Best Credit Cards That Offer TSA Pre-Check and Global Entry Reimbursement

By Jason Steele. Last updated 16 September 2021. 0 comments

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The security line at the airport is the bane of every traveler’s existence. But there is one way to make it a little easier, faster, and comfortable -- sign up for TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry. TSA Pre-Check gives access to shorter lines and a much less invasive screening process. Global Entry allows members expedited entry to the United States when arriving from another country as well as inclusion in TSA Pre-Check.

Applying for Global Entry costs $100, which is a non-refundable application fee that you must pay, whether you are accepted or not. Alternatively, you can apply for the TSA's Pre-Check program by itself, which costs $85. With such a small price difference, it tends to make sense to apply for Global Entry. Thankfully, several credit cards offer a fee credit toward an application to these programs. (See also: How to Sign up for Global Entry)

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® offers a statement credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® application fee charged to your card. It includes several other travel benefits such as a $300 travel credit each year for reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card, as well as complimentary airport lounge access. You can earn 3X points on travel worldwide after earning your $300 annual travel credit and 3X points on dining at restaurants worldwide, and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases. New cardholders can earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. The annual fee is $550.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card offers a statement credit of $100 for Global Entry or $85 for TSA Pre✓®. It also includes a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. You can earn three miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, two miles at restaurants (including delivery and takeout) and at U.S. supermarkets, and one mile for each dollar spent on other eligible purchases.

Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021. Plus, earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights. Terms apply. 

This card also includes benefits such as priority boarding, free first checked bag on Delta flights, discounted Delta Sky Club access, and 20% discount on eligible in-flight purchases. $250 Annual Fee. See rates and fees. 

For rates and fees of the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, please click here.

Info about the Chase Sapphire Reserve® has been collected independently by Wise Bread. The issuers did not provide the details, nor are they responsible for their accuracy.

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