Best Credit Cards

Selected by CardHub Editors from 1,000+ credit cards — Updated August 30, 2015

The best credit cards are those that stand out from their peers in a given category– whether that’s interest rates, rewards or tools to rebuild damaged credit. After all, there is no single credit card that offers the best possible terms across the board. Below you will find CardHub’s editors picks for the best cards in each credit segment, selected from more than 1,200 overall offers. While advertising status played no role in our selection of these cards, certain sponsored offers may be included.

This list contains a mixture of credit cards offering lucrative initial rewards bonuses, high regular rewards earning rates, and 0% introductory periods on both purchases and balance transfers. To see our best card picks arranged by type of benefit (e.g. best rewards cards or best balance transfer cards), use the drop down menu to the right.

excellent Credit

Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card

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  • Purchase intro APR 0% for 21 months
  • Transfer intro APR 0% for 21 months
    Transfer Fee: 3% (min $5)
  • Regular APR 11.99% - 21.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee $0*
  • Rewards None

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card offers the longest 0% introductory term on the credit card market, at 21 months. While the 0% rate applies to balance transfers as well as new transactions, it’s best suited for the latter purpose given its 3% balance transfer fee. To maximize this card’s value, use a credit card calculator to determine the monthly payments you’ll need to make in order to pay off your balance before regular rates begin to eat away at your savings.

Chase Slate®

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  • Purchase intro APR 0% for 15 months
  • Transfer intro APR 0% for 15 months
    Transfer Fee: None
  • Regular APR 12.99% - 22.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards None

Best for Balance Transfers. The Slate Card is what's known as a free balance transfer credit card, as it offers a 0% introductory rate and charges neither a balance transfer fee (for the first 60 days) nor an annual fee. These unusually attractive terms stand to save the average consumer as much as $1,000 in fees and finance charges. A credit card calculator can give you a more exact sense of how valuable the Slate Card will be in your particular situation.

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

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  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR N/A
  • Regular APR 12.9% - 22.9% (V)
  • Annual Fee $0 for 1st yr, $59 after
  • Rewards Rate 2 - 2 miles / $1
  • Rewards Bonus 40,000 miles

Best for Rewards. The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card has one of the best rewards on the market. The 40,000 bonus miles you get after spending $3,000 during the first three months can be redeemed for a $400 statement credit and it also has a steady ongoing reward system.

Citi® Double Cash Card

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  • Purchase intro APR 0% for 15 months
  • Transfer intro APR 0% for 15 months
    Transfer Fee: 3% (min $5)
  • Regular APR 12.99% - 22.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee $0*
  • Rewards Rate 1 - 2% Cash Back
  • Rewards Bonus None

Best for Cash Back Rewards. The Citi Double Cash Card is one of the best everyday rewards cards on the market given that it will earn you 2% on all purchases made.1% on purchases made and another 1% when you pay off your balance and it has no annual fee.

Club Carlson℠ Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card

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  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR N/A
  • Regular APR 13.99% - 22.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee $75
  • Rewards Rate 5 - 10 points / $1
  • Rewards Bonus 85,000 points

Best for Free Hotel Stays. While some people might be turned off by this card’s $75 annual fee, that fixed cost pales in comparison to the value cardholders can unlock by spending $2,500 during the first 90 days. Due to a quirk in Club Carlson’s rewards program, cardholders who book two or more consecutive rewards nights get their last night free. That enables the card’s 85,000 bonus points to book up to 12 free nights at properties such as Radisson, Park Plaza and Country Inns & Suites.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ Credit Card

  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR 0% for 12 months
    Transfer Fee: 3%
  • Regular APR 15.99% - 19.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee None 1st yr, $89 after
  • Rewards Rate 2 miles / $1
  • Rewards Bonus 40,000 miles

Best for Rewards. The Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard is one of a select few offers providing consumers with the opportunity to earn a $400 initial rewards bonus, which itself provides a great deal of flexibility given that it can be applied to any travel-related expense. This card also follows the very successful Venture Card model, providing the miles equivalent of 2% cash back across all purchases as long as users redeem for travel. As a result, this is a great option for travel-minded consumers who will be able to meet the card’s $3,000 initial spending requirement within the first 90 days.

