U.S. Bank has partnered with Plastic Jungle to allow FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature cardholders to convert the value of select merchant gift cards into FlexPoints. FlexPerks cardholders can visit the FlexPerks Visa Promotion Center, enter the details of their unused gift card, and an offer to convert the value of the gift card into FlexPoints will be displayed. If you accept the offer, the FlexPoints will be added to your account within two business days.
Bottom line: United Airlines similarly partnered with Plastic Jungle and introduced the MileagePlus Gift Card Exchange earlier this year. With both of these gift card exchange programs, don’t expect to get a great value from your gift cards. You’re generally better off using the gift card with the issuing retailer, but if you need to top off an account, here’s one more way to acquire more points. Awards with FlexPerks start at 20,000 points for a roundtrip flight with a value up to $400.