Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Father’s Day Weekend. As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m getting ready for my Greece and Malta vacation. As part of my packing process, I call my banks and credit card companies, tell them I’m traveling internationally, and ask them to put travel notifications on my cards. During my recent call to Discover, I “discovered” 3 surprising facts about using Discover credit and debit cards internationally. In today’s post, I discovered some disappointing information about using US Bank credit cards internationally.
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).
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.
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.
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.