Retail Credit Cards - Reviews
For many retailers, a store-branded credit card is a great way to lure in repeat shoppers as well as ensnare customers in a load of debt due to high interest rates and the temptation to spend more than they can afford.
But retail cards aren't all bad. When used responsibly, they can be a good introduction to credit for consumers with a limited credit history. And there are a few stand-outs in this category that offer great rewards programs that allow you to earn a large amount of cash back on your regular spending.
We've reviewed the most popular store cards, looking at their rewards programs, special financing deals, APRs and other perks, as well as their potential pitfalls.
TJX Rewards Platinum Mastercard
Last reviewed: October 30, 2018
If discount department stores are your happy place and you love the idea of uncomplicated rewards and automatic redemption, the TJX Rewards Platinum Mastercard could be a good choice – but the card’s high APR and low overall rewards rate could be a reason to pass on it.
Gap Visa card
Last reviewed: March 21, 2019
Designed for devoted fans of Gap Inc. brand stores, the Gap Visa card bestows cardholders with 5 percent rewards and special savings opportunities at Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Gap — but, unfortunately, not much else.
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Menards BIG credit card
Last reviewed: March 26, 2019
Despite the retailer’s catchy jingle, even the biggest home improvement enthusiasts are unlikely to save big money with the Menards BIG credit card.
Kohl's Charge credit card
Last reviewed: February 8, 2019
Despite a paltry points system, regular Kohl’s customers can still save a considerable amount of money with the Kohl’s Charge card – but a steep APR puts cardholders at risk of having interest charges eat into their rewards and discounts.