Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are both programs that speed up the airport security process. Global Entry makes it easy to re-enter the U.S. by airport, and TSA PreCheck is intended for domestic airport travel.
If you travel a lot, it’s a no-brainer to sign up for one of these programs. And if you’re already planning on signing up, it’s an excellent extra benefit to look for in a credit card.
Here’s a list of credit cards that pay for Global Entry or TSA Precheck applications:
It’s important to keep in mind that when your credit card offers Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, usually you will have to pick one or the other. After you sign up through the Trusted Traveler Program website, pay the fee ($100 for Global Entry, $85 for TSA PreCheck) with your credit card, and you’ll be automatically reimbursed for the fee on your statement. Most credit cards that offer this benefit will only reimburse one fee every 5 years, so choose wisely. Because Global Entry includes TSA PreCheck, it’s often best to just get Global Entry to cover all bases.
Capital One Venture benefits include 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. It also offers 2 miles per $1 spent on all purchases, $0 foreign transaction fees, and travel insurance. Capital One Venture’s annual fee is $95. But perhaps the best, most underrated Capital One Venture benefit is the fact that you can redeem miles for any travel expense.… read full answer
Here are the Capital One Venture benefits:
Initial bonus: 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.
2 miles per $1 spent: 2 miles per $1 spent on all purchases and 5 miles per dollar for purchases made through Capital One Travel. Miles are worth 1 cent each toward travel.
Travel booking flexibility: Book new travel with your points or get a statement credit after you travel using the Purchase Eraser.
No foreign transaction fees: Capital One credit cards charge $0 foreign fees.
Annual fee: This card comes with a $95 annual fee.
Travel accident insurance: Covers death or dismemberment caused by travel providers, up to $250,000 for you, your spouse and any dependent children.
Insurance for lost or damaged luggage: Can reimburse you up to $3,000 per trip, but certain items like phones and art aren’t covered.
Auto rental insurance: Covers collision damage and theft up to the cash value of most vehicles. Certain types of cars are restricted.
Extended warranty: One extra year of warranty for eligible purchases.
$100 application fee credit: Reimburses you once every four years for the Global Entry or TSA Pre Check application fee.
With all of the great Capital One Venture benefits, it’s no surprise that Capital One Venture ranks among the best credit cards. And you only need good credit to get it.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Global Entry benefit refunds the Global Entry program’s $100 application fee, whether you’re approved or not. You can take advantage of this benefit once every 4 years, which is how often Global Entry requires you to re-apply. Global Entry is a way for low-risk U.S. citizens to get through customs faster when they return from abroad. It requires screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which explains the cost. But if you pay the application fee with your Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you’ll automatically receive a refund within 24 hours.… read full answer
5 Things to Know About Chase Sapphire Reserve’s Global Entry Benefit:
You must pay the Global Entry application fee with your Chase Sapphire Reserve card.
Chase will automatically detect the Global Entry application fee payment. They will credit you within 24 hours.
You can only get an application fee credited once every 4 years. But you also only need to reapply every 4 years.
If you already have Global Entry or don’t think you will use this benefit, you can pay someone else’s application fee with your card and still get a credit.
If you think you’d get more value out of TSA Pre-Check (which is for regular security rather than customs), you can get a credit for its $85 application fee. You can get a credit for either Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check, not both.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Global Entry benefit is yet another way this card helps people save on travel. It supplements the card’s initial bonus of 50,000 points and $300 annual travel credit. All those perks are important considering Chase Sapphire Reserve’s $550 annual fee.
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