Hotel Credit Cards: The Good, Bad & Ugly

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  1. uggboy
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    As if all those TV commercials for the Marriott credit card didn’t clue you in, the marketing of credit cards with hotel rewards has really ramped up as of lately. In the past, this category of cards was typically something you would only find in the wallet or purse of a diehard road warrior, namely business travelers.
    These days, we are seeing them garner much wider appeal. Rumor has it that the industry is aiming for them to eventually achieve the same mainstream success as airline cards. But before you bite the bait and get your own, here’s a look at the good, bad, and ugly behind some of the most popular hotel credit cards.


    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/hotel-credit-cards-the-good-bad-and-ugly-2011-7#ixzz1SVNkeOgM
     
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    The reason they are becoming popular is that much of the mainstream public compares them to no reward credit cards and thinks it's actually a good deal. They often aren't informed enough to compare them to no-fee reward cards to see that most people won't actually net out much if any above their annual fee... other than the sign up bonus.
     
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