Exclusive, limited-time perks for cardholders

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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.

 Sushi roll

Sushi-rolling experience

Program:MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: A Priceless Sushi Rolling Experience at Katsuya Glendale

Where: Glendale, CA

Event dates: Aug. 20 or Sept. 17, 2015

Cost: $39 (must book and pay for experience with valid MasterCard)

Details: Learn about the time-honored art of sushi rolling with a sushi rolling experience at Katsuya Glendale, one of the most exciting Japanese restaurants in Los Angeles. The lesson begins with a live sushi-making demonstration by an in-house expert. You’ll sip from a curated selection of sakes as the chef narrates each step of the process, describing how the various flavors and textures complement each other. Then the real fun begins, as you’ll have a chance to try sushi-making for yourself, with the chef guiding you along the way.

 Young couple watching film at movie theater

Movie Fridays

Program:Visa Signature

Event:Movie discounts

Where: Various locations

Event dates: Fridays through Aug. 21, 2015

Details: Friday night at the movies is better with your +1, thanks to Visa Signature. Select two or more tickets each Friday for a Friday show between now and Aug. 21 and Visa Signature will cover the cost of the lowest-priced ticket in your order (while supplies last). Tickets must be purchased on a Friday and used on a Friday showing. Learn more at www.fandango.com/visasignature.

Outdoor image of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Palace Tour

Program: MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event:Tour a Mediterranean masterpiece in Miami

Where: Miami, FL

Event dates: Through April 20, 2016

Cost: $55 per guest

Details: On the Vizcaya Palace Tour, you’ll explore an early 20th century estate modeled after the architectural gems of Italy. Located in Coconut Grove on the shores of Biscayne Bay, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens are among Miami’s greatest architectural treasures. This exclusive tour, which spans approximately seven hours, gives you a unique perspective of the 10-acre estate.

Aerial shot of Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium perks

Program:MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: Yankee Stadium cardholder perks and discounts

Where: Bronx, NY

Event dates: Now through Oct. 1, 2015

Details: Receive exclusive access at Yankee Stadium while you cheer on your favorite baseball team. Perks and discounts you can receive for using your MasterCard include:

  • Savings on combo meals
  • Get $10 with a purchase of a $50 Legends Hospitality merchandise gift card
  • $5 games or half-price games during select games in the 2015 regular season
Man at golf course

PGA TOUR Player Experience

Program: MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: Hit the links like a golf legend with the PGA TOUR Player Experience

Where: select TPC® courses

Event dates: Through Dec. 31, 2015

Cost: Varies

Details: This package includes a round of golf on a championship course—complete with sculpted fairways and picture-postcard greens—as well as a your own locker in the player locker room, access to the clubhouse, and a one-on-one “keys to your round” clinic where you’ll pick up the tips you’ll need to shave a few strokes off your scorecard.

Members of Houston Dynamo soccer team

Houston Dynamo

Program: Visa Signature

Event: Exclusive access to VIP sideline ticket packages at select Houston Dynamo home games

Where: Houston, Texas

Event dates: Through Oct. 14, 2015

Cost: Varies

Details: Visa Signature cardholders have exclusive access to discounted premium ticket packages for Houston Dynamo Home Games at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. Packages include four VIP sideline tickets to the game, four pre-game field warm up experiences and a $25 gift card.

Woman dancing at luau

Authentic Hawaiian Luau

Program: MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: Premium seats for an authentic Hawaiian luau

Where: Kohala Coast, HI

Event dates: Tuesdays and Fridays through Sept. 30, 2015

Cost: $96

Details: There’s no dining tradition more uniquely Hawaiian than the luau. Dating back nearly 200 years, these open-air parties remain a vital part of local culture today, and MasterCard cardholders can enjoy one from the best seats in the house with reserved premium seating for the Oceanfront Luau at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Doorway of Joel Robuchon restaurant

Joël Robuchon dining experience

Program: MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: Savor a special meal at world-renowned Joël Robuchon

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Event dates: Through Sept. 8, 2015

Cost: $345

Details: Indulge in a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience at Joël Robuchon with a seasonally-inspired 10-course tasting menu customized to your palate and prepared right before your eyes. You’ll also experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen, as well as a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the chefs.

Pebble Beach golf course

Golf at Pebble Beach

Program: Visa Signature

Event: Golf at Pebble Beach

Where: Pebble Beach, CA

Event dates: Now through Sept. 9, 2015

Cost: Free with two-night minimum stay

Details: Visa Signature cardholders have exclusive access to a free round of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links with a two-night minimum stay at The Lodge, The Inn or Casa Palmero. Room offer Starting prices (per unit per night for up to two occupants not including taxes and fees and subject to change):

  • The Inn at Spanish Bay (Garden View Room): $670
  • The Lodge at Pebble Beach (Garden View Room): $790
  • Casa Palmero (Estate Room): $940
Photo of three members of Blue Man Group

Behind the Scenes with Blue Man Group

Program: MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: Behind the scenes with Blue Man Group

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Event dates: Now through Sept. 1, 2015

Cost: $299

Details: Blue Man Group’s show at Monte Carlo is an energetic and innovative combination of music, comedy and multimedia theatrics. Take advantage of this exclusive offer and experience the fun of Blue Man Group from every angle—and don’t forget your camera. This package includes:

  • Onstage behind-the-scenes tour (approximately 90 minutes).
  • Category A Premium ticket to any available performance.
  • Private post show meet and greet
  • Blue Man Group souvenir
  • Blue Man Group T-shirt
  • Complimentary drink
Woman ziplining

Haleakala Zipline Adventure

Program: MasterCard Priceless Cities

Event: Haleakala Zipline Adventure

Where: Maui, Hawaii

Event dates: Now through Sept. 30, 2015

Cost: $108 per person

Details: For some serious outdoor fun in Hawaii, explore Maui's the slopes of the famous Haleakala volcano by zipline.

  • Enjoy a thrilling zipline adventure minutes away from Maui’s Haleakala volcano.
  • Learn about Hawaii’s diverse culture and environment from a knowledgeable guide.
  • MasterCard cardholders receive a delicious, seasonally-inspired cocktail after the tour, as well as leis delivered to your hotel room the day of your activity.
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Taste of the Nation events for No Kid Hungry

Program: Citi Private Pass

Event: Taste of the Nation events for No Kid Hungry

Where: Multiple locations including Chicago, Miami and Boston

Event dates: Continuing through Oct. 11, 2015

Cost: $50-$275


Details: Every year, some of the country's best chefs, sommeliers and mixologists join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America. At the Taste of the Nation events, guests can sip and sample gourmet creations from each city's most influential and premier culinary talent. Enjoy the tasting stations, mingle amongst top culinary talent, and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions -- all while raising funds to end childhood hunger in America.

  • Citi cardmembers have exclusive access to purchase preferred general admission and VIP tickets.
  • At select events, Citi cardmembers get access to a Citi check-in for faster entry with Fast Pass Lanes, as well as special Citi Lounge experiences.
Photo of barn surrounded by vineyards

Complimentary Sonoma County wine tasting

Program: Visa Signature

Event: Complimentary wine tastings at Sonoma County wineries

Where: Sonoma County, CA

Event dates: Now through Dec. 31, 2015

Details: Enjoy two unique complimentary tastings per cardholder at more than 60 wineries when you present your Visa Signature card. Each winery offers a different unique wine tasting experience.

  • Savings on wine purchased same day in tasting room and non-wine purchases
  • Savings on reserve tastings and special wine-and-food pairings
  • Complimentary tasting details and benefits vary by winery and you may wish to call ahead to confirm winery benefits

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