365 Days of Adventure

In just a few weeks, our family will be embarking on an exciting road trip adventure across the country! This is a trip that involves some planning in advance. We have been saving for our expenses throughout the course of the year. We set up a separate travel savings account a few years ago and have been slowly building it up. The U.S. Bank Cash 365™ American Express® Card makes it even easier to save!
This is a credit card that offers 1.5% cash back on everyday purchases, and over the course of a year, that savings can be substantial. You can even earn cash back if you use your card to pay for your regular monthly bills. The card also offers American Express benefits, rewards that never expire and there is no annual fee. However, 365 days of adventure does not have to involve massive amounts of travel!
During our everyday adventures to local parks and other nearby attractions, we use money saved in our separate adventure fund to help us discover lots of hidden gems. One of our recent favorites was visiting a nearby safari park where we took an hour-long safari ride and had up-close encounters with lots of animals! During the safari, the kids absolutely loved the chance to feed the animals as they came right up to the side of the vehicle!
On the way home, we stopped at a new (to us) ice cream stand to enjoy some frozen treats. Overall, it was a great mini-adventure that made us hungry for more nearby experiences, like a visit to the science center, museums — even a one-night glamping adventure! With the kids growing up so quickly, we have plenty of motivation to save. Hopefully, we’ll make lots of great family memories together.

365 Days of Adventure Right now, with the U.S. Bank Cash 365™ American Express® Card, you could earn a $100 customer relationship bonus! The card is offering $100 for customers who spend $500 in the first three months and have a relationship with U.S. Bank. If you do not already have a relationship, you can open one and still receive the bonus if done within 30 days. Very cool! If you would like to learn more about the U.S. Bank Cash 365™ American Express® Card, or to apply, click here!

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  1. I’d spend my money on gasoline! It may not be glamorous, but it’s definitely a necessity when it comes to traveling and commuting!

  2. The first travel necessity that I would spend my cash back on would be gas and snacks for the road.

  3. I would spend it on a nice camera.

  4. Anne Perry says

    I would purchase a 4 person tent.

  5. Anne Perry says
  6. I would buy luggage for my daughter.

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  8. I would spend it on new lenses for my camera

  9. I would first spend on booking the hotel rooms. 🙂

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  10. Julie Wood says

    My luggage is outdated so I would buy some new modern luggage to take a trip with.

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  12. My travel necessity is gasoline to get to my getaway.

  13. I would use the cash back to buy luggage! I do not own a single piece of luggage for travel! I have been borrowing a friend’s suitcase.

  14. I would use my cash back to get quality travel bags, suitcases.
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  16. I would buy new spinner luggage.

  17. I would buy a new travel cooler for snacks and drinks.

  18. Jessica To says

    I would buy a nice set of luggage for my son and I.

  19. The travel necessity I would purchase is a new carry on bag.

  20. Steve Weber says

    I would spend it on a charger powerbank

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  21. I’m kind of disappointed. From the title of the post, and the first sentence available in my post preview, I thought you were going on a year-long road trip! Wouldn’t that be fun and exciting?

    Anyway…, I would do the same as you with cash back–little attractions nearby that we don’t normally do because they cost is outside our normal budget 🙂

    Have fun on your road trip!

  22. I clicked through fully expecting you guys were hitting the road for a year! 🙂 I would spend money on hotel upgrade, with a range of ages, bedtimes, and nap schedules, we are big fans of having a suite with two bedrooms!

  23. I would spend it on some books and activities to keep the kids busy in the car, and I would spend the rest doing memorable things with our family on a vacation.


  24. Lisa Brown says

    I would buy a quality carry-on piece of luggage with wheels.
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  26. I would buy luggage set.

  27. The travel necessity I would buy is a quality set of luggage.

  28. I would spend it on a nice quality camera for lots of picture taking.

  29. I would probably spend it on a nice new camera. So many great affordable options out there!

  30. natasha Lamoreux says
  31. I need a GPS system so I don’t get lost!

  32. A new piece of carry on luggage would be nice to have.

  33. I’d buy a makeup travel kit.

  34. Margaret Smith says

    I would use it towards buying some luggage. Thanks so much.

  35. Margaret Smith says
  36. I would buy a battery recharger – a great investment!
    thank you

  37. First I would buy a new window shade to keep some of the brutal summer sun out of my car. Then I would get some beach towels, load up the family and head to the coast!!!

  38. Rebecca Graham says

    My travel necessity would be gas for my car.

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  40. Susan Smith says

    I would spend the money on new luggage. Mine is pretty old.

  41. Susan Smith says
  42. Stephanie Phelps says

    The travel necessity I would spend my money on first would be a new set of luggage!

  43. I would get new luggge

  44. Erica Best says

    I would buy a carry-on never had one before

  45. Erica Best says
  46. Elizabeth pergande says

    I’d spend it on something fun for the family! truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  48. Janice Cooper says

    I would buy a nice carry on bag

  49. Janice Cooper says
  50. I would buy gas for my next road trip.

  51. New luggage!

  52. Susan Christy says

    A travel necessity for me is dining at local eateries so I’d spend $100 on a great dinner.

  53. Ellie Wright says

    I would spend it on a few new clothes,
    which I would need if I was going to travel.

  54. Ellie Wright says
  55. Thomas Murphy says

    I would buy new luggage.

  56. Thomas Murphy says
  57. I’d spend it on a hotel stay.

  58. Jerry Marquardt says

    I would first spend my cash back on a nice new pair of shoes.

  59. Jerry Marquardt says
  60. I would spend it on great groupon deals to use to eat wherever we went and travel bags

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  62. Anastasia Falling says

    One big travel necessity is batteries! Especially for the camera! It’s a terrible time to run out of juice when you’re taking great photos 🙂

  63. Anastasia Falling says
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    I would apply any cash back towards renewing my US Passport