USAA Rewards AMEX Card Calculator

Card Details & USAA Points Calculator
3X Dining
2X Gas
2X Grocery
Military Benefits
Travel & Purchase Protections

The USAA Rewards American Express Card is one of the best point earning cards under the USAA Rewards Program and is a good choice for anyone looking to earn a solid rate of return on dining, gas, and groceries. There's no USAA Point-earning cards to pair it with, but you can use the USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa to earn 1.5% cash back on the non-category purchases the USAA Rewards AMEX Card doesn't cover.

Bonus Categories

The USAA Rewards American Express Card features three bonus categories that earn extra points. Those categories are dining, gas, and grocery. There is no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn spending in these categories and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the card overall.

  • 3x Dining
  • 2x Gas Station
  • 2x Grocery
    • Does not include discount stores, wholesale stores, and warehouse clubs (e.g. Walmart, Costco, Sam's Club).
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The USAA Rewards Card comes with special benefits for military members as well as a few purchase and travel protections.

  • Military Benefits
    • Receive a 4% APR on all balances for up to 12 months during deployments or PCS.
    • Special rate on the balance when entering active military duty; lasts until 1 year after completing active duty.
  • Travel & Purchase Protections
    • Extended Warranty
    • Travel Accident Insurance
    • Baggage Delay Insurance

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The USAA Rewards American Express Card sign up bonus is 2,500 USAA Reward Points after your first purchase. This is equal to about $25 since USAA Reward Points are worth 1 cents each on average. For the USAA Credit Cards that offer sign up bonuses, they all offer 2,500 points so you will not find a higher sign up bonus on their cards.

Fees

Annual Fee

The USAA Rewards American Express Card does not have an annual fee. You will always get the best value out of your USAA Reward Points when redeeming them.

Authorized User Fee

There is no authorized user fee on the USAA Rewards American Express Card. If you have family and friends that spend in the bonus categories featured on this card, I recommend adding them to maximize your earnings.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The USAA Rewards American Express Card has a 0% foreign transaction fee. This allows you to earn points worldwide wherever AMEX is accepted.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any other rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Currency Worth
This is the cash value of points and miles used in these calculations. You can click on the amount to change the value or you can select View Rewards As to calculate your rewards when transferred to partners.
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This section allows you to view your rewards as if you transferred them to a partner. Select a transfer partner below and the calculator will alter the calculator to reflect the transfer ratio and the reward currency of the receiving program. This only applies to the currency of the selected card. Not all programs have transfer partners. I also do not have the cash value of points and miles for all transfer partners.
Edit Value
Enter the cash value of these rewards in cents per point/mile. You can enter the value as X.XX cents or 0.0XXX cents. The maximum value allowed is 15 cents ($0.15) and the minimal value is 0.1 cents ($0.001).
Loyalty/Rewards Programs
Covers hotel loyalty status, status with bank rewards programs, and few others. These are added automatically based on card selection, but can be manually added as well.
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Add/Remove Loyalty Programs
Select which loyalty programs you want to include in the calculations. You will be able to select your status with the program and it will calculate additional points/bonuses based on what you enter in the calculator.
Loyalty Programs
Other Bonuses
All card card specific bonuses will be listed here. These are added automatically based on the selected card(s).
Categories Spending
Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value. You can use +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
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Options
Add/Remove Categories
Select which categories you want to appear in this calculator. You can search categories by typing in a keyword below. De-selecting categories will remove them from this calculator. Categories are changed once you hit 'Update'.
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Add Categories On Card Change
When you add/change a credit card comparision, the categories missing from the newly added card will be added to the list of categories. Toggle this off to prevent such from happening.
Clear Spend
This will clear the spend in all of the categories in both columns. This will also clear all saved values.
Copy Spend
Copy Right will take the spend from the left column and copy it to the right column. Copy Left will take the spend from the right column and copy it to the left column. The spend amount ($) and unit of time (month, day, quarter) will be copied over.
Reward Bonuses
This section holds sign up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and bonus bonuses. Most bonuses here will be listed automatically based on certain criteria. You can click 'Extra Bonus' if you wish to enter your own bonus amount.
Extra Bonus
Any additional bonuses you wish to add such as a sign up bonus or point bonus for adding authorized users
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Total Earnings
Sum of all rewards above this line.
Cash Value of Earnings
Based off of currency worth.
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Monetary Bonuses/Perks
This is a list of cash perks and bonuses associated with the selected card(s). Some perks will be listed here automatically. You can click on 'Perk Bonus' if you want to add additional value for the card.
Perk Bonus
Enter how much you value any unmentioned perks this card offers.
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Annual Fees
This section contains the annual fee and authorized user fee (if applicable) to hold on to the listed card(s).
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Edit Fees
Edit the annual fee and authorized user fee of this card (if applicable).
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Auth Fee:
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Grand Total
The total estimated value you can get out of this card and the amount of return for your spend.
Total Card Value
The value of the card when everything is taken into account.
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Total Return
The percent you are earning per dollar spent on this card.

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