Visa browsing by tag Platinum Visa card, the credit card for the online shopping fanatic

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 Platinum Visa is the destination of choice for the early adopters of gadgets and electronics, but also sells books, bags & luggage, DVDs, music, shoes, toys and much more, marrying good prices with a clean and easy to navigate interface.

If is not already in your circle of online merchants, as a smart shopper you owe it to yourself to give it a try; and if you are already familiar with, have you taken advantage of the $ 30 instant savings when you apply for the Platinum Visa card?

Some of the features:

  • 3% credit for purchases
  • 1% credit on anything else you buy with the card
  • Credit redeemable toward purchases
  • No Annual Fees
  • Low APR


Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Saving: With the NASCAR RacePoints Visa Credit Card

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

NASCAR RacePoints Visa credit card by Bank of AmericaNASCAR has become one of the hottest sports in America today. People love the fast cars, smell of burning rubber, and the feel of the engines as they fly around the track at 200 mph; who wouldn’t love that? Now with the NASCAR RacePoints Visa Credit Card, you can enjoy the sport you love, earn points for the gear you want, and even save points for tickets to your favorite races. What could be better? You have to buy those groceries anyway, so you might as well earn point towards something you really want.

The NASCAR RacePoints Visa Credit Card has a 0% APR for transferring balances and cash advance checks for your first 12 cycles of billing. Get a $50 store credit at the NASCAR.COM Superstore after you make your first qualifying credit card purchase. Here are some of the rewards you can earn with your NASCAR RacePoints Visa credit card:

  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Car Flag
  • Jimmie Johnson Pit Cap
  • Richard Petty Driving Experience
  • Race Ticket Packages
  • Honorary Pit Crew member
  • Wave the Green Flag

Can you imagine yourself waving the green flag for the start of the Daytona 500? How great would that be! If you’re a NASCAR fan, like I am, you know how exciting every race can be. If you’ve ever been to the track and had the live experience; you just want more of it. What are you waiting for? If you’re going to spend money anyway, you might as well be earning points for something cool like race tickets or waving the green flag. It’s something you’ll never forget and the way you can get those things is by using your NASCAR RacePoints Visa credit card.


Super Bowl, Here I Come: NFL Extra Points Platinum Plus Visa

Friday, August 15th, 2008

NFL Extra Points Platinum Plus VISAFor every football fan out there, this is the card for you. Earn points toward NFL Points Rewards while you use your credit card doing the things you normally do, such as eating out, shopping, buying gas, and stocking up on groceries.

The NFL Extra Points Platinum Plus Visa offers this and so much more. You could be spending your way to discounted or free NFL rewards; who knows, you might just be on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl.

The NFL Extra Points Platinum Plus Visa offers an introductory 0% APR for cash advance checks and balance transfers for your first twelve cycles of billing. You will earn one point per net retail dollar spent. And there is no annual fee.

What better way for a football fan to build credit and earn points than with the card that expresses their true love for the sport by using the NFL Extra Points Platinum Plus Visa.

What do you get for your points? Subscriptions to sports magazines, discounts and redemptions at the NFL Shop with a gift card, VIP tour of NFL films, and the big reward, Super Bowl Tickets!!!!

If you’ve always dreamt of going to the Super Bowl without having to sell your house to do it, use the NFL Extra Points Platinum Plus Visa and it will get you there faster than you think.


Auto Credit Cards: using your rewards toward the purchase of a new car

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Mini Platinum Card VISAThe price of gasoline is on everyone’s mind, and a favorite topic at the water cooler.  Some people have switched to a hybrid car, some others have traded-in their gasoline guzzler for a gasoline “sipper”,  while others have switched or are thinking about switching their credit cards to a Gas Rebate credit card.
If changing your car is in your future, you might want to consider another strategy for easing the sticker shock of a new car: have you thought about Automotive credit cards?  It might be a wise idea, especially since new small cars cost more – relatively speaking – then used large cars.
Popular during the 90’s when everyone was upgrading, many of these programs are still in effect, although they are not been advertised much.
Typically you sign up for a auto manufacturer’s credit card, and your rewards can be used toward the down payment of a new car from that manufacturer.

