Posted by Chuck on May 9, 2019
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Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Chuck

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American Express Blue Cash Preferred $300 Offer via Referral + up to 20,000 Points for Referrer

The Offer

American Express cardholders can find their referral link in their Amex login:

  • Blue Cash Preferred cardholders can get $100 for referring a friend to the Blue Cash Preferred card. Max $550 per year. (See below for a better idea.)
  • Apply for the Blue Cash Preferred via a referral link and the new member gets $300 after $1,000 in spend.

Offer ends June 26, 2019.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $95 not waived first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (up to $6,000 in spend annually, then 1%)
    • 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions
    • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations
    • 3% cash back on transit (e.g taxis/rideshare, parking, tolls, trains, buses and more)
    • 1% back on all other purchases
  • You can only get the sign up bonus on American Express cards once

Our Verdict

The standard offer on BCP just increased to $250, this referral offer is even sweeter. We have seen as high as $350 incognito or even $450 with some hoops to jump through, but factoring in the bonus for the referrer I’d say this is the best offer we’ve ever seen.

The $100 for referrer showing on the BCP card, I believe that’s an increase as well from $75. BCP also just revamped their benefits today as well.

This referral is working for those with a Blue Cash Preferred card or with any other American Express card; all are able to refer friends to the Blue Cash Preferred with a $300 bonus. The referrer gets a different bonus on each card: BCP cardholders get $100 for referring, and some points cards get even 15,000 or 20,000 points for referring. You’ll probably want to refer from one of those cards instead since that’s worth more than $100.

Since American Express released universal referrals (even self referral), I assume just about everyone has an Amex card or has a friend with one, so I’m thinking we won’t do a referral thread for now. Do not leave referrals in the comments.

Update: The $300 offer is showing incognito as well. Try this link incognito.



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Hari
Hari

Will I be eligible for a sign up bonus if I did the BCP upgrade from Blue Cash Everyday and downgraded back to the everyday card? Does lifetime language apply to upgrade offer bonus as well?

sa13doc
sa13doc

in the same situation.. any datapoint?

DaveC
DaveC

Which AMEX cards give 20k to referrer? The highest I’ve seen is Plat, which gives 15k.

Chong786
Chong786

Amex gold biz

Pointz
Pointz

Does the new version of the card give you 20K too? I know the old version does

cowsareverywhere
cowsareverywhere

Yes.

Santiago
Santiago

Does this card earn cash back exclusively or Amex points?

Chong786
Chong786

Only cash back in form of statement credit

Alli
Alli

Is this a charge or credit card?

Yalari Yala
Yalari Yala

credit card

ND
ND

BCP is a credit card.

Alex
Alex

Good thing the card doesn’t look exactly like the Cash Magnet.

Martin
Martin

If I am currently an authorized user of another person’s BCP, will I be eligible for this sign-up bonus?

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

YES

FeedtheKids
FeedtheKids

Not eligible and I only have BCE. Boooooo

Ben
Ben

Just got approved and got this message for an additional $60 due to an error when I tried to get my CC #. Thanks Doc!

“Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with your Card number and credit limit right now.
While you await your new Card, we will award you $60 in the form of a statement credit.
We apologize for any inconvenience. You will receive this statement credit within 8-12 weeks.”

Mike
Mike

My wife got the same exact message the other day for the same card. Unfortunately missed out on the $300 but did get the $60 plus $250 plus 20K for my Gold Biz so not a bad combo for $1000 spend.

JP
JP

Hey did you get screenshot of that? I was also offered the same few months back but haven’t gotten the credit. Are you willing to share the sshot if you have it?

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

Make absolute sure you screen shot these if you ever get one. Had the same thing happen to me when I opened the PRG card and I never automatically got the credit. I screenshot it thankfully and had to call in after several months and speak to a supervisor (who said they had never heard or seen such a thing), but they credited me after I emailed them proof. It was quite the annoyance.

Stacking Points

Just got approved for this. This is a fantastic offer, and is the highest-valued signup bonus of all CCs available to me right now, so I went for it. I’ve tended to avoid cash back cards because I thought the bonuses for miles and points cards were worth more, however, I’m starting to value cash back quite a bit, and the ongoing $360/year (~$250 after AF and MS fees) is pretty nice.

Keith H.
Keith H.

Hey Doc. Finally got notified from AMEX about these changes today and heard about them from you many days ago, This does not reflect very well on AMEX but makes you shine immensly.

johnson
johnson

thank you for that post the limited 55,000 points you could receive in referrals each year is that only to the card you have (amex plat to amex plat) and every other card lie amex plat to bcp can get its own 55,000 point limited referral fee? or is it limited to 55k points a year total no matter which cards you refer you only get 55k? i hope i explained my question clearly

cgkendall
cgkendall

Nice! I was just looking for a new card for Player 2. That’s a good return on a low spend.

TomTX
TomTX

Self referred from Gold Biz for 20k, applied, approved.

Thanks for the heads up!

Intl churner
Intl churner

I’ve been able to get $350 + referral via incognito in the past. This should be mentioned in this post since the bonus is once per lifetime.

hi
hi

they should just rename it to publix/winndixie cash card since thats the only thing its good for, theres no way to recoup the annual fee unless you do your grocery shopping exclusively at those two stores and who does that? between farmers markets, specialty stores, and walmart/sams for cheap consumables youll save way more then 6% and get same or better food while you are at it. ill never forgive amex for pushing gimped cards on people while only giving bonus at the one worst store for grocery shopping.
and its not just grocery, all their categories are gutted because they have full control over how merchants are coded and if they cant gut it that way theyll force you to use uber or grubhub or some other nonsense.
and if you already havent wasted enough of your time figuring out merchants and jumping through hoops dont worry, youll be able to kill plenty more time each day before every purchase checking out for amex offers, and if you find one get ready to read more fineprint and when you are finished reading make sure you have time left to create new accounts at the merchants site cause it only works online. what if i dont have a smart phone? i didnt read anywhere in their mailer propaganda that now days a smart phone is required to have a credit card.
premium creditcard issuer my ass, the only thing premium is their ego

Mark
Mark

Just replying to this incoherent ramble to say I use it at Kroger and Safeway and Giant and Food Lion. It’s a good card for groceries, and for buying gift cards at grocery stores.

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