Good morning everyone. A few days ago, I was checking my US Bank credit cards via the US Bank iPhone app and saw this popup: Share your location to help keep your account secure. According to the popup, by sharing my location with the US Bank app, this will help reduce credit card declines and prevent fraud. Theoretically, it makes sense. If you (and your phone) are in California, but there is an in-store purchase made with your credit card in New York City, US Bank would block the charge. Likewise, if you are driving through Oregon and decide to visit a Nike store and stock up on tax-free sports gear (fun fact: Oregon is one of four states with no sales tax, the other states are Delaware, Montana, and New Hampshire), US Bank will know that you are in Oregon and allow the purchase. Makes perfect sense to me.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. A few weeks ago, I was in Denver and went to the Front Range Travel Hackers Meetup Group. At the meetup, I met Zac, the founder of TravelFreely, a website he created to track credit card sign up bonuses (deadlines to complete the minimum spending requirements), track credit card annual fees, calculate your 5/24 Score, and make it easy for you to track your credit cards along with your spouse / companion’s credit cards. And by the way, the service is completely free and you can set up your account in a few minutes (unless you have 30+ credit cards like me, in which case, it could take a little longer). Without further ado, here is how TravelFreely works. To get started, sign up for your free TravelFreely account here. Enter your name, email address, and click the Get Started button.
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.