Reply
Contributor
clipperskipper
Posts: 87
Registered: ‎02-21-2009

Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

Hi just curious if anyone has found a great card for gas rewards, and cash back for other purchases? I don't pay annual fees, so this may be a limiting factor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<hr><img align="left" border="0" width="50" height="50" src="http://ficoforums.myfico.com/fico/i/custom/FFC_Icon.gif"><font size="2"><font size="1">Starting Score:</font> <b>719</b><br><font size="1">Current Score:</font> <b>805</b><br><font size="1">Goal Score:</font> <b>850</b></font><br><br><font size="1"><a href="http://goo.gl/m10uw">Take the FICO Fitness Challenge</a></font>

 

Frequent Contributor
tsquad131
Posts: 474
Registered: ‎09-12-2010

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

bankamericard cash rewards is a good one 3% on gas and 2% groceries. I use my salliemae conversion mastercard that gives me 5% cashback on groceries and gas but only up to $250 per month. I dont use more than that anyways so its ok but I have my bankamericard as a backup for gas and my blue cash everyday which is 3% groceries for backup as well. theres no annual fees for any of these cards either

FICO scores - 727 TU(Walmart)/ 727 EX(Amex app)/ 721 EQ(Discover app)
In My Wallet: BankAmericard Cash Rewards($2,000), Discover More($3,000), Chase Freedom($2,000), Fidelity Amex($1,000), Sam's Club Discover($4,400), SallieMae 5% Mastercard($5,000), Amex BCE($2,000) ,Citi Simplicity($2,000), Paypal SmartConnect($3,100), Walmart Store Card($2,350), Chase Amazon Visa($700), Target RedCard($500), Capital One Cash Rewards($750), Best Buy Store Card($1,900), HHGregg($2,000), Amazon Store Card($1,250),Newegg Preferred Account($2,000), Park West($2,000), BankAmericard Travel Rewards($5,000)
Frequent Contributor
Autumnslight
Posts: 311
Registered: ‎07-08-2012

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

Bank of America's Cash Rewards Visa does 3% on gas and 2% on groceries, up to $1,500 each quarter. Everything else is 1%.

 

Chase Freedom and Discover More do 5% on gas, up to $1,500 each quarter, but only during select quarters. I think each one usually only has one or two gas quarters per year.

 

Chase Amazon and Barclaycard Rewards Mastercard do 2% on gas all year, no limits.

Scores:
07/29/12: EX FICO (Amex) 684 | EQ MyFICO 631 | TU Walmart 695
Current: EX FICO (MyFICO) 733 | EQ (MyFICO) 683 | TU (Walmart) 745

First Goal: 700+ across the board - Got it on EX & TU!!!
Established Member
dialect
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎10-19-2012

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

PenFed has 2 cards with 5% on gas

 

it's not an annual fee per se, but there is a one-time fee of $15 (to join PenFed unless you qualify) and $5 to start a dummy savings account.

 

o yea, and your credit needs to be fantastic because supposedly they are very very conservative

Established Contributor
distantarray
Posts: 2,112
Registered: ‎09-25-2011

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

Chase Freedom gives 5% on gas 6months the year, and with a checking account gets 10 extra points per any purchase. and after you hoard the points if you ever decide to get Chase Sapphire you can transfer and redeem for 20% more on travel.

 

I list Chase Freedom cause the ultimate rewards mall is probably the best by far, gets you 10 for $1 on Apple products on certain days, and even gves 10 / 1 every day on restaurants.com where you get $50 gift certificates for $25 with an extra 10%? yes please lol

 

if you have the chase trifecta then it technically gives 6% mixed with a 3% gas card it pretty much gets rid o a dedicated gas card cause you'll average more than 4.5% through the year. You'll probably only save $10-15 a year with normal gas spending i you do this under normal gas spending.


total credit limits $108,400 Credit scores Ex 728 EQ 738 TU 758
Frequent Contributor
TheConductor
Posts: 491
Registered: ‎07-24-2012

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

Right now WalMart is one of the best deals going for gas.  15 cents off per gallon, which in my market translates to 4 to 5% off, depending on what octane you buy and the price that day. Since WalMart also has some of the lowest gas prices around, I'm effectively saving 30-40 cents off the local average price per gallon.

