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Credit Card Rewards Programs

Sean Talks Credit: How I Maximize My Rewards With Only a Few Credit Cards

NerdWallet | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

By Sean McQuay When it comes to credit card rewards, I'm what you might call a lazy optimizer. In the past, I maximized my rewards by signing up for...

Best Credit Cards for Black Friday

CompareCards | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business

This article originally appeared on Most retailers have already released their opening day and times for Black Friday, ...

Rewards Credit Cards Can Be Costly, Report Finds

Courtney Miller | Posted 09.03.2015 | Money
Courtney Miller

Each time shoppers swipe a rewards credit card at the register, they're earning points or miles that could be used for flights and hotels. But those...

Rack Up Credit Card Rewards and Win

Chris Mettler | Posted 08.03.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

Once you know the rules of the game and understand your rewards program, you can start racking up the rewards. You'll want to pay close attention to your rewards statement that you should receive every month along with your bill.

Earn Rewards For Your Daily Commute

CompareCards | Posted 07.27.2015 | Money

While people are usually well aware of the massive amount of time they spend at work, we rarely pay attention to the amount of time and resources it takes to get to and from work. When you think about it, our daily commute is a huge part of our lives that rarely receives any consideration.

3 Ways To Be Smarter About Choosing Your Credit Card Rewards

OWN | Posted 07.21.2015 | OWN

Not all credit card rewards are created equal, according to CBS MoneyWatch editor and Worth It... Not Worth It? It author Jack Otter. From travel ...

Is Your Digital Wallet Stiffing You On Credit Card Rewards?

Kari Luckett | Posted 07.17.2015 | Education
Kari Luckett

In mid-April credit card holders of major banks like Chase, Discover, American Express and Barclay started receiving newsletters and notifications warning them they may not earn their rewards.

Earn Rewards for Summer Travel

Kari Luckett | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Kari Luckett

With gas prices lower than last summer and more travelers expected to hit the road, travel rewards credit cards that earn consumers rewards on travel, gas, car rentals, hotels, and more, are going to be the best option for cardholders.

How to Use Credit Card Rewards for Savings

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Kari Luckett

Americans are fortunate enough to enjoy a robust market for credit cards. The industry is so competitive that card issuers regularly offer customers rewards for their spending in the form of valuable points, miles, or cash back.

2015 Travel Rewards Credit Card Analysis Results | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel

Earning points and miles with a travel rewards credit card can be confusing. How can you know how much these rewards are actually worth? We've decided to take the guessing out of travel rewards by investigating the value of major travel rewards cards.

Credit Card Rewards Redemption: Value v. Points

CompareCards | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money

Understanding your credit card rewards can be tough! Those that play the rewards game and win, like and, will often reference the importance of getting the most value from your points or miles in order to get more out of them than the typical 1 point=1 cent.

Are Credit Card Rewards Really Worth It? | Posted 02.07.2015 | Money

There are a variety of rewards to choose from, including cash back and points that can be redeemed for travel or gift cards to use in stores, restaurants, gas stations or for online shopping. The credit card rewards options are almost endless, but are they really worth it?

How to Get Back $450 From Your Travel Credit Card After a Flight Delay

MyBankTracker | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money

Vacations should be a time for fun and relaxation, but as many frequent travelers know, that isn't always the case. At times when trips don't go as pl...

How to 'Spring Clean' Your Credit Cards

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money

Credit cards are a useful tool for managing purchases, building credit, and reaping rewards point, cash back, or travel points. Unfortunately, the ter...

Uncle Sam Takes Plastic for Taxes -- But Should You Use It?

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Eric Adamowsky

Today, you can cover your rent, mortgage payments or college education with a credit card -- but should you use plastic to pay the IRS on April 15? ...

Which Travel Credit Cards Have the Best Rewards?

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Jeff Hindenach

Gearing up for your summer travel plans and looking forward to racking up the rewards on your credit card? Depending on which credit card you use, you could get some serious value for your travel.

5 Mistakes New Cardholders Make | Posted 02.16.2013 | Money

By Gerri Detweiler Your brand new credit card arrives in the mail all shiny, just waiting for you to take it shopping. Before you break it in, though...

Sweet Dreams: Best Credit Cards for Hotel Rewards

Curtis Arnold | Posted 11.25.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Our list of this season's best hotel credit cards features rewards programs that maximize your earnings without holding back on bonus rewards.

The Best Reward Credit Cards For Big Spenders

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

Do you spend a lot on your credit card? If you do but don't use a credit card that earns you the best rewards, you're not getting the most out of your...

Credit Card Rewards Aren't All They're Cracked Up To Be

Time Moneyland | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

With issuers dangling bonuses like $100 cash back just for signing up, it can be easy to lose sight of exactly how rewarding (or not) credit card rewa...

Travel Rewards: Go Big Or Go Home

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Meet George Papadopoulos. By day he's a certified public accountant and financial planne...

The 3 Things Needed for a Great Rewards Credit Card | Posted 09.01.2012 | Money

Credit card rewards programs are so varied, it can be difficult to determine which product should earn prime placement in your wallet. Here's how to figure out which one you should be favoring.

Teach Your College Student to Use Credit Wisely

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Students take all kinds of things to college with them, but perhaps the most useful item -- and potentially the most financially dangerous -- could be a credit card.

How A Credit Card Can Make Your Trip Cheaper | Posted 08.12.2012 | Travel

If you're looking to drive down the costs of a vacation, it may be time to whip out your credit card or, perhaps, even apply for a new one.

The Best Credit Cards Of The Year

SmartMoney | Annamaria Andriotis | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on In the battle of the plastics, credit cards have lately emerged as the surprise champs, offering...