Now that I have your attention, let me walk you through this. I applied for and was approved for my 15,000 point US BANK Flex Perks card during my last round last month. I only had to spend $500 and I am just waiting for the statement to generate to get the points.
If you add up the total of all the Medals won by the USA you will see it was:
GOLD – 46, SILVER – 29 & BRONZE – 29
Thus the math at 500 points for gold, 250 for silver and 100 for bronze means the points you SHOULD get are 33,150 by applying for the card.
Now here is where this deal takes a twist. US BANK has a NO fee checking account you can get called the GOLD account you can see HERE. If you get this account FIRST, and THEN get the card, you will get +1/4% bonus on the points you earn via SPEND. You must spend 2500 to get the deal so you would earn 5625 points for that spend when you have their checking account.
So, grand total all in is 38,775 points or almost $800 in travel VALUE!
And then the deal gets better and better – MAYBE! I attempted to BUMP THE BONUS from my card 3 weeks ago. No can do – NO WAY to apply the product code to your other card. I talked to 3 reps and 2 supervisors. All of them, again and again, told me just to apply for the card again. What? Really? But I just got the card 3 weeks ago. They ALL said it does not matter we have many card holders who have 2 or 3 or more of the exact same card. They said you will get the bonus for each new line you open. Wait – What? Really?
Now the above is NOT in print and just from the reps feedback, but they were all consistent about this. They were supervisors – but YMMV. I hope you see what this could maybe mean. You could, maybe, try for 2 or 3 cards all in one day or over a week after each card is approved and get the bonus again and again. UNDERSTAND it may mean 1 HARD pull only once in one day or it may mean 2 or 3 HARD pulls all in one day. I just cannot say as I do not know. But, if you could do 2 cards, and then maybe even 1 business card at the lower 15k bonus deal, you could end up with over 93,000 points worth almost $2,000! – WOW!
PS – please note ONLY the business link is mine so take SCREEN SHOTS of everything if you go for this deal. – René