For quite some time American Express hasn’t publicly advertised the ‘Old Blue Cash Card‘ in their credit card line up, but there has been a working application link. Unfortunately that application link now automatically redirects applicants to the Blue Cash Everyday card (regardless of whether you open in the link in incognito mode or not). In April 2017, American Express made changes to how the reward year was calculated on their blue cash products. It isn’t clear if American Express plan to cut off new applications for the Old Blue Cash card permanently, or if this is a temporary issue. In addition it isn’t clear what, if anything will happen to existing cardholders.
This card is of particular interest to a lot of readers as it earns 5% cash back on grocery stores, drugstores and gas stations up to a limit of $50,000. The downside is that the initial $6,500 annual spend on this card earns 1% cash back in those categories and 0.5% on all other purchases.
Hat tip to reader Max