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FlexPerks kills Kiva 3X

For years I’ve regularly paid for Kiva microloans with my FlexPerks Visa card.  The US Bank FlexPerks Visa card has long offered 3 points per dollar for charitable donations.  Even though Kiva loans are not technically charitable donations, the credit card coded them as if they were.  And, considering that FlexPerks points have been worth up to 2 cents per point towards airfare, this has been a fantastic way to earn up to 6% back…

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Confirmed: 1.5cpp FlexPerks starts 12/31

Recently, Greg wrote about the rumored changes to the FlexPerks program in his post, “FlexPerks to ditch its backup status“. In a nutshell, it was rumored that beginning December 31, 2017 FlexPerks would be worth 1.5 cents each towards travel. That rumor has been confirmed. A reddit user shared a screen shot of a notice that came with his or her recent statement that states the following (a screen shot can be found in the Reddit…

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FlexPerks to ditch its backup status

Currently, FlexPerks points are worth up to 2 cents each for airfare, up to 1.5 cents each for hotels, and up to 1.25 cents each for car rentals.  The best use of these points has been to try to snag flights at the top of each price band in the Flexperks award chart.  For example, ideal flight prices were $390 to $400, $590 to $600, etc: However, a Reddit user reports learning from a US…

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FlexPerks kills 3X charity for 2018 and beyond

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In my recent post “The next best credit card perks that will be taken away,” I predicted the demise of the 3X charity category bonus on the US Banks FlexPerk Visa card.  Reader Kumar then pointed out that 3X charity was already scheduled drop to 2X at the end of this year.  He wrote: US Bank already announced the reduction in Charity category: 3X FlexPoints per net $1 spent for charitable donations until 12/31/17, therafter…

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FlexPerks nerfs online first class and multi-city flight awards

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With US Bank’s FlexPerks program, flight awards usually offer the best value (see: FlexPerks award charts for flights, hotels, car rentals, and annual fees).  And, it has been possible to maximize value from flight awards by selective use of multi-city searches and first class flights (see: Maximizing value from the U.S. Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Card).  Recently, though, the online FlexPerks flight search interface has changed.  Now, multi-city and first class flights cannot be…

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FlexPerks award charts for flights, hotels, car rentals, and annual fees

FlexPerks award charts

US Bank’s FlexPerks program offers several options for getting better than 1 cent per point value from your FlexPerks points.  The details, though, can be hard to find.  So, I thought it would be helpful to assemble FlexPerks award charts all in one place… Overview You can redeem FlexPerks points for merchandise, but that’s usually a bad idea.  Better value can be had by redeeming points for travel rewards (especially flights) or to pay the…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Last Chance To Transfer Points Between Bank of America and Fidelity

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   We’re at one of those “transition points” in the miles and points world that happens every so often, when we have the chance to speculatively take advantage of a change in the industry. Or, perhaps, to avoid one. Fidelity cards have long been popular for their 2% cash back rewards structure, and back in the day Fidelity cards were the only way to get 2% cash back on every purchase…

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US Bank FlexPerks Gold Amex: The best new option for dining, but is it worth it?

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US Bank has apparently ditched their old FlexPerks Travel Rewards Amex card in favor of a new one.  The new card is called “U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold American Express Card” (hat tip: Doctor of Credit). The old Amex card For $49 per year, the old card offered double points for restaurants and cell phone charges; triple points for charitable donations; and double points for gas, grocery, or airline purchases (whichever was most each month). The…

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