10 Best No-Interest “0% on Purchases” Credit Cards

By: Toby Sembower • 10/30/2015

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Credit card issuers are known to offer a number of amazing perks to attract and retain new credit card customers — free air miles, cash back, you name it. One of the most underutilized of these perks is the “0% APR on purchases” feature offered by many of the top issuers.

What does that perk mean exactly? A 0% on purchases introductory APR simply means when you make purchases on a card, the issuer will not begin accruing interest on those amounts until after a predetermined number of months has passed, usually 12 or 15 months.

Which Cards Offer “0% on Purchases”?

Without further ado, here are our staff’s picks for the best 0% purchase APR deals:

How to Use 0% Purchase Credit Cards

Applying for one of the above cards is easy: simply click the “Apply Now” button next to your card of choice and you’ll be forwarded to the issuer’s secure online application. Most issuers will offer a fast online response to your application to let you know whether you’ve been approved.

Once you receive your card, there is one cardinal rule to make these “0% on purchases” deals worthwhile. Are you ready for it?

  • Be sure to pay off your balance before the end of your intro period.

Got that? Great!

This will ensure that interest does not start piling up on your purchases, which would make them much more difficult to pay off as the months go by.

Final Thoughts

We always recommend that when applying for a credit card, you read the terms and details to ensure it’s the right offer for you. The same goes for 0% intro deals: to ensure you’re getting a great deal, pay close attention to when the intro APR will expire so you can plan on making your payments accordingly.

Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

About the Author

Toby Sembower

Toby has served as a credit-card industry analyst and financial editor since 2003, bringing an extensive background and knowledge base to the CardRates.com team. He specializes in helping consumers find the best deals possible for their credit card needs, as well as creating tools and content that help users get the most out of their cards. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Florida and is the founder of Digital Brands Inc.