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Best Credit Cards for Walmart

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It’s only a slight exaggeration to say Walmart is everywhere, considering the retail corporation operates about 11,500 stores under 56 banners in 27 countries. Whether you need food, medication or virtually anything else, chances are you can find it at Walmart. And with the right credit card, you can earn cash back on your Walmart shopping.

Through a review of cards available on LendingTree, as well as from top issuers, we’ve chosen six credit cards that can help you earn anywhere from 2% to 5% back at Walmart.

Walmart co-branded credit cards

Walmart offers two cashback credit cards issued by Capital One. The first is a Mastercard and can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted, while the second is a store card that can only be used at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. Here’s what each Walmart card offers:

Why we like this card: Earn Getting 5% back is an excellent rate, and there’s no cap on how much cash back you can earn. Rewards don’t expire while your account is open.

There’s also a sign-up bonus:  As long as you have Walmart Pay, this is a great deal.

Plus, there’s a limited-time early spend bonus: Earn a $50 bonus after spending $300 on your holiday spending anywhere the card is accepted in the first three months after approval. The early spend bonus is available to new applicants who apply in Walmart stores beginning Nov. 1 through Dec. 26, 2020, and those who apply online from Nov. 17 through Dec. 1, 2020, making it timely for holiday shopping

Cash back can be redeemed as checks, statement credits, gift cards, to cover purchases at walmart.com, for previous purchases or toward travel including flights, hotels and more.

What to watch out for: After the first year, you’ll earn just 2% back on purchases in physical stores. If possible, shop instead on walmart.com and in the Walmart app for the higher rate.

More card details:

  • Annual fee:
  • Foreign transaction fee:
  • Regular purchase APR:

Why we like this card: Earn

This card is very similar to the , except that you can only use it in the Walmart ecosystem.

The offers a sign-up bonus, too: .

Redemption options include checks, statement credits, gift cards and covering walmart.com purchases.

What to watch out for: Like the co-branded Walmart card, this one will earn just 2% back on purchases in physical stores after the first year. Shop instead on walmart.com and the app.

Also, this card has one very high APR rather than an APR range based on your creditworthiness. If you pay off your card in full to avoid incurring interest, it shouldn’t be a problem — but cardholders who roll over a balance may face expensive interest charges.

More card details:

  • Annual fee:
  • Foreign transaction fee:
  • Regular purchase APR:

Rotating cashback credit cards

The and the are two popular cashback cards with rotating categories that must be activated each quarter. Both cards have at some point offered Walmart purchases as a cashback category. Here’s what the two cards have to offer:

Why we like this card: You’d be hard-pressed to find a no-annual-fee card with more varied and generous rewards than the .

Note that there’s a $1,500 spending cap on the rotating category each quarter, after which your rate drops down to 1% until a new quarter starts.

There’s also a generous sign-up bonus:

You can redeem cash back for statement credits, direct deposits into a bank account, shopping with points at Amazon and travel bookings through the Chase Ultimate Rewards® portal.

What to watch out for: Be ready to activate a new category each quarter, or you’ll earn just 1%.

More card details:

  • Annual fee:
  • Foreign transaction fee:
  • . After, a APR applies

Why we like this card: . Note that there’s a $1,500 spending cap, after which your cashback rate drops to 1% until next quarter.

This card offers a sign-up bonus for new cardmembers: .

Cash back can be redeemed as statement credits, deposits into a bank account, gift cards, paying with rewards on Amazon and PayPal, and charitable donations.

What to watch out for: During the Q4 2020 cashback category, Discover offered its higher rate on walmart.com purchases and purchases made in the Walmart app — including grocery pickup and in-store pickup. However, regular shopping in physical Walmart stores did not qualify.

Also, make sure you activate this card’s new category each quarter, or you’ll earn just 1% back.

More card details:

  • Annual fee:
  • Foreign transaction fee:
  • An introductory APR of on purchases, then a regular APR of will apply

Flat-rate cashback credit cards

Walmart shoppers who prefer not to spend time optimizing rewards and activating categories may prefer a card that earns a flat rate on every purchase:

Why we like this card: Cash back can be redeemed as statement credits, direct deposits, checks, or converted to Citi ThankYou® Points.

What to watch out for: You’ll get half your cash back when you make a purchase and the other half when you pay it down. However, as long as you make at least the minimum payment each month, you can earn the second half.

More card details:

  • Annual fee:
  • Foreign transaction fee:
  • An intro APR of (with a fee). Once the intro period ends, the APR goes to .

PayPal Cashback Mastercard®

Why we like this card: If you want a flat-rate card that earns 2% back upfront, the PayPal Cashback Mastercard® is a solid option. You can redeem cash back into your PayPal account.

What to watch out for: You must have a PayPal account to get this credit card.

More card details:

  • Annual fee: $0
  • Foreign transaction fee: 2.5%
  • Regular purchase APR: 19.99%, 23.99% or 26.99% variable