Cards that pay big-time rewards

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

If you're a skinflint:
Chase Freedom Visa Card
Rate: Introductory APR of 0 percent for six months, then 12.24 percent variable rate
What do you get? Well, for ordinary purchases, an unimpressive 1 percent cash back, but Chase will up the rebate to 3 percent for purchases at supermarkets, gas stations and fast-food restaurants.

Unlike with the AmEx card, however, you can't drum up scads of reward cash: After you spend $600 during any given monthly billing cycle, the reward slips to 1 percent.
Contact: 888-692-4273
Blue Cash More Driver's Edge Open Road Miles No Hassle Miles Freedom
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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.