Best ways to use credit card points and miles if you’re not traveling

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  • If you have a stash of airline miles or credit card points, you can still redeem them even if you’re not traveling anytime soon.
  • Alternative redemption options include cashing them in for gift cards or donating to a charitable cause.
  • You could even be able to use credit card rewards to pay your bill or cover purchases you’ve already made.
  • Fortunately, cash-back credit cards usually offer statement credits, which are easy to use whether you travel or not.
  • See Business Insider’s list of the best rewards credit cards »

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