Effective as of March 15, 2011, you will receive Blue Cash Reward DollarsSM (reward dollars) for eligible purchases. The number of reward dollars you will receive each billing period is based on a percentage of the dollar amount of your eligible purchases during the billing period. The reward percentage is based on the type of purchase and your prior spend during the reward year at the time of purchase as follows:
Year to Date Purchases | Reward on Everyday Purchases | Reward on All Other Purchases
$0 - $6,500 | 1.0% | 0.5%
$6,500.01 or more | 5.0% | 1.25%
Reward year is the 12 billing periods in a row beginning with the one in which the anniversary of your Card account occurs. You can redeem reward dollars for statement credits in increments of 25 whenever your total available reward dollar balance is 25 or more. We may at our option offer you other ways to redeem your reward dollars, such as for gift cards or merchandise. The minimum redemption is 25 reward dollars. Everyday purchases are eligible purchases made at the following categories of U.S. merchants that are not departments of superstores or warehouse clubs: supermarkets, drug stores, and automobile gasoline stations (up to $400 for each purchase at an automobile gasoline station). Eligible purchases are charges to your account for goods or services that have not been returned or otherwise credited to your account. Eligible purchases do not include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of American Express® Travelers Cheques, purchases or reloading of American Express prepaid cards or purchases of other cash equivalents. Only your eligible purchases for personal, family or household use will count toward eligible purchases. We may change the terms of this program at our discretion. If you violate or abuse this program, you may forfeit some or all of your reward dollars.
$25 bonus offer:
Offer valid for first-time Blue Cash Cardmembers only. To qualify, you must make purchases with your Blue Cash Card from American Express that total $500 or more within your first 60 days of Cardmembership. Cash advances, balance transfers, interest charges, fees and the purchase of American Express Travelers Cheques and American Express Gift Cheques, or other cash equivalents, do not apply. You may be permitted to have more than one Blue Cash from American Express account, however, you are eligible to receive the welcome bonus for only one Blue Cash from American Express account. Additional Cardmembers on your account are not eligible for this offer. To earn the $25 statement credit, account must be active, in good standing and not in default at the time the statement credit is posted to your account.