The Tour
 71 Gems
 12 Goofs 

 Site Map


Special Report: Credit Cards

Site Search:
Google Custom Search

 B. Franklin,

SmartConsumerTips Logo 
Gems of Consumer Wisdom
Health • Safety • Financial Freedom









  How To Find The Best "Reward Cards"  

The Big Boss hands you some plastic and says "Here, the company wants you to have this credit card."

You reply in jest "Oh look -- free money!"

The BB chuckles and says "Don't get smart with me -- get smarter about credit."

When you buy anything with a credit card, the merchant has to pay a fee of up to 3% to the credit card company.  Merchants usually pass this cost on to customers by raising prices.

To get your fair share of that money, you should use a rewards credit card to earn up to 6% back in cash rebates, credit, points, or frequent-flyer miles.  That's tax-free income, and you'll even receive rebates on the sales taxes you pay.  Getting one of the best rewards cards can help offset the high cost of gas by earning hundreds of dollars per year for you.

(Next Gem: How To Pay Rates As Low As 0%)

 HomeQuick TourThe Tipsheets12 GoofsWeb LogCalendarList of ExpertsSite MapMedia Room
Mission StatementPrivacy PolicyContact InfoDisclaimer and Terms of UseB. Franklin, Printer
© 2007, Consumer Freedom Alliance • 14241 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. #182 • Woodinville, WA • 98072-8564
This site best viewed by IE 5.0 or above, or Firefox 5.0 or above. • A C.O.P.P.A. compliant site.