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How to Maximize Your Credit Card Points

How to Maximize Your Credit Card Points

February 13, 2017
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Credit cards that come with rewards sure are awesome. It’s great that credit card companies throw in all sorts of perks for using their credit cards. But you know what would be even better? Not having to gather points in order to get to those rewards. Fortunately, there are ways to get more points faster, so that you can enjoy all that your credit card has to offer. Here’s how you do it.

Get the right card

This is the first step. If you want to get the best rewards for you, you have to first shop for the best credit card for you. This will definitely require a little bit of hard work on your part, but there’s nothing to stop you from finding the right card. Just make sure that you know exactly what you want. Getting a credit card that works perfectly with your lifestyle and spending habits will help you in your quest to gather points and claim rewards.

Charge everything

If you want to get to those rewards, you have to use your card. So make sure that you pay everything with it, including bills and services. This way, you’ll gather the necessary points in no time. But don’t forget that you still have to be responsible. Pay everything that you owe on time and in full, to make sure that debt doesn’t come knocking at your door.

Don’t let points expire

Unfortunately, credit card points don’t last forever. They will expire at some point. That’s why you have to use them as soon as possible.

Know the value of your points

You need to know the value of your points. Can they help you? If they can, then they’re worth something. If not, then you should probably think twice about using your card just to get them.

Using a credit card to buy stuff that you don’t need can get you in trouble. And if the rewards aren’t worth it, then you should definitely avoid doing this.

 

Thomas Hookton

Thomas Hookton is a finance journalist, history buff and science fiction connoisseur. Hit him up via email.

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