The Best Credit Cards You Can Get Right Now

Over the past month, Outlaw has posted a lot of new card reviews and offers. As the weekend approaches, let’s take a breather and recap some of the top credit cards we recommended to readers, along with each card’s core benefits and drawbacks:

We clued you into United Airlines’ Mileage Plus Signature Visa, which is by far my favourite airline rewards card this year. Use the published link there to receive enough bonus miles for up to two free flights on United in most cases, plus a $50.00 statement credit, all after making just one purchase on your new card.

Drawbacks: None really, especially since the $60 annual fee is now waived for the first year. If you keep this card into the second or third year, the fee is a potential drawback, depending on how many points you accrue each month.

We also reviewed Southwest’s newly re-launched credit card, the Rapid Rewards Plus¬†card. Use the published link there and you’ll receive 20,000 points toward free Southwest flights after your very first purchase. That’s a value of at least $200, plus you get an additional 3,000 points every year on your cardmember anniversary date.

Drawbacks: The annual fee has risen¬†slightly with this new incarnation of Southwest’s Visa Signature credit card. It is now $69 per year.

We also recently wrote about some of our other favourite top credit card offers for March right here.

Disclosures: I used to review credit cards for a living. Also, my web site has a financial relationship with Chase — we participate in their affiliate program. No financial relationship or position on American Express, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines or any other company mentioned in this story at time of publication.

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