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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: | May 5, 2017

I've had Amex or 28 yrs and use it all the time its a great company to do business with.

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By: | May 5, 2017

I find Citicard to be the best! Never have had a problem with them and they are always looking to work with you. Priceless.

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By: Marie Czarnecki | May 6, 2017

Carol: Yes Citicard is great!!!

By: Vino Rajacholan VII | May 8, 2017

yes! I have all the cards ........ so far citi is willing to work with you.

By: Denver Conley | May 18, 2017

amen i haven't had one problem either they are honestly my new favorite

Picture of Bob Deck

By: | May 3, 2017

All I want is a card with no rewards and an extra low interest rate. You can keep the rewards, just give me lower rates.

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By: CompareCards | May 5, 2017

Check out the Barclaycard Ring Mastercard. This card comes with 0% intro APR for 15 months plus a low ongoing interest rate of 14.24% Variable.

Picture of Lowell King

By: | May 2, 2017

I have the Capital One Spark Cash for Business Visa. 2% cash back on all purchases no limit. I haven't seen anything better.

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By: Roger Kalache | May 8, 2017

I couldn't agree more, I have the same card that gives the best cash back rewards. Nothing like this card

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By: | Apr 30, 2017

My wife has had American expres signature for 27 years that is the only card that we use so freguently

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By: | Apr 28, 2017

I pay a fee for this card and it is worth it. I have a Chase card and if there are any questions you get to talk to a real person without wasting time with a hostile recording.

Picture of Nathan Smith

By: | Apr 27, 2017

I have the AMEX with 6% at grocery stores. (up to 6k) The Discover with 5% back at wholesale clubs. (Up to 1500) You can really work it if you stay responsible and pay the balances every month.

Picture of Julian Wright

By: | Apr 23, 2017

I just got an AMEX card.....so good so far

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By: | Apr 20, 2017

I have the Capital One card and it's an amazing one.I use the card for everything and get 1.5 miles for every $ .Very easy to book a flight with any airline and any time. No annual fees.

Picture of Steve Moore

By: | Apr 17, 2017

AMEX is by far the best card I personally have used..If you have it then there is no limit on how far life can take you

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By: Carl Collick | Apr 18, 2017

Totally agree! American Express is the best

By: Bill Barber | Apr 19, 2017

American Express Blue Card is the best!

By: Robin Wilcox | Apr 30, 2017

i have citibank 2% cash back ....no gimmicks no special vendors every 3 months and have paid balance in full for 15 years

By: Rafael Marmol | May 3, 2017

I got my AmEx Blue card a couple of month ago and it's excellent. Very happy.

By: Lou Workman | May 8, 2017

I have had my Amex card for 50 years and will keep it till I can't use it anymore!! Best card out there and they are super to work with . Never a problem!

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