Amex Old Blue Cash No Longer Available

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

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.

Guru’s Wrap-Up

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.

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