Is there an American Express card that gives 2% cashback?

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Is there an American Express card that gives 2% cashback?

Postby Cucumber » Sat May 17, 2008 9:04 pm

I was at dinner and a family friend was saying their American Express credit card gives 2% cash back. I've never heard of a card that gives 2% on every purchase. They're millionaires so they may have the Centurion card but I haven't heard of that giving you any rewards programs that gives you 2% rewards?

Seems pretty high, I know there's 1% and 1.25% but if there's 2% on all purchases I'd love to know which card it is.
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Postby fffresh » Sun May 18, 2008 2:27 am

There's a card out by HSBC called the "Weekend Card" or something that gives you 2% cashback on Saturday and Sunday only. Seems pretty ridiculous to me. So you're going to have a card you'll only use on weekends? Or you'll only make your purchases on weekends because that's when you can get the 2% cashback? haha

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Amex Platinum Express Cash does

Postby velveeta-shells » Mon May 19, 2008 2:31 pm

The American Express Cash Rebate Platinum card gives you 2% cash back if you spend enough. For $0-$2,000 it's 0.25%. $2001-$5,000 = 0.50%, $5001+ = 1.50%, and then a Revolve Bonus 0.50%. The thing that sucks though is the cashback is only given out once a year in February. I's a good card if you'll with with that though.

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Postby jewels » Sat May 24, 2008 3:19 am

does the american express platinum card automatically give you that rebate or do you need to sign up for their 'membership rewards' to get it? not that i would qualify for or can afford an amex platinum, but am curious ;)

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Postby fffresh » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:16 am

I forgot about the American Express Blue cash card. That one doesn't give you 2% but it does give you 1.5% after you spend something like $6000 or $6500 annually. Not a bad idea if you're a big spender. It would take me probably half a year to spend that much so it wouldn't work for me.

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Schwab Bank Invest First Visa Signature credit card

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:48 pm

Review of this card anyone? It's the new cashback credit card Schwab announced today that will give 2% cashback on all purchases. The negative is that you will need a Schwab brokerage account in order to get the card and your cashback/rewards will be credited to your Schwab brokerage account only. The card does not offer any higher rebates on other categories. I believe this is the only other credit card with 2% cashback on all purchases.

In my opinion though this is not a good deal when you really look at it. The difference between 2% cashback and 1.5% cashback which the Amex Blue Cash offers is only $5 more in rewards per $1,000 in spending. Meanwhile the Blue Cash is giving 5% on gas, groceries, drugstores. When you look at spending dollar for dollar, the spender with the Blue Cash only has to spend $100 per month total at gas/grocery/drugstore to get an extra $5 a month in rebates. So unless you spend absolutely no money at all on gas, groceries, and drugstores then there is no point in having the Schwab First Invest Visa card.
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