New Marvel MasterCard – 3% Cash Back on Dining, Select Entertainment and Marvel.com
Good news for Avengers fans — you now have an excuse to keep your favorite superhero in your pocket. Synchrony Financial and Marvel Partnerships just announced the launch of the new Marvel MasterCard and unlike nearly every other pop culture icon-related credit card, its rewards aren’t completely atrocious.
Cardholders will earn 3% cash back for purchases made on select entertainment, dining and online at Marvel.com and Marvel’s official merchandise booths. All other purchases will earn 1% cash back. Cash back will be paid as a statement credit and the card has no annual fee. Perhaps more importantly, the cards feature some excellent Marvel art work.
Summary of benefits
Benefits of the card include:
- 3% cash back on dining
- 3% cash back at Marvel Online and convention purchases
- 3% cash back on entertainment, which includes:
- Movie theaters
- Video rental
- Game stores
- Theatrical an concert promoters
- Amusement parks
- Digital entertainment
- Games and software
- Books and newsstands
- Toys and hobby stores
- 1% on other purchases
- $25 statement credit after your first purchase
- 10% off all merchandise purchases at MarvelShop.com every day and free shipping offers on MarvelShop.com during certain times of the year
- Offer for 3 free months of monthly Marvel Unlimited membership, a digital comics subscription service
Cash back is calculated at the end of your billing cycle and issued as a statement credit within two billing cycles.
It’s worth noting that the books and newsstands category means that Amazon purchases should also qualify for 3% cash back. Of course, if you’re looking for a credit card to use at Amazon, there are better options.
The $25 is pretty pitiful as far as signup bonuses go and you should value a hard credit pull at much more than that. But really, the main reason that fans will be interested in the card is for the chance to carry some nice Avengers artwork with them. Check out the current designs you can pick from:
The bottom line
The bottom line is that the Marvel Mastercard shouldn’t be the only credit card in your wallet. There are far better options for that. But it can be useful as a secondary spending card in some niche categories and as eye candy in your wallet.
For more information or to apply for a card, see MarvelMasterCard.com.