FoundersCard is a paid membership service that offers a variety of discounts and benefits targeted to small business owners. In theory. Really, a lot of the perks can be used by almost anyone, especially since many relate to travel. One example is a 5% discount on JetBlue tickets purchased through the FoundersCard portal. This previously applied only to economy tickets but can now be used for JetBlue’s premium Mint cabin, as well. That’s a great deal since Mint is already one of the less expensive premium cabin options for transcontinental travel.
Other travel benefits include Total Rewards Diamond status at Caesars Hotels & Casinos and a variety of discounts and bonuses with American Airlines, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, and Marriott Rewards. My friends at TravelZork have a detailed description, or you can sign up for their mailing list and FoundersCard will actually send you a benefits list.
While FoundersCard does seem to offer a variety of travel benefits, I still haven’t found one compelling enough to sign up. It seems too much like one of those neighborhood coupon books: great if you keep it on the counter and remember to use all the discounts, but also easy enough to stuff in a drawer and forget. Will you really turn a profit?
Bottom line, they do seem to have some decent offers. I just don’t fly JetBlue because their network doesn’t serve my travel patterns, and most of the other travel perks I might use are already available to me elsewhere. If you think you would use it, then consider signing up. Although the standard rate is $595 per year, I was recently targeted for these discounted offers through November 11:
- $495 annual rate, promo code: VIPSPX495
- $395 annual rate (two years prepaid), promo code: VIPSPX395