Mogul of Pineapples
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Hey Craig, in your situation - because you are a bigger spender - I would recommend staying with the old Blue Cash. You hardly spend any on department store and since gas and grocery are your two biggest categories, the 5% is clearly the way to go for you. For lighter spenders I would recommend otherwise but not for you.
The other disadvantage of upgrading is you would never be able to switch back to the old program. If you want to the Preferred for the 3% at department stores, you can always signup for the Preferred while keeping your original. But since your spending on department stores is only a few hundred it won't make sense to do that. Hope this helps.
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