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®
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  • 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
670 Average credit score approved for this card† 608 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card
Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card
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  • 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†

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
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  • 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 Arrival™ World MasterCard®
Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®
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  • 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
720 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®
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  • Earn 40,000 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† 625 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Discover it®
Discover it®
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  • 0% intro APR on purchases & balance transfers for 14 months - then a variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% - 22.99%. A 3% fee applies to each transferred balance.
  • 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
  • 100% U.S.- based customer service - anytime, day and night
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score 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% 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.

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