This Actually Exists: the Saturday Night Live MasterCard (4x on Saturdays)

Via pfdigest, this actually exists: the Saturday Night Live MasterCard from Comenity Bank (which also issues the Virgin America card).

The signup bonus? An “exclusive SNL™ leather wallet” after $500 in spend within 180 days.

The card earns double points on entertainment and 4x on entertainment purchases on Saturdays. According to pfdigest, entertainment includes

    airlines, amusement Parks, art dealers, bakeries, casinos/gambling, cable, cruises, restaurants, hotels, movies, record stores, transportation, and video rental.

It’s unclear what the points are worth, however. I’d bet not a lot (some amount not to exceed a penny per point I’d imagine, once the rewards catalog becomes accessible).

This is an amazing card that’s been in the works for years. Although I always expected that the co-brand would be issued by the First CityWide Bank of Change.

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  1. Why would Saturday Night Live promote an affinity card that bonuses entertainment spend on Saturdays, which is effectively its own competition? This Saturday — take a flight, go out to dinner, see a movie, gamble with your friends — do whatever you want so long as you don’t stay home and watch Saturday Night Live on TV!

  2. CHA, I can’t tell at this point. The rewards site isn’t functional so we can’t tell how much a point is worth, plus Comenity won’t say on its website what counts as “entertainment”. The list of categories that qualify come from a customer service rep. It *could* be 4x on airfare, but who knows.

  3. Nice card review, but you forgot to ask one crucial question: does it work as a floor wax AND a dessert topping?

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