Bonus offers are a huge reason that people sign up for specific credit cards. And good thing, because bonuses have nearly tripled over the years.

These started rising after the 2008 financial recession. Sometimes points have increased more than 100,000 points over the years. People with good or excellent credit are the ones who receive perks.

Regardless of the perks, it’s important not to get a card for the sole reason that it has good perks.

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