The Flexperks Gold Card will be discontinued in 2020. You can still calculate points and compare this card to others using this calculator.

U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Card

Card Review & FlexPoints Calculator
3X Restaurant
2X Airline
2X Gas Station
TSA PreCheck / Global Entry
$25 Airline Allowance

Review the benefits of the U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Card, calculate how many FlexPoints you can earn based on your spend, and compare results to top cards.


Out of the three cards that earn FlexPoints, the U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Card is the best out of the bunch. It features several bonus categories along with perks and bonuses aimed towards travel.

Bonus Categories

The U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Card features three bonus categories. They are restaurants, airlines, and gas stations. Spending within these three categories will earn bonus FlexPoints. There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card.

  • 3x Restaurants
  • 2x Airline
    • Must be booked direct; 3rd parties will not qualify (e.g. Expedia, Orbitz).
  • 2x Gas Station
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Card offers a handful of useful benefits which includes complimentary WiFi, access to a dining program, and airline credits.

  • Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Credit
  • Complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi
  • Global Dining Program
    • Grants access to "Taste from American Express".
    • Includes benefits such as discounts on food, complimentary appetizers or a bottle of wine.
  • $25 Airline Allowance
    • Receive up to a $25 allowance when redeeming points for an award ticket.
    • Allowance is good for the airline in which the award ticket was redeeemd for.

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The standard sign up bonus for the FlexPerks Gold Card was 30,000 FlexPoints after spending $2,000 within the first four months of account opening. This was equal to as much as $450 when FlexPoints were worth 1.5 cents each, but is now worth $300 at a rate of 1 cent per FlexPoint.

Fees

Annual Fee

The FlexPerks Gold Card has an annual fee of $85. With points being only worth 1 cents each, this fee is a little hard to swallow. There are better cards for travel, restaurant, and gas purchases.

Authorized User Fee

The FlexPerks Gold Card has a $0 authorized user fee. I recommend adding friends and family as users if they spend in any of the three categories featured on the card.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The U.S. Bank FlexPerks Gold Card does not have a foreign transaction fee so you can earn rewards worldwide without devaluing your FlexPoints.

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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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