The Best Credit Cards for Back to School Shopping

By Kris Majaski. Last updated 30 October 2021. 0 comments

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Whether you have students entering elementary school or college, it's likely they have a long list of supplies and materials needed to start the school year out. According to the National Retail Federation, average families with a K-12 student, will spend approximately $630 on back to school shopping. If you have a college student, this number can be in the thousands.

From colored pencils and protractors to electronics and clothing, if you use the right credit cards for your back to school shopping, you'll come out of it with extra money in your pockets. Here are the best credit cards you should consider using to knock out your back to school shopping lists.

Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card

If you plan on shopping primarily with, you might want to consider the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card. Get 3% back for purchases and Whole Foods Market purchases, 2% on gas stations, restaurants, and drug stores, and 1% cash back on other purchases. Amazon Prime members can qualify for 5% back for purchases. Amazon is known for providing huge sales and discounts for school supplies and other back to school necessities, and Prime members can take advantage of free two day shipping.

Target REDcard™

As one of the most popular shopping destinations for school supplies, the Target REDcard is among the best credit cards for back to school shopping. There is a Target Credit Card and a Target Debit Card, both offering a 5% discount at checkout on your purchases. This type of rewards program can come in handy because you realize your discount immediately and aren't required to redeem any points later on. The card also provides free shipping on orders and a longer period for returns.

Info about the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card from Chase has been collected independently by Wise Bread. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

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