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The cash-back credit card market is heating up

There's nothing like getting rewarded every time you swipe. The market is flooded with cash-back credit cards for consumers to choose from, but several companies have recently made moves to make cash-back rewards even more appealing to new applicants. Below are just a few of our picks for best cash-back credit cards that have stand-out programs designed to [...]

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Secret ways to earn more points and rewards with your credit cards

If you use your reward credit cards wisely, you can double and, in some cases, even triple your rewards quickly and without spending more. Here are five ways you can make your rewards work for you.  Follow which categories offer bonus rewards Lots of reward credit card offers give bonuses for rotating categories throughout the year. "Some of [...]

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Can you benefit from your credit card's mall?

How can you earn extra cash-back rewards or airline miles simply for making purchases online? By using an online shopping portal, of course. The Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping Mall, Discover's ShopDiscover.com and Bank of America's World Points Mall are three of the biggest players in the click-through online shopping game. By offering customers additional cash-back rebates [...]

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How my mom lost $640 in credit card rewards

When I cash out my reward points, it's generally for a $50 Gap or Home Depot gift card. I don't have the patience to let it build up for years and years -- I want it now. Since I do almost all of my banking and bill paying online, I keep pretty close tabs on [...]

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5 ways to play cupid with credit cards this Valentine's Day

Want to treat your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Although motivated by love, Valentine's Day can quickly become an expensive affair. Last year CNN estimated that the average American spent $130.97 per person for a total spending of $18.6 billion. But you can use your credit card to make the holiday less expensive for you and [...]

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Should you pay for your wedding with plastic?

Gonna get married? The average wedding these days costs more than $28,000, according to TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com's annual survey. Between the wedding and the reception, it can add up to a big chunk of change. While moms and dads are likely to help, you still could end up paying for a good deal of your big [...]

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The dos and don'ts of maximizing credit card rewards

Free trips, free stuff and cheap gas. You know you can get it, and you want it. That's perfectly understandable, and it may be why you signed up for a particular credit card in the first place. But as many long-time credit card holders know, just because you have a credit card that offers rewards, it [...]

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How do I know if my credit card does that?

We've all heard about the platinum cards with VIP benefits. And most of us know how to play the credit card and airline miles game. But you most likely have a credit card right now in your wallet with perks and benefits available that you are not using. Many cards available with no annual fee [...]

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Don't know which card to use? There's an app for that.

I have more than a half dozen credit cards in my wallet. A new app on my iPhone, Glyph, tells me which of these credit cards to reach for to get the most rewards when I'm buying groceries, getting gas, dining at restaurants or shopping at Macy's or CVS. At least two of the credit cards [...]

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Do point tracker programs really work?

Whenever possible, we pay with credit and then pay off the balance each month to earn more rewards. I love seeing how many points and miles I've earned when I open my statement each month. But as much of a thrill as I get from getting the points, I have forgotten to cash out countless [...]

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