Last month, City National Bank updated the benefits of their Crystal Visa card to include a $30 credit to GroundLink. I decided to figure out how this all worked, and in doing so, I stumbled across these links:
Once you enter your Visa Signature/Infinite card details into the corresponding link above, you then log into your GroundLink account, and the respective credit ($20 or $30 depending on card type) will be added to your balance. What I figured out but did not expect is that you can do this for every Visa Signature/Infinite card you have and load them all into the same account. I was able to do this 25 times before I ran out of credit cards and now have over $500 of GroundLink credit. All of my personal Visa Signature and Infinite cards worked (i.e. not business). All authorized user cards worked as long as they had unique card numbers. It did not matter that their cardholder names did not match the name on my GroundLink account.
GroundLink does have a referral program by which both the referrer and referee receive a $25 credit, so you will want to do this too.
You can of course choose to use someone else’s referral if you don’t want to use mine.
The terms for these credits seem to indicate various restrictions such as not being to combine credits, having to use the specific credit card that the credit came from, etc., but as far as I can tell, none of this is actually enforced, and I have a single combined GroundLink credit in my account. I tried a test booking of over $100 on the website, and it allowed me to pay for my entire reservation with my credit balance.
For completeness’ sake, here is the full list of credit cards that I was able to confirm do work, but I’d be fairly surprised if anyone finds a personal Visa Signature/Infinite card that doesn’t:
- Alliant Cashback
- Bank of America Premium Rewards
- Bank of America Travel Rewards
- CapitalOne VentureOne Rewards
- Chase Freedom
- Chase Freedom Unlimited
- Chase Hyatt
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier
- Chase United MileagePlus Explorer
- Citi Costco Anywhere
- City National Crystal
- Club Carlson Premier Rewards
- Fidelity Rewards
- Priceline.com Rewards
- U.S. Bank Cash+
I tried three business cards that did not work: Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, and Club Carlson Business Rewards.