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What Do You Get for Your Credit Card Points?

By Kevin / October 14, 2008
What Do You Get for Your Credit Card Points?

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One of the biggest perks of using a credit card is the points that you can accumulate. Of course, you need to have a rewards card in order to take advantage but these are not hard to come by in today’s day and age. The question is: what do you get for your credit card points?

This is something that you will want to consider before applying for a rewards card.

After all, you don’t want to stock pile points just to learn that there is nothing good to spend them on.

What are the most common rewards?

For many, trading points for travel perks is the way to go. This can include everything from plane tickets to hotel rooms to car rentals and cruises.

Most credit card reward programs have many “travel options” because they know this is what a large number of people are looking for.

Of course, you can spend your points on much more than travel perks.

Many credit card reward programs offer the ability to trade points for electronic items such as flat screen televisions, household goods, sports memorabilia, and much more.

How do I know what my options are?

Many people collect reward points month in and month out but have no clue what they can trade them in for.

Most credit card companies have a dedicated website and/or catalog that features every available option.

You should be able to find the website address on your credit card statement. If not, call your company and ask them for more information on the rewards program.

If you use a credit card you might as well receive points that you can cash in for top notch rewards. With enough points you may be able to score yourself a free trip or a big screen television. Does it get any better than that?

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