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Guide to Chase Credit Cards

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Chase offers some of the most highly sought after rewards credit cards around. Whether you are look for a cash back card, travel rewards, or a business card, Chase will have something to meet your needs.

The best way to use this guide it to see what the different options from Chase are. If you are interested, apply right from here. Or go on to read our more in depth reviews.

In some cases, you may want to check out ​our Credit Cards Page to see guides by card type. For example, if you are interested in a travel card, there may be a better option for you than the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Our Guide to Travel Rewards Card would be able to point you in the right direction in that case.

And, of course, we keep our Deals Page current, in case you are hunting just for the best sign up offers available.​

Also, whenever you are considering a Chase credit card, you may want to check to see if it is eligible to participate in savings and offers through Chase Ultimate Rewards. Chase Ultimate Rewards is Chase's shopping portal. It allows you to take advantage of discounts and special offers from hundred of retailers. To learn about this program, check out this article.

Consumer Credit Cards

The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is brand new. It is clearly aimed at taking on the Amex Paltinum card. But is it worth the heft annual fee after the first year?

Find out in our review.

Editor's Note: The 100,000 point bonus offer will be available through March 12, 2017, if you apply in a Chase branch.

The Chase Freedom Unlimited is brand new, and allows you to earn a solid 1.5% cash back on all your purchases. For an in-depth review of this card, check out this article.

You can read our complete review for the details, but the Chase Freedom card remains a top cash back card.

The only downside for this card is that it is a rotating rewards card that (1) requires you to register each quarter for the applicable bonus category, and (2) caps your bonus rewards to the first $1,500 of spending on the applicable category in the calendar quarter.

If you are looking for a more straightforward cutback card, or bonus reward categories that remain constant, check out our Guide to Cash Back Credit Cards.

Chase's Sapphire Preferred tops most lists of travel rewards cards, both because (1) you get a 20% off travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards, and (2) you can transfer points on a 1:1 basis to some top airline and hotel chain rewards programs. For more details in how this works, and what airlines and hotels participate, read our review.

However, if you want to learn why the Chase Sapphire Preferred is not our top travel rewards card, and learn where your spending can earn you even greater rewards, check out our Guide to Travel Credit Cards.

While the Chase Slate offers no rewards program, it introductory APR offer - including no fee on balance transfers made in the first 60- days - makes it a top choice for those looking to pay down some credit card debt.

To learn more, read our review or check out our Guide to Zero Percent APR Cards.

A great card - and one of our top Store Cards. Not sure how this card did not end up in our Guide to Cash Back Cards. It should have. 

If you shop on Amazon, this card is a must have. But, if you need more details, read our review.

The possibility of earning up to 100,000 bonus miles (sorry, Avios) makes this card hard to resist to those who frequently cross the pond. For those on the fence, check out our complete review.

After Marriott completes its merger with Starwood, it is sure to be the premier hotel for business travelers, luxury vacations, and even use regular Joes.

Read our review to learn more about this card and the Marriott Premier Rewards program.

We can only recommend this airline card for those who travel exclusively on United. And even then you may be better off with a generic travel rewards card that you can use towards hotel visits, cruises, or other travel related expenses.

To learn more, check out our review.

Look airline miles do not go as far as they used to. And Southwest already lets you check your bags for free. But if you and your family fly Southwest, you may want to consider this card.

Read our review to learn more.

Business Rewards Cards

Our review of the new Ink Business Preferred card is coming soon.

In the meantime, I am sure you want to know the identity of the "select" bonus categories you can earn the 3% rewards on. They are:

  • Travel
  • Shipping purchases
  • Internet, cable and phone services
  • Advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines

Just remember, these bonus categories (1) only apply to your combined first $150,000 of spending in those categories (then 1%), and (2) are applied to your account on each account anniversary.

Ink Cash is a great cash back business card. Not only is it simple to use, you can earn bonus points on items where your small business will spend money.

To learn more, you can read our review.

Ink Plus also is a fantastic business credit card - though it is for bigger spenders thanks to its annual fee. 

For more details, read our review.

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