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(EXPIRED) Now online: 25K FlexPerks + medal count bonus

A couple of days ago, we published a Quick Deal about the newly enhanced signup bonus on the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card: 25K points plus a bonus based on the Team USA Winter Olympics 2018 medal count (See: Increased signup bonus: 25K FlexPerks + Winter Olympics medals bonus). At the time of writing, that offer was only available in-branch; it is now available online and shows that you can apply between 2/5/18 and 3/10/18. This means that…

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Increased signup bonus: 25K FlexPerks + Winter Olympics medals bonus

The US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card has brought back its popular promotion for an increased signup bonus tied to Team USA’s performance in the Winter Olympics. This offer is currently only available in-branch, but will likely be offered online as well in the coming days. The Offer 25,000 FlexPerks points after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 4 months Additional bonus points for each medal won in the 2018 Winter Olympics by Team USA…

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Use your FlexPerks points before 12/31!

This is a reminder to FlexPerks cardholders that US Bank will be changing the value of your points beginning January 1 2018.  Starting January 1st, FlexPerks points will be worth 1.5 cents per point for all travel booked through their rewards site.  That’s an improvement for booking hotels or car rentals, but for many flights it is a devaluation.  See: FlexPerks award charts for flights, hotels, car rentals, and annual fees for full details about…

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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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