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Get high marks on credit card use with these tips

Back-to-school season is here, and parents everywhere are helping their children get ready for another year in the classroom. Amid all the excitement, it’s easy for consumers to get carried away with school spirit—and even easier to rack up credit card debt. From clothes to supplies to electronic devices, expenses—along with possible interest and fees—can pile up quickly.

To help parents get high marks on their credit card spending this year,, a leading credit card review and comparison site, releases the guide: 6 tips for saving on back-to-school shopping with credit cards.

CardRatings provides tips on how consumers can leverage their credit card usage when making back-to-school purchases, such as by taking advantage of 0% APR introductory offers and cash back benefits. The guide includes advice on budgeting, buying bulk items, and bargain hunting.

“This is an exciting time for you and your children, but the last thing you want to do is go overboard when making back-to-school purchases on your credit card,” says Jennifer Doss, CardRatings’ executive editor. “Our guide is designed to educate parents on smart strategies for getting what they need without accumulating high interest or fees.”

Doss is available to discuss back-to-school shopping tips, as well as general strategies for using credit cards wisely.

About CardRatings

CardRatings is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: QNST), a leader in providing performance marketplace technologies and services to the financial services and home services industries. QuinStreet is a pioneer in delivering online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. The company is committed to providing consumers with the information and tools they need to research, find and select the products and brands that meet their needs. CardRatings is a member of QuinStreet’s expert research and publishing division.

CardRatings innovated online credit card ratings and has been offering independent ratings and reviews of credit card offers since 1998. The website collects and maintains data on more than 700 credit card offers and carefully compiles objective lists of the top credit cards by card type, making it easy for consumers to find the right card to fit their needs.

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