I’m a big Liz Lemon / Tina Fey fan, so it was exciting to see her as the face of the new American Express Everyday Rewards card. However I am going to talk about the Preferred Everyday card which has an annual fee of $75 which is waved for Active Duty. This card is brilliant in the way it makes you want to use it at least 30 times a month in order to get 4.5 points on Groceries at the Commissary and 3 points per dollar on gas on any base (even overseas). Without hitting the 30 transactions you only get 3 points for groceries and 2 for gas which is just okay, but it doesn’t compete with the Blue Cash Preferred at this point with 6% and 3% cash back respectfully.
Currently the best I can do for gas is 2x with my gold (although I can choose 3x for gas annually over airline tickets), and 6% back on Amex Blue Cash Preferred. So it is essential to get the 30 transactions. So even with 2 card holders linked to this account and trips to the gas station and grocery store we would be too close to losing the benefit. So I have been placing amazon orders separately as well as very constructive spending.
The exchange uniform store on foster has blank dog tags for $0.08
So I wondered what I would do with a bunch of blank tags, so
I ended up buying stamps from the postal center at $0.49 each.
or even a half gallon of gasoline.
Bottom line, get those 30 transactions any way you can! If you are interested in this card, just message me and I can send you a referral!