A $1.3 billion thrift is trying to interest other financial institutions in its version of a travel rewards card.

For three years First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston, S.C., has offered a Visa card with loyalty points that cardholders can use with a single travel agency. The program, TravelFree, differs from frequent-flier programs in that there are no blackout dates and travelers can choose among any airline or applicable service.

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