Credit Card Perks Are Being Squeezed

It pays to shop around to find which companies still offer the best perks.

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For years, credit card issuers have been trimming benefits. In the newest round, Citi is discontinuing several perks starting September 22: It will no longer offer trip cancellation and interruption protection or Price Rewind, which searches for lower prices on products you’ve purchased with the card and reimburses the difference. Under the terms of Price Rewind, you must register for a price search within 60 days of purchase; the program will accept submissions until November 20.

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Lisa Gerstner
Editor, Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine

Lisa has been the editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance since June 2023. Previously, she spent more than a decade reporting and writing for the magazine on a variety of topics, including credit, banking and retirement. She has shared her expertise as a guest on the Today Show, CNN, Fox, NPR, Cheddar and many other media outlets around the nation. Lisa graduated from Ball State University and received the school’s “Graduate of the Last Decade” award in 2014. A military spouse, she has moved around the U.S. and currently lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.