There aren’t any 10% cash back credit cards, at least none offering that much back on all purchases. But you can get 10% cash back from some credit cards in specific spending categories or thanks to promotional offers.
A good 10% cash back credit card is the CB2 Credit Card; it offers 10% in Rewards Dollars on purchases at CB2, that can be redeemed for reward certificates.
The best way to get 10% cash back from a credit card is by earning an initial rewards bonus. For example, many cards offer cash back bonuses for spending a certain amount in a given time and that often amasses to more than 10% of the spending requirement. But there are plenty of credit cards with good sign-up bonuses, especially if you don't limit yourself to cash back.
In terms of more consistent cash back rates, the highest on the market is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express’s 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions and at U.S. supermarkets. For a high rate on all purchases, the best offer is the Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer, which gives up to 2% cash back cash back (half when you buy and the other half as you pay for those purchases).
Here are some good 2% to 10% cash back credit cards on select categories:
Good for groceries: Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express. 20% cash back on Amazon.com purchases for the first 6 months (up to $200 back), 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (up to $6,000 spent per year), 6% back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions, 3% back at U.S. gas stations and on transit, and 1% back on all other purchases, earned as statement credits. $150 statement credit for spending $3,000 in the first 6 months.
Good for gas: USAA® Cashback Rewards Plus American Express® Card. 5% cash back on gas and military base purchases (up to $3,000 spent per year), 2% cash back at supermarkets (up to $3,000 spent per year), 1% back on all other purchases.
Good cash bonus: Chase Freedom Flex℠. $200 for spending $500 in the first 3 months. 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent per quarter in bonus categories (which change every quarter and require activation), 5% cash back on travel through Chase, 3% back at restaurants and drugstores, and 1% back on all other purchases.
Good overall cash back rate: Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer. 2% cash back on all purchases, half at the time of purchase and the other half when you pay off the purchase.
Good store card rate: CB2 Credit Card. 10% back in reward dollars at CB2, 2% on groceries and 1% back on all other purchases.
The highest cash back rates all have caps. But you’ll almost always earn at least 1% back when you make a purchase.
Also note that some cards with high cash back earning rates have bonus categories that change every few months. Others have bonus categories that stay the same. In many cases, cards with lower but unlimited rates, like Citi Double Cash Card, will give more value in the long run.