The US Bank Altitude Connect card recently launched and I just realized that we hadn’t published a post about the card. It features a nice intro bonus of 50,000 points (worth $500) after $3,000 in purchases in the first 120 days and the annual fee is waived in the first year. This isn’t the most rewarding card on the market by any measure, but it’s got a respectable effective 4% back at gas stations and a streaming credit that helps to offset the fee, so this might be worth picking up for some.
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A $500 bonus is nothing to sneeze at and will certainly make this card worthwhile for some. On the other hand, I’d gladly take the US Bank Altitude Reserve over this card and given US Bank’s often tougher approvals, I probably wouldn’t prioritize this over that.
I feel like this card comes up a bit short in US Bank’s lineup. While an effective 4% back at gas stations is decent, I’m not sure that it’s worth paying $95 per year for a card that only has that strength. I suppose the streaming credit is easy enough for many people to trigger, so if you consider the net cost to be $65 maybe that makes it more worthwhile depending on your gas station spend. I’m not sure how tolerant US Bank will be of big gas station spenders; while I’ve been able to spend big on my Radisson card over the years, there were initial reports of shut downs on the Altitude Reserve for heavy spenders. Not sure where things will shake out with this card.