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Even if you couldn’t normally care less about the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, you should care how many medals the United States wins as more Olympic medals means a better US Bank FlexPerks sign-up bonus! I got this card during a similar promotion after the 2012 Olympics, and scored a sign-up bonus of 33,150 points, which was worth over $600 toward airline tickets. The sign-up bonus hasn’t been that high since then, but now there is a chance for a very good sign-up bonus to return.
Their website indicates that in addition to the 20,000 sign-up Bonus FlexPoints you’ll get when you spend $3,500 within the first four months, if you get the FlexPerks® Travel Rewards Visa Card issued by U.S. Bank1 between 1/31/14 and 3/7/14, and make a purchase by 3/31/14 – and you could earn bonus FlexPoints for every medal Team USA wins at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, courtesy of Visa!
You will earn 500 bonus points for every US Gold Medal, 250 points for every US Silver Medal, and 100 bonus points for every US Bronze Medal. In the 2010 Winter Olympics that would have resulted in 9,550 bonus points, for a total of 29,550 total sign-up points. This is worth almost $600 toward airfare, so that is a very good sign-up bonus!
While it is safe to assume the US team will win some medals in the Olympics, time will tell just how many and what type. I’ll keep you posted on how the medal winnings translate to a better bonus as the games begin next week! I’ll also post a bit more about how this card works as we have a better idea what the sign-up bonus will look like, but in the meantime this post should give you a pretty good idea of how it stacks up to some other similar cards.
Will you be waiting to see how high the bonus can get and potentially pull the trigger on this card?
@ljsbrooks for tweeting me the good news about the return of this offer!