The holiday season is approaching and there will be the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts as usual every year. For your holiday shopping, you can use rewards credit cards to get he most value out of your expenses. The following is a list of 6 credit cards that you can use during the holiday season.
1. Chase Sapphire
Chase Sapphire is a great credit card to use for your holiday shopping on all kinds of purchases including department stores and travel expenses. It offers a huge signup bonus of 50,000 points when you spend $4,000 within a period of 3 months. The 50,000 bonus points is worth a cash value of $500. However, it worth even more at $625 when you redeem the bonus points through Ultimate Rewards. Chase Sapphire has zero annual fee during the first year.
2. Barclay Arrival Plus
Barclay Arrival Plus is a travel credit card that rewards cardholders with 40,000 bonus miles when at least $3,000 is charged onto your card balance on travel expenses within 90 days. If you successfully accumulated 40,000 bonus miles, you can exchange it for a travel statement that is worth $400. If your balance that is charged is non travel related, you will only get half of the sign up bonus.
3. Citi Double Cash Card
Citi Double Cash Card offers 2% cash back with the first 1% cash back credited into your account when you swipe the card and the second 1% cash back earned when you settle your bill. The card offers a 15 months APR interest free introductory period. Citi Double Cash Card does not charge any annual fee and it also does not offer a sign up bonus.
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4. Bank Americard Travel Rewards
Bank Americard Travel Rewards card offers a 20,000 sign up bonus when a minimum of $1,000 is charged onto your balance within a period of 90 days. The 20,000 sign up bonus can be exchanged with a statement credit that has a $200 value. It offers 1.5 rewards points on every day purchases and you can get up to 10% cash back if you have a savings/checking account with Bank of America.
5. Chase Freedom
Chase Freedom is ideal for people who want to earn 5% cash back when spending money on selected rotating categories that change every quarter. The cards features a sign up bonus that is worth $150 when you spend $500 within a period of 3 months. You can increase your cash back bonus via Chase’s Cash Back Boost program.
6. American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card
American Express Premier Rewards Gold card is rewarding customers with 25,000 bonus points when they spend a minimum of $2,000 within a period of 3 months. The advantage of this card is that it offers a purchase protection of up to $10,000. Amex EveryDay Preferred credit card offers 3 points for grocery purchases and 2 points for gas purchases at a capped spending limit of $6,000. The card offers 15,000 membership points if you spend $1,000 within a period of 3 months. Amex EveryDay Preferred credit card comes with a 12 months APR interest free introductory period.