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Southwest Rapid RewardsĀ® Plus Credit Card

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Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$69

Bonus Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

Applies only to tickets purchased directly from Southwest. Other airfare earns 1X.

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Estimated Rewards Value: 4.2%
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Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Cable / Internet / VOIP Phone
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Cellular Phone Service
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
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Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
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Estimated Rewards Value: 1.4%
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  • Lowest annual fee of any of the Southwest credit cards.
  • Cardmember anniversary bonus and EarlyBird Check-In more than offset the card's annual fee.
  • Solid travel and purchase protections.

Pros

  • Two Early-Bird Check-Ins each year
  • 3,000 bonus points every account anniversary
  • Lowest annual fee of any Southwest credit cards

Cons

  • Bonus Spending categories could be better
  • This card does have foreign transaction fees on overseas purchases, unlike the Southwest Premier and Priority credit cards
Annual Fee: $69
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
3%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.014

When used on Wanna Get Away fares, 1.3 cents is the approximate value you get. On certain international routeswith high taxes, however, you may be able to yield close to 2 cents. Those are the exceptions to the rule, though, so I peg the value at 1.4 cents.

APR: 21.49%-28.49% (Variable)
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Southwest Rapid RewardsĀ® Premier Credit Card

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Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$99

Bonus Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

Applies only to tickets purchased directly from Southwest. Other airfare earns 1X.

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Airfare
Estimated Rewards Value: 4.2%
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Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Cable / Internet / VOIP Phone
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Cellular Phone Service
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
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Estimated Rewards Value: 1.4%
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  • Get Southwest-specific benefits like EarlyBird Check-Ins and 25% back on inflight purchases.
  • The reasonable annual fee is almost fully offset by cardmember anniversary bonus points.
  • Earn points toward the Southwest Companion Pass and Tier-Qualifying Points toward A-List Status and A-List Preferred Status.

Pros

  • Two Early-Bird Check-Ins each year
  • 6,000 bonus points every account anniversary
  • Solid spending category bonus

Cons

  • Rapid Rewards points aren't valuable for anything other than flying Southwest.
  • The Southwest Priority Credit Card is likely a better fit for frequent Southwest flyers.
Annual Fee: $99
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
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Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.014

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APR: 21.49%-28.49% (Variable)
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Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$149

Bonus Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

Applies only to tickets purchased directly from Southwest. Other airfare earns 1X.

3x
Airfare
Estimated Rewards Value: 4.2%
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Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Cable / Internet / VOIP Phone
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
2x
Cellular Phone Service
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
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Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 2.8%
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  • Excellent Southwest-specific perks - including an annual travel credit and bonus points every cardmember anniversary.
  • Earn points toward Southwest Companion Pass and Tier Qualifying Points toward A-List and A-List Preferred Status.
  • Solid purchase and travel protections.

Pros

  • $75 Southwest annual travel credit
  • 7,500 bonus points each cardmember anniversary (worth $105)
  • Four Upgraded Boarding passes each year

Cons

  • $149 annual fee is the highest annual fee of any personal Southwest credit card.
  • Rapid Rewards points are only really valuable for Southwest award flights.
Annual Fee: $149
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
0%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.014

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APR: 21.49%-28.49% (Variable)
Balance
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Editor: Dave Grossman
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Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$95

Bonus Offer

60,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $4,000 in 3 months. This is worth at least $750 towards travel!

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

Earn this multiplier when you purchase via the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal. If you purchase any other way, you will earn 2X points.

5x
Airfare
Estimated Rewards Value: 8.75%

Earn this multiplier when you purchase via the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal. If you purchase any other way, you will earn 2X points.

5x
Car Rentals
Estimated Rewards Value: 8.75%

Earn this multiplier when you purchase via the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal. If you purchase any other way, you will earn 2X points.

5x
Hotels
Estimated Rewards Value: 8.75%
3x
Dining Out / Food Delivery
Estimated Rewards Value: 5.25%
3x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 5.25%
2x
Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.5%
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Cruises
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.5%
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  • Earns valuable and highly flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
  • Extensive travel protections -- including lost luggage insurance and a damage waiver on rental cars.
  • 3X points on dining means you can rack up points quickly!

Pros

  • You can offset the annual fee by more than half with the $50 annual credit on hotel stays purchased through the Chase travel portal.
  • Earns valuable and highly flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
  • Extensive travel protections -- including lost luggage insurance and a damage waiver on rental cars.

