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When You Should Use A Debit Card Instead Of A Credit Card?
Posted By Ron On October 8, 2012 @ 5:00 AM In Banking,Credit,Money | Comments Disabled
Although the advantages of paying with a credit card  can far outweigh those of many debit cards, for some it’s still better to use a debit card. How do you know whether you should be using a credit card  or a debit card ?
If you find yourself using credit without paying it off before interest charges accrue, you’ll need to stick with cash or a debit card  to avoid paying interest charges and/or late fees.
Paying with a debit card  limits you to money you’ve already earned. There’s no opportunity to spend the money you’ll earn next week, or next month, or next year. That’s what credit is, money you plan to earn in the future but that you actually spend now.
The BEST debit card  out there in my opinion is the Perkstreet MasterCard . It’s the new card on the block because Perkstreet  just inked a deal to switch from Visa to MasterCard for all new customers.
This change will allow PerkStreet  to offer its customers a number of new benefits while maintaining the same great perks they’ve always enjoyed. Don’t worry, the cash back rewards remain exactly the same. The average American will still earn $600 cash back from PerkStreet every year with their 2% cash back debit card  and with their monthly FIVE PERCENT CASH BACK PowerPerks. PerkStreet  aims to make the move to MasterCard as easy as possible for all of its customers.
MasterCard noticed the incredible growth of the PerkStreet  debit card and approached THEM wanting to be involved in that growth. By using MasterCard, PerkStreet  customers now enjoy several new benefits:
If you buy something with your new PerkStreet MasterCard Debit Card  (after it arrives) and you can have it replaced if it’s stolen, broken, or lost in the next 90 days. That’s three months of, “Sure, play with my new iPad. I don’t care,” thanks to MasterCard. Purchase Assurance means coverage up to $1,000 per claim.
If you buy something with your PerkStreet MasterCard Debit Card  and simply change your mind about wanting it in less than 90 days, MasterCard will refund you up to $250 if the merchant you bought it from won’t accept the return.
If you buy something that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty with your PerkStreet MasterCard Debit Card , MasterCard will double that warranty up to a year. That could be a year’s worth of extra protection when you make major purchases with the new card! Count me in!
These are just a few of the new benefits you’ll get after the switch is completed.
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