Start Planning For Spring Break With A New Travel Rewards Card

Posted March 21 2018
by PenFed Your Money
Start Planning For Spring Break With A New Travel Rewards Card - PenFed Your Money

Beach life or nightlife? Sand or ski? Grown-up getaway or family fun? Spring break plans are no fun to contemplate when they’re unaffordable and out of reach—so turn those dreams into possibilities with a supercharged travel card that springs you from the winter doldrums into a sparkling spring getaway.

Even with a late start, the right travel rewards card can help you earn enough points to take a break this spring, whether your style is leis and luaus or city lights and endless nights. You’ll be able to relax with no anxiety upon return from spring break, knowing that the travel rewards you earn on your trip will help ease your holiday into your everyday budget.  

With the right features, a travel rewards card can help turn your dreams of an on-the-go lifestyle into reality. So what should you be looking for in a travel rewards program?

Every step you take

For travel junkies, every move you make using a travel rewards card goes toward satisfying your wanderlust.

In the skies One good trip deserves another, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you use your travel rewards card to fly. That spring break ski trip can break the ice for your family road trip this summer. Who could argue with a deal like that?

On the road Even the weekly grocery store run turns into points in your travel bank when you pay using your travel rewards card. Use your card often enough for groceries, gas, even your monthly bills--and you could rack up enough reward points to help spring you out of town for a spring break road trip.

On the spur of the moment Can’t wait to escape? Apply your reward points for a sweet deal on local entertainment, hotel or dining—a great way to break out of a winter rut and breathe some fresh air into your life.

Benefits you’ll count on

Travel cards aren’t only about earning points to get somewhere special. Once you’ve arrived, relax knowing that your card provides benefits designed to help you enjoy your time off. Look for a travel card that makes being away from home more convenient and more luxurious.

Concierge services Let your rewards program concierge serve as your personal assistant to help you track down event tickets, make restaurant reservations, call taxis or rideshares and help you ship home souvenirs.

No foreign transaction fees If you’ve been dreading paying foreign transaction fees for your much-anticipated purchases abroad, you need a travel rewards card that does away with those pesky charges. There’s no reason to pay more for souvenirs just because you’re away from home—so don’t.

Worldwide travel insurance Being away from home doesn’t mean being away from your security net. A travel rewards card with travel insurance benefits such as luggage assistance or car rental loss and damage insurance can protect you and your family wherever you are and no matter how you’ve chosen to travel.

Digital wallet-capable cards Lighten your load when you’re out for a day on the beach, slopes or town by leaving your wallet in the hotel safe. With digital wallet service on your smartphone, you can pay for purchases with a tap or wave of your phone.

Chip-enabled cards Some U.S. credit cards still don’t use smart chip technology, even though it’s been the standard in many countries for years. Protect your finances with the security of a chip-enabled credit card.

No annual fee Why pay for the privilege of saving money? Choose a travel rewards card with no annual fee.

A path forward

Clear the way to a spring break getaway with a rewards card that’s all about travel. Combining the best attributes of travel and rewards cards into one, this new card gives more opportunities to earn points on travel and everyday purchases with no caps, no limits on rewards, no annual fee, and a low variable APR. We’re talking every travel purchase from public transit, to airfare, to hotels, to tolls, to ride share and more. However you travel – you’ll earn!

The PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express® Card rewards you with great points for all your travel-related purchases and 1.5x points on other purchases. No matter what you use your Pathfinder card to purchase, you’ll be working your way toward your next escape.

  • 4x points on all travel purchases for PenFed Honors Advantage members** (or 3x points on travel purchases with no restrictions)
  • 1.5x points on all other purchases
  • 25,000 bonus points when you spend $2,500 within three months of opening an account
  • 0% promotional APR on balance transfer for 12 months (3 percent balance transfer fee; subject to credit approval)
  • $100 annual air travel credit for baggage fees, lounge access and onboard food and beverages
  • Up to $100 savings on a TSA application when using your PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express® Card

With hefty point bonuses for travel-related purchases, the PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express® Card is designed especially for travel enthusiasts. If your interests are more eclectic, visit the  PenFed Card Center to find another card with benefits that fit your lifestyle.

** Cash advances, credit card checks and balance transfers do not earn reward points; see pricing lists and cardholder agreements (PDF).

Rate and offers current as of March 21, 2018 and are subject to change.