I am looking to begin building my credit history and I absolutely love shopping at BJs. Should I use their card to build my credit history, or are there any other credit cards you could recommend instead?

Answered on April 27, 2018
Updated on April 27, 2018
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
When it comes to looking for a card that you are going to use to begin establishing your credit profile, there are a few important factors you should know about. The amount of love you have for a store is not the only factor that comes into play when selecting a card that is right for you. One thing you want to ensure is that the card you are applying for is reporting your credit activity to the major credit bureaus. The BJs credit card is issued by Comenity Capital Bank, so this card is reporting payment history to the bureaus. Another thing you want to ensure is that the card you are applying for is not going to be a card that will cause you to collect an unpayable balance, this would reflect negatively on your credit profile. If I were you, I would consider choosing a general rewards credit card for limited credit and only spend what you can afford to pay off each month.
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If you have an excellent credit there are a lot of credit cards that will bring you more benefits than JCPenney rewards credit card. If you want to save on shopping with a credit card at your favorite stores, you may choose a regular credit card with cash back rewards.
Consider frequent flyer credit cards to earn miles and enjoy air travel benefits. Study the features associated with these credit cards carefully. Hope you will find the credit card right for you.

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