What are the best credit cards for me?

These are the best credit cards organized by category


NameSignup OfferRewardsAnnual FeeAPRCredit Score Required
Sapphire reserve card
Chase Sapphire Reserve

Best overall rewards card if you spend over $2,750 annually on travel and dining

50k points after spending $4,000+ in the first 3 months3pts per dollar on travel/dining, 1pt per dollar on everything else. $300 annual travel credit$45016.49% – 23.49% variable APR690+
Freedom unlimited card
Chase Freedom Unlimited

Great cash back card with sign up offer

$150 for spending $500+ in the first 3 months1.5% cashbackNone

0% Intro APR for 15 months

15.49% – 24.24% APR after that

690+
Citi double cash credit card
Citi Double Cash

Best card for highest cash back rate

None2% cashbackNone

0% Intro APR on balance transfers for 18 months

13.49% - 23.49% APR after that

690+
Sapphire preferred card
Chase Sapphire Preferred

Best overall rewards card

50k points after spending $4,000+ in the first 3 months2pts per dollar on travel/dining, 1pt per dollar on everything else$0 for first year, $95 after that16.49%–23.49% variable APR690+
NameSignup OfferRewardsAnnual FeeAPRCredit Score Required
Citi thankyou credit card preferred card
Citi ThankYou Preferred

One of the few student cards that offers a signup bonus

15k points spending $1,000+ in the first 3 months2pts per dollar on dining/entertainment, 1pt per dollar on everything elseNone

0% Intro APR for 12 months

13.49% - 23.49% APR after that

690+
Best student credit card blue
Discover it for Students

A card for students with generous rewards

None5% cash back on rotating categories, 1% cash back on everything elseNone

0% Intro APR for 6 months

13.49% - 22.49% APR after that

630+
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Journey Student by Capital One

A card for students with no foreign transaction fees

None1% cash back, pay on time to boost it to 1.25%None20.49% variable APR630+
NameSignup OfferRewardsAnnual FeeAPRCredit Score Required
Swa plus card
Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier

A great choice for Southwest flyers even if you have excellent credit

50k points spending $2,000+ in the first 3 months2pts per dollar on Southwest/Rapid Rewards travel expenses, 1pt per dollar on everything else$6916.49 - 23.49% varialbe APR630+
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Discover it Miles

A great rewards card with no foreign transaction fees

None1.5 miles per dollar spentNone

0% Intro APR for 14 months

11.49% - 23.49% APR after that

630+
Freedom card
Chase Freedom

Best cash back card for average credit

$150 for spending $500+ in the first 3 months5% cash back on rotating categories, 1% cash back on everything elseNone

0% Intro APR for 15 months

15.49% – 24.24% APR after that

630+
NameSignup OfferRewardsAnnual FeeAPRCredit Score Required
Swa plus card
Discover it Secured

A great choice for cash back on every purchase

None2pts per dollar on gas/restaurant expenses, 1pt per dollar on everything elseNone23.49% variable APR350+
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CaptitalOne Secured MasterCard

A card that gives you high credit limits relative to the minimum deposit required

NoneNoneNone24.99% variable APR350+
NameSignup OfferRewardsAnnual FeeAPRCredit Score Required
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Amazon Prime Rewards Visa

A great choice for Amazon.com purchases

None5% cash back at Amazon.com, 2% back at restaurants/gas stations/drug stores, 1% back on everything elseNone14.74% - 22.74% variable APR690+
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Quicksilver Rewards

A good cash back card that is offering Uber discounts through March 2017

$100 for spending $500+ in the first 3 months1.5% cash back, $15 in Uber Credits every time you pay for 9 rides through March 2017None

0% Intro APR for 9 months

13.49% – 23.49% APR after that

690+
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QuicksilverOne Rewards

A good cash back card that is offering Uber discounts through March 2017

None1.5% cash back, $15 in Uber Credits every time you pay for 9 rides through March 2017$3924.99% variable APR630+

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