Woes From Retail Shops Means Money to You

by Stephen Sikes - Date: 2008-09-24 - Word Count: 401 Share This!

The economic turmoil the country seems to be going through has everyone in a panic. One industry that is seeing more panic than many others is the retail industry. With the holiday season just around the corner, the retail federation is terrified that this will be one of the worst holiday selling slumps they can remember.

With consumers in a tizzy, wondering what will happen to the economy, many retailers are worried that means they won't come into their shops and spend money. They may be right, to some extent. A lot of consumers have said they are worried about the economic situation, so they are cutting back their spending this year.

If you aren't one of those cutback consumers, you may be able to get a lot of great deals when you go shopping.

Instead of waiting until the last minute to offer great deals, many retailers are starting early, hoping to encourage people to spend a little more this season. If you know how to work the system correctly you can not only get those good deals, but also get something back for shopping.

It's not just the retail shops that are trying to get good customers this holiday season. The credit card companies are under pressure to get good credit risk customers to sign up for their cards, to make up for some of the bad lending decisions they have made in recent years. This means they are willing to offer more and more perks to get you in the door.

It's time to look for the best shopping rewards credit card. A shopping rewards credit card is just what it sounds like, a card that will give you rewards, of some sort, when you go shopping.

Traditionally, the best shopping rewards credit cards are connected to a particular store or mall. This could be a smaller store, like a bookstore, or larger stores where you can buy nearly anything like Target. Each of the cards has different shopping rewards. Some offer points you can add up towards free items in the stores, others offer discounts. But the best shopping rewards credit cards will give cash back on purchases you make.

If you play your shopping rewards credit cards right you can find yourself quickly and affordable knocking all those presents off your holiday shopping list while getting points towards free items or even a little cash back that you can spend on yourself.

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