Why Black Cards Are Great for Travel

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In a perfect world, we’d all have never-ending amounts of cash. When we traveled around the world, we’d be able to drop however much money we needed to do everything we wanted to do. 

Unfortunately, unless you’re someone like Jeff Bezos, you’re operating with a budget when you go on vacation. You don’t have an endless amount of money, and while you want to travel in luxury and live the high life, you have to be careful not to overspend. There are bills waiting for you back home, after all.

The good news is that it’s actually possible to experience the high-end world of luxury when you travel without breaking the bank.

Take our word for it: When we set off on trips around the globe, we make sure to pack a SELECT Black Card in our wallets. 

SELECT is one-of-a-kind. They curate a private membership community that gives people like you access to unique events, massive discounts, and other incredible perks at must-see destinations around the world. More specifically, CEO Carlo Cisco calls SELECT a “service that turns any existing credit or debit card into a black card that provides access to exclusive events, insider pricing, and VIP perks at thousands of different locations around the globe.” 

With the premier Black Card in your hand, you’ll be ready to see, taste, and experience some of the best of what the world has to offer. 

Still wondering whether you should give the SELECT Black Card a try? Here are five reasons why you won’t want to go on your next trip without one.


1. The hotel rates and benefits are stellar

The SELECT Black Card gives you access to incredible discounts at upwards of 1.3 million hotels around the world. In fact, you might even be able to save as much as 60% by taking advantage of the unpublished rates that SELECT negotiates exclusively for their members.

Members can enjoy hefty discounts and other benefits at hotels like The Standard in Miami Beach; Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin; The Pierre in New York; Huka Lodge in New Zealand; and the Royal Palm Hotel in the Galapagos. 


2. Dining and nightlife deals you won’t forget anytime soon

If you’re like us, one of your favorite things to do on your jaunts is trying new restaurants. With exclusive partnerships with some of the premier dining establishments the world has to offer, SELECT’s Black Card has you covered here, too.

Enjoy things like free rounds of cocktails, 20% off dinner, and a round of wine and dessert that’s on the house. Some places you might want to reserve a table at include Blackbarn in New York City’s Flatiron District (15% off plus a complimentary round of wine and a visit from the chef to customize an off-menu side dish); Maple & Ash in Chicago (complimentary round of cocktails with a purchase of an entree); and Katsuya in LA (complimentary round of cocktails and 20% off the bill).


3. Special pricing for sporting events, concerts, activities, and more

Wherever you’re headed, you’re likely going to try to experience some of the more exciting events in the area. Whether you’re in the mood for a sporting event, concert, movie, or other similar activity, SELECT can help you stretch out your cash.

With SELECT, you can enjoy up to 25% off tickets to certain NFL games (e.g., Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, LA Rams, Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets,). Other perks include up to 50% off at Six Flags, up to 40% off at AMC Theatres, and up to 10% off Brooklyn Nets tickets.


4. Premier deals on lifestyle brands 

SELECT also has you covered when it comes to things like fashion, retail, health and wellness, and beauty.

On any trip, you need to look your best, and SELECT members will, with perks like a 15% Brooks Brothers discount, a 35% VIDA discount, and a 20% BB Lifestyle discount. You can stuff all of those clothes in well-made Tumi luggage, which you can fetch with a 60% discount. Buying a car to take you from Point A to Point B? You can even save money here, too, since SELECT offers perks like 5% of MSRP for Lexus cars, dealer invoice pricing for BMWs, and 6% off Land Rovers.

Not too shabby, eh?


5. The SELECT concierge

SELECT also offers a must-have feature for travelers who want a little extra assistance: a high-touch concierge service.

Members can access the SELECT concierge online or via the company’s mobile app. The service can help you take care of a slew of tasks, including booking hotels and restaurants and grabbing tickets to an event. They’ll even make personalized recommendations for activities you might be of interest in whatever neck of the woods you find yourself.

Suffice it to say that having live chat in the palm of your hand is definitely a useful travel perk.

Add it all up, and it’s easy to see how SELECT has reimagined what credit cards should be to the point that all of this might sound too good to be true. But take our word for it: It isn’t, they deliver.

For more information on the SELECT Black Card and how it can transform your experiences the next time you travel, check this out.

  • Kyle Maltz, COO & Partner

    Kyle’s an adventure loving Seattleite who’s busy skiing or traveling the world when he’s not helping DFC move mountains. His favorite trips have been to Thailand, Turks and Caicos, and Costa Rica. Kyle stays busy connecting us with some of the best brands in the world and working on new ways for DFC to be the best in the business for helping travelers explore more and pay less. Kyle oversees daily operations and growth strategy for Dollar Flight Club, including the Flight Alerts product as well as the media publishing side of the business.

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