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thelnel52 2,440 February 12, 2010 at 01:22 PM
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BALANCE TRANSFER CARDS
Card Name Duration of 0% Fee Cap Link
Virgin America Visa Signature Card 6 months 3% $50 Link [virginamericavisa.com]
Escape by Discover Card 6 months 3% Uncapped Link [creditkarma.com]
Discover More Card 18 months 4% Uncapped Link [creditkarma.com]
Citi Forward Card 12 months 3% Uncapped Link [citicards.com]
HSBC GM Flexible Earnings Card 12 months 3% Uncapped Link [hsbcapply.com]
Barclays Coast to Coast 12 months 3% $75 Link [coastresortscard.com]
Chase Freedom MC 12 months 5% Uncapped Link
Chase Freedom Visa 12 months 5% Uncapped Link
Slate from Chase Visa 15 months 3% Uncapped Link



LOW APR CARDS
Card Name Duration of 0% APR Regular APR Link
Escape by Discover Card 6 months 10.99-15.99% variable** Link [creditkarma.com]
Miles by Discover Card 6 months 10.99-15.99% variable** Link [creditkarma.com]
Chase Freedom MC 6 months 12.99-22.99% variable** Link
Chase Freedom Visa 6 months 12.99-22.99% variable** Link
TrueEarnings Card from Costco and American Express 6 months 15.24% (prime rate + 11.99%) Link [americanexpress.com]
Citi Forward Card 7 months 12.99-19.99% variable Link [citiforward.com]
Discover Student Card 9 months 12.99-19.99% variable Link [creditkarma.com]
Discover Open Road Card 12 months 11.99-19.99% variable** Link [creditkarma.com]
Capital One Orbitz Visa Platinum 12 months (March 2012) 13.9-19.9% variable Link [capitalone.com]
Citi Platinum Select MasterCard 12 months 11.99-19.99** Link [citicards.com]
Slate from Chase 15 months 11.99-21.99% variable** Link
** APR depends on credit score


HIGH REWARDS

Card Name Rewards Link
Discover Student Card 5% CB on certain categories (rotates monthly, must manually sign up online); .25% CB on everything else, 1% when you reach $3000 Link [creditkarma.com]
Citi Forward Card Points redeemable for gift cards; 5 points/dollar for entertainment, 1 point/dollar for other purchases, 6000 points for spending $250 within first 3 months Link [citiforward.com]
AmEx Plum Card 1.5% discount for prompt payment OR 2 months with no interest Link
Discover More Card 5% CB on certain categories (rotates monthly, must manually sign up online); .25% CB on everything else, 1% when you reach $3000 Link [creditkarma.com]
AmEx Blue Card 3% cash back at supermarkets, 2% cash back at gas stations and department stores and 1% cash back on all other eligible purchases Link
Penfed Visa Platinum Cashback Rewards 5% on gas, 1% on everything else; must be Penfed member; second card on list Link [penfed.org]
Associated Bank Visa Signature Rewards Card 1% CB on everything, 1 point per dollar, 3 points per dollar on groceries, gas, drugstores Link [associatedbank.com]

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#31
This thread's missing the best high-rewards college student card. Citi MTVu [citicards.com]. No annual fee, thank you points rewards, 5 points/$ for restaurants, bookstores, music stores, anything MTV related, movies, and video rentals. Plus, extra points for paying on time and getting good grades. 2000 points for straight As each semester!

My fiancee's had this card since college. It's amazing if you eat out once or twice a week. Pay off your credit card in full on time, and it's like having a 5% coupon every time you eat. Ridiculous.
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#32
Quote from Sportsaholic View Post :
Any one know if Schwab brokerage one account offers free transfer of funds to an external account like ING?
Yes they do. It's called Moneylink. Works well, I am very, very satisfied with my SchwabOne/HY Investor Checking/2% Investfirst.
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Yes they do. It's called Moneylink. Works well, I am very, very satisfied with my SchwabOne/HY Investor Checking/2% Investfirst.
thanks, repped.
Just got approved for their credit card and now gotta open a bank account.
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Quote from bonkman View Post :
This thread's missing the best high-rewards college student card. Citi MTVu [citicards.com]. No annual fee, thank you points rewards, 5 points/$ for restaurants, bookstores, music stores, anything MTV related, movies, and video rentals. Plus, extra points for paying on time and getting good grades. 2000 points for straight As each semester!

