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Cash back credit cards: Citi vs. American Express


Cash back credit cards: Citi vs. American Express

Published 10/12/11  (Modified 3/27/14)

Cash back credit cards: Citi vs. American Express By Jeffrey Steele

World Series of Credit Cards - Game 2

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In the wake of the excitement and action that was Game 1, we welcome you back to the Money Blue Book World Series of Credit Cards.

This time, taking the field are two of the giants in the cash-back card league, and we have every reason to believe we're about to see a hard-fought battle. So stay tuned as we bring you perennial favorite Citi® Dividend Platinum Select® Visa® Card taking on a formidable challenger in the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express in this battle of the cash back credit cards.

In this type of climactic battle, any number of key match-ups will be pivotal in deciding today's outcome. Let's lay out a few of those important match-ups, identifying where we can pick the possible victor in these head-to-head competitions for best cash back credit card.

  • Annual fee. Many rewards cards charge an annual membership fee. The Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa Card steps up to the plate with an annual fee of…zero! Next up is Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express. This card has a zero annual fee as well, and we have a tie game at the bottom of the first.

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Student credit cards: Capital One vs. Discover

Published 10/10/11  (Modified 12/11/13)

Student credit cards: Capital One vs. Discover By Jeffrey Steele

World Series of Credit Cards - Game 1

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 2011 Money Blue Book World Series of Credit Cards! With baseball post-season in full swing (so to speak) we've decided to have a little fun ourselves and compare some of our best credit cards in seven different categories under a baseball theme. Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jack and enjoy the game!

Student credit cards

Leading off in Game 1 are two of our best student credit cards. We can genuinely say that the two rivals competing in today's game have youth on their side. This game pits the Capital One Journey Student Rewards card against the Discover Student Open Road card. Although you won't find this contest on ESPN, it's sure to be followed avidly on the nation's campuses of higher learning.

If you're a student, you probably don't have much credit history. Student credit cards are designed to make it easy for you to build your credit score without letting you get too overextended (although, of course, you can still get into trouble if you let payments slide).

Both teams deserve high marks for their star-studded lineups of top credit card features. Let's run down those lineups before the first pitch of today's game and give you a chance to grade each card's merits in this student credit card competition.

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