Cash Back Credit Cards

Cash Back credit cards offer great incentives for the savvy spender. For every dollar you spend, you receive a certain portion back in the form of cash rewards – generally around 1% of your purchases. Look for cards that offer percentage bonuses in shopping categories that match your spending habits. Cash Back reward cards are best suited for people who use their credit card for everyday purchases, but pay off the balance each month.

  • Choose a cash back card if you want a simple, no hassle rewards program.
  • Take advantage of bonuses that allow you to earn more cash back in select spending categories. These bonuses can really add up!
  • Choose a low rate card if you plan on carrying a monthly balance or are financing a major purchase.
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MBNA Rewards Mastercard
  • Earn 4 points†† for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership and household utility purchases during the first 90 days, and 2 points‡ for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in those categories thereafter – in both cases, these earn rates apply until $10,000 is spent annually in the applicable category. 1 point‡ for every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 5,000 bonus points†† ($25 in cash back value) after you make $500 or more in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening
  • 5,000 bonus points††($25 in cash back value) once enrolled for paperless e-statements within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Each year, you will receive Birthday Bonus Points‡ equal to 10% of the total number of Points earned in the 12 months before the month of your birthday, to a maximum Birthday Bonus each year of 10,000 Points
  • Redeem points‡ for cash back, brand-name merchandise, gift cards from participating retailers, charitable donations, and travel.
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers✪ and 24.99% on cash advances
  • Mobile Device Insurance*** With Mobile Device Insurance, you’ve got up to $1,000 in coverage for eligible mobile devices in the event of loss, theft, accidental damage or mechanical breakdown
  • No annual fee
  • Sponsored advertising. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and TD is not responsible for the contents of this site including any editorials or reviews that may appear on this site. For complete information on this MBNA credit card, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the "Program") associated with this credit card account. Points will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account as set out in the Program terms and conditions. The account will earn two (2) points per dollar spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership, and household utility purchases until you spend $10,000 annually (per calendar year) in the applicable category. Other eligible purchases will earn a Base Earn Rate of one (1) point per dollar. Each year, the account will receive Birthday Bonus Points equal to 10% of the total number of Points the account earned in the 12 months before the month of the primary cardholder's birthday, to a maximum Birthday Bonus each year of 10,000 Points. The Birthday Bonus Points will be added to the account before the end of the primary cardholder's birthday month. The redemption rate for Points earned may differ depending on the redemption option chosen. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual, earn limits, and redemption of Points, and other important conditions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt.
†† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for the specific credit card account described in the offer. Welcome bonus of 5,000 points will be awarded if $500 in eligible Purchases are made on your Account within the first 90 days of account opening that are not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request(s) or otherwise disputed. In order to obtain a "Paperless Bonus" of 5,000 bonus points, you must enroll in online banking at www.mbna.ca and consent to Paperless Statements for the account within the first 90 days of account opening, and not subsequently rescind such enrollment throughout this period. For the double the points on restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership, and household utility Purchases offer, for the first 90 days after account opening you will earn an additional 2 points/$1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership, and household utility purchases (on top of the regular earn rate of 2 points/$1 spent on such purchases as indicated in the Program terms and conditions), subject to a maximum annual cap of $10,000 in each category. Please allow 8-10 weeks for the applicable bonus points to be posted to your points account. Limit one-time bonus point offer (no cash value) per new account for each bonus point offer. This offer is not available to residents of Quebec. This promotion is offered by MBNA and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice.

