What’s your next? That’s the question you will be asking yourself and your loved ones when we are done telling you about Standard Bank’s World Citizen Credit Card. A perfect travel companion.
I was asked to take part in a local “Amazing Race”- type competition from Johannesburg to Cape Town with 3 other Bloggers/Influencers. We were each paired with a Standard Bank winner from their June social media competition, in which followers were asked “What’s Your Next?”
Dubbed “Discover Your Next”, the one-day race started at Standard Bank’s head office in Rosebank and finished at the Cape Town Lodge Hotel. Before the race, we were handed our own World Citizen Credit Cards to use for the race.
The 4 Teams;
Team Africa – Kiki Marli and Nhlanhla
Team Citizen – Lerato Bambo and Lehlogonolo
Team Credit – Michael Cost and Rotondwa
Team World – Yoliswa Mqoco and Siya
Each team had a Cameraman that followed them around capturing every moment and recording everything.
We were mic’d up from the beginning of the race till the end. Cameras on our faces all the time making people assume we were shooting a reality show. It was action packed. That’s Nhlanhla and I in the Gautrain on our way to OR Tambo International.
We landed at Cape Town International Airport and our first task was to find our rented cars by Hertz car rental parking lot. We were given the registration numbers and the car models. Imagine running in a parking lot full of cars just to find that one car? Stress!
We eventually found our car, and inside was our second clue – to find a Standard Bank What’s Your Next billboard at a street that starts with the letter ‘L’. You’d think it’s Long Road right? It was actually Loop Road. Sigh!! We found it and at this point my teammate and I are sitting at the #2 spot.
Third clue was to head to Table Mountain and look for Actress and Businesswoman, Salamina Mosese to give us our final clue. Touch down Table Mountain, we used our World Citizen Credit Cards to purchase the tickets. Earlier on we had used the card to purchase airtime and some snacks for the road.
Soon after we stepped out of the Cableway on to the mountain, we lost our cameraman. Please don’t ask me how that happened because I didn’t even notice he was missing until we got to Salamina and she asked us where our cameraman was. Hahahaha! Well, she then said the magic words ‘Welcome, you are Team #2’ and she gave us our final clue which was to find the Cape Town Lodge Hotel.
Off we ran, thank goodness we found our cameraman waiting along the way but unfortunately we missed the Cableway, leaving us with no choice but to wait for the next one. Because of that delay, Team Citizen caught up with us. From that moment we were head to head with Team Citizen but then lost each other somehow. We finally got to the hotel only to find out we were now at number 3. Team Citizen had secured the 2nd spot. Number 1 was Team Credit. Number 4 was Team World.
Now let’s talk more about the World Citizen Credit Card;
In this fast-paced global age, a credit card needs to be more than just a credit card – it needs to be the perfect travelling companion that will steadily see you through from Paris’ Eiffel Tower to New York’s Statue of Liberty. If you’re a striving entrepreneur who travels frequently to expand your start-up, or a modern-day explorer looking for your next international escape, check out Standard Bank’s World Citizen Credit Card.
Perfectly capable of enabling the lifestyle of ambitious, dynamic go-getters who are as comfortable brainstorming a digital marketing campaign as they are renting a holiday apartment on Airbnb, our latest solutions will make sure that your business, leisure or “bleisure” trips go smoothly with these key features:
The World Citizen Credit Card gives you free comprehensive travel insurance when you book a flight, which includes:
- Cover for baggage loss (up to USD3 000), baggage delay (up to USD300), and trip cancellation (up to USD7 500)
- Personal accident insurance – up to USD500 000
- ATM robbery insurance – if you are robbed of your cash within 15 minutes of withdrawal, or forced to withdraw money from an ATM
- Purchase protection – purchases you make are protected in case of theft or accidental damage up to 90 days from the date of purchase with cover of up to USD3 000 per claim
- Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation – up to USD500 000
- Medical emergency expenses – up to USD500 000
- Daily in-hospital cash benefit – USD100 per day
Mind-blowing accommodation benefits:
Enjoy exclusive benefits and amenities at some of the world’s finest hotels, such as:
- The Starwood Group
- Raffles Fairmont
- Swissotel Hotels and Resorts
- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
To take advantage of the above, simply go to the MasterCard For You app, click on Lifestyle, browse Gold Status Discounts and Exclusive Spa Offers at Hotels.
The World Citizen Credit Card gives you:
- Access to Bidvest airport lounges and over 800 international Loungekey airport lounges
- 24 annual visits to these lounges.
A Standard Bank credit card always comes with a variety of benefits. From setting card use abroad; to the Shyft app for global payments; to other quick, convenient payment solutions to make international payments a breeze. Standard Bank has a credit card fit for everyone, but if you ask yourself “What’s my next adventure?” as often as you update your contacts list, the World Citizen Credit Card is your next enabler. Click here for details.
Israel Skosana from Standard Bank had this to say; “Discover Your Next” proves how the World Citizen Credit Card can enable the lifestyle of ambitious, young go-getters who are as comfortable brainstorming a digital marketing campaign as they are renting a holiday apartment on Airbnb. Whether you’re traveling for business, leisure or even ‘bleisure”, the World Citizen Credit Card can ensure everything goes smoothly, facilitating the steps needed to reach your ‘next’.”
Shout out to my teammate Nhlanhla for being so cool and easy to get along with. We had fun! Thank you to Standard Bank and their Team for this experience. It was fun, adventurous and action packed. Now I’m asking myself; What’s MY Next? Mmmmmmh!