Get credit card rewards to work in your favor

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The heavy competition in the credit card segment has fueled credit card issuers to come up with numerous rewards to lure newer customers and retain old ones. Though most of the rewards can work to the benefit of consumers, most of them are unaware of how to get it to work for them. With the rewards getting bigger and better with each passing day, understanding how to make the most of it can work in favor of consumers.

While signing up for the card, ensure you find out from the banks about redeeming rewards. Understand the various options available before hand so you can be prepared when you need the rewards the most. If you are planning on a road trip with your friends, amassing points on your card to redeem for free fuel can save you a significant amount of money that you can splurge for other things on the trip.

Use cash back rewards cards for wedding shopping since you can get back a part of the amount spent that can be put to other use. Not only will this reduce the debt on the credit card, it will also give you better value for every dollar spent.

Banks are coming up with innovative rewards for using credit cards for almost all your payments. Customers who used their cards for making tax payments were offered better reward points or gift certificates. Keep a track of your usage to claim loyalty bonus points after a certain amount of time.

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