SimplyCash Preferred Card from American Express

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A card with a good welcome bonus for those who can spend a little bit more


in free travel after $4,000 in 4 months (or less)

The SimplyCash Preferred Card from American Express is mostly recommended for its welcome bonus, as cashback cards have a lot less potential value for travelers.

But if you need cash immediately and therefore don’t mind sacrificing some total value or if you already have the other good cards, it can be an interesting option. Just keep in mind the minimum spend required to maximize the welcome bonus is higher.

Offer subject to change without notice.

Welcome bonus of 10% back on $4,000 in 4 months
= $400 (fixed value of cashback)

Card Fee
= $99 (deducted from total)

Flytrippers Valuation of Welcome Bonus
$301 in free travel
(fixed value)

+ all cashback earned with your regular purchases

After the $301 Welcome Bonus…

Earn rate at fixed value:

  • 2% everywhere

The SimplyCash Card’s name is very appropriate: it’s simple cashback with a fixed value.

So you cannot get outsized unlimited value like you could with variable-value points, but it’s a lot simpler.

Medical travel insurance (15 days for under age 65; $5M)
Car rental insurance
Flight delay insurance ($500; 4hr minimum)
Baggage loss/delay insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Purchase protection (90 days; $1k)
Extended warranty (1 year)

No trip cancelation insurance
No trip interruption/delay insurance

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SimplyCash Preferred Card from Amex

Offer Summary
  • $301 in free travel
  • Simple fixed-value cashback
  • Travel & retail insurance coverage
  • Recommended for pros only
  • Good 2% earn rate everywhere
  • Free additional cards
  • No minimum income required
  • Minimum spend to reach is optional
  • Terms and conditions apply*

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