Americans are obsessed with sports. And whether you enjoy rooting for your team on the court, the diamond, the gridiron or on home ice, there is a credit card that can offer you rewards and benefits for your sports-related purchases while showing support for your home team.
So if your favorite team is in the regular season, fighting it out during the playoffs or just looking forward to next year, now is the time to consider one of these four credit cards for sports fans:
1. NHL Discover it Card
Like other versions of the Discover it card, the NHL card offers 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent each quarter at select categories of merchants. For example, during the second quarter of 2016 (April - June), you receive the bonus cash back for all purchases from restaurants and movie theaters. In addition, you also receive 1% cash back on all other purchases. Other benefits include 10% off all NHL gear purchases from Shop.NHL.com, as well as free FICO credit scores and 100% U.S. based customer service. There's no annual fee for this card, no foreign transaction fees and no penalty interest rate. And of course, you can order your card with the logo of your favorite NHL team.
2. The NBA American Express Card from BBVA Compass Bank
This card offers 3X points for NBA tickets, in-stadium transactions and NBAStore.com purchases, up to $1,500 in combined purchases each quarter, and 2X points for up to $1,500 spent each quarter at U.S. gas stations and supermarkets. You also receive 5X rewards on all purchases made during the NBA All-Star Weekend and two weeks of the NBA finals, for the first $5,000 you spend during each event. One point is earned on all other purchases.
Points can be redeemed for cash back, statement credits, merchandise, tickets, gift cards or VIP experiences. You also receive a 20% discount on NBAStore.com purchases and a card with the logo of your favorite team. There's no annual fee for this card.
3. The MLB Extra Bases Cash Rewards Card from Bank of America
This card offers baseball fans 1% cash back on purchases, 2% at grocery stores and 3% on gas for the first $1,500 in combined grocery/gas purchases each quarter. It also offers new applicants a $100 cash rewards bonus after making at least $500 in purchases in the first 90 days of your account opening. Rewards can be also redeemed for MLB gear, game tickets, experiences, and memorabilia. There's no annual fee for this card.
4. The NFL Extra Points Card from Barclaycard
This card offers football fans one point per dollar spent on most purchases, and double points for all game tickets, in-stadium purchases, and purchases from team pro shops. New cardholders also receive 10,000 bonus points after spending $500 in purchases within 90 days of account opening. Points can be redeemed for cash back, statement credits, travel reservations or NFL gear. In addition, points can also be redeemed for exclusive NFL experiences, game tickets, and even a trip to the Super Bowl. There is no annual fee for this card.
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