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NEW! US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Card 50K Points w/ $4.5K Spend in 1st 3 mos (Use Samsung Pay and get 3X on All Credit Card Swipes)

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US Bank [marketwatch.com] offers the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Card with 50,000 Points after making $4,500 in purchases during the first 90 days from account opening.

Card Features:
  • Earn 50,000 points after you spend $4,500 on purchases in the first 90 days from the account opening. That's $750 toward travel if applied toward travel credits.
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on any purchases that you make on smartphones through a mobile wallet (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Microsoft Wallet) - theoretically, Samsung Pay can be used on pretty much any store with a credit card swipe
  • Earn 3 points per $1 on any travel purchases (flights, hotels, rental cars, etc)
  • Credit for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry
  • Trip planning through the luxury agency Andrew Harper, car service just for cardmembers, airport lounge access
  • $325 Travel Credit annually (automatic reimbursement towards purchase on airlines, hotels, car rentals, taxis, limos, trains, cruises)
  • Comes with benefits of Visa Infinite Card [thepointsguy.com]
  • Up to $10K coverage for emergency evacuation and transportation if the cardmember is injured during the travel
  • Car rental protection (coverage is primary, like CSR)
  • No foreign exchange fee
  • Annual Fee: $400/yr (compared to $450 Chase Sapphire Reserve, $550 AMEX Platinum)

Just by taking advantage of the $325 Travel Credit, the net Annual Fee comes out to $75/yr.

Additional Info per this link [boardingarea.com]:
  • $75 effective annual fee. If this card's travel credit is as easy to earn at the Sapphire Reserve's travel credit, then it will effectively reduce the annual fee burden to only $75. In other words, you would pay $400, but soon get $325 back after you spend that much or more on travel. There is also a Reddit report that "Wealth clients" will pay only $299 per year for the annual fee which would make this card completely a no-brainer for those clients, if true.
  • Priority Pass Select lounge access.
  • 12 Gogo Wifi Passes per year, US & Canada only, and one segment only.
  • Black car and rental car service.
  • Point Transfers: None. There hasn't been any news as to whether US Bank will allow point transfers to airline or hotel programs.

Caveat: Initially, it will be only available for consumers with US Bank accounts. Customers must have eligible bank account open for minimum of 35 days before applying.
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this sounds like a CSR/CSP

time to open US bank accounts Smilie
"Customers must have eligible bank account open for minimum of 35 days before applying."

edti:
I wonder if the tricks that apply tot he CSR apply here as well Scratchchin
stay tuned!
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time to open US bank accounts Smilie
THIS.

Initially it's only available for US Bank account holders and there isn't a single branch around where I live (NYC)......

But I have faith that SD community will come up with a clever way to get around this requirement.

Also their Gold Checking Account is free if you also have a US Bank credit card, lol.
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this sounds like a CSR/CSP

time to open US bank accounts Smilie
"Customers must have eligible bank account open for minimum of 35 days before applying."

edti:
I wonder if the tricks that apply tot he CSR apply here as well Scratchchin
stay tuned!
Curious - what CSR trick?Confused
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How is the points redemption with US Bank. Chase has the UR portal which is pretty decent.
With the Chase Freedom 5% and transferring over to CSR for redemption, I feel that's a good combo to have.

However the annual fee is $150 vs $75!

The TPG link seems to say that all the benefits listed are for all Visa Infinite cards, but I'm confused:
Quote :
Save $100 on Round-Trip Domestic Coach Airfare

This is probably the standout benefit available through the program: When you pay for domestic coach round-trip airfare for two to five people with your Visa Infinite card, you'll get a $100 discount. Note that the discount is per itinerary (not per ticket), and your name must be on each booking, so you can't get more savings by purchasing tickets separately.
I dont think the CSR gives you this benefit! I have booked tickets for 2 and not gotten any such additional discount.

So does that mean you don't necessarily get the trip protection, trip delay, insurance, purchase protection, price protection benefits that CSR provides?

And honestly I'm quite disappointed with the Priority Pass benefit. International lounges are awesome. But domestic lounges are so sparse! And not easily accessable. The KAL lounge in LAX doesnt give you access after 8 PM. WTF! And the other lounges in LAX are all sub-par in fact some reviews quote the lounges as nasty and staff as rude! My experience in Abu Dhabi was amazing though. Twice.

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Oh yes, What CSR trick? I am confused too?
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If there's no transfer partners, i dont think this can compete with amex or chase
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How is the points redemption with US Bank. Chase has the UR portal which is pretty decent.
If it's their FlexPoints or FlexPerks program, then I believe you can redeem it for travel and gift cards.

For example, you can apply the points to redeem for any available airfare at any time without blackout dates or restrictions.

