How Your (Or Your Spouse’s) Obsession With the NFL Could Earn You $100 Cash Back

NFL credit card

I’m a college football fanatic.

When the summer starts to fade each year, I get giddy with excitement because I know the season’s starting soon.

If you love football like I do, you know what I’m talking about.

The thing is: I don’t have an NFL team. Since I move around so much, I just haven’t been able to decide on one.

I play fantasy and follow certain players, but I’ve dragged my feet finding a team to really be in love with.

But that might change now — I just discovered a way to earn $100 cash back from devotion to a single NFL team. It might finally be time for me to pony up and commit.

Are you or your spouse an NFL super fan?

Then you might be interested in this quick way to earn money from your obsession — just in time for Super Bowl 50!

The Weird Way the NFL Could Help You Earn Money

Here’s the reason I might finally pick a team: I could earn $100 cash back by applying for the NFL Extra Points Credit Card, issued by Barclaycard.

Here’s how it works…

If you’re approved for the card, you’ll earn 10,000 bonus points for spending $500 in the first 90 days. You can redeem those 10,000 points for $100 cash back.

For me, spending $500 in three months won’t be hard. It’s money I’ll use on groceries, yoga classes and other bills.

So, just for spending like I normally do, I’ll earn enough points to redeem for $100 cash back. Pretty cool, right?

The card also has no annual fee, and if you make NFL-related purchases — think eligible game tickets, team gear, even food at the stadium — you’ll earn two points per dollar.

On all other purchases, you’ll earn one point per dollar.

Redeem your points for 1% cash back, or NFL rewards like jerseys, passes to training camp and even regular season tickets.

Could It Work for You?

Besides the cash rewards, this card also caters to NFL fans in a few other ways.

You’ll get a 20% discount on any purchases, and a 0% promotional APR for six months on eligible NFL ticket purchases.  

Ooh, and also: The card is emblazoned with your team’s logo, so you can show off your pride wherever you go!

As for me?

I’m still deciding on a team. It’s between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers right now — any thoughts on who should make the final cut?


Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.