My personal favorites:
Amex BCP - 6% groceries more than covers the AF
Freedom - great for rotating categories, esp restaurants
Amex Costco True Earnings - 3% at Costco gas and 2% restaurants
Pen Fed Cash - for 5% gas when not near Costco
(I may consider a Chase Sapphire Pref after all the great things I have learned about the card here)
You really need to look at where you spend your hard earned $$$, and then you will figure out which are right for you. And be careful when adding them to your wallet - most have sign on bonuses that are awesome but require varying degrees of spend ( and you don't want to over spend just to get a bonus)
There are cards combined that eat the us bank. However the us bank card is nice if you only want a one man army card. No caps is nice but if freedom is offering 5% on gas for the quarter its simply a better route to take if you don't plan on spending more than 1500 in gas.
There is also the penfed card that offers 5% on gas with no caps
Amex BCP offers 6% on groceries.
Exactly but if you could have only one? With the $25 gift card and a checking account, the 5% categories are really closer to 7%. I agree though that the Freedom and BCP are necessary to maximize your cashback.
Can someone explain the freedom/dividend/discover (which discover?) To me? Is it better than freedom/CSP/checking combo?
Freedom/Dividend/Discover More/IT all have rotating 5% categories. So when you have all three, you have more ways to get 5% rewards.
Freedom/CSP is the combo used by frequent flyers so they can transfer Freedom 5% UR points to the CSP, and then do what they please from there.