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New US Bank Radisson Rewards Business & Premier Visa Signature Credit Cards Arrived: Card Art & Welcome Letter

Good morning everyone.  My old US Bank Club Carlson credit cards were expiring soon, so US Bank sent me new US Bank Radisson Rewards credit cards.  In this post, I will show you the card art and welcome letters for my US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Credit Card and US Bank Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Credit Card.  I also recently received the US Bank Radisson Rewards Visa Platinum Credit Card, if you want to check out the card art and welcome letter for that credit card.

Let’s start with the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Credit Card.  Here is the welcome letter, earning details (5x everywhere and 10x at Radisson properties), 40,000 anniversary points, and 3 free nights (after spending $30,000).

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My US Bank Radisson Rewards Credit Card Arrived; Why Does the Card Look Different?

Good afternoon everyone.  Earlier today, I wrote Did I get Approved for a New US Bank Credit Card? Just Log into your Account to Check.  In that post, I talked about my surprise approval of the US Bank Radisson Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card.  I also mentioned that I received the Platinum Visa version, instead of the Visa Signature version.  Here is a quick rundown of the differences between the Visa Signature version (left) and the Visa Platinum version (right).  I wanted the Visa Signature version because the sign up bonus was 60,000 Radisson Rewards Points after spending $1,500 in 3 months and it came with 25,000 Radisson Rewards Points every year you pay the $50 annual fee.  Eventually, I plan on upgrading to the US Bank Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Credit Card (not pictured) because that offers 40,000 Radisson Rewards Points every year you pay the $75 annual fee.

In this post, I will show you the card art for the Visa Platinum version and the welcome letter that came with this credit card.  I will also share my 2 calls to US Bank to try to make sense of my new credit card.

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Did I get Approved for a New US Bank Credit Card? Just Log into your Account to Check

Good morning everyone.  During my recent App-O-Rama, I applied for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card.  This credit card offers 60,000 Radisson Rewards Points after spending $1,500 in 3 months.  There is a $50 annual fee, but you get 25,000 Radisson Rewards Points every year for paying the annual fee.  After I get the sign up bonus, I will call US Bank and ask them to upgrade me to the US Bank Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Credit Card, which offers 40,000 Radisson Rewards Points every year when you pay the $75 annual fee.

I already had the US Bank Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature Credit Card (previously named the US Bank Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card) and the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Credit Card (previously named the US Bank Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa Credit Card).  I created this helpful table to show you the before (top, Club Carlson) and after (bottom, Radisson Rewards) credit card names.  Long story short, my application for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Visa Signature Credit Card went to pending and I assumed I would be declined for this credit card because I already have 6 US Bank credit cards and my ARS / SageStream credit reports are frozen.  But as I later found out, that was not the case.  Here’s how I found out that I was approved.

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March App-O-Rama: Which 7 Credit Cards am I Considering?

Good morning everyone, happy Saturday! Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post regarding which non-5/24 Chase credit cards I should get. I think I have narrowed down my App-O-Rama (AOR) credit card list to these 7 credit cards. I plan on applying for these credit cards sometime next week. Please let me know if you agree or disagree with any of the credit cards on this list. If there are any credit cards that you think are worth applying for, please share them in the comments and I will check them out.

Based on yesterday’s post, I will apply for these 2 Chase credit cards:

  • Chase Marriott Business Credit Card: This is the only non-5/24 Chase business credit card and who couldn’t use more Marriott points? The current sign up bonus is 75,000 Marriott points after spending $3,000 in 3 months. The $99 annual fee is waived the first year. I already have the Chase Marriott Rewards Credit Card, so the annual category 1-5 Marriott free night certificates will pair nicely with each other. I don’t plan on spending much on this credit card after meeting the minimum spend requirement. As long as I can redeem the Marriott free night certificate for more than an $99 hotel night, this is a decent credit card to hold on to for a long time. *snarky comment alert* If Marriott keeps devaluing their program, by the year 2029, there will not be any Marriott category 1-5 hotels left…
  • Chase Iberia Credit Card: Since you can get 1 personal and 1 business credit card from Chase on the same day, I have decided to go for this personal credit card. The current sign up bonus is 50,000 Avios after spending $3,000 in 3 months and an additional 25,000 Avios after spending $10,000 in 12 months. The annual fee is $95. I don’t plan on booking any Iberia flights in the near future, so I won’t be able to take advantage of the 10% discount on Iberia flights. I don’t plan on spending much on this credit card after meeting the minimum spend requirement and will close the credit card when the annual fee comes due the following year.

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I’m in a Miles & Points Funk Part 1: Hotels

Good morning everyone, I apologize for my lack of blog posts recently, but I’ve found myself in somewhat of a miles and points funk. Usually, I’m in an upbeat, positive mood, but lately, I’ve found it hard to get excited about the miles and points game. It seems that everything that I once loved has changed for the worse (that might be a tad dramatic). Let me share what’s on my mind so you can see where I’m coming from. Let’s start with hotels first.

I recently spent 100,000 Radisson Rewards points for 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Crete, and I’m not impressed by the new Radisson Rewards program. Since the free night certificates for spending $10,000 (and $20,000 and $30,000) on the US Bank Club Carlson credit cards are only valid at hotels in the US, it’s not worth spending money on those credit cards. I tried to rally my fellow readers and travel blogger friends by sharing my dissa-point-ment with US Bank and Radisson Rewards on Twitter, but I got no response from either company. I plan on keeping both of my Club Carlson credit cards just for the 40,000 points on my cardmember anniversary.

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