Credit card rewards programs on premium cards often have exclusive, limited-time offers for cardholders. American Express, Visa Signature, MasterCard WorldPoints, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi Private Pass offer access to special events, preferred-seating tickets to concerts, or exotic vacations. Here are some of the current offers in the rewards programs.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Promotional photo of man and woman at Epcot

Program: Chase

Event: Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase

Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Cost: Varies depending on event

Event dates: Sept. 19-Nov. 10, 2014

Details: This Food & Wine Festival offers dozens of events, including celebrity chefs’ cooking demonstrations, 25 global marketplaces, fine-dining events, concerts, dessert party and access to the Chase Lounge. Among the features:

  • International Marketplaces: try cuisine from Africa, Australia, and Belgium through Scotland, Singapore and South Korea.
  • New Experiences: Special reserved events such as “Food for Thought,” where you can join celebrity chefs for food talk and tasting; “Party for the Senses,” featuring Disney chefs from around the world; and “Experience Puerto Rico – The All-Star Island,” with cocktails and tasting stations.
  • Dozens of food seminars, demonstrations and talks
  • Play at Randall’s Island tennis facility Sportime
  • Eat to the Beat Concert series, including live performances by the Pointer Sisters, Christopher Cross, the Commodores, Boyz II Men and many others.

In-home Cooking Class with the Gourmandise School

Gourmandise School cooking class

Program: Citi Private Pass

Event: In-home Cooking Class with the Gourmandise School

Where: Los Angeles

Cost: $500

Event dates: Ongoing

Details: The Gourmandise School will send a chef to your home to prepare a romantic dinner for two or a friends and family dinner for four:

  • Choose from 10 different menus
  • All food is brought by the chef from local farmers markets.
  • Bottle of California wine from Venokado, the West Hollywood wine and gift store
  • Two- to three-hour experience, including one-and-a-half-hour cooking class.
  • Chef cleans up!

Priceless Moments Napa Valley Vineyard Experience

Image of vineyards

Program: MasterCard

Event: Napa Valley Vineyard Experience

Where: Napa Valley, Calif.

Cost: $8,500 for two

Event dates: Sept. 1-30, 2014

Details: Three-day getaway to Napa Valley at harvest time for two.

  • Welcome reception at the Vintage Inn, Yountville, Calif.
  • Lunch and wine-blending demonstration
  • Napa Valley dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant
  • Exclusive tour of Napa Valley and lunch overlooking vineyard
  • Private reception and dinner hosted by world-renowned winemaker

Morro Bay kayaking and hiking

 Man hiking sand dune near Morro Bay

Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Event: A Day of Kayaking, Hiking, and Feasting for Two

Where: Morro Bay, Calif.

Cost: 21,900 points or $219 on your Chase card

Event dates: Daily. Start time is 9 a.m.

Details: Take in the wonders of Morro Bay with a paddle in hand as you kayak your way through pristine waters. Your experience for two includes:

  • A 2-2 ½ hour kayak experience for two in a small group (maximum of 12 people per tour)
  • Exhilarating hike through the dunes with views of the Pacific Ocean
  • Gourmet picnic provided during the hike, complete with fine wines and locally brewed beers
  • All necessary equipment

Mini Baja Chase

 Dune buggy in the sand

Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Event: Mini Baja Chase for One

Where: Las Vegas Dunes Recreation Area, 17 miles northeast of Las Vegas, NV

Cost: 25,900 points or $259 on your Chase card

Event dates: Daily tours, with pick-ups happening hourly between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., daylight permitting

Details: Come take a fast-paced ride that you won't soon forget in a mini-Baja dune buggy racer. This experience includes

  • A 30-minute dune buggy experience for one person
  • Round-trip transportation to and from resorts on the Las Vegas Strip
  • All necessary equipment
  • Park entrance fee

Dig This!

chase bulldozer

Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Event: Dig This! An hour-and-a-half bulldozer drive

Where: Las Vegas

Cost: 28,800 points or $288 on your Chase card

Event date: Ongoing daily with openings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Details: With the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced instructors, you will be successfully operating a bulldozer in less than 10 minutes on a course that will take you through a series of activities where you will move mountains, dig trenches and test your hand-eye coordination by stacking rocks in a pyramid and so much more.

  • Participant must be at least 18 years of age
  • It is recommended to request bookings at least two weeks in advance
  • Subject to availability and inclement weather

Kapalua, HI


Program: Visa Signature

Event: Kapalua On-Going Benefits

Where: Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii

Cost: Discounts

Event date: Now through Jan. 1, 2015

Details: Benefits for golf, lodging and spa, including

  • Book tee times up to 60 days in advance for the Bay and Plantation courses
  • 10 percent discount on green and cart fees and registered guest rates
  • 10 percent discount on golf instruction
  • 15 percent discount at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua or Kapalua Villas
  • 10 percent discount on spa services at Ritz-Carlton Spa