Posted by William Charles on February 2, 2017
Credit Cards

Published on February 2nd, 2017 | by William Charles

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NASA FCU Star Trek Card Offering 50,000 Point Bonus Again

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive a sign up bonus of 50,000 points after $5,000 in spend within 90 days on the Star Trek credit card issued by NASA Federal Credit Union

star trek bonus

Card Details

  • Cards earn at the following rates:
    • 3x points on purchases at Startrek.com
    • 2x points on gas purchases
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • Annual fee of $39 (not waived first year)
  • No balance transfer fee and balance transfer APRs starting at 7.9%
  • APRs starting at 10.15% (7.9% for balance transfers)
  • Points can be redeemed for exclusive rewards and experiences
  • Four Star Trek card designs to choose from
  • Free Experian FICO Score

How Much Are Points Worth?

You can view how much points are worth here. Basically 1¢ towards travel or 0.704¢ for cash.

 

Our Verdict

You need to be a member to be able to apply and they do a hard pull when you join. That means if you’re not already a member two hard pulls will be done to get this card (no idea if they are combined or not). They have offered this 50,000 point bonus in the past, the standard offer is 10,000 points but with the lower spend requirement of $500.

Hat tip to reader David M



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paul
paul

The T&C are written in Klingon

Dave
Dave

Good – maybe that 5k spend equals 2k here on Earth. Yikes!

Stvr
Stvr

“It’s a trap!!!”

a
a

Wrong franchise…

The Value Traveler

Dammit…im a doctor of credit Jim…not a churner!

Tom
Tom

Howdy doc. They don’t actually have a 2% card anymore. It is now a 1.5% on everything card without the yearly redemption restriction.

themanwhocan
themanwhocan

NASA doesn’t have a 2% card anymore, they switched the cash back card to a normal 1.5% cash back.

Jake
Jake

I’m half tempted to get this card because the federation logo card looks cool but it is so useless I can’t quite justify it.

Jake
Jake

It is also worth noting that this has no foreign transaction fees, though I still can’t figure how anyone can get value out of it with a $39 annual fee.

Steven F
Steven F

I don’t have this card but I’m tempted to apply. I also found this on their website –

https://www.nasafcu.com/img/advantage/newStarTrekRewards.html

“Your Star Trek™ Credit Card Program is getting even better! Your new program enhancements will include improved reward options, card-linked bonus points and popular name-brands to choose from. You’ll even have access to a new Star Trek Rewards Site and a new Credit Card Account Management Tool that you can use right within eBranch. Check out the details below: ”

“BETTER REWARDS
In addition to travel with no black-out dates, you will have new rewards options, including more brand-name merchandise, gift cards, charitable donations – and cash back.”

Looks like they changed their rewards program late last year. Travel, gift cards and cash back? I’d LOVE to see some of the redemption costs.

E Dantes
E Dantes

Yes, me too. Any knowledge anyone has here on how valuable those rewards actually are would be greatly appreciated!

Love these lesser known-about cards. Feels like snagging a secret.

Steven F
Steven F

I applied for membership. Email response said it would be manually reviewed and I would be contacted in 3-5 business days. I’ll post back after membership is approved and I apply for the card.

Brendan
Brendan

Hi Doc,

After calling the bank the rewards are worth 1 cent per point when redeeming for flights

Stephen
Stephen

I couldn’t find any reliable info. I contacted the website via the chat and they provided me with a phone # for rewards. The contact person had a different name than NASA FCU but they said a $100 GC (0.25c/p) would be 40,000 points. This seems to significantly contradict the 0.91c/p figure given in the past, which makes me think no one really knows what is going on within.

Trevor
Trevor

Found this website. (Have the cash reward card and tried changing the name til I found this one)

https://startrekrewards.nasafcu.com//login.php

Has a view sample reward link.

$50 Cash = 7,100 points
$100 Cash = 14,200 points

jf
jf

hmmm nasa used to always be SP. even to get a CC…

Don L

That’s interesting.

Will, our one data point on NASA FCU says – soft pull:

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/bank-accounts/is-opening-a-bank-account-a-soft-or-hard-pull/#NASA_Federal_Credit_Union

You pulling the HP idea from another source?

onsale
onsale

Other than the artwork on the card, this doesn’t seem that good of a deal.

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