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Priceline Rewards Visa Credit Card Review

Priceline Rewards VisaIf you like to save money on both domestic and international travel, there are a lot of programs to choose from. If you are like most consumers, these charges are most likely placed on your credit card for ease of use and added mileage benefits. Rewards cards, and credit cards that offer cash back for purchases are great, but there is a new card on the market that really ups the ante when it comes to savings on travel. The Priceline Rewards Visa offered by Barclays offers the best in travel savings paired with no annual fee and a great rewards scheme.

Related: Read my review on the Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard

Priceline Rewards Visa Benefits

Priceline is known for it’s policy of allowing you to name your price for travel purchases, these benefits also extend to their credit card offering through Barclays. This is great for travelers who book a regular number of trips annually which allows rewards to build for a pretty good return at the end of the year. The Priceline Rewards Visa come in two varieties; a annual fee card and a no annual fee card.

Priceline Rewards Visa Review

Priceline Visa Fee or No Annual Fee Card

Both cards give you great returns on your annual travel, but the no annual fee version offers slightly less benefits than the card that has a yearly fee. The Priceline Rewards Visa with no annual fee starts you off with 2,500 points after you make your first purchase, or balance transfer while the annual fee card starts you off with 5,000 points.

Consumers are able to earn points on every purchase with both cards with a few differences between the cards. The no annual fee Priceline Rewards Visa give you two points for every dollar you spend on Priceline.com and one point at every other retailer. The annual fee card allows you to earn four points for every dollar on Priceline.com “Name Your Price” travel options, three points on their regular offerings, two points on selected categories and one point everywhere else you use the card.

If you travel a lot, then signing up for the card with an annual fee will be much more advantageous in the long run, but if you travel less than three times per year, there is no reason to add the extra fee to your card.

Rates And Offers

Both of the Priceline Rewards Visa cards have the same balance transfer deal for new card owners which allows you to avoid paying interest on the transfer for the first 9 months. Along with the generous grace period, transfer fees are maxed out at $50 during the introductory period.  Points you earn on your account can be redeemed in the form of statement credits, to make the deal even sweeter, spending $1,000 or more in the first three months will garner you an extra 5,000 rewards points. If you have a trip planned for the holidays, this is a great way to pay for your travel, save money on Priceline.com and get those extra bonus points.

Bonus Offer: Receive an extra 5,000 points after your make your first purchase on Priceline.com.

Priceline Visa Rewards

Priceline Rewards Visa optionsIf you are already a heavy Priceline.com user, this is a great way to earn on purchases you plan to make anyway. Most travel based rewards cards are carrier specific, the Priceline Rewards Visa allows you to book the carrier you prefer while still cashing in on the rewards. With the Barclays card, instead of being locked in, you can spend your rewards from all of your purchases any way you choose making it a truly versatile card. The Priceline Rewards Visa allows you to spend your points on hotel, car, airline or even train fare purchases which is a big difference than having to spend your earned rewards with only one company.

Grayson Bell

Grayson Bell

I'm a business owner, blogger, father, and husband. I used credit cards too much and found myself in over $75,000 in debt ($50,000 in just credit cards). I paid it off, started this blog, and my financial life has changed. I now talk about fighting debt and growing wealth here. I run a WordPress maintenance and support company, along with another blog. It is Empowered Shopper, which helps people get information about products they want to buy. You can also check out Eyes on the Dollar, which is a great blog that I co-own.

12 Comments

  1. October 2, 2013 at 7:16 am — Reply

    This looks like a great option for a travel reward card, which is exactly what I’ve been considering purchasing lately. I love the signup incentive of spending at least $1,000 within the first 90 days, as I think that’s a pretty doable amount.

    • October 3, 2013 at 9:28 am — Reply

      I have heard good things about this card. If you are a Priceline.com visitor, then you can really rack up some rewards.

  2. October 2, 2013 at 8:30 am — Reply

    I’m not a churner, but I’ve really been looking at the Barclays card everyone keeps talking about. I like that you’re not limited by where you make your travel arrangements, and that you get an extra 10% off travel in addition to the 2% back you get on everything. We do a decent amount of traveling just to visit family, so I think it would be a great card for us. Though this one certainly has some attractive features as well.

  3. October 2, 2013 at 9:10 am — Reply

    I’ve taken a look at this card and it doesn’t look too half bad. If we traveled more then I’d definitely take a look at it. The Barclay card’s really seem to have the whole rewards thing down right.

    • October 3, 2013 at 9:30 am — Reply

      I would agree John. Barclays really has it done with the rewards.

  4. October 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the review as I have actually been shopping for a credit card with travel rewards. My sister lives in Australia and I thought it would be a great way to make the airfare more affordable and maybe even get me a free ticket eventually. I was also looking at the United Airlines rewards Visa card but the annual fee has kept me from pulling the trigger on it.

  5. October 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    I always have trouble using travel rewards before they expire which is why I’ve stuck to cash back. But I am FINALLY cashing in on a free flight this November. NYC to LA, right before thanksgiving, FREE!

    • October 3, 2013 at 9:31 am — Reply

      You need to find a card that doesn’t expire it’s rewards. My wife has the Capital One Venture card and it’s rewards don’t expire.

  6. Jake @ Ca$h Funny
    October 2, 2013 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    Sounds like a decent card. My wife and I just recently signed up for the US Bank Travel Rewards card and are very happy with it thus far. We basically got a free flight just for signing up. It’s nice to take advantage of the sign up rewards while you can.

    • October 3, 2013 at 9:32 am — Reply

      I have heard good things about that card. Nice work on scoring a free flight!

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