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AMEX Blue Cash Preferred

My anniversary is next month, and this is when I get billed the annual fee of $95 (?)

 

Has anyone been billed for the annual fee recently? Did it stay at $95 or go up?

 

Have a great evening.

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Re: AMEX Blue Cash Preferred


@johnny50 wrote:

My anniversary is next month, and this is when I get billed the annual fee of $95 (?)

Has anyone been billed for the annual fee recently? Did it stay at $95 or go up?

Have a great evening.


I don't have BCP but I've followed info about it in recent months. 

I've seen nothing mentioned about AF increases. 

Also, the major banks have often softened the blow of AF-increases by aligning them with changes in benefits which tend to reach the rumor-mill first before the actual AF increases.  (For example, recent product overhauls to the benefits and fees of the AMEX Green and Chase Sapphire Reserve.)  And I've heard nothing about changes to the card either. 



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Re: AMEX Blue Cash Preferred


@johnny50 wrote:

My anniversary is next month, and this is when I get billed the annual fee of $95 (?)

 

Has anyone been billed for the annual fee recently? Did it stay at $95 or go up?

 

Have a great evening.


@johnny50, I honestly do not think anything has changed with the BCP AF.

"It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"
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I just upgraded my BCE to a BCP, and got the official letter today letting me know the $95 AF would show up on my July statement. That leads me to believe they're holding it at $95.

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Mine just renewed last month. Yes its still $95


@VintageMel wrote:

I just upgraded my BCE to a BCP, and got the official letter today letting me know the $95 AF would show up on my July statement. That leads me to believe they're holding it at $95.


 


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How much do people spend on streaming? I spend about $33 a month, currently all on Schwab for the $20 monthly credit.

 

I don't know how many people are paying $100 a month.

 

With the $6k cap on supermarket 6% and many other cards offering extra points on groceries during COVID, BCP customers would need to be getting a lot of value from streaming to accept a higher AF.

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Mine renewed last month - $95. 

I auto-Bill YouTube TV, Hulu, Netflix, XM for three cars, my son's Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, Disney+, and probably a couple other things as well on this. All of those have yielded 6% back.



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@johnny50 wrote:

My anniversary is next month, and this is when I get billed the annual fee of $95 (?)

 

Has anyone been billed for the annual fee recently? Did it stay at $95 or go up?

 

Have a great evening.


We got the BCP two months ago and the af charged was still $95


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I did the year of disney plus for $70 also did playstation plus for $45 a few weeks ago during the sale, i also took advantage of the transit cat a lot before the shut downs. I had to walk 3-4 miles to get to school in downtown chicago so i said heck no and would uber. Also used it for my train tickets as well so ive been able to use all the bonus areas well. Also can be an extra gas card when disco is not 5%


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Amex BCP: 3600
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A simple thing to do is to go to AmericanExpress page incognito/private browsing/whatever and look at the BCP.   Shows AF is $95.    Note OP just asked a question IF the AF had changed.   As of now, the answer seems to be "no"!   (If the fee shown was higher, there would still be the question if existing users were grandfathered for some time, but since the fee hasn't changed....)

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