Category Archives: Travel Cards

NWA Worldperks Visa Adds Travel Benefits

According to CardTrak, new travel benefits have been added to the Worldperks Visa:

The [Worldperks Visa] now includes free membership into the “Hideaways Aficionado Club.” The “Club” offers exclusive access to an eclectic portfolio of the world’s top hotels, intimate resorts, city-center oases, luxury cruises, and special tours. Partners in the portfolio offer “Club” members preferred rates, room upgrades, and complimentary welcome amenities and services such as free snorkeling, spa treatments, or beachfront dining. For example, when “Club” members stay at the Windjammer in St. Lucia, they not only get the best rates guaranteed, they also get a sunset cruise at no additional charge, plus early check-in and late check-out.

While I couldn’t find further details about this benefit on NWA’s web site, a search found what appears to be the “Hideaways Aficionado Club” web site at It shows the cost of one year of standard membership to be $135, so take that for what it’s worth.

Amex Launches New Starwood Business Credit Card

This tidbit comes from our friends at FT. American Express is now offering a business version of their popular SPG Amex. It looks to feature largely the same benefits as the personal card, namely a 10000 points signup bonus, and one Starpoint per dollar of spending which is doubled at participating Starwood properties. There are a couple of differences, however:

  • As part of the OPEN Savings Program, there are some discounts at select retailers such as AT&T, FedEx and Hertz
  • According to the linked thread from FT, as a business card, the Purchase protection has a lower per instance limit, but offers Primary CDW for rental cars in the US

As with the personal card, there is a $30 annual fee, which is waived for the first year. To apply, visit this link.

Edit: The terms for this offer may have changed. For the latest terms of the SPG business card or to apply, see this link.

Earn 25% Bonus Miles on Delta SkyMiles Purchases During October-November

Credit to FW:

Enroll today and use your Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express in October and November and earn 25% more miles on all eligible purchases.

Enrollment required by 11/30/06. If you prefer to enroll by phone, please call 1-800-653-6051.

Note that if you’re already enrolled in a Double Miles program, you’ll continue to earn double miles. To view all the fine print or to enroll, see this link.

New Benefits Added for Starwood Amex

A really great credit card got just a bit better. As reported by FT, American Express is expanding the benefits of the SPG Amex. Effective October 1, 2006:

– You will receive one additional Starpoint for each US dollar of Eligible Spending charged on your Card Account at Starwood branded hotels and resorts then participating in the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program, and at standalone retail establishments and online stores that, in each case, are wholly-owned by Starwood.

– If during eny calendar year Eligible Spending on your Card Account is $30,000 or more, you will be enrolled for at least 12 months in the Gold Preferred Guest level of the SPG loyalty program. Please allow 12 to 16 weeks [for this benefit to take effect]. . .

Double Delta Miles During September For Select SkyMiles Cardmembers

This offer is targetted to solicited Delta SkyMiles card holders:

Give your miles a boost in September and get to your next Delta reward flight even faster. Use your Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express from September 1 to September 30, 2006 to pay for all your purchases and earn double miles.

Enroll by September 30, 2006 either online or by calling 1-800-227-7081. To enroll online or to see more information, visit

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