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by Natasha Gabrielle | Published on Dec. 1, 2021
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If you're not using shopping portals, you may be missing out on credit card points.
With the holidays quickly approaching, many shoppers are racing to buy gifts for loved ones. If you're still shopping you may be doing it online, from the comfort of your home. It's convenient and can save you time -- but don't miss out on earning more with your rewards credit card when you buy online. Using credit card shopping portals makes it easy to earn more rewards points. Here's how.
When you buy online, you might head straight to the retailer's website to get what you need. But you can also log into your credit card shopping portal and then do your shopping.
These portals let you buy from major brands while earning credit card rewards points, but these points are in addition to the rewards you'd earn just by using your card. If you've never used these portals before, you're missing out.
Here are a few of the major issuers' credit card shopping portals:
These portals are easy to use. You sign in and find a retailer, and the shopping portal directs you to the retailer's website to complete your purchases. Each company lists how many points you can earn, and earnings vary by retailer.
In addition to using shopping portals to earn bonus points, you may save money on your next purchase just by using your card -- some credit card issuers provide money-back offers, such as Amex Offers and Chase Offers. You can usually find them by logging into your credit card account through the issuer's website or mobile app. You'll see current offers available for participating brands.
Most card issuers require that you activate these offers first, so don't forget this step. Before activating, review the terms and conditions -- you may have to spend a certain amount of money or meet certain conditions. If you meet the terms of the offer, you earn money back as a statement credit.
If you shop online often, we also recommend learning more about cash back apps and browser extensions. A well-known cash back company that you may want to consider is Rakuten. For other ways to save money and spend less, check out our personal finance resources.
Credit card shopping portals and credit card offers are easy ways to earn additional rewards points and save money. Who doesn't love to save money during this busy time of year?
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