Priceline Rewards™ Visa® Card review

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Priceline Rewards Visa Card:

(Updated June 26, 2014 with the current offer)

  • Card issuer: Barclays
  • Type: Visa Signature/Visa Platinum (automatically considered for lesser Platinum if rejected for Signature)
  • Sign-up bonus:
    • Signature: 5,000 points after first purchase, additional 5,000 points for $1,000 on qualifying transactions in the first 90 days of account opening
    • Platinum: unspecified
  • Annual fee: $0
  • Annual fee waived first year: N/A
  • Additional cardholders: $0
  • Foreign transaction fee: 3%
  • Rental Car Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): Secondary
  • Earning:
    • Signature: 5 points/$1 on Priceline purchases except 1 point/$1 on Cruise bookings, non-Name Your Own Price® car reservations, and hotel reservations designated as Pay When You Stay; 1 point/$1 on everything else
    • Platinum: unspecified
    • Warning: must have 1 transaction or account balance every 6 months or points will be forfeited
  • Redeeming (selected options):
    • 1 cent/point statement credits for any purchases $25 or greater, redeem with 30 day of purchase (or 90 days for Priceline Name Your Own Price purchase)
  • Special benefit(s): None
  • Annual benefit(s): None

Review:  Prior versions of this card offered 2% cash back on everything. The current version is only 1% cash back on non-Priceline purchases so the card is best for frequent Priceline customers. 5% cash back on airfare bookings is arguably the best credit card airfare bonus in the market.

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[…] bad. I started to write reviews on them, eventually giving up at the futility (see reviews of Priceline, Virgin America, Wyndham, Aer Lingus, Carnival, and […]

Points on the Dollar
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Looks like the rewards on this card have been slashed in half…

http://www.pointsonthedollar.com/notes-and-updates-for-april-24-2013/

Rapid Travel Chai
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@Points on the Dollar – thanks for pointing this out, this is extremely disappointing. I have not received any terms update on my existing card, I will contact Barclays. Previously they had several confusing versions that offered different earning, recently everything was the 5/2. Interestingly I see the link from the Priceline website still has the 5/2 while other links do not.

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[…] other cards are not known for big sign-up bonuses or great benefits, though I have argued that their Priceline Rewards Visa with no annual fee and 2% cash back across the board is the best […]

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I signed up for the Cap One Venture ($59 fee) for the first 100,000 “mile” bonus and just had the annual fee post. Kind of flinched at first, but then remembered that I have benefited handsomely from the card and have been generally pleased with the customer service. I still have some credit left over after using some from the initial bonus, which I used primarily to fund a hotels, B&Bs, and rental cars during a couple week roadtrip shortly after getting the bonus. While I do have a Companion Pass with Southwest, I am not an elite with any… Read more »

Rapid Travel Chai
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@Bob – thanks for the tip, I will research that card.

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The AMEX Blue Cash Preferred, which gives 6% cash back on all grocery store purchases (which includes gas cards and gift cards purchased at groceries), is far and away the best cash back card in my opinion (and in my wallet). But version # 1 of the Priceline card is the second best in my opinion and works great for those places that don’t take AMEX or where AMEX only gives 1 %.