Last updated on October 10th, 2022
Comenity Bank is contacting Orbitz Rewards Visa cardholders to let them know the card is being discontinued at the start of October. Here is everything you need to know about Comenity ending the Orbitz credit card program and replacing existing accounts with the Comenity Mastercard:
Comenity Discontinuing Orbitz Visa Card After October 3, 2021
The Orbitz Rewards® Visa® is being discontinued on October 4, 2021. Comenity Bank, one of the largest issuers of co-branded credit cards, is sending letters to existing Orbitz cardholders alerting them to the change, with existing card accounts converting to the unbranded Comenity® Mastercard®.
The Orbitz Visa is a popular travel rewards credit card that offers up to 9% cash back in Orbucks rewards on qualifying purchases made through the Orbitz mobile app. The card also offers a $100 statement credit sign-up bonus, complimentary Orbitz Rewards Gold status, and no foreign transaction fees.
The Comenity Mastercard is a basic cash back rewards credit card that earns 1.5% back on all purchases. Some versions of the card offer additional cashback categories, including 3% back on gas purchases, though the exact offer for existing Orbitz cardholders is unknown at this time.
What Happens to My Orbitz Credit Card on October 4, 2021?
Existing Orbitz Visa cardholders can continue to use their card as usual through October 3, 2021. Additionally, cardholders will continue to enjoy Orbitz Platinum status until March 2023. Existing card balances will automatically transfer to the new Comenity Mastercard accounts, and Orbucks rewards points will move to the accountholder’s Orbitz Rewards account.
It is unknown if Orbitz will shift to another credit card issuer once the Comenity agreement ends in October. Other prominent issuers of co-branded credit cards include Synchrony, Barclays, Commerce Bank, and U.S. Bank.