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Best Credit Card Offers of Summer, 2013

Do you feel that? The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and the baseball season is in full bloom.

That's right - summer is almost here!

Summer's actually a great time to evaluate the plastic you're carrying in your wallet and consider upgrading. Why? Well, tax season is over, bonus cash back categories are getting ready to rotate and a number of cash back cards offer summer-friendly deals for cardholders. 

So if you're ready to take stock of summer spending, here are some of the best new credit card offers to consider for summer, 2013...

Best Credit Card for Gas Purchases - Discover it®

Discover it cardholders can earn 5 percent cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases on categories that rotate throughout the year. Cardholders can also save when they ShopDiscover online, and take advantage of their helpful Cashback Concierge(SM) feature that helps net members the most possible cash back from their card.

Best Cash Back Offer for a Summer BBQ - Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Why is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express the best card to fund a summer BBQ? Because this card rewards 6 percent cash back per year on up to $6,000 in purchases at US supermarkets. Terms and limitations apply, but you won't find a more lucrative cash back card when it comes to everyday purchases like gas (3 percent cash back at US gas stations) and groceries. Stock up on all the hot dogs, burgers, chips and dip you need this 4th of July with this preferred cash back card from AmEx.

Best Balance Transfer Offer - Citi Simplicity® Visa Card

Consumers more interested in saving than spending this summer can take advantage of the best 0 interest offer of the summer from Citi Simplicity. Cardholders can transfer an existing balance to this card and pay down their debt interest-free for 18 months! Plus, there's no interest on new purchases, and no late fees or annual fees...EVER. This is the number one credit card offer for transferring a balance this summer.

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Jason Bushey is the former Editor and Vice President of Creditnet. Jason is a Burlington, Vermont native who moved to sunny San Diego after earning a Bachelor's Degree in English and Political Science at the University of Vermont ('09). When he's not sharing his take on credit cards, administrating the Creditnet Forum or blogging about all things related to credit, you can probably find him cheering on the Green Bay Packers (He's an owner!) or running up and down the streets of SoCal.

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