New Credit Card Details (Comenity Capital Bank)

Old Jan 3, 14, 1:18 pm
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they're both cool, but I like the darker one a bit better I think. I will be going for the premium for the benefits, though.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 3:53 pm
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Can anybody apply?

I clicked the pre-approval link and reach a form that doesn't have a street address field. I'm holding off on applying for the moment. Anybody else that received the note have the same issue?
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Old Jan 3, 14, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by SoCalZman View Post
Igerbarg posted this in the other CC forum:


The cards are from Comenity Capital Bank:

Virgin America Visa Signature
15,000 bonus elevate points after spending $1000 in the first 90 days
Up to 3 points per $1 spent
$150 off companion ticket once per year
20% off RED inflight purchases
Free first checked bag for you and a companion.
$49 annual fee

Virgin America Premium Visa Signature
All of the above plus:
20,000 (instead of 15,000) bonus elevate points after spending $1000 in the first 90 days
No change or cancel fees on Virgin America flights
Earn up to 15,000 status points per year
Carry forward additional status points at your annual renewal
$149 (instead of $49) annual fee

some nice benefits. I like how they did not give status perks to cardholders (except the free checked bag). Not diluting the elite program. Very nice.
Interesting....the other posts in this thread mention 10,000 or 15,000 bonus points for the two tiers.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 9:11 pm
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T+C also mentions 10k for non-Premium and 15k for Premium.
The Premium perks are nice but I don't know if I fly enough to justify the extra $100/yr for free changes/cancels and benefits towards status points.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 9:23 pm
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Given a single change is $100, it only takes one change to make it break-even.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 10:58 pm
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https://d.comenity.net/virginamericavisa/

Virgin America Visa Signature® Card benefits:
Get 10,000 Elevate® bonus points
Earn up to 3 points per $1 spent
Free first checked bag on flights
Get $150 off a companion ticket
Save 20% on RED™ in-flight purchases

Virgin America Premium Visa Signature® Card benefits:
Get 15,000 Elevate® bonus points
Earn up to 3 points per $1 spent
No change or cancel fees on flights
Earn up to 15,000 status points
Carry forward up to 10,000 status points
Free first checked bag on flights
Get $150 off a companion ticket
Save 20% on RED™ in-flight purchases
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Old Jan 4, 14, 12:22 am
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Yeah!

So excited for the new card. I especially like the free checked bag for up to TWO people and the $150 off companion fare.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 10:24 am
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With the old VX Barclay Visa, the companion fare was $150 for any ticket (correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember paying more than $150 for a companion).
Now it's $150 OFF a ticket? Seems like a downgrade to me.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by teo24 View Post
With the old VX Barclay Visa, the companion fare was $150 for any ticket (correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember paying more than $150 for a companion).
Now it's $150 OFF a ticket? Seems like a downgrade to me.
It was $150 off any ticket.

Use the promo code ABCDEFG to book Virgin America roundtrip flights for two with a 14-day advance purchase, and take $150 off your plus one’s fare. Grab seats by May 17, 2014 and make your escape by May 31, 2014
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Old Jan 4, 14, 12:45 pm
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Comenity....?

Seriously, could VX have gone any lower in choosing a new partner?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by LarkSFO View Post
Comenity....?

Seriously, could VX have gone any lower in choosing a new partner?
What do you know about this bank? All I hear are people pissing and moaning about BofA, Chase, Citibank, etc.

What particularly is "low" about this partner?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
What do you know about this bank? All I hear are people pissing and moaning about BofA, Chase, Citibank, etc.

What particularly is "low" about this partner?
They're the issuer of a butt-load of the store credit cards, Victoria's Secret, Express, etc. If you can think of the store chances are Comenity is the bank. Comenity issues these store credit cards with insane APRs. They don't have 24-hour telephone customer service. And they are notorious for adding "account protector" to your account without your knowledge.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by bvan View Post
They're the issuer of a butt-load of the store credit cards, Victoria's Secret, Express, etc. If you can think of the store chances are Comenity is the bank. Comenity issues these store credit cards with insane APRs. They don't have 24-hour telephone customer service. And they are notorious for adding "account protector" to your account without your knowledge.
I'm sure they will be awful with disputes and unauthorized transactions. VX really should have taken a less sweet deal with a more legitimate bank. I mean how bad could their offer from AMEX have been?
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Old Jan 4, 14, 2:11 pm
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If the experience is going to really be this bad, I'm considering going back to the Barclay Arrival and signing up as a new holder to get the 40k miles (plus 10% when I cash in)
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Old Jan 4, 14, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by teo24 View Post
If the experience is going to really be this bad, I'm considering going back to the Barclay Arrival and signing up as a new holder to get the 40k miles (plus 10% when I cash in)
Do both...

But, if you are a cautious person by nature, wait a little while to hear others experiences before signing up for a co-branded store card, wait, I mean the new VX partner credit card from comenity.
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