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Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Bonus Miles One-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel
  • Rewards Rate 2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Hotel Bonus Rewards Earn unlimited 10x miles on hotels when you pay with your Venture card at hotels.com/venture
  • Annual Fee $0 intro for first year; $95 after that
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel
  • Earn 2X miles on every purchase, every day. Plus earn 10X miles on thousands of hotels; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Named 'The Best Travel Card' by CNBC, 2018
  • Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime; no blackout dates. Plus transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $95 after that

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Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back on every purchase, every day
  • Intro APR 0% for 15 Months on Purchases and Balance Transfers
  • Cash Back Details No minimums for redeeming and cash back won't expire for the life of the account
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • One-time $150 cash bonus after you spend $500 on purchases within 3 months from account opening
  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • No rotating categories or sign-ups needed to earn cash rewards; plus, cash back won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 15 months; 15.24%-25.24% variable APR after that
  • 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 15 months; 15.24%-25.24% variable APR after that; 3% fee on the amounts transferred within the first 15 months
  • Pay no annual fee or foreign transaction fees

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Wells Fargo Platinum Visa® Card

 

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  • Introductory APR 0% for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers*
  • Low Fees Enjoy $0 Annual Fee
  • Ongoing APR 13.74%-27.24% (Variable)*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • 0% Intro APR for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers (fees apply), then a 13.74%-27.24% variable APR; balance transfers made within 120 days qualify for the intro rate and fee
  • Get up to $600 protection on your cell phone (subject to $25 deductible) against covered damage or theft when you pay your monthly cellular telephone bill with your Wells Fargo Platinum Visa® Credit Card
  • Easy access to your FICO® Credit Score with Wells Fargo Online®
  • Zero Liability protection for promptly reported unauthorized transactions
  • Convenient tools to help create a budget and manage your spending with My Money Map
  • $0 Annual Fee
  • Select “Apply Now” to learn more about the product features, terms, and conditions

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

 

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  • Bonus Rewards 50,000 bonus points
  • Rewards Rate 2X points on travel and dining
  • Bonus Perks 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Annual Fee $0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
  • Credit Needed Excellent
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Discover it® Cash Back

 

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  • Cashback Match™ Get a dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically*
  • EARN Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter up to the quarterly maximum, when you activate*
  • Redeem Any amount, any time. Cash back rewards never expire*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good Credit
  • Card Brand Discover

Highlights

  • INTRO OFFER: Discover will match ALL the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically. There's no signing up. And no limit to how much is matched.
  • Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com and more up to the quarterly maximum, each time you activate.
  • Plus, earn unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - automatically.
  • Redeem cash back any amount, any time. Rewards never expire.
  • Use your rewards at Amazon.com checkout.
  • Receive FREE Social Security number alerts-Discover will monitor thousands of risky websites when you sign up.
  • No annual fee.
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Discover it® Balance Transfer

 

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  • Intro Balance Transfer APR 0% for 18 Months*
  • Rewards Rate Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter up to the quarterly maximum, when you activate*
  • Ongoing APR 14.24% - 25.24% Variable*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good Credit
  • Card Brand Discover

Highlights

  • INTRO OFFER: Discover will match ALL the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically. There's no signing up. And no limit to how much is matched.
  • Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com and more up to the quarterly maximum, each time you activate. Plus, earn unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - automatically.
  • Redeem cash back any amount, any time. Rewards never expire.
  • 100% U.S. based customer service.
  • Get your free Credit Scorecard with your FICO® Credit Score, number of recent inquiries and more.
  • Receive FREE Social Security number alerts-Discover will monitor thousands of risky websites when you sign up.
  • No annual fee.
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BankAmericard® credit card

 

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  • Intro Balance Transfer APR 0% Intro APR for 18 billing cycles for balance transfers made in the first 60 days
  • Intro Purchase APR 0% Introductory APR on purchases for 18 billing cycles
  • Regular APR 15.24% - 25.24% Variable APR
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 800-483-4499
  • NEW OFFER: 0% Introductory APR for 18 billing cycles for purchases and for any balance transfers made in the first 60 days, then, 15.24% - 25.24% Variable APR. 3% fee (min $10) applies to balance transfers
  • No annual fee
  • No penalty APR. Paying late won't automatically raise your interest rate (APR). Other account pricing and terms apply.
  • Access your FICO® Score for free within Online Banking or your Mobile Banking app

