Finding the Best Rewards Credit Cards For You

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Finding the Best Rewards Credit Cards For You


Updated: December 26, 2012

The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.
Rewards credit cards are types of credit cards that provide various forms of incentives to consumers for purchases made with their cards. Credit card companies and financial institutions developed these cards, with the aim of making their plastics attractive to consumers. And it seems their tactics are working, as more consumers sign up for rewards cards than ever before, and continue to use them for added discounts on daily purchases. With the ever-increasing number of credit card programs, those that offer rewards are gaining a huge chunk of the market, as many consumers appreciate reward card benefits compared to non-incentivized cards. How do you select the best reward credit card for yourself? Well, the first thing to note is that there is a wide array of rewards offered by lenders for consumers that sign up for these specialized cards. Getting to know the different offers will go a long way in helping you choose your card. Many lenders offer some form of cash back for consumers that sign up for their rewards cards. These offers could range anywhere from about 1% to over 20% when consumers shop at certain retailers. Cash-Back Rewards Cash-back credit card rewards programs are the most redeemable type of reward since the incentives are redeemed instantly without any complications. Almost all major financial institutions in the United States offer cash-back credit card rewards. It’s important that you take time out to check on various offers in order to select the most attractive one for yourself. However, it’s important that consumers read the detailed terms and conditions that come with any card before they decide to sign up for it. Point Rewards Point rewards are another popular type of incentivized credit card programs, and they typically involve awarding a point for a specific amount of money spent by consumers on their cards. For instance, some programs offer a point for every dollar spent. This usually requires a minimum amount of money spent in order to redeem the points acquired from shopping at various locations. Some reward credit card programs also give consumers the chance to redeem their points for gift vouchers and even cash. Miles Rewards Miles rewards cards are also popular among consumers as it gives them the chance to get free airline tickets for themselves as well as their friends and family, when they use their credit cards. Each credit card program comes with different mile allocation for every dollar used, so interested consumers can decide which card is their best bet to win their exclusive free airline tickets. Search around for different miles rewards programs, make extensive comparisons and choose the most generous offers available. No matter which rewards credit card programs you may be interested in, it’s important to make sure you conduct extensive research into the different offers available from different financial institutions so that you only choose the best out there at any point in time.

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