Millennials Most Likely To Use Credit Cards for Rewards


Do you sometimes use your credit card just to get rewards? According to a new poll from, more Americans are making purchases to chase rewards – but at least we’re spending less in the process.’s recent Chasing Points study found that almost 2 in 5 (39%) respondents have used a credit card just to get rewards points. That corresponds to approximately 81.7 million cardholders – a 21% increase over the 71.7 million point-chasers in last year’s survey.

Overall, Americans are racking up higher credit card balances. New York Federal Reserve data shows Americans held $870 billion in outstanding credit card balances as of the end of 2018, continuing an upward trend. However, the survey shows the opposite trend with rewards-based spending.

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