The New GameStop Rewards Card Isn't Worth Your Time Or Privacy

The New GameStop Rewards Card Isn't Worth Your Time Or Privacy

Last week, we learned that at least one Gamestop employee won’t even sell to you unless you sign up for a rewards card. Why might that be? Reader Dragonfire81 has mysterious inside knowledge, and warns all good Consumerists to stay far, far away from the new rewards program that Gamestop is pushing. [More]

To Sell You A Used Game, This GameStop Requires Your Phone Number

To Sell You A Used Game, This GameStop Requires Your Phone Number

Did you know that GameStop is a membership-only establishment, like a warehouse club? You’re only allowed to shop there if you have their rewards card. I didn’t know that, and neither did Jeff. He tells Consumerist that he foolishly tried to purchase a game, but refused to join the rewards program or give the cashier his phone number. The cashier, in turn, refused to sell anything to him. [More]

Will New Owners Reduce The Schwab Visa Card's 2% Cashback?

Will New Owners Reduce The Schwab Visa Card's 2% Cashback?

Popular cashback choice Schwab 2% Visa card is getting taken over by FIA card services September 30th, and customers fret that the new owners will kick the rewards down to 1%. [More]

Duane Reade Deploys Rewards Program Shrink Ray

Duane Reade Deploys Rewards Program Shrink Ray

Even retailer rewards programs can fall victim to the Shrink Ray. The latest victim? Duane Reade. Reader RC was saddened to learn of he change, and lays it out for us. [More]

Starwood American Express Card Hikes Annual Fee To $65

Starwood American Express Card Hikes Annual Fee To $65

The annual fee for the Starwood American Express card is going up from $45 to $65. Is it worth the price to pay for the right to use a credit card? [More]

Best Buy Doesn't Seem To Understand This Rewards Program Thing

Best Buy Doesn't Seem To Understand This Rewards Program Thing

I noticed something interesting recently when signing up for a RewardZone account at Best Buy. Either it was a glitch or this is an ongoing issue, but I couldn’t tie together my RewardZone number and my account to purchase things on the site.

Guess Who May Be Footing The Bill For Credit Card Reform — It's Not The Octopus

Guess Who May Be Footing The Bill For Credit Card Reform — It's Not The Octopus

Although conventional wisdom and, hell, a Harvard study on the credit card reform to be brought about in the CARD act says the changes will help out Joe MasterCard, the prognosis for credit card victims — er, customers — isn’t all rosy.

Chase Rewards Card Nerfed

Chase Rewards Card Nerfed

The Chase Freedom card is now nerfed. Roz writes:

Shrink Ray Now Hitting Rewards Programs

Shrink Ray Now Hitting Rewards Programs

We’ve seen food items, airline mile programs, and credit card limits all shrink as the economy worsens. Now it’s time for other rewards programs to become just a little less rewarding—and somewhat sneakily, too, in these two stories recently sent in by readers.

4 Ways To Lose Your Rewards Points

Part of the new year and the new year is getting rid of unnecessary clutter, like rewards points! Here’s 4 ways to increase your chances of losing your credit card rewards points.

7 Tips On Using Credit Card Rewards Programs And Avoiding Rip Offs

7 Tips On Using Credit Card Rewards Programs And Avoiding Rip Offs

Whether it’s because of frequent flier miles that are impossible to redeem, overly complicated terms and conditions or reward credit cards with high APR’s, credit card reward programs are usually a rip off, according to CNN Money. Consumer Reports says that about 85% of American households participate in at least one rewards program which encourage consumers to spend more money but often turn out to be more trouble than they’re worth. To help you wade through the confusion, Consumer Reports has assembled 7 tips to help you make postive use of credit card reward programs. The list, inside…

15 Credit Cards With Good Rewards Programs

15 Credit Cards With Good Rewards Programs

The financial columnist at MSN Money quizzed five credit card industry experts and a frequent flyer expert to find the best cards when it comes to travel programs, cash back programs, and savings programs. She narrowed it down to a top six—two in each category—and a bunch of near misses.

Build A Killer Cashback Deck

Blueprint For Financial prosperity has put together a list of the cards offering higher-than-normal cashback returns, and what transactions they’re best suited for.

Laptop Reward Traps the Myopic

Laptop Reward Traps the Myopic