Category Archives: Cash Back Cards

Year-End Credit Card Offers Checklist

ChecklistAs the end of the year approaches, so too does the end date for a number of credit card deals and offers. Have you taken advantage of all of the deals that are available to you?

Make sure you’re not leaving any money on the table and run through our checklist of credit card deals or benefits expiring soon, as well as a few reminders and tips that are especially relevant as the calendar year comes to a close.
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Rotating Quarterly Bonus Calendar 2016

2016 Cash Back Bonus CalendarChase Freedom, Discover it and Citi Dividend have recently released the details of their rotating 5% bonus categories for 2016. If you have one of these cards, you can now sign up for your first quarter bonus program. To help you plan out your spending, we’ve compiled the bonus categories across each of these cards into a single chart for ease of reference.

Cash Back Bonus Calendar 2016
As of Dec 16, only Citi Dividend has published its bonus categories for the entire year. Chase Freedom has released its categories through Q3 2016, while the Discover it card has only released its Q1 2016 categories.
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Chase Freedom: Get 10% Cash Back at Amazon, Zappos, Audible and

Chase Freedom 10% BackFrom November 23 through December 31, 2015, Chase Freedom cardmembers can get 10% cash back on up to $1,500 in spending at,, and

Chase Freedom cardmembers who have activated their bonus cash back categories for the quarter do not need any additional signup to take advantage of this promotion. Those who haven’t already activated for this quarter can activate their bonus cash back categories by December 14 to receive 10% total cash back from November 23 through December 31 at Amazon, Zappos, and Audible.
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FNBO BucksBack Visa Card – 2% Cash Back On All Purchases

FNBO BucksBack Visa CardFor a limited time, First National Bank of Omaha is offering its BucksBack Visa Card with an unlimited 2% cash back on all purchases with no annual fee and a low 11% variable APR. You must, however, apply by December 31, 2015 to receive this offer. Also, FNBO is currently only accepting applications from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas.
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The Best Gas Credit Cards

Gas Credit CardsWith the typical American household buying 1,200 gallons of gas per year, if we assume the cost of gas is $2.50 per gallon–a reasonable estimate of the current national average–that means that the average American household spends about $3,000 per year on gas alone. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get a discount on $3,000 of non-discretionary spending? In theory, it makes the idea of gas credit cards sound great.

Unfortunately, the reality is that most gas station branded credit cards have no signup bonuses, poor rewards and more restrictions, on top of having higher interest rates compared to more general purpose cash back cards. However, in this in-depth survey, we do find some good alternatives for those looking to save the most on their fuel expenses.
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What’s The Best Credit Card to Use at

Credit Card ShoppingAccording to research done by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, there are now about 40 million US Amazon Prime members in the U.S., who each spend about $1,500 a year on average. Visa cardholders, who represent about 15% of US customers, spend even more than Prime members, possibly encouraged by the 3% rebate they earn on purchases.

The question is–with all the money they spend, can Rewards Visa Card members do even better than 3%? In this post, we explore many alternatives that offer more cash back, including one that Amazon introduced just in the past week.
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Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard – Up to 1.8% Cash Back on All Purchases

Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCardCitizens Bank just announced a new cash back credit card that promises to earn up to 1.8% cash back on all purchases with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees.

The Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus™ World MasterCard® earns an unlimited 1.5% cash back rewards on all purchases. You’ll also earn a 10% Purchase Bonus on your cash back rewards when you make at least one purchase every month for six consecutive months or more, and another 10% Relationship Bonus when you directly deposit your rewards into a Citizens Bank personal checking, savings or money market account. When you take advantage of both the Purchase Bonus and the Relationship Bonus, your rebate effectively becomes boosted to about 1.8%.
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Priceline Visa Gets New Perks, Making Grandfathered 2% Version Even Better

Priceline Visa CardBarclays recently notified existing Priceline Visa cardholders that it would be adding a number of new benefits to the card. The new perks include bonus points back when redeeming for travel, no foreign transaction fees and more flexible redemption. What’s particularly interesting is that these new benefits are also being extended to those with the grandfathered 2%/5% version of the card, making the grandfathered version better than ever.
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