May 1st, 2012

Review: LivingSocial Rewards Visa® Card Gives You More Bang for Your Daily Deal Buck


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Are you addicted to online daily deals? Do you love maximizing your credit card rewards?

If you answered “yes,” we might have the perfect credit card for you.

For the first time in history, a credit card company has partnered with an online deal site to create a co-branded credit card. The new LivingSocial Rewards Visa Card gives you the opportunity to earn LivingSocial Deal Bucks, good towards LivingSocial’s daily deal offers, with every card purchase.

The Deal-Maximizing Details

LivingSocial, a popular online deal site that offers local and nationwide deals, features deals that range from discounted vouchers for eateries to skydiving adventures, and everything in between. Typically, you’ll pay just a fraction of the original cost of the voucher. It’s a great way to find new restaurants, save some serious dough on a getaway, or try an outdoor adventure without breaking the bank.

To help die-hard daily deal lovers maximize their spending, LivingSocial partnered with Chase to create the LivingSocial Rewards Visa Card. Cardholders get points for every dollar they spend on specific categories:

  • Five points per $1 spent on LivingSocial purchases
  • Three points per $1 spent on dining purchases
  • One point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Every 100 points can be redeemed for one LivingSocial “Deal Buck.” One Deal Buck is equal to one dollar towards a purchase through LivingSocial. In other words, the more you spend, the more you can reward yourself with a LivingSocial deal.

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February 23rd, 2012

Debit vs. Credit: Which is better?

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What do you do when it comes time to pay for your fast food meal or maybe a new television? What makes you decide if you will use your credit card or debit card? This dilemma has been going on for years. There are multiple reasons on why one would choose a certain card over another. In the end, it is up to you. However, here are a few general guidelines to keep in mind next time you’re deciding between your debit card or credit card.

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February 16th, 2011

Wednesday Roundup: Credit Cards & Debt

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If you are in the market for a new credit card, raise your hand!

From rewards, cash back, points, low interest, to business plus more types of plastic than we can name, we’re helping narrow down your vast selection!

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February 15th, 2011

Why Being Less Cautious With My Credit Card Is A Good Thing

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I praise all the great perks and bonuses of credit cards, but I’ll confess that I'm extremely cautious when it comes to my own credit card.

Throw caution to the wind, and you can actually better your credit situation.

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January 26th, 2011

Credit Card Rewards Declining in 2011? Protect Your Points!

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There may be some strange shifts taking place in the world of rewards credit cards this year. Here are a few other changes personal finance experts expect in 2011 and beyond.

Guest blog from CreditShout!

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December 3rd, 2010

Cash, Points, or Miles: Which Rewards Credit Card is King?

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In the world off credit cards and their shiny new offers, its hard to pick out which kind of rewards program is the best of the best. Which card is the best rewards card consumers should pursue--cash back, rewards points, or airplane miles? Let's break down which rewards category is king.

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November 11th, 2010

5 Things To Beware Of When Traveling Abroad With Your Credit Card

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Special Guest Post! Credit cards and travel abroad seem made to go together. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things you should know before you go. Knowing the five tips below will help you feel educated and give you some peace of mind – without having to learn the hard way.

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October 11th, 2010

Find The Right Credit Card in 5 Minutes

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Choosing the right credit card for you has eerie parallels to dating—your perfect card should fit well with your lifestyle, complement your budget, and shouldn’t compromise your financial needs.

Stroll through our gallery of credit card types to figure out what type of plastic is your true credit match.

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September 28th, 2010

Points, Miles, And Cash Back: The LV Guide To Credit Card Rewards

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At LearnVest, we believe that you should always make money on your money, from beginning to end: You should earn interest in a savings account before you spend and then credit card rewards once you do spend. In order to help you make the most of your money, we bring you the 9 rules you must read for rewards cards.

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September 16th, 2010

13 Reasons To Love (And Use) Your Credit Card Again

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This may be one of the only times you’ll hear this from a personal finance, pro-consumer site… but there are lots of reasons to love using your credit card again.

For card-holding consumers who are confidant in avoiding debt like the plague, here are 13 reasons to love and use your credit card.

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