Credit Cards You’ve Never Heard of Because You Can’t Get One

Credit Cards You’ve Never Heard of Because You Can’t Get One Photo (cc) by Robert Scoble

The next time you get an “exclusive” credit card offer in the mail, you’ll have even more reason to laugh.

CNNMoney has rounded up a list of credit cards with amazing benefits and even more improbable qualifications. For instance, there’s the invitation-only World Elite MasterCard, which comes embedded with a 0.01-carat diamond, has no spending limit, and gets someone to do your shopping for you. Here are some other crazy perks of these cards:

  • Concierge services. Barclaycard’s Visa Black Card, for $495 per year, has a service you can contact anytime for restaurant reservations, travel plans, emergency translation services, or finding rare or specialty items.
  • Jet services. The Citi Chairman AmEx Card, no longer available to new customers, “includes many private jet deals — including a consultant who will help you decide which jet is right for you to purchase based on your flying habits,” CNNMoney says. There’s no spending limit on this one, either.
  • Unlimited golf. The Citi Prestige card, for $400 a year, grants free access to thousands of golf courses around the world.
  • Secret benefits. Invitation-only American Express Centurion cards have perks disclosed only to cardholders. There’s an initiation fee of $7,500 and an annual fee of $2,500, so it must come with access to James Bond gadgets, right?

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