Boston Red Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review | CreditShout

Boston Red Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review

By Dan Rafter / March 7, 2011

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Verdict: Do you still get a tingle down your spine whenever you think of Carlton Fisk hitting that just-barely-fair homerun in game six of the 1975 World Series? Do you replay the last three outs of the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series triumph against the St. Louis Cardinals in your head every day. Then you need to showcase your Red Sox pride with a Boston Red Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card. It’s the one card that lets the world know you’re a fan of the Sox while you earn reward points with every purchase that you make.

Overview: The Boston Red Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card is one of 30 such cards offered by Major League Baseball and Bank of America, one for every team in the major leagues. The Red Sox card, of course, comes complete with the Boston Red Sox logo on its front.

How This Card Works: The card provides you with rewards points with every purchase that you make. Once you earn enough points, you can redeem these points for Boston Red Sox or Major League Baseball items. You might earn enough points for a baseball signed by Pedro Martinez or a game program from Boston’s 2007 World Series clincher against the Colorado Rockies.

Travel and Shopping Benefits: This card provides you with one rewards point for every dollar that you charge with it. Some critics of Major League Baseball’s Extra Bases credit cards point to this as a drawback: This card doesn’t allow you to double or triple your rewards points with any purchase. Other, higher-end rewards cards, do. On the positive side, this card does not come with an annual fee, so it’s an inexpensive card to own.

Fees: Depending on your credit score, the Boston Red Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card comes with a solid interest rate. If your score is high, you’ll qualify for a purchase interest rate as low as 12.99 percent. If your score is low, your purchase interest rate can soar to as high as 20.99 percent. No matter your credit score, you’ll be able to take advantage of an introductory interest rate offer of 0 percent on all balance transfers for the first 12 months after you activate your account. Cash-advance fees run either $10 or 4 percent of the advance amount, whichever is higher. Late-payment fees are $35, while returned-payment fees run as high as $25.

Pros:

  • No annual fee.
  • Basic rewards program.
  • Boston Red Sox logo on the front of your card.

Cons:

  • Purchase interest rate can be high if your credit score is not.
  • Rewards program comes with no flexibility.
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