Here's a bit of good news for Best Buy shoppers and shareholders. Lost in last week's dreary announcements of job cuts and store closures was a plan to beef up its customer loyalty program, Reward Zone Silver.
Credit card rewards are the new social currency. Citibank customers can now use Facebook to pool their rewards points online. The bank on Tuesday launched a Facebook application that lets users team up to use their points, whether it's for charity, a group gift or a personal goal. Citi says it's the first bank to offer such a feature.