Of course if you have a Lexus Pursuits Visa card, and then you are looking to buy a Subaru car, you can’t apply the rewards from one manufacturer’s credit card toward the purchase of another manufacturer’s car.  Unless you carry the Citibank’s Driver’s Edge card, where you can apply the rewards toward the purchase of any car, regardless of the manufacturer, and it applies to both new and used cars.

GM Flexible Earnings Rewards Card by HSBC (*):

  • 3% Earnings toward an eligible, new GM vehicle,
  • 1% toward the purchase of any other new vehicle,GM Flexible Earnings Card
  • 1% cash back ($100 increments)
  • 0% Introductory APR on Balance Transfers Terms and Conditions
  • No limit on how much you can earn
  • Earn even more at the GM Cardmember Bonus Shop

Mercedes-Benz Visa Card (*):

  • Earn Reward Points for every purchase you make
  • Redeem your Reward Points for Parts and Services at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships, as well as for other Mercedes-Benz exclusives
  • No annual fee

Mercedes-Benz Visa Signature Card (*):

  • Opportunity to customize and create your own reward.
  • Earn Reward Points for every purchase you make.
  • Redeem your Reward Points for Parts and Services at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships, as well as for other Mercedes-Benz exclusives.Mercedes Signature Visa Card
  • Use your Reward Point to match your lifestyle, like using them towards one of the premium vacation packages available.
  • You can donate your Reward Points to your local charity of choice.

Subaru Platinum MasterCard from Chase (*):

  • 3% in Subaru Reward Dollars – up to $500 per year – redeemable at any authorized Subaru dealership in the Continental United States, including Alaska.
  • A low 0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for up to 6 months with no annual Subaru Platinum MasterCardfee.
  • Plus receive 25 Subaru Reward Dollars after your first purchase.
  • Redeem your Subaru Reward Dollars for Subaru parts,  Subaru service, lease or purchase of a brand new Subaru vehicle or purchase of a Subaru Certified Pre-Owned Subaru.
  • Free additional cards are available for your family or friends – with all the rewards redeemable to your account.
  • Keep track of your Subaru Reward Dollars the easy way. For each 100 Subaru Reward Dollars you accrue, you will automatically receive a coupon attached to your billing statement. You can also check your progress 24/7 through online access to your account.

Lexus Pursuits Visa Card (*):

  • Experience Rewards Like No Other.  More than your typical credit card, Lexus Pursuits Visa offers unrivaled benefits and exclusive rewards developed with Lexus owners in mind.Lexus Pursuits Visa Card
  • Earn Rewards: Lexus Pursuits Visa Cardmembers earn Lexus Pursuits Points with every purchase.
  • Redeem Rewards: Reward redemption is simple and convenient.
  • Rewards Calculator: Determine how easily you can earn and use your Lexus Pursuits Points.
  • Travel Rewards: The optional Travel Rewards Program offers convenience and flexibility.
  • Enjoy superior concierge services and no pre-set spending limit.

Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Rewards Visa Cards (*)

  • Enhance your total driving experience with the Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge Rewards Visa credit card. It’s the card that not only gives you the buying-power and benefits you want, but works for you to earn valuable points that can be used for things you need.
  • Every purchase made using your Rewards Visa card earns points, which can then be converted to Chrysler Jeep Preferred VisaDealer Dollars Certificates.
  • Redeemable toward the purchase of a new, used or Five Star Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle.
  • Use them for maintenance, repairs or collision services at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships, Mopar Parts and Authentic Accessories by Mopar; or branded Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge merchandise.
  • You can also redeem your points online for your Chrysler Financial monthly vehicle payment or toward excess wear and tear at lease end.

Mini Platinum Visa Card (*)

  • Mini Platinum Visa CardYOUR CAR. YOUR CARD: It’s the only credit card that lets you configure a custom MINI.
  • Enjoy MINI Motoring Rewards.
  • No annual fee.
  • A 4.99% introductory APR on all purchases for 6 months.

