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3 months of status, plus a fee free challenge
If you’re unfamiliar with FoundersCard it’s a membership program whereby members get access to a bevy of benefits. Among them…Caesars Diamond status, 10% off British Airways Roundtrips, Cathay Pacific Silver Status, 3 months of JetSmarter, the list goes on and on. I inquired last year about joining. The biggest reason I was interested, at the time, was using Caesars Diamond status stay 4 nights at the Atlantis in the Bahamas and pay only the resort fee. You can read Out and Out’s review of that perk here. Ultimately I’ve held off, and have debated the decision ever since. Typically FoundersCard charges $495 + $95 initiation fee. You can often score much better deals than this: I’ve been offered 2 years with a waived initiation and a pro-rated $295 a year if I’d pay for 2 years in advance. A very solid deal IMO. What perked my interest again was a recent email I received introducing another benefit: AA Platinum Challenge.
Typically AA Platinum Challenges cost $200 + $300 if you want the status during the challenge. FoundersCard is offering it fee free.
Enroll by March 2nd and get 3 months of free Platinum Status with the opportunity to extend.
If you want to extend. You’ll need to earn 12,500 EQM and $2k EQD.
- Eligible Airlines
- British Airlines
- Finn Air
- Japan Airlines
Full Terms and Conditions.
- One key component of this offer is you must be enrolled in business extra. I’ve written about how lucrative business extra is in the past, and if you’re interested I’d read this post.
This increases the appeal of FoundersCard significantly. I’ll have to make a decision soon 🙂
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Capital One lit the premium card market on fire when it dropped this card. It quickly was added to our wallet for the following reason!
♥ Earn 100k Bonus Points after $10k Spend in 6 months
♥$300 Annual Travel credit within Capital One Travel Portal
♥2x on every single purchase without limit
♥10x on hotels and car rentals purchased via Capital One Travel
♥5x on airfare purchased within Capital One Travel
♥Erase any travel purchase off your card at a penny a piece with Capital One Travel Eraser
- Access to the Capital One lounge network
- Priority Pass access ( including restaurants for you and two guests ) Authorized Users have access as well
♥ 10k Anniversary Miles every year you keep the card – worth $100 in Capital One Travel or transferred to partners
♥$395 Annual Fee
If you spend more than $400 a year on travel, you’ll quickly offset the annual fee with the $300 travel credit and 10k anniversary bonus. The rest is gravy. And you can add up to 4 Authorized Users fee free!