"After further review . . . . " couple of comments.
Here is what I’m finding:
Rewards at 1.5% are ubiquitous and unworthy of further mention. If you’re willing to settle for 1.5% life is good for you and you have a number of options.
2% Visa rewards OTOH, aside from the cards I already have (see couple of posts back), are much more difficult to locate. However:
It is permitted to apply for the Fidelity 2% card even if you are NOT a Fidelity customer. You do not need a Fidelity account to apply for the card! That said, though:
Having a Fidelity account makes rewards collection, as cash, easier. Nevertheless, even without a Fidelity account it is permitted to apply your rewards as a statement credit . . . to collect the rewards that way instead of in cash. This rewards collection scheme is reminiscent, to some extent, of the approach taken by Barclays with my Priceline card. I can live with it.
It’s a lot of income increase for me to go with a 2% card instead of a 1.5% card. So, unless there are better suggestions soon, perhaps it is time to put in my Fidelity Visa CC application . . . remembering it is a Visa card I am seeking with an across the board reward.