American Express announced several improvements to the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express. The changes include a new design, new statement credits, and improved earning rates. With the new changes, the Blue Cash Everyday becomes one of the go-to cashback credit cards for several spending categories.

New Blue Cash Everyday Features

The following benefits and features have been added to the Blue Cash Everyday card.

New Card Design

American Express started the relaunch by redesigning the card and giving it a new sleek design.

Amex Blue Cash Everyday card new design

Increased Earning at Gas Stations

Before this refresh, the card earned 2% back at gas stations. Now, the new refreshed Blue Cash Everyday earns you 3% Cash Back at U.S. gas stations, on up to $6,000 per year, then 1%.

While a 1% increase does not seem huge, it is nothing to look down on. Maximizing your yearly spend at gas stations at the new 3% rate is worth up to $180 cash back.

New Online Retail Earning Opportunities

American Express has added a new earning category to the Blue Cash Everyday. From now on, you will earn 3% back on online retail purchases up to a maximum of $6,000 per year and 1% thereafter.

3% back on online retail firmly puts the Blue Cash Everyday in the top tier of cards for online shopping. And since this card has a $0 annual fee (Rates & Fees), you’ll be pocketing every penny of cash back you earn.

$180 Home Chef Credit

The new annual $180 Home Chef Credit is a great perk if you enjoy home cooking, without all of the prep. The benefit takes the form of $15 monthly statement credits on eligible purchases of online meal kits. To maximize the benefit, you must make at least one purchase a month to receive the statement credit. That should not be too difficult to do if you have a regular subscription.

$84 in The Disney Bundle Credits

You can receive up to $84 in statement credits each year by charging an eligible Disney Bundle subscription to the card. The benefit takes the form of a monthly $7 statement credit when you spend $13.99 or more each month on an eligible Disney Bundle subscription. Eligible subscriptions include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

If you already have a subscription or are thinking of getting one, this perk cuts the price in half.

Balance Transfers Are Back

After suspending them during the pandemic, American Express has reintroduced balance transfers. For the first 15 months of card membership, you can benefit from an introductory APR of 0% on purchases and 0% on balance transfers. After that, it is a Variable 16.24% – 27.24% APR. (Rates & Fees)

This is a great perk, especially if you are looking to close another cashback card and switch over to the Blue Cash Everyday. An intro APR of 0% on balance transfers for 15 months can save you a lot of money compared to regular credit-card interest rates. Just note the balance transfer fee: Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.

Our Take

The Blue family of Amex cards already provides a robust set of features and benefits. The enhancements to the Blue Cash Everyday make the card one of the best no-annual-fee cashback credit cards available.

Until now, 2% seemed to be the highest return banks were willing to offer on cards without an annual fee, so it’s great to see these broad and useful categories offering 3% cash back. Hopefully, other card issuers will see what Amex is doing and improve their offerings.

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