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Is the Radisson business card gone?

US Bank has long issued three version of the Radisson credit cards: The Radisson Rewards Premier Visa Signature, the Radisson Rewards Visa Signature, and the Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card. However, the business version of the card has been removed from the site with no known working links to the card or further information. We reached out to our contacts for clarification, but have not heard back. For now, it seems that the Radisson Business Visa…

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[Expired] 20K easy points: Targeted Radisson spending offer

US Bank has sent out a targeted spending offer for Radisson Rewards Visa cardholders that looks like a terrific deal: spend $500 each month between May 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019, get 20,000 Radisson points. That’s enough for 2 free nights at a Category 1 property or 1 free night at a Category 2 property — or, when combined with the 40K points existing cardholders receive at their anniversary, enough for a much nicer place or…

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Is it worth spending $30K on a hotel card?

Recently, Club Carlson re-branded as Radisson Rewards. As part of the re-brand, they announced a new benefit on the Radisson Rewards Credit Cards (still known as the Club Carlson Rewards credit cards as of the time of writing, but slated to change at some point) — see: New big spend bonus: more free annual nights with Radisson Visa cards. While you were previously able to earn a free night certificate with $10,000 spend in a cardmember year,…

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My bumbling experiments with US Bank’s Real-Time Mobile Rewards

Readers may remember that I was pretty excited about US Bank’s Real-Time Mobile Rewards when I learned that they’ve expanded them to include travel.  If you have the Altitude Reserve card, or a Visa card that earns FlexPerks points, you can now apply your rewards to travel purchases at 1.5 cents per point value without having to book travel through US Bank.  This is huge because it means that we can have our travel cake…

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US Bank makes Real-Time Mobile Rewards awesome. Are you listening Chase? Amex? Citi?

UPDATE: Please also see: US Bank Real-Time Mobile Rewards. What works where? Wow.  I didn’t see this coming.  US Bank has just become relevant again in the travel rewards space.  Via a feature called “Real-Time Mobile Rewards,” the US Bank Altitude Reserve and the US Bank FlexPerks cards now allow you to redeem points for travel at 1.5 cents per point without requiring you to book through US Bank’s travel portal.  I never thought I’d…

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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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[EXPIRED] 2500 points for four small purchases [Targeted?]

US Bank has sent out an email offer to Club Carlson Visa Card holders offering 2,500 bonus points for making four online purchases of $25 or more between today and December 21, 2017. This is an easy 25x on almost anything you want as you could easily buy four $25 gift cards online. I definitely plan to take advantage of this one. The terms state that this offer is not transferable and it did have my name and information, but…

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Will I sign up for the Altitude Reserve? More importantly, should you?

US Bank’s new Altitude Reserve card is set to launch May 1st.  Here are the basic details of the card: Standard Signup Bonus: 50,000 points after $4,500 spend in 90 days $400 Annual Fee $325 in annual travel credits automatically applied to account for travel purchases charged to card. In this context, “annual” means the cardmember’s membership year. Points worth 1.5 cents each when used to purchase travel (flights, hotels, car rentals) Earn 3X points…

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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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