Provides additional 10% bonus when cash is redeemed in Ally bank account06/17/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
Ally Bank has issued a new rewards credit card. The Ally CashBack Credit Card joins the ranks of other cards that reward customers by returning a percentage of purchases in the form of cash or other perks.
The new card will provide a 2% cash back reward when the card is used for eligible gasoline and grocery purchases. It provides 1% cash back on all other purchases.
However, the new credit card features an additional 10% bonus if cash back rewards are deposited into an A...
Card no longer carries foreign transaction fees06/02/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
Alaska Airlines has made a couple of benefit changes to its Visa Signature Card. The credit card no longer carries foreign transaction fees, and bonus miles for new customers have been increased to 30,000, as long as the new cardholders meet the qualifying spending level.
"As we continue to expand our global partnerships and add to our growing list of more than 800 partner destinations worldwide, eliminating foreign transaction fees is the right thing to do for our world...
Excellent credit has its privileges when it comes to credit cards05/04/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
How's your credit score? If it is a number that's considered “excellent,” you shouldn't respond to just any random credit card offer.
If you do, you could be leaving money and services on the table. That's because credit card companies have cards for different levels of credit worthiness. They save the best benefits for consumers with excellent credit and, as a rule, have no annual fee.
Excellent credit, by the way, is considered a FICO score of between 750 and 850.
New card offers more rewards, including 4% cash back on gas03/31/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
In early March, Costco announced it had entered into a new credit card agreement with Citi to replace its current co-branded American Express card. Now, Citi has announced that the launch date for its new Costco card will be June 20.
Once issued, the Citi Visa Costco Go Anywhere credit card will serve as the Costco membership card, while providing rewards to users in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Citi says the new Costco Visa cards will be mailed in May. Costco members should...
Choose the one that best rewards your spending patterns04/25/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
There are many rewards credit cards to choose from, and some rewards are better than others. But do you know how much better some are?
The personal finance website CardHub.com recently calculated what cardholders stand to get over a two year period, then did a side-by-side comparison. Over that two year period, the study found an $800 difference between the best and worst rewards.
According to the authors, Capital One offers the best credit card rewards program, with a sc...
Store-issued cards can be rewarding but usually carry higher interest rates04/28/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
Sporting goods retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is relaunching its Rewards of Sport Credit Cards, issued by Synchrony Bank.
The company said it would continue to offer two different cards under the program. One – the Rewards of Sport Credit Card – remains a private label card for use at all Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, and Golf Galaxy locations.
The Rewards of Sport MasterCard is a more general purpose card. It can be used at all the same locations, in addition to...
Chase Freedom Unlimited pays 1.5% cash back on everything05/09/2016 | ConsumerAffairs
Chase is now advertising a new credit card, the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card, a companion to its Chase Freedom Preferred.
While the Preferred pays 1% cash back on most purchases, and 5% on rotating categories, the Unlimited, as its name implies, pays 1.5% cash back on an unlimited amount of everything, with no annual fee.
The card has four main features that make it attractive. First, the aforementioned 1.5% cash back on every purchase. Other cards usually have caps.