My fiancee's had this card since college. It's amazing if you eat out once or twice a week. Pay off your credit card in full on time, and it's like having a 5% coupon every time you eat. Ridiculous.
that's almost similar to Citi forward. And citi forward is much better card because it gives you 11000 points as opening bonus + signing up for ebill.
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Quote from bonkman View Post :
This thread's missing the best high-rewards college student card. Citi MTVu [citicards.com]. No annual fee, thank you points rewards, 5 points/$ for restaurants, bookstores, music stores, anything MTV related, movies, and video rentals. Plus, extra points for paying on time and getting good grades. 2000 points for straight As each semester!

My fiancee's had this card since college. It's amazing if you eat out once or twice a week. Pay off your credit card in full on time, and it's like having a 5% coupon every time you eat. Ridiculous.
that sucks -- you have to be college student to get the card Frown
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#36
thanks for the info.... but can you make a page like the 2009 Black friday product page? Looking at a long list of things where you can't order it based on whatever you are interested in is a real pain these days.

I wouldn't mind if slickdeals got money for people who signup from them either. As long as the info stays unbiased.
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sdslick- I'll work on putting everything into a (unfortunately) non-sortable table... It's not perfect, but hopefully it will be easier for you guys to read.
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#38
Mint.com is one of the greatest sites I have come across in a long time; there should be a separate vault thread on it. But for the issue at hand, mint.com has a "ways to save" section, where it will find the best credit card for you, based on your spending (that it extracts automatically), whether or not you pay off your cards every month, and your credit score. Also gives you filters on the side for reward type, APR, etc...

The ones that have been turning up on top for me are:
Blue Cash® from American Express
Escape by Discover® Card
Chase Freedom℠
Discover® More Card with $50 Cash Back Bonus

Hope this helps someone!
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#39
Citi Platinum Select MasterCard

Got 7 (months) 0% On Purchase wanted 12month.
$4000 (limit)

Blah!
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#40
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Citi Platinum Select MasterCard

Got 7 (months) 0% On Purchase wanted 12month.
$4000 (limit)

Blah!
Dang, that's the one I was hoping to apply for and transfer $7000 to for 12 months... Did they tell you the amount you were approved for before you enter your transfer account info?
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#41
On Friday my Marriott credit card (visa I think) showed a $30 annual fee. I very nicely asked them to remove it. They told me they could not. So I closed it...

And today I applied for a Hilton Visa.

http://hhonorscard.com/us/cards/c...n/home.jsp

15,000 Hilton HHonors® bonus points after making $150 in purchases within 2 months of account opening.

3 Hilton HHonors bonus points for each $1 spent at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations.

No annual fee
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#42
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Dang, that's the one I was hoping to apply for and transfer $7000 to for 12 months... Did they tell you the amount you were approved for before you enter your transfer account info?
Don't apply. I have no clue about balance transfer account info. I didn't know. I was just looking for doing purchases no balance transfers. I don't think they are will give you 12k limit. My credit score is around 750 range (just that you have an idea).
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#43
I applied today for the Citi Platinum Select MasterCard. After filling out info, it took about 1 min. and then said I was approved. $6300 limit and 0% balance transfer for 12 months. 3 % transfer fee will save me a lot to pay it off interest free this year and then I will be debt free!! Last time I saw my credit score was just over 700. Hope this helps.
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#44
I currently have a BofA Visa Financial Rewards Platinum Plus card, was wondering if there are any other Visa cards I can "upgrade" to that has a better cash back policy or perks. I don't want to open a new card for 2 reasons, this is the oldest CC and I already have too many CCs and don't want to add more to keep track of. Thanks
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#45
Quote from rebat View Post :
I currently have a BofA Visa Financial Rewards Platinum Plus card, was wondering if there are any other Visa cards I can "upgrade" to that has a better cash back policy or perks. I don't want to open a new card for 2 reasons, this is the oldest CC and I already have too many CCs and don't want to add more to keep track of. Thanks
I'm confused on what you are saying. You are looking for a new card and dont want to open a new card.
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