• Earn 5% cashback on gas, groceries, and restaurants for first 6 months.
  • Earn 1.25% cash back on all other purchases.
  • No limit to the cash back you can earn.
  • Refer a friend and you could earn a bonus of $100 cash back for each approved referral (up to $1,500 annually).
  • Enjoy the benefits of American Express Invites, getting you special offers and experiences for all cardmembers.
  • Purchase protection and extended warranty included, as well as travel accident insurance.
  • Enjoy Front of the Line advance ticket sales and reserved seating.
  • Balance Transfer rate of 1.99% for the first 6 months.
Extended Warranty 1 year
Purchase Protection 90 days
Travel Accident $100,000
Rental Car Theft & Damage

Please review your insurance certificate for details, exclusions and limitations of your coverage.

Our Review

With this no annual fee American Express SimplyCash card, you get an even 1.25% cash back on all your purchases. No caps, no tiers, no limits. Simple.

What's more? You get an introductory rate of 5% cash back on your gas, groceries and restaurant purchases for the first 6 months to get you cash back rewards started. That bonus is capped at $250 though.

At no cost, you get 4 different types of insurance included with your card:

  • extended warranty,
  • purchase protection,
  • travel accident, and...
  • rental car theft & damage.

Get the details on the Insurance Coverage tab above.

Then there's the perks of American Express Invites and Front of the Line advance ticket sales and reserved seating you can enjoy.

The Amex SimplyCash card gives you a introductory balance transfer rate of 1.99% for 6 months, which could result to some decent short-term savings. And just like the SimplyCash Preferred card, if you refer any friends and they get approved, Amex will dish you $100 in bonus cash back rewards to say thanks.

One major downfall is that being an Amex card, it's not accepted everywhere. However, you could always pair your Amex with a top Mastercard or top Visa, so you don't miss out on any rewards.

Other than that, this is one of the better free cash back cards out there.

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