Best Credit Cards for Couples and How to Open One

Rachel Curry - Author
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Sep. 27 2022, Published 12:58 p.m. ET

Are you ready to get a credit card with your other half? Consider a credit card that works well for couples. We have all the details.

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Whether it’s a joint credit card or a credit card with an added authorized user, having a card you both can use can save a headache (not to mention keep your joint checking account cash flow in the clear and cut down on those Venmo transactions).

Joint credit cards are hard to find nowadays.

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Joint credit cards are hard to come by these days. More often than not, couples who want to open a card together go a different route: authorized usership.

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In this case, one partner (probably the one with a higher credit score — no judgment) will open the account and add an authorized user with an additional credit card of their own. Then, you can make payments from a joint checking account that you both contribute to. This helps keep your cash flow positive over the course of the month, even when unexpected expenses occur.

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

The American Express Blue Cash Everyday® Card is beneficial for couples for a few key reasons:

  • It has no annual fee.

  • You can earn $200 back right off the bat if you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card within the first six months of card membership (this is easier to achieve with dual spending power).

  • You earn 3 percent cash back on groceries, U.S. online retail, and gas stations, all of which can be considered couple-friendly purchase categories.

  • You earn another 1 percent cash back on other eligible purchases.

  • A deal as of September 2022 offers a $15 statement credit if you pay for Home Chef meal kit services with your card.

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Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

Bank of America® Travel Rewards Card

The Bank of America® Travel Rewards Card has some perks for couples who like to travel and enjoy experiences together:

  • You receive 25,000 online bonus points or a $250 travel or dining statement credit value if you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days.

  • You earn an unlimited 1.5 points for every $1 spent “on all purchases, everywhere, every time,” according to Bank of America.

  • Bank of America’s Visa card has broad acceptance around the world, making travel even easier. (Locations in other countries often don’t accept American Express and Discover.)

  • Your rewards never expire and there’s no annual fee

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Bank of America® Travel Rewards Card

Discover it® Miles Card

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Discover it® Miles Card

If you want to rack up serious travel miles as a couple, the Discover it® Miles card could be the answer:

  • Earn unlimited 1.5 miles for every $1 you spend on all purchases (including airfare, hotels, groceries, online shopping, and more).

  • Your rewards never expire and there’s no annual fee.

  • Discover matches all the miles you earned in year one at the end of the 12-month period.

  • Redeem miles for cash or travel credit, depending on your preference at the time.

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