According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumer spends around 6% of their budget on food. Most households allocate a couple hundred dollars each month for groceries.
There are a few options when it comes to 5% cash back category credit cards and dedicated grocery credit cards, so which one do you pick?
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5% Cash Back Category Credit Cards
The Chase Freedom and Discover It cards usually have at least one quarter each year that has groceries as the 5% cash back category. If you don't plan on spending more than $1,500 per year on groceries, I recommend buying gift cards to your grocery store of choice to maximize the category.
Amex EveryDay vs. Amex Blue Cash
If you plan on spending more than $1,500 on groceries per year, then a dedicated credit card for groceries might be for you.
Check out the spreadsheet below to calculate which card works best for you.
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