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BB&T Spectrum Cash Rewards Card

BBT credit card Spectrum Cash Rewards

BB&T Spectrum Cash Rewards Card account holders get 2% back on groceries and utilities’ payments.

Plus new account holders pay no interest (0% APR) on purchases for their first 12 billing cycles (minimum payments apply).

Great credit card for everyday purchases helping customers manage their bills.

The rewards are generous with

  • 3% cash back on gas
  • 2% cash back on groceries and utilities
  • 1% cash back on other qualifying net purchases
  • A 10% bonus cash back on redeeming your rewards into your BB&T checking or savings account

Here is what else the BB&T Spectrum Cash Rewards Credit Card has:

Straightforward Terms

  • No annual fee
  • 0% Introductory APR on net purchases and balance transfers
  • 25 day grace period, i.e. try before you buy
  • No minimum interest charge
  • No penalty APR
  • No over-the-credit-limit fee
  • No returned payment fee
  • However a late fee applies if your payment is not made by your due date
  • Complete terms and conditions

Easy Online Access

  • Pay bills and transfer money between accounts, including non-BB&T accounts
  • Pay recurring bills with our automatic bill payment option
  • Free alerts to monitor suspicious account activity
  • Go paperless—view statements online
  • Access up to 24 months of online statements
  • Detailed yearly report of your card expenditures (online or print)

Complete Protection

  • Visa’s Zero Liability provides 100% fraud protection against unauthorized use.
  • Extended warranty
  • Quick delivery of replacement card or emergency cash if your card is lost or stolen.
  • Complimentary rental car insurance
  • 24-hour roadside and emergency transportation assistance
  • Medical and legal referral assistance
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Pre-trip and lost luggage assistance
  • Emergency airline ticket replacement
  • Valuable document delivery assistance
  • Emergency translation services

Additional Benefits

  • Accepted at more than 32 million locations worldwide
  • Can be used at more than 800,000 ATMs worldwide

Some of these benefits are provided by Visa. Certain limitations, exceptions and restrictions may apply to these Visa benefits. Details are available online or at a local branch.

Apply in person at your local branch or ONLINE.

J.P. Morgan Palladium Card

With currently only a limited number of J.P. Morgan Reserve Cards in circulation, this card ranks among the most elite in the credit card world.

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When time is valuable

Made of made of solid palladium with 23K gold etching, the physical card is worth more than the $595 annual fee.

Not available to the general public, the Reserve Cards caters exclusively to J.P. Morgan Chase Private Banking clients with a minimum of $10,000,000 in investment assets at J.P. Morgan.

The usual benchmark features of the credit card industry don’t fully justify the card’s value, because of all the other benefits private wealth advisors bring to the table for their clients.

For the record some of the features are:

  • Smart chip and signature technology to make international travel convenient
  • No nuisance fees such as foreign transaction, cash advance, late or over-limit charges
  • Primary auto rental coverage
  • Emergency evacuation or repatriation
  • Trip delay or cancellation insurance
  • Baggage delay or lost luggage coverage
  • Emergency accident or sickness coverage
  • Price and return protection
  • Exclusive airport lounges and services

As for spending limits: there aren’t any to be concerned about since purchases usually are beyond the norm.

The $595 card fee is partially covered by the $300 in statement credits given annually as reimbursement for travel purchases made on the card.

For details consult your J.P. Morgan financial advisor or visit the J.P. Morgan Reserve Card web page.

AARP Rewards Card from Chase

AARP Rewards Visa Card

The AARP Rewards Visa credit card offers features 3% rebates on gas and dining purchases, and has no annual fee.

As an added incentive new cardholders receive a $100 bonus after spending $500 within the first three months of using the card.

In addition they pay no interest on purchases made during their first 12 billing cycles, if they decide to hold a balance until then 

Though co-branded with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), you don’t have to be over 55 or even a member for this credit card.

Upon approval Chase may issue either a Visa Signature Card with a credit line of at least $5,000, or a Visa Platinum Card with minimum credit line of $500. 

In effort to help those in Chase Bank will donate $0.10 for each purchase made at a restaurant to the AARP Foundation towards the support of Drive to End Hunger.

A summary of rates, fees, features and benefits follows below.

Interest Rates

  • Purchases – 0% for 25 days if statement balance is zero
  • Purchases – 17.99% to 24.74% if statement balance is greater than zero
  • Cash Advances – 26.74%
  • Balance Transfers – 17.99% to 24.74% (if available)

Fees

  • Annual Fee: $0.00
  • Balance transfer: 3% ($5 min)
  • Cash advance: 5% ($5 min) or 5% at ATM
  • Foreign transaction: 3.0%
  • Late payment: up to $15 or $35
  • Returned payment: up to $35

Earn Rewards

  • 1 Member Reward point per dollar on eligible purchases
  • 3 Member Reward points per dollar on eligible gas stations or restaurants

Redeem Member Reward Points

  • Minimum to redeem: 2,000 points
  • As a statement credit or direct deposit checking or savings account
  • Gift cards such Walmart, Amazon, and more
  • Travel, including flight, hotels, cruises, etc.

Purchase Services

  • Theft and accidental damage protection, including cell phones
  • Return protection within 90 days of purchase
  • Free extended warranties (up to 2 years)

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.
  • Monthly summaries