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Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary The $400 annual fee recently posted on my US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card (USB AR). We performed our usual review of the benefits of the card compared to the annual fee and made a retention call…

Using Our Remaining US Bank Altitude Reserve Travel Credit on a Gift Card – and Double Dipping Real-Time Rewards to Boot
Using Our Remaining US Bank Altitude Reserve Travel Credit on a Gift Card – and Double Dipping Real-Time Rewards to Boot

Using Our Remaining US Bank Altitude Reserve Travel Credit on a Gift Card – and Double Dipping Real-Time Rewards to Boot

Introduction Like many people in our current movement-restricted world, we’ve had a challenge using some of the travel credits that come as benefits of certain credit cards we hold. Recently, we had a successful experience using the remaining travel credit…

Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards
Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Introduction First, I apologize for the continued large gaps between posts. Sometimes real life takes precedence over the blog, and I’ve been buried in activities related to selling our current house and moving into our new townhouse. Today, though, there’s…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – US Bank Altitude Reserve – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Executive Summary The $400 annual fee recently posted on my US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card (USB AR). We performed our usual review of the benefits of the card compared to the annual fee and made a retention call…

Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?
Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?

Reader Question: What Cards Have Points I Can Use to Reimburse Travel Charges?

Friend-of-Middle-Age-Miles JBTx recently submitted a reader question that we thought would make for a nice article. For context, JBTx is heavily invested in the Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) eco-system and is extremely skilled at using UR points to fund his…

Valuable Data Points on the US Bank Altitude Reserve and RoomiPay (Data Point & Experiment)
Valuable Data Points on the US Bank Altitude Reserve and RoomiPay (Data Point & Experiment)

Valuable Data Points on the US Bank Altitude Reserve and RoomiPay (Data Point & Experiment)

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we aren’t afraid to perform experiments to get valuable data points to help you earn as many points as possible. This article is a story of an experiment that resulted in failure, with a partially-successful…

Getting Started with the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Card
Getting Started with the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Card

Getting Started with the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Card

As we’ve previously written, I was recently approved (on my second try!) for a new premium card that I’ve been rather excited to get, the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card.  My enthusiasm for this card stemmed from the…

Persistence Pays – Approved for the US Bank Altitude Reserve Card!
Persistence Pays – Approved for the US Bank Altitude Reserve Card!

Persistence Pays – Approved for the US Bank Altitude Reserve Card!

Executive Summary I was approved for the US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite card today, on my second attempt.  Sign-up bonus is 50,000 points, worth $750 when redeemed for travel (1.5 cents per point), for $4,500 minimum spend within 90…