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Apply for Cashback Credit Card and Earn While You Spend

Oct 4, 2007
Why is there a need for you to get a credit card?

Are your earnings not enough for making important purchases and meeting your primary needs, such as food or clothing?

Are you tired of carrying cash every time you want to buy something?

Do you want to keep track of your purchases and managing your investments wisely?

Or you just want to earn while you spend?

Among the aforementioned reasons, probably the last one will make up your mind whether you need to get a credit card or not. You can use credit cards on purchasing things that your cash cannot handle anymore or managing all your purchases wisely. But earning money while using credit cards for your purchases? It is just what you are looking for.

If you are an individual who expects something in return out of using your credit cards, then applying for a cashback credit card is ideal for you.

Cashback credit cards are relatively different from standard credit cards in terms of derived benefits. As the name implies, cashback credit cards allows you to earn rewards in the form of "cash back" on every purchase that you will make. In most cases, credit card companies that issues cashback cards provide approximately 5 percent worth of cashback on particular purchases made on pharmacies, gas stations, and supermarkets. In addition, these companies give out 1 percent worth of cashback on all other purchases. Thus, if you will use this type of credit cards frequently, you will be able to accumulate substantial amounts of cash rewards.

Another benefit that you will derive from using cashback credit cards is higher accumulated savings. Since you are saving 1 to 5 percent on most of your purchases using your cashback credit cards, you will find yourself saving substantial amounts of money. For instance, if you tend to spend around $2,000 worth of purchases on supermarkets, $400 at pharmacies, and $600 at gas stations within a period of 3 months, you spend $3,000.

If your cashback percentage reward is set at 5 percent, you will be able to save $150 for every $3,000 you spend with your cashback credit card. If you will project it over a year's time, you will be able to save some $600 out of most of your purchases. You can now set aside this $600 that you can use on emergency purposes.

There are several ways to apply for a cashback card. You may search for online credit card companies and fill out online application forms. You may also call the company and have a representative explain to you the details about the application process. Both of these two methods will require you to hand out some personal information such as your social security number. Credit card companies will use this to run a credit check to you and determine if you are qualified to get a cashback credit card.

Before you apply for a cashback credit card, make sure that you have done some research on the credit card company that offers the best APR (annual percentage rate) and cashback percentage rewards. Check if they require annual fees and what are their credit limits on every account.

It feels good whenever you expect something in return when using your cashback credit cards. If you want cash rewards and substantial amounts of savings, apply for a cashback credit card and you will not regret it.
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Aaron Ballantyne publishes online on a variety of topics and has a website with offers for cashback credit cards.
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