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Disney Premier Visa review – Double points, cash back on flights valuable beyond Disney

by on Fri April 13, 2012 • No Comment

The new for 2012 Disney Premier Visa credit card from Chase offers lots of perks at Disney properties, but the real secret behind this card is that it’s useful and valuable even if you never set foot on a Disney property.

Why? Three reasons…

1. Double points on gas, grocery, dining, and Disney spend. Many credit cards with point bonuses in categories like the Chase Freedom have limits on how much you can spend in each category, and try to rotate them among quarters. The Disney Premier Visa has no such limits, and you get double points on all four categories all year round, with unlimited earning.
2. Easy cash back on flights. One of the big complaints about mile credit cards is how many points it takes just to get one reward. Most airline credit cards don’t give you a free ticket until you reach 25,000 miles. With the Disney Premier Visa, you can earn credit toward flight purchases as little as $50 at a time, which only requires 5,000 points worth of spending.
This credit card has the simplest free flight program available.  You just book your flight on any airline you choose, to any destination and pay for it with the Disney Premier Visa. Then, once the charge is on your account, you can request a credit for all or part of it, as little as $50, or as much as your points allow. It’s your choice. Every 100 points equals $1 toward airfare. And with the double points on gas, grocery, and dining, you’ll rack up those points faster.
3. A low annual fee. It’s $49. If you think you’ll spend at least $4,900 per year (about $400 per month) on the double points categories of groceries, gas, dining, and Disney on the credit card, then the fee is well worth it. That’s because $4,900 in spend in those categories is $49 in rewards you wouldn’t get with the no annual fee base Disney credit card.

And those are reasons to hold the card even if you never set foot in a Disney property.

Now if you do like Disney properties, then there are other perks like…

  • 10% off on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at and Disney Store locations.
  • 10% off on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at select locations at Walt Disney World® Resort and the Disneyland® Resort5
  • 20% off the non-discounted price of select guided tours at Walt Disney World® Resort and the Disneyland® Resort
  • 10% off select dining locations at the Disneyland® Resort

And of course you can always convert your points (reward dollars) into credit you can use at Disney parks or stores. Just go online, or visit a special location at the park to get a spending card loaded with your points.

It’s also a Visa Signature, which means you get benefits like purchase protection, guaranteed returns, upgrades at deluxe hotels via, and more.

But the bottom line is, we don’t know of a credit card out there that offers double points on grocery, gas, and dining for as little of an annual fee and with no caps. It’s one of the most family budget friendly card we know and worth considering just to use for cash credit on your airfare purchases. There’s also a $100 statement credit bonus that will post with your first purchase.

But remember, we don’t recommend any rewards credit card if you plan to carry a balance on it month to month. The interest charges outweigh the rewards — it’s best to pay it off each month.


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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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