Frontier Airlines Credit Card

  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR 0% for 15 months
    Transfer Fee: 3%
  • Regular APR 15.99% - 24.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee $69
  • Rewards Rate 1 - 2 miles / $1
  • Rewards Bonus 40,000 miles

Best for Free Flights. The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard is an interesting option for opportunistic travelers, as the 40,000 bonus miles it provides in return for you spending at least $500 in the first 90 days you have your card are redeemable for two round-trip domestic airline flights. Opening this card is therefore a great way to drastically reduce the cost of a vacation for two. This card’s bonus perks are also more accessible than many of the other initially rewarding credit cards on the market, which tend to require that you spend $3,000 - $4,000 in order to benefit.

good Credit

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

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  • Purchase intro APR 0% until May 2016
  • Transfer intro APR 0% until May 2016
    Transfer Fee: 3%
  • Regular APR 12.9% - 22.9% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards Rate 1.5% Cash Back
  • Rewards Bonus $100

Best for Rewards. The relatively new Quicksilver Card assumes the role once held by the No Hassle Cash Rewards Card in Capital One’s rewards earning arsenal. Its 1.5% cash back across all purchases offers great value and simplicity. Its $100 bonus for spending at least $500 during the first three months lends upside. And the fact that this card does not charge an annual fee serves as the cherry on top of this attractive deal.

Capital One® Platinum Prestige Credit Card

  • Purchase intro APR 0% until September 2016
  • Transfer intro APR 0% until September 2016
    Transfer Fee: 3%
  • Regular APR 10.9% - 20.9% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards None

Best for Financing. The Capital One Platinum Prestige Card offers straightforward value to consumers who have good credit standing and wish to minimize the cost of big-ticket purchases they will not be able to pay off within a single billing period. It does so by offering 0% interest until September 2016 and not charging an annual fee. While the Prestige Card doesn’t offer cash back, points, or miles, anyone who has used this card in conjunction with a credit card calculator to evade finance charges will tell you that it is plenty rewarding.

fair Credit

Barclaycard® Rewards MasterCard®

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  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR N/A
  • Regular APR 24.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards Rate 1 - 2 points / $1
  • Rewards Bonus None

Best for Low Cost Credit Improvement. This card offers exactly what most people with fair credit are looking for: no annual fee (which enables free credit building) and a bit of rewards (which help subsidize spending as long as you pay your bill in full every month). It is therefore a clear leader in this credit segment and a great stepping stone to some of the elite cards on the market.

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

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  • Purchase intro APR 0% until May 2016
  • Transfer intro APR 0% until May 2016
    Transfer Fee: None
  • Regular APR 22.9% (V)
  • Annual Fee $39
  • Rewards Rate 1.5% Cash Back
  • Rewards Bonus None

Best for Rewards. Capital One's QuicksilverOne Cash Rewards Card offers the absolute best rewards-earning option available to people with fair credit. It boasts a straightforward rewards program, offering 1.5% cash back across all purchases, which will easily overcome its $39 annual fee for users who make most of their purchases with plastic. 1.5% cash back across the board is equivalent to what people with excellent credit get from the best rewards cards on the market. In addition, a 0% introductory interest rate on new purchases until May 2016 makes the QuicksilverOne Card a great way to avoid interest on big-ticket purchases as well.

limited Credit

Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

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  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR N/A
  • Regular APR 24.9% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards None

Best for Low Cost Credit Improvement. Given that it does not charge an annual fee, the Capital One Platinum Credit Card can serve as a viable low-cost credit building tool for consumers who have yet to establish much credit history. While this offer does not include rewards or a 0% introductory interest rate, such perks aren't available on any other no annual fee credit card for fair credit either. It was possible for applicants to find cards offering such an attractive collection of terms in years past, but market dynamics have conspired to eliminate their availability.

