2011 Debit Card Rewards Survey
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For the 2011 Debit Card Rewards Survey, Bankrate surveyed the five largest banks and thrifts in 10 key U.S. markets, plus the five largest credit unions.

To see the details of each debit card, click on the name of the program.

Debit card rewards program

Issuer and name of programRewards formulaAnnual fee
Bank of America
Alaska Airlines Debit Card
1 mile for every $2 in purchases/1 mile for every $1 in Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air flights and vacation package purchases.$30
Bank of America
US Airways Debit Card
1 mile for every $2 in purchases/1 mile for every $1 in US Airways purchases.$30
BBVA Compass
CompassPoints Rewards Program
One point for every $4 in purchases.$0
Beneficial Bank
BankThanks
One point for every $2 in purchases.$0
BestBank (a division of Guaranty Bank)
Easy Cash Rewards
Up to 20 percent cash back -- see notes.$0
Branch Banking and Trust Company
BB&T Cash Rewards
Up to 25 percent cash back on purchases.$0
Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
Green$ense Debit Card
10 cents each time debit card is used. (Online bill payments, credit and PIN-based transactions, and ATM transactions would all be eligible to receive 10 cents.)$0
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
Green$ense Debit Card
10 cents each time debit card is used. (Online bill payments, credit and PIN-based transactions, and ATM transactions would all be eligible to receive 10 cents.)$0
Colonial Savings
Cash-In Account
Up to 20 percent in savings for online purchases.$120 if criteria not met (see notes)
Danversbank
Points2U
One point for every $2 in eligible purchases.$0
Fifth Third Bank
World Debit MasterCard
One point for every $2 spent$47.40
First Place Bank
Prewards
Varies -- based on merchant.$0
Fullerton Community Bank, FSB
UChoose Rewards Program
You earn one point for every $2 you spend when you sign for your purchase.$0
Harris National Association
One point for every $2 you spend by signing for credit transactions.

$0

PNC Bank, NA
PNC Points
Two points for every $1 in purchases for gas, grocery and drugstore AND one point for every $1 for all other purchases.$0
Queens County Savings Bank
Even>More Rewards
25 points for each signature-based transaction of $20 or more OR 10 points for each PIN transaction of $20 or more.$0
Rockland Trust Company
Free Eco Checking
10 cents per debit card transaction. (PIN or signature-based both qualify).$0
Salem Five
Cash Back Debit Rewards
1 cent for every $2.$0
Security Service FCU
Security Service Rewards Debit Card
One point for every $2 in purchases.$18
(see notes)
Sovereign Bank
Sovereign Cash Rewards
Varies depending on the store or website in which purchases are made.$0
Suncoast Schools FCU
ScoreCard Rewards
One point for every $3 in purchases.$0
SunTrust Bank
Delta SkyMiles Classic Check Card
Earn 1 mile for every $2 spent on all signature-based purchases. Earn double miles on all direct Delta purchases.$20
SunTrust Bank
Delta SkyMiles World Check Card
Earn 1 mile for every $1 spent on signature-based purchases. Earn double miles on all direct Delta purchases.$55
TD Bank, NA
Visa Extras
One point for every $1 in purchases.$0
The Golden 1 CU
Rainbow Rewards
Varies -- see notes.$0
Union Bank, NA
MasterCard MarketPlace
N/A$0
ViewPoint Bank
Purchase Rewards
Varies -- based on merchant.$0
Bankrate.com surveyed the largest banks and thrifts in the top five markets in the country plus the top five credit unions to find out what debit card rewards programs are available and how they work. The survey was taken from Aug. 22 to Sept. 9, 2011.

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