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JCPenney Credit Card
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Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Purchases: 28.24%
Minimum Interest if not paid in full every month: $2.00

Credit Card Fees

Annual: None
Late Payment: Up to $38.00

Sign-up Bonus and Benefits

20% off Standard Items or 5% off Restricted Items
Standard Items: clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags and accessories, kitchen and home, bedding, furniture, and salon hair products.
Restricted Items: electronics, Design Your Dream Ring, Fitbit, and smartwatches.

JCPenney Rewards

  • Automatic enrollment in rewards program
  • Receive 1 point per dollar spent
  • Receive 1 point per 2 dollars spent if a different payment method is used
  • 200 points equals a $10 JCP gift certificate
  • Gift certificates can be obtained via email, phone app, website, or mail
  • Points expire if account goes inactive for a 12 month period of time

Platinum and Gold Status

  • Platinum unlocks after spending $1000 in a year
  • Gold unlocks after spending $500 in a year
  • Receive a Passbook of Coupons with Gold and Platinum membership
  • Sephora bonus points days for Platinum members


Apply Online or In-Store
Card Issuer: Synchrony Bank
Where Can I Use This Card? At all JCPenney retail outlets, CVS and RiteAid pharmacies. Online at and
Pay Your Bill Online


This is the most basic of the three JCPenney credit cards. They are phasing out the Privilege Gold and Privilege Platinum cards at the end of 2013. All of their cards are issued by Synchrony Bank.

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Steven Merkel Reviewed by Steven Merkel May 08, 2014
Last updated: April 10, 2019
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Do You Recommend This Credit Card?

It is an above average store credit card and loyal customers will find value in owning this card.
Loyal shoppers that regularly shop at JCPenneys. Who else?

Is The Interest Rate Competitive

The interest rate is high, but is inline with what other department store cards offer. Unfortunately APRs in the upper 20s is the norm nowadays.

How Do You Like the Rewards

It gives you 15% off standard items which is a good enough reason to apply for just to make one large purchase and then cancel the card later on. The rest of the rewards are pretty normal for a store card.
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