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Free, ongoing CLEAR access via a no fee card (use super-priority airport security lanes)

by on Tue March 3, 2015 • No Comment


UPDATE: This deal is dead as of March 1, 2016.

CLEAR is a private service that gets you through airport security with even more priority than TSA Pre-Check when you travel through the following airports:

  • Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) – Terminal E
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Houston Hobby (HOU)
  • Houston Bush (IAH) – Terminals A, B, C, D
  • Miami (MIA) – Coming Soon
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • San Antonio (SAT)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Westchester County (HPN)

It normally costs $179 per year ($15 per month).

And if you have a Visa Signature card you can try it for free for 6 months, though with the catch of an automatically billed renewal after the end of the trial.

signature-visa-200pxBut, the StarOne Credit Union near San Jose is offers ongoing CLEAR membership at no cost when you hold its Star One Visa Signature Rewards Card.

The catch is StarOne only allows people who live, work, or attend school in Santa Clara County, or are employed by select companies that have a presence in Santa Clara. A few, like Yahoo!, SanDisk, and Citrix have a presence outside the county.

But if you do meet StarOne’s eligibility requirements, the membership is full on CLEAR with no trial period.

You can see the StarOne / CLEAR deal here.

The fine print of the deal states the membership could end after 12 months, but the credit union’s intent is to renew your membership each year.

And unlike the CLEAR offer for standard Visa Signature cardholders, there’s no auto-renewal billing provision with this offer.

So even if they decide not to continue the deal after 12 months, you won’t be on the hook for an auto-renewal on your card.

The card itself is a no annual fee 1.25x point card, so nothing special to report there.

But if you’re on the fence about CLEAR and spend time in Santa Clara County it’s worth a shot.



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