Best Credit Cards of 2017

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We’ve hand selected the best credit card offers from our partners of 2017 for you. From amazing rewards cards for cash back and travel to long term low interest and balance transfer cards, there is a credit card for everyone on this list.

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

This is one of the best cards for people who love to travel. This card earns you unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day and comes with a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months of account opening, equal to $400 in travel. The annual fee is $0 intro for first year; $59 after that. The card allows you to fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime with no blackout dates — a real plus for last minute travel plans. It also has no foreign transaction fees and your Miles won't expire for the life of the account. All of these benefits make the Capital One Venture Card a great fit for all travelers and even once-a-year vacations!

Discover it® Miles

If you’re looking for travel rewards alongside 0% intro APR on purchases, you need to checkout the Discover it® Miles card. This card offers 0% intro APR on purchases for 14 months. This gives travelers the flexibility to pay off large purchases over a longer period of time, while earning miles on their purchases. This is a great travel credit card that also comes with no foreign transaction fees, no annual fee, and no late fee on your first late payment. When you use this card, you’ll earn 1.5 miles for every $1 spent. Add in the fact that Discover will match all the miles you’ve earned at the end of your first year, and you can see why it is one of the top travel cards. Did we mention that you can fly any airline, any time, with no black out dates?

Citi Simplicity® Card - No Late Fees Ever

This is the “no fee card.” There is no annual fee, no late fees, and you won’t get charged a penalty rate for missing a payment, EVER. This card comes with a staggering intro APR of 0%* for 21 months on Purchases* and 0%* for 21 months on Balance Transfers*. With 0% Intro APR on balance transfers the Citi® Simplicity allows you to pay down your balance interest free for well over a year. This card makes saving simple.

Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card

With the Bank of America® Travel Rewards Credit Card, you'll earn unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases, and points can be redeemed for nearly any travel purchase in the form of a statement credit. This card comes with 20,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days. That can be a $200 statement credit towards travel purchases, and it’s one of the few travel rewards cards with no annual fee. This card also offers no foreign transaction fees, making it perfect for traveling abroad. If you’re a traveler looking for a simple no annual fee card that won’t restrict your travel to certain airlines, giving you the flexibility to travel on any airline, at any time, with no blackout dates, then this card is for you.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

One of the most popular cards for frequent travelers – and for good reason! Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders earn 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide. You can also earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Another benefit of this card is it allows you to transfer your points at a 1:1 ratio to several travel programs with no transfer fees, including but not limited to, United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Hyatt Gold Passport and Marriot Rewards. This makes the card perfect for travelers who like to use multiple loyalty programs or fly with multiple airlines. There is a $95 annual fee, but it is waived for the first year and the rewards can easily make up for it depending on your spending habits.

Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer

This card is a great fit for just about everyone. It comes with cash back rewards and an enticing balance transfer offer. You will earn cash back twice on every purchase with unlimited 1% cash back when you buy, plus an additional 1% as you pay for those purchases, all with no annual fee. There is 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 18 months, so you can save money on interest with a balance transfer and earn rewards on purchases. There’s no limit to the amount of cash back you can earn, and this card is ideal for people who don’t want to keep up with any rotating categories or pay an annual fee to earn rewards.

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express

This card comes with 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months, plus a superior rewards program geared towards grocery spending. If groceries are one of your biggest weekly expenses, you should carry this card in your wallet. You’ll receive 2 Membership Rewards points for every dollar spent at U.S. grocery stores, up to $6,000 per year, and 1 Membership Reward point for all other purchases. There’s no annual fee, and a sign up bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards after you make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. If you use this card 20 times per billing cycle or more, there’s a unique feature that lets you to earn 20% more points on purchases within that billing cycle. If you use your card more than 20 times per billing cycle and have a large weekly grocery bill, this card is for you.

Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card - 24 Month Balance Transfer Offer

This credit card comes with an intro APR of 0%* for 12 months on Purchases* and 0%* for 24 months on Balance Transfers*. With this 0% Intro APR you can pay off your balance all the way into 2019. You’ll also gain access to Citi Private Pass for exclusive presale tickets and a Personal Concierge Service available to assist you 24/7. You’ll also earn City Easy Deal points with each card purchase redeemable for discounts on online merchandise, travel tickets, gift cards, and more. This card is perfect for people looking to get out of debt or making a large purchase who want an extra long intro period to pay it off.

