All articles tagged Rewards (72)

2019’s Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

2019’s Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards

While the internet, social media, and 24-hour news cycles have made the world a smaller place, there’s no substitute for going out and experiencing for yourself all of the wonderful things the world has to offer. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is how expensive that can be. But don’t let the cost of travel keep you from creating invaluable memories you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re an experienced adventurer or an airport newbie, there are dozens of credit card... read more »

18 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out in 2019

18 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out in 2019

Dining out is a great way to earn points or cash back rewards if you pay for your meal with a card that offers this benefit. Some cards offer excellent dining out rewards. Others? Not so much. To maximize your rewards in this category, you should use a card that's among the best. Where and how you use the card will also affect your ability to maximize the dining rewards. Here are 18 cards to consider for every type of spender -- and eater. Overall | Cash Back | Rewards | No Annual... read more »

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 »