The Best Interest Free Credit Cards

Credit cards come with a variety of interest free introductory offers today. From balance transfers to no interest on purchases, these cards offer a smart way to reduce or even eliminate interest charges on new purchases or transferred balances. Many interest free credit cards come with no annual fee and a reasonable regular APR when the introductory rate expires. The following credit cards offer 0 interest on purchases, no interest on balance transfers, or even both.

The Carnival™ MasterCard®
The Carnival™ MasterCard®
Apply Now...
at Barclaycard's
secure site
  • 0% Introductory APR for 15 months for each Balance Transfer made within 45 days of account opening, and a variable rate of 13.99%, 16.99% or 20.99% APR thereafter, depending on your creditworthiness
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points when you use your card for the first time
  • Earn DOUBLE points on any CarnivalTM purchase
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Redeem points for cruises on CarnivalTM or other eligible World’s Leading Cruise Lines vacations, hotel or flight discounts, onboard gifts and services, merchandise or gift cards
  • 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
within 45 days of account opening
15 Months 13.99%, 16.99% or 20.99%* Variable $0
673 Average credit score approved for this card† 598 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card
Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card
Apply Now...
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
729 Average credit score approved for this card† 625 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
Apply Now...
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%-20.99%
  • 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% – 20.99%* Variable $0
677 Average credit score approved for this card† 554 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
Apply Now...
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
within 45 days of account opening
12 Months 14.99% or 18.99%* Variable $0
719 Average credit score approved for this card† 664 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®
The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®
Apply Now...
at Barclaycard's
secure site
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee*
  • First checked bag FREE on eligible bags for you and up to four companions on domestic US Airways operated flights
  • One companion certificate good for up to 2 guests to travel with you on a US Airways operated flight at $99 each, plus taxes and fees
  • Priority boarding Zone 2 on US Airways operated flights
  • Redeem miles for award travel on US Airways and American Airlines booked through usairways.com or US Airways Reservations
  • Earn miles on every purchase with 2 miles for every $1 you spend on US Airways and American Airlines purchases and 1 mile for every $1 on purchases everywhere else
  • NEW! Receive a 25% savings on eligible US Airways and American Airlines in-flight purchases
  • 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
within 45 days of account opening
15 Months 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%* Variable $89
722 Average credit score approved for this card† 626 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Discover it®
Discover it®
More Details
  • 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter. Now - June 30 earn 5% at Restaurants & Movies on up to $1,500 in purchases after you sign up.* 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • Redeem your cashback for any amount, any time*. Your cash back never expires.
  • J.D. Power awarded Discover "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Credit Card Companies. Tied in 2014."+
  • Free FICO® Credit Score on monthly statements, online and in our mobile app.*
  • 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 purchases on your Discover card.
  • 100% U.S.- based customer service— day or night.
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking "Apply."
  • See complete Discover it® details
Purchases Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
Intro APR Intro APR Period Intro APR Intro APR Period
0% 14 Months 0% 14 Months 10.99% – 22.99%* Variable $0
691 Average credit score approved for this card† 658 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Published or Updated: November 17, 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. Credit Cards says:

    I heard that there is a 55 day interest free credit card available. But I don’t know who is the provider.

    • Rob Berger says:

      I’m not familiar with such a card.

  2. Cat says:

    I was interested in a no-fee credit card. Thanks for the info!

  3. J Barnes says:

    Is there a “no transfer fee” 0 interest free credit card?

    • Rob Berger says:

      J, the Chase Slate currently offers a 0% balance transfer for 15 months with no fee.

  4. debra jackson says:

    don’t get discover card unless you want to mess up your credit. They monitor your Fico score for a reason. My husban died and even though I continued to be a good customer. Discover dropped my credit limit and demanded I pay the difference all because Capitol one would not talk to me about a joint acount. Not being abel to access the account I could not pay it and it damaged my credit. I still paid everyone else with ease but I had to close the discover account because of the way they treated me. Funny thing is whenever capitol one gets this straightened out, I’ll get a new card with them. And they can get my business. I used to pay Discover 20X the minimum. Now they are relagated to the back of the just above minumim until I get a card to transfer that balance to.

  5. kristen says:

    I need a balance transfer card with 0% with no interest for as long as possible and a low interest rate does this exhist?
    thank you for your help

    • Rob Berger says:

      Kristen, the longest 0% offer available today is 18 months.

      • Evelyn says:

        Which one is 18 months

  6. robert soboloff says:

    Hi rob,
    I have 5 credit cards plus a small business loan totaling 73,000. in debt. I have been talking to a consolidating firm that says it can get me out of debt in 52 months with a monthly payment of 900.00 per month. this is an unsecured. my credit score was 811 until the credit companies dropped it to 620 or 650. are there any credit card companies that will give me 0% interest until the debt is payed off? the debt relief company is going to charge me 15 cents on the dollar. please give me some advice. thanks Robert soboloff

Speak Your Mind

*