Rewards Network – Easy Dining Rewards Using Credit Cards

– I earn a lot of rewards just by using my credit cards in creative ways. For over 10 years now I have been earning frequent flyer mile rewards
through the Rewards Network from my United MileagePlus account. I’m gonna show you how to earn rewards on your dining just with the credit cards you have in your wallet. Today, I’m gonna show
you how I have earned frequent flyer miles through United just by using my credit card and the Reward Network program. As you can see with my
United MileagePlus account, I have a lot of frequent flyer miles. If you’re not a United MileagePlus member, don’t worry, they are partnered with many other different companies. So if you’d like to
know a fast and easy way to earn more credit card
rewards, stick around. (ethereal music) This is the first video I’m showing exactly how I earn rewards
with my credit cards. If you like the content of this video, please hit the like button. If you flove it, please
hit the subscribe button. That way I’ll know to make
more videos like this. Right from the beginning,
Rewards Network states that they will send
you to the best places, and the great part of their program is that it is completely free to sign up. How it works is easy. You’re going to need to
register your credit card with Rewards Network, and
then after you do that, after you have at least
one credit card registered, you go through their
directory and you find a restaurant that you’re
interested in trying out. You then simply just
go to that restaurant, dine and pay, and you will earn rewards. Basically you set it and forget it. Sometimes I just earn
rewards without any effort because once you set your
credit card information, it’s in there.. Sometimes I’ll look through the directory to know which restaurants I can earn frequent flyer rewards
with, but oftentimes, I just go to restaurants and I don’t even look into anything, especially
when I’m on vacation. I’ll just dine at certain restaurants and I’ll come home and
about a month later, I’ll see in my United MileagePlus account that I earned rewards for a
restaurant that I visited. It’s a great way of earning rewards without jumping through hoops. When you go online to visit the directory, it will give you some basic information about the restaurants in your area. It will give you member
ratings of experiences of other diners who went
to the same restaurant. It will also give you information on when you can dine at these restaurants because they’re not all seven days a week. When you are getting started,
there are different categories and it is important to
understand what your goals are. So you can do things as simple as earning frequent
flyer miles, hotel stays, you want cash back, you
want to help people, or you want to save your money. To make it easier for
everyone, I have a screenshot of the companies that have partnerships with Rewards Network,
so if you see something that you’re already a part of,
like Southwest Rapid Rewards and you’re already earning
frequent flyer miles, you may want to join this program to help earn faster rewards. If you’re already a
member of this program, and you have tips that
I haven’t talked about in this video, leave them
in the comments below. If I have to think back,
the earliest memories I have of using dining rewards through United was back 2007, so I have
used it all this time and all my information has been kept safe, but they don’t require as much information as other programs might ask for, and mainly that would be expiration day, and the security code on the back. Another good thing about not requiring an expiration date is
that you never have to go into your account and update
your credit card information. You do it once and it’s done. It’s pretty straightforward. You just click on the type
of credit card you have, whether it’s a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. An important thing to
know is that you can only be part of one program at a time, so if you choose the
United MileagePlus program, you can only earn rewards
with that program. You can’t earn twice. You can’t simultaneously
earn rewards together with another program,
and there are a maximum of 12 credit cards that can be registered. There are different reward structures and that all depends upon
how much you use the program. So obviously, if you use it a lot, they’re going to start to reward you more. If this is where you’re at, you will want to look closer at the
terms and conditions. Now oftentimes, they’re gonna
offer special promotions, and usually that happens
when you first sign up. As you can see here, this
is with United MileagePlus. There are giving a 2500 mile bonus within your first 30 days if you dine at a certain amount of restaurants. So every program’s gonna be different, and you’ll need to check each program to see if there’s a bonus
program when you’re starting out, but also keep in mind that even if you’re a member for awhile, there will be different
times where there will be special programs where you
can even earn more rewards. Along with this video is a blog post even giving more detail about
the Rewards Network program. In addition, I’ve added some links that are associated with
the different partners and that you might find useful. So if you’re interested
in reading the article, it’s a review article, if
you’re interested in reading about it, just click in
the link below this video. Now there are different
credit cards you can use to help earn rewards
and earn higher rewards, and I recommend having a
credit card for earning dining rewards, or a higher
rate of dining rewards, and two good examples of
this is the Capital One Savor which will earn you 4%,
and the Fifth Third Bank Trio Rewards, which will
earn you 3% on dining. So ideally, you want to
use these credit cards when you’re making a
purchase so that you earn the maximum amount of rewards possible, first from your rewards credit card, and then from the Rewards Network. Even better, you have a chance with the Discover it card
to earn the most rewards, however, that’s only
going to happen typically in the third quarter
or the summer quarter, where you can earn up to
10%, and you’ll earn 10% if it’s your first year,
and how they do this is you earn 5% and you get access to those rewards right away,
and then you get access to the other 5% at the
time of your anniversary. So after you have been a
cardholder for one year, they’ll then release the other 5%, so in total, you will get
10% cash back on dining, and right now, that’s
what I’ve been doing, every dining purchase,
I’ve been putting it on my Discover it card
because it is my first year, so I’m earning a lot of rewards. I’ve also used the Rewards Network, so I’m earning 10% and United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles. So I’m really maximizes
the amount of rewards that I could possibly earn. I’m gonna show you what the typical reward structure has been
for the Discover it card for the last two years. As you can see, the
summer or third quarter, has been restaurants,
but I’m showing you this in case you want to see what other rewards they have been offering,
and maybe you can find this as a useful credit card to have. So if you visit, you can compare and
apply for the different credit cards I talk about in this video, but the thing is, you
don’t necessarily even have to get a new credit card. There could be reward credit cards in your wallet right now
that will work just fine, and these are the cards I recommend because they’re not just 1% cash back, these cards offer a little bit more. And the Citi Double Cash will give you 1% on your purchases, and then 1% as you pay for those purchases. And then a credit card that
I have had for a long time or it has really been my
first reward credit card since I started rebuilding my credit, has been the Capital One Quicksilver card, and I’m really happy with that one because it’s very straightforward
when I’m making purchases that don’t fit into any
kind of special category. This is a very easy credit card to use. The rewards do not expire. So you know, the rewards will expire with the Citi Double Cash
if you don’t use them during a certain time frame, but with Capital One Quicksilver, as long as you keep your account in good standing and open,
your rewards will not expire, and I like that. It’s very easy and simple to use, and typically what I do is, once I earn a certain amount of rewards,
I take a statement credit, and that’s how I use my cashback rewards, but you have different
options like getting a check, or redeeming your rewards for gift cards. I’d also like to note
that every credit card I’ve talked about in this video, I have, with the exception of the
Capital One Saver card, so I have been using these cards. I recommend it because these are cards I have and I use, but
I also recommend them because I’ve had good experiences using these cards and I
have used many of them for many years now, and
I have good experiences using customer service. In particular, I really
like my Discover card, and my Capital One card, but again, the other cards I’ve recommended I’ve had no customer service issues of any kind. If you’d like to learn more,
or apply for the credit cards we talked about today,
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2 thoughts on “Rewards Network – Easy Dining Rewards Using Credit Cards

  • Great video! I've been a MileagePlus customer for years but I didn't know exactly how United Dining worked. My favorite restaurant is in the directory. Now I am earning frequent flyer miles on my dining there. Thank you Credit Fast!

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