SF credit card deals

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:11 PM
I have been looking at the Six Flags credit card offered by Bank One. I noticed it has a points system allowing free tickets, merchandise, etc. Does anyone have one of these cards? And is it any good? I mean how many points do you have to accumulate before you get anything?
*** This post was edited by Bosshawk 7/16/2003 10:38:20 PM ***
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 6:41 PM
Yes, I have one. It works well. You get 6 point for every $1 you spend at a Six Flags Park and 1 point everywhere else. (US Only) You also, get 10% off Food and Merchandise any where in the park that accepts credit cards.

Here is the Point Schedule:

1500 – 1 Free Six Flags Weekday Admission Ticket (Excludes Labor and Memorial Days)

2000 – 1 Free Full Use Six Flags Admission Ticket OR 1 $25 Six Flags Food and Merchandise Voucher, OR 1 Free Six Flags Season Parking Pass (Valid at the park where redeemed. Excludes Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor, Kentucky Kingdom, Elitch Gardens, Six Flags America, and Astro World.)

4000 – 2 Free Six Flags Full Use Admission Tickets, OR 1 $50 Six Flags Food and Merchandise Voucher, OR 1 Free Six Flags Season Pass

6000 – 3 Free Six Flags Full Use Admission Tickets, OR 1 $75 Six Flags Food and Merchandise Voucher

8000 – 4 Free Six Flags Full Use Admission Tickets, OR 1 $100 Six Flags Food and Merchandise Voucher

10000 – 1 Free Six Flags Family Season Pass (Total of 3 or 4 people, depending on the rules of the park. Excludes Waterworld, Hurricane Harbor, and private events.)

Carlo

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:22 PM
Thanks, I might get one, its not that bad.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:40 PM
Get a AAA Visa card as well.... you get a 5% rebate whenever you purchase gas...anywhere!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:18 PM
My cash back from my Discover buys back MUCH more than what I would earn on a SF card. I could buy twice as many season passes or whatever than I would earn with a SF card. Look for a card with a better incentive. :)

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:21 AM
If I do my math right, since a season pass is 4000 points, spending $667 in the parks or $4000 outside them earns you a pass, which you can buy at some parks for $45 and others as much as $90. I thought Discover gave a 1% cash back, which means spending $4000 would give $40 cash. That's not enough to buy the cheapest season pass.

It's even better for me. To get season passes for my family of five, I need 14000 points, which I need to spend $14000 outside the parks to get. Those passes would cost me at least $225. On a 1% Discover cashback, I would need to spend $22500 to earn enough to buy them.

If you're interested in Six Flags passes, Peabody, you might want to rethink the Discover cashback strategy. I think the Six Flags MC is great for anyone who wants Six Flags season passes.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 10:12 AM
That is true. But what might be even better if you take a lot of road trips is a card with rewards for gasoline. Most of those cards will give you a 2-5% rebate on all gas purchases which could add up quickly.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 10:28 AM
Hey...with my dad and his SF credit card, we are going to have season passes for the rest of our lives....so I think that is a good little perk for a piece of plastic :) ! You see the thing is, you don't have to buy the passes... I mean, buy a few souveniers, books, clothes...and *poof* you've "earned" a season pass!

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*** This post was edited by ebeth 7/17/2003 2:35:52 PM ***

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 10:33 AM
No question, Bosshawk. I definitely put my AAA card to work, too. Those gas rebates are nice.

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Projected count for 2003: 32 parks & 110 coasters. Actual as of 7/15/03: 20 parks & 78 coasters.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:23 PM
I have one and I love it. Apart from the great rate that I got, the customer service is top notch. I purchased my season passes on it (4 pack) so thats so thats 1800 points right off the bat (nearly a season parking pass for free). Great deal for six flags fans, I believe my family four pack of season passes will be free next year....

I use the card for everything, keep my cash in my bank, and just pay off my balance in full every month. The points just rack up.

One more thing to think about, I was using my card online and somehow the number was intercepted by a third party. The next day, I got a phone call from them, they explained the situation, told me they knew it wasnt me. The extra charges were dropped and I got my new card in a few days. Kind of scary, but at least I know my credit card company is protecting me.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:57 PM
I have had a SF MC for several years. I put ALL my monthly expenses on the card so that I have an itemized detailed list of all my monthly expenses and I write one check at the end of the month to pay the card in full. I have been able to buy a Family Season Pass(10,000 pts or $10,000.00) every year. The family season pass is good for 3 or 4 people(depending on your home park) and I have given the other three season passes as Christmas presents to my coaster friends. I highly recommend the card.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:30 PM
I've recieved a few of those SF credit cards in the mail and they go straight in the trash.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:19 PM
I'm charging away to lock up a family season pass for next summer but I was curious as to which parks make the family season pass good for 3 and which make it good for 4.

I'm more specifically interested in the policy at Magic Mountain or WOA as those will likely be the first Six Flags parks I hit next season. I didn't see anything about the family passes on the Six Flags website earlier this summer.

Anyone know?

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:24 PM
If I remember correctly, SFMM family pass is 3 season passes. My home SFpark is SFOG and I get 4 season passses w/ the purchase of a family season pass.
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