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Taking a cruise can be a pricey vacation. But if you happen to own a Carnival World MasterCard, you can reduce the cost of your next cruise by at least a little bit.
Cardholders receive 5,000 bonus rewards points once they make their initial purchase with the Carnival World MasterCard. If they transfer an existing credit card balance to the card, they’ll receive an additional 5,000 bonus points. Those combined 10,000 bonus points are good for $100 off a Carnival cruise.
This card comes with no annual fee and a two-tiered rewards program. You’ll receive two FunPoints — the name Carnival gives to its rewards points — for every dollar that you charge on Carnival Cruise Line purchases. You’ll earn one FunPoint for every dollar that you charge for all other purchases.
Once you’ve earned enough FunPoints, you can redeem them for dollars off on your next cruise.
The generous bonus points offer is not unusual today. Credit card companies recognize that the economy is bad, and that consumers are cutting back on discretionary purchases. Nothing is more discretionary than is taking a cruise. It’s little surprise, then, that credit card companies are doing whatever they can — including providing a hefty amount of bonus rewards points — to encourage consumers to use their cards and book those pricey vacations.
For consumers, this is good news. Bonus offers such as the one offered by the Carnival World MasterCard can help ease the financial burden of having some fun.