How a Travel Rewards Card is Different From Other Rewards Cards

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Did you know that a credit card could do much more for you than simply pay for purchases? A credit card is a tool, not just a payment method, and if you choose the right tool, you’ll be able to do more than you ever thought possible.

For example, you could get a free flight to a sunny beach during the dead of winter, or sneak away for a complimentary stay at a swanky hotel for the weekend, simply by collecting points on an elite travel rewards credit card.

Travel rewards credit cards aren’t like other cards: they offer greater value and many benefits that go far beyond just letting you buy something and pay it off later. Here are just a few of the wonderful perks of having a terrific travel rewards credit card:

Get on board your flight first. Enjoy priority boarding with a co-branded airline credit card and always be first to find your seat and settle in before takeoff. If you’re an elite member of the airline’s loyalty program, and you have the credit card that partners with the program, you will almost certainly get this great perk.

Check your extra baggage for free. Say goodbye to those $25-per-bag fees that all airlines seem to charge these days. When you have the airline’s travel rewards credit card, you can check a bag, or even two, without paying any extra money on top of your ticket price.

Take a vacation with peace of mind. Travel insurance has you covered in case of illness, accidents, or another emergency. Book your vacation knowing that if something goes wrong and plans must change, you’ll be covered.

Enjoy purchase protection and price change refunds. If your purchase isn’t working out for one reason or another, or it is lost, stolen, or breaks, you may be able to have your money refunded, or get a replacement, through your credit card’s purchase protection program. You may also be reimbursed if prices drop on items you previously purchased using your card, with price protection guarantees that offer price difference refunds.

If you don’t have a travel rewards card, what are you waiting for? Find the perfect one for you today.

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