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1,500 FlexPoints or 2,500 Club Carlson Points for Setting Up Automatic Payments

Good afternoon everyone.  Yesterday afternoon, I received 2 promotional emails from US Bank to receive FlexPoints and Club Carlson points for setting up an automatic payment and paying with a specific US Bank credit cards.  The promotional emails came from US Bank (1800USBanks@email.usbank.com) with the subject line “Act now and earn 1,500 FlexPoints” and “Act now and earn 2,500 bonus points.” Here is what the emails look like.  If you have other US Bank credit cards, you may have received a similar offer.  Please share your offers in the comments.

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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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US Bank Club Carlson Business Credit Card: 40,000 Anniversary Points + 2,500 Retention Offer Points

Good morning everyone, happy Saturday.  I hope your weekend is going well so far.  I have a short post today about my US Bank Club Carlson Business Credit Card and the small retention offer I received.  My $60 annual fee posted on July 6 and I decided to call US Bank to see if they would be able to waive the annual fee or issue me a statement credit to offset the annual fee.  Both of those requests were rejected, but then I asked if there were any retention offers available for bonus Club Carlson Points.  Yes, she said, but she could only offer me 2,500 bonus Club Carlson Points.  I accepted her retention offer and thanked her for her help.

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