8 wacky credit card rewards

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Credit card points can fund your next vacation or add some much-needed cash to your wallet. But these days, issuers also will let you put rewards toward other unconventional gifts, like autographed sports memorabilia.

These interesting redemption options are meant to attract and retain the most valuable credit card holders.

Bankrate dug up 8 of the more unique items and experiences issuers are offering with their credit card rewards programs and how much a customer must spend to get them.

Keep in mind, the following calculations look at the maximum you would have to charge, based on the card’s lowest points earning potential (typically 1 point per dollar on straight purchases).

You can, however, reach rewards thresholds faster by utilizing bonus categories (which may offer 3 points per dollar), buying items from your issuer’s online shopping portal or securing a lucrative sign-on bonus.

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