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This is one of our last articles all about credit card features and services, and perhaps the most informative for those who enjoy entertainment perks. We’ve brought you articles on credit cards that offer travel perks, 24/7 assistance, and even those that offer shopping protection.
With spring comes countless concerts, music festivals, performing arts, entertainment parks, and vacations. Here we give you our list of personal-use credit cards from our partners that offer entertainment perks and features –and we bet you didn’t know about most of them-you’re welcome!
Right off the bat I noticed one negative with their Unwind program; this only applies to events and shows in the UK. If you fly overseas a lot this stipulation won’t really matter to you. Barclay teamed up with The Ticket Factory to offer a convenient location for Barclay card members to buy tickets, receive advance ticketing, VIP experiences, and fast-track entry at specified venues, and more.
Barclaycard Unwind has a Fee Free Friday where cardmembers pay no admin fees for event tickets booked on a Friday. You can also subscribe to their weekly newsletter so you’re one of the first to know about upcoming events. See a list of future events in the UK by visiting their website.
Chase Exclusive Experiences
Chase Members have access to experiences like VIP access, sporting events, movie premiers, wine tastings, and more. Some unique experiences aren’t open to the public and can include red carpet appearances and even the possibility to land a walk-on role on a TV show. Cardholders simply redeem their rewards through Chase Ultimate Rewards for the experience of their choice. Here’s one card member’s experience.
Citi Private Pass
Citi offers a program exclusive to their cardholders called the Citi Private Pass, where cardmembers have access to exclusive events and experiences. Cardmembers will also receive offers through mail or through their statements. Some of the events include concerts, theatrical performances, sporting events, festivals, and family events. Some events are even offered to Citi cardholders at no charge, but cardmembers are only allowed 1 complimentary event every 6 months. Right now, for example, cardholders gain complimentary access to “TimesTalks” with Daniel Radcliff. There’s no requirement to enroll and there are no fees to access Citi Private Pass.
Bonus Reward on Entertainment Purchases
Some cards offer bonus cash back on entertainment purchases charged to your credit card or discounts on entertainment purchases. The following are credit cards that are currently offering entertainment perks or benefits.
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card -This rewards card that is currently offering 2 ThankYou Points on restaurants and on entertainment. Live performances, movie theatres, attractions, amusement parks, record and video stores, and cultural events are all considered a part of the entertainment category. Additionally, this card comes with a great bonus offer and an intro APR of 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. The on-going APR is 13.24 - 23.24%* (Variable).
NFL Extra Points Card –This card is perfect for the consumer that really knows how to rack up reward points and has a passion for football. Offered by Barclay, this card will earn you rewards that can be redeemed for VIP NFL experiences, game tickets, and more. What I like about this card is if you don’t have enough rewards to cover the cost of an NFL game ticket, you can finance that purchase for 6 months at 0% APR.
In our opinion, American Express has one of the best entertainment benefits with the Entertainment Access, but we didn’t include it here because we already published that post. Any credit card that says Visa Signature on the front has entertainment benefits similar to the benefits offered from the above programs. Additionally, anyone who has a credit card that’s a MasterCard and says “World” on the front will have access to World Travel Experiences and Offers.
*Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.
*The content in this article is accurate at the publishing date, and may be subject to changes per the card issuer.