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The Best Credit Cards for Dining Out, Announced by

September 12, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Entertainment Newsweekly -- Dining out is an increasingly popular option for both regular meals and special occasions. Despite the fun and the convenience, however, the cost of eating out can deter many potential diners. Fortunately, there are ways to defray that cost. One of the most popular ways is by using a credit card that offers rewards for dining out.

Today, leading industry website announced their new list of the best credit cards for dining out in 2014. Creditnet looked at a combination of rewards programs, fees, interest rates, and introductory offers to put together their list. According to this analysis, here are their top three cards to use for dining out:

Discover it chrome

Eating out frequently can be costly, but the best way to get some of that money back is with a cash-back card, and for that, the Discover it chrome is a superb choice. Not only does it offer a full 2% cash back on every restaurant purchase, but it also gives the same 2% cash back on the gas you'll use to get to the restaurant. Cardholders also earn 1% back on all other purchases, so there's no need to have multiple cards. For those who like to dress up to dine out, the Discover it chrome offers incentives for online shopping at stores like Macy's with 5 to 20% cash back, depending on the store. With no annual fees, no overlimit fees, no foreign transaction fees, and no APR increase after late payments, it's a great option for those looking to keep control of their wallet.

Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard

Traveling and dining out often go hand-in-hand. Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard is Creditnet's absolute top choice for those whole love to combine travel and restaurants. With 2x miles on both travel and dining expenses, this card offers rewards those who like to indulge in fine food in interesting locations. The card also offers an additional 10% miles back every time you redeem it for travel statement credits. The sign-up bonus is generous as well, with 20,000 bonus miles if you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days. This is also a no-annual-fee card, making it a risk-free choice.

Citi ThankYou Premier Card

The Citi ThankYou Premier Card has a reward structure that makes it ideal for dinner and a movie. It offers three ThankYou points for each dollar spent on dining out and entertainment purchases as well as two points for travel and one point per dollar for all other purchases. New cardholders are also eligible for 20,000 bonus ThankYou points if they spend $2,000 in the first three months after receiving the card. In addition, Citi rewards existing cardholders by offering another 30,000 ThankYou points after spending $3,000 in the first three months of their second year. With additional perks like exclusive events, a personal concierge service, and a private travel center, the Citi ThankYou Premier Card is Creditnet's top choice for an entertainment card.

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