Norwegian Air has officially launched a co-branded credit card, allowing cardholders to use their spending on everyday purchases to help earn direct flights to Europe. But don’t get too excited. You will need a lot of spending to get that free trip.
Norwegian’s first-ever co-branded credit card in the U.S. is being launched in partnership with Synchrony, a major consumer financial services company, and Mastercard. The no-fee card is being offered by Norwegian’s loyalty program, Norwegian Reward which the company says has 10 million members worldwide, including 1.4 million in the US. A Norwegian Air credit card has been offered throughout Scandinavia since 2007, but this is the first one for US customers.
Norwegian Reward Card
- Earn $50 in CashPoints that can be used for future travel when you open an account and spend $500 in the first 90 days
- 2% extra on Norwegian flights
- 2% on dining + grocery
- 1% on all other purchases
- Anniversary Bonus of $100 in CashPoints w/$20k Spend
- Priority Boarding
- No Foreign Transaction Fees
- Double CashPoints Expiration Period
- For every purchase made with the Norwegian Reward Card with reward partners like Avis, Hotels.com, eShop and more, members will receive an additional 1% earning in addition to existing points promotions with those partners.
You can see more details about the card here.
I don’t see a market for this card, especially for frequent travelers. Even when flying Norwegian often, there’s better options out there for travel expenses.