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

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  • Purchase intro APR 0% until May 2016
  • Transfer intro APR 0% until May 2016
    Transfer Fee: None
  • Regular APR 22.9% (V)
  • Annual Fee $39
  • Rewards Rate 1.5% Cash Back
  • Rewards Bonus None

Best for Rewards. Capital One's QuicksilverOne Cash Rewards Card offers the absolute best rewards-earning option available to people with fair credit. It boasts a straightforward rewards program, offering 1.5% cash back across all purchases, which will easily overcome its $39 annual fee for users who make most of their purchases with plastic. 1.5% cash back across the board is equivalent to what people with excellent credit get from the best rewards cards on the market. In addition, a 0% introductory interest rate on new purchases until May 2016 makes the QuicksilverOne Card a great way to avoid interest on big-ticket purchases as well.

Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®

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For College Students

  • Purchase intro APR N/A
  • Transfer intro APR N/A
  • Regular APR 19.8% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards Rate 1 - 1.25% Cash Back
  • Rewards Bonus None

Best for College Students. Not only does the Capital One Journey Student Rewards Card offer straightforward, lucrative rewards without charging an annual fee, it also promotes good habits. You get a 25% rewards bonus each month you make an on-time payment, and getting in the habit of paying for what you spend early in your credit career will put you on the path to excellent credit as well as save you a lot of money in interest in the years to come (assuming you pay your bill in full as well as on time, which we highly recommend).

BankAmericard® for Students Credit Card

For College Students

  • Purchase intro APR 0% for 15 months
  • Transfer intro APR 0% for 15 months
    Transfer Fee: 3%
  • Regular APR 10.99% - 20.99% (V)
  • Annual Fee None
  • Rewards None

Best for College Students. It’s rare for a student credit card to offer terms comparable to the best credit cards on the market, but the 15-month 0% intro term that the Student BankAmericard provides on new purchases is only three months shorter than the longest 0% period on the market. This card is therefore a great option for students who will need additional time to pay off significant upcoming expenses. While the 0% rate applies to balance transfers as well, that’s not as notable as you might think given its 3% balance transfer fee and the fact that it’s hard for students to rack up enough credit card debt to warrant a balance transfer.

bad Credit

Capital One® Secured MasterCard®

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Secured Card

  • Min Deposit $49, $99 or $200
  • Annual Fee None
  • Monthly Fee None
  • One-Time Fees None
  • Regular APR 24.9% (V)

Best Partially Secured Card. The Capital One Secured MasterCard does not charge an annual fee and the fact that it can be a partially-secured card makes it quite an attractive option for many consumers. With a partially-secured credit card, your credit line may exceed the amount of your security deposit, thereby providing you with an emergency line of credit, if needed, and enabling you to maximize your available credit. The more credit you have available, the faster your credit standing will improve. The Capital One Secured MasterCard Credit Card is therefore an option that at least merits consideration if you have bad or limited credit.

Harley-Davidson® Secured Credit Card

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  • Min Deposit $300
  • Annual Fee None
  • Monthly Fee None
  • One-Time Fees None
  • Regular APR 22.99% (V)

Best Fully Secured Card. Don’t let the branding fool you, the Harley Davidson Secured Credit Card is one of the best secured cards on the market given that it doesn’t charge an annual fee. Secured cards are most commonly used by people who have damaged or little credit, and the most important thing to look for in either situation is a card with low fixed costs for which you can qualify. Low interest rates and rewards are of lesser concern because secured cards don’t tend to offer them. The fact that the Harley Card does offer some rewards therefore makes it that much more attractive.

Credit One Bank® Credit Card with Gas Rewards

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  • Annual Fee $35 - $99
  • Monthly Fee None
  • One-Time Fees None
  • Regular APR 17.90% - 23.90% (V)*

Expert Answers

What is the best credit card to have?

By: Odysseas Papadimitriou, CardHub CEO

While some credit cards do provide great overall options, it's easiest to determine the best credit card for you as an individual if you know exactly what you will be using the card for. Card Hub's Island Approach recommends having individual credit cards for different purposes, such as earning rewards on everyday purchases, making balance transfers, etc. By concentrating on getting the best credit cards for individual transaction-types, you'll likely be able to get a better combination of rates and rewards than that found on any individual credit card.

How often do the best credit cards change?

By: John Kiernan, Personal Finance Editor

Our editors add appropriate offers to this page as soon as they are introduced. Credit card companies change the terms and rewards associated with their products regularly, and as such, the best credit card offers may change regularly as well. Therefore, the Best Credit Cards 2010 will almost certainly differ from the Best Credit Cards 2011. The cards listed on this page also fluctuate based on the rules governing the credit card industry. For example, the best credit cards for college students and young adults changed drastically after the passage of the Credit CARD Act since anyone under the age of 21 now needs a co-signer or proof of income to open a credit card.

