All articles tagged Rewards (68)

Booking a Boutique Hotel Stay with The Guestbook Earns Users 5% Cash Back or 15% in Trip Cash in Addition to Their Regular Credit Card Travel Rewards

Booking a Boutique Hotel Stay with The Guestbook Earns Users 5% Cash Back or 15% in Trip Cash in Addition to Their Regular Credit Card Travel Rewards

In a Nutshell: Earning cash back and other travel rewards are widely considered to be some of the great perks of credit cards. Now travelers can boost their rewards by booking a stay at one of 650 boutique hotels in The Guestbook hotel rewards network. Users simply book their hotel directly through the hotel website or through The Guestbook website and earn either 5% cash back, 5% toward charity, or 15% in Trip Cash. Trip Cash rewards are applied to a future stay at one of The... read more »

Game Over: Here’s Why the Best Credit Card Rewards May End Soon

Game Over: Here’s Why the Best Credit Card Rewards May End Soon

The lucrative game of maxing out credit card rewards may soon come to an end with some consumers hitting the points-and-miles jackpot and others being left out. The end appears to be near because card companies have tired of consumers who've binged on the best rewards without generating commensurate card company profits. Major retailers also have complaints about how big rewards programs work. Why Cards Offer Rewards Big banks originally offered attractive rewards to motivate... read more »

39 Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2019

39 Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2019

To a certain extent, cash back rewards are basically credit card rewards on "easy" mode. While you can still work to maximize your rewards with tiered bonus categories and other tools, redeeming cash back is often as simple as clicking a few buttons to receive a statement credit, with no points to transfer or values to calculate. It's that ease of use that makes cash back credit cards popular among cardholders who don't want to jump through hoops to earn and redeem rewards. And that... read more »

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & whatnot Offers Washington, D.C. Visitors a Unique Vintage Shopping Experience and Earns them Credit Card Rewards

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & whatnot Offers Washington, D.C. Visitors a Unique Vintage Shopping Experience and Earns them Credit Card Rewards

In a Nutshell: It’s nice to build up credit card reward points to cash in on that flight for your next vacation or stash a few extra bucks in your bank account. And it’s easy enough to earn those points by shopping online, but we also appreciate the thrill of a good old-fashioned thrifting experience. When we learned about the expansive Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & whatnot in Washington, D.C., our vintage shopping radar alerts were sounding loudly. Miss Pixie’s is a... read more »

3 Steps for Maximizing Credit Card Perks & Rewards

3 Steps for Maximizing Credit Card Perks & Rewards

Credit card perks are one of the most underutilized benefits of having a credit card. A 2017 study from Bankrate found that 31% of cardholders aren't redeeming the rewards they've earned. If you're one of these people and paying an annual fee for your card — or interest charges on a revolving balance for that matter — you're leaving free money on the table. Here are three ways to maximize credit card perks and rewards, some of which you may not even know you have. 1. Pick the... read more »

Shopkick: An Innovative Customer Rewards Program Helping Retailers and Brands Launch Products, Increase Sales, and Drive Traffic

Shopkick: An Innovative Customer Rewards Program Helping Retailers and Brands Launch Products, Increase Sales, and Drive Traffic

In a Nutshell: Silicon Valley-based Shopkick launched in 2009 as a rewards program designed to drive foot traffic to retail stores. Shopkick quickly emerged as a leader in the industry thanks to a model that rewarded customers for browsing across a wide variety of participating retailers and brands, regardless of whether they make a purchase. As technology has continued to transform retail, Shopkick has stayed ahead of the curve by rewarding customers for in-store and online activity,... read more »

TicketCity Fosters Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Discount Programs & Sports Packages

TicketCity Fosters Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Discount Programs & Sports Packages

In a Nutshell: By networking with professional suppliers and major partners, TicketCity sells tickets to over 100,000 events and concerts across the country. Building customer loyalty — through TicketCity's soon-to-be-updated rewards program, loyalty offers, discounts, and curated sports packages — makes the online ticket seller stand out from big-box competitors and keeps avid fans coming back for more. When I found out Florence + The Machine had just released her first US... read more »

51 Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2019

51 Best Rewards Credit Cards of 2019

Over the past 30 years, credit card rewards have grown exponentially. What started in the mid-1980s with a handful of cash back credit cards is now a billion-dollar market home to literally hundreds of rewards credit cards and programs. Indeed, whether you want to earn points on gas, cash back on movies, or miles on groceries — there's a card for that. With so many options available, it's impossible to say which card is the best for everyone. Instead, we've selected the best... read more »

Save at the Pump: First Internet Bank Introduces an Attractive 3% Cash Back Rewards Card for Commuters

Save at the Pump: First Internet Bank Introduces an Attractive 3% Cash Back Rewards Card for Commuters

In a Nutshell: First Internet Bank’s Cashback Card boasts an impressive 3% back on fuel purchases and 1% back on everything else. The offering was designed specifically to meet the needs of the bank’s clientele, many of whom carry RV and horse trailer loans. By focusing on strong offerings that reward its members, First Internet Bank has seen steady annual growth. While the Cashback Card was designed to be attractive to truck and RV drivers, anyone can benefit from the competitive... read more »

The MCU TRUE Rewards Cash Back Visa® Now Offers 1.5% Back and Intro Rates as Low as 0%

The MCU TRUE Rewards Cash Back Visa® Now Offers 1.5% Back and Intro Rates as Low as 0%

In a Nutshell: Consumers in the market for a new credit card typically have to choose between cards with lucrative rewards and those with low interest rates because few cards offer both. New York’s Municipal Credit Union joins the ranks of those select cards with its recently upgraded MCU TRUE Rewards Cash Back Visa®. The card boasts a cash back rate that recently increased from 1% to 1.5% with no rewards cap and redemption options that include a statement credit or direct deposit... read more »