% back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year. You also get 6% on select U.S. streaming subscriptions and 3% on transit and gas. The card also usually has a decent welcome bonus. Now the bonus has gotten even better. You can get $300 when you spend $3,000 and the annual fee of $95 is waived the first year. This offer is showing up through referrals, but it ight take a few tries.


  • Apply for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card and receive $300 Back after $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months.
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable APR applies.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95 (Rates & Fees)
  • Credit needed: Good/Excellent

Card Benefits

  • 6% Cash Back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 in purchases then 1%)
  • 6% Cash Back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions
  • 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations
  • 3% Cash Back on transit, including parking, tolls, trains and rideshares
  • 1% Cash Back on other purchases

Applying for the Card

The welcome offer, intro APRs, and intro plan fees are not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. American Express may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer, intro APRs, and intro plan fee eligibility. If you’re not sure if you’ve had that card in the past, here’s how to check.

American Express has a limit of one approved credit card every 5 days and two approved cards every 90 days. You can combine the application with a charge card though.

Guru’s Wrap-up

This Amex Blue Cash Preferred $300 welcome bonus with the waived annual fee is a good offer. The spending requirement has been increased to $3,000, but you have six months to complete it. The offer is available through referrals, which makes every Amex welcome bonus much better. The person referring you can also earn up to 30K points. If you don’t see the $300 bonus right away, try different browsers or locations.

Keep in mind that there’s also a Morgan Stanley version of this card that have the same bonus and benefits, plus one addition. You get a $100 statement credit every year after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases.

Amex Blue Cash Preferred Rates & Fees

HT: Rik in DDG Facebook Group

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