What are the best credit card companies?

By: Odysseas Papadimitriou, CardHub CEO

First of all, it's important to make the distinction between credit card companies and credit card networks. Credit card companies issue credit cards, set rates, charge fees and hold your accounts. A card's network simply dictates where you can use it. The best credit card company for you is simply the one with the best offers. Determining the best credit card deals is far easier now because the Credit CARD Act improved the transparency of the credit card industry and increased the reliability of credit card terms. Now, if a credit card offer looks to be the best, you can be sure it is. The most widely accepted credit card networks are VISA and MasterCard. Still, this does not mean you should go out looking for the best Visa credit card or the best MasterCard offering. All four major networks (Discover and American Express included) have wide coverage in the U.S., so don't limit your search unless you have a very good reason to get a card on a particular network.

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Aug 26, 2015
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Aug 26, 2015
What is the best credit card for a college student?
Aug 10, 2015
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Aug 10, 2015
While comparing all the cards on the site, I believe that the Citi Diamond Preferred Card looks to be the best card available as long as you have great credit. The card offers 21 months of no interest on both purchases and transfers.

The 3% transfer fee is well worth the money you will save in paying interest on the other card. For purchases and transfers, this can save a person thousands of dollars! Although they do not have a rewards program, they do not really need one because of the features of the card. According to the site, the card also does not have an annual fee. In my opinion, more
Jun 18, 2015
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Jun 18, 2015
What credit card could I get with bad credit and no min deposit.
Jun 18, 2015
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Jun 18, 2015
You can compare the unsecured credit cards for bad credit that are available, here: cardhub.com/credit-cards/bad-credit-unsecured/. Keep in mind that these offers are likely to be far more expensive than a secured credit card.
May 23, 2015
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May 23, 2015
My favorite credit card is the Citi Double Cash card. I get 2% cash back on every purchase, so I use this card for nearly every purchase. In addition to all the cash back I earn, I'm still on a 0% APR introductory offer for a year and there's no annual fee. Once the introductory period is over, I'll pay off the full balance every month so I don't incur any fees. This is a great card for anyone who pays off their monthly bill in full every time. I highly recommend this card. You can't get anything better than 2% cash back on every purchase.
May 5, 2015
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May 5, 2015
The best credit card I own is the Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card. Since I have owned it I had great experiences with it! The customer service is fantastic, Every issue I've had has been resolved in minutes. And speaking of issues, I've only had one or two. the APR is low, and there are no annual fees. I highly recommend checking it out if you are looking for a good credit card with low interest. You wont regret it. I only have two credit cards and by far I am the most happiest with my Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card.
Apr 16, 2015
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Apr 16, 2015
The best Credit I've owned thus far was through Chase. I researched around for cards that had cash back opportunities and air miles. Like everyone else, I use debit/credit cards almost daily, and this card just seemed to make the most sense for me. I pay it off monthly and rinse and repeat, while my getting cash back and piling up the air miles.
Mar 27, 2015
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Mar 27, 2015
Hands down the best credit card I have ever owned is my Capital One QuickSilver cash REWARDS credit card. What really sells me in regards to credit cards is NO annual fee, and this one sold me. No annual fee ever and you receive rewards for the purchases you make with the credit card? Count me in, totally sold. I've had this card for 3 years now and not only has it saved me loads of money because I don't have to pay annual fees, but I also accumulate rewards that I can redeem with the credit card as purchase vouchers AND of course I have built my credit score more
Mar 21, 2015
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Mar 21, 2015
The best credit card that I have used has been the Chase Freedom credit card. They have excellent customer service and have waived late fees for me the few times that I have been late. The fraud protection is almost instant, as I had my card stolen once. The interest rate is quite fair. You also have the 5% cash back bonus is great! You accumulate the bonus with everyday purchases, such as gas and groceries, and you can use the bonus as a statement credit or for rewards. I also have low minimum monthly payments and I was able to pick my due date for payments.
