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Luxury Card™ Mastercard® Gold Card™

Luxury Card™ Mastercard® Gold Card™ review

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Interest Rate: Purchases
14.99% (Variable)
Balance Transfer
14.99% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
1 point
Signup Bonus

Informr score
The Luxury Card™ Mastercard® Gold Card™ currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Patented 24K-gold-plated front and carbon back—weighing 22 grams.
  • 2% value for airfare redemptions with no blackout dates or seat restrictions. 2% value for cash back redemptions. Earn one point for every one dollar spent.
  • 24/7 Luxury Card Concierge®—available by phone, email and live mobile chat. Reach out to manage tasks big and small.
  • Exclusive Luxury Card Travel® benefits—average value of $500 per stay (e.g., amenities, room upgrades and complimentary food and beverages) at over 3,000 properties.
  • Annual Airline Credit—up to $200 in statement credits toward flight-related purchases including airline tickets, baggage fees, upgrades and more. Up to a $100 application fee credit for the cost of TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry.
  • Enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select with access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide with no guest limit.
  • Cell phone protection for eligible claims of up to $1,000 each year. Plus Lyft credits, ShopRunner membership, Fandango perks and more.
  • Annual Fee: $995 ($295 for each Authorized User). Terms and conditions apply.

What's bad

  • High Annual Fee
  • No signup bonus
  • Low rewards rate
  • High fee for each authorized user

Am I eligible?

Luxury Card™ Mastercard® Gold Card™ is typically available to those with good credit scores (650 or greater).
To get this card, you must also:
Yes Be a permanent or temporary resident of USA

Note: This information is only intended as a guide. The final decision is up to the bank and your application could still be rejected even if you can answer 'Yes' to all the minimum criteria above. Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Mastercard Gold Card is worth considering for its high 2% redemption rate, which puts it a cut above competitor cards. While the rewards rate you earn with the card isn't exactly stunning, those points can go farther when you redeem them for airfare or cash back.

- Rebecca Lake, MyBankTracker

Constructed of 24K-gold-plated stainless steel and carbon, the Mastercard Gold Card is heavy both physically and financially, with a jaw-dropping $995 annual fee. While it provides some premium benefits and credits and has a 0% APR offer, its rewards aren’t commensurate with its lofty annual fee and...

- Lance Cothern, Investopedia
Credit Card Insider

The Mastercard Gold Card is a pricy premium credit card with solid travel benefits and an underwhelming rewards program. The card doesn’t quite measure up to some of its less-expensive competitors, but if you love to travel and desperately want a gold-plated credit card, this is an option.

- Brendan Harkness, Credit Card Insider
Money Crashers

This is an excellent card for very frequent travelers with ample budgets, a penchant for high-touch service and convenience, and a desire to earn rewards on all eligible purchases, every day.

- Brian Martucci, Money Crashers

The Mastercard® Gold Card™ has a lot of valuable perks, but they’re simply not enough to justify the card’s $995 annual fee. Other travel rewards credit cards charge $500 or less per year and offer many of the same benefits. If you only travel once or twice per year, go with a travel rewards card wi...

- Kailey Fralick, Cardcruncher


Interest Rates
Regular APR Interest Rate 14.99% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Balance Transfer Interest Rate 14.99% (Variable) (0% for the first 15 months)
  • Intro rate applies on balances transferred within the first 45 days of account opening.
  • This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
Cash Advance Interest Rate 25.24% (Variable)

This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Rates & Fees
Annual Fee $995.00

$295 for each Authorized User added to the account

Balance Transfer Fee 3%

Minimum of $5

Cash Advance Fee 5%

Minimum of $10

Foreign Transaction Fee $0.00
Over Limit Fee $0.00
Late Payment Fee $39.00

Up to $39 (the amount of the fee varies by state, see below)

Sign up bonus No
All Purchases 1 point per $1 spent

Terms and conditions apply.

Restaurants No
Gas No
Groceries No
Hotels No
Travel No
Pharmacy No
Bills No
Additional Details
  • 2% Value for Airfare Redemptions
  • 2% Value for Cash Back Redemptions
Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes

$295 for each Authorized User added to the account

Travel Accident Insurance Yes
Car Rental Insurance Yes
Car Rental Discount No
Extended Warranty No
Purchase Protection No
Zero Liability Yes
No Foreign Transaction Fees Yes
Emergency Assistance Yes
Concierge Service Yes
Price Protection No
Fraud Protection Yes
Free Credit Scores No
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Additional Benefits
  • Up to $200 Annual Airline Credit
  • $100 Global Entry & TSA Pre✓® Application Credit
  • Exclusive Luxury Card Travel® benefits (e.g., amenities, room upgrades and complimentary food and beverages).
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select
  • Luxury Gift Program
  • Members-Only Luxury Magazine
  • Luxury Card Experiences®
  • Luxury Card App
  • Fulfillment Kit
  • Create a Boxed account and use your Luxury Card World Elite Mastercard to earn 5% cash rewards on eligible Boxed orders for use on future purchases.
  • Get $10 Lyft credit when you enroll and take 5 eligible rides in a month.
  • Receive free 2-day shipping and free return shipping on eligible purchases when you sign up for a complimentary ShopRunner membership
  • Get rewarded even faster on eligible purchases when you join Fandango VIP. Earn double the points for the tickets you buy with your Luxury Card World Elite Mastercard, 250 points per ticket. Rack up 500 points and earn a $5 VIP + reward.
  • 10% discount on eligible onefinestay bookings.
  • Mastercard ID Theft Protection
  • Cellular Telephone Protection
  • Travel Assistance
  • Baggage Delay Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption
  • Mastercard® Priceless®
Minimum Security Deposit $0
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Personal Income
Temporary Residents No
Additional comments

Late Payment Fee:  Up to $39  (Up to $15 for residents of Iowa at time of account opening).

Terms & Conditions Official Terms & Conditions
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