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The Best Credit Cards for Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a time for family and friends. This year, however, the holiday traditions are somewhat different. Given the impact of the coronavirus on several aspects of everyday life, which credit cards offer the best entertainment benefits for a virus-impacted holiday? Here is a selection of our top credit cards for holiday entertaining of 2020:

The Best Credit Cards for Holiday Entertaining of 2020

Here are our top holiday entertainment credit cards for 2020:

U.S. Bank Altitude® Go Visa Signature® Card

Entertaining in a COVID-19 world this holiday season means smaller groups than usual. Because of this reality, a card that prioritizes savings on groceries and takeaway is essential. For that reason, the U.S. Bank Altitude Go Visa Signature is an excellent option to consider.

The Go offers 4X points on dining, including takeout, food delivery, and in-restaurant dining. The card also offers 2X on groceries and streaming services – making it the perfect tool for cooking for friends and family – and streaming some Hallmark movies at the same time.

Wells Fargo Propel American Express®

The Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card is another excellent holiday entertainment option. The card offers the versatility to provide savings whether your holidays keep you at home or let you hit the road.

The card is designed for anyone who does any combination of traveling, dining, commuting, or streaming.  In fact, it earns 3X points per dollar on all those purchase categories. This makes it ideal for those who want a flexible rewards credit card – regardless of the time of year.

Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

The Capital One Savor is one of the best entertainment credit cards on the market. The card earns an unlimited 4% cash back on both dining and entertainment, plus 2% back on groceries, and 1% back on everything else. It also brings a free Postmates Unlimited membership, which normally costs $9.99 per month. This makes making ordering in a breeze that also saves money. While many dining and entertainment options are experiencing limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic, this card’s value is far greater than its $95 annual fee.

Chase Freedom Flex World Elite Mastercard

The Freedom Flex from Chase looks set to make many “Best Of” lists for the foreseeable future. The card offers exceptional value as the replacement for the always popular Chase Freedom Card.

The card earns 5% back on all travel booked through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, for those planning on traveling this holiday season. If you’re staying home (or visiting family or friends), the card also earns 3% back on dining and drugstore purchases. Those rewards rates are in addition to the usual 5% cash back from a revolving set of quarterly categories – with Q4 2020 including Walmart and PayPal.

Honorable Mentions

Want some more holiday entertaining credit card options to consider? Here are two cards that just missed out on our top spots:

PenFed Platinum Rewards VISA Signature

PenFed Platinum Rewards VISA Signature® Card

The PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature narrowly misses out on the list this year. Why? The card is an excellent gas rewards credit card that provides 5X points per $1 at gas stations and 3X on groceries. Still, with the limitations on travel for many Americans, it just doesn't match the other cards' flexibility.


Citi® Double Cash Card

The Citi® Double Cash Card is a cash back credit card that makes entertaining easy. In fact, it makes everything easy by offering 2% back on all eligible purchases. You'll get 1% back when making the purchases and another 1% back after paying the balance off.

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