Benefits of the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card

Get 2% cash back on all purchases, a sign-up bonus and an intro APR offer on purchases and balance transfers.
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The Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card is a solid cash-back card because of its high rewards rate and a sign-up bonus. Its $0 annual fee is another advantage.

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It could be a good fit if you want to take a minimalist approach and use one rewards card for all purchases, or combine the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card with other cards to maximize what you can earn.

Here are the benefits of the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card.

2% cash back on all purchases

Earn an unlimited 2% cash back on all purchases, with no spending categories to memorize or limited-time bonuses to activate. A number of other flat-rate cash-back cards earn 1.5% back, though cards like the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card are raising the bar.

Sign-up bonus

A card earning 1.5% can typically be more valuable than a 2% card if it earns a sign-up bonus (depending on your spending), so this is where the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card comes out on top. Its sign-up bonus is phrased this way: Earn a $200 cash rewards bonus after spending $500 in purchases in the first 3 months..

0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers

Pay 0% intro APR on Purchases for 15 months and 0% intro APR on Balance Transfers 15 months from account opening on qualifying balance transfers, and then the ongoing APR of 20.24%, 25.24%, or 29.99% Variable APR. The balance transfer fee is $5 or 3% of the amount of each balance transfer, whichever is greater. However, you must make balance transfers within 120 days of opening the account. If not, the balance transfer fee increases to 5% for each balance transfer, with a minimum of $5, and you’ll no longer be eligible for the introductory 0% APR.

A variety of redemption options

Redeem your cash-back rewards for:

  • A statement credit (the minimum redemption is $1).

  • Cash back in the form of a paper check or deposit to a qualifying account (the minimum redemption is $25).

  • Cash withdrawal or redemption into an eligible Wells Fargo account at an ATM when you use your Wells Fargo ATM or debit card (redemptions must be in $20 increments).

  • Redeem as a credit to an eligible Wells Fargo mortgage, loan or credit product account.

  • Gift cards.

Cell phone protection, plus other perks

Get up to $600 in coverage if your cell phone is stolen or damaged. You’re limited to two claims per year and are subject to a $25 deductible. You must use your Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card to pay your monthly cell phone bill to receive this benefit, and note that coverage may be secondary to other insurance policies you may already have, such as homeowners or renters insurance.

Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card cardholders have access to Visa perks, including:

  • Visa Concierge, a service that assists you with travel or dining arrangements, event tickets and more.

  • The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection, where you can book a stay at a selection of hotels and receive benefits like room upgrades, free breakfast, food and beverage credits and more.

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