Review: L.L.Bean Visa Card

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This post comes from Logan Abbott, editor of the credit cards section of MyRatePlan.com.

The L.L.Bean Visa Card is a rewards card from Barclaycard that offers generous returns for frequent shoppers at L.L.Bean stores (both online and in person).

Advantages

  • Earn a 3 percent reward for L.L.Bean purchases. Cardholders earn 3 percent on all purchases made at L.L.Bean stores. Rewards come in the form of coupons that can be redeemed toward L.L.Bean merchandise.
  • Earn 1 percent for all other purchases. Cardholders earn 1 percent on all other purchases, all year long.
  • Receive coupons as you earn them. Rewards come in the form of $10 coupons that are sent to cardholders as they earn them.
  • Free returns and free monogramming. Cardholders enjoy the benefits of free returns and free monogramming at L.L.Bean stores.
  • No annual fee. There is no annual fee to use the card. 

Disadvantages

  • No introductory 0 percent APR offers. The card does not offer an introductory 0 percent APR period on purchases or balance transfers.
  • Foreign transaction fee. The card charges a 3 percent fee for transactions made in foreign countries. 

Bottom line

Get it if: You have good to excellent credit and are a frequent L.L.Bean shopper.

Forget it if: You have less than good credit, or want a card that offers a broader rewards program.

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