Citi Driver’s Edge Options Platinum Select MasterCard (*):

  • Earn 6% rebates on gas station, supermarket & drugstore purchases for 12 months; 3% thereafter.
  • Earn 1% rebates on all other purchases to use towards a new, used or leased vehicle of your choice.Citi Driver\'s Edge Platinum Select MasterCard
  • Redeem your rebates for automotive service & repairs.
  • 0% APR on Balance Transfers for up to 12 months based on your application and credit history.
  • Enroll to earn additional rebates for the miles you drive.
  • Convert your rebates to ThankYou Points & redeem for merchandise & gift cards.
  • No Annual Fee.

(*) See each card’s official web site for details.

VISA meets Web 2.0 on Facebook

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Visa Business Network on FacebookThe market for Small Business credit cards is a fierce one.  On a high level, VISA and MasterCard are fighting for market share by adding features and perks available only to credit card holders on their networks.
The latest offering is the VISA Business Networks on Facebook, which offers its members unique features crossing the borders between a traditional Small Business credit card and web 2.0  business activities.
As a business owner or business executive, if you’ve been putting off joining Facebook, this is the incentive that you’ve been looking for.  If you are already on Facebook, a few clicks of the mouse and you’ll be able to use the Visa Business Network to:

  • GROW: With over 80 million users, Facebook is a great place to build your business. When you join the network, you get $100 to create targeted advertising and reach potential customers on Facebook.
  • CONNECT: The Visa Business Network connects you with other small businesses. Share ideas, information, opinions, and knowledge with people going through the same things you are.
  • MANAGE: The Resource Center features exclusive content that gives you great ways to help you manage your business. Take advantage of articles, videos, and tips from top small business sources.


Put Fido’s photo on your card. (Or your significant one’s)

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

You’ve got to love your pets.  Or your significant one for that matter.
And you’ve got to love your card, it’s a relationship based on both trust and love.

With the First National BucksBack Platinum Edition Visa Card, First National Bank of Omaha wants to elicit your trust and capture your love.  Take a look at what they offer:

  • Earn 1% Cash Back on every purchase (*);
  • Earn $10 when you’re approved (*);
  • Earn $10 after your first purchase (*);
  • Save with 0% APR* for the first 12 billing cycles on purchases after your account is opened;
  • No Annual Fee;
  • Personalize the BucksBack Platinum Edition Visa Card with your favorite photo (*).

Who’s going to be on your card?  Is it going to be Fido, or someone else?  Of course you can use a family photo from your vacation or the holidays.   First choose a photo — from a trip, a party, a picture of your family, or your best friend. After you submit your application, use their secure web site to upload your photo. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll receive your new card in the mail.


First National Bank of Omaha Personalized Credit Card

What if you need a $250,000 Credit Card?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

If you were to need a $250,000 Credit Card, would you know where to go?

We do!  At Credit Cards Mojo we scout the universe of credit card offerings (there are thousands coming down the wire every day) and we select the ones that stand out from the crowd.  And the Total Merrill Cash Back by Merrill Lynch, with its Credit Line up to $250,000 indeed stands out.  Of course you need to qualify, the $250,000 is not given away to everyone just for the asking.  Still if you do have the need for such credit, click away, Merrill Lynch is waiting for you.

Of course there are other “perks” from the great people at Merrill Lynch:

  • 1.9% introductory APR*;
  • 9.9% APR*;
  • 1% Cash Back in virtually all purchases*.


Merrill Lynch Cash Back VISA

(*) See the official Merrill Lynch Cash back VISA site for details.

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards for every day use.

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Once upon a time, in the era before Debit Cards, financial savvy people would charge every day items and periodic expenses on their credit cards, paying off the balance at the end of the month; taking advantage of the float, rewards, extra warranties, and consumer protection.

Then the banking industry had the brilliant idea of combining the function of the credit card with the function of the checking account, and the debit card, or check card, was born.

The idea was pretty simple: why write a check, when you can just swipe your check card?  And the check card looks like a credit card but works like your ATM card, swipe it, sign, and the amount is deducted from your checking account as if you wrote a check of some sort, with no reconciliation at the end of the month.