 

Of course, it's pretty weak as an all-around rewards card. But I just use it as a gas card, and end up getting a better deal than I would having a gas credit card from Shell/Exxon/etc.

Starting: EQ 622 (myFICO 7/7/12), EX 696 (TU FAKO 8/14/12), TU 621 (CK TransRisk 7/24/12)
Current: EQ 686 (myFICO 7/14/14), EX 694 (Prosper 7/17/14) , TU 691 (WalMart 7/11/14) Goal: 700+ x3
My Wallet: Amex BCP $30k, Chase CSP VS $12.2k, Amex Zync NPSL (> 10k), C1 Venture VS $5k, Amex SPG $4.5k, Barclaycard Apple V $2k, Walmart (Store) $1.6k, Chase Freedom V $1100, BoA Cash Rewards V $500, Best Buy Rewards MC $500
My Loans: Prosper $25k/36mo
Valued Contributor
Dustink
Posts: 2,980
Registered: ‎10-02-2012

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

US Bank flexperks signature with a checking package. Up to 5% back towards travel on gas purchases. 3% on all purchases.

Too many INQs & low AAoA so I'm off to tend the Garden.     Age:21    


     $14k          $8.5K          $7.5k          $7.5k         $6.5k             $6k             $5k            $5k             $5k              $5k           NPSL       @ 0%
Established Contributor
bettercreditguy1
Posts: 744
Registered: ‎02-11-2012

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

Pen Fed if you qualify. They give 5% off on each DOLLAR of gas  purchased, no limits, year round. Best yet, no mail in rebates or telephone calls to redeem. They automatically deduct the discount before punching your statement each month.

Starting scores 01/02/2012 EQ 707(Fico) TU 733(Fico) EXP 735 (FAKO)
Updated scores 06/01/2014 EQ 797(Fico) TU 768(Fico) EXP 769 (Fico), EQ 849 (Next Gen 5/27/14 Penfed)


Remember the Three P's: Pay early in Full, Pay on Time, Patience
Established Contributor
jordanmedical
Posts: 1,011
Registered: ‎04-08-2012

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

I agree, the Walmart card often runs these large gas deals.

-Rebuilding with CapOne Cash: $1.5k, NFCU cashRewards $8.5K, NavCheck $5K, Wal-Mart: $1.1K, Sam's: $1.2K, Amazon: $1.9K, Apple Barclay: $3K, Haverty's: $1.5K, GE capital: $5K, Sears: $250(AU), PP MC:$1.5K, CareCredit:$3K (closed 1st home 05/08/13)
Starting Score: 492-TU04, 480-EX FICO V2, 467-EQ Beacon 5 (Via Mortgage PreQual March '12)
Current Score: EX,EQ,TU (lender pull): 652, 659, 689, Walmart TU FICO: 691 (05/13)
Goal Score: 700

Take the FICO Fitness Challenge

Established Contributor
distantarray
Posts: 2,112
Registered: ‎09-25-2011

Re: Best rewards card for gas/purchases:

Depends if there's a Costco near you, if you can get the business TrueEarnings then you get 4% back on gas anywhere including Costco gas which is already damn cheap, this will save you more than any 4-6% gas rewards. No Annual fee as long as you renew your Costco membership.


total credit limits $108,400 Credit scores Ex 728 EQ 738 TU 758

myFICO is the consumer division of FICO. Since its introduction 20 years ago, the FICO® Score has become a global standard for measuring credit risk in the banking, mortgage, credit card, auto and retail industries. 90 of the top 100 largest U.S. financial institutions use the FICO Score to make consumer credit decisions.

>> About myFICO
FICO Score - The Score that matters
Fair Isaac Corporation is a BBB Accredited Financial Service in San Rafael, CA
FOLLOW US Social Media Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+