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.

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?

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!

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.

BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card

With the BankAmericard 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 – 21 Month Intro Offer on BT and Purchases

This credit card comes with an intro APR of 0%* for 21 months on Purchases* and 0%* for 21 months on Balance Transfers*. With this 0% Intro APR you can pay off your balance all the way into 2018. 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 get $150 bonus cash after spending $500 in the first three months. 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 15.74% - 24.49% 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: | Jun 17, 2017

I have the Citi 1% plus 1% card. As I pay off my credit card each month I basically have a zero fee card that returns 2% on everything. Can anyone beat that?

Picture of Peter Wilhelm Breede

By: | Jun 16, 2017

I have two cards and I don't pay any interest at all. Pay them off each by monthly and its over with. Done deal.

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By: | Jun 16, 2017

Looking forward to getting a credit card!

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By: | Jun 8, 2017

I have the Chase Preferred card. I also have a Discover card that I am well pleased with. I took the Chase card as I was traveling overseas and there was no fee.

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By: | Jun 8, 2017

How can I find out credit limits before applying for any card?

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By: CompareCards | Jun 4, 2017

Unfortunately there is no way to know for certain what your credit limit will be before you apply for a credit card. Credit Card issuers base the amount you are give as a credit line on the information in your application as well as your overall credit history, so there is know way they could indicate a credit limit before you submit your application.

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By: | Jun 3, 2017

Which card is the best---Chase Sapphire Preferred or Capital One Venture Rewards and why?

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By: | May 23, 2017

I have capital one and it seems to give me the best value on percentage.

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By: | May 17, 2017

I am looking for the best 0% credit card with the longest time for switching our card ($15,000) to. I have excellent credit paying!

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By: CompareCards | May 19, 2017

If you're looking longest possible intro APR check out the Citi Simplicity and the Citi Diamond Preferred. These two cards offer some of the longest intro APRs on the market!

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By: | May 15, 2017

If I transfer $10,000 and pay $200.00 for 15 months what happens to balance of $7,000. Is the interest rate then higher or based on credit score at the end of 15 months.

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By: CompareCards | May 15, 2017

When you get approved for a credit card, you will be assigned an ongoing interest rate based on your credit worthiness at the time you were approved. After the intro APR period is up, that interest rate will be applied to your remaining balance on a monthly basis.

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By: | Apr 21, 2017

I am looking for a credit card with 0% APR and also $0 balance transfer. Is there a CC out there with intro's that meet my needs?

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By: CompareCards | Apr 25, 2017

Two credit cards that currently offer no intro balance transfer fee and 0% intro APR for 15 months and are the Chase Slate card and the Barclaycard Ring Mastercard.

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