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September 15, 2015

Amtrak, Bank of America unveil Guest Rewards credit cards

Amtrak has rolled out a new Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card program in association with Bank of America.

By Verdict Staff

Amtrak has rolled out a new Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card program in association with Bank of America.

The program includes two new credit cards, namely the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard credit cards.

The Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard offers a host of benefits such as a complimentary Companion Coupon, one Class-Upgrade and a single-day ClubAcela pass upon account opening, as well as 20,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards bonus points after spending at least $1,000 in purchases within 90 days of account opening.

The card also offers three Amtrak Guest Rewards points for every $1 spent with Amtrak, two points per $1 spent on other eligible travel purchases, one point per $1 spent on other purchases, and a 5% rebate on Amtrak redemption travel.

The Platinum MasterCard offers 12,000 bonus points after spending at least $1,000 in purchases within 90 days of account opening, and two Amtrak Guest Rewards points for every $1 spent on Amtrak travel.

The card also offers enables one point for each $1 spent on all other purchases, a 5% rebate on Amtrak redemption travel, and zero foreign transaction fees when making purchases outside of the US.

The Guest Rewards World MasterCard will charge an annual fee of $79, while the Platinum version will not have any annual fee. Both the cards have been equipped with secure smartchips.

Amtrak chief marketing and sales officer Matt Hardison said: "These new cards are perfectly matched with the Amtrak Guest Rewards program improvements we recently announced and mark an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to deliver exceptional value to our loyal passengers."

"Together with Bank of America, we are providing customers with what they want: more travel rewards and an overall improved travel experience."

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