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In our “Cash Back & Rewards Tips” blog category, we deliver all of the very best news, tips and advice and the latest up-to-date information about credit card rewards programs, including airline miles credit cards and cash back credit cards. We provide recommendations on where to find the very best rewards programs, where the best deals are and what to look for. We will highlight all of the very best rewards credit cards, miles and cash back rebate programs available anywhere in the marketplace just for you!

Is Your Cash Back Card a Scam?

February 6, 2013

No incentive is more enticing than cold, hard cash. People have been known to gamble their life’s savings away for the mere chance to hit it rich. People straight-up kill for cash. The idea of an allowance motivates kids to do something that’s fundamentally at odds with their nature: chores. Our intrinsic love of money […]

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Don’t Bother Donating Your Rewards Points to Charity

June 18, 2012

So here’s something out of the blue: donating your credit card rewards points to charity is apparently all the rage these days. According to a recent Fox Business article, there are a billion reasons why rewards cards owners should eschew gift cards and flyer miles and instead cash those cards out for the sake of […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Hate Credit Card Rewards Points

June 8, 2012

When you think about it, credit card rewards points are kind of like middle-class crack. The card companies get us hooked with a huge initial dose and then charge us an insane premium when we come back for more. And the sad part is that we always come back for more. Many times, card issuers […]

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Barclay’s to Replace Loyalty Program with Two New Programs by Year End

May 30, 2012

It looks as if the Barclaycard just didn’t have as much support as first thought. Barclay just announced it will axe its Freedom loyalty program, although points can still be accumulated until June 21. Points also must be spent before July 26, although if you don’t redeem your points, the money will be credited to […]

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Consumers Simply Won’t Give Up Their Rewards Cards

May 17, 2012

Although they are notorious for having higher interest rates, rewards credit cards are still incredibly popular with consumers. According to a study by Cardbeat, rewards cards are as popular today as they have ever been. Rewards programs increased 6% between February 2011 and February 2012. The study shows that 76% of responders state that the […]

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Now Might Be The Time to Take A Closer Look at Airline Credit Cards

May 16, 2012

Most credit card experts agree that now is a great time to consider getting an airline credit card. Rewards and special perks are at a new high. Some sign-up bonuses for frequent flier miles are so high that new cardholders could take a free flight right away. Airline cards do have drawback like annual fees […]

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Rewards Card Rates Continue to Climb Higher

May 10, 2012

Several recent reports show the economy may not be recovering as fast as some experts had believed. The net number of new jobs created in March decreased sharply from the number in February. Also, the GDP has dropped to 2.2% in the first quarter of 2012, which is down from 3.0% growth in the last […]

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Blogger Waxes Prophetic About Rewards Card Shopping

May 3, 2012

Blogger Arielle O’Shea recently offered people a few tips on TheBillFold.com to help make the most of rewards cards. O’Shea said she found herself shopping for a new rewards card after Chase diminished her rewards when she closed her bank account with them.

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Rewards Devaluation Starting To Dramatically Impact Cardholders

April 30, 2012

If you’ve ever opened a new rewards card, excited at the possibilities all of those air miles will bring you, then seen the number of miles required to redeem your free tickets go up more than you’d expected, you’ve experienced rewards devaluation. The basic concept is this – the number of miles, or points, needed […]

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3 Best Credit Cards for Your Summer Vacation

April 30, 2012

It’s never too early to start planning your summer getaway, and this year you can make your vacation even more enjoyable by cutting costs with a great travel credit card. Right now, credit issuers and their affiliated airlines and hotels are offering some amazing signing bonuses on their latest round of products. In addition to […]

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