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UFB Direct Airline Rewards Checking Account

Old Jun 15, 16, 4:11 pm
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UFB Direct Airline Rewards Checking Account

Does anyone have any experience with this type of an account at UFB Direct?

https://www.ufbdirect.com/personal-b...wards-checking

I'm thinking it could have its place when a credit card can't be used.
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Old Jun 15, 16, 5:57 pm
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Old Jun 20, 16, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by kathiel View Post
Does anyone have any experience with this type of an account at UFB Direct?

https://www.ufbdirect.com/personal-b...wards-checking

I'm thinking it could have its place when a credit card can't be used.
I have the UFB checking account you mention. But it is mostly secondary to their savings account which, until recently, paid 1.25%. Not a bad rate for liquid funds.

With respect to the airline checking, be sure to read the fine print carefully. I learned the hard way that grocery store debits DO NOT QUALIFY.

The other point I want to stress is that actually seeing the miles posted to your American account can take months. So, it is a useful account for extending the expiration date of your miles, but, in my opinion, not much else.

However, one unadvertised "perk" is "purchase rewards". There are usually just a handful of offers to activate. And all are capped. But the same airline checking card recently offered 10% cash back at Starbucks, 5% at Auto Zone, etc.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 7:33 am
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Thanks! I appreciate the details on this.
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