The Best Gas Credit Cards of 2014

One of the best ways to diffuse gasoline costs is to pick up a gas rewards credit card.  When looking for the best gas credit card, the most important thing to consider is the percentage in cash back you’ll receive with each purchase.  Some cards have tiered percentage amounts while others offer straight cash back.  Other factors to consider are annual fees, introductory and bonus offers and finally, what kind of rewards are provided for other purchases.

Allow us to present the best gas credit cards available today.  If you are currently using a card that deserves to be on this list, let us know and we’ll add it!

Barclaycard® Rewards MasterCard® - Average Credit
Barclaycard® Rewards MasterCard® - Average Credit
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at Barclaycard's
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  • No annual fee
  • Earn 2 points per $1 on gas, grocery, and utility purchases and 1 point per $1 everywhere else
  • Use the points you earn like cash to pay for almost any purchases you've made.
  • No blackout date, no redemption fees, no limit on the points you can earn and no complicated set up.
  • Reports to all 3 major credit bureaus monthly providing you the opportunity to rebuild your credit score
  • Complimentary FICO® Scores as a benefit to active cardmembers. Opt-in to have instant and convenient access to FICO® Scores from your Barclaycard online account.
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
N/A N/A N/A N/A 24.99%* Variable $0
664 Average credit score approved for this card† 591 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
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at US Bank's
secure site
  • 0% Intro APR* on purchases and balance transfers for 15 billing cycles. After that, a variable APR currently 9.99%-23.99%
  • No annual fee*
  • Online bill pay for a fast and convenient way to pay bills online with your U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum
  • $0 fraud liability* for unauthorized transactions if your card is ever lost or stolen
  • Fraud Protection detects and notifies you of any unusual card activity to help prevent fraud
  • Online account management and account alerts
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
0% 15 Months 0% 15 Months 9.99% – 23.99%* Variable $0
679 Average credit score approved for this card† 591 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Barclaycard® Ring MasterCard®
Barclaycard® Ring MasterCard®
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at Barclaycard's
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  • No Balance Transfer Fees - start saving immediately!
  • A low 8% variable APR on balance transfers and purchases
  • No Annual Fees
  • Choose your card benefits and features
  • Get rewarded through the new Giveback™ program, where Barclaycard Ring members get money back for good performance
  • Get exclusive access to our online community and vote on the card features you like and view the financials of the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard online
  • Learn more about personal finance from Barclaycard and other members
  • Complimentary FICO® Scores as a benefit to active cardmembers. Opt-in to have instant and convenient access to FICO® Scores from your Barclaycard online account.
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.00%* Variable $0
735 Average credit score approved for this card† 645 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®
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at Barclaycard's
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  • Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit
  • Earn 2X miles on all purchases - Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits
  • Chip card for increased confidence and convenience to pay abroad as easily as you do at home
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% or 18.99%, depending on your creditworthiness.
  • Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score access for Barclaycard Arrival Cardmembers
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
N/A N/A 0% intro 12 Months 14.99% or 18.99%* Variable $89 - waived first year
743 Average credit score approved for this card† 684 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
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at Barclaycard's
secure site
  • Earn 20,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days - that's enough to redeem for a $200 travel statement credit
  • Earn 2X miles on travel and dining and 1X miles on all other purchases
  • Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
  • Get 10% miles back to use toward your next redemption every time you redeem for travel statement credits
  • No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country
  • 0% introductory APR for 12 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% or 18.99%, depending on your creditworthiness.
  • Complimentary online FICO® Credit Score access for Barclaycard Arrival Cardmembers
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
N/A N/A 0% intro 12 Months 14.99% or 18.99%* Variable $0
720 Average credit score approved for this card† 664 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

The Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card
The Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card
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at Barclaycard's
secure site
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on eligible Travelocity purchases
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Points can be redeemed for statement credits towards Travelocity purchases for Flights, eligible Hotels and Vacation Packages, with no blackout dates
  • No Annual Fee
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for complete details
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
N/A N/A 0% intro 15 Months 14.99%, 21.99% or 24.99%* Variable $0
0 Average credit score approved for this card† 0 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card
Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card
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at Barclaycard's
secure site
  • No Annual Fee
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after your first purchase
  • Earn 5X points on Priceline.com purchases
  • Earn 1 point on everything else. And there’s no limit to the number of points you can earn!
  • Plus, earn an additional 5,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on qualifying transactions in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Your points can act like cash - Redeem points for statement credits against purchases made on your account
  • Please see terms and conditions for complete details
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
0% 12 Months 0% 12 Months 14.99% or 21.99%* Variable $0
734 Average credit score approved for this card† 618 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Discover it®
Discover it®
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  • 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 18 months - then a variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% - 22.99%. A 3% fee applies to each transferred balance.
  • 0% intro APR on purchases for 6 months. Then the variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% - 22.99%
  • Over 5,000 cardmembers rated 4.8 out of 5 stars* and now Discover "Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Credit Card Companies in a Tie" by J.D. Power+
  • 5% cash back for online shopping and department store purchases on up to $1,500 - Oct. through Dec. 2014 when you sign up for 5%*. 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • Free FICO® Credit Score online and on monthly statements.*
  • No annual fee, no late fee for your first late payment - APR won't go up for paying late, no overlimit fee and no foreign transaction fee.*
  • Each Discover purchase is monitored. If it's unusual, you're alerted by e-mail, phone or text and never responsible for unauthorized Discover card purchases.
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms,balance transfer terms and other info by clicking "Apply."
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
0% 6 Months 0% 18 Months 10.99% – 22.99%* Variable $0
741 Average credit score approved for this card† 702 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

* See the online credit card application for details about terms and conditions. Reasonable efforts are made to maintain accurate information. However all credit card information is presented without warranty. When you click on the “Apply Now” button, you can review the credit card terms and conditions on the issuer’s website.

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Published or Updated: November 6, 2014
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

Comments

  1. Bill says:

    The PNC Everyday Rewards card seems like it would also be a great gas card. It gives 4% on the first $250 spend on gas each month and there are other bonus categories as well with lesser cashback. I rarely see this card mentioned on credit card reviews so I am curious if people have had negative experiences with it?

    • DR says:

      Bill, thanks for the tip. That card does sound like a good offer.

  2. ronald says:

    interesting dont all credit card company has hidden fees that they charge you for life.

    • COLLECTOR says:

      NO CREDIT CARD COMPANIES DON’T HAVE HIDDEN FEES- THEY HAVE FINE PRINT. ITS UP TO THE CONSUMER WHETHER OR NOT THEY READ THE FINE PRINT. BY USING THE CARD EVEN ONE TIME YOU AGREE TO ALL THE FINE PRINT WHETHER YOU READ IT OR NOT.

  3. The PNC card is pretty solid, but if you’re STRICTLY after gas rewards you’re almost always going to get a better cash back structure with a credit card that’s directly partnered with a specific gas station…such as a Shell/BofA card. The only downside is that the card usually lacks any perks outside of gas and you’ll always have to scramble for a Shell station when you’re on E…which sometimes sucks….

  4. Bob says:

    The Penfed card is still fantastic for gas, but it no longer gives you 2% on groceries – just 1%

  5. Chris says:

    Interesting no one mentions the BofA BankAmericard cash rewards card which gives 3% on gas, 2% on groceries, and 1% on everything else. I know there is distaste for BofA, but that thing is a gem. Those with BofA accounts get an extra 10% cash back as well.

    • Janet says:

      I agree with Chris. BofA has always treated me well.

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