There is no reason you can’t have both Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited.
In fact, having both could make a lot of sense, especially since neither charges an annual fee. Having both Chase Freedom cards allows you to combine the stability of Unlimited’s cash back on all purchases with the bonus categories offered by the standard version.
The best credit card for gas and groceries is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express. It gives 6% cash back on $6,000 spent at U.S. supermarkets per year and 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations, plus 6% back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions, 3% back on transit expenses, and 1% back everywhere else. New cardholders can also earn a $300 statement credit for spending $3,000 during the first 6 months of card membership.… read full answer
6% back on $6,000 spent at U.S. supermarkets per year, and 3% back at U.S. gas stations. $0 intro annual fee for the first year, $95 after. $300 statement credit for spending $3,000 in the first 6 months. 6% on select U.S. streaming subscriptions, 3% back on transit, and 1% everywhere else. Good credit required.
2% back at Costco, and 4% back on gas. No annual fee, but the card is only available to people with a Costco membership, which costs $60+. 3% on restaurant and travel purchases, and 1% everywhere else. Excellent credit required.
5% back at Whole Foods for Prime members (3% back otherwise), and 2% back on gas, restaurants and drugstores. No annual fee, but Prime costs $99 a year. 1% back everywhere else. $50 gift card when you get approved. Good credit required.
5% back on $6,000 in gas and groceries the first 12 months (2% back after that). No annual fee. 1% back on all other purchases. Excellent credit required.
Ultimately, the best credit card for gas and groceries is Amex Blue Cash Preferred. But since gas and groceries are some of the most common expenses, it's a popular combination, and there are options for every credit level. For example, Capital One QuicksilverOne is good for limited credit. And the SunTrust Secured Credit Card works for folks with bad credit.
Walmart is not considered a grocery store for credit cards. Major credit card networks assign a specific merchant category code (MCC) to purchases made at traditional grocery stores. This code doesn’t include “big-box” retailers like Walmart or Target because they sell a lot more than groceries. But Walmart Neighborhood Markets are considered grocery stores for credit cards since they sell groceries exclusively.… read full answer
If you want to earn bonus rewards on groceries purchased at Walmart, consider the Walmart Store Card. It offers 3% cash back on walmart.com purchases, including grocery pickup. The card also gives 2% cash back on Walmart and Murphy USA gas purchases. All in-store purchases, including groceries, yield 1% cash back.
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