More and more credit card issuers are jumping on the bandwagon of mobile apps. This comes as no surprise since a growing number of consumers conveniently use mobile devices on a daily basis while on the go. I'll show you some of the issuers that provide mobile apps for their credit card users and show you some of our best rated rewards credit cards that can be managed by mobile apps.

According to a recent survey by Capital One Rewards Barometer, 15% of consumers said that tracking rewards with a mobile device would improve their experience. You can also use Discover Mobile, to manage rewards, view account activity and make payments.

Citi (C) also has a great mobile app that lets Citi credit card users track their rewards from their phones. Chase (JPM) also has a mobile app for mobile banking that lets you pay your bills, send and receive money, view credit card balances and transaction history plus a lot more. American Express (AXP) has a great app that lets you pay your bills, monitor your activity, search transactions, browse rewards and offers, and even use your Membership Rewards points for charges!

According to Capital One's Vice President, Amy Lenander, more and more people want easy-to-use rewards with meaningful value. Capital One Rewards Barometer survey revealed that 41% of consumers believed that the biggest thing that could improve rewards redemption is the elimination of expiry dates on rewards earned. According to this same survey, cash back credit cards are still the most popular rewards credit cards among consumers.

To make the most of your rewards credit cards, make sure to read the fine print carefully to check if rewards expire or if there are spending minimums. Using different rewards cards on different spending categories can also help you make the most of your purchases. Some credit cards offer large amounts of cash back in categories that rotate every 3 months.

Below is my selection of our best rated rewards cards that can be managed with mobile apps:

Credit CardFeaturesIntro APRRegular APRAnnual FeeWhy we like itWe least likeCredit RequiredRelated links
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.
Excellent Credit


Credit CardFeaturesIntro APRRegular APRAnnual FeeWhy we like itWe least likeCredit RequiredRelated links
Discover it<sup>®</sup> Cash Back

Discover it® Cash Back

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.
  • Use your rewards at Amazon.com checkout.
  • Receive Free Social Security number alerts—Discover will monitor thousands of risky websites when you sign up.
  • No annual fee.
APPLY NOWAt Discover's secure website

0% on purchases and balance transfers for 14 months

13.99% - 24.99% Variable

$0

Excellent/Good

To see more credit cards that let you earn great rewards on your purchases, check our best rated credit cards 2018.