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Accumulating Credit Card Points In Exchange For Travel Miles

Aug 17, 2007
The convenience of using credit cards for everyday purchases has allowed a lot of people in the US to get the services offered by credit cards. Credit cards these days are used in almost everyday purchases as it offers more security because people won't have to walk the streets anymore carrying bundles of cash in order for them to go an appliance store to buy a brand new HDTV that may cost thousands of dollars.

Credit cards also allow flexibility and manageability to its users. Also a way of lending money, credit users can buy a brand new PC and thru the use of interest rates, they can borrow money now to buy PC and pay off the balance in installments with the credit card company adding on interest rate charges to finance the purchase. By proper management of credit card finances, individuals will be able to maximize the use of their credit by being able to buy the necessary things they need now and may able to pay off their balance in the short term.

As credit card users frequently make purchases for their daily activities, credit companies also provide rewards points for their purchases. Awarding of points for these purchases may vary depending on the items they buy, the special features of their credit cards and the reward items that their accumulated points can redeem.

There are credit cards offered in the market today that offers rewards points in the form of air travel miles. As a card user makes regular purchases, equivalent points in the form of travel miles are awarded. Usually, one air travel mile is awarded for every dollar spent on card purchases. The air travel mile points accumulated over credit use doesn't necessarily equal actual miles required to make the travel. It usually depends on the destination, the card company offering the travel programs and the airline companies that the credit card companies are working with. This information can be obtained from the credit card company's hotline numbers, their consumer websites and from the promotional brochures that they send to their customers.

A frequent traveler can benefit lot from the use of his credit card if he opts to redeem his accumulated points into air travel miles. They can use their travel points and redeem them for travel promotions of their card companies and later on use them in a planned vacation in the future. They'll just monitor their accumulated points in order for them to determine how many more points they'll need in order to get that vacation they've planned or if they can use the points as additional help in purchasing plane tickets for sudden travel plans.
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