Signing up for a new credit card probably isn’t on your holiday to-do list, but it should be.
If you sign up for a credit card now, you can earn a sign-up bonus of points or miles in time for the holidays, and those rewards can help offset holiday travel expenses.
Credit cards like the Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve also offer statement credits that can cover some of your travel purchases.
Benefits like TSA PreCheck and Global Entry can make your holiday travels more convenient.
When you think about preparing for the holidays, applying for a credit card probably isn’t at the top of your to do list — but it should be. Here are a few reasons why signing up for a new credit card now could be a great step in your holiday planning.
Earn points and miles to offset holiday travel
According to travel website The Points Guy, the best time to book travel for Thanksgiving and Christmas is three to four weeks in advance — which means if you want to use credit card rewards to offset your holiday travel, now’s the time to get started.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Finance