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Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Fair | Average Approved Score: 602* | Lowest Approved Score: 538*

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  • Start with a $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $19 after that
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen
  • Use online banking to access your account, even from your smartphone with our mobile app
  • Pay by check, online, or at a local branch, all with no fee - and pick the monthly due date that works best for you
  • Get access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 24.9%* Variable $0 intro for first year; $19 after that

BuyPower Card from Capital One®

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Good | Average Approved Score: N/A* | Lowest Approved Score: N/A*

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  • 5% Earnings on your first $5,000 in purchases every year
  • Unlimited 2% Earnings on every purchase after that
  • Redeem Earnings toward the purchase or lease of a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle
  • No annual fee, no redemption limits, no Earnings expiration, no foreign transaction fees
  • Save even more when you combine your available Earnings with most current GM offers and incentives
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months, then an 11.9% – 19.9% variable APR on purchases will apply
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%12 Months N/AN/A 11.9% – 19.9%* Variable $0

Capital One® Classic Platinum Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Fair | Average Approved Score: 589* | Lowest Approved Score: 534*

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  • Get the credit you need with a competitive rate
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen
  • Use online banking to access your account, even from your smartphone with our mobile app
  • Pay by check, online, or at a local branch, all with no fee - and pick the monthly due date that works best for you
  • Get access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 20.9%* Variable $39

Discover it® chrome

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: 681* | Lowest Approved Score: 626*

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  • 0% intro APR on purchases & balance transfers for 14 months-then a variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% - 22.99%. A 3% fee applies to each transferred balance.
  • 2% cash back on up to $1,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and gas stations every quarter-no sign-ups needed.* 1% cash back on all your other purchases.
  • New Freeze ItSM on/off switch lets you prevent new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers. Freeze or unfreeze your account in seconds via our website or mobile app.*
  • Free FICO® Credit Score on monthly statements, online and in our mobile app.*
  • No annual fee, no late fee for your first late payment , APR won't go up for paying late, no overlimit fee and no foreign transaction fee.*
  • Each Discover purchase is monitored. If it's unusual, you're alerted by e-mail, phone or text-and never responsible for unauthorized purchases on your Discover card.
  • 100% U.S.- based customer service - day or night.
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking "Apply."
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%*14 Months 0%*14 Months 10.99% – 22.99%* Variable $0

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Select+ American Express® Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: N/A* | Lowest Approved Score: N/A*

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  • Earn 10,000 enrollment FlexPoints after you spend $1,000 in Net Purchases (purchases minus credits and returns) on your Card within the first four months of account opening.
  • Use your Card at select membership warehouse clubs and for everyday purchases.
  • 1 FlexPoint for every $1 in Net Purchases.
  • No annual fee.*
  • Redemption starts at just 5,000 FlexPoints for merchandise, gift cards, statement credits and more.
  • An airline award ticket starts at just 20,000 FlexPoints (up to $400 value).
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A 0%*9 Months 13.99% - 23.99%* Variable $0

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards American Express® Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: N/A* | Lowest Approved Score: N/A*

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  • Earn 20,000 enrollment FlexPoints with a new FlexPerks Travel Rewards Card after you spend $3,500 in Net Purchases on your Card within the first four months of account opening.
  • 2X FlexPoints at restaurants and on fast food. Plus, use your Card at select membership warehouse clubs.
  • 2X FlexPoints on gas, grocery or airfare - whichever you spend most on each monthly billing cycle - and on most cell phone expenses.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.*
  • Award travel starts at just 20,000 FlexPoints (up to a $400 ticket value) on over 150 airlines with no blackout dates or online redemption fees
  • Redemption starts at just 5,000 FlexPoints for merchandise, gift cards, statement credits and more.
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 13.99% - 23.99%* Variable $0 for the first year, then $49*
* Credit Karma users have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. These approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.