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Comparing credit cards spreadsheet

Use this spreadsheet to compare rewards credit cards.

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Once you've documented the differences between features like caps, annual fees and ease of redemption, you can determine at a glance which card is best for you.



Comparing credit cards
Questions to ask before you choose a reward card Card A Card B Card C
How many points do you earn per dollar spent?
Is there an annual fee for the reward program?
How much is it?
Is there an expiration date for rewards earned?
Over what time period do you have to redeem the rewards?
Will you earn enough points in that time to benefit?
Is there a cap on how much cash back you can earn per year?
What percent of spending do you get back in cash?
Is the reward program tiered?
If so, how much do you need to spend to get to the higher level?
Which stores are excluded from qualified purchases? Make a list.
How easy is it to redeem the reward?
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Compare weekly rates
WEEKLY AVERAGES
Type Fixed Variable
Standard 13.23% 14.82%
Gold
Platinum 12.70% 15.89%
All 13.02% 15.61%
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