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Chase Freedom Flex℠ vs Citi Simplicity® Card

One cashback card and one card with fewer fees.

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Except for having a $0 annual fee and a long intro APR periods, these cards are completely different. For example, the Chase Freedom Flex℠ offers a solid welcome offer and a massive cashback rate on rotating categories each quarter, whereas the Citi Simplicity® Card lets you save money on fees and interest with longer intro APR periods on balance transfers and purchases.

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Chase Freedom Flex℠

Chase Freedom Flex℠

Terms apply, see rates & fees

Citi Simplicity® Card

Citi Simplicity® Card

Terms apply, see rates & fees

Finder rating
Finder rating

★★★★★

4.7 / 5.0

★★★★★

4.4 / 5.0
Best for
Best for
  • Long intro APR period and cash back in rotating categories
  • Long intro APR periods and few fees
Welcome offer
Welcome offer

$200 after spending $500 in the first 3 months

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Rewards
Rewards

5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate.
5%cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, 1% cash back on all other purchases.

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Purchase APR
Purchase APR

0% intro APR for 15 months, and then 14.99% to 23.74% variable

0% intro APR for 12 months, and then 14.74% to 24.74% variable

Annual fee
Annual fee $0 $0
Balance transfer APR
Balance transfer APR

0% intro APR for 15 months, then 14.99% to 23.74% variable

0% intro APR for 21 months, then 14.74% to 24.74% variable

Cash advance
Cash advance

APR: 24.99% variable

Fee: $10 or 5% of the transaction, whichever is greater

APR: 25.24% variable

Fee: $10 or 5% of the transaction, whichever is greater

Foreign transaction fee
Foreign transaction fee 3% of each transaction 3% of each transaction
Late payment fee
Late payment fee Up to $39 $0
Additional cardholder fee
Additional cardholder fee $0 $0
Interest-free period
Interest-free period 21 days 23 days
Minimum interest
Minimum interest $0 $0.50
Minimum credit score
Minimum credit score 670 670
Card type
Card type Credit Credit
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