Detroit Tigers MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review | CreditShout

Detroit Tigers MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review

By Dan Rafter / March 10, 2011

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Verdict: You know you’re a die-hard fan of the Detroit Tigers if you can recite the career batting stats of Al Kaline or the pitching numbers of Mickey Lolich. Now you can let everyone know just how passionate you are about the Tigers with the Detroit Tigers MLB Extra Bases Credit Card. This card comes complete with the Tigers’ logo on its front. And every time you use it, you can earn rewards points that you can later turn into a wide variety of baseball and general merchandise.

Overview: Major League Baseball and Bank of America offer 30 MLB Extra Bases credit cards, including this one devoted to the Detroit Tigers. All of these cards come with the same rates, fees and rewards programs. The logos, of course, change according to the team.

How This Card Works: You’ll earn rewards points with every purchase that you make with your Detroit Tigers MLB Extra Bases credit card. You can then cash in these points for Tigers apparel, tickets to Detroit home games, airfare, autographed Tigers memorabilia and Spring Training trips.

Travel and Shopping Benefits: The rewards program attached to the Detroit Tigers MLB Extra Bases credit card is a straightforward one: You’ll earn one rewards point for every dollar that you charge with this card. The problem is that there is no room for flexibility. You don’t have the ability to earn double or triple the rewards points with specific purchases as you do with more lucrative rewards programs. The card does come with an introductory interest rate of 0 percent on new purchases for the first 12 months after you activate your account.

Fees: The interest rate on this card ranges from 12.99 percent to 20.99 percent, depending on your credit score. The higher your score, the lower your purchase interest rate will be. There is no annual fee with this card, and other fees are industry standard. Cash advances cost $10 or 4 percent of the advance amount, whichever figure is higher. Late-payment fees can hit as high as $35, while the card’s returned-payment fee comes in at $25.

Pros:

  • Earn rewards with every purchase.
  • Turn rewards into wide variety of baseball-themed merchandise and experiences.
  • No annual fee.

Cons:

  • Rewards program comes with no flexibility.
  • Purchase interest rate can run as high as 20.99 percent if your credit is weak.
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