I was actually going to recommend the Double Cash. I have it and love it!
DaveAZ wrote:I'm not interested in travel right now because I have no travel companion, so I've accumulated enough miles for the time being.
I rarely travel too, but on the odd occasion when I do, I simply love traveling alone! It's hard to beat exploring a new city on one's own IMO! I've had nice trips with other people, but my best trips have been alone. It's so nice choosing where you go and how long you stay there. Along with travel, museums are at the top of my list of things that are better alone, and of course local museums are a fun thing (to me anyway) to check out when visiting new places.
Anyway, that's just a tangent. Congrats on the new card! I wouldn't worry about not being able to play the balance transfer game - I mean especially if you don't need to - but also if the time ever does come that you do need to, it'll probably be beneficial to apply for a new card geared specifically to BTs and also to have the full length of 0% APR available.
If you want to branch out from other lenders eventually, I've had great experiences with the Discover It, Chase Freedom, and Bank of America Cash Rewards cards. None have annual fees and you'll be able to get 1%-5% cash back depending on the categories (rotating with Discover and Freedom). The BofA card in particular I was going to recommend for your situation since it's good for groceries (also 2% cash back for groceries), but I think the Double Cash is a better option for you than those.
The non-preferred, Blue Cash Everyday from Amex might also be a good eventual option. The non-preferred doesn't have an annual fee, but only offers 3% cash back on grocery, but to $6,000. So if you spent about $3,000, you'd net $90, which is $15 less than the $105 scenario with the preferred, but personally it's the option I'd rather go with since I'm averse to annual fee cards. Indeed the BCE is the only Amex card I'm remotely considering ever getting, but not for at least another year or so if ever.