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Preferred Rewards Calculator

Qualifying deposit and investment balances

You are eligible to enroll in the Preferred Rewards program if you have an active, eligible Bank of America® personal checking account and maintain a three-month average combined balance in your qualifying Bank of America deposit accounts and/or your qualifying Merrill Edge® and Merrill Lynch® investment accounts of at least $20,000.The combined balance is calculated based on your average daily balance for a three calendar month period.

If you have deposit and investment accounts outside of Bank of America and Merrill Edge, you can include them to see how transferring balances could help you get even more benefits and rewards.

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How is this calculated?

Your potential benefits are based on a combination of the inputs you provided and the average value of the program benefits. You can check and un-check the box next to each benefit to fine-tune your estimate.

Eligible Credit Cards

Most Bank of America® branded consumer credit cards (such as the Cash Rewards, Travel Rewards, and Premium Rewards® credit cards) are eligible to receive the Preferred Rewards bonus, as long as the card account is open and in good standing. The Preferred Rewards bonus will replace the 10% customer bonus you may already receive with certain cards.

If you have credit cards outside of Bank of America, you can include the estimated monthly purchases for those cards as well to see the how using an eligible Bank of America credit card can help you get even more rewards.

Quickly find out how you could earn more, save more, and get more back with Bank of America Preferred Rewards.

To get started, enter the amounts below based on both your accounts at Bank of America and Merrill Edge, and accounts at other banks and brokerage firms, to help determine your potential Preferred Rewards program eligibility.

Deposit and investment account balances

Estimate your combined balances across your qualifying deposit and investment accounts layer.


Credit card spend

Estimate your monthly credit card purchases. You will receive the Preferred Rewards bonus on all of your eligible credit cards layer.


Online stock and ETF trades

Estimate the average number of online stock and ETF trades you could make per month as part of your investment portfolio.

Your Preferred Rewards potential is based on the information you provide. None of your account information is automatically incorporated in this tool.

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