Best Credit Cards For Drugstores and Pharmacy Items
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If you frequently visit the drugstore or pharmacy, you should be using a credit card that can offer you the most valuable rewards for your purchases. Here are the best credit cards you should be using.
Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card
The Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card from our partner Citi, gives you 3 Hilton HHonors points for every dollar you spend at drugstores, as well as supermarkets and gas stations. Keep in mind that pharmacy related purchases at convenience stores, warehouse clubs, department and discount stores don’t qualify. All other purchases receive 2 HHonors points for every dollar spent, with the exception of hotel stays in the Hilton group of hotels, which earn 6 points per dollar spent.
There is no annual fee for this card, and it offers a 75,000 point sign-up bonus if you make $2,000 in purchases within the first three months of opening the account.
The Plenti® Credit Card from American Express
The Plenti® Credit Card from American Express is perfect for you if you like to shop at Rite-Aid, as that drugstore is included in the Plenti® rewards program. You have to enroll in the Plenti® program separately (for free) before you apply for this credit card. With your Plenti® account, you can earn points at any of the program’s merchant partners (which include AT&T, Exxon, and Macy’s, as well as Rite-Aid). Points then can be redeemed for free or discounted items at Rite-Aid drugstores or any of the other merchant partners.
Using this American Express card boosts your Plenti earnings by giving you 3 points per dollar spent at grocery stores, 2 points per dollar spent at restaurants, and 1 point for other eligible purchases. You also earn points when using your card for purchases at retailers within the Plenti network.
The card has no annual fee, and comes with a sign-up bonus of 5,000 Plenti® points when you charge $250 on your credit card within the first three months of becoming a card member. Terms and conditions apply.
Chase Freedom® Unlimited
The Chase Freedom® Unlimited is our favorite flat-rate cash back credit card. If you don’t want to keep track of which credit card to use for each purchase you make, this card offers 1.5% cash back on all purchases, including those made at drugstores or pharmacies. There is also a cash bonus offer for new cardholders which allows you to earn a $150 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. There is no annual fee for this card.
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
If you can buy everything you need (including pharmacy items) at your grocer, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express offers 6% cash back in purchases made at all U.S. supermarkets, including any pharmacy items. The 6% cash back is only eligible on up to $6,000 in supermarket purchases each year, then it’s 1% after that. You can also earn unlimited 3% cash back at select U.S. department stores and gas stations.
There is a $95 annual fee for this card, but right now if you open a new account and spend $1,000 on the card within the first three months, you’ll earn a $150 statement credit. Apply by 5/3/17 to earn 10% back on U.S. restaurant purchases in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Cash back terms and limitations apply.
BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Credit Card
The BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Credit Card awards 3% cash back on gas and 2% at grocery stores and wholesale clubs, up to the first $2,500 in combine purchases each quarter. You also earn unlimited 1% cash back on other purchases. If you are a Bank of America customer, you can earn a 10% customer bonus every time you redeem your cash back into a Bank of America® checking or savings account. This card comes with an online cash rewards bonus offer of $100 after you spend $500 in your first 90 days as a new cardholder. There is no annual fee for this card.