The Citi Prestige Card is the heavy hitter in the Citi ThankYou Points card lineup. It was specifically designed to benefit frequent travelers that PAY for frequent medium length hotel stays. And you’ll see exactly how lucrative this card can be.
This is arguably one of the best hotel cards you can get. Your initial spending bonus will be modest, and your earning potential will be modest. But for your paid annual fee of $49 (also modest), every year after your first, you will get a free night at any IHG property in the world. This includes InterContinental Resort & Spa Moorea, The Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C., InterContinental Paris Le Grand, InterContinental London Park Lane, and InterContinental Tokyo The Strings. In tandem with another IHG card, you and your partner got yourself a special getaway weekend, every year, for $98. Boom. But let’s take a deeper dive, shall we?
The First Hawaiian Bank Priority Destinations World Elite MasterCard is one of only two competitive rewards credit cards offered by the local banks. The other option being, of course, the Barclay (Bank of Hawaii) Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard. The value of Hawaii banks is steady, reliable, conservative, customer-friendly service. Which is absolutely great for your checking account. But we’re in search of outsize, aggressive rewards here. Still, if you’re looking for another local option, this would be it.
Sometimes you need a little bit of flexibility in your travel game, and the Barclay Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard provides it. Whether you’re upgrading your award seats to “economy plus,” checking out at a random hotel without a loyalty program, or getting two tickets for the Shinkansen, this card can assist in bringing your travel expenses down to zero.
The new iteration of the Barclay (American Airlines) AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard has arrived. New, because this is the first time the card has been offered to the public (having previously been a conversion from the U.S. Airways Premier World MasterCard after the merger of the two airlines). It has one of the easiest bonuses to earn in all of credit cards: make one purchase, pay the annual fee, earn 40,000 AAdvantage Miles.
Before getting to the review, a story about the previous iteration of this card: Continue reading “Review: Barclay (American Airlines) AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard”
Let’s start at the beginning. This is the credit card that graces the majority of cardholder’s back pockets and purses in Hawaii. It’s the World Elite MasterCard issued by Barclays but administered locally by Bank of Hawaii. This card enables trips to see tutu and Las Vegas, so it’s basically invaluable, right? Well, let’s take a look: