[Expired] Claim Your Free 6-Month CLEAR Membership Before the End of 2020

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As travel corridors slowly reopen, a free 6-month CLEAR membership for new members will make things just a little bit easier. If you don't already have a CLEAR membership, you'll want to take advantage of this deal.

What is CLEAR?

CLEAR allows you to bypass the security line at airports and sporting events around the United States. There are CLEAR kiosks installed at over 30 major airports and 13 stadiums. CLEAR uses pre-registered drivers licenses or state IDs, and biometric identification. Once you get through the CLEAR kiosk, you can then skip to the front of the security line.

Use your free CLEAR membership to skip the security line

CLEAR has also partnered up with numerous companies including Delta, Alaska, Lyft, Hertz, and several sports teams to offer additional benefits.

Many airline rewards programs and credit cards offer discounted or complimentary screening programs as part of their benefits. See the full list here of frequent flyer programs and credit cards with these benefits. However, most of these programs only partner with TSA PreCheck or Global Entry. CLEAR works in conjunction with these security screening programs. But, CLEAR is a private company and not part of the TSA or Department of Homeland Security.

CLEAR memberships are usually $179 per year — which is the most expensive of all the expedited security screening programs. Some travelers can get a free CLEAR membership by having elite status or a particular credit card:

  • Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion elites
  • United Airlines MileagePlus Premier 1K elites
  • Centurion® Card from American Express cardholders

Also, cardmembers of the American Express® Green Card can get a $100 statement credit when you pay for a CLEAR membership using your card. Plus, all Delta SkyMiles members can get a discounted rate of $109 per year. Between these two promotions, Green from Amex cardmembers can pay just $9 out of pocket each year.

Get Your Free 6-Month CLEAR Membership

Use code HOLIDAY6M for 6 months of free CLEAR membership

Until the end of the year, anyone not already a member of CLEAR can sign up for a free 6-month membership.

  • This family membership includes 3 adult family members and unlimited kids under 18.
  • You must register before December 31, 2020, using promo code HOLIDAY6M.
  • This offer is only available to those with an official U.S. identification.
  • You need to complete your registration at the airport the next time you're at a participating airport

Our Take

Traveling in the new year is looking more and more hopeful, especially with quarantine-free routes opening up such as Delta's flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam or Rome. A 6-month free CLEAR membership is a great way to try out the program to see if you want to continue with it after the summer months.

If you're already a member of CLEAR, use this opportunity to sign up the other members of your family for the program.

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  • got the deal just in time!!

  • Jessica Arbai says:

    I believe both TSA Precheck as well as Global Entry work just as effectively and efficiently.

  • Having this or TSA pre-check is a lifesaver if you’re ever running a little late for your flight!

  • If I regularly traveled from an airport that had CLEAR I would certainly take advantage of this. I have seen how they get to skip to the front of the line once they have been verified. That would be more time in the lounge and I appreciate that.

  • Are those Delta routes still “quarantine-FREE”?

  • Great to know. I guess I’ll pass as it’s not available in my home airport but still thanks for sharing this!

  • This is good but I dont know how helpful it will be during this time when travel is down across the board.

  • I doubt many people will be taking the company up on that trial.

  • What would be the advantage of Clear over PreCheck?

    • Clear works with PreCheck – you can skip the queue of people waiting to have their IDs and boarding passes verified, and be directed right to the scanners

  • When I tried adding a family member, it charges $50 for that person even though it says that family members are free with the promo. Was anyone successful in getting the family membership for free?

  • Andy Jeffery says:

    I’ll Pass!!! I lost 6 months of CLEAR due to the pandemic. They did NOTHING to extend their service for members.

  • I fly about 10 round trips a year. I already have TSA pre-check, is it worth getting CLEAR? I fly out of ORD.

    • Late response but yes, CLEAR works with TSA-Precheck. So basically you have regular security which is the longest line (usually). TSA precheck is usually shorter and you keep your stuff on and in your bag. CLEAR works, in addition, to put you in front of all those lines. You walk up to the Kiosk, scan your finger and/or eyes the CLEAR agent takes your ID and hands it to the TSA agent at the final check point and they wave you through. At small airports, it doesn’t save much but at larger airports like ORD, ATL, DEN it can be a huge time saver. The only downside is that American doesn’t like because it was primarily a Delta product but now UA and others use it. Most of the AA TSA checkpoint areas don’t have it. So if you only fly AA you can skip it for the most part.

  • Hope they will extend this promo into next year when flying will pick up but perhaps not