Miles Credit Cards - Strategies to Accumulate Miles
Put simply, miles credit cards allow cardholders to earn points for every dollar charged on the card. The accumulated points can be redeemed for
reduced or, in some instances, free airfare. There are many promotional offers and some cards offer more points than others. To entice the customer,
certain miles credit cards offer no annual-rate, no APR fees, additional bonus miles with new sign-ups, balance transfers at reduced or no interest rate
for a certain period as well as no blackout date for miles redemption.
Credit card companies have also come up with affinity card programs that allow cardholders to collect airline miles with purchases at some of their
most preferred retailing outlets and merchants. This lets cardholders add more miles at a faster rate with purchases from their favorite retailers. On
the downside, these cards tend to have high annual fees and interest rates.
Frequent flyers tend to be mostly business travelers, who travel often due to work. However, careful planning can help normal travelers to accumulate
good miles. Some tips to accumulate miles at a fast rate are:
1) Utilize Partner Services - Miles cards normally have tie-ins with car rental companies and hotels as part of their marketing strategy that also
provide mileage points accumulation. Using these car rental companies or hotels and charging them to the miles card will also help to increase the
points accumulated by using necessary travel expenditures.
2) Vacation or Tour Packages - Miles credit cards offer vacation or tour packages to encourage customers to travel and thus to increase demand for
their airlines. Once again, by utilizing these vacation or tour packages, cardholders can accumulate more mileage points on the card per trip, earning
more points while vacationing.
3) Non-frequent Travelers - For less frequent travelers, it is better to charge any travel related expense to the miles card when you travel. The travel
related expenses could be anything