Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the winners of its Best Credit Cards Awards. The top cards for 2022 were recognized in nine card categories, with the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express winning two awards, including a new editors’ choice award: Best Credit Card for Beating Inflation.
Selected as the editors’ choice winner for being a rewards credit card that earns money back at the supermarket, at gas stations and on transit, and secures a 0% introductory APR for 12 months, Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express also won as the overall Best Rewards Credit Card.
“A credit card that pays you back with cash back rewards or points, whether you’re filling up or stocking up, can help you offset the effects of record-high inflation,” said Beverly Harzog, credit card expert and consumer finance analyst at U.S. News. “The winners of the third annual U.S. News Best Credit Cards Awards stood out among hundreds of cards in their respective categories, providing consumers with a great place to start as they search for a credit card that’s right for them.”
The 2022 U.S. News Best Credit Cards Awards Winners:
The winning cards were determined based on a comprehensive, data-driven methodology that includes factors such as rewards rates; sign-up bonuses; annual, foreign transaction and balance transfer fees; and introductory and ongoing APRs. To determine which card was best in each category, U.S. News compiles the scores that top cards have received each month to calculate overall scores. The 2022 U.S. News Best Credit Cards Awards winners earned the highest average scores in their respective categories the previous quarter. For more information, read the methodology.
U.S. News also publishes in-depth credit card guides to help consumers understand how to make credit cards work in their favor. Consumers can find advice about comparing cards, maximizing rewards and much more.
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