Retails rewards credit cards and the benefits for shopaholics

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Retails rewards credit cards and the benefits for shopaholics


Updated: December 26, 2012

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Retail reward credit cards are best suited for those users who are shopaholic and are always purchasing something or the other. These cards have been tailor-made to offer its users the opportunity to make purchases and avail incentives and discounts on various merchandises. The retail reward credit cards can be specific or general as per the terms and conditions of the issuing bank. The retail reward cards that are specific in nature need the user to spend a particular amount regularly or annually on merchandises like cloths etc. The general retail reward cards can be used to purchase anything and have terms and conditions that regulate only the amount of net rebate that the user can earn in a year. A retail reward credit card therefore helps the users to save money on their purchases. These cards help the users to gain discounts and benefits on purchases made form a particular shop. These cards also help in accumulating bonus points that fastens the process of getting back rewards from the redemption of the retail reward points. Benefits of retail reward credit cards Using retail reward credit cards has a number of benefits. Some of them can be summarized as below: 1. Retail reward credit cards offer additional reward points on purchases that users make. These reward points on accumulation can again facilitate other discount offers on various merchandises. This feature of retail reward credit card however has one negative aspect. This is like these credit cards points or rewards can be availed only in certain specified stores. The credit card companies tie up with certain retail stores to offer reward points. Shopping that is done from any other retail store will not attract reward points or discounts. 2. Retail reward credit cards prevent the unwanted carrying of too much of cash. All the transactions that take place are done through the credit cards alone. So every time a person makes a purchase he does not need to take out cash for payment. The use of retail rewards credit cards has one disadvantage however, and that is, some of the issuing financial institutes while awarding points to the customers for using their cards, also levy charges every time the card gets used. 3. Retail reward credit cards also allow customers to improve their credit history. People with no credit history can also establish a credit score with the help of retail rewards credit cards. Some shops offer small amounts of credit limits to good customers as part of their loyalty program. This if repaid back properly and on time allows the new credit takers the chance to develop their credit history. 4. The retail benefit credit cards make the process of transaction easy and quick. Users no longer need to wait for payments as this becomes fast with the use of retail reward credit cards. 5. Finally retail reward credit cards are a good means of attracting customers towards themselves. While the retail shops get benefited by increasing the number of buyers who want to avail the benefits of retail reward credit cards; issuing institute of the reward credit cards also get benefited as more and more people avail the credit card facilities.

All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products’ Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
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