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.

Dallas Stars tunnel visit experience

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Program: Citi Private Pass

Event: Dallas Stars tunnel visit experience

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas

Cost: $69 per person Nov. 4 and $99 per person Dec. 6; use your Citi credit or debit card to buy tickets

Event dates: Nov. 4 or Dec. 6

Details: Citi cardmembers have the unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look as the Stars exit the locker room and retake the ice for the next period. Get closer to the Stars then you ever have before! Each ticket includes:

  • One lower-level ticket for Stars vs. Los Angeles (Nov. 4) or Stars vs. Montreal (Dec. 6)
  • Access for one to Tunnel Visit Experience
  • One VIP gift bag

Flight simulator experience

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Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Event: Flight simulator experience for one, presented by Chase credit cards

Where: Anaheim, CA

Cost: 8,800 points or $88 on your Chase card

Event dates: Year round, by appointment. 3-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Details: Imagine speeding through the air, piloting a military fighter jet-without ever having to leave the ground! Climb aboard a full-immersion military flight simulator for a 40-minute adrenaline rush like no other. Your experience for one includes:

  • 40 minutes of flight simulator time
  • Use of military aviation flight suit
  • Pre-flight briefing by a flight instructor
  • Instrument and control orientation
  • Flight time in a full-scale flight simulator
  • Radio communication with other pilots and control tower

Weekend group surfing class

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Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Event: Weekend group surfing class for one, presented by Chase credit cards

Where: Bolinas, CA

Cost: 7,900 points or $79 on your Chase card

Event dates: Saturdays and Sundays, year round, subject to availability and inclement weather.

Details: Paddle out for a fun weekend of surfing lessons and open the door to the exciting world of surfing. These first-time surfer classes focus on surfing rules, safety, paddling and wave-riding fundamentals. The class size is limited to three to six people to ensure you receive the personal attention you need to develop your surfing skills. Your experience for one includes:

  • Two 90-minute surfing sessions over the course of a weekend
  • A surfboard for class use

Scenic glider ride

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Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

Event: Scenic glider ride for one, presented by Chase credit cards

Where: Boulder, CO

Cost: 12,800 points or $128 on your Chase card

Event dates: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, year round, subject to availability and inclement weather.

Details: Soar high above Boulder, Colorado and the surrounding area in a glider. After climbing high above the Front Range, your high-performance sailplane will glide freely and silently while you enjoy spectacular views of the Continental Divide, Flatirons and the University of Colorado. You will sit in the front seat of a two-seat glider, with your pilot seated behind you. This experience for one includes:

  • A 15-minute flight for one in a two-seat glider high above the Front Range
  • All necessary safety equipment

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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Program: Chase Ultimate Rewards

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!

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

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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!

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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

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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