Store Credit Cards can be very rewarding for those that spend a lot of money at a specific retailer. The plus to store cards usually comes in the form of high returns, lots of coupons, additional perks, special financing, early access to sales/events, and much more. The drawback to store cards is that they are unforgiving when it comes to interest rates. Store cards offer some of the highest rates this side of the galaxy and failing to pay your cards every month will eat away your rewards faster than you can earn them.
If you're not down with paying off your statement IN FULL every month, I do not recommend that you pick up a store card since the interest collected will cancel out your rewards.
Amazon has five credit cards that can earn you Amazon Points (which is technically just cash back). Chase holds the personal versions of the Prime and non-Prime cards while AMEX holds the business versions of the Prime and non-Prime cards. You can also sweep up the Amazon Prime Store Card if you want a card tied to your account specifically for Amazon purchases only.
The American Eagle RealRewards program features two credit cards consisting of a Visa Card and a store card. Both are solid options if you frequently shop at American Eagle, Aerie, and AEO Factory and want to earn rewards specific to American Eagle brand stores.
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Apple Daily Cash & Apple Rewards
Apple has two credit cards that are part of two separate rewards programs. The Barclays Apple Rewards Card gives you access to the Apple Rewards program in which you can build up rewards redeemable towards Apple and iTunes gift cards. The program also offers special financing on Apple purchases which is great if you're trying to spread out the payments on large purchases. The Apple Card is a cash back card that is available through Apple Pay and rewards you 2%-3% when using Apple Pay to make purchases. The card offers Daily Cash which is cash back that is available for you to use once the transaction has posted unlike traditional cards which makes you wait until the statement closes.
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At Home offers a Mastercard and Store card that you can use to earn At Home Rewards Points. Both cards offers 5x on At Home purchases which is equal to 5% back making it a great option for those who spend a lot of money at At Home stores.
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Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble (BN) has one credit card called the Barnes and Noble Mastercard. It offers a 5% discount on BN purchases and earns BN Points for all non-BN purchases. BN points can be redeemed for Barnes and Noble gift cards.
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Belk offers the Belk Mastercard and Belk Store Card for those who want to earn a great return on spend in-store and online with Belk. Both cards allow you to earn up to 5% back spending at Belk based on how much you spend at their stores. You can also earn 2% back on gas and grocery along with 1% back everywhere else with Belk Mastercard.
Best Buy has a Visa card and a store card that you can use to earn Best Buy Rewards Points. Both cards offer 5%-6% back on Best Buy purchases depending on your elite status in the program. You can also opt for Best Buy Flexible Financing instead of the cash back if you want to finance a large purchase.
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BJ's Wholesale Club
BJ's has offers two credit cards which is based on your BJ's membership level. BJ's Inner Circle members will be given the BJ's Perks Plus Mastercard which earns 3% cash back on BJ's purchases while BJ's Perks Rewards members will be given the BJ's Perks Elite Mastercard which earns 5% cash back on BJ's purchases.
Costco has two credit cards consisting of one personal card and one business card. In terms of rewards, both cards are the same. They offer a great return on both gas station, travel, and restaurant spend along with a solid return on Costco spending as well. Neither card has an annual fee attached to it, but you'll need to have a Costco Membership.
Ducks Unlimited is an american nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife, and people. They offer a flat rate 1.5% cash back card.
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GameStop offers one credit card called the PowerUp Rewards Credit Card, but it mainly offers discounts and savings. The GameStop PowerUp Rewards program allows you to earn a decent rate of points without the need for the credit card and even offers a Pro version which earns you double the points.
Gap has Visa credit cards specific to each of their top brands as well as store versions. They also offer tiered version of several of those cards which also has a Visa and store version. Basically, if you're looking to pick up any Gap Inc. Credit Card, you'll want to get the card that is specific to the brand you spend at the most.
JCPenney offers the JCPenney Store Card which earns JCPenney Points. These points can be redeemed for $10 Rewards Certificates once you've built up 200 points. JCPenney also has a non-store card floating out in the cosmos, but the details on it is hard to find.
Kohl's Rewards members can earn 5% back in Kohl's Cash on purchases made in-store and online with Kohl's. Kohl's also has their own co-branded credit card for those who want additional coupons, discounts, and savings throughout the calendar year. The Kohl's credit card does not earn Kohl's Cash and is not required to earn cash in the program.
Kroger has two credit cards and one debit card. The Kroger REWARDS Mastercard and Kroger REWARDS PrePaid Visa cards offer bonus Kroger Points on Kroger Brand products and Kroger Family store purchases as well as fuel discounts. The Kroger REWARDS Debit Card offers fuel discounts and exclusive offers on Kroger Brand items.
Lowe's offers one personal store card and one business AMEX card. The Lowe's Store Card offers 5% back on Lowe's purchases and provides access to special financing and project financing. The Lowe's AMEX Business Card earns Lowe's Rewards Points on purchases as well as provides 5% back on Lowe's purchases and grants access to Lowe's Pro Services. Both cards have no annual fee.
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Macy's has a store card and an AMEX card that allows you to earn Star Rewards Points on purchases. In order to take full advantage of the Macy's Star Rewards program, you'll need to own one of these cards since your status in the program is based on how much spend you run through them. Both cards can earn you as anywhere from 2x to 5x Star Points per $1 spent at Macy's which is great for anyone that frequently shops there.
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Sam's Club offers the Sam's Club Mastercard which is a great card for those who travel as it offers high returns on gas station, dining, and travel purchases. The card itself does not feature Sam's Club as a bonus category, so you'll earn 1% cash back when shopping at Sam's Club.
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Sephora offers both a Visa and store card that you can use to earn a 4% return on Sephora merchandise purchased in-store or online. These cards can be used along side the Sephora Beauty Insider program which allows you to earn Sephora Rewards Points for an even higher overall return on your spend.
Target offers the Target RedCard which earns 5% back on Target purchases along with, 2-day free shipping, exclusive deals and more. You'll also get 5% back at Starbucks located inside of Target stores.
Ulta offers a Mastercard and a store card that doubles your return when spending in-store or online. Either card is great to have if you really want to max out the value you can obtain from the ULTAmate Rewards program.
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Upromise offers a Mastercard for those who want to accrue rewards towards college savings plans or to pay down student loans.
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Verizon offers the Verizon Visa Card for those who want to earn rewards that are redeemable directly with Verizon. The card earns a great return across multiple categories and is a great fit for anyone who don't mind earning Verizon Dollars. Verizon Dollars are worth face value.
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Walgreens does not offer any co-branded credit cards that earn Walgreens Cash or Walgreens Points, but you can still rake in between 1% and 5% back on purchases made with Walgreens when you sign up for their free myWalgreens Rewards program.
Walmart has a Mastercard and a store card that you can use to earn Walmart Rewards Points. Both cards offer a great return on Walmart.com and Walmart Mobile App purchases while offering decent returns on in-store Walmart purchases and at Walmart/Murphy Gas Stations. If you shop online with Walmart, you'll want to consider picking up this card in order to maximize your rewards.