A few months back, we reported that U.S. Bank was thinking about launching two different cards with the Altitude branding. While I was expecting they would launch both at the same time, it’s looking like we are only getting one at this time. Still, the Altitude Go is now live!
The Altitude Go has a $0 annual fee. There is a 20,000 point sign up bonus after spending $1,000 within the first 90 days. As far as reward categories, they are as follows:
- 4x: Dining
- 2x: grocery, gas, streaming
- 1x: everywhere else
Finally, there is a benefit of putting your streaming services on the Go card. After 11 months of having a streaming service on the card, the 12th month, there will be a $15 credit that should cover the streaming service.
Unfortunately, the Connect didn’t launch at the same time as the Go. However, my biggest complaint about the Connect card was that the Altitude Go would offer twice as much on dining, without having to pay an annual fee. Maybe US Bank realized this, and is making adjustments to that card?
Who knows, but having 4x on dining for a free card isn’t too bad. These points are worth about 1 cent on their own, and 1.5 cents if you are able to transfer the points to the Altitude Reserve. Speaking of the Altitude Reserve, it looks like now we have a pretty decent downgrade path if the $400 annual fee no longer makes sense which makes the plunge into the Altitude family of cards much easier.
What do you think about the Altitude Go card? Let us know down in the comment section below.