Posted byon October 10, 2008
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We joined Costco! And we went there 5 times in 8 days! Here’s the catch with Costco, if you pay with credit, you need to use an American Express card. Lucky for me I keep a stash of credit cards handy for “emergencies” like this!
I already have one, so it’s naturally the one that I pulled out when I went to join Costco. I also use it whenever the American Express Wishlist comes around (which will be soon…. I’ll let you know!)
It’s also one of those cards that is perfect for people who just want to carry one card and forget about chasing all the various cash back offers.
Here are the details of the new Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express:
“Everyday Purchases” are Eligible Purchases made at U.S. stand-alone supermarkets, stand-alone gas stations and drugstores, in each case that are not departments of superstores or warehouse clubs.
We were spending about $9,600 per year on gas and groceries. So that’s about 2.3% using the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express.
Unlimited cash rewards. This is a fantastic option for me. Every time I find a card with great rewards, my plan gets foiled by the limits. Not here!
Cash Tracker. They have a nifty online dashboard meter that shows you how much you’ve spent and how close you are to breaking through the tier.
Readers Love It. Whenever I write about credit cards, I hear about this one. Here are some recent comments:
In addition to the Blue Cash from American Express, you can also check out the Blue Sky Preferred Card from American Express where you can earn points for any airline, any hotel, any cruise or any car rental with no blackout dates, advance purchase requirements, hotel room restrictions, or travel restrictions.
Whenever I switch out some of our cards, it ends up being a domino effect. I’ll do a more thorough reevaluation of my stash of credit cards in the future. Stay tuned to see the other cards that I’m planning to use. Until then, I’ll be using my Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express.