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Best Gas Card?

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Best Gas Card?

Can anyone recommend some good (and obtainable) gas cards? I'm a student who makes $20,000. Good scores of about 720 w/no baddies.

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It would help to know where you're from so we don't reccomend a gas card for a station that isn't in your state.

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What other cards (limit and app dates) do you have and who do you bank with? I find my US Bank Flexperks VIsa Signature to be my best gas card.

 

I had a prior relationship with US Bank, so it wasn't so hard to get. I got the card when I was 20 years old. Just find a good card from your bank that offers bonus points on gas purchases.

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PenFed offers 5% on gas, but you need to get a membership and have a decent credit score to qualify

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If you don't mind rotating categories, you could give the Chase Freedom and Discover More a shot.  The calendar for 2013 has not been released yet, but the 2012 calendar included gas in two of its categories.  As a student you could also try the Discover Open Road where it gives you 2$ cashback on gas (and restaurants) but the catch is the 2% cashback is capped at $250 per billing period.

 

I heard one needs excellent/stellar credit for the PenFed card...

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pastnow123 wrote:

PenFed offers 5% on gas, but you need to get a membership and have a decent credit score to qualify


+1  PenFed's gas card may be the best.  If that's not attainable, you could look at the Bank of America 1-2-3 card.

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sakhalin070 wrote:

If you don't mind rotating categories, you could give the Chase Freedom and Discover More a shot.  The calendar for 2013 has not been released yet, but the 2012 calendar included gas in two of its categories.  As a student you could also try the Discover Open Road where it gives you 2$ cashback on gas (and restaurants) but the catch is the 2% cashback is capped at $250 per billing period.

 

I heard one needs excellent/stellar credit for the PenFed card...


The Amex Blue Cash Everyday gives 2% cashback on gas with no cap.

 

I don't think there is one gas card to rule them all. I have four cards for gas purchases depending on the current promotions:

 

  • Walmart card for the current rollback -- 15 cents/gallon discount -- or the regular 3 cents/gallon discount
  • Blue Cash Everyday for 2% back when the Walmart card isn't offering the rollback (or when I'm not near a Murphy station)
  • Discover More and Chase Freedom for when they offer 5% back
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How much do you spend on gas? If you spend a lot it makes sense to get BofA 123 Cash Reward for 3% CB on gas.

 

Penfed 5% tops BofA, but it is much easier to obtain BofA CC than Penfed.

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Frequent Contributor

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Try Chevron or Shell card if your looking no fancy card without or little rewards.

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BoA 1-2-3 card

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