Grocery stores have become a battleground between merchants and credit card issuers. They're one of the few places you still see shoppers forking over hundreds of dollars in cash each week. Credit card companies would love to get a cut of that action, so they're issuing some great cash back rewards credit cards with supermarket bonuses. Here are a couple from American Express that offer the same rewards categories year around with no quarterly enrollment required.
- Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express (American Express is a Cardratings.com advertiser). Your excellent credit could qualify you for one of the best cash back reward credit card offers on the market.
- For eligible purchases Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express offers a whopping 6 percent cash back at U.S. supermarkets up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1 percent), 3 percent cash back at U.S. gas stations and select U.S. department stores and 1 percent cash back on other purchases. This "preferred" version has a $95 annual fee, which is waived for the first year thanks to a special offer. Terms apply.
- While the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express, for eligible purchases, offers 3 percent cash back at U.S. supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1 percent), which still beats most other credit card deals. The "everyday" version also offers 2 percent cash back at U.S. gas stations and select U.S. department stores and 1 percent cash back on other purchases. This card has no annual fee. Terms apply.
Stop & Shop also offers a convenient service that lets you link your cash back credit card to your frequent shopper card. Even if you're doing most of your shopping through Peapod's delivery service, there's no reason to miss out on extra savings when you happen to visit one of their brick and mortar stores. Happy shopping!