I received a follow up email from Chase about one of my recent posts, the 10 best military credit cards – it came from Alexis Martin, from Chase Communications and Public Affairs. It goes as follows:
Congratulations on the launch of your site. I’m reaching out about your “10 Best Credit Cards for Military Members” article from Monday with some information on our Chase Military products, that I thought you might find helpful.
Chase Military products, The MILITARY STAR® Rewards MasterCard®, the Air Force Club Membership MasterCard®, the Army MWR MasterCard®, the Navy MWR MasterCard®, and the Marine Corps MasterCard®, all offer valuable cash back rewards for our Military servicemembers, so they can earn at home and while they are away. Chase Military Cardmembers are never charged an annual fee or foreign transaction fees.
Additionally, all Chase Military products offer Blue Star Deployment Benefits to assist families when a loved one is deployed. It’s a complimentary benefit for being a Chase Military Credit Cardmember. Program benefits include 100% refund of interest and fees incurred during military deployment and continued use of the card by authorized users during deployment.
Chase also features a dedicated Chase Military Service Team for account and product questions. The team is staffed by trained experts who are knowledgeable about financial matters related to military life. Some team members are even veterans of the Armed Forces. The dedicated customer service hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-877-469-0110. Overseas: 1-318-340-3308 (collect). TDD: 1-800-582-0542.
If you have any other questions on Chase Military products, or would like to speak to a Chase representative, please let me know.
Alexis A. Martin || Communication and Public Affairs || JPMorgan Chase & Co. || firstname.lastname@example.org || Office: 302.282.4911 || 201 N. Walnut St., DE1-1037, Wilmington, DE 19801
I checked out some of their offerings, and they’re ok. You have the 4 main service cards for Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines, which offer 2% cash back on all service-related merchants, MWR, exchanges and commissaries, and 1% back on everything else, all without annual or foreign exchange fees. There is also a Military Star card, which in addition offers 2% back at the online Exchange, and 2% everywhere for the first 60 days. You can see a sample below:
They also all offer Blue Star Deployment Benefits, as below:
If you’re going on deployment, because of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, all credit cards qualify for these benefits, so I’m not sure it adds anything, but it’s nice to have some military-specific cards. Does anyone have any experience with these cards?