Mastercard Adds New Benefits to World and World Elite Credit Cards

Mastercard is stepping up their game by adding new benefits to their World and World Elite cards.

There are 3 levels of Mastercards:

  • Standard Mastercard - includes benefits like price protection and extended warranty, but doesn’t include any travel benefits.

  • World Mastercard - includes all the Standard benefits, plus access to travel services, World Luxury Hotels & Resorts, and concierge services.

  • World Elite Mastercard - includes Standard and World benefits, plus exclusive World Elite travel programs like car rental, private jet, golf, air, and cruise programs.

No new benefits are being added to the Standard Mastercard. Effective immediately, World and World Elite Mastercard holders can enjoy the new partner benefits. Some new benefits are available exclusively to World Elite cards only, and some are available to both World and World Elite members.

Starting on July 1, World and World Elite Mastercard holders will also receive enhanced ID theft identification and resolution solutions, as well as cell phone insurance. See the full press release here.

New Exclusive World Elite Mastercard Benefits

In addition to existing World Elite Mastercard benefits, a handful of new ones will be added.

  • Lyft: World Elite cardholders will receive a $10 credit for every five rides taken in a calendar month. The $10 credit will automatically be applied to the next ride, and it’s capped at once per month.

  • Fandango: Earn double Fandango VIP+ points for the movie tickets purchased on Fandango using the World Elite card. Cardholders will receive 500 Fandango VIP+ points (worth $5) for every two movie tickets they purchase via the Fandango app or Fandango.com.

  • Boxed: Earn 5% cash rewards on Boxed purchases, which can be used towards future purchases on Boxed.

New World and World Elite Mastercard Benefits

  • Postmates: $5 off every order of $25+

  • Cell phone insurance (starting July 1)

    • Stolen or damaged phones

    •  Must pay phone bill with World or World Elite Mastercard

    • $50 deductible

    • Receive $600 max per claim (World)

    • Receive $800 max per claim (World Elite)

    •  Maximum claim of $1,000 per year for either

  • Enhanced ID theft identification and resolution solutions (starting July 1)

World Elite Credit Cards

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

  • Annual fee: $89

  • Welcome offer: 120,000 bonus points after $5,000 in spend

    • 80,000 points after $2,000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening

    • 40,000 points after an additional $3,000 in spend within the first 6 months

    • Offer ends on 5/2/2019

 

Citi Premier℠ Card

  • Annual fee: $95, waived the first year

  • Welcome offer: 50,000 points after $4,000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening

Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

  • Annual fee: $95, waived the first year

  • Welcome offer: $500 after $3,000 in spend within the first 3 months of account opening

  • Earn 4% cash back on dining and entertainment

Other World Elite options:

  • Citi Prestige

  • Citi AA Platinum Select

  • Citi AA Executive

 

 

 



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