I logged in to the Flexperks promotions page today after I read Rapid Travel Chai’s post on US Bank spending promotions for the holidays. While I didn’t find any promotions for spending on my own account, I did see that US Bank was offering me 12 free Gogo Wifi day passes for being a FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature Card holder. I haven’t found other sites talking about this Gogo promotion, and I’m not sure if it’s a targeted promotion or not, so I felt it was worth writing about.
To see if you qualify, you can check the FlexPerks Promotion Site here – to find your FlexPerks number, log in to your US Bank credit card account and look at reward details under your FlexPerks account. It should have your FlexPerks account number (which is different from your credit card number). You will need your actual credit card number later on to verify access to the Gogo passes.
If you do activate the offer, your 12 passes are good for 12 months. You could be strategic and activate them before a flight on which you want to redeem your first pass, but I just went ahead and redeemed mine now so that I don’t forget about it before my next flight.
Here are the terms & conditions of the Gogo wifi passes:
Upon seeing the offer, I clicked the “Register Now” button and saw the next few screens:
I easily value a Gogo day pass at around $10 each (even though they often charge more than that), so getting 12 free passes is an awesome benefit!
I have the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature since it offers 2x points at gas, grocery, or airfare (whichever category you spend more money in a statement month) and 3x points at charity (which includes Kiva loans if you are inclined to do those). The minimum redemption is 20,000 points for a ticket up to $400, so each point is worth up to 2¢ each, so that’s kind of like getting 4% back at gas, grocery, or airfare and 6% back at charity. You also get a $25 “allowance” for airline fees for every redemption you make.
The card also gets 2X points on cellular service payments, but I would rather use a Chase Ink card (which earns 5X Ultimate Rewards points).
The current bonus on the card is 20,000 points after $3,500 spending – it’s not fantastic, but it is worth considering if you want to add a US Bank card to your portfolio. The annual fee is $49 but waived the first year. If you spend $24,000 in a year, you get an additional 3,500 points that you can use to pay the annual fee (a 1.4 cent per point value). If you do decide to apply for a US Bank card, you should consider freezing secondary credit reports.
I could talk a lot about this card, but I think The Free-Quent Flyer wrote a good summary of it here. It hits on the key points of this card and has some good tips for usage.
To readers with the FlexPerks Visa Travel Rewards card – did you get this Gogo promotion?