Marvel MasterCard from Synchrony
$25 after first purchase
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No Annual Fee
FM Mini Review: Good option if used only in 3% categories (e.g. dining and entertainment)
Card Type: Mastercard
Earning rate: ⚬ 3% cash back for dining, select entertainment, and Marvel purchases
Noteworthy perks: 10% off and other discounts at Marvel.com
This no-fee card is a surprisingly good option if used primarily within its bonus categories. While there are plenty of no-fee 2% cash back cards, very few cards offer 3% cash back in a wide number of categories. Marvel advertises this card as earning 3% cash back for dining, select entertainment, and Marvel purchases. But the "select entertainment" category is quite broad. By following links to the card's cash back terms, we find that all of the following earn 3% cash back:
And Select Entertainment:
For Marvel fans, Marvel let's you choose from a number of card designs: Spiderman, Ironman, Avengers, and more. Plus, the card offers discounts at MarvelShop.com and for the Marvel Avengers STATION in Las Vegas.
I don't recommend this card for international use since it has a 3% foreign exchange fee. But for day to day use within bonus categories, 3% cash back is excellent. And, unlike many other cash back cards, cash back is issued automatically as a statement credit within 2 billing cycles, with no minimums.