US Bank Olympic Denial & Lesson, Booking Premium Cabins with FlexPoints, List of Card-Links Rewards Programs & More!

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Welcome to the Frequent Miler Week In Review series. Every Saturday we recap what you might have missed from around the web. Enjoy!

This Week Around the Web

Denied for US Bank Olympics Flexperks Promo: My Stupid Mistake That Cost Me Big! – A good lesson if you are looking to apply for U.S. Bank credit cards.

Complete List of Card-Linked Reward Programs – A great list of programs which allow you to link your debit/credit card to earn extra rewards on purchases.

What is a Rental Car Gas Allowance and How You Can Get One – How to possibly get compensation if you are given a less fuel efficient vehicle than you reserved.

Another Stealth Devaluation: Citi Limits ThankYou Points Transfers – Citi made a subtle change, but one that changes the value proposition of their points for many customers.

Pro tip: booking premium cabins with US Bank Flexpoints – Good to know, especially if you picked up a chunk of points as part of the recent Olympics promotion.

Have a great evening!

About Shawn Coomer - Senior Editor

Shawn Coomer has spent nearly a decade circling the globe for pennies on the dollar. He uses that first-hand knowledge and experience to teach others how to achieve their travel dreams for the least amount of money possible.

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Comments

  1. I applied and got approved for Flexperks Bus and Flexperks Personal card on Aug 30th. Was approved for both(one after a week and one after calling recon).

    Today I get a call that both my cards have been cancelled. Because I made a purchase of gift cards at simon mall outlet in the amount of $2500. They also cited opening of 5 new accounts on the credit report being a factor. But they just approved one card 3 weeks ago and one just 4 days ago. I haven’t even received the personal card yet. The $2500 purchase was made on the business card.

    What a bummer !

    I think the alarm bells rang at US Bank when they saw that transaction. I should have known better and been more careful with this card.

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