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Capital One launches Quicksilver cash back credit card with 1.5 percent rebate

Capital One upped the ante in the competitive cash back credit card market with the launch of its Quicksilver brand this summer. In a statement to reporters, Capital One spokesman Mike Wassmer cited research that indicated consumer frustration with opt-in bonus promotions and complex reward structures. The new line of credit cards offers a consistent, 1.5 [...]

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Rewards credit card holders will drive to summer vacations, if they can't fly for free

About half of American rewards credit card holders will cash in rewards points to cover summer vacation costs this year, according to research commissioned by Capital One. That figure rose from the 42 percent reported by researchers during the same period a year ago. One in five cardholders even said they'd be willing to trade [...]

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Delta SkyMiles AmEx wins Freddie for best loyalty credit card

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers expired and are no longer available. Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express has taken the top award for Best Loyalty Credit Card in the travel industry's annual Freddie Awards. Gold Delta SkyMiles was also one of three finalists for the Program of the Year award, [...]

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Visa, MasterCard antitrust case could squeeze rewards cards

The Street's Dan Freed warned investors this month that a major lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard, and over a dozen large credit card issuers has slipped "under the radar" despite the significant changes it could bring to the payment marketplace. Although the case won't reach the courtroom until September, industry analysts have started making guesses about its [...]

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Credit card users get real checks in the mail

After years of warning Americans to avoid cashing mystery checks from the mailbox, consumer advocates have an important message for almost anyone who used a credit card overseas between 1996 and 2006. That $18 check showing up from the Foreign Currency Fee Litigation Settlement Fund is actually real. Trial attorneys led a fight to reclaim some [...]

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Discover, Chase enhance rewards programs

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, these offers have expired and are no longer available. Two major credit card issuers - Discover and Chase - have announced new rewards perks just in time for holiday shopping and traveling. Discover teams with Amazon.com Shopping on the giant retail site is now possible using Discover's Cashback Bonus points. Discover [...]

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Consumers pad holiday budgets with credit card rewards

According to a pair of consumer surveys, Americans will spend about the same this year on holiday gifts as they did in 2010. However, they'll rely more on credit card rewards and retailer sales to squeeze more from their shopping budgets. The National Retail Federation commissioned researchers to poll over 8,500 consumers about their holiday shopping [...]

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Citi ThankYou Preferred card offers 50K bonus points

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available. Citibank is swimming against the tide of increasing bank fees by upping the way members can earn and use rewards points on its Citi ThankYou Preferred Card. New ThankYou cardholders are eligible to earn 25,000 bonus ThankYou Points if they make $5,000 [...]

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Gavin DeGraw helps plug new Citi AA airline rewards card

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer has expired and is no longer available. Citi and American Airlines enlisted recording artist Gavin DeGraw to show off their new airline rewards card in New York City this week. The partners used Grand Central Terminal's historic Vanderbilt Hall as the backdrop for the launch of the [...]

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A Groupon rewards credit card? Research shows potential

Wall Street already likes Groupon and Living Social for their IPO potential. However, one research firm thinks the nation's banks could see even greater benefits by teaming up with the "daily deal" websites and issuing co-branded rewards credit cards. According to Lightspeed Research spokesman Greg Flemming, many daily deal shoppers already hold some of the [...]

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