The U.S. Bank FlexPerks cards are our main credit cards, and our main source of travel points. They’re not the best travel cards, and they’re not trending the right direction, but in this case, convenience wins out. We do most of our banking through U.S. Bank, so going with their travel cards just made sense. In general, they’re good for a pair of international tickets each year. Because you can more or less spend them like cash, redeeming them is straightforward and sensible.
Recently, we decided to use our FlexPerks to book a pair of tickets to Colombia. That meant pooling the points from three cards, so that we could book the tickets together. We hit a slight snag though – the web application informed us that we’d hit our points transfer cap for the year. Digging further, it seems the website limits you to transferring 20,000 points per year.
Fortunately, the solution was a quick phone call away. The FlexPerks redemption center (888-229-8864) was able to gather all of our points together into a single account. There was no talk of any transfer limits. There was a slight hiccup, in that the representative believed that points couldn’t be moved between VISA and AMEX FlexPerks accounts. However, a bit of gentle prodding resolved the issue.