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New USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Card Design

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New USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Card Design

So I was looking around on USAA website and I saw that the cashback card (1.5%) has a new look. I absolutely hate it. Any thoughts? I'll try and post the pic also. I'm not sure I can even post photos yet, but trust me it's awful. 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: New USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Card Design

Yes, they recently updated their Visa cards with a new look and added the contactless feature:



I won't go as far to say that it is awful, but I have to agree it would not have been my first choice. USAA historically has been known for ugly designs to be honest. That changed (in my opinion) in 2015 when they introduced their-now old, design language. I thought it looked classy and masculine. The Visa's were all blue with contrasting silver with a slight design change for Preferred Rate, Preferred Cash and USAA Rewards and all had the small gold stars. The Amex's were the inverse, being silver with contasting blue. Limitless was gray brushed metal and the USAA Rewards Amex version was changed to be a blue brushed metal, but I felt they were all classy designs. 


I am not even sure what the new design is supposed to be, a star constellation? 


At the end of the day I am thankful for 1) it is NOT vertical and 2) it finally has contactless. 


However, since they changed my Limitless to the Preferred Cash Back, my USAA will be sockdrawered once the 2.5% cash back reverts to 1.5% cash back on January 1st. 


My replacement debit card came in the mail last week-same (old/current) design although the middle of the card is white and no longer red. No contactless. However, I believe by the end of the year the Amex's and debit cards will also be redesigned. 


Overall, I do not hate the new design but it was a shock to see it changed given I liked the old design language so much. Just so thankful it is not vertical. 

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I wonder how much someone got paid to come up with this design. 



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Valued Contributor

Re: New USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Card Design

I received the new card recently.  I'm ok with it.  I'm happy it is contactless.  That isn't a big deal stateside but tap to pay is convenient when travelling.

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