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Credit card with best rewards? What reward card do you use?


#1 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34086 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:08 AM

A) I was wondering if anyone had any info on what card(s) has the best reward program or could link me to a site with said info?

B) I was wondering what cards you folks use?

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#2 DV8   dv8sad CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:20 AM

Well the sony card has a good rewards system since you don't have to technically buy anything to get points (Although you do have to do a little work to get points). The rewards are limited to sony products though.

I have the chase freedom card too which is 3%,2%1% for gas, food, grocery, and everything else respectively. Plus if you get $200 in reward points you get an extra $50.

#3 Shadows916   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   660 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:34 AM

I use the Cabela's Visa- you earn points on everything you buy in store and out of store twords money off in store purchases. Has a fixed 9% interest wich is higher then most of mine, but since I do pistol compitions it helps on ammo and new handguns and targets

#4 mission42   To start, press any key CAGiversary!   1561 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:35 AM

I have an American Express Blue card which has the standard cash back up to 5% depending on how much you buy during the year. More for Gas & Groceries, lower on everything else. They also work deals with certain companies where you get discounts or pre-paid cards back if you sign up for them using the card. Example: Recently when I switched to directv they had an offer where if I signed up using the Blue Card I'd get a $200 pre-paid debit card in the mail. They always seem to have stuff like that.

#5 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:48 AM

Amazon.com Visa Signature.

Used to be $25 Amazon.com GC every 2500 points, but with the move to signature account you can opt for other GCs, free flights, cash back etc.

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#6 lionheart4life   The Human Suplex Machine CAGiversary!   2369 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:57 AM

Citi Dividend Platinum. At least 1% cash back on everything, 2% on gas, groceries, and utilities. It adds up and you don't have to redeem for gift cards, you can just get a check after you have accumulated $50 back.
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#7 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   4806 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:54 AM

Www.creditcards.com is a site you can go and compare credit offers based on what you are looking for.

I have just the basic Blue Card from Amex which you can also gain extra reward points by shopping through the rewards site which gives you 3x the points compared to not using it. So, if you frequent bestbuy.com or buy.com you can get 3x the points on your purchases.
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#8 Krunks   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:10 AM

Amazon.com Visa Signature.

Used to be $25 Amazon.com GC every 2500 points, but with the move to signature account you can opt for other GCs, free flights, cash back etc.


same here, newly upgraded

#9 striker199   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   635 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:19 AM

amazon visa is always triple points on amazon.com orders, that's where I get the majority of points.

#10 jlseal   ULTIMA RATIO REGUM CAGiversary!   691 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:23 AM

I use my discover. It used to be better because I could get $20 back just about every month. They raised the minimum up to $50, which is annoying, but I like it.
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#11 tholly   R.I.P. HD-DVD CAGiversary!   1162 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:13 AM

Amazon.com Visa Signature.

Used to be $25 Amazon.com GC every 2500 points, but with the move to signature account you can opt for other GCs, free flights, cash back etc.



Same here.

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#12 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8301 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:51 AM

Amazon card for me too, I'll probably still just get GCs with the new rewards, but now for 5,000 pts they'll just write you a $50 check, so I might use that reasonably often.

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#13 QiG   I'm all out of gum.. CAGiversary!   2866 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:31 AM

Not to be that guy, but just in case: Not carrying a balance on your CC > any rewards program out there. If you're putting monthly bills or gas/groceries and paying it off before they hit you with interest then you're good but never carry more than 30% of the credit limit because it's easy to get suckered into rewards programs and not realize you're paying more on interest than what you'd spend on the value of the reward.
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#14 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16442 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:47 PM

If you have a Costco membership, their AMEX is nice - 3% on gas, 2% on dining/travel, 1% on everything else - and you can shop there without carrying cash or using debit. But the cashback comes in Costco currency.

