This card is great for the savings and rewards. In three months, I've done personal and gift shopping. As a result, I've wracked up $65 in store dollars, making my costs even lower. Trick with this card - treat it like any other line of credit. It charges interest, it offers benefits, it can get out of control. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking to rebuild their credit. I got approved at 562, and now I'm at 582. And I look good doing it.
As far as alerts, they have a website for the card. You can go paperless, turn on email alerts and track any purchases made to the account. You just click a button and it works! I definitely recommend this card.