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If you're not a heavy gas user, Moussa says you might be better off with a general rewards credit card that allows you to earn points for purchases in other categories as well. In fact, some of these rewards programs are pumping up incentives by offering accelerated rewards in rotating quarterly categories including gas.

Cards with rotating bonus categories include Chase Freedom and the Discover More Card.

"Strictly gas-related cards are facing competition from companies like Chase or Citi," Hronek says. She predicts some card issuers will offer double or triple rewards on gas purchases as a quarterly category this summer.




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