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- Location: Texas
I called yesterday and had my existing Blue Cash switched to the no-fee "everyday" card. The "preferred" card would net me about an additional $15 per year after deducting the fee, based on my estimated supermarket spending, which is all I would use the card for.
It's worth pointing out that they say "supermarket" and not "groceries." They likely only apply the higher reward to large supermarket chains and might not even include something like Whole Foods. (There was a story a while back where some angry WF-shopping Blue cardholders got Amex to change its designation for that store, I think.)
If they gave 3% at supermarkets AND restaurants, then the new card might be worth it to me. I expect I'll be leaving it home as I do with my current Blue Cash card.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.