The Best Interest Free Credit Cards

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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.

Discover it®

Editor's Pick

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%.
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 Stars by over 5,000 cardmembers.*
  • 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.*
  • Free FICO® Credit Score online and on monthly statements.*
  • 5% cash back at gas stations on up to $1,500 in purchases from July through September 2014 after you sign up*. 1% cash back on all other 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.”

More Card Options With No Interest

The CarnivalTM MasterCard®
The Carnival<sup>TM</sup> MasterCard®
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  • 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months after account opening (after that a variable APR currently 13.99% - 20.99% 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
0% 12 Months 0% 12 Months 13.99%, 16.99% or 20.99%* Variable $0
696 Average credit score approved for this card† 613 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
714 Average credit score approved for this card† 644 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Discover it® chrome
Discover it® chrome
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  • 2% cash back on up to $1,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and gas stations every quarter-no sign-ups needed*. 1% cash back on all your other purchases.
  • 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 14 months-then a variable purchase APR applies, currently 10.99% - 22.99%. A 3% fee applies to each transferred balance.
  • No annual fee, no overlimit fee, no late fee on your first late payment and no foreign transaction fee*.
  • Free FICO® Credit Score online and on your monthly statement so you can track your score's progress*.
  • 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
689 Average credit score approved for this card† 648 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
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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
712 Average credit score approved for this card† 649 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
  • 0% intro APR on balance transfers and purchases for the first 12 months after account opening. After that, variable APR, currently 14.99% or 18.99%, based upon your creditworthiness.
  • 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
  • Book the travel you want - airfare, hotels, cruises and more and earn miles on your purchase
  • 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
  • Complimentary online FICO® Score access for Barclaycard Arrival cardmembers
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 18.99%* Variable $0
714 Average credit score approved for this card† 677 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 purchases and 1 mile for every $1 on purchases everywhere else
  • 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%* 15 Months 15.99%, 19.99% or 24.99%* Variable $89
709 Average credit score approved for this card† 607 Lowest credit score approved for this card†

Published or Updated: June 20, 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.

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