All articles tagged Rewards (70)

18 Best Money-Back Credit Cards of 2019

18 Best Money-Back Credit Cards of 2019

The FICO Score range of 300 to 850 is so large because it has to accommodate millions of individual credit histories. Regardless of the credit category you fall in — bad, fair, average, good, excellent — you’ll find many fellow consumers in the same grouping. This is precisely why the credit card industry makes products available to individuals, students, and businesses in all credit categories. And no product is more important to consumers than the cash back card. Money-back... read more »

12 Best Cash-Back Credit Cards for Excellent Credit

12 Best Cash-Back Credit Cards for Excellent Credit

Cold, hard cash. Is there any credit card reward more versatile? With cash, you can buy anything — airplane tickets, hotel stays, car rentals — that travel cards offer without the fuss and confusion. You don’t have to figure out how many points or miles you need to fly to visit family and friends or meet with business associates with cash back credit cards. We've narrowed down a dozen credit cards that offer great cash-back deals for those with excellent credit. We’ve... read more »

11 Best Signup Bonus Credit Cards for 2019

11 Best Signup Bonus Credit Cards for 2019

Imagine you found a way to earn hundreds of dollars -- just for making the same purchases you make every day. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Now you see the appeal of the credit card signup bonus. A good signup bonus can easily be worth hundreds of dollars -- and the great bonuses can be worth $1,000 or more in free travel. While the biggest bonuses are going to be best for cardholders with budgets that can support a big spending requirement, you can find credit cards with signup... read more »

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 »