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15 Best Bank Bonus Credit Cards (2018)

15 Best Bank Bonus Credit Cards (2018)

Every time you use your favorite credit card to make a purchase, the merchant must pay the credit card issuer a fee for the pleasure of collecting your money. While the specific fee varies by issuer, it's generally around 2% of your purchase price -- and that adds up quickly. Because these purchasing fees are a big part of how many issuers make their money, it's in each one's best interest to encourage you to use its brand of card over its competitors. As the credit card market... read more »

Cruise Critic: Helping Cardholders Maximize Travel Rewards with Reviews & Fair Pricing for the Best Ships on the Open Seas

Cruise Critic: Helping Cardholders Maximize Travel Rewards with Reviews & Fair Pricing for the Best Ships on the Open Seas

In a Nutshell: When it comes to redeeming travel rewards, most cardholders immediately think about savings on flights and hotels. However, those who prefer days at sea on a luxury cruise line might not be aware that credit card points can be used toward those vacations as well. Cruise Critic is an online resource for all things cruise-related, giving users access to a selection of constantly updated deals, along with thorough reviews of ships, ports, and excursions. This information... read more »

Get the Best of Both Worlds: Room Key Lets Users Compare Thousands of Hotel Rates without Sacrificing Loyalty Rewards

Get the Best of Both Worlds: Room Key Lets Users Compare Thousands of Hotel Rates without Sacrificing Loyalty Rewards

In a Nutshell: The online travel world is full of hotel rate comparison sites claiming to have the best deal. Unfortunately, most of these sites require you to book through them for that deal -- meaning you sacrifice hotel loyalty rewards and your branded credit card rewards in one fell swoop. Hotel comparison site Room Key is changing the game, helping users find the best hotel deals while keeping all of their rewards by booking directly with the hotels themselves. Room Key lets users... read more »

Frugal Travel Guy™ Teaches Readers to Vacation Without Going Broke By Using Rewards and Miles Programs

Frugal Travel Guy™ Teaches Readers to Vacation Without Going Broke By Using Rewards and Miles Programs

In a Nutshell: Founded by mortgage banker Rick Ingersoll, Frugal Travel Guy teaches people they can and should take full advantage of their credit card rewards and promotions to travel the world. Doing so allows them to vacation at more reasonable rates — and to do it in style. Through tips and online tools, Frugal Travel Guy illustrates how and where to find the right credit cards for travel needs and how to easily track points and rewards. Featured contributors on the site... read more »

The Points Guy™ — How Credit Card Rewards Expert Brian Kelly Turned His Informative Blog Into a Successful Travel Brand

The Points Guy™ — How Credit Card Rewards Expert Brian Kelly Turned His Informative Blog Into a Successful Travel Brand

In a Nutshell: Relying on travel rewards, miles, and points can be an effective way to save money on your trip. But the process can also be daunting, especially when you aren't sure how the complex programs work or the best ways to accumulate rewards. The Points Guy, launched by Brian Kelly in 2010, has the resources travelers need to make informed decisions that maximize savings by teaching them how to utilize credit cards, rewards programs, and points. The site produces original... read more »

2% Cash Back Credit Cards — 20 Best Unlimited Cash Back Offers (2018)

2% Cash Back Credit Cards — 20 Best Unlimited Cash Back Offers (2018)

As early as the 18th century, merchants were rewarding customers with free products in exchange for brand loyalty. One of the first programs required customers to send in proofs of purchase from a specific product or line in exchange for a premium promotional item. The success of these programs caused a wide range of businesses to adopt them. When the credit card industry saw rapid growth in the latter half of the 20th century, major card issuers experimented with their own loyalty... read more »

Still the Best New Cash Back Offer: Ally® CashBack Credit Card Supercharges Savings When Coupled With Ally Bank Accounts

Still the Best New Cash Back Offer: Ally® CashBack Credit Card Supercharges Savings When Coupled With Ally Bank Accounts

In a Nutshell: Ally Bank introduced the Ally CashBack Credit Card in response to consumer demands for an intuitive and competitive rewards-based credit card. The new cash back card earns an unlimited 2% on gas, 2% on groceries, and 1% on all other purchases, for accounts that are open and in good standing. Ally then amplifies those rewards with a 10% Rewards Bonus when users deposit them into an eligible Ally Bank account. In addition to its powerful uncapped rewards program, the... read more »

Use Cash Back to Give Back: Kiva Gives Socially Conscious Cardholders a Platform to Lend Rewards to Borrowers in Need

Use Cash Back to Give Back: Kiva Gives Socially Conscious Cardholders a Platform to Lend Rewards to Borrowers in Need

In a Nutshell:For many, getting a loan can feel like a difficult task, especially in developing countries where lenders are few and far between. Kiva seeks to change that by pursuing an innovative approach: offering crowdfunded loans that turn consumers into lenders. With a low minimum lending amount of $25, you can use your credit card’s cash back rewards to fund projects in over 80 countries. You’ll have full control to support the projects that matter to you, whether that’s... read more »

15 of the World’s Most Exclusive Credit Cards (2018)

15 of the World’s Most Exclusive Credit Cards (2018)

Credit cards are not created equally. That means it is always in your best interest to shop around, compare perks, and find the card that will reward your individual lifestyle and purchasing habits. With dozens of cards available at any one time, shuffling through them can be exhausting -- especially if only the best will do. The Most Exclusive Credit Cards When it comes to the most exclusive credit cards, many people think of the invite-only luxury cards for high rollers. But while... read more »

The Stash Hotel Rewards® Visa® — Best Rewards Credit Card for Staying at Unique, Independently Owned Hotels

The Stash Hotel Rewards® Visa® — Best Rewards Credit Card for Staying at Unique, Independently Owned Hotels

In a Nutshell: When you dream of your perfect getaway, that ideal destination, what do you picture? Is it a cookie-cutter chain hotel that makes you feel like you're in Generic City, U.S.A. -- or a one-of-a-kind independent hotel that makes you feel like a local? For those travelers who prefer an authentic hotel experience, there is the Stash Hotel Rewards program. Stash's philosophy is simple: think about what the chain hotel programs would do -- then do the opposite. Bringing... read more »