Posted by Chuck on April 5, 2017
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Published on April 5th, 2017 | by Chuck

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Get $25 Cash Back by Making $75 in Amazon Purchases with U.S. Bank Credit Cards [Cash+, Club Carlson, Flexperks, REI], Targeted

The Offer

US Bank just sent out an excellent email offer for some Cash+ cardholders. Other US Bank cards like Club Carlson and Flexperks are getting targeted too.

  • Get $25 cash back when you make three $25 purchases on Amazon in April and May
  • Get 2,500 FlexPoints when you make three $25 purchases on Amazon in April and May

No activation is mentioned; just be sure to make three purchases of at least $25 each to get the $25 bonus reward.

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The Fine Print

  • Promotion period is from April 4, 2017 through May 31, 2017.
  • In order to receive this offer, you must use your card to make at least three Amazon.com purchases of at least $25 each during the promotion period to receive $25 statement credit.
  • The $25 statement credit will be applied to your card account within 10-12 weeks after the end of the promotion period.
  • This offer is not transferable. Your card account must remain open, have available credit, and be current (no minimum payment past due) to qualify.
  • This offer may not apply if your credit card has changed to a different type of card within the last 12 weeks or changes before the statement credit is applied.
  • This offer is accurate as of March 20, 2017.
  • If you have any questions, call Cardmember Service at 888-551-5144.
  • Any three purchases qualify – including gift cards, books, electronics, computer games and more.

Our Verdict

It’s obviously a no-brainer kind of offer. Either just buy three $25 Amazon gift cards or sit it out and use it on regular purchases in April and May. Notate your calendar on May 30 to make sure you completed the spend.

We posted the same offer yesterday for the Fidelity Visa Signature card which makes sense since that card is run by US Bank/Elan. Others got a similar offer on U.S. Bank cards for Paypal instead of Amazon.

In the case of the Flexperks card, the offer is for 2,500 FlexPoints instead of $25 cash back. That’s really the best offer since the points can be redeemed for up to $50 worth of travel.

We appreciate those who use our affiliate link when shopping on Amazon. You can alternatively use JetBlue for 3 miles per dollar.

Hat tip to Tacos, Khiem, and Rob

REI Mastercard

There’s a similar offer on the REI Mastercard, but it’s a bit better (thanks to reader artgriego):

  • Get a $25 statement credit when you make any three $25+ purchases with the card.

No need to use it on Amazon specifically.

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31 Responses to Get $25 Cash Back by Making $75 in Amazon Purchases with U.S. Bank Credit Cards [Cash+, Club Carlson, Flexperks, REI], Targeted

  1. GL says:

    Got the PayPal one. Spend 3x $25 on paypal and get $25 statement credit.

  2. I got this offer for my Cash+ card. It’s an especially good deal for anyone who has bookstores selected as one of their 5% categories this quarter.

    As a heads up, I have had trouble in the past with US Bank offers like this. I’ve had to contact customer support, sometimes multiple times, to get the credit. Make sure you add a reminder for 10-12 weeks after the end of the promotion period (August 9-23) to look for the $25 credit and contact US Bank if you didn’t get it.

  3. Mark says:

    Data Point: Got this on my FlexPerks Rewards Visa. Offer is 2500 FlexPoints for meeting the same spend requirements (3x $25 at Amazon by 5/31). Also explicitly states that gift cards qualify.

  4. anthonyjh21 says:

    Just to be clear, if we’ve not received any emails from Fidelity or US Bank then we’re not eligible?

  5. artgriego says:

    The targeted email offer on my US Bank REI Visa is even better: *any* 3 online purchases >=$25. Screenshot forwarded, fine print here:

    “Promotion period is from April 5, 2017 through May 31, 2017. In order to receive this offer, you must use your REI Co-op World MasterCard® to make at least three online purchases of at least $25 each during the promotion period to receive a $25 credit to your statement. The statement credit will be applied to your account within 10-12 weeks after the end of the promotion period.”

  6. escot says:

    Hmmmm….. we have two club carlson cards here within the family — business versions. Haven’t seen any such promos as yet for amazon purchases. Anybody else get one? What does the subject line look like? We’d be quite interested in this promo…

    PS: Since we brought up this rarely talked about card, I’d soured on US Bank/CC card owing to one old-school customer abuse practice they still engage in — namely, if you accept one of their 0% balance transfer offers with them, you in effect must sock drawer the account. (They won’t tell you that — but you need to read the fine print, CAREFULLY) Any new purchases (or annual fees) will go to the back of the line…. That is, any payments you make go towards the older balance (the one with the 0% — and anything new cannot be paid off until the entire balance on the transfer is paid off) I thought this was illegal now. But US Bank seems to think it’s quite ok. (Only bank I know of with such a practice — embarrassed USB reps I’ve politely queried about it very much know it’s nasty and unusual — a “gotcha” aimed at the less informed.)

    We’ve kept the cards for other reasons…. barely. This might help me use the card a tad — if we actually get the offer.

    • themanwhocan says:

      The paypal offer, which I received last week, had this subject line:

      Learn how to earn a $25 statement credit with PayPal

      The Amazon offer had this subject line:

      Shop Amazon.com and earn a special offer

      I received both offers on the same Cash+ card, whereas my second Cash+ card received no offers.

      • stingerzing says:

        I got both offers. I believe you can do both on one card, am I correct?

        • GregordianKnot says:

          I hope so, I did both the amazon offer and the paypal one. Hoping to see the credit on my usbank account within a couple months.

          • Stingerzing says:

            Is there something easy to buy like a gift card on paypal? I dont need anything on amazon but I can just buy dollar for dollar gift cards. I can’t think of what to buy on paypal,

        • GregordianKnot says:

          Use gyft.com it allows no fee purchases of amazon gift cards using paypal. I did 3 $25 amazon gift cards there.

  7. Mike says:

    question, lets say if I signed up for a supplementary card and registered another email address to it. wouldn’t it be possible to receive the offer on the 2nd credit card? if so don’t i get two offers that I can use.
    just a thought, if that is the case i will probably sign up for a supplementary card on all future credit cards.

    Thank you

  8. Josh M says:

    I got this on my fidelity visa but not on my cash +, I wonder how they picked.

  9. Rene says:

    I got both the previous $25 off $75 PayPal offer as well as this $25 off $75 amazon offer. Both on the US Bank Cash+.

  10. Victor says:

    Interesting would 3 “Reload Your Balance” transactions by $25 each trigger the deal?

  11. Doug says:

    Anyone have this post yet?

    • GregordianKnot says:

      The $25 statement credit will be applied to your card account within 10-12 weeks after the end of the promotion period.

      Promo ended May 31

  12. Valerie says:

    No cashback yet.

  13. Ven says:

    anyone got the credit?

  14. stingerzing says:

    I got the offer for both Amazon & Paypal and did both. I got a 25 dollar reward bonus today, so I’m not really sure which one it is for. However, I only got one, so I SM’d them to see if the other is coming.

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