Posted byon May 26, 2017
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During my $4,927+ Credit Card Application Spree earlier this week I stumbled on a card with a sign up bonus worth $455.
I’ll be honest; I was really surprised since this card is rarely mentioned. The only reason I found it was because I already have Citi cards in all the other categories!
The Expedia+ Voyager card has a 25,000 point sign up bonus worth $350 in hotel stays and $100 in annual air travel credits.
The 25,000 point sign up bonus is our Free Money Friday offer this week!
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Earning Points. Earn 4 points on Expedia purchases, 2 points on dining and 1 point on all other purchases.
$100 Annual Travel Credit. The travel credit (each calendar year) is good for Global Entry or TSA precheck, and airline incidentals on the following airlines: AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Virgin America Airlines. I found a data point that listed airline gift cards as qualifying for the reimbursement! This is my plan since we already have plenty of cards with global entry reimbursements.
Expedia Gold Status. The card comes with Expedia +gold status which earns upgrades and bonus points on travel. The bonus points are for 30% on all base points earned.
Redeeming Points. You can redeem your points for hotels and airfare, not cash. The points are worth 7 cents/point at standard hotels and 14 cent/point at +VIP Access hotels.
When I started adding this offer up, I realized it actually had some potential! I had originally planned on getting the standard Expedia card with a 15,000 point sign up bonus, but quickly changed direction once I did the math on this one!
You’ll earn 25,000 points for the bonus which you can redeem for $350 in VIP hotel rooms. Since the annual travel credit is based on calendar year, you should be able to claim it twice with one annual fee. $350 + $200 – $95 = $455.
I immediately switched my plans from applying for the no annual fee version with 15,000 points and no travel credit when I saw the total value on this card!