Top 4 ways to get your 100% Free Credit Scores

I’ve tried them all so you don’t have to. They come in two categories: Premium and Ad-Supported. It’s very similar to cable TV channels. Your premium channels would be ones you pay extra for like HBO, Starz, Showtime and so on. Your ad-supported channels are pretty much everything else, the ones that you don’t pay extra for, but you have to watch commercials.

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Here are my top 5 picks for getting completely free credit scores:

  1. CreditKarma – Ad-Supported Service
    CreditKarma is a good basic free way to check your credit scores. This service is ad-supported, which means there’s no charge, but they will present you with various credit card and/or loan offers so they can pay the bills without charging you directly.
  2. Credit Sesame – Ad-Supported Service
    This service is actually my favorite ad-supported service. Like CreditKarma, it’s ad-supported so even though it’s free, be prepared to turn down many advertisements. They do have a very easy to navigate website, which does make it easier to see what you need to see without a lot of trouble.
  3. Credit.com – Ad-Supported Service
    Credit.com is an ad-supported service, also very basic and easy to use. It doesn’t offer a lot in the way of information to help you understand your score, but you can get that elsewhere.
  4. Quizzle – Ad-Supported Service
    Quizzle was one of the first ad-supported services to offer free credit scores, but in my opinion, that alone doesn’t make it one of the best. It’s a good option if you don’t like any of the other services for one reason or another.

www.usbank.com/myoffer – Apply For USBank Credit Cards Online

An interesting credit card offer from US Bank came in the mail today – U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature Card. It’s main selling point seemed to be 5% cash back bonus on categories that change every quarter, up to $2,000 in net purchases per quarter. It directed me to visit www.usbank.com/myoffer to apply (which also probably serves as the starting point for many of their credit card offers).

This card seemed unique because instead of them choosing the bonus cash back categories for you, they let you choose your own. This is an interesting concept I have not seen much elsewhere. Read More

Citi.com/applydiamondpreferred – Apply For Citi Diamond Preferred Card

Today I received yet another credit card offer from Citi – Citi Diamond Preferred Card. This card’s hook is its long 0% for 21 months on purchases and balance transfers, then 11.99%-21.99% thereafter based on your creditworthiness. It instructed me to visit Citi.com/applydiamondpreferred to apply online.

This credit card is an excellent choice if you’re looking to transfer balances or are wanting to make some purchases without paying them off right away. Its long 0% introductory period is very attractive for that purpose. Read More

MyFreeCreditReport.com Review – Wow, what a Scam!

I’m always out patrolling so called free credit report and free credit score offers, and this morning I ran across a doozy – MyFreeCreditReport.com.

That site leads you to the same credit monotoring service as FreeScoreOnline.com and FreeCreditCheck.com, where you sign-up for a free trial and get your credit reports and free credit scores. But this one states this right there on the landing page “$39.95 automatically charged after free trial”. So that means if you don’t cancel your free trial, you’re charged almost $40 just for one month of service! That’s outrageous compared to the competition! (By the way, here’s how to cancel FreeScoreOnline.com). Read More