With Amazon bringing in billions in revenue each year from its wildly successful Prime Day, it’s understandable that other brands are seeking to get in on the holiday shopping action. The latest offering comes from Walmart, with its new “Deals for Days” sale, The even runs throughout November. Here are the best credit cards to help you save during Walmart’s Deals for Days sale – and throughout the holiday season:
What Is Walmart’s “Deals for Days” Program?
The Deals for Days sale is Walmart’s answer to the overwhelming success of Amazon’s Prime Day. The program runs throughout November, offering extended savings on select products.
The Deals for Days sale began on November 4, with the superstore offering savings on electronics, toys, and home goods products. All told, the event will run over six separate days:
The first event runs on 11/4 and 11/7, with savings on the items mentioned above: toys, electronics, and home products. Event two takes place on 11/11 and 11/14, featuring deals on technology. Savings on event two include deals on TVs, tablets, phones, computers, and more.
The final event takes place during the traditional Black Friday period. Running on 11/25 (the day before Thanksgiving) and 11/27 (Black Friday), offers deals on electronics, toys, apparel, home goods, decorations, and home décor.
The Best Credit Cards for Walmart’s Deals for Days Sale
Here are our top credit cards for Walmart’s Deals for Days promotion in 2020:
The Walmart Rewards Card from Capital One is pretty much a no-brainer for this list. The card is an excellent option for the Deals for Days shopper who wants to maximize their cash back rewards.
Cardholders earn 5% back on purchases at Walmart.com (including grocery pickup and delivery); 2% back in-store, plus at Murphy USA or Walmart Fuel Stations; and 1% back everywhere else. There is no limit to the amount of cash back customers can earn, and the cash back never expires.
The real steal with the Walmart Rewards Card is the introductory offer. New accounts earn the same 5% back on in-store shopping as online. This means that the card is just as versatile at your local Walmart Supercenter as it is on your phone, tablet, or laptop. Add in no annual fee and this is a card offer that’s tough to pass up.
Plan on shopping online and not in-store? The Discover It Cash Back is an excellent option to consider.
The Discover It Cash Back offers 5% back on rotating categories, with the current categories being the first $1,500 spent at Walmart.com (plus Amazon.com and Target.com).
The great thing about Discover It is that Discover instantly matches the total amount of cash back you earn after year one. Thanks to this program, known as the Discover Cashback Match, all spending on Walmart’s Deals for Days promotion is doubled (if you are a new account) – so 5% back becomes 10% back this time next year!
If you are looking for a new credit card that rewards all year round, you can’t do much better with enhanced savings during Black Friday and Cyber Monday than the Discover It.
Like Discover, The Freedom Flex from Chase also offers 5% cash back at rotating categories. And, like Discover, one of those categories for Q4 2020 is Walmart. The other 5% category for the rest of 2020 is PayPal.
This 1-2 punch of Walmart and PayPal makes the Freedom Flex arguably the best non-Walmart-branded credit card for the Deals for Days sale. Why? The PayPal payment platform‘s versatility means it is useful for making purchases online when shopping with Walmart, earning you 5% back. Prefer to shop in-store? That gets you 5% back, too.
Not bad for a no-annual-fee credit card that also provides 3% back on dining and drugstore purchases. The card also offers 5% back on groceries for the first year for new applicants.
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