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Rewards Credit Cards - How To Get A Good One

Aug 17, 2007
Getting those rewards is the fun side of credit cards. Everybody likes to get things they can use. A good rewards credit card can do just that for you if you get a good one and use it right. Here are some tips for you to know how to select the one that is "just right."

Choose The One That Will Benefit You The Most

In order to get the most rewards, you need to get them in a way that will reduce some of your highest monthly costs. If you drive a lot for work, then you need a driver's credit card. The rewards on this type of card come in the form of points which can often be used for maintenance, hotels, and towards buying your next car. Sometimes a rewards credit card will give you a lot of points from the start which can be used after your first purchase.

Other purchases can also give you rewards on some rewards credit cards. This makes it good all the way around. Many cards do not give you points for all your purchases, or if they do, it is only for a limited time. Look around carefully, to find one that keeps on paying you rewards. Also, be sure to find out whether or not the points are useful to you by allowing you to get merchandise at stores where you might normally shop. You do not want to get a rewards credit card just because it gives a lot of points and then find out there is nothing to buy because they do not have anything that interests you.

Get One With Balance Transfers

Balance transfers can be a great source of another reward - with 0% APR interest for up to 15 months on some of them. This would be a good way to get caught up on some bills. Keep on paying the same amount after you make the transfer, and it will help you reduce your overall indebtedness. Watch out for fees attached to those transfers though - most cards do not have them.

Look At The Interest Rate

The interest rate can be a way to take away some of your rewards if it is very high. Look for a low one, but you will need a good credit rating to actually get that rate. A 7.9% interest rate is about as low as a credit card will go. By paying the balance in full each month, though, you will not need to be concerned about it. If you ever pay late, though, on most credit cards, you could find out that your low rate credit card has now become a high interest credit card.

Scrutinize The Fees

Fees can be high on some low interest credit cards. Some will have annual fees, too. There may be other fees, as well. Just compare the various credit cards you are interested in, and choose the best.
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