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Old April 6th, 2002, 04:04 PM
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Default Carnival Total Rewards Card Worth It?

I'm wondering if any cruisers out there have a Carnival Master Card where the money spent throughout the year earns points towards a cruise. Since we average a Carnival cruise yearly it seems like it could be worth it. I just called 7 numbers beginning with the ones posted on Carnival's web site and still can't get good info. I know you earn 1 point for each $1 spent but how does that equate towards a cruise. After dialing 7 different numbers and talking with 4 people (3 were automated), I was told that that information would be provided to me after I opened an account.

Anyone have a card? Is it worth it for you? Thanks everyone!
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Old April 6th, 2002, 09:15 PM
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Yes we have a Carnival master card. We have received two $500 certificates in the past 4 years. But both of those were with a different bank. Carnival switched to a different bank last year. The new bank is Capital One. For each dollar spent you receive one point. We have the new card and are earning points. We just used the last certificate on a cruise in March. We made the best deal we could and then when we paid the deposit presented the certificate and an additional $500 was taken off. My wife and I feel it is well worth it. Bob
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Old April 7th, 2002, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Carnival Total Rewards Card Worth It?

We began with the original program, which gave 4% return toward a cruise, and earned $1,500.00 toward Carnival cruises.

The new program, of one point per dollar spent, takes 23,000 points for each $500.00. Though less than 2% return we have already earned and used $500.00 towards a cruise last January. and just reached $1,000.00 towards a seven day cruise this November. Our goal is to let the points pay for this cruise, which it should.

If you cruise often you might as well use a card that will help pay for part or all of it.
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Old April 7th, 2002, 07:59 AM
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We too had the old card and now have the new card. With the old card, we got $500 off our cruise in March and are getting $500 off our cruise in May. While the old card got you rewards quicker (4%), it had limitations on how much you could get each year (we ended up getting two cards, one in my name and one in my wife's name).

With the new card, you accumulate slower (a little more than 2%), but there does not seem to be limits. We end up charging just about everything including our cruises (and of course chips in the casino on the cruise). We are already over $1000 off a cruise on the new card and am heading for $2000!

Barry
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Old April 9th, 2002, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Carnival Total Rewards Card Worth It?

Thank you everyone for your helpful responses. We filled out the ap today so we will be on our way towards earning points. I was told by someone at Capitol One that you can accumulate your points for five years. Hopefully, I'll receive a packet of info as promised. Thanks so much for your input.
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