Tag Archives: Travel Credit Cards

US Bank FlexPerks Rewards Website Gets a Facelift (But No New Features)

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I was on the US Bank FlexPerks Rewards website and noticed that the layout was new and refreshed.  I wanted to see if US Bank added any new features to this website, but as far as I can tell, the facelift looks nice, but there are no new features added.  One new change is immediately apparent on the homepage.  You can sign in with your last name, first initial, zipcode, and last 4 digits your US Bank FlexPerks Rewards Credit Card.

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Statement Credits from Visa Savings Edge “Activate Offers” Post Quickly

Good afternoon everyone.  A few weeks ago, Visa Savings Edge updated their website and added a new feature called “Activate Offers” which are similar to AMEX Offers without any spending threshold.  As of today, the only 2 “Activate Offers” are Office Depot and Vistaprint.

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Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificates Posted from my Citi Hilton Reserve Credit Cards

Updated at 12:40pm PT on 2/13: My Hilton account now shows the 2 Free Weekend Night Certificates in my account.


Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I have a short post today on the Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificate.  I used to have 2 Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Cards and spent $10,000 on each credit card before the conversion to the American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Card.  This morning, around 2am PT, I received 2 emails regarding my Free Weekend Night Certificates.  These Free Weekend Night Certificates came earlier than I was expecting and did not mention anything about spending a combined $15,000 on the Citi Hilton Honors Reserve Credit Card and American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Card.  Here is what the Free Weekend Night Certificates email looks like.  You have to make a reservation before the expiration date listed in the email.  I believe your reservation can be anytime after that though.

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US Bank Cash Plus Q2 Categories: Home Utilities Replaces Bookstores

Good morning everyone, happy Super Bowl Sunday – I hope you have exciting Super Bowl plans today.  I just wanted to give a quick thank you to everyone who showed up for my OC Travel Hackers Meetup yesterday, it was great seeing so many familiar faces and catching up on all things travel hacking.  Yesterday, my US Bank Cash Plus Credit Card statement closed and I noticed a small change on the statement regarding Q2 5% cash back categories.  Effective April 1, 2018, home utilities will replace bookstores.  Home utilities includes electricity, gas, and waste management companies.  I assume water and other home utilities are included, but I am not 100% sure.

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I Closed my AMEX Hilton Ascend Credit Card & Received a $95 Statement Credit (Refunded Annual Fee)

Good morning everyone, happy Friday.  When I was doing research for my previous Hilton post (Hilton Ascend Credit Card: Unlink Citi Card; Set up AMEX Card; View AMEX Offers; Call for Retention Offers), I closed one of my American Express Hilton Ascend Credit Cards.  A few days later, I logged back into American Express and saw a $95 statement credit on my account.  That was surprising since I hadn’t used the credit card in several months before it was converted from Citi to American Express.  I did some digging and found out that the $95 was a refund of my annual fee.

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