Purchase protection benefit survey 2016 chart
By Sienna Kossman | Published: December 6, 2016
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Using credit cards to buy holiday gifts? Odds are your purchases are protected in some way, as 4 in 5 credit cards boast at least one benefits that may save you money – and headaches – in the months to come, according to a new CreditCards.com survey.
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Purchase protection benefits – price protection, purchase security, extended warranties and return protection – are commonplace on U.S.-issued credit cards. To find out if any of the cards currently in your wallet, or that you are interested in applying for, come with these added perks, review the survey data chart below to find out.
Policies vary greatly on purchase protection details, claim guidelines and item restrictions, so review your card's benefit guide or contact the issuing bank. Terms are subject to change. Chart data current as of November 2016.
The table data is sortable; click on the category to sort.
The 2016 Purchase Protection Benefits Survey of 100 credit cards was conducted in November 2016 by CreditCards.com. The selection of reviewed cards is a representative sampling of cards from all major U.S. card issuers. Benefit information was gathered from card benefit guides, card issuer websites and calls to issuers.
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