Quick Tip: Use the best credit card for #GivingTuesday


Today is “Giving Tuesday”.  Wikipedia describes this day as “a movement to create a national day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.”  With many charities, donation matches are available today so that your donation will go further.

Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday

Best credit card options for #GivingTuesday

If you plan to make your donation with a credit card, you might as well earn additional rewards.  In my opinion, the best options for charitable donations are the US Bank Cash+ card and the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards cards.

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card: This card offers 5% cash back each quarter on up to $2,000 spend within two categories of your choice.  If you chose Charitable Donations as one of your 5% categories, then you’ll earn 5% back when donating to charities (as long as they are coded as a charity).

U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature Card or American Express Card:  Both cards offer triple points for charitable donations with no cap.  FlexPerks points are worth up to 2 cents each towards airfare, so its possible to earn the equivalent of 6% back in rewards.  Note, though, that airfare redemptions are usually worth less than 2 cents per point, so assuming 5% returns (towards airfare) is more realistic.

U.S. Bank FlexPerks Business Edge Travel Rewards Visa Card: Just like the personal FlexPerks Travel Rewards Cards (above), this business card offers triple points for charitable donations.

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