Sixflags Credit Card?

Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:15 PM
I was watching Tv, and a few times a credit card advertisment came on, and they show how each person should have a spacific type of credit car to fit their indivial needs, and they where flashing credit cars, and one they showed said Sixflags. I was just wondering, if anyone has heard of it, uses it? what they think of it?, and what do they get for using it?, maybe tickets after so much of its use etc?
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:18 PM
I've seen it, but I don't see any reason to do it...you spend enough and you get vouchers for gifts or admissions. If I spend the same amount on my Discover card I could buy SF season passes for my entire immediate family with the 1% cash back! That stuff really adds up in the end of the year!

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:18 PM
My family has it, it's great because you earn points on it. If you have enough points you can earn a season pass or parking pass etc...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:18 PM
Here's their website: http://www.firstusa.com/cgi-bin/webcgi/webserve.cgi?partner_dir_name=six_flags&page=cont&mkid=6PLL

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:31 PM

Dollar for dollar it's not a good a deal as Discover. Spend the same amount needed to earn a family pass on the SF card and you could buy almost 2 with your Discover cash back! (No, I don't work for Discover :) ) So is it worth it to have that pretty SF logo on the card?

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- Peabody

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:38 PM
I would just get the card and not use it. Hey it would make a pretty souvenir if nothing else!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 5:59 PM

Get the American Express Costco cashback card and you'll get up to 2% back*. Enough for four season passes when you spend the same amount needed to get a pass with the six flags credit card.

*What do the credit card companies mean by up to 2% back and such? Does it exclude things like liquour, milk, tobacco; or do only gas stations, costco, and supermarkets give you the full 2%. Anybody have experience with these credit cards?

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 6:09 PM

Usually, there's a tiered scale -- "spend up to X, and we'll give you 1%. Spend more than that, we'll give you 2%."

It's another way to try to encourage you to spend money. If you're paying, say, 15% interest on the card and they give you a 1% "cashback bonus", they're still coming out ahead, after all...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:14 PM
I have a Six flags credit card and it is better deal then Discover card. You only need 4,000 points to get a Season Pass. Every dollar you spend at a Six Flags Theme Park you get 6 points. For all other purchases you get 1 point. If I spend 4,000 on my discover card with a 1% cash back, it would only be $40. Last time I checked a Season pass is more then $40. Also, you get 10% off food and merchandise at Six Flags.
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Thursday, December 12, 2002 3:07 AM

But once you reach 4000 points with the SF pass, is there very much value to charging more? Here you might make a case for two cards: accumulate the 4000 points on the SF card and then put the remaining charges on another card such as Discover.

Personally I use an airline credit card that gives one frequent flyer mile per dollar charged. There's an annual fee, which most cards don't have, but with the amount I charge, I come out way ahead considering that frequent flyer miles have a realistic value of about $0.02 per mile.

It pays to examine your spending patterns before selecting a card or cards.

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 4:43 AM

I had one of these cards a few years ago. I earned just enough points to get one free Six Flags pass, then I cancelled it.

Then when I took the free pass to SFWoA (er, SFO at the time), they held me up at the gate for 15 minutes while various managers looked it over. Then one of them disappeared for a while and I stood there for a few minutes more. Finally I got tired of waiting and I asked one of the people who was "supervising" me if I could just go in. He shrugged so I entered.

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 1:35 PM
I earn 6% on Six Flags purchases with mine. The card is okay, I don't care much for First USA, though.
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Friday, December 13, 2002 5:29 AM

Six Flags has a hard enough time running an efficient park, do you really want them to be handling your credit on a regular basis? ; )

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Friday, December 13, 2002 12:20 PM

First USA (A Bank One Company) is handing it Not Six Flags. How this type of credit card works is Six Flags makes an Agreement with First USA to get a certain percent of the money spent on the Credit Card. That’s why you have many stores that have there own credit card. It's another way to make money.

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