Cards that pay big-time rewards

Want cash, discounts or air miles? These cards give you the most.

Blue Cash from American Express
If you're a big spender:
Blue Cash from American Express
Rate: Introductory APR of 0 percent for six months, then 13.24 percent variable rate
The rewards are modest - 1 percent on purchases at supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations and 0.5 percent on everything else - until you spend $6,500 within 12 consecutive billing periods.

On spending above that, things get pretty appealing: You'll receive a fat 5 percent on the purchases specified above, and a still-decent 1.5 percent on all other transactions.

If you agree to use your card to pay recurring bills on an automatic basis, you can get points for them too.

And since AmEx likes people riding high on the hog, there's no cap on the rebate no matter how much you spend.
Contact: 800-223-2670
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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.