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(Reposted 12/29: 724 FlexPoints Left) Take a Point, Leave a Point! Share your Leftover FlexPoints to Help Other Travel Hackers

Updated 12/29 at 7am PT: I still have 724 FlexPoints ready to give to readers.  If you need a few extra FlexPoints to book an award ticket by 12/31, please read this post and leave a comment below. Thank you.


Good afternoon everyone.  As you probably know, beginning on January 1, 2018, FlexPoints will be worth a fixed 1.5 cents per point (CPP) down from their current value of up to 2.0 CPP.  This is definitely a big blow to the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards program.  I’ve been a long time fan of the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards program and first got into the program when US Bank ran their 2014 Winter Olympics promo with an increased sign up bonus for their US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card.  Since then, I’ve earned and redeemed 200,000+ FlexPoints over the last 3+ years.

Since I can get 1.5 CPP value with my new Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card and Chase Ultimate Reward Points are so much easier to rack up than US Bank FlexPoints, I have decided to liquidate my FlexPoints stash.  It is a sad day and an end to an era, but all good things must come to an end.  But there is good news!  I have decided to share my 4,793 leftover FlexPoints with my readers.

If you need between 1 and 4,793 FlexPoints to book a travel redemption (at the 20,000 or 30,000 FlexPoint threshold), please leave a comment with the number of FlexPoints you need.  After a few days, I will email each commenter, starting with the smallest FlexPoint request and ask for your FlexPerks account number.  I will then transfer the number of FlexPoints you need.  This is my small gift to my readers.

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PSA: Error Transferring US Bank FlexPoints from FlexPerks Rewards Account to Altitude Reserve Account? Just Call

Good afternoon everyone, I have a quick tip to share regarding transferring US Bank FlexPoints from a FlexPerks Rewards account to an Altitude Reserve account.  My friend was trying to book a flight with his FlexPoints from his US Bank Altitude Reserve Credit Card, but he was short a few FlexPoints.  I had a few extra FlexPoints in my account, so I told him I would transfer the FlexPoints to his account.  I recently wrote about the New US Bank FlexPerks Transfer Process (Share & Combine US Bank FlexPoints), so I thought the process would be simple.  He sent me his Altitude Reserve account number and Altitude Reserve credit card number and I tried to make the transfer online, but I kept getting an error message. He also has a traditional FlexPerks Rewards credit card, so I tried to send him FlexPoints to his FlexPerks Rewards account, but I kept getting an error message there too.

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My 8 Credit Card App-O-Rama Results (Mostly Bad News)

Good morning everyone, I hope you all has a great weekend.  A few weeks ago, I applied for 8 new credit cards during my App-O-Rama.  Here are the 8 credit cards and sign up bonuses that I applied for (not in this particular order).  Unfortunately, my App-O-Rama skills are not as good as they used to be and I was (ultimately) declined for most of these credit cards.

  • Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card: 30,000 AS Miles + $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 in 3 months ($75 annual fee)
  • Bank of America Virgin Atlantic Credit Card: 75,000 VA Miles after spending $12,000 in 6 months ($90 annual fee)
  • Bank of America Amtrak Rewards Credit Card: 30,000 Amtrak Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months ($79 annual fee)
  • US Bank Altitude Reserve Credit Card: 50,000 FlexPoints ($750 in travel credit) after spending $4,500 in 3 months ($400 annual fee)
  • Wells Fargo Visa Signature Credit Card: 20,000 Go Far Reward Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months ($0 annual fee)
  • First Bankcard Best Western Credit Card: 50,000 Points after spending $1,000 in 3 months ($59 annual fee, first year waived)
  • Synchrony Bank Cathay Pacific Credit Card: 50,000 CX Miles after spending $2,500 in 3 months ($95 annual fee)
  • Barclays Wyndham Rewards Credit Card: 45,000 Wyndham Points (3 free nights) after spending $2,000 in 3 months ($75 annual fee)

Long story short, I applied for 3 Bank of America credit cards, starting with the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card.  I recently closed my previous Bank of America Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Credit Card a few weeks ago, so I was ready to apply again and earn more Alaska Airlines miles.  Unfortunately, my application went to pending.  Since I was not immediately declined, I decided to apply for a Bank of America Virgin Atlantic Credit Card.  Surprisingly, I was instantly approved for that credit card with a pretty small credit limit.  With that success, I decided to apply for a Bank of America Amtrak Rewards Credit Card.  Unfortunately, that application went to pending as well. 1 out of 3 instant approvals was not bad.  I was hopeful that the 2 pending applications could be approved with a short reconsideration call.

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$10 Statement Credits Posted from US Bank ApplePay Promo

Good morning everyone, I have another short post to share this morning.  When I woke up, I had received this email from US Bank.  I received a $10 statement credit on one of my US Bank credit cards that I was not expecting.  I logged into my US Bank online account to check to see what the statement credit was related to.  Long story short, the statement credit is because of a US Bank promotion that I wrote about at the end of May: Earn a $10 Statement Credit for using US Bank Credit Card with ApplePay (May 23 – June 30).

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New US Bank FlexPerks Transfer Process (Share & Combine US Bank FlexPoints)

Good afternoon everyone.  I have been a big fan of the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards program for a long time and have been earning and burning US Bank FlexPoints since the 2014 Winter Olympics promo when US Bank offered a larger than average sign up bonus based on the number of medals won by Team USA.  Back in March 2016, US Bank changed the number of FlexPoints you could transfer from 120,000 FlexPoints to 20,000 FlexPoints per year.  There is now another change to the way you transfer FlexPoints from one member to another.  Previously, you only needed the FlexPerks account number to transfer FlexPoints to another account, but now you need the FlexPerks account number and FlexPerks credit card number.

I believe there are 2 reasons for this change.  This change acts as a double authentication to make sure you are transferring FlexPoints to the correct FlexPerks account. Before, it was easy to mistype the FlexPerks account number and your FlexPoints would be sent to a complete stranger.  This change also encourages cardholders to keep a US Bank FlexPerks earning credit card.  If you have a FlexPerks credit card with an annual fee, you can convert to the no annual fee US Bank FlexPerks Select+ American Express Credit Card.

With that said, here is the new US Bank FlexPerks transfer process.  First, sign into your US Bank online account and go to the FlexPerks Rewards Portal.  Then click the Manage Points tab and then click the Transfer Points tab.  Then enter the FlexPerks account number and the number of FlexPoints you want to transfer.  Lastly, click the Continue button.

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