Credit Card Rewards

  Credit Card Rewards  - Tips to ensure that your business reward credit card really rewards your business  - Apr 30, 2007  

Business reward credit card offer a lot to the small business in terms of savings, cashback, business travel, hotel stay, insurance, protection and other facilities. But, how do you get the most out of your business credit card? Strange it might sound, but the fact is that most of the small businesses aren't even able to enjoy a fraction of the business reward credit card benefits. Here are a few tips to make sure that your business reward credit card really rewards your business.

Yes, however strange it might sound but the fact remains that business reward credit card companies tie up the reward with monthly repayments. If it is a habit with you to repay late, or miss repayments forget the rewards. The high interest rates with late repayment penalties will offset any reward points that you will ever accrue.

To get the rewards make sure that your business pays off the outstanding credit card balance every month. Credit card companies thrive on business, which are not able to repay perfectly. They deprive them of rewards and charge them heavily and this gives them their money. Essentially, by repaying your business credit card balances every month completely you are beating the credit card companies in their own game.

The second step to make sure that you reap the rewards fully is to compile your business needs and check that the rewards offered by business credit card matches your business requirements. There is no point in taking a reward which offers DHL cargo services while your company uses FedEx.

Checking out for reward restrictions, entry qualifications, blackout dates, travel restrictions, airline restrictions and partners will make sure that you don't get duped by the credit card company in name of rewards.

Spending with the right merchants and correct vendors also ensures that your money earns you maximum rewards on your business credit card.

Business rewards come only to those who are good on repayment and do all the needful to ensure that their business has a good credit history. This is the most important point regarding business reward credit card. However, keeping track of other things listed above will give you the best deal on your business reward credit card.

  Credit Card Rewards  - Make your reward card pay you maximum everytime  - Apr 26, 2007  

Credit card companies, in an effort to increase their client base provide credit cards with rewards. Reward cards as they are known bring cashback, shopping discounts, insurance, travel discounts, hotel discounts and discounts on business expenses etc. However, it takes more than a casual effort to get the maximum out of your reward card. This article provides a concise insight on how make the most of your reward card.

Reward cards generally carry a high rate of interest than a non-reward credit card. To avail the benefits of a reward card fully, make sure that you repay your balance in full every month. If you miss on repayments it is very likely that credit card companies won't reward you.

The cashback mentioned in the reward cards is usually the upper limit. The amount of cash that you will earn will always be less than the mentioned limit unless your spending levels with the credit card are very high. So, it will be better to have a reward card with high cashback limit.

Credit card companies have exclusive tie-ups with stores, vendors, filling stations, airlines, courier companies, hotels, resorts, hospitals etc. To get the benefits of rewards the spending has to be done at those very places mentioned in the credit card, otherwise the rewards might not get credited to your account.

Some credit card companies give initial reward points, travel miles, airmiles or shopping discounts when you make your first purchase but they can be redeemed only when you spend a certain 'high' amount of money with your credit card. Make sure that the spending limits are low, so that you don't have to burn a hole in your pocket before getting a glimpse of that reward.

Credit card companies play the tricky game of reward limits, reward expiry, blackout dates, travel restrictions, etc. to limit the economic impact of rewards on themselves. Getting a feel about these restrictions and how they will affect the reward scheme of credit card will give a picture whether credit card company is duping you or is a genuine reward provider.

Rewards that come with credit card enhance its value and provide additional services and savings for the credit card holder. But, if a credit card holder is not smart enough he might end up paying a high interest rate without getting any reward benefit.

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