If you are looking to make some extra money this summer and you are looking for a new credit card, then this article may be of interest to you. Some of the best cash rewards cards of the summer 2014 is what we will discuss.

Chasefreedom card for example offers you $200.00 and 5% cash back after you spend just $500.00. To make optimal use of this card, sign up, get approved, then spend $500.00 on the things you would normally pay for with your debit card, while setting aside that $500.00 in your checking or saving account, then when the statement comes pay it off in full and avoid any interest charges, and collect your free $200.00, Yes it really is that simple. You also get a $25.00 bonus just for adding an authorized user. The 5% cash back applies to different categories, up to and including 1,500 in combined purchases for these categories, and 1% cash back on everything else, with no limits on the cash back. This card also features a 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers.

For business owners, there is a really solid card with a hefty cash sign up bonus. The Ink Bold® Business Charge Card provides you with 50,000 points after you spend $5000.00 with in 3 months of opening the card. These points can be cashed in for $500.00 or for $625 dollars in airfare. You earn 5 points for every dollar spent on everyday business purchases. You do not have to be a big business to open this card, as even individual can be a business as well.

Another card offering straight up cash for signing up and using the card, is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express. Like the Chasefreedom card, you do need to spend some money after you open the account, but again these purchases can be for the things you buy everyday. If you spend $1000.00 within 3 months of opening the account, you will receive $150.00 back. They also offer a hefty 6% cash back on supermarket purchases up to $6000.00 per year! As well as 3% US gas stations & select US dept stores, 1% on other purchases. This card also offers a nice 0% Intro APR Offer on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, so if your paying interest on another card, simply transfer the balance to your new Blue Cash Preferred and duck out on paying any further interest charges for 15 months, which is almost the same thing as a cash sign up bonus considering the money you will save with the balance transfer.

This article was written by Steven Moore, who has been covering consumer finance and the credit card markets since 2006. You can learn more and connect at his Google+ page.