Blue Cash $25 Promotion

December 14, 2010

Our Blue Cash card was the topic of a nice chat I had this week with Reuters journalist Linda Stern.  She was looking for examples of people who were using rewards credit cards and she ran aross my article on how we use our AmEx Blue Cash card.

I wrote the article several years ago so her first question was actually whether we still used the card or not.  I explained how we used the card for most of our consumer purchases and why I think it’s one of the best cash back cards out there.  It does have a spending tier before you start earning 5% cash back on certain items but we always cross that without difficulty.  This year was even easier since we did remodeling on the house we bought and put a lot of the expenses on the card to earn cash back.

Blue Cash Complaint

I also told her that one of my biggest complaints about the card was being resolved.  Currently you only redeem your cash back earnings once a year with a statement credit but American Express is updating the card so that you’ll be able to redeem them as soon you’ve earned $25 in cash rewards.

Blue Cash Promotion

Anyhow, not long after getting off the phone with Linda I received an email that American Express is running a promotion where you can earn a $25 bonus when you open a new card.  Not sure if they’re trying to keep up with all the other credit card offers out this season; whatever the reason it’s a nice bonus.

American Express has run other $25 promotions this year but they were for current card members only.  For every friend or family member you referred, you’d get a $25 statement credit.

This one is different, it’s for new card members.  If you signup for the card you get a $25 statement credit once you’ve made $500 of purchases.



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