This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Deck The Malls: The 4 Best Credit Cards For Holiday Shopping

Even though you can redeem Ultimate Rewards points for cash rebates, many Chase cardmembers have discovered they can squeeze even more value from their rewards balances. In addition to special deals on dining and travel, Chase now offers members exclusive experiences at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or the Sundance Film Festival.

Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa

Retail banks haven't always offered the strongest rewards cards over the past few years, but heated competition has inspired some familiar names to launch some unusual holiday promotions. For instance, signing up for a new Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa will earn you a zero percent APR and a 3 percent rebate on all gas, grocery, and drugstore purchases for six months. Your everyday purchases earn 1 percent cash back, even after the promotion ends.

Because your holiday gift list requires you to travel beyond the corner convenience store, Wells Fargo and Visa have teamed up for a series of special merchant offers that can save you even more money. Retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Macy's, and Banana Republic will waive shipping on qualifying orders during this season's promotional period. Although the go-to rate on this low introductory rate card can lean toward the high side, you'll have the benefit of face-to-face customer service at any of Wells Fargo's branches nationwide.

Capital One Cash

Although Capital One hasn't yet announced any extra rebates or signup bonuses for the holiday season, the bank has beefed up offerings through its Perk Central shopping portal. Unlike most other credit card issuers' online shopping malls, Perk Central now includes a selection of in-store bonuses. Some of the season's best deals have included instant cash back rebates of up to 10 percent at merchants like Banana Republic and Foot Locker.

Capital One's online rewards tracking system makes it easy for you to cash in on your bonuses, even within the same statement cycle as your qualifying purchases. A new "purchase eliminator" tool lets you pluck an item from your statement and pay it off instantly with your accrued rebate credit. In addition to a 1 percent cash rebate, you'll earn an extra 50 percent rebate bonus when you keep your account in good standing for a year.

2 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,253.33 +120.63 0.67%
S&P 500 2,113.23 +8.73 0.41%
NASDAQ 4,997.1710 +33.6440 0.68%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs