Best Credit Cards For Everyday Use, Spending and Purchases

BarclayCard Arrival PLusTM World Elite MasterCard®

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Editor's Review

With this card, you can earn double points on all your spending. Hence, for daily use, we could not recommend this card enough. There is no foreign transaction fees and when you exchange points for travel, Barclays will top up your account with 10% of the points you have used. And I should add, you get your FICO score for free as a card member.

Barclays ArrivalTM World MasterCard®

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This card is the no annual fee version of the above card. You will earn double points for travel and dining expenses. While we would not consider travel to be a daily expense, dining certainly would. Like many Barclays card, there is no foreign transaction fee and you get your complimentary FICO scores.

Blue Cash Everyday From American Express®

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If you use your credit card at US stand-alone supermarkets, US stand-alone gas stations and select major department stores, then you really should check out this card. With gas and food prices rising, this card will help you get some cash back from these purchases.

Barclays Rewards MasterCard®

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Cards on our Editors' Choice List aren't just meant for those with excellent credit. If your credit is just average, then you might to consider the Barclays Rewards MasterCard®. This card allows you to earn double points on gasoline, grocery and utility spending, making this a truly everyday spending card. Best of all, like many other Barclays card, you can get your FICO score for free.

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

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Aside from having a great frequent guest program, the Starwood program allows you to transfer points to over 30 airline partners (most at a one for one ratio). This is why this card has become a favorite for frequent flyers who have multiple programs.

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

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The great feature about this card is that actually you can earn triple points on airfares. However, it is also good for everyday use because you get double points when you use the card at standalone gas stations and supermarkets. It is very suitable for those who are members of a few frequent flyer programs and want to earn more points to transfer into miles.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

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This card is another great one for frequent flyers. The difference with the Amex cards are that they have different airline partners. For example, United COntinental, SouthWest & AirTran and Hyatt are partners of Chase.

Credit One Visa Black With Gas Rewards

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The price for having credit includes high annual feed and APR. Fortunately, there are some issues like this one that has cards with both reasonable annual fees and rates. But perhaps the best feature is the ability to earn rewards when you use the card at gas stations.