bank rates

5% Gas Rebate American Express Credit Card


American Express SimplyCashSM Business Card I’ve been researching ways to save money on gas, since gas where I live costs me $3.50+/gallon.

Using gas credit cards when filling up can save you a lot of money.

The American Express Simply Cash gas credit card gives 5% cashback on gas, cell phone bills, and office supplies. In addition, you get 1% cashback on all other purchases.

  • Earn 5% cash back on gas, office supplies and wireless services
  • Earn 1% on cash back on virtually all other purchases
  • Cash back is automatically credited to the statement each month
  • No fee with the flexibility to pay in full or carry a balance
  • 0% introductory APR for the first 12 months
  • OPEN Savings® : Automatic discounts with FedEx, Delta®, Courtyard by Marriott®, and more

I applied since I maxed out the cashback on my Citibank Dividends card, so I’ll let you guys know how the card is once I get it in the mail.NOTE: This is a business credit card, but as My Money Blog notes, business cards are perfectly fine for personal use. Just use your personal social security number.

Don't miss out on the next bank deal. Get the newest deals delivered straight to your inbox!

Comments (17)
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (24 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...
17 Existing Comments
  1. CK said:
    on May 1st at 11:12 pm

    This is a business card. You should mention that in your write-up.

  2. Carrie said:
    on May 1st at 11:20 pm

    In terms of gas rebates, you might be better off with the Citi professional card…it is 3% back on everything, so you could use it during those business lunch meetings and likely come out ahead over the Amex.

  3. Mostafa said:
    on May 11th at 11:45 am

    Got my card today! Looks pretty BLING BLING! haha

  4. Brent said:
    on May 12th at 12:07 am

    signed up around 3 days ago, got instantly approved, and got the card in the mail today.

    great find.

  5. Nate said:
    on May 12th at 08:57 am

    got my card today in the mail. will be using it for my gas from now on

  6. Rocky Baja said:
    on May 12th at 04:42 pm

    Someone wrote:

    “NOTE: This is a business credit card, but as My Money Blog notes, business cards are perfectly fine for personal use. Just use your personal social security number.”

    Actually, there are two really bad ideas the one statement above. Here’s why:

    (1) Personal cards have many more build-in protections since consumers vote (and politicians pander to voters/consumers) than business cards. With a personal card your liability is limited to $50 based on Federal Law.

    (2) The IRS will gladly provide an EIN even to sole proprietors) which can offer great protection against identity theft that is more likely when you make SSN more public.

    Kindly offered,
    Rocky

  7. Rocky Baja said:
    on May 12th at 05:02 pm

    Since may of those who posted above have not actually experienced AMEX Terms and Conditions and paying AMEX fees, I would caution everyone to closely watch your monthly bill from AMEX every step of the way. They can be very clever in how they choose to deceive their customers.

    The terms and conditions (but not the advertising) show that some of the AMEX cards only pay 5% back after $6500 of “qualified charges” each year.

    Cheers,
    Rocky

  8. tenacious D said:
    on May 21st at 10:35 pm

    got my card in the mail today. not bad! im tired of paying $3+ at the pump

  9. Duc Trinh said:
    on June 1st at 12:25 am

    got my amex simplycash credit card in the mail.

    how do you increase your credit line?

  10. jj said:
    on June 30th at 02:23 pm

    Waited since feb for my 10000 points reward, called 4 times always got the runaround ,Every time I called I had to explain the promotion ,they act like they are not familiar with any promotions. I finally became disgusted and cancelled my card.Citi bank card on the other hand rewarded me in about two weeks.

  11. Bankaholic.com said:
    on July 9th at 03:43 am

    JJ
    Where did you hear about there being a 10000 points rewards? I believe the promotion you are talking about is the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

  12. jk said:
    on July 11th at 09:43 pm

    Here is the catch – you won’t get 5% back on gas if the vendor lists their charges as “auto services” instead of “gas” Only two of my fill ups last year showed up as gas – the rest – approximately 8 – were billed under “auto services” and I only got 1.5% back from them. Of course there is no way to know this when you are filling up.

  13. ck said:
    on July 13th at 02:11 am

    If you do pay at the pump the chances are pretty good that it should show up as a gas purchase. Not so when you pay inside.

  14. James said:
    on July 28th at 06:33 pm

    This is a really good deal, although the problem with gas cards seems to be acceptability. As with the BP 10% off card (see here http://www.bankaholic.com/2006/10-off-bp-gas-with-chase-visa-card/ ) you will need to know whether most of the garages take the card. The solution could be to have a number of credit cards (although watch for annual fees).

  15. Tito said:
    on May 19th at 02:14 pm

    This is not a comment this is a commercial. But rebate cards are nice as I’ve always used them. However read the fine print. Every rebate card I’ve ever owned starts out at 3%-5% back on certain purchases and 1% on all other purchases.

    Then in 1 – 2 years it mysteriously becomes only 1% on everything. Crazy how that happens.

  16. jim said:
    on November 20th at 02:54 am

    is this available for 16 year olds. it would be extremely helpful

Trackbacks