All articles tagged Rewards (57)

Banner Bank Sticks to Its Philosophy of Keeping it Simple with Its Selection of Rewards-Packed Mastercard Offerings

Banner Bank Sticks to Its Philosophy of Keeping it Simple with Its Selection of Rewards-Packed Mastercard Offerings

In a Nutshell: Most financial experts still agree that cash as king. But in the world of credit cards, convenience and simplicity reign supreme. While many cards boast tremendous rewards offerings, they also feature rotating categories, blackout dates, and a host of other hurdles that can be hard for cardholders to overcome. Banner Bank stuck to its philosophy of keeping things simple and straightforward when designing its Mastercard offerings. The two most popular, the TruRewards®... read more »

Radius Bank: A Virtual Bank with Very Real Savings Opportunities

Radius Bank: A Virtual Bank with Very Real Savings Opportunities

In a Nutshell: Everyone likes earning rewards. That's obvious from the number of rewards credit cards available on the market today. But, while those cards continue to be popular — and lucrative  — to consumers, other financial products haven’t caught on to the rewards frenzy — until now. Online-based Radius Bank leverages its lack of overhead costs to offer its customers a high interest rate savings account, a choice of six rewards-heavy credit cards issued by Visa and... read more »

Donating Credit Card Rewards to Worldreader Helps Provide E-Readers and Reading Materials to Schools in Need Around the Globe

Donating Credit Card Rewards to Worldreader Helps Provide E-Readers and Reading Materials to Schools in Need Around the Globe

In a Nutshell: Reading is a luxury that many people take for granted. Books, whether printed or electronic, are readily available to most Americans through libraries, schools, and retail shops. But for many people in developing countries, books are a luxury that are not a part of everyday life. Worldreader is a nonprofit that works to electronic bring books via existing devices such as mobile phones and e-readers to parts of the world that lack regular access to them. Donations to... read more »

Huntington Bancshares Voice Credit Card™ Recognized with Our Editor’s Choice Award for 2018’s Most Flexible Rewards Offer

Huntington Bancshares Voice Credit Card™ Recognized with Our Editor’s Choice Award for 2018’s Most Flexible Rewards Offer

In a Nutshell: With so many credit cards now offering rewards, a low APR, or no annual fee, you’d think consumers would have no problem finding a card that suits their needs. But look closer and you’ll see that most of these cards offer just one or two of these benefits and very little flexibility. Huntington Bank’s Voice Credit Card™ is different. With the Voice Card, consumers can choose 3X reward points in one of 10 categories they select quarterly. Cardholders can also... read more »

Two New IHG® Credit Cards Bring the Company’s Reputation for Big Rewards to Kimpton Hotels

Two New IHG® Credit Cards Bring the Company’s Reputation for Big Rewards to Kimpton Hotels

In a Nutshell: Most consumers never leave home without their favorite rewards credit cards. Whether the card gives cash back, points, or miles, today’s plastic makes it easier than ever to save money and make every purchase a slightly better deal. Few hotel brands have mastered the art of the loyalty program like IHG. After a 2014 acquisition of the Kimpton Group, IHG finally merged the pair’s loyalty programs in 2018. The move came around the same time IHG unveiled a pair of new... read more »

20 Best Cards to Earn a $200 to $500+ Credit Card Bonus

20 Best Cards to Earn a $200 to $500+ Credit Card Bonus

Not so long ago, opening a new bank account or credit card came with a small kitchen appliance. These days, new credit cards generally won't net you a toaster — but they do often come with the chance to earn a big signup bonus. We've put together a list of some of the biggest and best bonuses around. While some signup bonuses come in the form of a lump-sum cash reward, a number of high-value bonuses come in the form of rewards points. Since points and miles can have variable... read more »

Turn Your Credit Card Rewards Into a Family Adventure at the Angel Fire Resort

Turn Your Credit Card Rewards Into a Family Adventure at the Angel Fire Resort

In a Nutshell: It takes time to save up the credit card rewards for a family vacation, so it's worthwhile to make sure you use them on a trip the entire family can enjoy. Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, New Mexico, is a family-friendly destination that offers year-round activities for every member of the family. Winter guests can explore acres of snow-covered terrain that includes more than 80 runs, sledding hills, and the Polar Coaster, a unique five-lane tubing experience. And the... read more »

Make the Most of Your Next Rewards Trip — Camels & Chocolate Blogger Kristin Luna Gives an Inside Look at Hundreds of Popular Destinations Around the World

Make the Most of Your Next Rewards Trip — Camels & Chocolate Blogger Kristin Luna Gives an Inside Look at Hundreds of Popular Destinations Around the World

In a Nutshell: It can take months of diligent saving to put away the points and miles necessary for the trip of your dreams — so why squander it? For those who want to make the most of their next rewards trip, travel blogger Kristin Luna's popular Camels & Chocolate blog is an invaluable resource. The site offers hundreds of articles on cities around the world, chronicling her family's adventures with wit, whimsy, and abundant photography that makes each destination come alive.... read more »

Cash in on Travel Rewards to Stay at the Stylish and Historic Palace Hotel in the Heart of San Francisco

Cash in on Travel Rewards to Stay at the Stylish and Historic Palace Hotel in the Heart of San Francisco

In A Nutshell: Located in the heart of San Francisco, the iconic Palace Hotel dates back to 1875. It was the city's first luxury hotel, and celebrities and dignitaries from around the world have flocked to it. Today, the remodeled Palace Hotel remains one of the most elegant places to stay in The City by the Bay. San Francisco is a popular destination for credit card users to cash in their travel rewards, and many choose to stay in style at the Palace Hotel. Its preserved architectural... read more »

Boutique Wines, Craft Beer, the Great Outdoors & Plenty of History — Why Loudoun County is a Top Destination to Visit with Your Credit Card Rewards

Boutique Wines, Craft Beer, the Great Outdoors & Plenty of History — Why Loudoun County is a Top Destination to Visit with Your Credit Card Rewards

In a Nutshell: Though the oft-blogged beach vacations are all well and good, sometimes you simply want to explore a different kind of landscape, one with rolling green hills — and lots of wine. Known as DC's wine country, Loudoun County is the perfect place to cash in some credit card rewards for a picturesque weekend away. Home to 40 boutique wineries and dozens of local breweries, Loudoun has made a name for itself as a must-visit craft beverage destination, but that's not all it... read more »