With Super Bowl LVII right around the corner, it’s still possible to snag a last-minute ticket purchase. And with the right card in your wallet, you can even earn rewards on your Big Game spending.

Some rewards credit cards earn cash back and points on entertainment spending, including ticket purchases. Plus, credit card rewards can be a great way to save on all your related spending, like traveling to and from the stadium and eating out at restaurants.

Here are some of the best options to consider for this year’s Super Bowl game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, or for future games next season.

Citi Custom Cash: Best for automatic earnings

The Citi Custom Cash® Card, a popular “choose your own adventure” option, gets you 5 percent cash back on your top eligible spending category every billing cycle (up to $500 in purchases, then 1 percent). The live entertainment category, in particular, may appeal to football fans.

What’s especially nice about this rewards structure is that you’re not locked into a single category every month. The Custom Cash automatically adjusts to your spending habits without any action required on your part. Your top spending category could be live entertainment one month and something completely different the next (including gas, groceries, travel and more).

Capital One Savor: Best for buying tickets

The Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card* was an early adopter of an entertainment rewards category. For a $95 annual fee, it offers an unlimited 4 percent cash back on entertainment, popular streaming services and dining purchases, plus 3 percent back at grocery stores and 1 percent on everything else.

This card covers a wide range of football-related expenditures — everything from game tickets to food to streaming the action from your couch (since you can earn while watching future games on ESPN+ and other streaming services).

NFL Extra Points Credit Card: Best for die-hard fans

The National Football League’s officially licensed credit card, the NFL Extra Points Credit Card*, is worth considering as well, but it has its limitations. The card’s website states that the product gives 3 percent (or 3 points per dollar) in rewards on qualifying NFL and team purchases, 2 percent (2 points per dollar) on groceries, food delivery, restaurants, gyms and sporting goods and 1 percent (1 point per dollar) on everything else.

However, rewards are only worth 0.5 cents apiece when applied as a statement credit — 200 points equals a $1 redemption. It is possible to obtain more value from some of the other redemption opportunities, such as gift cards, merchandise and exclusive NFL experiences. For example, a cardholder can redeem 1,000 points for a $10 Fanatics gift card. In that example, each point stretches twice as far as it does when exchanged for a statement credit.

Discover it Cash Back: Best for rotating categories

The Discover it® Cash Back rewards 5 percent cash back on activated rotating categories (up to $1,500 in quarterly purchases, then 1 percent). This option is best for forward-looking football fans looking to earn on tickets purchased next season, as Q3 bonus categories (July through September) typically include PayPal purchases. While Discover hasn’t released 2023 categories in full, PayPal was a Q3 category in both 2022 and 2021. If you regularly check out with PayPal when purchasing game tickets online, the Discover it Cash Back could be a great option.

You can also usually find grocery stores and gas stations on the card’s list of categories, which is ideal for traveling fans or those looking to stock up the pantry before a home viewing.

Blue Cash Preferred from American Express: Best for at-home fans

If you prefer snacking in front of the big screen at home, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express can earn you solid rewards on both grocery store purchases and streaming the game. This card does have a $95 annual fee (waived the first year) but earns 6 percent cash back at U.S. supermarkets (up to $6,000 per year, then 1 percent) as well as 6 percent back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions. Streaming subscriptions include ESPN+ and YouTube TV, to name a few.

If you use the Blue Cash Preferred for all your grocery shopping throughout the year and max out U.S. supermarket category, you can earn $360 in cash back rewards — not including earnings from other categories.

The bottom line

A key theme of any good credit card rewards strategy is to find the right cards for your lifestyle. Think about how you spend your money and what you want to get out of your rewards. If you’re a football fan and spend a significant amount on game days each year, you may want to consider how you can score more rewards on that money with a card best fit for you.

All information about the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card and NFL Extra Points Credit Card has been collected independently by Bankrate and has not been reviewed or approved by the issuer.