Card Review & Application

Upromise Mastercard


out of 5

- 0% Introductory APR for 15 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening
- Earn $100 cash back after spending $500 on purchases in the first 90 days
- Earn 1.25% cash back on every purchase
- Get 15% bonus on your total cash back when you link your Upromise Program account to an eligible 529 College Savings Plan
- Earn more with Upromise Round Up, when you round up your purchases to the nearest dollar.
- No foreign transaction fees on international purchases
- Free online access to your FICO® Credit Score
- Get free 2-day shipping and free return shipping on eligible purchases with your complimentary ShopRunner membership
- No annual fee

Introductory APR: 0%*
Introductory Period: 15 months
APR on Purchases: As low as 14.99% (variable)*
Annual Fee: $0*
Card Issuer: Barclays Bank Delaware
Card Network: Mastercard®
Card Category: Consumer (Premium)
Card Type: - Co-Branded
- Intro Bonus
- Low Interest Rate
- No Foreign Transaction Fee
- Unsecured
- Reward Card
Credit Needed: Good*

The Upromise World MasterCard is a unique cash back rewards card that gives cash back in tiers. What this means is that the exact amount of cash back given is based on what the card is used for. For instance, eligible online shopping through can yield more cash back than all other purchases. Cardholders are able to save when they use their card at participating restaurants, participating gas stations, eligible movie theaters, and on everything else.

Cardholders also have the opportunity to double their cash back up to 10 percent if the cardholder is a Upromise member and uses the card to make a purchase. There are many opportunities to earn, which accelerates how fast cash back can be accumulated. Every quarter, the cash can be redeemed in checks of at least $10.

However, there are other ways to take advantage of the cash back earnings. They include being able to contribute to a Upromise 529 College Savings Plan, making deposits into a Sallie Mae High-Yield Savings Account, or making payments toward an eligible loan that is already serviced by Sallie Mae. This allows you to capitalize on your cash back by using it toward the future. Then again, you can redeem for the checks and use them toward bills or to put in your personal savings account. The card gives you flexibility with your cash back, so you can do what you want to do.

As for applying for the card, you need to be a U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years of age or older and you need to have good credit. When applying, the application asks you for your basic contact and personal information, information regarding employment and finances, if you would like another card for an additional user, whether or not you would like to receive paperless statements via the Internet, and up to 3 cards you would like to transfer balances from.

Being that the card has an introductory rate on balance transfers, you can save a significant amount of money on transferring balances from higher interest cards. While cash back is not earned on balance transfers, it is a matter of not having to pay the high interest on the old cards.

There is also an introductory rate on purchases, which means cardholders are able to earn their cash back rewards while taking advantage of no interest or very little interest on the card. Even after the introductory period is over and the standard variable rate goes into effect, you can avoid paying interest by paying the entire balance off within 23 days of close of the billing cycle.

In regards to fees, there is a late payment fee and this fee can vary by state. If a late payment is made, then a penalty APR may be assessed to the account. It does not matter if the introductory period is over or not. A late payment will interrupt the introductory period and the penalty APR can be assessed indefinitely.

Other fees include the balance transfer and cash advance fees. These fees are charged in addition to any APR that is assessed in relation to those transactions. Another fee is the foreign transaction fee, which is a percentage of the transaction. Nonetheless, this is a card that is very generous with its cash back rewards and for no annual fee.

If a payment is returned, there is a returned payment fee. If the payment is late due to the payment being returned, then a late fee will be assessed in addition t to this fee. What will not be assessed is an over the limit fee because the card cannot go beyond its available credit on purchases and Barclaycard will not charge a late fee to the cardholder on their own fees.

To make sure you are able to keep track of the card, you have access to customer service via the telephone and online. Through both telephone and online account management, you are able to keep track of your balance, available credit, cash back, transactions, and make payments.

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Reward Types: - Cash Back Rewards
- College Rewards
- Other Rewards
Reward Unit: Cash
Rewards: - $100 Cash Back Bonus
- Earn 1.25% cash back on every purchase
- Receive a 15% cash back bonus
- Earn more with Upromise Round Up
Expiration: None*
Yearly Limit: None*
Other Benefits: - $0 Fraud Liability protection
- ShopRunner membership
*See Terms and Conditions for other benefits
Credit Reporting: Yes
Online Account Access: Yes
Introductory APR: 0%*
Applied Towards: Balance Transfer
Introductory Period: 15 months*
APR on Purchases: As low as 14.99% (variable)*
Annual Fee: $0*
Grace Period: 23 days*
Late Payment Fee: Up to $39*
Over Limit Fee: $0.00
Balance Transfer: Yes
Transfer Fee (%): 3.00%
Minimum Fee: $5.00
APR Cash Advances: 25.24%
Cash Advance Fee: 5.00%
Minimum Fee: $10.00
Additional Fees - Minimum Interest Charge: $0.50
- Returned Payment Fee: Up to $39
- Foreign Transaction: 0% of each transaction in U.S. dollars.

We do not offer online application for this card at the moment.

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* The information provided for Upromise® Mastercard® is believed to be accurate at the time of evaluation (Jun 18, 2021). We strongly advise visitors to review the terms and conditions to verify accuracy of the information and fees posted prior to applying for the product.

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