I Completely Forgot about This 1 Nice Shopping Perk from the Amex Blue Cash Preferred…

I’m a big fan of the Amex Blue Cash Preferred card because of the 6% cash back it offers for grocery stores (up to $6,000 spend per year), and the 3% cash back at gas stations (there’s a $75 annual fee).

I had completely forgotten that it also offers 3% cash back at department stores – both brick-and-mortar AND online, a really nice perk right before the crazy holiday spending season.

Which stores? Here ya go:

Bealls, Belk, Bloomingdale’s, Bon Ton Stores, Boscov’s, Century 21 Department Stores, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, and Stein Mart.

If you pair that card with a cash back portal (like our sister site Classbuxx, which I will continue writing about here until some of you readers sign up your schools), you can earn a nice chunk of cash back (including the 11% we’re offering at Nordstrom.com on men’s apparel and shoes).

In any case, I thought it was helpful to point out the department store 3% back – I’ve left a few dollars on the table because I had forgotten about it.

(You can support the OTR if you apply for that card through this link and search for “blue cash preferred.” – you’ll get a $100 statement credit PLUS a free year of Amazon Prime after $1,000 spend in 3 months.)


  1. The Chase Freedom is giving 5% cash back at department stores this quarter.