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Each kind of credit card reward has its own pros and cons, and better choice depends on what’s most important to you.
Cash-back Rewards – Pros
Cash can be used anywhere, for any kind of purchase. Gives 1% - 2% cash back on all purchases.
Cash-back Rewards – Cons
Rewards points cards may give rewards of higher value, particularly for purchases at merchant networks stores, gas stations and supermarkets. Cash-back can only be used when a check is issued.
Rewards Points – Pros
Rewards points are often higher value than cash-back. If you use credit card for purchases made within merchant member network, you can get as much as 5% value back when you spend your reward points.
Reward points are available to use on a rolling basis. Some card companies may require you to accumulate a certain number of rewards points before redeeming them, but reward point rewards are often more easily available than cash-back rewards. Reward points can be used for cash rewards in some circumstances.
Reward Points – Cons
Reward points can only be redeemed from particular merchants and/or on particular merchandise.
Whichever your choice, it makes good sense to get something back when you choose to use credit. If you’re a frequent credit card user, rewards can certainly add up. Among merchants that belong to various Merchant Member networks are such well-known companies as airlines, Saks Fifth Avenue, Evelyn & Crabtree and Smarter Edge.
Joseph Kenny is the webmaster of the credit card comparison sites Credit Cards Info and also Credit Cards 121