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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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#541
Citi forward card is the only card with 5% (5 points per dollar) for restaurant purchases?

Wondering if there are any other good ones out there I haven't found.
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#542
I just got a new Chase card, and I'm no longer going to use my old Chase Slate card. Should I cancel it, or just cut it up and forget about it? I've only used it a few times, and had it about 3-4 months.
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#543
I have a Citi Forward Student card, and the 0% APR ran up in June. Does anyone think it could be possible to try and get a new promo on that? Has anyone had a story like this where it did happen? They'll gladly give me 0% transfer balance, but that isn't useful to me. I've been with them a year, never missed a payment, and have been respectful of the credit line I have. I know I could just sign up for a new one, but I really don't want to do that. Don't really need two credit cards before 21!
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#544
Anyone know what the best card is for signup bonuses? Preferably no annual fee. I can't get a Chase card because I have an Amazon card and they don't like issuing two cards to own person (I've been denied like the past 4 times I've asked with all the reps saying "it looks here like you have an account with us already..."). If there's not a good one with a bonus, what's the best non-Chase cashback card? Citi Forward good?
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#545
Quote from SmokeMaxX View Post :
Anyone know what the best card is for signup bonuses? Preferably no annual fee. I can't get a Chase card because I have an Amazon card and they don't like issuing two cards to own person (I've been denied like the past 4 times I've asked with all the reps saying "it looks here like you have an account with us already..."). If there's not a good one with a bonus, what's the best non-Chase cashback card? Citi Forward good?
I've had four chase cards at a time . They lied to you.
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#546
Quote from vaultaddict View Post :
I've had four chase cards at a time . They lied to you.
I think it's a combination of it being my first credit card and my credit not being great because of all my med school loans. My credit now is ~720 according to credit karma, but I've only had a card with Amazon/Chase for about 8 months.
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#547
does anyone know if the Chase Sapphire Preferred card have different card #s for authorized users/add on cards?
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#548
Quote from mobilebuddha View Post :
does anyone know if the Chase Sapphire Preferred card have different card #s for authorized users/add on cards?
Same #.
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#549
Quote from lolreconlol View Post :
I just got a new Chase card, and I'm no longer going to use my old Chase Slate card. Should I cancel it, or just cut it up and forget about it? I've only used it a few times, and had it about 3-4 months.
If you're concerned with your credit, then just leave it outstanding as long as there is no charge. Then you will have a bigger credit limit (30% of your credit score) and longer credit history
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#550
Anyone ever have chase downgrade them before?

I just notice after a year they downgraded me. They sent me a new card with out me asking the chase Freedom but I used to be Chase Sig.. What the hell.. I am guessing they did this because that card is for people spending 50K+ on thier cards but I was only spending about 10k a year on it.
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#551
The Penfed Platinum Rewards Credit Card is clearly the best rewards credit card, period. No annual fee, low 9.99% APR, and best rewards where 1 point = $1 cash back via Visa Gift Card.

5% on gas, 3% on supermarket, 1% on everything else. If you can find another rewards card that offers this much back ALL YEAR ROUND without any minimum amounts to obtain prior, please let me know. Stop wasting your time with other credit cards that offer less...
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#552
What's the best CC for %cashback with no limit on how much cashback you can receive? TIA and will REP for good answer!
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#553
Quote from paz155aces View Post :
The Penfed Platinum Rewards Credit Card is clearly the best rewards credit card, period. No annual fee, low 9.99% APR, and best rewards where 1 point = $1 cash back via Visa Gift Card.

5% on gas, 3% on supermarket, 1% on everything else. If you can find another rewards card that offers this much back ALL YEAR ROUND without any minimum amounts to obtain prior, please let me know. Stop wasting your time with other credit cards that offer less...
I've seen people talk about getting better than 2 cents/point on programs like Chase Rewards (which would translate to >2%), but all I've seen is for specific products/services that I might not necessarily want. This does seem like a pretty sweet deal though... are there limits?
Quote from MrDaytona View Post :
What's the best CC for %cashback with no limit on how much cashback you can receive? TIA and will REP for good answer!
What about the PenFed card mentioned directly before your post?
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#554
Quote from tadc View Post :
I've seen people talk about getting better than 2 cents/point on programs like Chase Rewards (which would translate to >2%), but all I've seen is for specific products/services that I might not necessarily want. This does seem like a pretty sweet deal though... are there limits?

What about the PenFed card mentioned directly before your post?
Is 1% cashback on any purchase the best available? Also, does that card have a cap on how much cashback you can earn annually?
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#555
Fiancee and I are going to be spending about $4,000- $5,000 in the next 3 months or so for cruise/wedding expenses. What are the cards we should be opening up. Right now it looks like the best option is for us to both open up the Rapid Rewards Card, for 50k points eah minus $69/99 annual fee. Is this the best option or are we missing something? Thanks.

P.S. 110k companion pass option is not really in play because we would never spend $10k to get the extra 10k points needed and we won't be flying a lot anytime soon so it wouldn't be worthwhile
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