To redeem Amex Blue Cash Preferred rewards for gift cards, log in to your online account and click “Explore Rewards.” Then, select “Gift Cards” from the Rewards Menu to begin browsing gift cards from popular retailers such as Target, Taco Bell, Amazon, Best Buy, L.L. Bean, Lowe’s and Staples, among others. You will need a minimum Reward Dollars balance of $25 (equal to $25 in U.S. dollars) before you can redeem rewards for gift cards. Denominations above $25 will vary, depending on the retailer.
When you’re ready to redeem your Blue Cash Preferred rewards for a specific gift card, click the card logo on the page, then select the number of cards and the denominations you want. Some retailers may also allow you to choose from either a physical gift card or a digital e-gift card. After adding gift cards to your cart, review the shipping address and redemption amounts and either update your information or click “Check Out.” Once completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail at the address linked to your account.
Note that each gift card you redeem automatically reduces your Reward Dollars balance. Gift cards normally arrive by mail in about 10 business days from the ordering date. Digital gift cards are sent via e-mail and are available for use as soon as you receive them.