New York Mets MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review | CreditShout

New York Mets MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review

By Dan Rafter / March 9, 2011

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Verdict: If you’re a lifelong fan of Mookie, the Straw and the Doc — and if you don’t know who we’re talking about, you’re not — then you’re obviously a die-hard fan of the New York Mets, the other baseball team in the Big Apple. You can now show your support for the Mets with the New York Mets MLB Extra Bases Credit Card. Even better, you can earn rewards points, which you can turn into Mets merchandise and game tickets, while doing it.

Overview: The New York Mets card is just one of 30 MLB Extra Bases credit cards offered by Bank of America and Major League Baseball. The cards offer identical rates, fees and rewards programs. There’s one key difference, though: The New York Mets MLB Extra Bases Credit Card is the only one that sports the Mets’ logo on its front.

How This Card Works: With this card, you’ll earn rewards points with every purchase that you make. You can then turn these points into a wide variety of items, everything from tickets to New York Mets games to Mets apparel to airfare for a Spring Training trip.

Travel and Shopping Benefits: With every dollar that you charge with the New York Mets MLB Extra Bases Credit Card, you’ll earn a single rewards points. This puts this rewards program a bit behind more advanced versions, ones that allow cardholders to earn double or triple their rewards points with certain purchases. This card does come with an introductory interest rate of 0 percent on all new purchases for the first 12 months after you activate your account.

Fees: The card’s purchase interest rate can be as low as 12.99 percent. But you’ll need a high credit score to qualify for that rate. If your score is particularly weak, your purchase interest rate can rise as high as 20.99 percent. On the plus side, the card comes with no annual fee. Its other fees are standard for the industry: Cash advances run either $10 or 4 percent of the advance amount, whichever is higher. Late-payment fees can hit $35, while returned-payment fees can run as high as $25.

Pros:

  • Low interest rate if your credit is good.
  • No annual fee.
  • Earn rewards with every purchase.

Cons:

  • Purchase interest rate can soar as high as 20.99 percent if your credit is weak.
  • Rewards program offers no ability to double or triple your rewards points.
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