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US Bank Credit card Choose your own two 5% cash back categories (even for airticket)

MaheshK 1,784 June 7, 2012 at 02:29 PM in Finance (2) More US Bank Deals
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Last Edited by widgit June 7, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Found this interesting read from our deal friend @fueldude. From what I was told, you'll get a list each quarter to choose from for the 5%.
Can switch between the 2% categories quarterly as well.


Apply here: http://www.usbank.com/credit-card...ature.html
Categories available: https://cashplus.usbank.com/index.../demo/true

Finally a card that’s all cash that you control. The U.S. Bank Cash+ Visa Signature card lets you choose and change your 5% and 2% Cash+ Categories, plus you get 1% back on everything else - with no limit on how much you can earn.
Earn 5% cash back on two categories that you choose, like home improvement stores or airline tickets.1, 2
Earn 2% cash back on gas, groceries or drug stores – choose one.1, 2
Earn 1% cash back on everything else.
Get a $25 Cash+ Bonus each time you redeem $100 or more cash back in a single redemption.3
No Annual Fee

edit: Apply through their facebook page and get $50 signup bonus https://www.facebook.com/usbankcashplus

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#571
Made $250 CB last month. Best card ever. worship
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#572
I am considering getting this card... even with the "proposed" changes, do you guys still think it is worth it?
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#573
Quote from cbtexan04 View Post :
CSR last night gave me a number to apply by phone. Said it shouldn't be a problem. I personally haven't tried yet because I just woke up and stil have a 'raspy voice' :p

That number was 800-947-1444. And he confirmed last night that they are open Saturday's.
Confirmed that the number works. It puts you through to underwriting, who transfers you to card applications, where you apply. It takes a while, they pitch other banking products (sign up for a checking account with direct deposit and get an extra 0.25% on your rewards), and there aren't any signup bonuses, but I was able to apply for the card.
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#574
That's it guys, it's officially over for billpay.
Just went to select new categories. Home improvement, airlines, billpay officially gone.
In its place - bookstores, cell phone, and sporting goods
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#575
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That's it guys, it's officially over for billpay.
Just went to select new categories. Home improvement, airlines, billpay officially gone.
In its place - bookstores, cell phone, and sporting goods
What a shame. The 5% bill pay catagory made this the best credit card in existence, imo. Got 5% cah back for home and auto insurance, cable, phone, cell phone, garbage, recycling, natural gas, electric, etc. Wish they would have capped eligible spending at $1,000 per month or so per catagory instead of eliminating the best catagory (and main reason to have the card) completely.

The customer service # for the Cash+ card is 1-800-285-8585. Couldn't hurt for folks to call and register their displeasure. I just did, and the rep was very friendly, knew all about the change, and said she would pass my suggestion up the chain. Hopefully she wasn't pulling my chain.
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#576
Quote from cykj View Post :
That's it guys, it's officially over for billpay.
Just went to select new categories. Home improvement, airlines, billpay officially gone.
In its place - bookstores, cell phone, and sporting goods
Yeah that bites. We just got this card because of the bill pay option. We have all our utilizes, cell phones, and whatnot on our credit cards so 5% off was a great deal. I spent a long time researching it and everybody was saying how the category choices were pretty much static, having stayed the same for over 1.5 years. Just goes to figure, had this card 2 months and now they change it! Frown
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#577
Very disappointed with the loss of Bill Pay, but I knew it couldn't last. I guess starting in April I will transfer them to a different card. It was a great card before the nerf, and still has some potential.

Any word on if Amazon will count as "Bookstore" for the 5%? That will probably be the only way I keep this card in my rotation.
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#578
That would be great if amazon is a bookstore... Anybody knows?
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#579
This card just lost its only reason I was keeping it, bill pay. Don't really see a reason to keep this card now and I've only had it for a month.
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#580
I wonder if entire amazon is included...


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Quote from lowspeed View Post :
I wonder if entire amazon is included...


AbeBooks.com® Half Price Books® Textbooks.com™
Amazon Kindle Book purchases Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore Textbooksrus.com
Barnes & Noble Highlights.com™ The Book Company
Barnes & Noble NOOK® Book purchases Husky Bookstore The Bookie - WSU Bookstore
Barnesandnoble.com iPad® Book purchases The Hornet Bookstore
Beck's Bookstore Joseph-Beth Booksellers The Ohio State University Bookstore
Better World Books® LifeWay® Christian Store Third Place Books
Book MARQ Bookstore MBS Direct Textbooks Truman Bookstore
BookRenter.com™ PCC Sylvania Bookstore University of Kentucky® Bookstore
Books a Million Bookstore Portland State Bookstore University of North Dakota Bookstore
Books Are Fun™ Powell's Books UWM® Bookstore
Boswell Book Company Powells.com Varney's Bookstore
Campus Book Rentals Regis Bookstore Webster's Bookstore
Chegg.com® Saint Louis University Bookstore Xavier University Bookstore
Creighton Bookstore Sony Reader® Store
DuBois Bookstore Spartan® Bookstore
Follett® Virtual Bookstore Student Book Exchange
Citi Forward Visa registers all of Amazon as a bookstore, which has allowed for 5 thank you points/$1 spend. I'm hoping with both being visas they classify as the same. While losing Home Improvement and Bill Pay is a bummer, a straight 5% (6.25% if you hold out) cash back for Amazon is a decent consolation prize.
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#582
Quote from EdMcK515 View Post :
While losing Home Improvement and Bill Pay is a bummer, a straight 5% (6.25% if you hold out) cash back for Amazon is a decent consolation prize.
Depends on how much you spend on Amazon I guess. We have around $350-$400 of automated bill payments on this card right now and I don't spend remotely that much a month at Amazon. Also it won't be 6.25% since the bonus $25 per $100 redeemed is being limited to once per calendar year as well. All in all getting 5% off at Amazon won't be enough to make me want to keep using this card so once these changes go into effect this card will go into the drawer. Sucks.
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#583
Pretty upset they took away bill pay. That is the major reason I got this card.
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#584
anyway to tell for sure if purchases from amazon.com count??????????
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#585
Quote from linkin06 View Post :
restaurants and fast-food is diff??
the way I see it,

fast food = self service. you wait in line, order at the register, wait for food, pick up food as togo or for here (at the fastfood location) and you bring your food to a designated table you choose. you clean up after yourself ( your fked up if you dont )

restaurant = you are seated to a table, a waiter arrives at your table and takes your order and then delivers your table. you eat, and then leave without cleaning up after yourself
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