✪ Balance transfers will be fulfilled in the order listed and are treated as balance transfers in accordance with your Account Agreement. The total value of balance transfers cannot exceed your authorized credit limit. If the value is greater, MBNA may send a partial payment to the named creditor/designated account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSACTION FEE EQUAL TO 1.00 % OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF EACH BALANCE TRANSFER INITIATED WITH THIS APPLICATION. A MINIMUM FEE OF $7.50 WILL APPLY TO EACH BALANCE TRANSFER TRANSACTION. A balance transfer may not be used to pay off or down your account balance or any other balances with us (including our affiliates, which would include any member of the TD Bank Group).
***Insurance coverage is underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida (ABIC) under Group Policy MBNA-0620. To be eligible for Mobile Device Insurance you must use your Account to pay all of your monthly mobile bill payments and any upfront costs or pay at least 75% of the purchase price with your Account when paying the full cost of your mobile device up front. Benefits, features and coverages are subject to conditions, limitations and exclusions that are fully described in the Certificates of Insurance included with your Guide to Coverage. ABIC, its subsidiaries, and affiliates carry on business in Canada under the name of Assurant®. ®Assurant is a registered trademark of Assurant, Inc.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% 22.99% 24.99%
MBNA Rewards Mastercard
MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus® Mastercard®
  • Earn 4 points†† for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership and household utility purchases during the first 90 days, and 2 points‡ for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in those categories thereafter – in both cases, these earn rates apply until $10,000 is spent annually in the applicable category. 1 point‡ for every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • 5,000 bonus points†† ($25 in cash back value) after you make $500 or more in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening
  • 5,000 bonus points††($25 in cash back value) once enrolled for paperless e-statements within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
22.99%
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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  • Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards on your everyday purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 0.50% Money-Back Rewards on all your other everyday purchases.
  • No annual fee
  • Money-Back Rewards are earned automatically on everyday purchases and paid monthly. These can be applied to your Credit Card balance or redeemed into your Savings Account.
  • Get your Rewards deposited into your Tangerine Savings Account and get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category.
  • No limit on the amount of Money-Back Rewards you can earn on your everyday purchases
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.95% 1.95% for 6 statement periods 19.95%
Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card 
  • Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards on your everyday purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 0.50% Money-Back Rewards on all your other everyday purchases.
  • No annual fee
  • Money-Back Rewards are earned automatically on everyday purchases and paid monthly. These can be applied to your Credit Card balance or redeemed into your Savings Account.
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.95%
Balance Transfer:
1.95% for 6 statement periods
Cash Advance:
19.95%
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  • Accelerate cash back on common purchases!
  • No annual fee
  • Get 5% Cash Back†† on eligible gas and grocery purchases for the first 6 months (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Get 2% Cash Back‡ on eligible gas and grocery purchases thereafter (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Get 0.5% Cash Back‡ for all other eligible purchases
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • Take advantage of a card that provides Cash Back on eligible purchases and has no annual fee. Apply now for the Smart Cash® credit card.

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the "Program") associated with this credit card account. MBNA Dollars will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account. There is a monthly spend cap of $500 on the earn rate for eligible gas and grocery purchases. Once the monthly spend cap has been reached, eligible gas and groceries purchases will only earn the Base Earn Rate. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual, earn limits, and redemption of MBNA Dollars, and other important conditions, limitations and restrictions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt.

†† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for the specific credit card account described in the offer. For the first six (6) months after the account is opened (the “Bonus Period“), eligible gas and grocery purchases will earn 5% in MBNA Dollars until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500 (the "Gas and Groceries Monthly Spend Cap"). Once the Gas and Groceries Monthly Spend Cap has been reached, eligible gas and groceries purchases will only earn the Base Earn Rate. Please allow 8–10 weeks from the transaction date for bonus MBNA Dollars to be posted to your MBNA Dollars account. Limit one-time bonus MBNA Dollars offer per new account. This promotion is offered by MBNA and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice.

✪ Balance transfers will be fulfilled in the order listed and are treated as balance transfers in accordance with your Account Agreement. The total value of balance transfers cannot exceed your authorized credit limit. If the value is greater, MBNA may send a partial payment to the named creditor/designated account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSACTION FEE EQUAL TO 1.00% OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF EACH BALANCE TRANSFER INITIATED WITH THIS APPLICATION. A MINIMUM FEE OF $7.50 WILL APPLY TO EACH BALANCE TRANSFER TRANSACTION. A balance transfer may not be used to pay off or down your account balance or any other balances with us (including our affiliates, which would include any member of the TD Bank Group).
The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Sponsored advertising. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and TD is not responsible for the contents of this site including any editorials or reviews that may appear on this site. For complete information on this MBNA credit card, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% 22.99% 24.99%
MBNA Smart Cash Platinum Plus® Mastercard®
  • Accelerate cash back on common purchases!
  • No annual fee
  • Get 5% Cash Back†† on eligible gas and grocery purchases for the first 6 months (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
22.99%
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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MBNA Smart Cash World Mastercard
  • Accelerate cash back on common purchases!
  • Get 5% Cash Back†† on eligible gas and grocery purchases for the first 6 months (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Get 2% Cash Back‡ on eligible gas and grocery purchases thereafter (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Get 1% Cash Back‡ for all other eligible purchases
  • $39 annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • Your personal annual income must be greater than $60,000, or your household annual income must be $100,000 or greater††††
  • Take advantage of a card that provides Cash Back on eligible purchases. Apply now for the Smart Cash® World credit card.

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the "Program") associated with this credit card account. MBNA Dollars will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account. There is a monthly spend cap of $500 on the earn rate for eligible gas and grocery purchases. Once the monthly spend cap has been reached, eligible gas and groceries purchases will only earn the Base Earn Rate. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual, earn limits, and redemption of MBNA Dollars, and other important conditions, limitations and restrictions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt.

†† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for the specific credit card account described in the offer. For the first six (6) months after the account is opened (the “Bonus Period“), eligible gas and grocery purchases will earn 5% in MBNA Dollars until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500 (the "Gas and Groceries Monthly Spend Cap"). Once the Gas and Groceries Monthly Spend Cap has been reached, eligible gas and groceries purchases will only earn the Base Earn Rate. Please allow 8–10 weeks from the transaction date for bonus MBNA Dollars to be posted to your MBNA Dollars account. Limit one-time bonus MBNA Dollars offer per new account. This promotion is offered by MBNA and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice.

†††† To be eligible for a World Account, your personal annual income must be greater than $60,000, or your household annual income must be $100,000 or greater. Additional account qualification criteria apply as set out in this application.

✪ Balance transfers will be fulfilled in the order listed and are treated as balance transfers in accordance with your Account Agreement. The total value of balance transfers cannot exceed your authorized credit limit. If the value is greater, MBNA may send a partial payment to the named creditor/designated account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSACTION FEE EQUAL TO 1.00% OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF EACH BALANCE TRANSFER INITIATED WITH THIS APPLICATION. A MINIMUM FEE OF $7.50 WILL APPLY TO EACH BALANCE TRANSFER TRANSACTION. A balance transfer may not be used to pay off or down your account balance or any other balances with us (including our affiliates, which would include any member of the TD Bank Group).
The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Sponsored advertising. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and TD is not responsible for the contents of this site including any editorials or reviews that may appear on this site. For complete information on this MBNA credit card, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$39 19.99% 22.99% 24.99%
MBNA Smart Cash World Mastercard
MBNA Smart Cash® World Mastercard®
  • Accelerate cash back on common purchases!
  • Get 5% Cash Back†† on eligible gas and grocery purchases for the first 6 months (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Get 2% Cash Back‡ on eligible gas and grocery purchases thereafter (until the total gas and grocery purchases in the applicable month reaches $500)
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$39
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
22.99%
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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  • New SimplyCash™ from American Express Cardmembers can earn 4% cash back on purchases (up to $200 cash back) for the first 6 months of Cardmembership
  • Earn 1.25% cash back on purchases when your Welcome Rate ends
  • No limit to the amount of cash back you can earn after your Welcome Rate ends
  • Access virtual events and special offers curated for Cardmembers with American Express® Experiences
  • Insurance coverage and 24/7 Customer Service
  • American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply.
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% N/A 21.99%
SimplyCashTM Credit Card from American Express
  • New SimplyCash™ from American Express Cardmembers can earn 4% cash back on purchases (up to $200 cash back) for the first 6 months of Cardmembership
  • Earn 1.25% cash back on purchases when your Welcome Rate ends
  • No limit to the amount of cash back you can earn after your Welcome Rate ends
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
N/A
Cash Advance:
21.99%
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Scotia Momentum VISA Card
  • Earn 7.5% cash back on all purchases for the first 3 months (up to $2,000 in total purchases).1 Plus, get 2.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that; annual fee $39)1
  • Cash back with low annual fee
  • 2% on eligible gas station, grocery store and drug store purchases and recurring bill payments
  • 1% cash back on all other eligible everyday purchases
  • Rates, fees and other information are effective as of Mar 1, 2021. Subject to change.
  • Note: A 1% Promotional Rate Fee (minimum fee of $3.50) will be charged on the amount of any promotional rate cash advances (which includes balance transfer, Scotia® Credit Card Cheque and cash-like transactions).

1 Offer Description and Conditions: The 7.5% Cash Back and Introductory 2.99% Rate Offer (the “Offer”) applies only to new Scotia Momentum Visa credit card accounts (“Accounts”) that are opened by May 2, 2021 and is subject to the below terms and conditions. All other terms and conditions of the Program Terms continue to apply. Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card (with the exception of cardholders of the Scotiabank More Rewards credit card) in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the offer. Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are eligible for the Offer.

7.5% Cash Back Offer Conditions: You will earn 7.5% cash back on the first $2,000 in eligible purchases you spend on your new Account within the first 3 months of the Account open date (the “Promotional Period”). Eligible purchases include purchases (less any refunds, returns or other similar credits) but do not include payments, cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques or cash-like transactions), interest, fees or other charges. After the Promotional Period, you will earn regular cash back on eligible purchases at the regular cash back rate (the “Cash Back Program Rate”) described in the Scotia Momentum Visa Cash Back Program Terms and Conditions (the “Program Terms”). The 7.5% cash back rate for any category is made up of the sum of: (i) the regular Cash Back Program Rate (variable by categories as set out under the Program Terms); and (ii) a “Cash Back Bonus Rate”.
Cash back earned under this Offer will be credited to your Account in 2 instalments so long as your Account is open and in good standing at time of payout of each:
1. Bonus Cash Back: The amount earned under the Cash Back Bonus Rate will be credited to your Account within 7 months from the Account open date; and
2. Regular Cash Back: The amount earned under your regular Cash Back Program Rate will be credited to your Account according to the regular cash back payment schedule as set out under the Program Terms.

