American Express Supermarket List for Blue Cash or Membership Rewards

This week I found out two assumptions made about Costco purchase rebates are incorrect.

Safeway and Trader Joe's are qualified as US Supermarkets.  Amazon and Target do not.

Category / DefinitionWhat does this mean for you?Products
U.S. Supermarkets

To earn additional rewards on supermarket purchases, the supermarket must be located in the U.S.

A supermarket offers a wide variety of food and household products such as meat, fresh produce, dairy, canned and packaged goods, household cleaners, pharmacy products and pet supplies.

(Superstores, convenience stores and warehouse clubs are NOT considered supermarkets.)

Supermarket FAQs
Examples of merchants* that accept the Card and where you can earn additional rewards include:
  • Gristedes
  • Foodtown
  • Pathmark
  • Shoprite
  • Stop and Shop
  • Vons
  • Whole Foods
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Online supermarkets such as FreshDirect

*This is not a complete list.

Examples of merchants where you will NOT earn additional rewards include:
  • Specialty stores (e.g., fish markets, cheese shops, wine shops, and other specialty food stores )
  • Superstores (e.g. Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart)
  • Warehouse clubs (e.g. BJ's Club and Costco Wholesale)
  • Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card
  • Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card
  • Blue Cash® Card
  • Blue Cash Everyday® Card
  • Blue Cash Preferred® Card
  • Hilton HHonorsTM Card
  • HiltonTM Surpass® Card
  • Premier Rewards Gold Card
  • Cash Rebate Card

Do not make the same mistakes as I did!

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