EasyJet launches 1-2-3 rewards credit card

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By: Wise Marketer Staff |

Posted on January 22, 2008

EasyJet launches 1-2-3 rewards credit card

The UK-based low fare airline EasyJet has partnered with Citi Cards to launch a credit card that offers an ongoing 'EasyJet 1-2-3' rewards programme with various discounts and benefits for cardholders.

Cardholders benefit from three extras with the new EasyJet MasterCard's introductory offer (which lasts for the first 90 days after activating a new card).

New cardholder perks The three introductory benefits include one free EasyJet flight (worth up to £40, including taxes) if the cardholder spends £250 or more in the first three months, along with a 10% rebate on all EasyJet flights booked within the first three months (including related purchases such as hotel bookings and car hire if made at the same time as the flight), and 0% interest for the first nine months on credit card balance transfers (although these are subject to a 3% transfer fee), if made within 90 days of the card's activation.

The rewards programme The EasyJet MasterCard rewards programme, EasyJet 1-2-3, awards members 3 EasyJet Miles for each £1 spent on EasyJet flights, 2 miles for every £1 spent on overseas purchases, and 1 mile for every £1 spent on all other purchases.

Miles can then be used toward future EasyJet flights (where each mile is worth £0.01), or they can be taken as cashback once a year (in which case each mile is worth only £0.005).

The card also provides emergency 24-hour legal and medical advice, and 24-hour access to medical and legal services, helping with passports, visas and vaccinations as well as local assistance while abroad.

Award travel options The free flights can be taken from any EasyJet UK airport (currently including Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Inverness, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted), to 89 destinations (representing some 360 routes) throughout Europe and Northern Africa, subject to availability.

According to Leo Purcell, EasyJet's partnership manager, "This offer should appeal to both leisure and business customers by turning their credit card spending into savings on EasyJet flights."

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