Standard Bank World Citizen Card

As a frequent traveler and someone who refuses to spend money on things like high foreign interest rates and monthly fees.

It’s important for me to have a credit card that’s not only affordable but perfect for my lifestyle hence I will always opt for Travel credit cards.

Travel credit cards offer an opportunity to earn free points and miles, sign-up bonuses, loyalty points, special discounts, and more. By using your credit card(s) wisely you can get tons of free or discounted air tickets, hotel rooms, and vacations.

So when Standard Bank invited me to be part of their local “Amazing Race”-type competition dubbed #DiscoverYourNext campaign, I was more than excited to learn about their new World Citizen Credit Card.

Discover Your Next Adventure

The day started with breakfast at Standard Bank’s headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg, where Head of Card Issuing – Retail, Israel Skosana shared that “Whether you’re traveling for business, leisure or even ‘bleisure”, the World Citizen Credit Card can ensure everything goes smoothly, facilitating the steps needed to reach your ‘next’. ”

They paired four bloggers/influencers with Standard Bank’s social media competition, “What’s Your Next?” winners and we had to complete an Amazing race challenge from Johannesburg to Cape  Town for 24 hours.

#DiscoverYourNext Challenge

Standard Bank: World Citizen Card

Challenge #1

We had to make our way to OR Tambo International Airport via Gautrain to board a flight to Cape Town.

Challenge #2

Upon arrival in the Mother City, we were handed another clue which required us to find a Hertz Car Rental where we were given a license plate and we had to run around in the parking lot looking for our cars.

Challenge #3

We proceeded to Cape Town CBD to find a Standard Bank “What’s Your Next” Billboard on a popular street that starts with “L”. After driving up and down Long Street four times, we realised the Billboard was on Loop Street.

Challenge #4

We then proceeded to Table Mountain (one of the new 7 wonders of Nature) where we used our credit cards to buy tickets for the cableway as our next clue was on the mountain. We were running around the mountain trying to find the clue.

Challenge #5

Our next challenge was to find the Cape Town Lodge Hotel. After getting lost and having to deal with traffic, I was convinced we were the last team but fortunately Lehlogonolo and I (Team Citizen) were the second team to arrive.

My friend and challenge winner, Michael Cost shared a video on his YouTube page:

Who qualifies for World Citizen Credi Card

  • Must earn R 25 000.00 per month or more
  • Must be over the age of 18 years of age
  • Valid South African ID card or green book or passport if you are not a South African citizen

World Citizen Card by Standard Bank

Perhaps the easiest way to determine whether signing up for a card is worth it is by sizing up the perks that come with it. Here are the benefits of the World Citizen Credit Card from Standard Bank: 

  • Up to 25% off Emirates Flights.
  • Access to Bidvest airport lounges and over 800 international Loungekey airport lounges. (24 annual visits to these lounges.)
  • Up to 15% off Hertz car rentals.
  • Free comprehensive travel insurance when you book a flight with the World Citizen card, which includes:
    • Cover for baggage loss (up to USD3 000), baggage delay (up to USD300), and trip cancellation (up to USD7 500).
    • Cover for baggage loss (up to USD3 000), baggage delay (up to USD300), and trip cancellation (up to USD7 500).
    • Personal accident insurance: up to USD500 000
    • ATM robbery insurance: if you are robbed of your cash within 15 minutes of withdrawal, or forced to withdraw money from an ATM.
    • Purchase protection: purchases you make are protected in case of theft or accidental damage up to 90 days from the date of purchase with a cover of up to USD3 000 per claim
    • Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation: up to USD500 000
    • Medical emergency expenses: up to USD500 000
    • Daily in-hospital cash benefit: USD100 per day
  • Mind-blowing accommodation benefits:

Enjoy exclusive benefits and amenities at some of the world’s finest hotels, such as: The Starwood Group, Raffles Fairmont, Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

To take advantage of the above, simply go to the MasterCard For You app, click on Lifestyle, browse Gold Status Discounts and Exclusive Spa Offers at Hotels.

As someone who travels often, my favorite feature is the discounted flights as that’s what I spend most of my money on.

My least favorite feature is that you only have access to lounges 24 times per annum. Overall, I would recommend the World Citizen Credit Card to frequent travelers.

To learn more about the World Citizen Credit Card, visit www.standardbank.co.za

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