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Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Rewards Rate 1.25 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Purchase APR 0% intro on purchases for 12 months
  • Regular Purchase APR 14.24% - 24.24% (Variable)
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $200 in travel
  • Earn 1.25X miles on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee. Plus earn 10X miles on thousands of hotels; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases for 12 months; 14.24%-24.24% variable APR after that
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn

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NEW! Now earn 3% in the category of your choice

Bank of America® Cash Rewards credit card

 

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  • Intro Purchase APR 0% Introductory APR on purchases for 12 billing cycles
  • Intro BT APR 0% Intro APR for 12 billing cycles for balance transfers made in the first 60 days
  • Regular APR 16.24% - 26.24% Variable APR on purchases and balance transfers
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 800-716-6383
  • No annual fee
  • $150 online cash rewards bonus after you spend at least $500 on purchases in the first 90 days of account opening
  • NEW OFFER: Maximize your cash back in the category of your choice: gas, online shopping, dining, travel, drug stores, or home improvement /furnishings
  • Now earn 3% cash back in your choice category and 2% at grocery stores and wholesale clubs (up to $2,500 in combined choice category/grocery store/wholesale club quarterly purchases), and unlimited 1% on all other purchases
  • You can update your choice category for future purchases once each calendar month using the Mobile banking app or Online banking, or do nothing and it stays the same.
  • No expiration on rewards
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases AND for any balance transfers made in the first 60 days, then, 16.24% - 26.24% Variable APR. 3% fee (min $10) applies to balance transfers
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards client, you can get a 25% - 75% rewards bonus on every purchase

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Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Earn 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases
  • Intro Purchase APR 0% Introductory APR on purchases for 12 billing cycles
  • Regular APR 17.24% - 25.24% Variable APR on purchases and balance transfers
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Visa®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 800-775-8735
  • Earn unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases, with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees and your points don't expire
  • 25,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening - that can be a $250 statement credit toward travel purchases
  • Use your card to book your trip how and where you want – you’re not limited to specific websites with blackout dates or restrictions
  • Redeem points for a statement credit to pay for flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, or baggage fees
  • Comes with chip technology for enhanced security and protection at chip-enabled terminals
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases, then 17.24% - 25.24% Variable APR
  • Get an additional 10% customer points bonus on every purchase when you have an active Bank of America® checking or savings account
  • If you’re a Preferred Rewards client, you can increase that bonus to 25% - 75%

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Citi Simplicity® Card - No Late Fees Ever

 

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  • Intro Purchase APR 0%* for 12 months on Purchases*
  • Intro BT APR 0%* for 21 months on Balance Transfers*
  • Regular Purchase APR 16.24% - 26.24%* (Variable)
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 877-886-4537 TTY: Use Relay Service
  • The ONLY card with No Late Fees, No Penalty Rate, and No Annual Fee… EVER
  • 0% Intro APR on balance transfers for 21 months from date of first transfer. All transfers must be completed in first 4 months. After that, the variable APR will be 16.24% - 26.24%, based on your creditworthiness
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases for 12 months from date of account opening. After that, the variable APR will be 16.24% - 26.24%, based on your creditworthiness
  • If you transfer a balance with this offer, after your 0% Intro purchase APR expires, both new purchases and unpaid purchase balances will automatically accrue interest until all balances, including your transferred balances, are paid in full
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
  • The same great rate for all balances, after the introductory period
  • Save time when you call with fast, personal help, 24 hours a day – just say “representative”
  • Enjoy the convenience of setting up your own bill payment schedule on any available due date throughout the month

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Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card

 

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  • Rewards Rate Earn 3X points for eating out & ordering in, 3X points for gas stations, rideshares & transit, 3X points for travel including flights, hotels, homestays and car rentals.
  • Introductory APR 0% for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers
  • Ongoing APR 14.74%-27.24% (Variable)*
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed Excellent/Good
  • Card Brand American Express

