14 Little-Known Credit Card Perks

Rewards points and cash back aren’t the only benefits of paying with plastic.

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Rewards points and cash back aren’t the only benefits of paying with plastic. Card issuers offer extras that range from extended warranties on items you purchase with a card to free museum admission to travel insurance. Even if you’re familiar with your cards’ benefits, now is a good time to review them because several issuers are altering their perks. Here are 14 little-known benefits your credit card may offer.

Lisa Gerstner
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Lisa has spent more than15 years with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and heads up the magazine’s annual rankings of the best banks, best rewards credit cards, and financial-services firms with the best customer service. She reports on a variety of other topics, too, from retirement to health care to money concerns for millennials. 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.