There’s a vast variety of travel clubs out there, that you generally won’t see reviewed here because extremely rarely do we think they’re in any way worthwhile, but we’re going to make an exception here for what looks like definitely the most over the top offering of the sort:
What prompted this, you ask? Well, there’s this email here from AwardWallet, arguably the best site for keeping track of your various points programs:
Hailed by CNN as the “Elite Black Card for Entrepreneurs”, FoundersCard is an invite-only community of over 25,000 Members. In contrast to premium credit card reward programs which are limited to only a handful of benefits, FoundersCard (which is not a credit card) offers a portfolio of hundreds of unique benefits from top travel, business, and lifestyle brands, and hosts Members-only networking events around the world.
Time is running out for AwardWallet members to enjoy Complimentary Guest Access to preview all the benefits of FoundersCard Membership, which include:
Elite status and/or preferred rates with top travel partners:
PREMIUM AIR: American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas
LIMO & CAR: Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Silvercar, GroundLink, Carey, EmpireCLS
HOTEL PROGRAM: Hilton Honors, Marriott Rewards, Caesars Total Rewards, Mandarin Oriental, Park Hyatt, W, Kempinski, Omni
Over $10,000 of account credits and complimentary subscriptions including MR PORTER, Trunk Club, BMW, CLEAR, TripIt Pro, ShopRunner, and JetSmarter.Savings on business services and supplies from UPS, AT&T, Dell, Lenovo, Shopify, TriNet, LegalZoom.
What’s more, through April 30th, 2018, AwardWallet members can apply for FoundersCard Membership at the preferred annual rate of $395, with a waived $95 initiation fee (saving over 30% on the typical $595 annual dues).
Looked just interesting enough to not delete the email immediately, so we looked around for some other opinions on teh intertubes, and here’s a recent one worth reading:
Some of my favourite benefits are the elite travel rewards, including fast-track elite status with airlines like Cathay Pacific, Virgin, British Airways, JetBlue, Qantas, American Airlines, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. Discounts, complimentary hotel room upgrades and other VIP benefits at hotel chains like Hilton, Caesars Entertainment, Marriott and many others will by itself make your membership fee an absolute steal – assuming you use them.
The benefits I’ve received from FoundersCard far outweigh my annual membership fee, and many of their benefits provide enough value that a single benefit will cover the entire membership fee…
p dir=”ltr”>Hmmm-mmm. Well, that’s intriguing enough that we signed up for that Complimentary Guest Access they mentioned, and go ahead and follow that link if you’d like to as well; if our subsequent cost-benefit analysis indicates that this is in fact an excellent deal for us in particular, we’ll update you on exactly why!