Picking Two 5% Cash Back Categories with the US Bank Cash Plus Card

My new U.S. Bank Cash Plus Card came in the mail this week and I have been uber excited. This is the card I told you about a few months ago that gives you 5% cash back in 2 categories you choose. I just activated my card then signed on to their Cash+ site to select my categories. I picked the 2% category for groceries which I may not really use. I already have a 2% back card that gives a FULL two on everything so that is not really needed but just in case it happens to be in my wallet at the grocery store.

The two 5% categories I picked were

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants

Although I was surprised that it did not combine the restaurants with fast food.  Discover and Chase and other bank credit cards let you put the category with everything under Dining which would include Fast Food and Restaurants.  Since I had to choose one or the other I decided it was best to choose the one that I would benefit more from in higher spending.  I definately spend more money at restuarants than fast food.  REstaurants hopefully still incude bars and nightclubs as well which is a big expense of mine of around $1,500 a month at least.

How to redeem these quarterly rewards from the Cash +  Visa?  It is best to wait until you reach $100 in rewards so you will get the $25 bonus!  Then do the following-

The U.S. Bank Cash+Visa Signature Card makes it as easy to redeem as it is to earn. With so many simple ways to get your cash back, you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Choose how to redeem your cash rewards:

Deposit into your U.S. Bank checking, savings or Money Market account
Receive a statement credit to your account
Receive a U.S. Bank Rewards card*


Set up automatic monthly transfers using your S.T.A.R.T. savings program**

No minimum redemption when redeeming to checking, savings, or statement credit.

Get a $25 Cash+ Bonus whenever you redeem $100 or more in a single redemption — simply wait until you reach the $100 redemption level to redeem, and you’ll receive a $25 Cash+ Bonus Rewards Card.

Here are simple steps to redeem your cash back:

To redeem, log in to Internet Banking at usbank.com
Click the Rewards Center once you log in.
You can also call us at 800-285-8585 and we will help you redeem.

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