Continental Airlines’ Credit Card Offer Is An Overlooked Value

The Continental Airlines credit card, the OnePass Plus MasterCard, is this week’s featured credit card offer on Outlaw.

We like this one a lot because it gains much more usefulness now that United and Continental are in the process of merging their operations (very soon, your redeemed points will work on either airline, meaning far more award flight routes to choose from).

For whatever reason, it tends not to get as much attention on the personal finance blogs as other airline cards, such as Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Plus VISA card or AirTran’s A+ Rewards card.

Here are some of the most appealing perks of Continental’s current offer:

– 25,000 bonus miles added to your new account after your first purchase.

– Also after your first purchase: $50 statement credit.

– Earn an extra 5,000 bonus miles when you add an authorised user, such as a family member or partner, to your account.

– Annual fee’s waived for the first year (normally it’s $85 per year), plus two annual comped passes to the Continental Presidents Club, which is a global network of swanky airport lounges. Great way to unwind, catch up on email (free wi-fi and complimentary bar service), and network with other business travellers.

Apply using the link published here.

View all of my favourite new credit card deals and offers over on Outlaw.

Disclosures: I used to review credit cards for a living. Also, my web site has a financial relationship with certain card issuers, including Chase and Barclays Bank.