Letting your kids get rid of all that extra energy is probably on the program for the coming months, and what better place to expend all that energy but a theme park. Today amusement parks offer more variety and hair-raising rides than ever before, making your special times with your kids that much more fun.

Before you head out into the sunshine, it's worth taking note that paying for your day of fun using your credit card is not just safer (who wants to carry coins on a roller coaster), it may also help you get more fun for your money.

A Visa card may be your ticket to discounted fun if your kids are into LEGO®. With a hotel coming in 2015, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven (near Orlando, FL) will thrill kids between 2 and 12 with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network. Use your Visa card and receive 20% off single-day tickets to this 150-acre interactive theme park. If you are a West Coast resident, you might be happy to know that you can receive the same 20% off single-day tickets deal at LEGOLAND® California Resort (more than 60 rides, shows and attractions) when you pay with a Visa card.

American Express card members can enjoy special privileges at Universal Orlando® Resort. Benefits include 10% off food and beverages inside the resort (when you pay with an Amex card), and 10% off purchases of at least $50 of merchandise and 15% off purchases of $75 or more. If you buy a Universal Orlando® Multi-Park Ticket or Annual Pass with an American Express® Card you can get access to the American Express Lounge In Universal Studios® and enjoy complimentary drinks and light snacks, as well as a full-time concierge. Other perks include a photo spend and get offer, and exclusive Mardi Gras offers.

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Discover it<sup>®</sup> Balance Transfer

Discover it® Balance Transfer

APPLY NOWAt Discover's secure website
  • Intro Offer: Discover will match all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically. There's no signing up. And no limit to how much is matched.
  • Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com and more up to the quarterly maximum, each time you activate. Plus, earn unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases – automatically.
  • Redeem cash back any amount, any time. Rewards never expire.
  • 100% U.S. based customer service.
  • Get your free Credit Scorecard with your FICO® Credit Score, number of recent inquiries and more.
  • Receive Free Social Security number alerts— Discover will monitor thousands of risky websites when you sign up.
  • No annual fee.
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0% on purchases for 6 months and 0% on balance transfers for 18 months

13.99% - 24.99% Variable

$0

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Blue Cash Preferred<sup>®</sup> Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

APPLY NOWAt American Express' secure website
  • $200 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $6,000 per year in purchases, then 1%) - that means spending $60 a week at U.S. supermarkets could earn over $180 back per year.
  • 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations. 1% cash back on other purchases.
  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017.
  • Cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that can be easily redeemed for statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise.
  • $95 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 12 months

14.99%-25.99% Variable

$95

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Chase Freedom<sup>®</sup>

Chase Freedom®

APPLY NOWAt Chase's secure website
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.99-25.74%. Balance transfer fee is 3% of the amount transferred, $5 minimum
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate
  • Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - it's automatic
  • Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open and there is no minimum to redeem for cash back.
  • Free credit score, updated weekly with Credit Journey℠
  • No annual fee
APPLY NOWAt Chase's secure website

0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers

16.99% - 25.74% Variable

$0

Why we like it
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter. Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - it's automatic.
Excellent/Good
Chase Sapphire Preferred<sup>®</sup> Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

APPLY NOWAt Chase's secure website
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
APPLY NOWAt Chase's secure website

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17.99% - 24.99% Variable

$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95

Why we like it
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs.
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