Mar 4, 2015
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Mar 4, 2015
I think the BankAmericard for Students credit card is the best because it has 0% purchase and transfer into APR for 15 months, which is great for me because I’m a student and cannot afford these expenses immediately. There is no annual fee which is also really convenient. The main drawback is that there are no rewards but that is alright with me because I like to keep it simple. After the initial 15 months is up the APR rises to 10.99%-20.99% which still isn’t bad at all.
Feb 26, 2015
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Feb 26, 2015
I think the Chase Freedom Cash Back Credit Card is one of the best cards out there. It is easy to use and easy to redeem the cash back. Depending on how much you use this card, you can earn a quite a bit of cash back since it’s a 5% cash back rate. I use this card for all my every day purchases, like I would cash or a debit card, and I use it for larger purchases such as airfare, hotels, large shopping trips. I don’t like paying interest fees, and while the APR is low on this card, I’m sure to still pay it off in full more
Feb 17, 2015
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Feb 17, 2015
My favorite credit card has been the Bank of America card I had when I used the online banking service. I don’t know about other credit cards but this one seemed to work fine for me. It handled my needs very well and I was easily able to see the balance. Making payments was simple online and Bank of America provided me support when I needed it. This was done with an account with little to no fees because I chose online only. I was overall satisfied about this card however I have not used another card since having that card.
Jan 23, 2015
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Jan 23, 2015
My favorite credit card is my Amazon Rewards Card from Chase. I almost exclusively shop on Amazon, so the 3% back I get from Amazon purchases really adds up. The 2% back from gas stations, restaurants, and drug stores is nice too. All other purchases are 1% back, but even that adds up. The interest rate is fairly high, but as long as you pay off the balance monthly there is no interest charge. There is also no annual fee, so as long as you are on time with your payments and pay off the balance, the card and the rewards come at no cost to you. You can use more
Jan 14, 2015
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Jan 14, 2015
The best credit card that I have ever used is the American Express Blue Cash rewards card. First, it is American Express - their customer service in my opinion is the top out of all the companies. They are very reponsive to problems - a week after we got our cards, my wife's card stopped working – the electronic strip was messed up. This was a Friday – I called them, and they shipped a new card overnight via UPS – on a Saturday, which I know is very expensive. The Blue Cash rewards card gives you points on virtually everything, but the one thing I like is that it more
Jan 1, 2015
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Jan 1, 2015
What do I do next to get the Harley davidson card
Dec 24, 2014
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Dec 24, 2014
The best credit card for me is the Chase Signature Rewards Visa card, specifically the Amazon reward card offered by Chase. Honestly, this may not be the best card for everyone, but for me, it is excellent. The biggest negative aspect of this is the interest rate. At over 19% APR there are hundreds of other cards on the market with lower interest rates. If anyone is looking for a low rate credit card, this one is not for you. The positive aspects of the card are what really drew me to it. I found this card a few months ago while shopping on Amazon. They offered an instant $70 more
Oct 23, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
The best credit which I have is my BOA VISA Cash reward credit card. I have been using this since 2010. This has a bit high interest rate compared to my other cards.
But one thing I like about this card is cash rewards. Whatever I buy, i get cash rewards. I get minimum of $25 in a billing cycle and I am not paying that much interest to this card. Another positive point about BOA cards is the customer service and on how they care their customer when he/she find out suspicious or fraud transactions. They themself called me and said we are sending you new card as they found more
Oct 6, 2014
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Oct 6, 2014
