Bank of America newest AOPA Strategic Partner

Cash rewards for AOPA members

AOPA announced March 8 a new Strategic Partnership with Bank of America that will further boost support for general aviation while offering AOPA members generous cash-back rewards.

The new partnership features the AOPA BankAmericard Cash Rewards TM credit card that offers 3 percent cash back on automotive gas and 2 percent on groceries for the first $1,500 in combined purchases in those categories each quarter, and 1 percent on all other purchases. For a limited time, AOPA members who are approved for the new card can earn a $100 cash-back bonus after qualifying transactions. ( See details and apply online.)

“AOPA and Bank of America have worked together in the past to the benefit of both our members and general aviation,” said Ed Thompson, AOPA vice president of corporate partnerships and products. “This new partnership strengthens that relationship by literally putting money back in the pockets of our member pilots and aircraft owners—money they can use for flying, increasing the value of their memberships, and bolstering general aviation.”

Through the Strategic Partner relationship, Bank of America also will be providing sponsorship support for programs and services that benefit AOPA members throughout the year, including at AOPA’s Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, in October.

Bank of America becomes AOPA’s fourth Strategic Partner along with Enterprise Holdings Inc. (Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent A Car), Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., and Aero-Space Reports.

“Bank of America is proud to strengthen our commitment to AOPA, which has been a terrific partner for more than two decades,” said Jake Frego, who manages Bank of America’s National Brands credit card and banking programs. “This renewal will enable us to continue building a card product that resonates with AOPA’s members. Over the years, we’ve developed a great appreciation for the emotional connection that they have with the organization and look forward to continuing to meet and exceed their needs.”