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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?

FlexPerks Gold Amex

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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Round trip to Australia starting at 50,000 points

Australia starting at 50,000 points

Two days ago, we published a Quick Deal (found here) regarding discounted flights to Sydney Australia from select US cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis.  Select economy flights on AA and Qantas were pricing at $961 round trip.  Yesterday I found similar prices to Melbourne.  Clearly AA was taking on Delta since the best fares originated in Delta hubs. When I widened my search to include American Airlines hubs (Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, etc.),…

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Fidelity FlexPerks? Is the Fidelity Visa Signature 2% card better than we thought?

Fidelity Flexperks

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that Fidelity’s new no-annual-fee 2% cash back Visa Signature card is now available.  Cards offering 2% cash back with no fee are rare enough, but could the deal be even sweeter than we thought? EndPoint reports that points earned with the new Fidelity card may be FlexPerks points.  EndPoint says that 2 out of 3 call center reps confirmed that the rewards earned with this new card were…

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ThankYou transfer to AA; Wyndham surprises; Rite Aid drops debit loads: My 2016 Predictions

2016 predictions

Welcome to 2016! Yesterday I proved that my odd-numbered-year predictions are not so good, but we know that I’m really good with even-numbered-year predictions.  In other words, my 2014 predictions were mostly right whereas my 2015 predictions were mostly wrong.  So, obviously, my 2016 predictions will be spot-on.  You can practically take these to the bank… Citi will add American Airlines as a new ThankYou Rewards transfer partner I agree with Lucky on this one. …

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Increase Credit Card Spend (and do good) with Kiva and Kivalens

Update 7/29/2017: US Bank no longer codes Kiva as a charity. This post has been updated accordingly. Kiva is a nonprofit organization that facilitates micro-loans to enterprising individuals around the world so that they may earn their own way out of poverty.  Kiva loans do not earn interest, but they can be paid for with a credit card.  Credit card payments do earn rewards and do not count as cash advances. If you’re considering making…

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Free Gogo In-Flight Wifi: FlexPerks offers a terrific new perk for Visa cardholders

Free Gogo In-Flight Wifi FlexPerks

The US Bank FlexPerks card is one of my favorite secondary points programs card.  The card offers 3X points for charities, 2X points for cell phone, and 2X for gas, grocery, or airline purchases (whichever is most each month).  I find it particularly convenient that Kiva is considered a charity. I consider this card a secondary points program card for a couple of reasons.  One reason is that the best way to get good value…

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More than double price for discounted AA first class? No ThankYou Citi. FlexPerks to the rescue.

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In March of last year, Citibank increased the value of ThankYou Rewards points for Citi Prestige cardholders.  When used to purchase American Airlines flights, each point is now worth 1.6 cents each instead of the previous 1.33 cents (which still applies to tickets on other airlines).  Since then, I’ve been a big fan of the combination of the Citi Prestige card and ThankYou Rewards points for those who fly American Airlines often.  For details and…

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