So Endeth the La Quinta Credit Card

LaQuinta has abruptly ended its La Quinta Returns Visa Card program. All the application links I tested have been pulled and per a myFICO post (spotted by the ever-observant IAD gr8), cardmembers were emailed that,

Our card relationship with First National Bank of Omaha is ending effective September 19, 2017, at which time the La Quinta Returns™ Visa® card will no longer earn La Quinta Returns™ Points.

You will be advised by First National Bank of Omaha on what will happen to your account after September 19, 2017.

No press releases from La Quinta or FNBO on future plans for either.

La Quinta Returns Visa

I had toyed with getting this card because I like to test out obscure cards and FNBO is not a important issuer for the cards I typically acquire. I never had a need to stay at La Quinta so let it pass.

This year already saw the passing of the Red Roof Inn credit card.

 

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  • Ryan Booth

    La Quinta simply isn’t aspirational enough for most people who can get approved for a rewards-earning credit card. Red Roof Inn either. If Motel 6 offers a card, I also predict it will fail. People want to save up points for really nice things.

  • We had one LaQuinta hotel we liked to stay at in Texas. The hotel stayed the same while other places in town were built. I was impressed that the hotel manager emailed me directly and told me they were renovating the property but now we stay at a newly built Candlewood Suites.This year I’m using my Citi Prestige for a fourth night free on our stay.

  • Tom

    I currently have the card and it was great for accumulating points quickly. When traveling with pets, the LaQuinta is great since it is very pet friendly and never any extra pet fee. With the card program ending, I will have to put my Jack Russell to work to earn her hotel stays. 🙁

  • I love that there is always an angle. With dogs included, even better!