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Buying gift cards with the Altitude Reserve

The new US Bank Altitude Reserve Card has the distinction of being the first card ever to offer a standard category bonus for mobile wallet payments.  Specifically, the card offers 3 points per dollar for mobile wallet payments (Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Microsoft Wallet) and travel purchases.  Many readers undoubtedly wonder if they can use mobile wallet payments to as a way of earning points cheaply.  I’ve previously warned people away from…

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How to setup the Altitude Reserve as your default Apple Pay card

default Apple Pay card

Here’s a quick tutorial for setting up the Altitude Reserve Card with Apple Pay.  Since the card offers 3 points per dollar for mobile wallet payments, you’ll want it to be your default card… 1. Add Altitude Reserve to your iPhone Wallet If your iPhone supports Apple Pay, then the Wallet app will be on your phone already.  Find Wallet and open it (saying “Hey Siri, open Wallet” should do the trick).  Then click the…

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Staples: 5X + $20 rebate on $300 in Visa Gift Cards

Today through Saturday, May 13th, Staples is offering a $20 Visa Gift Card rebate on $300 or more in Visa Gift Cards. Staples gift card rebates are an easy win as you can earn 5x with a card like the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash and get a rebate worth more than the activation fee on the cards. The Deal $20 Visa prepaid gift card by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Visa gift cards Key…

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$0 activation fee Visa / MC Gift Card at Kroger: earn rewards + 2x fuel points

Kroger has a great promotion going through tomorrow that enables you to earn free credit card rewards and fuel points. The Deal No activation fee on $100 Visa and Mastercard gift cards Gift cards earn 2x fuel points Key terms Find the coupon here (choose the “Gift Card” category on the left to filter the coupons) Limit 1 coupon per household Ends 5/6/17 Excludes variable load cards and denominations less than $100 Quick Thoughts This is…

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There is a reason to get and keep the Altitude Reserve card

Last week, I argued that the main reason to get the US Bank Altitude Reserve card is for the signup bonus.  I argued that the card didn’t make sense for most people to keep beyond the first year.  It certainly isn’t the one perfect card, and you’ll most likely get quickly shut down if you try to use it manufacture spend. That said, I do think there are reasons for some to get and to…

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Staples leaves Five Back Visa Gift Card program unannounced

Five Back Visa Gift Card

The Five Back Visa Gift Card features an interesting benefit that Frequent Miler has previously covered: the ability to earn 5% back at a variety of different merchants such as Nike, Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, GAP, etc. You can see the full list here. You simply use your Five Back Visa Gift Card at one of these merchants. Then, several days after your purchase, your gift card will be credited with 5% back provided…

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Free rewards: More fee-free dollars from Plastiq with new referral bonuses

We have written extensively about Plastiq.com, a website that allows you to use a credit card to pay bills that must normally be paid by check. Typically, the Plastiq charges a 2.5% fee for US-based credit cards — but the new referral structure awards $500 in fee-free payments for new users and $1,000 in fee-free payments to the person making the referral. Read our Complete Guide to Plastiq credit card payments for more information about using this service to earn rewards. The…

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Staples: $20 GC rebate on $300 in Mastercard gift cards

Through Saturday, April 29th, Staples is offering a $20 Staples gift card rebate on $300 or more in Mastercard gift cards. Staples gift card rebates are an easy win as you can earn 5x with a card like the Chase Ink Plus or Ink Cash and get a rebate worth more than the activation fee on the cards. The Deal $20 Staples gift card rebate by mail when purchasing $300 or more in Mastercard gift…

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Altitude Reserve to offer 3X for Samsung Pay LoopPay purchases

On the heels of my publication of the US Bank Altitude Reserve Complete Guide., Doctor of Credit asked an important question: Will the card offer 3X for Samsung Pay MST purchases? @FrequentMiler Also what about MST (looppay) purchases? Do you have full access to the guide to benefits or similar? — Doctor Of Credit (@Drofcredit) April 20, 2017 For review, the US Bank Altitude Reserve card (to be released in May) will offer 3X points…

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