Best Credit Cards For Gas & Dining Purchases

Get a list of the best credit cards for gas and dining purchases based on your spend from our card database. Compare results side by side top cards.

Maximizing your rewards on gas station and dining spend can be easy with the right card. If you want to earn flexible rewards that are transferrable to other rewards programs, you'll want to turn your attention towards the American Express Cobalt Card which earns 5 Membership Rewards Points per $1 on dining and 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 on gas station. In addition to gas and dining, you'll also earn rewards on grocery, transit, and general travel purchases such as airfare, hotel, and car rental spend. It's one of the best well-rounded cards available in Canada.

Another great option for easy rewards is the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card which earns 5 Scotia Rewards Points on dining and 3 Scotia Rewards Points on gas. With points being worth 1 cents each when redeemed for travel, you're looking at an easy 5% and 3% return across both categories.

If you're a member of Costco, I recommend considering the Costco Capital One Mastercard which offers 3% back on dining and 2% back on gas. The card only requires a Costco membership, so you're looking at earning some great rewards if you're already a Costco shopper.

The Tangerine World Mastercard and Tangerine Money Back Credit Card allows you to choose two categories from a list of 10 to earn 2% cash back in on everyday purchases. This is an simple way to earn easily redeemable rewards across gas and dining or other categories. If you have a Tangerine Savings Account, you can choose up to three categories to earn 2% cash back in.

Best Cards By Spend Calculator

The Best Credit Cards By Spend Calculator will find up to 50 of the best credit cards based on the spend and selected filter options. Results will be sorted by net return which is the average value of the total rewards earned, plus annual credits, and minus annual fees. For any of the results listed, you can click on 'Rewards Calculator' to calculate more accurate results. You'll be able to enter spend for as many categories as you want, toggle annual fees, add authorized users, specific elite status and memberships, incorporate sign up and welcome bonus, view rewards as if you transferred them to partners, and much more.

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Enter your spend per month, year, or quarter for the listed categories. You can then click Get The Best Cards to get the list of results.

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You can set the duration of the spend for the categories listed above. If you're looking for the best card for only n-months worth of spend, this is where you change the option. If you want to calculate based on a full year, you can leave it set to a duration of 'year'.

Adjust Transferable Points

Some rewards programs allow you to transfer your earned points to airline, hotel, and other loyalty programs. These programs will generally have higher point values when doing such. Since these matter so much when choosing a credit card, you can enter your own point value for these programs to include in the calculations. You can set any of the currencies listed below to 0 to calculate based on the non-transfer value (in which most are 1 cent per point with the exception of Chase's 1.25/1.5 cent redemptions).
When transferring to other programs, you should be able to get 1 to 2 cents in value for most of the programs listed below, so I defaulted most to a low average of 1.5 cents. You can click on the to learn more about the value of the currency (opens in a new tab/window).

Include Annual Credits/Bonuses

Several credit cards feature annual bonuses. These are usually anniversary bonuses for having the card, airline credits, hotel credits, and more. If you want these included in the calculation, you can check thy box below.


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Card Type

The type of card such as a co-branded airline card, bank rewards card, or cash back card. Do note that some store cards will appear under cash back if you're able to redeem cash back like a normal cash back credit card.

Reward Type

The type of rewards the card earns. This will either be points, miles, or cash back.


Toggle the showing of personal or business cards in the results. Card combinations are also featured on this site. The combo option is only available if it's more than one category you're enter spend for.

Annual Fee

The range of fees you're willing to pay to wield such awesome credit cards. Selecting the First Year Free (FYF) / First Year Reduced (FYR) option will calculate FYF/FYR credit cards with their free or reduced annual fee.

Income Requirements

Some credit cards require a certain amount of annual individual or household income. Enter a max income or enter 0 to show all cards.

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