Disney and Chase to Continue Co-Branding Partnership
The Walt Disney Company and Chase Card Services recently announced that they will continue their longstanding relationship, extending their co-branded Disney Visa Card, Disney Premier Visa Card and Disney Visa Debit Card programs in a multi-year agreement.
The Chase and Disney relationship “spans nearly 15 years,” said Leslie Gillin, president of co-brand credit cards at Chase. “It’s an honor to work with such a distinguished brand known throughout the world for creating happiness.”
The perks of having a Disney credit card include saving on park admission, at Disney stores and at DisneyStore.com. Cardholders get exclusive opportunities to take photos with Disney characters at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The card comes in a choice of several unique designs featuring beloved Disney characters, and cardholders earn Disney Reward Dollars on all purchases they make with the card. These rewards can be redeemed toward nearly any Disney purchase.
The benefits of a co-branded card
Having a co-branded credit card comes in handy when you spend a large amount of money in a certain place, or with a particular merchant. The Disney suite of credit cards is excellent for a family that often visits Disney, or even visits once but spends a chunk of change while they are there.
However, if you prefer to earn rewards everywhere you spend money, a cash back card is often a better choice. For example, if you usually fly one airline, such as United or Virgin American, it might be a good idea to get a co-branded credit card for one of those airlines. However, if you are not loyal to one particular airline and simply fly whichever one has a better deal at the moment, then a cash back travels rewards card that offers flexible rewards could offer greater value.
Co-branded cards are available for hotels, airlines, gas stations, and more. They do not always give a low APR, a balance transfer offer, or other benefits you can expect from a more general cash back rewards card. Nonetheless, they can offer high value rewards. The best of both worlds is to have more than one credit card, so you can always have a choice of payment methods and earn the most possible rewards.
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Dog-lovers can get checks or credit cards printed with pictures of adorable pups. If you’d rather be at the beach, you can carry a credit card picturing the waves and sand. And now sports fans can order a new credit card with the logo of their favorite teams and players.
Loyal JetBlue customers have another reason to use Chase credit cards: the banking giant and credit card issuer has announced that the JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty program is the newest Chase Ultimate Rewards partner, and cardholders will now be able to redeem their reward points for travel on the airline.
Good news for American Express Platinum cardholders who live or travel in the Denver area: American Express has just announced plans to add a Centurion lounge to the Denver International Airport (DIA). And it will be huge—over 14,000 square feet—making it the second-largest Centurion lounge location.
According to the 2017 Direct Retail Banking Satisfactions study, Discover is the second of the nine participating U.S. direct banks, scoring 869 points out of 1,000, being one in three banks topping the industry average for overall satisfaction.