Category Archives: Cash Back Cards

PenFed Defender American Express Card: 1.5% Cash Back with No Fees

PenFed Defender Cash Rewards AmexThe brand new PenFed Defender American Express Card presents an excellent value in a simple package, offering 1.5% cash back on every purchase with absolutely no fees and no penalty APR. There are no tiers, caps or limits to the amount of cash cardholders can earn and cash back is credited automatically as a statement credit to the account each month. There is one catch, however: you (or your co-applicant) must be in or retired from military service, the Reserves, or the National Guard to qualify.
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US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card: 5% Cash Back in Categories You Choose

US Bank Cash Plus Credit CardUS Bank has introduced a cash back credit card with rotating quarterly bonus categories, but added a twist. The new US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card allows you to choose two categories from a list each quarter where your spending will earn 5% cash back. You’ll also be able to choose either gas, groceries or drug store spending to earn 2% cash back. Your 5% and 2% choices can be changed each quarter, while all other purchases will earn 1% cash back.
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The Best Cash Back Credit Cards – 2012

What are the best cash back credit cards?Looking to find the best cash back credit cards on the market today? You’ve come to the right place.

This is the most complete, unbiased review of cards that you’ll find anywhere. While the list remains largely similar to last year’s, there are some changes. A few cards have changed their terms, resulting in their being cut from the list, while a few new offers have popped onto the scene. One thing you’ll find in common for all of the cards that made the list–none of them have an annual fee. Read on to get all the details.

Note: This list only includes personal cash back credit cards. As I mention in this post, small businesses should strongly favor a rewards credit card over a cash back card.
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Discover More Card: 0% for 12 Months, No Balance Transfer Fees is Back

Discover More: 0% for 12 Months, No Balance Transfer FeesFor a limited time, Discover has brought back a popular promo: get 0% APR on both purchases and balance transfers for 12 months with no balance transfer fees.

As usual, the card also offers up to 5% cash back in categories that rotate quarterly and comes with no annual fee.

Update 3/1: This offer has expired.

However, the Slate from Chase card, with 0% for 15 months with no balance transfer fees, is still valid.

For more info or to apply, see this link:
Discover┬« More Card – $0 Balance Transfer Fee

PenFed to Downgrade Its Cash Back Visa, Introduces New Platinum Rewards Card

PenFed Platinum VisaSometimes the credit card gods give and sometimes they take away. PenFed recently decided to do a little of both to its Platinum Visa card. Continuing a trend that it started a few years ago, PenFed has announced that it will decrease the rewards on its Platinum Visa Cash Rewards card. While gas purchases will continue to earn 5% cash back, all other purchases will only earn a 0.25% cash rebate, down from its current 1%. This change is effective February 1, 2012. At the same time, the regular purchase APR will be reduced from its current 13.99% to 9.99%.
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Sallie Mae Visa Signature Card Review: 2% Cash Back Credit Card?

Sallie Mae Visa Signature CardIn spite of its name, the Sallie Mae Visa Signature Card is available to everyone, not just those who may have a Sallie Mae loan. The card offers 2 points for every dollar spent with no limit to the number of points you can earn. You’ll also receive an intro 0% APR on balance transfers for 12 months (with a 5% uncapped fee) and 10,000 bonus points after spending $500 within your first 90 days of opening an account.
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