There’s a 100,000 point signup bonus for the only ‘Visa Infinite’ I know of that’s issued in the United States.
The points don’t transfer to miles, but that should still be worth ~ $1000. That’s amazing on a card with a $0 fee the first year. And there’s a dizzying array of benefits:
- Priority Pass Select membership for lounge access, including two free guests per visit (like Citi Prestige)
- Triple points on travel and dining (which includes “airlines, hotels, taxis, limousines, rental cars, trains, buses, gas, restaurants, fast food and takeout food dining establishments”). Searching through the airfare search tool you should get between 0.9 and 1.1 cents per point on tickets.
- $250 per card airline fee credit each year
- Global entry enrollment fee credit
- $100 off domestic airline reservations for 2-5 passengers, when booked through the cardmember portal at myvisainfinite.com/cnb
- Fast track to Relaix & Chateau Club 5C status after 2 nights in 12 months
The card is $0 the first year, $400 thereafter and additional cardholders are fee free.
The application for the card no longer appears to be online, but the offer was supposed to run through the end of November.
However [Update: client manager now requests to have name and email removed, sorry, congrats to those already in touch with her!]
Two key things to know:
- The card – and thus the 100,000 point bonus — is offered only for residents of California, New York, Georgia, Nevada, and Tennessee. You need an address in one of those states in order to submit an application.
- You do not need to establish any accounts with City National bank in order to qualify and be approved for the credit card. It’s a premium card, it may not be one of the easier cards to get approval on, but many suspected that City National would only offer it to their premium accountholders (the way that Chase now limits their Palladium card to Chase Private Client and Private Bank customers). That apparently isn’t the case here.