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Tips for making points and rewards programs work

Tribune News Service Logo By TCA Staff of Tribune News Service | Slide 1 of 10: Loyalty programs and credit cards with rewards have their own rules, points systems and fine print, and some seem to intentionally be confusing. Perhaps you signed up for a loyalty program at a hotel chain you frequent, but you aren’t sure how to use your points. Maybe you got a credit card with rewards and you have enough miles for a free flight, but then you hit blackout dates. You may start wondering if it’s worth the hassle. Rewards programs can be beneficial, however, if you are willing to spend a little time and employ some tips to get the most out of them.

Tips for making points and rewards programs work

Loyalty programs and credit cards with rewards have their own rules, points systems and fine print, and some seem to intentionally be confusing. Perhaps you signed up for a loyalty program at a hotel chain you frequent, but you aren’t sure how to use your points. Maybe you got a credit card with rewards and you have enough miles for a free flight, but then you hit blackout dates. You may start wondering if it’s worth the hassle. Rewards programs can be beneficial, however, if you are willing to spend a little time and employ some tips to get the most out of them.
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