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 30K bonus points when you spend $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months – that’s a $300 cash redemption value
  • Earn 3X points for eating out and ordering in
  • Earn 3X points for gas stations, rideshares and transit
  • Earn 3X points for travel including flights, hotels, homestays and car rentals
  • Earn 1X points on other purchases
  • $0 Annual Fee
  • 0% Intro APR for 12 months on purchases and balance transfers (fees apply), then a 14.74%-27.24% variable APR; balance transfers made within 120 days qualify for the intro rate and fee
  • Select "Apply Now" to learn more about the product features, terms, and conditions

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By: | Aug 28, 2017

I have BofA cards with cash back and no annual fee. One American Express card and all are paid off each month no balance carried forward.

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By: Elizabeth Roach | Sep 13, 2017

That is a great achievement. There are very few cardholders that can say that.

By: Christian Burgasser | Sep 24, 2017

I'm 80 yeas old and I've never paid one cent in interest for a credit card purchase .

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By: | Aug 23, 2017

Reading how other people chose their cards, gave me some great ideas as to which ones would be more suitable for me.

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By: | Aug 15, 2017

I have 3 cards and thats all I need.I have Citi mastercard 2% on every purchase 1% when you buy and 1% when you pay.I have Amazon chase visa which pays 5% on every purchase.And I have Costco citi visa 3% on restaurants and 4% on gas purchases.No annual fee except costco which is the annual charge for shopping there.All the other cards are nothing to me.I use the mastercard for 90% of purchases.Believe me this is all you need.

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By: Lee McCrory | Sep 5, 2017

I have citi, discover, capital one and home depot

By: Jake Stevens | Sep 24, 2017

credit cards are A MUST HAVE

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By: | Aug 15, 2017

I like my 2 points return for every dollar spent, no game played. 2 points = 2 cents good towards travel redemption. The $59 yearly membership fee? I'm so good they waive it every year. Beat that.

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By: | Aug 14, 2017

Without annual fee, BoA's Cash reward for grocery and gas, Travel's reward for anything else(with 1.5%), if you have their bank account you can get bonus on your reward. With annual fee, Chase Sapphire reserve is the best, the points are worth much more if you redeem them through Chase ultimate rewards.

Picture of George Duggan

By: | Aug 9, 2017

My cards all have a 0% interest rate, because they are all paid in full at the end of each month. My credit rating is about as good as it can get.

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By: Highlowsel Smith | Aug 23, 2017

And yours is the most cogent expression of how to manage your credit affairs I've seen expressed here. Excepting for large scale purchase...and I mean a house, etc., this is the very way I manage my cards, too. ;-)

By: A Richard Johnson Jr | Sep 11, 2017

I agree. If you pay it off each month, I have found that a couple of airline specific cards works better for us, even though they have a $95. annual fee. It takes a lot fewer miles to travel on their cards.

Picture of Vincent Manera

By: | Aug 9, 2017

i have four cards that won't be charging me above zero % interest for at least the next twenty years !

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By: | Aug 7, 2017

Started with the Amex Blue Cash Preferred, then went to the Platinum when the deal came along with 60,000 points for 5,000 spent in the first three months; we're doing some home improvements and will hit that in the first month. Those points pay the first year fee (it's $550) and the rest of the year's points are just gravy. And the perks! It's a cool metal card too. It's a charge card so you must pay in full every month, which we've always done anyway.

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By: Lee McCrory | Sep 5, 2017

That is exactly what I am planning to do

By: Diana Perez Curry | Oct 20, 2017

I have the Amex Blue Cash and the Platinum as well as the Amazon Chase. These are my top three cards, especially the Platinum since we travel a lot.

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By: | Aug 5, 2017

Capital One is the top card in my opinion, they are very vigilant about card hacking.

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By: Helvi Montalban | Aug 25, 2017

Agreed, and keep your balances in control

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By: | Aug 4, 2017

the best credit card is chase freedom

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By: Diane Marie | Aug 17, 2017

yes, its the best card ever

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