FoundersCard Celebrates Eight Years, Offers New Members Discounted Membership Rate

Oct 13, 2017

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Update 10/25/17 5:00pm ET: This limited-time offer is ending on October 31. You have until then to lock in this preferred membership rate of $295 + waived initiation fee when you prepay for your first two years.


FoundersCard is celebrating its eighth anniversary, and new members can reap the benefits. To highlight FoundersCard and the benefits it offers, the company is offering a limited-time discounted membership rate to celebrate its anniversary. If you sign up for FoundersCard by the end of October, you’ll be able to take advantage of a preferred membership rate of $295 when you prepay for your first two years, as well as the waived initiation fee.

Normally, the annual membership fee is $595 — so you’ll be saving $300 per year with this offer. The card now has more than 25,000 members and an ever-expanding list of benefits.

Some of our favorite FoundersCard perks include complimentary access to JetDeals with JetSmarter, which allow you to purchase last-minute seats on private jets. Other travel-related perks from FoundersCard include three months of complimentary Marriott Gold status (and therefore SPG Gold status) with the option to maintain it through February 2019. You’ll also get complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status through March 2019 — a perk we value at $980.

In addition, the card has exclusive benefits with a number of airlines, such as preferred pricing or status challenges. You’ll find some kind of benefit with airlines such as JetBlue, American, Cathay Pacific, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Emirates. Benefits also extend to rental car companies like Hertz, Sixt and Silvercar. Dozens of other travel benefits range from complimentary CLEAR memberships to access to FoundersCard’s private member hotel program, which has nice properties like the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok.

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a member of FoundersCard’s private member hotel program.

FoundersCard can definitely help you save big on travel expenses. For example, a standard CLEAR membership costs $179 — and FoundersCard members get it for free for six months. If you’ve debated signing up for FoundersCard in the past, through the end of the month, you’ll get one of the lowest rates on a membership we’ve seen. If you prepay for two years up front, you’ll lock in the reduced membership rate of $295 annually. To get the preferred rate, be sure to enroll on this page by using the code TPG295. Act soon, as this offer won’t last long.

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