U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Cardholders Get New Limited Time Perks
Update 3/2/21: Doctor of Credit reports that this will soon be announced as a permanent change. The fee for authorized users will also be removed. Two awesome changes.
Update 11/28/20: Cardholders were emailed that you can use your travel credit at restaurants until 6/30/21.
US Bank has not been up to par till now as far as credit card benefits go during the current pandemic. Most issuers of premium travel cards have tweaked perks and earning to accommodate cardholders who can’t travel right now.
Amex for example added streaming, wireless and additional Dell credits. Some card earn increased rates at supermarkets and deliveries and those purchases also count for some travel credits. Citi made similar changes for the Prestige card, where supermarket and restaurant purchases count towards the $250 travel credit. Chase also launched ‘Pay Yourself Back’ program, where you can redeem points at 1.5 cents towards a statement credit for purchases at grocery stores, home improvement stores and dining.
U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve
The U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve card is a premium travel card with $325 annual credit that can’t be used for much right now. But Doctor of Credit reports that two new perks kicked in on June 1st:
- Dining purchases will count towards the $325 annual travel credit through the end of the year. This is an additional option on top of the Travel option.
- Earn 3x on dining purchases (normally just 1x) through the end of the year; this category includes takeout and delivery as well.
It’s good to see U.S. Bank also offering some other options to redeem the travel credit and also extra earning for dining and food deliveries. Also keep in mind that the annual travel credit is based on your anniversary date. So if it’s coming up soon, you can use it twice before the end of the year towards these new eligible purchases.