Dear everyday spender,

Explore the 1% cards as they diverge between set benefits and quarterly deals

Now, this is where your spending patterns intersect with your time, experience and good credit. In other words, it’s time to consider your choices. At the very minimum, we want you to be earning at least 1% on every single transaction. But, the choice, for your consideration, is whether to select a 1.5% or 2% card for everything, or a baseline of 1% with a higher percentage in other categories.

Here are a few examples of the fixed-rate set benefits, unless otherwise marked with the words “revolving quarterly deal.” Note: Most do have quarterly spending caps – Amex has an annual limit.

With the 1% cards, gasoline purchases can earn anywhere from 2% to 5%

5% Chase Freedom card – a revolving quarterly deal

5% Discover It card – a revolving quarterly deal

2% Discover It Chrome card– doubles to 4% at the end of the 1st year

3% Bank of America Cash Rewards – set-rate, but with a combined quarterly limit

3% American Express preferred *annual fee of $95

2% American Express Blue Cash Everyday

With the 1% cards, purchases at grocery stores can earn between 2% and 6%

6% American Express preferred *annual fee of $95

5% Discover It card – a revolving quarterly deal

5% Chase Freedom card – a revolving quarterly deal

3% American Express Blue Cash Everyday

2% Bank of America Cash Rewards

2% Capital One Savor card *annual fee of $95, after first year

5% at Whole Foods – Chase/Amazon store card w/Prime membership (*annual fee of $119)

With the 1% cards, restaurant purchases can vary between 2% and 5%

5% Chase Freedom card – a revolving quarterly deal

5% Discover It card – a revolving quarterly deal

5% Chase Freedom card – a revolving quarterly deal

4% Capital One Savor card *annual fee of $95, after first year

2% Discover It Chrome card– doubles to 4% at the end of the 1st year

With the 1% cards, select department store purchases can earn between 2% & 5%

5% Discover It card – a revolving quarterly deal

3% American Express preferred *annual fee of $95

2% Bank of America Cash Rewards

2% American Express Blue Cash Everyday

For each deal, remember to read the terms and conditions carefully – be sure your particular merchants will be valid. For example: purchasing gasoline at grocery stores usually doesn’t qualify. This is your time to investigate!

 

Explore the 1% cards as they diverge between set benefits and quarterly deals