20,000 Points = Up to $400 ticket value
30,000 Points = Up to $600 ticket value
40,000 Points = Up to $800 ticket value
50,000 Points = Up to $1,000 ticket value
70,000 Points = Up to $1,400 ticket value
100,000 Points = Up to $2,000 ticket value
150,000 Points = Up to $3,000 ticket value
225,000 Points = Up to $4,500 ticket value
350,000 Points = Up to $7,000 ticket value
500,000 Points = Up to $10,000 ticket value

So the most value you can get out of any of your points is 2 cents each if you push right up against the upper limit of airfare in each increment with the worst being 1.33 cents each if you are at the lower end of those price brackets, which is still much more generous than most programs that only give 1- 1.25 cents per point.
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best one is getting 2xtravel credit the first year (then you can product-change it so you only pay the fee once Wink )
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Not clear which lounge program this card uses. Anyone?

I agree with titanpark above ... Priority Pass lounges in US are pretty worthless.
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Not clear which lounge program this card uses. Anyone?

I agree with titanpark above ... Priority Pass lounges in US are pretty worthless.

According to the other link that i just added, it's Priority Pass
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best one is getting 2xtravel credit the first year (then you can product-change it so you only pay the fee once Wink )

You can, but you lose all the other benefits at thatpoint, including being able to transfer points to airlines/hotels and the 1.5x portal redemption.

Given you need at least a $95 annual fee card to do transfers, and after the additional credit you'd get by paing the AF again, it's really only $55 a year more to keep the CSR instead....well worth it for the PP membership, 1.5x portal rate, free primary car insurance, 3x on restaurants and travel, etc...
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If it's their FlexPoints or FlexPerks program, then I believe you can redeem it for travel and gift cards.

For example, you can apply the points to redeem for any available airfare at any time without blackout dates or restrictions.

20,000 Points = Up to $400 ticket value
30,000 Points = Up to $600 ticket value
40,000 Points = Up to $800 ticket value
50,000 Points = Up to $1,000 ticket value
70,000 Points = Up to $1,400 ticket value
100,000 Points = Up to $2,000 ticket value
150,000 Points = Up to $3,000 ticket value
225,000 Points = Up to $4,500 ticket value
350,000 Points = Up to $7,000 ticket value
500,000 Points = Up to $10,000 ticket value

So the most value you can get out of any of your points is 2 cents each if you push right up against the upper limit of airfare in each increment with the worst being 1.33 cents each if you are at the lower end of those price brackets, which is still much more generous than most programs that only give 1- 1.25 cents per point.
Sorry I am not familiar with the FlexPoints/ Perks program. Is it also like UR? They show you tickets in points and $$ and you pay with the points?
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perfect timing for a Sony A9 preorder.
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You can, but you lose all the other benefits at thatpoint, including being able to transfer points to airlines/hotels and the 1.5x portal redemption.

Given you need at least a $95 annual fee card to do transfers, and after the additional credit you'd get by paing the AF again, it's really only $55 a year more to keep the CSR instead....well worth it for the PP membership, 1.5x portal rate, free primary car insurance, 3x on restaurants and travel, etc...
Yup! I'm sure the 1x extra compared to the CSP will add up easily if you are paying for more than one person and eat out a few times a week.

I'm psyched with the 3x on wallet payments on this card though. Reddit says Samsung pay for the non contact terminals wont count. But still this is a good way to rack up some points. But I'm guessing the 5x on Freedom can help offset this difference in comparison.
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Sorry I am not familiar with the FlexPoints/ Perks program. Is it also like UR? They show you tickets in points and $$ and you pay with the points?
Sounds like that's how it works. According to their website [flexperks.com]:

Quote :
FlexPerks award travel redemption is an easy search and booking process based on date, destination and airline. With more than 150 airlines, you'll find many more flight and carrier options than you would on a single airline web site.
You can even earn frequent flyer miles/points for your FlexPerks award travel when you fly participating airlines. Just enter your airline frequent flyer number when requested as you book your flight or add it at check-in.
Award travel redemption is easy – just enter departure and destination cities and travel dates in the search window.
When your search is complete, available flights are displayed along with the number of FlexPoints needed to redeem a round-trip ticket.

You can sort the results by airline, schedule, number of stops, points required and more. Standard airline taxes and fees are included in your redemption, so there are no surprises.
The dollar value of your award travel ticket is shown before you commit to redeem your FlexPoints, so you can ensure you're getting the best value for your FlexPoints.
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I'm psyched with the 3x on wallet payments on this card though. Reddit says Samsung pay for the non contact terminals wont count. But still this is a good way to rack up some points. But I'm guessing the 5x on Freedom can help offset this difference in comparison.
I am thinking that someone on SD will figure out how to take advantage of this 3x on mobile wallet payment feature....
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