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.
Cabela's CLUB Mastercard credit card
Last reviewed: June 1, 2021
Though longtime Cabela’s fans might be persuaded to sign up for the store’s branded credit card, they’re probably better served in sticking with its free Outdoor Rewards loyalty program instead.
PlayStation Card from Capital One
Last reviewed: November 17, 2020
Despite meager rewards on outside purchases, gamers and techies can definitely fuel their hobbies with the Sony PlayStation credit card. This offer is no longer available on this site.
BJ's Perks Elite MasterCard
Last reviewed: May 8, 2020
The BJ’s Perks Elite MasterCard gives current BJ’s members a chance to save big on everyday purchases, but others who don’t already frequent BJ’s or a similar warehouse club should factor in the $100 cost of club membership when deciding whether or not the card is worth it.
Lowe's Advantage Credit Card
Last reviewed: August 17, 2020
Frequent Lowe’s shoppers will love the card’s automatic discount and special financing offers, but those who rarely visit the home improvement store would be far better served by a general-purpose rewards card with a much lower APR.
Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi
Last reviewed: July 2, 2021
The Costco Anywhere Visa excels as a card for Costco and gas purchases, though you’ll have to contend with an annual membership fee for Costco and only redeeming your cash back once a year.
Nordstrom Visa Signature card
Last reviewed: January 6, 2021
Devoted Nordstrom fans will relish the opportunity to potentially save big bucks with the Nordstrom Visa Signature card, but occasional visitors to the luxury department store should take note of the card’s low overall rewards and mediocre sign-up bonus before applying.
Meijer Platinum MasterCard
Last reviewed: April 30, 2020
The Meijer Platinum MasterCard offers considerable savings on supermarket and gas purchases, but anyone who lives outside of the chain’s six-state territory is better served with a general rewards or cash back card.
Starbucks Rewards Visa card
Last reviewed: July 2, 2021
You would have to drink a spectacular number of Frappuccinos to justify the $49 annual fee that kicks in on the Starbucks Rewards Visa card after your first year.
Last reviewed: March 8, 2021
The Target Redcard is a no-brainer for loyal customers of the discount retailer, but its typically high APR means cardholders who don’t pay their monthly balance in full might end up negating the store card’s savings and other benefits. This offer is no longer available on our site.
mymaurices VIP credit card
Last reviewed: September 11, 2020
Frequent Maurices shoppers could save a considerable amount of money with the mymaurices VIP credit card, but its exceptionally high APR means those who don’t usually pay their balances in full every month should stay far, far away.
Victoria's Secret Angel credit card
Last reviewed: October 8, 2020
The Victoria’s Secret Angel credit card is must-have plastic for die-hard fans of the lingerie retailer, but those who rarely patronize the pink-hued stores should steer clear.
Editorial disclosure: All reviews are prepared by CreditCards.com staff. Opinions expressed therein are solely those of the reviewer and have not been reviewed or approved by any advertiser. The information, including card rates and fees, presented in the review is accurate as of the date of the review. Check the data at the top of this page and the bank's website for the most current information.