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Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

MaxEthan
Contributor

Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

After checking to see if the usual pre-approval popped for the Red Roof Visa (which I never accept but like to see anyway) I found out the Red Roof Visa is being cancelled. Per the Red Roof site:

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE REDICARD+®VISA® CREDIT CARD WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

If you are a current cardholder, you can continue using your RediCard+Visa credit card until 2/28/2017. Your RediCard+Visa credit card will not be accepted for purchases after 3/1/17.

Points Info: You will receive RediCard points for purchases made on your card prior to March 1, 2017 and these points will remain in your RediCard account as provided by Red Roof.

Balance Info: If you have a balance on your account, Comenity Bank will continue to service your account and you will continue receiving billing statements until the balance is paid in full.

Contact Info: For more information regarding your RediCard+Visa credit card, please contact Comenity Bank at 1-866-271-2520 (TDD/TTY 1-800-695-1788).

The RediCard+®Visa® and RediCard+®Visa® Signature credit card accounts are issued by Comenity Bank, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. 

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ilovelisa
Established Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

That sucks. Weren't these cards fairly new too?

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CreditMagic7
Super Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

Another one on the out.

 

Good thing that I didn't bite on the preapprovals that they mailed for this one.

 

Thank You for chiming in with this info.

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CreditContractor
Established Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

Two nights ago, when I got my Sam's Club MC up to $10,000, I had logged into the Red Roof Inn account wanting to see the pre-approval.  It was fun for months.  But it wasn't there last time I checked.  Now I know why.  They must have felt like it wasn't increasing occupancy so why even mess with it.  I am a bit concerned on my co-branded Comenity cards because at any time they can stop servicing the company attached to it.  As a matter of fact, I think Sams was recently an AmEx product.

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CreditCuriosity
Moderator

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

That card didnt last long.. What about 8-12 months?  Sucks for people that applied and had it.

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CreditMagic7
Super Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17


@CreditCuriousity wrote:

That card didnt last long.. What about 8-12 months?  Sucks for people that applied and had it.


Remember VitaCost? That one didn't last very long either.

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happypill
Valued Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

That sucks.  I wonder if it is better to call in and close the account, or just wait until the program ends.

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wasCB14
Super Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

Was it anything special for regular guests? Or people are just sad for utilization/AAoA reasons?

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thummel
Established Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

I applied for this card but didn't end up getting it because my utilization was a bit high. Glad I don't have it now after seeing there discontinuing it. That was a very short lived card.
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redpat
Senior Contributor

Re: Red Roof Visa cards are no more, effective 3/1/17

They might have had a high default rate, it's the Red Roof not Marriott, Hyatt, SPG or IHG.

 

It's tough to have a credit card for low end Hotels, demographically speaking.  Choice Hotels has a bigger footprint for this market.



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