I used the Capitol One Secured MasterCard, and I found it to be a fantastic card for first time credit card users. Because it is a secured card, you can't go over the limit since what you pay into the card is what your limit is. The APR is a bit high, but if you manager you budget right, and you do not go over your limit, this card can be a great way to build credit for people with bad credit or no credit. I used this card when I was in college, and I used it to buy small items and paid the balance off immediately. Doing that more
Sep 27, 2014
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Sep 27, 2014
I really like the Chase Freedom credit card. They have a bunch of bonuses like earning $100 after spending $500 in your first 3 months and 5% cash back for 3 months.
Aug 2, 2014
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Aug 2, 2014
The Amex Blue Cash is amazing. I get cash back on all my purchases, which more than pays off the $75 yearly fee within months especially because I pile my gas and groceries on there. The 6% max cash back is also much higher than many other credit cards out there. Highly recommended.
Jul 18, 2014
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Jul 18, 2014
I have been using my Capital One Platinum card now for several years and have had really no issues with it. I don't think anyone would as long as they pay their minimum monthly payment. There really aren't any hidden fees, but hey will slap a "payment protection plan", that you can easily cancel. Their minimum monthly payment is pretty low, and it goes directly towards your balance. The only notes for anyone possibly interested in signing up for a Capital One card is ALWAYS be sure to pay your bill on time, because they will charge a late fee very soon after the due date has expired, and NEVER more
Jul 7, 2014
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Jul 7, 2014
CAPITAL ONE HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE! They closed my account without notifying me and in turn I lost all of my cashback points! I would recommend NOT getting involved with a company like this because their business practices are absolutely NOT about the customer! Oh yea and the reason why they shut my account down was for the best interest of CAPITAL ONE. Yea makes sense because they got to keep 700 bucks from me. I never write bad reviews because I hate taking the time out of my day but they were literally the worst experience I have had with a customer service department.
Jun 28, 2014
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Jun 28, 2014
The best credit card I've had so far has been the paypal extras MasterCard. The transactions are very secure and everything is processed through paypal. Making payments are quick and easy, you can even use your paypal balance. There is also a nice rewards system which is great for people who make lots of online purchases.
Jun 5, 2014
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Jun 5, 2014
To me, the best credit card on the market is the Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card. It is the credit care that I always use. It has no annual fee and I love the cash back rewards.
May 28, 2014
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May 28, 2014
The best credit card I have used was the Capital One Platinum Credit Card. There is no annual 0 interest till February 2015. I love it. I have been using it for sometime now. They are also really good on the phone if you have any troubles. I see my self having this card for years and will enjoy seeing it grow and helping my credit. I may try to get another one in a year.
May 10, 2014
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May 10, 2014
The best credit card I have used was the Capital One Platinum Credit Card. It was easy to transfer a balance from one card to another, and the interest rate was 0% so long as I paid on time.
Mar 25, 2014
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Mar 25, 2014
The best credit card that I have ever used is my Amazon Chase Visa credit card. I love that credit card. You rack up points for anything that you purchase. If you purchase items at a grocery store, you get 1 point for every dollar spent. If you purchase gas, you get two points for every dollar spent. If you purchase items on amazon, you get 3 points for every dollar spent. After you accumulate a certain amount of points, you can cash out for either a check or you can cash out for gift cards. They actually have it available now where you can use the points that you more
Mar 19, 2014
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Mar 19, 2014
In my opinion, the best card is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. While other cards offer a greater percentage for cash back, the Chase Ultimate Rewards program is one of the best out there. They offer tremendous service and the points are very versatile. Also, there is no foreign transaction fee and if you are a big spender, then the annual fee is worth it.
Mar 12, 2014
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Mar 12, 2014
If you don't travel a lot, cash back is fine (at least you're getting something). But if you are any sort of leisure or frequent traveller, I don't understand why you would redeem your points for cash. The return is awful. It doesn't even take that much work.

