PNC Premier Traveler Card Calculator

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2x Miles Per $1

The PNC Premier Traveler Card is a standard double mile card that falls a little short due to the annual fee that kicks in the second year. Similar to the Capital One Venture Card, the annual fee requires a significant amount of spend to be put through the card in order to beat the return of a simple 1.5% cash back card. Besides the fee, the PNC Premier Traveler Card is an okay choice for anyone looking to put all there spend through the card or if you're a PNC banking customer that want a rewards card to go along with your checking or savings account.

Bonus Categories

The PNC Premier Traveler Card earns PNC Miles at a flat rate and does not feature any bonus categories. You will earn an unlimited 2 PNC Miles per $1 spent on all purchases ran across the PNC Traveler Card.

  • 2x All Purchases

At a rate of 1 cent per mile, it will take $4,250 in spend to break even with the annual fee and roughly $16,000 in spend to break even with a 1.5% cash back card such as the Capital One Quicksilver.

Perks & Benefits

The PNC Premier Traveler Card does not have any benefits or perks specific to the card itself, but you will receive the standard Visa Signature perks.

  • Visa Signature Perks
    • Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection
    • 24/7 Visa Signature Concierge
    • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    • Emergency Cash Disbursement and Card Replacement
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
    • Trip Delay Reimbursement
    • Roadside Dispatch
    • Travel & Emergency Assistance Services
    • Travel Accident Insurance
    • Purchase Protection

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The standard PNC Premier Traveler Card signup bonus is 30,000 PNC Miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 billing cycles following account opening. 30,000 PNC Miles is worth $300 when redeemed for travel. This is an okay sign up bonus that is worth picking up if you wish to jump into PNC's credit cards. The PNC Premier Traveler Card also features a 0% APR on balance transfers for the first 12 billing cycles when the balance is transferred within the first 90 days of obtaining the card.


Annual Fee

The PNC Premier Traveler Card has an annual fee of $0 the first year, then $85. The card is worth it in it's first year, but once the fee kicks in the second year, you'll want to re-evaluate your spend to make sure this the best return you could be getting for your dollar. There are other cards that issue a better return on several bonus categories without an annual fee.

Authorized User Fee

The PNC Premier Traveler Card does not have an authorized user fee. If you're going to mainly be using this card, I'd recommend adding family and friends as additional cardholders in order to maximize the card earnings.

Foreign Transaction Fee

There is no foreign transaction fee for out of country charges on the PNC Premier Traveler Card which means you can earn rewards when traveling abroad without worrying about being penalized.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any other rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Currency Worth
This is the cash value of points and miles used in these calculations. You can click on the amount to change the value or you can select View Rewards As to calculate your rewards when transferred to partners.
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This section allows you to view your rewards as if you transferred them to a partner. Select a transfer partner below and the calculator will alter the calculator to reflect the transfer ratio and the reward currency of the receiving program. This only applies to the currency of the selected card. Not all programs have transfer partners. I also do not have the cash value of points and miles for all transfer partners.
Edit Value
Enter the cash value of these rewards in cents per point/mile. You can enter the value as X.XX cents or 0.0XXX cents. The maximum value allowed is 15 cents ($0.15) and the minimal value is 0.1 cents ($0.001).
Loyalty/Rewards Programs
Covers hotel loyalty status, status with bank rewards programs, and few others. These are added automatically based on card selection, but can be manually added as well.
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Add/Remove Loyalty Programs
Select which loyalty programs you want to include in the calculations. You will be able to select your status with the program and it will calculate additional points/bonuses based on what you enter in the calculator.
Loyalty Programs
Other Bonuses
All card card specific bonuses will be listed here. These are added automatically based on the selected card(s).
Categories Spending
Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value. You can use +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
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Add/Remove Categories
Select which categories you want to appear in this calculator. You can search categories by typing in a keyword below. De-selecting categories will remove them from this calculator. Categories are changed once you hit 'Update'.
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Add Categories On Card Change
When you add/change a credit card comparision, the categories missing from the newly added card will be added to the list of categories. Toggle this off to prevent such from happening.
Clear Spend
This will clear the spend in all of the categories in both columns. This will also clear all saved values.
Copy Spend
Copy Right will take the spend from the left column and copy it to the right column. Copy Left will take the spend from the right column and copy it to the left column. The spend amount ($) and unit of time (month, day, quarter) will be copied over.
Reward Bonuses
This section holds sign up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and bonus bonuses. Most bonuses here will be listed automatically based on certain criteria. You can click 'Extra Bonus' if you wish to enter your own bonus amount.
Extra Bonus
Any additional bonuses you wish to add such as a sign up bonus or point bonus for adding authorized users
Total Earnings
Sum of all rewards above this line.
Cash Value of Earnings
Based off of currency worth.
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Monetary Bonuses/Perks
This is a list of cash perks and bonuses associated with the selected card(s). Some perks will be listed here automatically. You can click on 'Perk Bonus' if you want to add additional value for the card.
Perk Bonus
Enter how much you value any unmentioned perks this card offers.
Annual Fees
This section contains the annual fee and authorized user fee (if applicable) to hold on to the listed card(s).
Edit Fees
Edit the annual fee and authorized user fee of this card (if applicable).
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Grand Total
The total estimated value you can get out of this card and the amount of return for your spend.
Total Card Value
The value of the card when everything is taken into account.
Total Return
The percent you are earning per dollar spent on this card.

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