Alternately, I saw that Schwab and Fidelity have straight 2% cash back on everything Visa cards, if you link them with a brokerage account. If Bank of America ($250 check for every $25,000 spent!) starts charging me an annual fee for never carrying a balance, I'll probably switch over to that.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:50 PM

Amazon.com Visa Signature.

Used to be $25 Amazon.com GC every 2500 points, but with the move to signature account you can opt for other GCs, free flights, cash back etc.


+1

It's worth it with the amount of stuff I buy from Amazon.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:26 PM

Amazon.com Visa Signature.

Used to be $25 Amazon.com GC every 2500 points, but with the move to signature account you can opt for other GCs, free flights, cash back etc.

Same here.

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#17 seen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2503 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:27 PM

I'd say forget looking to whom offers the best rewards and see who offers the lowest APR!

#18 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8301 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

Lowest APR should definitely be the priority, especially if you know you're going to carry a balance. I always pay mine off so I never get charged for interest, but my Amazon card is at 13.24% which is pretty ridiculous if I carried a balance. Started around 16 or 17% IIRC, but went down steadily to 12.24% and they just jacked it up 1% for whatever reason, they just make this shit up.

I just use my card for everything for convenience so I just have that one bill every month that covers pretty much all my spending (besides rent and utilities). So the rewards are just a bonus.

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#19 nuugatman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:15 PM

I use this combo:

Charles Schwab Sinature Visa: 2% cash back on all purchases

Pentagon Federal Credit Union Platinum rewards: 5% cash back on gas, 2% on groceries (including wal-mart), and 1.25% on everything else.

I use the penfed card for gas and the schwab for everything else. This gets me about $570 a year. The schwab card is also nice because it has signature benefits, which includes extended warranties on your purchases.

#20 Fenrer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:51 PM

Citi Platinum dividends card not many great rewards out there these days. My first rewards card was an ebay one that gave you .01 for every dollar spent on it for ebay, no minium to redeem, but was discontinued and replaced with worthless world points. Then I switched to the Citi card since it was 1% back on everything and 5% on gas, groceries. Now it is only 2%. I've considered the Chase rewards visa, but that program was neutered too.

#21 Hostile   Dark Evangel CAGiversary!   3149 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:44 PM

A) I was wondering if anyone had any info on what card(s) has the best reward program or could link me to a site with said info?

B) I was wondering what cards you folks use?


There should be a pretty big credit card topic in CAG somewhere.

I personally use an Amazon.com Rewards Visa just because I'm used to it and not because I buy from Amazon a lot. I also have a HSBC Mastercard that I don't use anymore since getting the Visa but keep open because it helps my credit score... or that's what they tell me.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:53 AM

I've ditched all my credit cards a long time ago, only debit left. But I have seen the talk about the Amazon card and its reward program sounds good if you do a lot of shopping from them. I wonder if there is a Newegg card? http://releasebytes.net/smile

#23 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:40 PM

Amazon card for me too, I'll probably still just get GCs with the new rewards, but now for 5,000 pts they'll just write you a $50 check, so I might use that reasonably often.


Yeah, I'll probably just get the GCs too as I always apply them to my account and use them for books for my Kindle.

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#24 Number83   ¡oɹq 'ʎɹoʇs ןooɔ CAGiversary!   10372 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:43 PM

I use Discover Card. It has a lower APR than most CC's and Cash back is the best reward! It also had the option to change your cashback into gift cards. For example, you can get a $50 Gamestop Gift card for $40 of your cash back dollars.

I hear good things about the Amazon card too.

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#25 Apushmataha   Dragon's Crayon CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:50 PM

I have a Chase Freedom card. It's OK for rewards, I guess, but I wouldn't recommend it. I received notice a while back that they're tacking on a $30 annual fee for my card, so I'll most likely be canceling it in the near future. It might have something to do with the fact that I've never carried a balance on it since I got it about 2.5 years ago.
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#26 JolietJake   Banned Banned   20202 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:01 PM

Yeah i'm expecting citi to send me something about an annual fee too, since i never carry a balance. They' been doing it to a lot of citi customers.

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