Simple enough, most consumers loved the idea, and it has spread so much that now it is virtually impossible to open a checking account and have a plain old fashioned ATM, 99% of the times, the de-facto standard is a check card.

Did you switch from charging everyday expenses like grocery, gasoline (or shall we call it liquid gold?), besides losing on the float, and missing out on potential rewards (Airline Miles, Reward Points, or Cash Back), there are a items that you might want to consider:

  1. Credit Hold: let’s say you go to the gas station to fill up your car, pay at the pump, and you pay by Check Card.  Chances are the system is going to ask you to swipe your check card before you start pumping.  Well two things happen in the background:  when you first swipe your card, the system asks for a credit authorization to your bank, and then once you are done pumping, the proper amount is charged to your checking account.  The problem is the original credit authorization or credit hold, takes a few business days to be released, and often it amounts to $ 75.  So if you spent $ 60 in gas, your available balance has been decreased by $ 135, and if you run a tight ship those $ 75 might make A LOT of difference, and if you were relying on that $ 75 to clear checks that you have issued it will trigger an overdraft, where banks often tackle overdraft fees in the $ 25-$35 range.  Did you know that?
  2. Maximum Liability For Unauthorized Use.  If your credit card is stolen or your account compromised in any way, you are liable for only the first $ 50.  It’s the law, says the Fair Credit Billing Act.  Not so for a Check Card.  Your Check Card doesn’t fall within the Credit Billing Act and it is regulated by the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, and your liability depends on many factors including how quickly you report the loss, how responsive your bank is; since these Check Cards and ATM cards might have unlimited liability under certain circumstances.
  3. Consumer Protection:  if you pay for a purchase by Credit Card, and then there’s a problem with the transaction, your duty is to try to solve the issue with the vendor, and if your efforts go nowhere, you can dispute the charge with the Credit Card issuer who will immediately remove the charge from your account, debit a chargeback to the vendor, which is a good deterrent in solving the issue.  Not so with a Check Card, or not always, some banks have extended similar protection to their Check Cards, be sure to read all the fine prints and to stay up to date with the updates to the Terms and Conditions of your Bank.

We hear of many people switching back to a credit card for every day use, often tallying up on a weekly basis their charges and sending one payment per week to their credit card in order to avoid overspending, which is now very easy since every major bank offers online banking with bill pay as part of their services.

Good credit cards for every day use are those credit cards that offer rewards in terms of Airline Miles, Reward Points, or Cash Back.

For a vast array of credit cards suitable for every need visit Chase “Find a Card” web tool or Citibank’s comprehensive site.

Up to 10% rebate on your Gas purchases!

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

BP is the most innovative company in everything they do, from oil exploration, extraction and distribution, to finding alternative energy sources, and now they extend much needed help to the very people that make BP such a great company:  their customers.

BP has partnered with CHASE to offer a credit card that offers unheard of rewards:

  • 10% rebate on gasoline purchases at all BP locations during the first two billing cycles; 5% thereafter (*);
  • 4% rebate on all eligible travel and dining expenses during the first two billing cycles, 2% thereafter (*);
  • 2% rebate on all other purchases during the first two billing cycles, 1% thereafter (*);
  • Choice of donating your rebate to the Conservation Fund.

Drive your mouse to click and apply, this is a limited offer that won’t last.


BP VISA Credit Card up to 10% Rebate on Gas Purchases

(*) See the official BP VISA card site for details.

Green is the new Black: Green Credit Card to be Good to the Planet

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

We didn’t inherith Earth from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children; it is our duty to leave this Earth in a better state than we found it when we were born. With so much pollution, pesticides, and overdevelopment it’s not an easy feat.  And every little bit helps.

Brighter Planet VISA Card, in collaboration with Bank of America enables you to do more and more just by using their credit card like you would use any other credit card.

Of course, as you use the Brighter Planet VISA Card, you’ll remind yourself to be conscious about what you buy, what you use, and to be Green, positive reinforcement at its best.


Brighter Planet Visa Card