Allegiant Credit Card Review
Those who’ve waited for an opportunity to earn points on Allegiant flights, will like the Allegiant World Mastercard® credit card from Bank of America. Allegiant doesn’t have an airline-based loyalty program, so you won’t earn rewards for flying this airline without having the Allegiant credit card. And when you have your Allegiant credit card, you will need to link it to your existing or new myAllegiant™ account to be able to view your points balance and to redeem points.
The Allegiant Mastercard is designated for anyone with established credit history who flies once or twice a year. It has a decent rewards program with a one-time sign-up bonus, and some travel perks like priority boarding and Buy One Get One Airfare. The interest rates are rather low, compared to the current tendency for interest rates to go up, and the card has no 0% introductory rate on purchases. The annual fee is also low for and airline credit card - $59.
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|Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign
|n/a3||0% for 12 billing cycles3||13.24 - 23.24%3||$593||3%3|
The sign-up bonus on the Allegiant credit card is 15,000 bonus points, which is equal to $150. You will need to spend $1,000 or more on purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening. Cardholders earn 3 points per $1 on Allegiant purchases, 2 points per $1 on qualifying dining purchases, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
In addition to regular rewards, you can take advantage of a buy one, get one free airfare offer. When you use the Allegiant credit card to purchase a vacation package from Allegiant with four or more hotel nights or seven (or more) rental car days on the same itinerary, you get one free companion airfare. As an Allegiant cardholder, you will also receive complimentary priority boarding and one free beverage every time you fly Allegiant and show your Allegiant credit card.
The Allegiant World MasterCard®
|Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card||Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card||Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®|
|Rewards Bonus||15,000 Bonus Points3||20000 Miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening||40000 Miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening||Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days|
|Rewards Earned||Earn 3 points per $1 on Allegiant purchases3||Earn unlimited 1.25 miles per dollar on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee||Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day||Earn 2X miles on all purchases|
|Available Airlines||Allegiant Airlines Only||Any Airline||Any Airline||Any Airline|
|0% Intro APR on Purchases||n/a3||for 12 months||N/A||N/A|
|Annual Fee||$593||$0||$0 intro for first year; $59 after that||$89 - waived first year|
All in all, the Allegiant World Mastercard is a typical airline credit card, but unfortunately, not a competitive one. The sign-up bonus is on the low side, and ongoing rewards could be more impressive. If you fly Allegiant frequently, you may maximize your savings by using buy one, get one offer and priority boarding, but you can definitely find a better offer for you. There are plenty of other travel credit cards that offer better sign-up bonuses and more flexible redemption options.