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    Default US Bank Cash Plus Visa Signature?

    I was just at my local branch and saw they were advertising a new Visa Signature rewards card. I currently have Chase Freedom, AmEx Blue Cash Everyday, and a Discover Card but I am very intrigued by this new offering. I don't know of another cash back card that lets you choose your rewards categories, but they go as follows:
    • 1% Base Rewards
    • 2% On one of your choice of Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, or Drug Stores
    • 5% On two of your choice of Department Stores, Electronic Stores, Furniture Stores, Home Improvement Stores, Restaurants, Airlines, Hotels, Bill Payment, Fast Food, Car Rental, Charity, or Movie Theaters
    • Plus, you get a $25 cash bonus for redeeming at least $100 at a time (effectively turning it into 1.25%, 2.50%, 6.25%)
    • No Annual Fee
    I've always thought US Bank's credit card strategy was to offer okay rewards that were nothing special but I think I may be applying for this rather soon. Does anyone have or know any dirty secret I'm missing out on here?

    ***Also, you need to enroll in your 2% & 5% categories every quarter but I would imagine they remind you to the point of annoyance much like Chase does.

    Rewards Listed Here: https://cashplus.usbank.com/index.cf...ries/demo/true
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    Default Too good to be true?

    So I just found this while browsing Plastic IQ, and I've gotta say it almost sounds too good to be true, especially with the $0 annual fee. Evidently every quarter you choose one category that you'll receive 2% cash back on and two categories that you'll receive 5% cash back on! Plus you get a $25 bonus when you redeem in increments of $100 or more. This sort of flexibility just seems like a godsend, but I don't see any information on there about quarterly earnings caps. Does anyone know more about this card that they can shed some light on? Or is this really just an all around powerhouse card that everyone should strive to have?
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    Amex Green - NPSL - 05/12
    Amex Zync - NPSL - 06/12
    Discover it - $7750 - 11/12
    Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $5000 - 11/12
    SECU Platinum Visa - $5000 - 08/08
    Bank of America Cash Rewards Platinum Plus Visa - $3000 - 06/08
    Citi Diamond Preferred Mastercard - $3000 - 05/12
    GECRB Old Navy Visa - $2500 - 11/12
    Chase Amazon Visa - $2000 - 11/12
    Chase Freedom Visa - $2000 - 07/12
    Citi Thank You Visa - $1000 - 06/12
    Amex Blue Cash Everyday - $1000 - 01/13
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    Looks legit and very interesting. I didn't notice anything about caps, though, as Ratface mentioned. If I had this card I would use it for the 5% and 2% categories and my Fidelity Amex for everything else (2%).

    I've never had a US Bank account. How is there customer service and website performance/functionality?
    American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
    US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
    FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
    Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

    *All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.
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    I've had US bank and they were ok. I closed my account because they ticked me off when some money was taken from account and they took forever to return it. Their atm was robbed and my checking account was cleared out. It took them forever to give me a credit and/or return my money. They didn't offer me anything good to stay with their bank either.

    I will say that I am willing to forgive all if this credit card offer is true.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
    Plane tickets: CSP
    Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
    Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
    Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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    Just applied over the phone with a native English speaker who sounded like she was in the Midwest. Quick application, approved for $15k pending review (I had my credit report locked down at one time for security and suspect this is why). As long as it's not a hassle to deal with them, this will be well worth it. I'll make at least $90 more in cashback per year just from using this card to pay my electric phone/internet bills instead of Fidelity Amex.
    American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
    US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
    FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
    Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

    *All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.
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    I applied for a rate increase and they declined me a few months ago. I'm going to wait until September when my report looks a tad bit better. I"m at a 753 or so in all bureaus, but they wanted me to look better in a couple of areas.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
    Plane tickets: CSP
    Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
    Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
    Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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    What Bureau are they pulling? Please don't be Equifax! Every bank has been pulling that, so my inquiries are insanely high on Equifax.
    American Express '02: Platinum, Blue Cash Preferred 6k, SPG 2k, Delta Gold 1k
    Barclaycard '11: Apple Financing Card 2.5k
    Citi: Diamond Rewards 1.5k
    Chase: Freedom 500
    Discover '12: Discover IT 1.5k
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    I think it was Experian. I will double check. They were pretty stingy with me.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
    Plane tickets: CSP
    Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
    Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
    Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureBillionaire View Post
    I think it was Experian. I will double check. They were pretty stingy with me.
    The more I read about credit card companies, the more I wish I had simply kept on using my debit card. After reading this, I lost interest in this card. And I'm starting to lose interest in all of them. Really when it comes right down to it, they aren't worth the hassle.
    FICOS
    TU: 785 January 2014
    EQ: 772 January 2014
    EX: 773 January 2014
    TU08 (Barclay's) 794 February 21 2014
    Discover 798 April 15 2014

    Cards:
    Associated Bank Accelerated Rewards Signature Visa 21.5k (05/12)
    Chase Sapphire Preferred Signature Visa 5k (5/13)
    Amex Gold NPSL (5/13 - backdated to 5/99)
    Barclay's Arrival World MasterCard 10k (11/13)
    Citi Dividend Visa 6.3k (12/13)
    Chase Freedom Signature Visa 7k (1/14)
    Bank of America Travel Rewards Signature Visa 10k (2/14)
    Discover IT 4.5k (2/14)
    Amex Everyday Preferred 2k (3/14 - backdated to 3/99)

    Garden: Card carrying Garden Club member. Gardening until 2014!
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    How so? The Experian part or the stingy part?
    Amex Green - NPSL - 05/12
    Amex Zync - NPSL - 06/12
    Discover it - $7750 - 11/12
    Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature - $5000 - 11/12
    SECU Platinum Visa - $5000 - 08/08
    Bank of America Cash Rewards Platinum Plus Visa - $3000 - 06/08
    Citi Diamond Preferred Mastercard - $3000 - 05/12
    GECRB Old Navy Visa - $2500 - 11/12
    Chase Amazon Visa - $2000 - 11/12
    Chase Freedom Visa - $2000 - 07/12
    Citi Thank You Visa - $1000 - 06/12
    Amex Blue Cash Everyday - $1000 - 01/13
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