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.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Ultimate Romance Tour

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Program: Citi Private Pass

Event: Monterey Bay Aquarium Ultimate Romance Tour

Where: Monterey, Calif.

Cost: $430 per couple

Event dates: Through May 31, 2014

Details: VIP experience includes:

  • Pre-visit assistance planning your visit
  • Admission for two with express entrance and prime parking
  • 90-minute personal, guided tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Reserved, priority seating at Cindy’s Waterfront restaurant and lunch for two

CC Sabathia Baseball ProCamp

Promotional image for CC Sabathia Baseball ProCamp

Program: Citi Private Pass

Event: CC Sabathia Baseball ProCamp

Where: Paramus, N.J.

Cost: $79

Event dates: June 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Details: Exclusive access to attend the CC Sabathia BaseballProCamp

  • Fans meet and work with New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia
  • Receive a limited-edition CC Sabathia Baseball ProCamp T-shirt
  • CC Sabathia autograph
  • Team photo with CC Sabathia

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

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

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Program: American Express By Invitation Only

Event: 140th Kentucky Derby

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.

Cost: $3,400 per person

Event dates: May 2-3, 2014 (tickets on sale for Platinum Card Members beginning Feb. 3, 2014)

Details: VIP experience at the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. Weekend includes:

  • View all races from a private Turf Suite
  • Priority access to Taste of the Derby
  • Exclusive tour of Churchill Downs during morning workouts
  • Paddock tour and chance to watch race from the trackside on Friday
  • Private dinner with “special guest” after Kentucky Oaks race
  • Access to the Winner’s Part and VIP lounge are with the Kentucky Derby champion

Orchid Evening with Pre-Party at New York Botanical Garden

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Program: MasterCard

Event: The Orchid Show

Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, N.Y.

Cost: $35

Event dates: April 5, 12, 18, 19, 2014

Details: Celebrate spring amid thousands of orchids.

  • MasterCard pre-party with champagne from 5:30 to 6:30
  • Orchid Evenings viewing with cocktails from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Special dinner offers at select restaurants on Arthur Avenue in the heart of the Bronx’s Little Italy

Snowkiting lesson

Photo of man snowkiting

Program: Inside Access from Chase

Event: Introductory Snowkiting Class for One

Where: Frisco, Colo. or Minneapolis, Minn.

Cost: 38,800 points or $388 on your Chase card for Frisco experience, 33,900 points or $339 on your Chase card in Minneapolis

Event dates: Most weekends during winter (subject to availability and inclement weather)

Details: Learn how to snowkite, a sport similar to kitesurfing but with the equipment used in skiing or snowboarding. 

  • Snow Kite lessons given on a private, flat-groomed surface
  • Kite and all required kite-boarding gear provided. Note that skis, snowboard and boots are not included; rentals are available

Guided Snowmobile Tour

Person snowmobiling

Program: Inside Access from Chase

Event: Guided Snowmobile Tour for One

Where: Heber City, Utah or Leadville, Colo.

Cost: 32,400 points or $324 on your Chase card

Event dates: Daily tours (subject to availability and inclement weather)

Details: Climb aboard a snowmobile and let certified guides lead you through unrivaled terrain with majestic views and miles of trails.

  • A two-hour guided snowmobile tour
  • All necessary equipment, including a snowsuit, snow boots, helmet and snowmobile

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