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I am looking to apply for my first AMEX card. I am stuck between the EveryDay Preferred Credit Card and Blue Cash Preferred Card. From what I have read online, Blue Cash is strictly cash back and the Everyday is points only. I also read that unlike the limit to bonuses at the grocery store, there is no limit to the amount of bonuses on gas for the Blue Cash. So, each time I fill up my tax, I will receive 3% cash back (unlimited amount).
Based on the users who have these cards, what are the benefits of each? Which would would you recommend for someone to sign up as their first AMEX Cad?
Below are the sign up bonuses of each card:
Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card
Welcome offer: Earn 15,000 Membership Rewards Points after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first 3 months.
3X Points at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1X).
2X Points at U.S. gas stations.
1X Points on other purchases.
Earn 50% Extra Points
Use your Card 30 or more times on purchases in a billing period and get 50% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms and limitations apply.
Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express
Welcome offer: Get $150 back after you spend $1,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. You will receive $150 back in the form of a statement credit.
6% Cash Back at US supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1%).
3% Cash Back at US gas stations and select U.S. department stores.
1% Cash Back on other purchases.
Cash Back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be redeemed as a statement credit.