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Mileage Credit Card - Tips for How to Apply

Aug 17, 2007
There are many people out there that would love to benefit from owning a mileage credit card but some do not have any idea of where to begin when it comes to applying. Some people like the idea of using a mileage card to earn points for free airline tickets, car rentals and hotel accommodations while others just use it like normal credit card instead of working toward a specific goal. Then they enjoy learning what they have earned at a later date kind of like a big surprise. However, knowing where to start can be a problem when applying for a mileage card.

There are several ways to apply for a mileage card. You can apply online, call the mileage card company, and contact the airline with the mileage card that you have chosen or even fill out an application and send it by mail. Remember when you apply for a mileage card, you will have to give out your personal information. All mileage credit card companies will need your social security number, as they will use it to run a credit check on you. This is why it is so important to have good credit before you apply, many of the mileage card companies will not even give you chance if you have bad credit.

Before you apply for a mileage card, you should do some research on which mileage cards has the best APR rate, incentive and bonus programs, and how you earn points. Many mileage cards have a low introductory APR rate for new cardholders. Some mileage cards even offer 0% APR for the first 12 months. Once again, good credit is what you will need to get this type of great deal.

Another thing you should take into consideration when you apply for mileage cards is if there is an annual fee to have the card and what your credit limit is and if the annual fee will change after the introductory offer. Most mileage cards have an annual fee or some may call it a membership fee. Also be sure to look at your credit limit, you will not one that is too high for your income or your normal spending.

The most important thing to remember when applying for mileage cards is to do your research. There are several different companies that offer mileage cards from airlines to major credit card companies. You will want to be sure that you are getting the best interest rate, the cheapest annual fee, and of course, the most air miles for your money. You may also want to be sure that the mileage card you choose have destinations to all places you travel and that give you the option for your favorite airline. Find out about points or air miles expirations and if there are any blackouts for you to redeem your points.

Remember to weigh the fees against what you will be receiving in points or air miles to ensure that you are really getting your moneys worth.
About the Author
For more on the benefits of a mileage credit card, Robert Alan recommends that you visit CreditCardAssist.com.
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