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Blue Cash Preferred: Possible secret $300 welcome offer available

Recently, I stumbled across an increased bonus offer for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express. This hidden welcome offer gives you $300 back after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first six months of having the card. That’s $50 more than the standard offer. This welcome offer beats all of the public offers we know about. But you may need to do some work to find it. There is no direct link to this offer we know about. If we find one, we’ll update this post.

Welcome offer for $300 after spending $3,000 on purchases within six months for a new Blue Cash Preferred card.

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is simultaneously one of the best cards for groceries, the best cards for gas, and one of the best cards to use for purchases of durable goods because of its extended warranty, purchase protection, and return protection benefits.

How we found the $300 welcome offer

We found this offer by visiting the direct link to the Amex website for the Blue Cash Preferred card in Incognito mode in Chrome. Here’s the link directly to the Amex website. You can usually right-click on this link in your web browser to open it in an incognito or private browsing window.

Although we found this offer on January 9, 2024 shortly before publishing this post, we have been unable to find the offer again. Hopefully you have better luck than we have. You can also try one of our other methods for finding increased Amex welcome offers.

About the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express card art
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is the upgraded version of the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express, offering increased rewards on purchases at U.S. supermarkets, select U.S. streaming subscriptions, and U.S. gas stations. It comes with a $0 introductory fee for the first year, then $95/year. (See Rates and Fees)

The card offers 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets on up to $6,000 in purchases per year, plus 6% back on a long list of streaming providers. The card earns unlimited 3% cash back on U.S. gas stations and on transit. Other eligible purchases earn 1% cash back.

The Blue Cash Preferred® can be a great choice to use for retail purchases, as it offers the trifecta of retail insurance benefits: Purchase protection, return protection, and extended warranty. Terms apply to all benefits.

You can learn more about the benefits and rewards of this card in our overview of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express.

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  • Aaron Hurd

    Aaron Hurd is a credit card, travel rewards, and loyalty program expert. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over a thousand expert contributions published by leading outlets including WSJ, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, NerdWallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, CNET, and many others. He has also served in consulting roles for many of these same outlets, designing content strategy, hiring teams of teams of editors and contributors, developing thought-leadership pieces, and ghost-editing for senior editors. Aaron is well-known in the miles and points community and regularly presents about travel rewards at conferences like the Chicago Seminars and Minnebar. Aaron has enjoyed the game of optimizing credit card rewards since getting his first credit card shortly after he turned 18. He started learning about credit cards and travel rewards from the (now defunct) FatWallet Finance forums and FlyerTalk. He holds more than 40 open credit cards and has first-hand experience with almost every major credit card product.

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