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AAA Member Rewards review, benefits and features

AAA Dollars Plus Mastercard from US Bank

The AAA Dollars Plus Mastercard offers cardholders superior rewards on AAA purchases.

Co-branded with American Automobile Association (AAA), you need AAA membership to get this card.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

As an added incentive to apply you receive 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 12 months.

The introductory offer includes $25 AAA dollars after first charge on the card and 125 AAA dollars when $1500 or more within initial 90 days of account opening.

People holding large balances on their current cards at the current average rate of 17.23% APR can save a significant amount of money, even with the 3% balance transfer fee.

  • $1,000 at 14.23% means keeping $142.30 in your pocket.
  • $5,000 at 14.23% means keeping $711.50 in your pocket.
  • $10,000 at 14.23% means keeping $1,423.00 in your pocket.

Once the introductory period expires though, because the APR can jump up to as high as 23.99%, i.e. the monthly payment of interest alone, on a $5,000 transfer, can go from $12.50 to $91.63 per month.

While saving money helps, paying off the balance in full before the introductory period ends is essential to keep the money in your pocket.

REWARDS

Get rewarded with AAA dollars while you shop.

  • 3% on travel and AAA purchases
  • 2% at grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores
  • 1% for all other eligible net purchases

Interest Rates

  • Purchases – 0% for 25 days if statement balance is zero
  • Purchases – 14.99% to 23.99% when carrying a balance
  • Balance Transfers – 14.99% to 24.99% starting on transfer date
  • Cash Advances – 25.99%

Fees

  • Annual Fee: $0.00
  • Fee on balance transfer: 3% ($5 min)
  • Cash advance: 3% ($10 min) for convenience check
  • Cash: advance: 5% ($10 min) at ATM
  • Foreign transaction: none
  • Late payment: up to $40
  • Returned payment: up to $35

Redeem Reward Points

  • Merchandise such as electronics, fashion, home goods
  • Gift cards

Travel Benefits

  • Roadside Assistance Hotline
  • Car rental and damage insurance (excludes liability coverage)
  • Global Assist Hotline (doesn’t pay for third-party costs)
  • Travel accident insurance on common carriers

Security Features

  • Fraud Protection
  • Advanced secure chip technology
  • Text alerts

Other Card Benefits

  • Mobile banking
  • Text and/or email alerts on purchases, balances, reminders, etc.
  • Free FICO credit score
  • Apple Pay
  • Monthly summaries

American College of Physicians MasterCard

American College Physicians Credit Card

Get a $200 cash back bonus after charging $1000, within 90 days, to a new American College of Physicians Credit Card.

Finance larger purchases for the first 12 billing cycles by making at least the minimum payment due with an introductory APR of 0%.

On top of those incentives card holders get these rewards for the life of the programs every time they shop:

  • 3% cash back in one of the following categories: gas, online shopping, dining, travel, drug stores, home improvement or furnishings
  • 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs and
  • 1% cash back on other eligible purchases

Certain restrictions and limits apply, so make sure to read the fine print in the application.

The Visa Signature Card from Bank of America, offers many features such as lost luggage reimbursement, cell phone protection, extended warranties, and more at no cost to the cardholder.

TERMS & BENEFITS

  • Grace Period: 25 days
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • APR Purchases after intro: 16.24% to 26.24%
  • APR Balance Transfers after intro: 15.74% to 25.74%
  • APR Cash Advances: 19.24% to 27.24%
  • Balance Transfer Fee: 3% (min $10)
  • Cash Advance Fee: 3% (min $10)
  • Foreign Transaction Fee: 3%
  • APR Balance Transfer: 15.74% to 25.74%
  • APR Cash Advances: 24.24%
  • Fraud Protection: yes
  • Alerts on card use and bills available
  • Complimentary monthly FICO scores available
  • 24/7 customer service for questions and assistance

This credit card is open only to members of the American College of Physicians(ACP), which serves doctors on a variety of ways according to its web site.

“ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization, and second-largest physician group in the United States. Our 154,000 members include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows.”

For details about the credit card and an online application visit the membership benefits page.

American Quarter Horse Association Credit Card

American Quarter Horse Association Credit CardGet a $150 cash back bonus (after spending $500 within 90 days of opening an account) and benefit the American Quarter Horse Association.

Plus pay no interest for the first 12 Statement Closing Dates following the opening of your account with the 0% Introductory APR.

  • 3% cash back in the category of your choice that includes either gas, online shopping, dining, travel, drug Stores, or home improvement & furnishings
  • 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs
  • 1% cash back on all other eligible purchases

It’s easy to choose by simply going to the Mobile Banking app or to Online Banking and changing your choice category for future purchases once each calendar month, or make no change and it stays the same.

TERMS & BENEFITS

  • Grace Period: 25 days
  • APR Intro: 0% for 12 months
  • APR Revolving Balance: 16.24% to 26.24%
  • APR Balance Transfer Intro: 0% for 12 months
  • APR Balance Transfer: 16.24% to 26.24%
  • APR Cash Advances: 19.24% to 27.24%
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • Balance Transfer Fee: 3% (min $10)
  • ATM Cash Advance Fee: 5% (min $10)
  • Foreign Transaction Fee: 3%
  • Fraud Protection: yes
  • Warranty Extension: yes
  • Price Protection: n/a

Besides what the Visa card gives you, support from Bank of America makes these AQHA programs and events possible:

For more details and information visit the American Quarter Horse Association credit card application page.