Following in the footsteps of hotel and airline loyalty programs, discount travel site Expedia has partnered with Citi to launch two new co-branded credit cards – the Expedia+ Card and the Expedia+ Voyager Card.
With their rewards program cardholders earn up to four points per dollar on travel related purchases, and receive 15,000-25,000 sign-up bonus points, based upon the card they sign up for. Points can be redeemed for flights and hotel stays booked through Expedia.com. There are no blackout dates and points do not expire as long as some are redeemed at least once every 18 months.
The Expedia+ Voyager Card from Citi includes 25,000 bonus points once cardholders spend $2,000 over the first three months. Points can be redeemed for $350 in coupons that can be used at +VIP Access hotels, or if cardholders want to stay at other hotels they can be cashed in for $175 in coupons.
Cardholders earn four points per dollar on purchases made through Expedia; two points on entertainment and eating out; and one point on all other purchases. Points earned with the credit card are in addition to the ones travelers would already earn when booking trips through the site if they are a member of its reward program.
The Expedia+ Voyager Card comes with automatic Expedia +gold status, so members get a wide range of additional benefits and perks, including automatic upgrades at 1,400 +VIP Access hotels, and access to amenities at 700 +VIP Access hotels. Expedia has also set up a dedicated concierge line to book activities when visiting Orlando or Hawaii.
On their anniversary, cardholders receive an additional 5,000 bonus points if they spend $10,000 or more during the membership year. A $100 statement credit to cover miscellaneous airline costs, like Wi-Fi, or the Global Entry Application fee, is also issued once a year.
There are no foreign transaction fees with this card, but there is a $95 annual fee.
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Cardholders with the Expedia + Card from Citi receive 15,000 bonus points once they spend $1,000 during the first three months. These points are good for $200 in coupons that can be used at VIP Access hotels, or $100 at other hotels.
People earn three bonus points per dollar when making Expedia purchases, and one point on all other purchases in addition to any reward points they receive when booking on Expedia.com
The card comes with silver status, which includes:
Earning a 10% bonus on rewards base points earned on the Expedia site
Access to amenities at over 700 +VIP Access hotels
Use of the dedicated concierge line to book activities in Orlando and Hawaii
Cardholders earn one qualifying night toward gold status every time they spend $2,500 during the year. It takes 15 nights or an annual spend of $10,000 to achieve gold status. There is no annual fee for this version of the card.