Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

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Best for simplicity

Annual Fee:
$0
Purchase Intro APR:
0% intro on purchases for 15 months
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
0% intro on balance transfers for 15 months
Regular APR:
16.24% - 26.24% (Variable)
Terms and Restrictions Apply

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Commonly used for: 0% Introductory APR, Balance Transfer, Cash Back, Rewards.

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Annual Fee
Intro Bonus
Variable APR
Foreign Transaction Fee

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With the Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card, simplicity reigns. Perfect for those looking for a no-fuss way to earn rewards, this card lets you earn an unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase.

The Quicksilver’s cash back rewards program is uncomplicated. There aren’t any categories to track, and with no annual fee, you won’t have to calculate how much spending would make the card worth it.

Here are the details:

There will always be better rewards offered by other cards. But the Quicksilver’s straightforward nature makes it an easy pick for spenders wanting an easy way to earn cash back. Enjoy an unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases and a $150 sign-up bonus after spending $500 within the first three months of account opening.

This card doesn’t charge an annual fee and comes with a 15-month introductory 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers (16.24%-26.24% variable thereafter). Keep in mind that you’ll be charged a 3% fee on balance transfers made within those 15 months.

Is this card right for you?

The Quicksilver is for those who don’t want to juggle multiple cards or navigate rotating bonus categories. Sure, there are cards that offer higher rewards rates, but if you’re more interested in a card that flies on autopilot, the Quicksilver is a decent choice.

Frequent travelers will enjoy the card’s lack of foreign transaction fees, along with standard Capital One benefits like 24-hour travel assistance, travel accident insurance and auto rental coverage for collision and theft damages.

You’ll also get extended warranty protection on eligible items paid for with the card and identity theft services should your card ever get compromised.

Advantages
  • Unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase
  • $150 cash bonus when you spend $500 within the first three months of account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
Disadvantages
  • There are no bonus categories, so people with spending heavily concentrated in key areas may find greater rewards with another card
  • Balance transfer fee of 3%

How much are the rewards worth?

To qualify for the $150 bonus, all you need to do is spend $500 within the first 3 months of account opening. That could be as simple as paying a few bills using your Quicksilver card.

In line with the 1.5% cash back rewards, if you spend just $500 a month on your card, you’ll earn $90 for the year. When you add in the bonus, that’s $240 in cash back your first year of card ownership.

How to use this card

With the Quicksilver, you can redeem your cash back for any amount at any time. To access your rewards, log on to your account on the Capital One website and either redeem your earned rewards as statement credit or request a paper check. There’s no minimum amount you have to accrue to redeem your rewards, and they never expire as long as your account is open and in good standing.

The Quicksilver comes with Capital One benefits like travel and auto insurance. Your rented vehicle will be eligible for damage and theft coverage as long as you have paid for the car rental with your Quicksilver card.

The bottom line

The Quicksilver offers a simple way to earn cash back without tracking rotating rewards categories or worrying about an annual fee. But if you’re looking for a higher rewards value and don’t mind putting in the work, there are better cash back options out there.


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