Discover it® Cashback Match™

This is the best cash back credit card for people who like maximizing rotating bonus categories. This cash rewards card comes with a unique sign up bonus unlike anything you’ve seen; At the end of your first year, Discover will match the cash back you’ve earned. This is the only credit card that will match your cash back at the end of the first year. So if you earned $200 in cash back from purchases in your first year, Discover will match it, making your total cash back for the year $400! The Discover it card earns 5% cash back in popular spending categories that change each quarter and 1% on all other purchases. The 5% cash back categories include things like gas, groceries, dining, and more. On top of the incredible rewards program, this card comes with 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 14 months. There is even no annual fee, no foreign transaction fees, and no late fee for your first late payment.

Chase Freedom Unlimited℠

With this card, there’s no annual fee, and you’ll earn a $150 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. There’s nothing better than free bonus cash, and on top of that, this card has 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months. The ongoing APR is 15.99%- 24.74% Variable. For ongoing rewards, the Chase Freedom Unlimited card earns 1.5% cash back, and as the name implies, there’s no limit to how much you can earn. This card allows you to shop and travel with confidence because it comes with zero liability protection, chip-enabled security, purchase protection, price protection, and auto rental collision damage waiver. See terms and more details on the application page.

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By: | Aug 9, 2017

I am new to credit cards, was wondering why would you transfer balance of your credit card..I have had my card with Capital for about a year, with an APR of 25.49%. Could/should I transfer?

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By: CompareCards | Aug 14, 2017

Balance transfers are useful if you have an outstanding balance on a card with a very high interest rate, and you want to pay off the balance without paying interest. Opening a new credit card with an intro 0% APR on balance transfers can help you pay off your debt interest free - check out some of our best balance transfer cards here. Depending on the size of your balance and your creditworthiness, this could be a great option for you.

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By: | Aug 8, 2017

Wondering if I can use the Well Fargo Visa for Dental work that I need done?

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By: CompareCards | Aug 9, 2017

As long as your purchases don't exceed your credit limit, you will be able to use the card. Try to pay off the balance as quickly as possible though in order to avoid paying fees or interest.

By: Mary Ellen Wolf | Aug 17, 2017

Hi Judy - I've used by credit card to charge for dental work all the time. It's a great way to pay.

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By: | Aug 8, 2017

can you have too many credit cards? I have excellant credit, but don't use credit cards very often. Should I destroy cards I no longer use or are expired?

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By: CompareCards | Aug 9, 2017

By rule, there is no optimal number of credit cards to have - each person's circumstances are slightly different. If you are paying an annual fee for a credit card that you rarely use, it may be a good idea to cancel the card, or call the issuer and ask them to waive the fee. However, when canceling a card, keep in mind the change in credit score that may occur. Recent or new credit cards will have very little effect on your score if they are canceled, but older credit card accounts will temporarily lower your credit score when they're canceled. You can throw away expired cards, but make sure to cut the cards in half, just in case.

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By: | Aug 7, 2017

This is a wonderful site. I just got approved for that 21 mo. no interest card. I hope to start knocking off my dept one card at a time. I'm thrilled. I'm going to make the biggest payments I can afford. Thanks!

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By: | Aug 3, 2017

can i do a balance transfer from more than one credit card?

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By: CompareCards | Aug 9, 2017

Yes! As long as the total amount of the balance transfers and possible balance transfer fees does not exceed the limit of the credit card to which you are transferring your balances, then you can transfer from as many credit cards as you like. However, be sure to check each of your cards and know the balance transfer fees that may or may not apply. Check out our best balance transfer offer cards to see the best offers on the market.

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By: | Aug 3, 2017

The term "finance charge" is sometimes used synonymously with "interest charge." This is especially true in situations where the interest charge is the only finance charge. Therefore, be careful that you include all other finance charges, not only the interest charge, when you determine the cost of borrowing. Use finance charges, rather than just interest charges, to compare the cost of borrowing from different sources. For example, if one credit card has a low interest rate, but charges an annual fee and an application fee, the total finance charge on that card could be more than the finance charge on a card that only charges interest each month.

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By: | Aug 1, 2017

Hi I am looking for the best credit card to transfer my high balances..

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By: CompareCards | Aug 3, 2017

There are plenty of great options out there, but what is best for you depends on your credit score. Try looking at the best balance transfer deals that credit card issuers offer. If your credit is on the mend, check out some credit cards for fair credit or bad credit.

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By: | Jul 29, 2017

A lot of good information for determining the choice of a credit card. Even an old lady like me could understand and make a good decision!

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By: | Jul 26, 2017

I have Discover and Capital One , they are very good!

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By: | Jul 26, 2017

Citi Diamond is the definitely the best card on this list.

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