Free 6 Month CLEAR Airport Security Membership

by Adam

Visa Signature is offering a free 6 month CLEAR Membership to speed-up your journey through Airport security.  Several of our favorite cards are Visa Signature cards including: Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase British Airways, Chase Hyatt Card, Chase Marriott Rewards / Marriott Rewards Premier, Chase Southwest Plus, Bank of America Hawaiian Airlines, Citi AAdvantage Visa Signature, and Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve.

CLEAR is used for expediting the normal security process at airport checkpoints. “Bring your CLEARcard and boarding pass to airport security and let the CLEARcube guide your way. At CLEAR, verify and you’re back on your way in minutes. Flying with kids has never been easier! Your CLEARcard covers your children under eighteen traveling with you for free.”

Currently, the only participating airports are:

Some important things to remember including to cancel your membership PRIOR to the 6 month trial ending in order to avoid any fees:

  • Only U.S. citizens and permanent foreign residents aged 18 and over are eligible for CLEARmembership.
  • Following your initial CLEARmembership period, your Visa Signature card will automatically be charged a promotional price of $60 off the then applicable annual rate for your 12-month CLEARmembership.
  • To cancel automatic renewals of your CLEARmembership, you may call CLEAR’s customer service line at 855-VISA-CLR (847-2257).
  • Your annual CLEAR membership fee is refundable; except that refunds will be pro-rated based on the time remaining on your membership and are subject to a $30 cancellation fee (unless you cancel prior to the expiration date of your free 6-month CLEARmembership).
  • Your promotional price is applicable to your initial 12-month CLEARmembership and any future renewals so long as your qualifying Visa Signature card remains valid, on file at CLEAR and Visa continues to make the Visa Signature CLEAR offer available to Visa Signature cardholders. Otherwise, your CLEARmembership automatically renews each year at the then applicable rate. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time and without notice. CLEAR will notify you at least 30 days before your card is charged.
  • This offer is non-transferable and the free 6 month trial is available only on new memberships.
  • Don’t forget, in person verification is required at one of the Enrollment Centers prior to using the CLEARlanes.
Now, remember that Global Entry grants you access to TSA Pre Check and costs only $100 for 5 years or is completely free if you are an AMEX Platinum or Centurion cardmember. If you are flying internationally from a TSA Pre Check terminal, you would receive expedited security screening both prior to your departure via TSA Pre Check and then upon the return via Global Entry.

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Hutch April 16, 2013 - 10:30 am

Wouldn’t Global entry w/ free enrollment with TSA-pre of $100 for 5 years be a better deal and involve more locations ?

adam April 16, 2013 - 10:34 am

@Hutch – I’d say so, especially when it’s completely free with an AMEX Platinum . However, in my last TSA pre post, some readers complained that they didn’t travel enough to justify a $100 fee. Now they can have 6 mos for free in a similar service, though with far fewer airports.

Steven April 16, 2013 - 10:30 am

Whats the registration process like? I have an international flight going out of DEN, SFO, DFW.

Is it worth my time getting this? What do other members think?

adam April 16, 2013 - 10:40 am

@Steven – If you are traveling primarily international, you’d receive a much greater benefit from the Global Entry program. With Global Entry / TSA Pre Check you’d have expedited security procedures both when departing and returning to the US. There is a $100 fee to join and no trial membership periods. However, the membership is good for five years and qualifies you for TSA pre check. If you’re an AMEX Platinum cardmember you can receive complimentary Global Entry membership.

Steven April 16, 2013 - 10:42 am

So if you have the Global Entry program then clear is not necessary at these airports?

adam April 16, 2013 - 10:45 am

@Steven – Global Entry covers expedited clearance upon your arrival back in the US. You’d also receive TSA pre check privileges when going through security on your departure if your airport terminal participates in the program. You can see the list of locations here.

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