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USAA 4.0% APR

I thought I would mention here that if you are military or family and have a USAA credit card, USAA will reduce your APR to 4.0% if you simply fax them your PCS orders to be stationed overseas.  Technically, this lasts for 12 months, but I was also told by the USAA rep that after 12 months I could fax the same orders again putting me overseas and continue to receive the 4.0% APR.

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Re: USAA 4.0% APR


DaveSignal wrote:

I thought I would mention here that if you are military or family and have a USAA credit card, USAA will reduce your APR to 4.0% if you simply fax them your PCS orders to be stationed overseas.  Technically, this lasts for 12 months, but I was also told by the USAA rep that after 12 months I could fax the same orders again putting me overseas and continue to receive the 4.0% APR.


That is an awesome benefit!!! (And well deserved!!!!)

 




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Re: USAA 4.0% APR


LS2982 wrote:

DaveSignal wrote:

I thought I would mention here that if you are military or family and have a USAA credit card, USAA will reduce your APR to 4.0% if you simply fax them your PCS orders to be stationed overseas.  Technically, this lasts for 12 months, but I was also told by the USAA rep that after 12 months I could fax the same orders again putting me overseas and continue to receive the 4.0% APR.


That is an awesome benefit!!! (And well deserved!!!!)

 


Agreed.  I have never seen this advertised though.  I wouldn't have known if I didn't call in to change my car insurance to a UK address, which is when the rep informed me that I should talk to the credit cards department to get my APR reduced.  I don't usually carry a balance on this card, but I guess it will be the first choice to keep a balance if I need to in the future.

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DaveSignal-

 

Hey! Just need some clarification..So they told you even if they orders were expired they would still honor it? ie you said refaxing same orders etc and they would honor? My husband was deployed and they gave us the 4% all of last year until Dec but never made any mention of this..it would have been nice especially since we still have a balance on the card.

 

Thanks!


DaveSignal wrote:

I thought I would mention here that if you are military or family and have a USAA credit card, USAA will reduce your APR to 4.0% if you simply fax them your PCS orders to be stationed overseas.  Technically, this lasts for 12 months, but I was also told by the USAA rep that after 12 months I could fax the same orders again putting me overseas and continue to receive the 4.0% APR.


 

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bamagirl1 wrote:

DaveSignal-

 

Hey! Just need some clarification..So they told you even if they orders were expired they would still honor it? ie you said refaxing same orders etc and they would honor? My husband was deployed and they gave us the 4% all of last year until Dec but never made any mention of this..it would have been nice especially since we still have a balance on the card.

 

Thanks!


DaveSignal wrote:

I thought I would mention here that if you are military or family and have a USAA credit card, USAA will reduce your APR to 4.0% if you simply fax them your PCS orders to be stationed overseas.  Technically, this lasts for 12 months, but I was also told by the USAA rep that after 12 months I could fax the same orders again putting me overseas and continue to receive the 4.0% APR.


 


No.  My orders are not "expired".   I have orders to be stationed overseas for 3 years.  After 12 months, the same valid orders which put me overseas 12 months ago still put me overseas for 2 more years.  Hence, I can use the valid, non-expired, current orders again.  You cannot come back to CONUS and use some old orders that put you somewhere overseas last year.  That would be fraud and could be result in your accounts getting closed permanently.

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Re: USAA 4.0% APR


DaveSignal wrote:

bamagirl1 wrote:

DaveSignal-

 

Hey! Just need some clarification..So they told you even if they orders were expired they would still honor it? ie you said refaxing same orders etc and they would honor? My husband was deployed and they gave us the 4% all of last year until Dec but never made any mention of this..it would have been nice especially since we still have a balance on the card.

 

Thanks!


DaveSignal wrote:

I thought I would mention here that if you are military or family and have a USAA credit card, USAA will reduce your APR to 4.0% if you simply fax them your PCS orders to be stationed overseas.  Technically, this lasts for 12 months, but I was also told by the USAA rep that after 12 months I could fax the same orders again putting me overseas and continue to receive the 4.0% APR.


 


No.  My orders are not "expired".   I have orders to be stationed overseas for 3 years.  After 12 months, the same valid orders which put me overseas 12 months ago still put me overseas for 2 more years.  Hence, I can use the valid, non-expired, current orders again.  You cannot come back to CONUS and use some old orders that put you somewhere overseas last year.  That would be fraud and could be result in your accounts getting closed permanently.


UMM. DaveSignal I'm not trying to commit or implying to commit fraud..That's why I asked you for clarificiation..

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Re: USAA 4.0% APR

and I guess technically he's always on orders as he is FT active duty..but is currently stateside not overseas..

thanks for the clarification........

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Re: USAA 4.0% APR

The 4% deployment deal also comes with a waived foreign transaction fee. I was at RAF Mildenhall for 3 years and now deploy at least once a year so it's been a permanent fixture on my account, although I had to send them my orders like 3 times last year before they got their act together and adjusted it.

 

Side note, they actually charge you the FTF then immediately refund it. Still it's really useful if you're OCONUS.


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