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Barclaycard® Rewards MasterCard®

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Fair | Average Approved Score: 659* | Lowest Approved Score: 586*

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  • No annual fee
  • Earn 2 points per $1 on gas, grocery, and utility purchases and 1 point per $1 everywhere else
  • Use the points you earn like cash to pay for almost any purchases you've made.
  • No blackout date, no redemption fees, no limit on the points you can earn and no complicated set up.
  • Reports to all 3 major credit bureaus monthly providing you the opportunity to rebuild your credit score
  • Complimentary FICO® Scores as a benefit to active cardmembers. Opt-in to have instant and convenient access to FICO® Scores from your Barclaycard online account.
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 24.99%* Variable $0

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: 679* | Lowest Approved Score: 566*

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  • 0% Intro APR* on purchases and balance transfers for 15 billing cycles. After that, a variable APR currently 9.99%-20.99%
  • No annual fee*
  • Online bill pay for a fast and convenient way to pay bills online with your U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum
  • $0 fraud liability* for unauthorized transactions if your card is ever lost or stolen
  • Fraud Protection detects and notifies you of any unusual card activity to help prevent fraud
  • Online account management and account alerts
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%15 Months 0%15 Months 9.99% – 20.99%* Variable $0

Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Fair | Average Approved Score: 603* | Lowest Approved Score: 530*

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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: 0* | Lowest Approved Score: 0*

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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

NFL Extra Points Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Fair | Average Approved Score: 680* | Lowest Approved Score: 604*

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  • Earn 10,000 bonus points after $500 in purchases in the first 90 days, enough to redeem for a $100 cash back statement credit
  • 0% promotional APR for 6 months on ALL ticket purchases from a team ticket office. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%, based on your credit worthiness
  • Earn 2 points per $1 on NFL or team purchases - game tickets, in-stadium and at team Pro Shops - and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases
  • 20% off every purchase at NFLShop.com - that's $20 off every $100 you spend
  • Redeem points for VIP NFL experiences, game tickets or 1% cash back statement credits beginning at 2,500 points for a $25 statement credit
  • All 32 team cards are available, customized with your favorite team's colors and logo
  • 0% introductory APR for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that a variable APR, currently 14.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%, based on your creditworthiness
Intro APR
Purchases
Intro Term
Purchases
Balance Transfer
Intro APR
Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A 0% intro for 15 Months
within 45 days of account opening
14.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%* Variable $0

Capital One® Classic Platinum Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Fair | Average Approved Score: 596* | Lowest Approved Score: 526*

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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
* Credit Karma users have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. These approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.