The Great Things About Reward Credit Cards
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010
It has always been practical for people never to bring a huge amount of cash with them when they?re going out and they?re not completely sure that it will be a safe journey all the way. And that?s why such items as checks, ATM cards and of course, credit cards, were created. If and when you have the misfortune to lose any of them, all you have to do is call your bank, inform them of what happened and that?s it! Your money is still safe and sound.
Also, because there are just so many wonderful things that one can buy in the most unexpected places and it would be nice to feel that wherever you go, you?ve got the full value of your bank balance with you. If it?s in cash, that would be terribly impractical. But if it comes in the form of a credit card, well, then, now you?re talking!
There are a lot of advantages one can experience when having a credit card of your own but this time, we?ll only concentrate on one particular kind of credit card: the reward type. What are the great things that one can experience with a reward credit card? Is there a bad side to owning a reward credit card? These questions shall be hopefully answered successfully in the succeeding paragraphs.
The Great Things about Reward Credit Cards:
How the reward system works is quite simple. Each time you use your credit card, you earn a reward or bonus point. The higher the purchase value of the item you bought using your credit card, the more reward or bonus points you receive. Simple, isn?t it?
Now, these reward or bonus points ? the term used for this depends on your credit card company but its meaning is basically the same ? may have an equivalent value in cash or, when accumulated, can be used to win free stuff for you.
For example, a free Gucci bag, according to the rules of the reward system of your credit card, is equivalent to one thousand bonus points. Each reward point, on the other hand, has an equivalent value of $10. That means, for every $10 you consume in your credit card spending limit, you earn one bonus point.
There?s more. Because credit card companies profit from your credit card usage, you?ll notice that each year, the list of items available in exchange of reward points is getting longer, better and more varied. In fact, the sky?s the limit to what you can gain for free just by using your reward credit card!
So what are you waiting for? Grab an application form and you just might be in time for the spring sale!