New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money on Travel

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I’ve written about how you can earn statement credits for hotel stays and shopping with Visa SavingsEdge.  But did you know there’s also a free mobile app?

I downloaded the new Visa SavingsEdge app on my phone to see how it works and if it could help you save money!

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

Find Out If You Should Download the New Visa SavingsEdge App!

What’s Visa SavingsEdge?

Link:   Sign-up for Visa SavingsEdge

With Visa SavingsEdge you earn cash back at certain hotels, restaurants, and auto stores, with a registered Visa business card such as:

  • Chase Ink Cash
  • Chase Ink Plus
  • US Bank Club Carlson Business

Once you register your Visa business card for FREE you will automatically get the statement credit when you use your card at a participating location.  You can check out the full list of discounts you can get with Visa SavingsEdge.  But let’s take a look at how you can save on travel with this program!

1.   Hotels

You can save 5% when you book directly with a qualifying US hotel including:

Note:  Only the cost of your room is eligible for the discount.  You will NOT receive a 5% statement credit for restaurant, bar, or shop charges.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

With Visa SavingsEdge You Can Save 5% on Your Stay and Float the Day Away in the Pool at the Ramada West Palm Beach Airport

You’ll save another 2% when you use your Chase Ink Bold (no longer available) or Chase Ink Plus card!  That’s because Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on hotel stays booked directly with the hotel.

2.   Gas Stations

In the mood for a road trip?  You can save 1% at Chevron and Texaco gas stations in the continental US.  You’ll also get 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards  (or 2% cash back) points on gas with the Chase Ink Bold (no longer available),  Chase Ink Plus, and Chase Ink Cash cards.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

Get a 1% Statement Credit and Another 2% Cash Back When You Pay With Your Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, or Chase Ink Card

3.   Car Rentals

With Visa SavingsEdge you’ll also save 4% on the base rate when you spend $100 or more on a US car rental (reserved 24 hours in advance) from:

  • Alamo – call 800-462-5266 or book online to get the discount
  • National – call 800-227-7368 or book online to get the discount
New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

Visa SavingsEdge Can Save You 4% on Your Next Car Rental From Alamo or National

But you’re likely to save more money on car rentals with  the tips in my car rental series.

4.   Dining

If you’re looking for a place to eat, you can save 1% on $40 or more at Red Robin and 2% on $50 or more at Buca di Beppo.  With the Chase Ink Cash card you’ll save an additional 2% at restaurants.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

You Bring the Appetite, Visa SavingsEdge Will Bring the Discounts

The New Visa SavingsEdge App

Link:   Visa SavingsEdge iPhone App

Link:   Visa SavingsEdge Android App

You can download the Visa SavingsEdge app onto your iPhone or Android mobile device.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

Find Visa SavingsEdge Locations Nearby With the New App

When you open the app you will see 1 featured deal, which appears to be the closest place to save.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

There Are 3 Ways to Search in the App

To get started you can pull up a list of all the places in your area where you can save with Visa SavingsEdge by clicking the “What’s Near Me” button or entering your zip code.

Or if you’re looking for a specific item, use the keyword search to find a Visa SavingsEdge discount.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

By Entering Keyword “Car” I Get a List of the Nearest Rental Car and Gas Stations Where I Can Earn a Statement Credit

There is a map feature to get an idea of the location.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

But There’s No Way to Get Directions From the App

So it’s easier to use the GPS on your phone.

Is This a Useful Tool?

Personally, I don’t plan on keeping the app on my phone.  That’s because I register my cards with Visa SavingsEdge in case I happen to make a purchase that will earn a discount, but I don’t search for places to save in my area.

Plus, I find it easier to just use the list of participating retailers on their website.  Then use the GPS on my phone to find a nearby location.

New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money On Travel

I Find It Easier to Use the List of Merchants on the Visa SavingsEdge Website

That said, the app is free, so it doesn’t hurt to try it out and see if it might be useful for you!

Bottom Line

With Visa SavingsEdge you can get statement credits when you make purchases at participating retailers.  There is a new app for iPhone and Android that will help you find locations nearby.

I register my Visa business cards with this program because it’s free and it’s a nice surprise to get additional savings if I happen to make a purchase at Visa SavingsEdge retailer.  So I don’t plan on using the app to find places to shop, eat, or stay.

That said, for folks on a road trip and looking for a budget hotel, the app could remind you to use your enrolled Visa business card to save 5% at places like Days Inn and Ramada.

What do you think of the new Visa SavingsEdge app?

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One response to “New Visa SavingsEdge App Could Save You Money on Travel

  1. One of those “might as well” things that isn’t going to save people much money unless they change their spending habits. Great if you stay at a lot of discount motels, I guess.