You can redeem Commerce Bank credit card points for cash back (which is always issued as a statement credit), airline tickets, gift cards, fuel discounts, or merchandise. But all Commerce Bank rewards points expire 3 years after you earn them, so it’s important to use them periodically. There are a few other restrictions worth noting, too.
Here’s how to redeem your Commerce Bank rewards:
Cash Back: Minimum of 2,500 points needed to redeem. Available as a statement credit only.
Airline Tickets: If you plan to use points, you have to redeem at least 10,000 points per ticket. If your ticket is worth less than 10,000 points, you won’t be refunded those points.
Airfare must be purchased through the Commerce Bank Rewards Service Center, either online or over the phone.
There’s no fee if you book online, but expect to pay a $40 fee for booking over the phone. You can use points, cash, or a combination to pay. Tickets are non-refundable and can’t be altered.
Gift Cards: Redeem your points for gift cards from retailers like Amazon, Bath & Body Works, AMC Theatres, Chili’s and more.
Fuel Discounts: Use your Commerce Bank credit card at a participating Shell or BP location to redeem 2,000 points for a 50-cents-per-gallon discount on up to 20 gallons of fuel. But if you pump less than 20 gallons of fuel, you still use all 2,000 points. You just have to visit the Commerce Bank Rewards page and select “Point of Sale” from the “Redeem” menu for Fuel Discount locations.
Most Commerce Bank credit cards are designed for people with good or excellent credit. An exception to that is the Commerce Bank Secured, which is meant for people with bad credit looking to rebuild it.
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Exactly how you redeem credit card reward points varies by credit card company, but most credit card users can redeem reward points online through their account summary page. Some credit card issuers also let you redeem rewards over the phone. Credit card reward points may be redeemable for cash back, travel purchases, gift cards, and more, depending on the card.… read full answer
Once you redeem your credit card reward points, they’ll be subtracted from your rewards balance immediately and your account will be credited within 1-3 weeks, if applicable. In some cases, reward points will expire if you do not use them by a certain time.
How to Redeem Credit Card Reward Points:
Log in to your online account and head to “Account Summary.” Specifics will vary by issuer, but your rewards will usually be featured on a main account page.
Click on “Rewards Balance.” The exact wording may differ depending on the issuer. Once you click on your rewards balance, you’ll be taken to a page with your total amount of unredeemed rewards, and information about your redemption options.
Select how you’d like to redeem your rewards. You may be able to redeem reward points for travel purchases, cash back in the form of a check or statement credit, merchandise, or gift cards, depending on the rewards card.
Redeem your rewards. Once you redeem your credit card reward points, the points will be deducted from your rewards balance immediately. If you’re redeeming for statement credits or covering past purchases, your account will usually be credited within a week. If you redeem your points for gift cards or merchandise, you can expect them to arrive in the mail within 2-3 weeks.
While many rewards cards will let you choose from multiple redemption options, you’ll usually get the most value with one in particular. For example, travel reward credit cards will often give you the most bang-for-your-buck when you redeem your points for travel purchases, and your rewards may be worth less if you redeem them for cash back or gift cards.
On average, credit card reward points are worth 1 cent each. Most major credit card issuers, like Chase, Capital One and American Express, advertise that your points will not expire as long as your account remains open. But you should check the exact terms and conditions of your specific credit card to make sure you don’t lose any rewards you’ve earned.
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