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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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Last Edited by 1dash1 August 24, 2016 at 03:43 PM
We have created this wiki as a place for users to insert suggestions for new cards, or to request that cards linked in the original thread should be taken down. We will edit the first post AT LEAST every other week, probably much more frequently.

Citibank Double Cash MasterCard - 2% cash back (1% when you buy, 1% when you pay). No caps, no annual fee. Only real snag is that the DO have Foreign Transaction Fees.

NerdWallet has a decent lookup [nerdwallet.com] that lets you choose the type of card and filter by credit rating and features. Worth checking for current info, that's where I saw the above:

icardbonus.com has probably the most complete, although a bit outdated collection of credit card sign-up bonuses, grouped into personal, business, student and travel categories.

The credit card rewards calculator at creditcardtuneup.com will calculate expected annual rewards for your entered spending profile for many cards. It also calculates the best combinations of cards for your spending pattern.

CardHub offers up-to-date summaries of credit card offers:
http://www.cardhub.com/best-credit-card-deals/

Just a note, Discover 5% cash back is on rotating categories, might confuse some...
***9/05/13 Penfed sent notices to change 5% to 3% and add $25 annual fee if not combined with another qualifying penfed product****

A fairly up-to-date list of 0% no-fee cards is available at zeropercentbalance.com [zeropercentbalance.com]

The Penfed Visa Platinum Cashback Rewards card is only .25% on everything else but still is 5% on gas.

The latest version of the Discover It Card has no signup bonus****, but many pluses (review linky [dailymarkets.com]):
o You no longer only get 0.25% on 1st $3K spent as w/regular Discover. It's 1%.
o No annual fee
o And you get a different phone # w/quick access to U.S. agents.


****I just got the Discover It card, and if you know someone that has a discover card, a referral gives $50 to the both parties (referrer and referee). Referrer: After signup. Referee: After 1st purchase within 3 months.
OR: link to get a $75 Amazon Gift Card with first purchase within 3 months. Linky [discovercard.com] --moosepigeon

Chase Sapphire Reserve [link to offer] [chase.com]
- 100K points for $4,000 spend in first 3 months
- $300 travel credit
- $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre?
- Complimentary Priority Pass(TM) Select membership (access to airport lounges)
- $450 annual fee not waived
- Each additional user costs another $75
Reviews of 100K offer:
http://thepointsguy.com/2016/08/c...e-reserve/
http://time.com/money/4461137/cha...edit-card/

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Quote from omghaxcode View Post :
which one? Venture One, Cash Rewards, or another?

Also, will I get approved? I put about 2k through my Chase Freedom a month for 13 months but limit is only $1,700 after being raised from $1,200 a few months ago. I'm constantly spending $200, paying it off and repeating so that's kinda why I want this card.

No car payments, loans, etc. Other than my apartment checks, not much credit.
I'd say the Cash Rewards card because, you know, eff annual fees.

The rewards aren't worth much, I only use mine for international charges.
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I'd say the Cash Rewards card because, you know, eff annual fees.

The rewards aren't worth much, I only use mine for international charges.
The Venture One card doesn't have a fee, just the Venture card I think.
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Quote from omghaxcode View Post :
The Venture One card doesn't have a fee, just the Venture card I think.
right but Venture has a lower reward rate.
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right but Venture has a lower reward rate.
noted, thanks a lot
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right but Venture has a lower reward rate.
I just took a look at the Capital One Cash rewards card and it claims I must have this history if I'm likely to be accepted:

"I have had a loan or credit card for 3 years or more with a credit limit above $5,000"

Is it possible I'll be accepted at $1,700 limit for just over 1 year? If it's highly unlikely I don't think I'll bother.
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Quote from omghaxcode View Post :
I just took a look at the Capital One Cash rewards card and it claims I must have this history if I'm likely to be accepted:

"I have had a loan or credit card for 3 years or more with a credit limit above $5,000"

Is it possible I'll be accepted at $1,700 limit for just over 1 year? If it's highly unlikely I don't think I'll bother.
Hard to say. If you aren't approved for *that* card, they will likely offer you *some* card. If I'm not mistaken all CO cards have no Foreign Transaction fee, so you could use it for foreign purchases until your credit is good enough to convert to a rewards card.
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Other than foreign transaction fee, what do you think of:

https://www.usbank.com/credit-car...ature.html

Why isn't this card talked about more? It seems to me that it's better than Chase Freedom because you can select the 5% categories.
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Quote from omghaxcode View Post :
Other than foreign transaction fee, what do you think of:

https://www.usbank.com/credit-car...ature.html

Why isn't this card talked about more? It seems to me that it's better than Chase Freedom because you can select the 5% categories.
Seems interesting.

Maybe because you have to apply in-branch?

I can't seem to find any info about annual fee. Is there one?
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Seems interesting.

Maybe because you have to apply in-branch?

I can't seem to find any info about annual fee. Is there one?
No annual fee. Looks like a great card so I applied for that one and got it with a $7,500 limit. My GF is applying for the Capital One card so I can get 5% cash back on the $2,500 of plane tickets and we can use the foreign transaction card abroad. Thanks

**Also, if people are interested, all I had to do was call a US Bank branch and they applied for it over the phone. I have no history with them so I see this as a GREAT supplement for Chase Freedom because you get 5% cash back on gas with Chase (6/12 months a year) and other great perks on this card for other places.
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My Sapphire Preferred renewal comes up in March and I'm wondering if it's worth it to pay the fee ($95/yr) or if I should downgrade to the (free) regular Sapphire or migrate to the Freedom.

Most paid cards have some sort of annual incentive to keep you (e.g. my Delta Amex gives me a companion pass every renewal), it doesn't look like the Sapphire Preferred offers anything.
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Didn't see Navy Federal Credit Union mentioned here: www.nfcu.org.

They have a 0% APR BT for a year with no balance transfer fee deal going on right now. Deal expires at the end of February.
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Why isn't the Fidelity Amex listed under the "High Rewards" category. It gives 2% cash back on everything with no caps.

http://personal.fidelity.com/prod...owcard=all
Seconded.
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Didn't see Navy Federal Credit Union mentioned here: www.nfcu.org.

They have a 0% APR BT for a year with no balance transfer fee deal going on right now. Deal expires at the end of February.
DCU (Digital Federal Credit Union) also offer many low APR cards with very high starting credit limits.
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Didn't see Navy Federal Credit Union mentioned here: www.nfcu.org.

They have a 0% APR BT for a year with no balance transfer fee deal going on right now. Deal expires at the end of February.
This for whoever is eligible. Fantastic bank and always no balance transfer fees on their cards.
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This for whoever is eligible. Fantastic bank and always no balance transfer fees on their cards.
I assume eligibility has to do with serving in the Navy?
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