Consumers spend money. Plain and simple. America is in debt. We all know this. Use a credit card with rewards and get something back. Not a new concept. Getting rewards for purchasing eco-friendly items? That’s just great marketing!
I just came across UNB’s newest Rewards credit card, the Eco Rewards Visa Platinum Card. That’s a concept. We all spend money and most of us know how to use a credit card to get cash back; or merchandise, travel rewards, or gift cards. And how many of Americans today are buying the Energy Star® appliances? More than a few. It’s nice that a credit card company finally thought this one up. We can now earn double points for qualified, environmentally friendly purchases.
This new kind of rewards credit card won’t just benefit us, the consumer, but will benefit the environment when we purchase those “qualified, environmentally friendly purchases.” It’s simple; earn one point for every dollar in purchases, two points for every dollar of interest billed, and an additional point if it’s a qualifying “green” purchase.
Some of the “qualified, environmentally friendly purchases” include items labeled with ENERGY STAR®‡, Green Seal™‡ or FSC®‡ (Forest Stewardship Council). Other examples of qualifying green purchases include CFL light bulbs, Seventh Generation® paper towels, ENERGY STAR®‡ appliances and many, many more items.
If you’re thinking about a new kind of Rewards card, this is definitely worth a look. Click here for more information.