Bread Cashback Amex
Third party Amex cards are an endangered species. There simply aren’t many Amex cards issued from other banks. Naturally, it’s eye-catching when a new one comes on the scene. Even more surprising is when that card is actually worth obtaining for the rewards benefits. The Bread Cashback Amex card from Comenity warrants your attention now. Today, I’ll cover the specifics of the Bread Cashback Amex and why it could be worth picking up.
Bread Cashback Amex Highlights
Let’s get the ugly part out of the way first. The Bread Cashback Amex has no welcome offer. Oh, well. So why am I bothering talking about this card? Quite simply, it’s a no annual fee card offering unlimited 2% cash back on all purchases. Amex limits their own Blue Business Cash, to 2% cashback on the first $50k of annual spend (1% thereafter). Their Blue Business Plus is similarly limited to $50k annual spend in its 2x category.
Enter the American Express Serve Card
Perhaps some of you already knew I was headed here. The Serve card allows users to load funds to their accounts at certain brick and mortar stores, but also online ($1k limit monthly for online loads). Years ago, Serve decreased the utility of online loads via credit card. Only Amex cards work for online loads, and Amex’s own products won’t earn rewards on these loads. However, since Bread is a third party Amex card, it does earn 2% rewards for these loads. While I don’t hold the card, I’ve received multiple reports that cardholders are receiving rewards for online loads.
Couple this option with what many of us previously know. Individuals can hold multiple Serve accounts. Those in two-player mode with a spouse or domestic partner can collectively hold more Serve accounts. Rewards from online loads with one Serve account is “only” $20 monthly, but holding multiple accounts easily increases the haul. Factor in that this easily builds up from a few clicks at home, and the value is more difficult to diminish.
Amex Offers Access
My wife was recently targeted for the Bread Cashback Amex. The marketing touts the cards’ access to “American Express merchant offers” – what many of us know as Amex Offers. Having additional access to these offers with another bank is handy, no doubt. And speaking of other banks…
Issued by Comenity
The wife and I aren’t jumping on this card quite yet. But many hobbyists, particularly Serve enthusiasts, will find this card immediately beneficial. In general, I’m just happy to see more viable options wherever we can get them, especially for Serve online loads. But beyond Serve, the Bread Cashback card is a refreshingly simple 2% cash back card with no earning caps or annual fee, plus Amex Offers access. That’s pretty solid. Do you have the Bread Cashback Amex? If so, how has your experience been?
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