Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review | CreditShout

Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Extra Bases Credit Card Review

By Dan Rafter / March 14, 2011

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Verdict: There were times when the Pittburgh Pirates ranked as one of the top teams in Major League Baseball. The squad won World Series championships in 1960, 1971 and 1979. It was a perennial playoff team through most of the ’60s and ’70s, and then again in the early ’90s. Times have been tough lately, but you’re still a die-hard fan of the Buckos. To show this, you can apply for the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Extra Bases Credit Card. This card, boasting the logo of the Pirates, allows you to earn rewards points with every purchase that you make with it.

Overview: The Pittsburgh Pirates Extra Bases credit card is one in a series of 30 — one for every team — offered by Bank of America and Major League Baseball. Each card comes with the same basic rewards program. None of the cards charge an annual fee.

How This Card Works: This card provides you with rewards points with every purchase that you make with it. You might argue that the amount of points it provides, though, isn’t quite enough.

Travel and Shopping Benefits: You’ll earn the same amount of rewards points for every dollar that you charge with the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Extra Bases credit card: one. That’s a bit of disappointment to consumers used to earning double or triple rewards points for specific purchases made with higher-end credit cards. The fun with this card, though, starts when you earn enough points to redeem them. Then you can shop online for Pirates jerseys, autographed baseballs, baseball cards, game programs and even the chance to attend invitation-only team events.

Fees: The Royals card comes with a reasonable interest rate, depending on your credit score. If your score is high, your purchase interest rate will be as low as 12.99 percent. If it’s high, your rate can soar to as much as 20.99 percent. The card also comes with an introductory interest rate offer of 0 percent on all new purchases for the first 12 months after you activate your account. The card comes with no annual fee, and a cash-advance fee that runs either $10 or 4 percent of the advance amount, whichever figure is higher. Returned-payment fees cost up to $25, while late-payment fees run as high as $35.

Pros:

  • Purchase interest rate can be as low as 12.99 percent.
  • No annual fee.
  • Rewards points with every purchase.

Cons:

  • Interest rate can rise as high as 20.99 percent.
  • Rewards program is too basic.
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