Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
MasterCard’s World Elite benefits are pretty generous if you like to travel with perks like:
The no annual fee option
You probably don’t want to use it for your everyday spending, since the rewards it earns go toward the purchase of a new GM vehicle.
But you don’t need to use the card to get all the World Elite benefits.
For example the car rental status applies no matter what card you end up using to pay. But you do need to use the card to pay if you want to take advantage of the flight discounts, and you’ll need to use your card to reserve your hotel for the hotel benefits.
Though you could decide to put the charges on a different card with better rewards at checkout.
Another no fee option is via Citibank, though it’s not direct.
Citibank sometimes upgrades holders of no fee cards like the Citi Double Cash to World Elite MasterCard versions after seeing good spending activity, but there are no hard and fast rules about this.
So if you don’t want to pay a fee, but want World Elite benefits, the Capital One GM BuyPower card is a good bet.
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