Check This: How you Get Rewarded by Paying $5 a gallon on Gas - The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer

Gas prices have reached a new record high with the national average price now topping $5 per gallon for the first time

And unfortunately, things are likely to get worse before they get better: prices are projected to continue climbing in the coming months

Since it's more expensive to fill up your tank with every passing week, it wouldn't be a surprise if you were struggling with the costs

But the good news is, a new credit card could help defray at least some of this added expense, making it easier to cope with the high cost of gas

As gas prices climb, using the right credit card to pay at the pump will be more important than ever

That's because some credit cards offer extra bonus points, miles, or cash back if you make purchases at gas stations

By contrast, other cards may offer bonus cash for other types of spending such as for restaurants – but not give you additional rewards if you fill up your vehicle

Since gas prices are much higher than they have been in the past, the extra bonus rewards could make a big impact

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