Published on May 4th, 2017 | by Chuck17
US Bank Altitude: Free 500 Points for Enrolling in Real-Time Rewards
- Signup for Real-Time Rewards on your Altitude card and get 500 bonus points. Login to your US Bank Altitude rewards page to see if you have this offer.
The Fine Print
- By enrolling in Real-Time Rewards, you agree to receive reward redemption text messages.
I see this in my Altitude account on the rewards homepage, and I’d assume it’s a standard offer showing for everyone. I haven’t yet gotten the card yet, but was already approved and the card is showing in my USB login. (Went pending, then was approved the next day.)
500 points is worth either $5 or $7.50, depending if you redeem for cash or travel.
If you’re planning on redeeming your Altitude points for travel at 1.5 cents-per-point, you won’t need Real-Time Rewards which only gets 1 CPP, but you can still enroll for the free points.
If you are planning to redeem at 1 CPP for cash back, you can either redeem for a statement credit when you have 5,000+ points ($50), or you can use Real-Time redemptions and you’ll be able to redeem against any small transaction. So it’s probably worth enrolling in the Real-Time option to save the wait.
In any case, it’s worth enrolling for the free 500 points. Shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to do so.