I just received an e-mail today from Sun Country inviting me to apply for their new Visa rewards credit card. The signup bonus is 40,000 miles after only spending $500 within 3 months. 40,000 miles sounds like a lot, but it only gets you 1 round trip ticket, maybe 1 and 1/2. For instance, I just searched for a reward flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas in August and it would take 27,000 points round trip. That only leaves me with 12,500 points left. Possibly enough for a 1-way ticket to Chicago. I can’t tell though, because Sun Country’s website always seems to break on me after I do 1 search or login once. Another reason why I can’t stand Sun Country’s site. I’ve complained to them before, but of course that doesn’t do much.
It doesn’t look like there’s an annual fee, which is a good thing. However, you’ll earn:
- 1x points on everyday purchases.
- 2x points on Sun Country purchases
- 4x points on any in flight purchases.
The points are OK. 4x points on in flight purchases sounds great, but really how much do you spend on an in flight purchase?
On top of all of this, Sun Country is a limited airline. They only go to so many destinations. I would much rather have the Southwest credit card over this Sun Country credit card if I had to choose one. Living in the Minneapolis area, both airlines are pretty dominant at the Humphrey terminal.
Unless you fly Sun Country a lot, I would probably pass on this credit card. The only reason why I would get it is if I could afford to take an inquiry on my credit history and I wanted a free flight somewhere Sun Country flies to. However, since I’m a credit card enthusiast, I’m going to save up my inquiries for credit cards with more rewarding signup bonus offers.