Cons

  • A low earning rate of 1x points per dollar on other purchases keeps it from being an ideal everyday spending card.
  • High credit scores required for account opening.
  • Lack of travel benefits like a Global Entry application fee credit.
Annual Fee: $95
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
0%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.01-$0.0175

The Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, and Ink Preferred all have the ability to transfer to airline and hotel partners. We use an average value that you can expect to get by utilizing your points for these transfer partners. If you do not have at least one of these cards, Ultimate Rewards are worth exactly 1 cent per point. Also keep in mind that when you redeem your points, you can elect to book travel through the Ultimate Rewards portal where the Sapphire Preferred and Ink Preferred have a point value of 1.25 cents per point and the Sapphire Reserve has points worth 1.5 cents each. You can move points freely between your Ultimate Rewards cards, i.e. from a Chase Freedom Unlimited to a Chase Sapphire Reserve. You can also read our Guide to Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

APR: 21.49%-28.49% (Variable)
Balance
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Editor: Dave Grossman
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IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card

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Min Credit Score:
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Annual Fee:
$0

Bonus Offer

Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months from account opening.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

At IHG brand hotels and resorts booked directly; otherwise earn 2X.

5x
Hotels
Estimated Rewards Value: 2%
3x
Cable / Internet / VOIP Phone
Estimated Rewards Value: 1.2%
3x
Gas Stations
Estimated Rewards Value: 1.2%
3x
Cellular Phone Service
Estimated Rewards Value: 1.2%
3x
Dining Out / Food Delivery
Estimated Rewards Value: 1.2%
3x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 1.2%
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Estimated Rewards Value: 0.8%
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  • Despite no annual fee, get IHG Silver Elite and a fourth reward night free on rewards of 4 or more consecutive nights
  • Earn bonus points at IHG hotels and resorts, at gas stations, streaming services, and more
  • Get solid purchase and travel protections

Pros

  • Get a fourth night free on all reward night stays of 4+ nights.
  • No annual fee.
  • Solid sign up bonus points, especially for a no annual fee card.

Cons

  • Doesn't come with a free night award, like the IHG Premier Card
  • Complimentary Silver Elite status doesn't offer many perks
Annual Fee: $0
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
0%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.004

IHG, home of hotel brands like Intercontinental and Holiday Inn, generally provide about four tenths of a cent in value, following a 2021 devaluation and move to fully dynamic award pricing. I'll redeem when I can get more than that. While you can transfer from Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG, you really never should as you are cutting the value in half as they transfer 1:1. There is no cap on any hotel rates in points like with Hilton. If you have an IHG Premier or Business Premier credit card, you'll get the 4th night free on rewards which can add significant value.

APR: 21.49%-28.49% (Variable)
Balance
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Editor: Dave Grossman
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The Blue BusinessĀ® Plus Credit Card from American Express

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Min Credit Score:
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Bonus Offer

Earn 15,000 Membership RewardsĀ® points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

2x
Airfare
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Car Rentals
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Cable / Internet / VOIP Phone
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Costco
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Gas Stations
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Cellular Phone Service
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Dining Out / Food Delivery
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Hotels
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Lyft
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Office Supplies
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Shipping
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Single Charges over $5,000
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Groceries
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Cruises
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Drugstores
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Gym Memberships
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Advertising (Online / TV / Radio)
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Entertainment (Concerts / Shows / Movies)
Estimated Rewards Value: 3.4%
2x
Advertising on Search Engines and Social Media
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  • 2x points rewards rate on all eligible purchases (up to the first $50,000 spent per calendar year)
  • No annual fee; plus, add employee cards for no additional cost
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for the first 12 months of account opening

Pros

  • No annual fee, making the Blue Business Plus a great starter card for new or small business owners
  • Earn 2x Membership Rewards points on all purchases (capped at the first $50,000 in a year)
  • Business expense management tools and expanded buying power ability

Cons

  • The 2x earning rate is capped at $50,000 per year
  • Charges a foreign transaction fee
Annual Fee: $0
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Transaction Fee:
2.7%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.017

Instant Transfers as well as solid transfer partners. The value would go up if they had any hotel partners with a fair exchange rate. ANA (an exception to instant transfers), Virgin, Air Canada and Avianca are top airline partners for maximizing your points. They can also transfer to Delta if you wish and while the rates aren't ideal, they can transfer to Marriott and Hilton as well.Ā  ANA provides almost unbeatable value for booking a Round the World flight all in Business Class. The stated value also assumes you will take advantage of transfer partners rather than book via their booking portal, where they are only worth between 1 and 1.5 cents. We've also created a Guide to American Express Membership Rewards.

