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Venmo Credit Card

Venmo credit card

Venmo now offers select users a Venmo Visa credit card issued by Synchrony Bank.

Those eligible for the new card will notice an option for “Venmo Credit Card” in the drop-down menu of most recent version of its app. Available by invitation only to some users of the Venmo app, the card will gradually be offered to the entire Venmo community, but not the general public.

Introductory Offers

The card doesn’t have any sign-up incentives, such as bonuses or introductory APR discounts. Nor are balance transfers from other cards available. However the card doesn’t have any annual fee or foreign transaction fee. See terms and conditions for details.

Rewards

Account holders collect  3-2-1 cashback rewards from among eight eligible purchase categories.

  • Bills & utilities
  • Dining & nightlife
  • Entertainment
  • Gas
  • Grocery
  • Health & Beauty
  • Transportation
  • Travel

The 3% rebate goes towards the highest spend category, 2% rewards on second-most spend category, and 1% cashback on all other items. The bonus rates are assigned automatically on a monthly basis, i.e. no need to manually pick the best one.

Per reward terms users can even get 1% rewards for sending money via Venmo.

“When using your Card Account to send money to other Venmo users through your Venmo account.”

Unlike many cards that emphasize travel rewards, this is a great card to earn 3% rewards on utility bills because of its broad scope.

“Telecommunications, internet service providers, ongoing delivery of television/radio/streaming content on a subscription or fee basis, subscription products or services (such as magazine/newspaper subscriptions), electric or gas power, water supply, and refuse disposal or other utility services.”

Some items do not earn rewards: “Cash advances, disputed transactions, unauthorized or fraudulent transactions, interest, fees, or any other transactions that Synchrony may determine in its sole discretion are not eligible to earn Cash Rewards.”

Conveniences

Venmo Credit Card keeps tabs on card activity in the app, along with Venmo spending – every purchase, payment, split, and reward.

The card comes with the cardholder’s own unique QR code on the front, which makes accessing  Venmo a breeze. Once the code is scanned a Venmo profile pops allowing authorized users to pay or get paid.

Use the card online and wherever Visa is accepted. The purchase amount can even be split with others – just like regular Venmo payments. Easily apply funds from them as payments to your credit card bill or to your Venmo account.

The Venmo Credit Card is a chip-enabled card for greater security. You can use it as a contact-less card for a secure, touch free way to pay on enabled terminals.

More information and details

For further details on the new Venmo Credit Card, call Venmo Credit Card support at 855-878-6462 or you can explore their Help Center at your leisure.

AAA Member Rewards review, benefits and features

AAA Dollars Plus Mastercard from US Bank

The AAA Dollars Plus Mastercard offers cardholders superior rewards on AAA purchases.

Co-branded with American Automobile Association (AAA), you need AAA membership to get this card.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

As an added incentive to apply you receive 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months.

The introductory offer includes $25 AAA dollars after first charge on the card and 125 AAA dollars when $1500 or more within initial 90 days of account opening.

People holding large balances on their current cards at the current average rate of 17.23% APR can save a significant amount of money, even with the 3% balance transfer fee.

  • $1,000 at 14.23% means keeping $142.30 in your pocket.
  • $5,000 at 14.23% means keeping $711.50 in your pocket.
  • $10,000 at 14.23% means keeping $1,423.00 in your pocket.

Once the introductory period expires though, because the APR can jump up to as high as 23.99%, i.e. the monthly payment of interest alone, on a $5,000 transfer, can go from $12.50 to $91.63 per month.

While saving money helps, paying off the balance in full before the introductory period ends is essential to keep the money in your pocket.

REWARDS

Get rewarded with AAA dollars while you shop.

  • 3% on travel and AAA purchases
  • 2% at grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores
  • 1% for all other eligible net purchases

Interest Rates

  • Purchases – 0% for 25 days if statement balance is zero
  • Purchases – 14.99% to 23.99% when carrying a balance
  • Balance Transfers – 14.99% to 24.99% starting on transfer date
  • Cash Advances – 25.99%

Fees

  • Annual Fee: $0.00
  • Fee on balance transfer: 3% ($5 min)
  • Cash advance: 3% ($10 min) for convenience check
  • Cash: advance: 5% ($10 min) at ATM
  • Foreign transaction: none
  • Late payment: up to $40
  • Returned payment: up to $35

Redeem Reward Points

  • Merchandise such as electronics, fashion, home goods
  • Gift cards

Travel Benefits

  • Roadside Assistance Hotline
  • Car rental and damage insurance (excludes liability coverage)
  • Global Assist Hotline (doesn’t pay for third-party costs)
  • Travel accident insurance on common carriers

Security Features

  • Fraud Protection
  • Advanced secure chip technology
  • Text alerts

Other Card Benefits

  • Mobile banking
  • Text and/or email alerts on purchases, balances, reminders, etc.
  • Free FICO credit score
  • Apple Pay
  • Monthly summaries