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5% CB for Gym/Fitness Center (new US Bank Cash+ Category)

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US Bank has added Gym/Fitness Centers as a category to their (not as awesome now) Cash+ card.

 

Of course, this doesn't make up for the loss of the bill pay category for many people (or Hotels or Travel, for people who enjoyed those categories), but it's nice, especially if your gym's billing method lets you get cash back on pricier options like personal training or cross-fit and the like.

 

Combined with the cell phone category, this makes a good sock drawer card loaded up with those auto-paid bills (though some still prefer the fast food/restaurants combo for 5% dining), as I don't imagine most people would shoot above the $2000/quarter reward cap unless they have some very pricey personal training at a high-end gym.

 

Be wary of leased concessions (chiropractor, massage, spa, restaurant, juice bar, etc.) that might code their own transactions.

 

I'm still mourning the loss of multiple $25 bonuses per year (one "$25 bonus for $100 cash back redeemed" Visa gift card per year is way too low), extra % back with package checking accounts, and uncapped rewards (though I can deal with the caps), but life moves on.

 

Disclaimer: Purchases at recreational facilities that do not require membership, such as golf driving ranges, baseball batting cages and ski slopes, do not qualify. In addition, purchases made at fitness centers outside of your membership fee, like personal training or fitness classes, may not be included.²

 

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That category sucks as you only pay Gym once a month and is not that high.

yeah, I don't know why there are a few people here that were excited about that one.

 

seems like a lame category to me as well.

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It depends on the price of the gym. In my neighborhood there are a few that are $150 a month. If you pay for a whole year at a time the 5% could be beneficial.

 

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It depends on the price of the gym. In my neighborhood there are a few that are $150 a month. If you pay for a whole year at a time the 5% could be beneficial.

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Pay for as much as they'll allow at one time (assuming you're actually faithfully using the membership) and this could be a nice category. How often can you change the categories with this card?

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You can change categories every quarter (the categories are April-June).

 

Higher-end fitness clubs or "signature" sports complexes can be very expensive (think: country club meets gym).

 

 

 

It depends on the price of the gym. In my neighborhood there are a few that are $150 a month. If you pay for a whole year at a time the 5% could be beneficial.

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Pay for as much as they'll allow at one time (assuming you're actually faithfully using the membership) and this could be a nice category. How often can you change the categories with this card?
 

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