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Spirit Airlines Mastercard (15k miles + $100 statement credit)

TN12LLY 228 October 24, 2013 at 04:27 PM

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Last Edited by TN12LLY November 20, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Anyone have any suggestions or helpful advice about this credit card?

The link I had is gone, but I was able to print out the application. It was a banner ad I got right after I booked a flight from LAS to SAN.

It says you can apply by phone 1-800-932-2775 and mention priority code VABYSK

First off, is it worth it?

-15,000 miles after first purchase ("enough for up to 3 round trip off-peak awards")
-No blackout dates
-Preferred boarding
-$59/year (waived first year)
-$100 statement credit if you use your new credit card account to make any
combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500

See attachment. Thanks everyone!

EDIT: I guess you have to make a purchase to be eligible for the $100 statement credit after applying for the card. Follow up question, is the $9 Fair Club worth it? How much would you have to travel to make the savings pay off?



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It's not a bad card if you can tolerate flying Spirit. The 5K round trips mentioned are probably only available in random Tuesdays in deep winter or something. (I was close- see award chart here and then assume that many o those dates within the chart will have availability limitations- only a certain number of award seats per flights, and they often get snapped up quick) but you could probably cobble together on off-peak and one standard and get one free trip out of the card that way.

The good- really minimal spend from what you've posted. If all it takes to get that first 15K is charging a takeout pizza, and they waive the first year's fee, and give you another $100 with a pretty token amount going on the card, it's a good value for someone who would use the airline anyways. Just set up an alert on your calendar of choice to cancel it before year two, provided you've already booked your flights with the miles- looks like you need to be a cardholder to get the 2.5K each way redemption option.

You can get a better sign-up bonus with other cards on other airlines, but they'll typically require at least $1K of spend, and sometimes way more, within the first three months to max out on that bonus.
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Thanks beachmouse. I really hate flying spirit but I can't hate their low prices. I signed up for the Southwest 50k Chase cards, so I think I'm good for a while. But the $100 back after spending $500 keeps me coming back. I'd definitely set the reminder to make sure I don't renew the second year if I do sign up.
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Just an update - I applied and received the card. I bought a new iPad for $599 and statement credit came with no hassle - took off $100 to make it $499...

In addition, was able to use the Spriit Airline miles for magazine subscriptions like Barrons, Wall Street Journal, and People.

Not bad.
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I signed up for this to get the $100 rebate after spending $500 within 90 days. I thought it was odd that no confirmation email is ever sent after applying/approval. I was approved instantly. I utilized the online chat with Bank of America the next day to confirm the approval. The operator never answered my question whether an email should have come to me regarding my new account. He seemed rather evasive to my questions. He did confirm my question regarding the $100 rebate and my card was active. I made another online purchase two days later. My vendor called and said my card was rejected. I called Bank of America on the phone. They apologized and said that was odd. I again asked about the $100 promo, as no follow up email was sent to me with details. This operator put me on hold for a bit, then came bank and said, yes, I am eligible for the rebate after $500 is spent on the card. So, after the first week, I have now spent $600. I called to inquire about the $100, rebate. they know nothing about it, even though the offer is still right on there site. I just got off the phone with them again. I paid off the card and cut it up. There are far better cards to be had with better perks and far better communication. As far as I'm concerned, Bank of America is running a misleading scam, and charging annual fees to do it.
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