Cash Back card reviews

Cash Back Credit Cards - Reviews

With all the rotating categories, sign-up bonuses and fees, how do you determine which cash back card is going to give you the most return on your spending? We've estimated the rewards value for each card in our cash back category and given top ratings to the ones that offer the highest earnings on average, as well as other important features such as the ease of redeeming your cash back, and the assortment of benefits and perks that come with the card.

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Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express review

Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express

3.2 rating

A lucrative card for families – especially those with school-age kids the Blue Cash Everyday card makes it easy to earn a substantial amount of cash back on everyday expenses such as food, back-to-school clothes and gas by offering 3 percent cash back on the first $6,000 spent at U.S. grocery stores, 2 percent cash back on department store purchases and gas, and 1 percent on other purchases.

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Discover it chrome review

Discover it chrome

2.9 rating

A good card for foodies and commuters, the Discover it chrome credit card features an outstanding sign-up bonus that matches your rewards at the end of the year and a solid bonus on restaurant and gas purchases.

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Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature card review

Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature card

3.6 rating

This under-the-radar cash back card offers one of the best cash back rates you can get on a credit card; but instead of using your cash on purchases, you’ll have to deposit your earnings into a Fidelity-branded savings or investment account.

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Citi Double Cash Card review

Citi Double Cash Card

4 rating

The Citi Double Cash card is the rare card that allows you to earn up to 2 percent cash back – 1 percent when you charge and 1 percent when you pay on time – with no caps or restrictions.

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Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard review

Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard

3 rating

An ideal card for Citizens Bank customers who want ample cash back, but don’t want to worry about rotating bonuses, the Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World offers up to 1.8 percent cash back on every purchase.

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SunTrust Cash Back credit card review

SunTrust Cash Back credit card

2.3 rating

The SunTrust Cash Rewards credit card is a good card if you’re a current SunTrust customer and use credit for all gas and grocery store purchases, but its restrictions on earnings make it a tough sell for heavy spenders.

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First National Bank American Express card review

First National Bank American Express card

3 rating

This unassuming cash back card offers a straightforward 1.5 percent cash back rate on every purchase; but its flat APR is high for cardholders with excellent credit.

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Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card review

Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card

3.5 rating

From a large $200 sign-up bonus to simple, reliable rewards that you can earn with every purchase, the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa Card has much to offer to current Wells Fargo customers and prospective customers alike.

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First Citizens Cash Back Rewards Visa card review

First Citizens Cash Back Rewards Visa card

1.6 rating

With a disappointing rewards rate and no sign-up bonus, this run-of-the-mill rewards card ranks low on our list of cash back cards.

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BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card review

BB&T Spectrum Rewards credit card

1.8 rating

With a low APR and modest cash back program, the BB&T Spectrum Rewards card is a good pick for cardholders who need to carry a balance, but still want some rewards.

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SunTrust Travel Rewards card review

SunTrust Travel Rewards card

2.2 rating

SunTrust bank account holders who spend a lot on travel can potentially earn a solid amount of cash back with this rewards credit card; but to get the most value, you’d need to book a lot of flights and hotel stays to make up for the card’s $89 annual fee.

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Chase Amazon.com Rewards Visa card review

Chase Amazon.com Rewards Visa card

2.8 rating

With a triple rewards rate on Amazon purchases and a double rate on gas, restaurant and drugstore purchases, the Amazon.com Rewards Visa card from Chase is a good value for Amazon prime members and other frequent Amazon.com shoppers.

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