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Verdict: If you still remember where you were when Paul Konerko squeezed the ball for the last out of the clinching game of the 2005 World Series, you’re a true White Sox fan. If you root for the Cubs to lose as much as you do for the White Sox to win, yes, again you’re a true fan of the Pale Hose. If you want to show this off, Bank of America and Major League Baseball offers you the Chicago White Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card. This card allows you to display your pride in your team while earning rewards points with every purchase.
Overview: The White Sox card is just one of 30 that Major League Baseball and Bank of America offer. All of the cards operate the same way: They each come with a team logo on their front. And they each provide users with rewards points with every purchase that they make with their cards.
How This Card Works: Once you earn enough rewards points with this card, you’ll be able to redeem them for White Sox or Major League Baseball merchandise. This includes tickets to games, autographed jerseys, game programs and invitations to exclusive White Sox events.
Travel and Shopping Benefits: If there is a downside to the White Sox MLB Extra Bases Credit Card, it’s that the rewards program is rather lackluster. You’ll earn one rewards point for every dollar that you charge with your card. It’s not a bad program, but it doesn’t offer much flexibility. The best credit card rewards programs offer you the chance to earn double or triple your points for certain purchases.
Fees: The fees that come with this card are fairly standard. The purchase interest rate ranges from 12.99 percent to 20.99 percent, depending on the strength of your credit score. The higher your score, the lower your purchase interest rate. You’ll also be able to take advantage of an introductory interest rate offer of 0 percent on all purchases within the first 12 months of activating your account. Cash advance fees cost $10 or 4 percent of the advance amount, whichever figure is higher. Late-payment fees can run $35, while returned-payment fees come in at $25. This card charges no annual fee.
- No annual fee.
- Low interest rate if your credit is strong.
- Rewards program.
- Interest rate can hit 20.99 percent if your credit is weak.
- Rewards program is limited.