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Blue Cash PreferredĀ® Card from American Express

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Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$0 Introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $95 (Rates and fees)

Bonus Offer

Earn a $250 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months. Terms apply.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

At U.S. Supermarkets. * American Express defines aĀ supermarket as offering a wide variety of food and household products such as meat, fresh produce, dairy, canned and packaged goods, household cleaners, pharmacy products and pet supplies. (Superstores, convenience stores and warehouse clubs are NOT considered supermarkets.)

6x
Groceries
Estimated Rewards Value: 6%

On select U.S. Streaming Services

6x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 6%
3x
Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 3%

At U.S. Gas Stations

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Gas Stations
Estimated Rewards Value: 3%
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  • Earn 6% cash back at U.S. supermarket purchases (up to the first $6,000 spent; then 1% cash back). If maximized, you could earn an outstanding $360 in cash back per year from U.S. supermarkets alone!
  • Other important cash back bonus categories, such as 6% on select U.S. streaming services, 3% on transit and at U.S. gas stations; and 1% on all other eligible purchases.
  • No annual fee for the first year of account opening; then $95 every year after (see rates & fees)

Pros

  • Industry-leading 6% cash back rate for U.S. supermarket spending (up to the first $6,000 per year) and select U.S. streaming subscriptions
  • Monthly statement credits for The Disney Bundle and Equinox+ that could potentially save you hundreds of dollars per year
  • 0% intro APR for purchases and balance transfers during the first 12 months of account opening (See "Key Facts" and rates & fees for details)

Cons

  • Charges a $95 annual fee every year after the $0 intro annual fee
  • This card's foreign transaction fee clocks in at 2.7%
  • Blue Cash reward dollars are limited to cash back redemptions
Annual Fee: $0 Introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $95
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Transaction Fee:
2.7%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.01

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APR: 0 % Intro APR (on purchases for 12 months, 19.24%-29.99% thereafter)
APR: 0% Intro APR (on balance transfers for 12 months, 19.24%-29.99% thereafter)
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Citi Custom Cashā„  Card

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Min Credit Score:
Fair (580-669) *
Annual Fee:
$0

Bonus Offer

$200 in the form of 20,000 bonus ThankYou points when you spend $1,500 within 6 months

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

5x
Airfare
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Transit
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Car Rentals
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
5x
Gas Stations
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
5x
Dining Out / Food Delivery
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Hotels
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Gym Memberships
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Drugstores
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
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  • The Citi Custom Cash rewards you with 5% cash back on your top spending category each month, on up to $500, from a broad range of selected categories.
  • The only credit card to offer 5% on home improvement stores.
  • The Citi Custom Cash card pairs well with a Citi Double Cash card, Citi Premier, or both!

Pros

  • 5% is the highest possible reward for many of the Custom Cash Card's bonus categories
  • No annual fee
  • Includes very rare bonus categories, like home improvement stores

Cons

  • With the Citi Custom Cash, your 5X earnings are capped at $500 per statement cycle on your top spend category each billing period
  • Has a fairly low bonus offer, although not too bad for a no-annual fee credit card
  • Charges a foreign transaction fee
Annual Fee: $0
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Transaction Fee:
3%
Min Credit
Score:
Fair (580-669) *
Point
Value:
$0.01-$0.016

If you have a Citi Premier card or a legacy Citi Prestige card, you can transfer your points to Citi's full range of airline and hotel partners. Other ThankYou points-earning cards can be pooled with your Premier or Prestige to unlock airline and hotel program transfers. We calculate that you can get an average of 1.6 cents per point when redeeming this way. If you have any other Citi ThankYou point cards and do not have a Premier or Prestige, then your ThankYou points are worth 1 cent each.

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Last Updated: December 1, 2023
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Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card

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(4.1) Our Review

Our ratings are determined by the authors and editors on our team. Each individual card feature is compared against all other cards we offer and the total score is an average of those 4 ratings.

Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$0

Bonus Offer

Earn a one-time $200 cash bonus after you spend $500 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

Only earns 5% when booked via Capital One Travel; else 1%

5x
Car Rentals
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%

Only earns 5% when booked via Capital One Travel; else 1%

5x
Hotels
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
3x
Dining Out / Food Delivery
Estimated Rewards Value: 3%
3x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 3%
3x
Entertainment (Concerts / Shows / Movies)
Estimated Rewards Value: 3%
3x
Groceries
Estimated Rewards Value: 3%
1x
Everything Else
Estimated Rewards Value: 1%
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  • No annual fee
  • Earn 3% cash rewards on popular categories
  • No foreign transaction fee

Pros

  • No annual fee
  • Earns 3% back on dining and at grocery stores
  • Excellent Intro 0% APR offers

Cons

  • Only earns 1% cash back on non-bonus categories
  • Does not come with any fancy benefits like airport lounge access
  • Must book via Capital One Travel to get 5% cash back on hotels and rental cars
Annual Fee: $0
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
0%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.01

When a card earns cash back, it has a value in our calculator of $0.01, just as you'd expect! šŸ˜‰

APR: 0 % Intro APR (on purchases for 15 months, 19.99%-29.99% thereafter)
APR: 0% Intro APR (on balance transfers for 15 months, 19.99%-29.99% thereafter)
Balance
transfer fees:
3% for the first 15 months or at a promotional APR that Capital One may offer you at any other time. No fee for amounts transferred at the Transfer APR
Author: Dave Grossman
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Last Updated: December 1, 2023
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Instacart MastercardĀ® Credit Card

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(2.9) Our Review

Our ratings are determined by the authors and editors on our team. Each individual card feature is compared against all other cards we offer and the total score is an average of those 4 ratings.

Min Credit Score:
Good (670-739) *
Annual Fee:
$0

Bonus Offer

Get a free year of Instacart+ and a $100 Instacart credit automatically upon approval. Membership auto-renews. Terms apply.

Bonus points for spend in the following bonus categories:

Only on purchases made through the Chase Travel Center. 1X otherwise

5x
Airfare
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%

Only on purchases made through the Chase Travel Center. 1X otherwise

5x
Hotels
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%

Only on purchases made through the Chase Travel Center. 1X otherwise

5x
Car Rentals
Estimated Rewards Value: 5%
2x
Gas Stations
Estimated Rewards Value: 2%
2x
Dining Out / Food Delivery
Estimated Rewards Value: 2%
2x
Streaming Services
Estimated Rewards Value: 2%
1x
Everything Else
Estimated Rewards Value: 1%
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  • 5% cash back for Instacart purchases made through the Instacart app or at Instacart.com

Pros

  • 5% cash back for Instacart purchases made through the Instacart app or at Instacart.com

Cons

  • Aside from Instacart purchases specifically, you can do better with other cards for the remainder of your spend
Annual Fee: $0
Foreign
Transaction Fee:
0%
Min Credit
Score:
Good (670-739) *
Point
Value:
$0.01

When a card earns cash back, it has a value in our calculator of $0.01, just as you'd expect! šŸ˜‰

APR: 20.24%-28.99% (Variable)
Balance
transfer fees:
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater.
Author: Dave Grossman
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Last Updated: December 1, 2023
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Annual fee
$0
Point value
$0.01
Best Multiplier
5x Amazon / Whole Foods
5x Airfare
+ 6 more
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Annual fee
$395
Point value
$0.016
Best Multiplier
10x Car Rentals
10x Hotels
+ 2 more
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Annual fee
$150
Point value
$0.005
Best Multiplier
12x Hotels
6x Gas Stations
+ 4 more
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Annual fee
$95
Point value
$0.005
Best Multiplier
12x Hotels
6x Airfare
+ 6 more
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CitiĀ® Diamond PreferredĀ® Credit Card

Annual fee
$0
Point value
$0.01
Best Multiplier
0x Everything Else
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Annual fee
$0
Point value
$0.012
Best Multiplier
2x Airfare
2x Transit
+ 4 more
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Annual fee
$250
Point value
$0.017
Best Multiplier
4x Groceries
4x Dining Out / Food Delivery
+ 2 more
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Annual fee
$250
Point value
$0.01
Best Multiplier
1.5x Everything Else
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Annual fee
$0
Point value
$0.01
Best Multiplier
6x Groceries
6x Streaming Services
+ 3 more
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Citi Custom Cashā„  Card

Annual fee
$0
Point value
$0.01 -
$0.016
Best Multiplier
5x Airfare
5x Transit
+ 10 more

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