All you need to know about holiday season credit card rewards

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All you need to know about holiday season credit card rewards


Updated: December 26, 2012

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Credit card is a financial instrument that gives flexibility in your expenses. You need however, to be aware that this should be used as a convenience and not as a necessity. If used for convenience, you will find that you do not have the funds to pay off the outstanding balance. Beyond these important facts, credit cards are a great thing to have during the vacations. There are a number of reward schemes available with through the use of credit cards. These are more prevalent especially during the holiday seasons. If you need a lot of money to make holiday purchases, this is the only way to go. Note however, you will only have a grace period of forty days in which to pay back. During the holiday season, there are a number of reward programs that you can take advantage of. If you have a lot of friends and relatives to buy gifts for, you can use your card to accumulate these points. The most popular reward scheme is the points based scheme. Such a scheme will allow you to get points for every transaction that you make. And with these points you may purchase additional merchandise at selected outlets. You can also redeem these points for money. Remember however, that getting money from points will give you a lower value than getting merchandise. There is a limit on the number of days that you can accumulate these points. If you do not redeem them within the specific time, they will be forfeited. The air miles rewards scheme gives you bonus points, which is redeemable specifically for their own points, air miles. Air miles can translate into discounts for your air tickets; you may get up to fifty thousand air miles by spending $500 in the first month. Going on a shopping spree is now not going to be about just losing money; you are also earning money from it. And also remember that each card issuer is affiliated with certain merchants. If you do your transactions at these locations, you will gain more in terms of points. You will also get special gifts from these merchants when you buy from them. The gifts come in the form of tickets to a game, movie, dinner passes, clothes or holiday gifts.

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