Forever 21 points are worth 1.67 cents each, on average. For example, 10,000 Forever 21 points have a dollar value of roughly $167. As a result, Forever 21 points are less valuable than the average retail rewards points, which are valued at 3.23 cents each.
The easiest way to calculate the value of a retailer’s rewards points for any redemption method is to determine the dollar value of what you’re redeeming for, minus any taxes and fees that you’ll still have to pay, and then divide that amount by the number of points you’re required to redeem. For your convenience, here’s the formula for Forever 21 points:
Dollar Value of Redemption Item / Number of Forever 21 Points Needed = Forever 21 Point Value
How to Earn More Forever 21 Points
It’s important to remember that while you can’t change the redemption values of Forever 21 points, you can increase the rate at which you earn them. One of the best ways to increase the number of Forever 21 points that you earn is to apply for either the Forever 21 Visa or the Forever 21 Store Credit Card
The difference between cash back and points is that the former is the most versatile type of credit card rewards, as it can be redeemed for anything, and there’s never any doubt about how much it’s worth. Points, on the other hand, have a value set by the credit card company and tend to be worth the most when redeemed for travel. Credit card companies won’t always clearly disclose points values, and those values can change over time. It’s possible that points could be worth 1 cent apiece one day and 0.8 cents each the next.… read full answer
You can spend points for many different things. Usually, you can trade them for travel, gift cards, unique experiences, charitable donations or even cash. There are no restrictions on what you can use cash for. You can typically redeem cash back for a statement credit, paper check, or direct deposit to a bank account. One thing credit card shoppers should watch out for are cards advertised as offering cash back that really provide points. For example, the Chase Freedom Flex℠ offers “5% cash back” in certain bonus categories. But what it actually gives is 5 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1, which cardholders can then trade for cash back at a rate of 1 cent each.
Earning rate: Usually at least 1% cash back or 1 point per $1 spent.
Devaluation: Points can be devalued by the issuer, while cash back can’t.
Redemption options: Statement credit, check or deposit for cash. Travel, merchandise, gift cards, cash and more for points.
When it’s the best choice: Points for frequent travelers. Cash back for everyone else.
Let’s take a look at two high-profile cards in a battle of cash back vs. points.
Citi® Double Cash Card tops the cash back offerings with 2% cash back on all purchases and an introductory APR of 0% for 18 months on balance transfers, with a 3% (min $5) balance transfer fee. It also chases a $0 annual fee and requires good credit to get.
But if you’re a frequent traveler, Chase Sapphire Preferred is a more attractive option. It gives 2 points / $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and 1 point / $1 on everything else. It has an initial bonus of 80,000 points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. This card’s points are worth 1 cent each toward cash back or gift cards or 1.25 cents each toward travel. There’s a $95 annual fee and the card requires good credit.
For both cash back and points cards, you can expect to lose your rewards if your account closes for any reason. Most cards don’t let your rewards expire over time. But Citi® Double Cash Card’s cash back expires if you don’t use your card for 12 months. And on points cards alone, your points can be devalued if the issuer decides to charge more points for its rewards. So, frequent redemption is essential.
So, the bottom line is that frequent travelers should check out points cards. Otherwise, cash is king.
You can cancel your Forever 21 Credit Card by calling 866-412-5563. To close your account online, simply log in, click “Contact Us” and select “Submit a Question.” From the dropdown menu, choose “Closing/Opening an Account” and just follow the instructions.
It's always a good idea to think about whether canceling is a wise move, especially if you have a card that doesn't have an annual fee.… read full answer
A canceled credit card will increase your credit utilization and reduce your average account age, and thus may affect your credit score.
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