Example: you get the Chase Sapphire Preferred with the 40,000 point bonus. Spend enough to get to 60,000 points (at a minimum $20k, but it happens much quicker than that based on spend bonuses for dining and travel). You could transfer those 60,000 points to Hyatt and redeem them for two FREE nights at any Park Hyatt (or for many more free more
Feb 6, 2014
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Feb 6, 2014
It is hard to decide which credit card is best because it all depends on what you are looking for, but I would have to go with the Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards credit card. It has no annual fee, which is the first thing I look to avoid, and it has a low APR rate. But what I really love about this card is all the bonuses they offer. There is an initial bonus of $100, plus they give you a 1.5% bonus after that. There is an opportunity to save a lot of money there, which is perfect for everyone.
Feb 7, 2014
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Feb 7, 2014
I agree with your strategy, but if I were you I would check out the Citi Double Cash or the Barclaycard Arrival Plus. Both offer essentially 2% cash back and the Arrival has a big initial bonus.
Feb 2, 2014
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Feb 2, 2014
I think Chase Freedom is the best credit card for me because it fits my needs perfectly. It has 5% cash back on rotating categories and has a $100 cash back bonus after spending $500 within the first three months of opening the account. There are many other benefits, check it out!
Feb 3, 2014
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Feb 3, 2014
Do you always remember to sign up for the rotating categories!?
Jan 16, 2014
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Jan 16, 2014
The best credit card on the market would, in my opinion, have to be the Slate credit card from Chase. You need excellent credit to get in but once you do the savings are incredible. If you're looking for a new card this is the one.
Jan 11, 2014
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Jan 11, 2014
The best credit card on the market now is the Blue Cash Preferred card from American Express. It is the best cash back card available now. While it does have a somewhat high annual fee, it is not high enough to turn you off of the benefits of the card. It is the perfect card for you to earn some cash back on what you already spend money on. The best part is you don't even have to enroll in a program for it, the cash back program is included.
Jan 8, 2014
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Jan 8, 2014
I like my USAA MasterCard. 7.75% APR. Cash back to your balance. Best customer service ever as well.
Jan 2, 2014
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Jan 2, 2014
The best credit card that I have ever used is the Cash Back, BankAmericard from Bank of America. This card is really perfect for me, and for people like me, who are attempting to build up or re-establish their credit. There are so many perks to this credit card. The card allows you to earn cash back on small purchases, and you gain a wide variety of bonuses for using the card in day to day places such as grocery stores and gas stations. This card additionally has a very low rate, and also has a low APR so there's no need to worry too much about that. The customer more
Dec 26, 2013
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Dec 26, 2013
The best credit card that I know of and am currently using to my benefit is the Chase Freedom card. Not only do you get your usual 1 point for every dollar spent, there are also special bonus points for specific months of the year for various goods. The bonus points are an additional 5 points per dollar, and specific bonus areas can be on gas, Amazon purchases, etc. A lot of these bonus points add up to give you amazing cash back rewards. Another great factor is the fact that there are no annual fees. Essentially, you are getting free cash back for every dollar spent which is fantastic. more
Dec 19, 2013
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Dec 19, 2013
The Bank of America BankAmericard for Students is one of the best credit cards out there, for students. While I think there are maybe a few better credit cards out there, the BankAmericard has rates comparable to some of the other top credit cards and it is for students. The 0% intro APR for the first 15 months is almost unheard of and as a student, it is a definitely a great bonus to getting this card. Overall the BankAmericard is an excellent credit card for students that need a significant grace period where they won’t get demolished by high APR rates. I would recommend this card to any students more
Dec 9, 2013
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Dec 9, 2013
The best card I know about is the Capital One Secured Mastercard. I destroyed my credit shortly after I turned 21 and have been trying to rebuild it ever since. I found out about the capital one card and deposited the money to receive the new card to help rebuild credit. So far I have used it for normal purchases and immediately paid it off. The payments post quick and the money becomes available almost immediately after payment. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is trying to rebuild credit. It's been great for me!
Dec 4, 2013
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Dec 4, 2013
I have the Capital One Platinum Prestige Credit Card. It gave me 15 months of 0% interest on new purchases. My interest rate is 10.9% after the 15 months are up. I have excellent credit and this card gave me an extremely high balance limit. I can pretty much buy anything that I want with this card. I have had other cards with them for a long period of time. This is how I earned the high limit that I currently have. This company has been good to me. This is the best card that I have. The staff is very friendly and helpful if you need to talk to more
Dec 3, 2013
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Dec 3, 2013
The best credit card in my personal experience is the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. I received a great APR on the card and the sign up bonus was amazing. Although there is an annual fee, I have far surpassed any costs I would have related to it, as the amount of points I build up from this great card far outweigh the annual fee I have to pay for the card. I have had some unfortunate circumstances with retailers not delivering on goods or services, and I have never had an issue fixing the problem after talking to customer service. This card makes me feel secure and proud to use, more
Nov 26, 2013
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Nov 26, 2013
The best credit card is, in my experience, The Bank of America Cash Back Bank Americard. It has a low rate, no annual fee, and you earn cash back for your purchases. I think this card is especially good for people trying to build credit, and it allows you to earn cash back on small purchases, with an incentive to use the card at gas stations and grocery stores to earn even more cash back. I think the online interface is super easy to use.