The Account is considered in good standing if it is not delinquent (past due) or over limit and the Cardholder(s) is not in breach of the Revolving Credit Agreement that applies to the Account.

EXAMPLE: If the Regular Cash Back Program Rate for the Groceries and Recurring Payments category is 2% then the Cash Back Bonus Rate will be 5.5% for that category so that you will earn a total of 7.5% on the amount of all eligible everyday purchases in that category during the Promotional Period. If you make $2,000 in eligible everyday purchases in the Groceries and Recurring Payments category, your cash back earnings will be credited to your Account as follows:
(1) the Cash Back Bonus earnings of $110 (5.5% x $2,000) (which will not be tracked on your monthly statements), will be credited to your Account within 7 months from the Account open date, and
(2) the Regular Cash Back earnings of $40 (2% x $2,000) (which will be tracked on your monthly statements), will be credited to your Account as per the regular cash back payment schedule (i.e., November).

Introductory 2.99% Rate Offer Conditions: The introductory 2.99% interest rate on balance transfers applies only to cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions) (collectively “Cash Advances”) subject to the conditions below (the “Offer”). This rate applies when the new Scotia Momentum Visa credit card account (“Account”) is opened by May 2, 2021 and will continue for 6 months from date of Account opening (the “Promotional Period”). This Offer is subject to any available limit for Cash Advances (the “Cash Advance Available Limit”) on your Account. This Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank Account. After the Promotional Period, the 2.99% interest rate on any promotional Cash Advances (including any that remain unpaid after the Promotional Period ends) will increase to the preferred interest rate on Cash Advances (currently 22.99%). If you don’t pay the minimum payment on your Account by the payment due date on your statement, two times in any consecutive 12-month period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional rate Offer and the interest rates that apply on any unpaid balance will increase to the standard annual interest rates that apply to your Account (currently 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances). Rates and Fees: A Balance Transfer fee of 0% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies to this Offer.
The current annual fee is $39 for the primary card and $15 for each additional supplementary card.
The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on Cash Advances.
All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$39 19.99% 2.99% on balance transfers for 6 months 22.99%
Scotia Momentum VISA Card
Scotia Momentum® VISA* Card
  • Earn 7.5% cash back on all purchases for the first 3 months (up to $2,000 in total purchases).1 Plus, get 2.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that; annual fee $39)1
  • Cash back with low annual fee
  • 2% on eligible gas station, grocery store and drug store purchases and recurring bill payments
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$39
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
2.99% on balance transfers for 6 months
Cash Advance:
22.99%
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Scotiabank GM VISA Card
  • Get closer to your new car with up to 5% in GM Earnings
  • Earn 5% in GM Earnings on the first $5,000 spent annually, and 2% thereafter
  • $1 in GM Earning = $1 off the purchase price or lease of a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac
  • No earning or redemption caps
  • Rates, fees and other information are effective as of Mar 1, 2021. Subject to change.
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% 22.99% 22.99%
Scotiabank GM VISA Card
Scotiabank® GM®* VISA* Card
  • Get closer to your new car with up to 5% in GM Earnings
  • Earn 5% in GM Earnings on the first $5,000 spent annually, and 2% thereafter
  • $1 in GM Earning = $1 off the purchase price or lease of a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
22.99%
Cash Advance:
22.99%
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How to choose the best cash back card

The key to getting the right credit card is to make sure the card works for you, not against you. For example, if you have a habit of carrying a monthly balance then it's advisable to choose a card with a low interest rate. Generally, rewards cards and cash back cards do not have low interest rates. However, if you pay off your balance every month then using a rewards card can actually add to your bottom line.

Cash back credit cards offer a no-hassle way to earn rewards on all your purchases. There's no points to keep track of and you can always get exactly what you want with cash. As the saying goes, "cash is king."

When evaluating cash back credit cards, there’s a few key points to pay attention to:

  • Introductory offers: Some cards offer additional cash back earning potential for a limited time. Plan your large purchases during these intro periods to maximize your cash back earnings.
  • Special categories: Getting a cash back card that rewards your spending habits is key. Some cards offer increased cash back earnings in select categories such as gasoline or groceries. Others allow you to choose the categories that work best for you. Analyze your spending to take advantage of thee benefits.
  • Cash back percentage: Your cash back earnings are based on a percentage of your monthly spend on the card. A 1% earnings rate is common, but can be as high as 5% for special offers or premium cards. If there's an annual fee attached, make sure the cash back (and your spending habits) will outweigh the fee.

Choosing the best cash back credit card depends on your spending habits and goals. Take advantage of special offers and spending categories. Remember rewards based cards generally do not have low interest rates so don't carry a monthly balance on them.