Last updated: 8/19/2020

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards

Earns: Cash Back

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1.5% cash back isn’t quite the best out there, but it’s at the upper end of cash back cards. If you’re a USAA Member and want to keep it in the family, this is a very good choice.

Here’s how much you would earn with this card

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See how the USAA Preferred Cash Rewards compares to other credit cards

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Value = 1 cent per point
Effective Value = 1.5 %

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Welcome Bonus
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Spending Rewards
1.5% All Spending

Good

good

Good

In the top 50% of cards.

Is this card right for me?

That depends on your individual spending patterns. We have a tool that figures it out for you. Learn what you could earn.

Program Name
Cash Back
Gigapoints Value
1¢ per point
0.4¢ PER POINT
2¢+ PER POINT
Annual Fee
  • $0
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The Fine Print

PURCHASES APR 13.40% to 27.40%
BALANCE TRANSFER APR 13.40% to 27.40%
BALANCE TRANSFER FEE 3% of the amount of each transfer.
CASH ADVANCE APR 13.40% to 27.40%
CASH ADVANCE FEE 3% of the amount of each cash advance. Fee waived when transferring funds electronically to a USAA deposit account.
LATE PAYMENTS Up to $35
FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE 0%