Amtrak Launches New Guest Rewards Credit Cards

September 14, 2015, Written By Lynn Oldshue
BAKERSFIELD, CA - NOV 20: This 1993 GE diesel electric locomotive is part of Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Train visiting the station on Novermber 20, 2011, Bakersfield, California.

Amtrak users now have a new way to earn rewards for their travels. Amtrak has partnered with Bank of America to offer two new guest rewards credit cards to celebrate the launch of new and improved features in the Amtrak Guest Rewards program.

The new cards, known as the Amtrak Guest Rewards World MasterCard and Platinum MasterCard, can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted. World MasterCard users can earn three points per $1 spent at Amtrak, two points per $1 spent on eligible travel purchases, as well as one point per $1 spent everywhere else. Similar rewards are available for Platinum users. Cardholders will also be eligible for a 5% rebate on Amtrak redemption travel.

Both cards are equipped with secure smartchips to comply with the EMV technology switch America is going through this year. Upon opening a World Mastercard account, users will receive a class upgrade coupon and a single-day ClubAcela pass. In addition, they will receive a Companion coupon and 20,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days.

The World MasterCard has a $79 annual fee, but the Platinum version has no annual fee. To compare options or apply for one of the new Amtrak rewards cards, you may visit the Amtrak website.

“Together with Bank of America, we are providing customers with what they want: more travel rewards and an overall improved travel experience,” said Matt Hardison, Amtrak’s chief marketing and sales officer.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of September 14, 2015. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.