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Guide to Citi ThankYou® Points Written by Benjamin Pape Many knowledgeable travelers have found the value in flexible rewards points programs. With multiple redemption options including travel transfer partners, gift cards and more, the Citi ThankYou® Points program is one of the best travel rewards options available today. Citi is a CardRatings advertiser.TABLE OF CONTENTSCITI CARDS THAT EARN THANKYOU® POINTS HOW TO MAXIMIZE CITI THANKYOU® POINTS WHAT [...]
Guide to Credit Card Travel Insurance Written by Benjamin Pape While many people decide which credit card to get based on things like new card member bonuses and ongoing rewards, there are a number of unsung benefits that are sometimes included with credit card membership that can be extremely valuable. Travel insurance coverage, which can come in very handy in the case of a travel-related [...]
Guide to Wells Fargo Go Far® Rewards Written by CardRatings.com Wells Fargo's Go Far® Rewards program probably isn't the best known credit card rewards program out there, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth giving a second (or even third) look. In fact, it is perhaps among the most flexible programs when it comes to the sheer number of ways cardholders can redeem their points including [...]
Guide to American Express® Membership Rewards® Written by Geoffrey Williams In the 1970s American Express had a famous tagline in its commercials declaring that customers should never leave home without their American Express traveler’s checks. Though the ad campaign may be long gone today and people may not use traveler’s checks the way they once did, the message is still the same: Don't leave home [...]
Guide to Chase Ultimate Rewards® points Written by Geoff Williams Chase Ultimate Rewards® points— What are they? How do you earn them? How valuable are they? In short, Chase Ultimate Rewards® points are something you earn by using certain Chase credit cards, which can then be redeemed for things like gift cards, cash back or travel. Chase Ultimate Rewards® points are considered one of the most valuable [...]
Double dip to maximize your credit card rewards Written by Satta Sarmah-Hightower Massive welcome bonuses, strategic spending in specific categories or using your credit card for everyday purchases aren't the only way to rack up rewards. Savvy consumers use another strategy to maximize bonuses: double dipping. Double dipping can take several forms, from using a rewards card to book travel with your preferred airline and amassing miles or points [...]
A billion reasons to donate your credit card reward points Written by Geoff Williams Can you donate your credit card rewards? We'll cut to the chase: Yes, you can. Sure, a lot of people love cash-back rewards as a tool for saving money and getting perks you wouldn't otherwise get, but some people like to use their savings as a way to give a gift to a charity; it's [...]
Can credit cards help save for college? Written by Les Masterson The average annual tuition and fees for a private four-year college is more than $32,000 - and that doesn't include books, meals, and room and board. A public four-year college is nearly $24,000 for out-of-state students. That's just for one year. Add up four years' worth of tuition, fees, books and room and board, and you're looking [...]
Survey: Who is cashing in on their credit card rewards? Written by Jennifer Doss While credit card rewards can play an important role in attracting new credit card users, new research shows that not all credit card holders are actually cashing in on those rewards. According to a 2016 online survey of 2,008 U.S. adults, of which 1,555 have a personal credit card, commissioned by CardRatings and conducted by the [...]
Are your credit card rewards taxable? Written by Geoff Williams Unless you're new to paying taxes, you probably aren't too surprised when you find out that you have to fork over 10 to 40 percent of your income at tax time - but income just means cold, hard cash, right? We're not talking about credit card rewards, are we? Well, maybe. Some of you probably aren't shocked [...]

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