By submitting this application, you: (1) acknowledge that you have reviewed the credit card Terms and Conditions; and (2) agree to submit your application for this credit card subject to those Terms and Conditions.
The words “you” and “your” apply to each person who submits the application. You have read the accompanying application, and you affirm that everything you have stated is true and complete. You are at least 18 years of age or you are at least 21 years of age if a permanent resident of Puerto Rico. You authorize Bank of America, N.A. (hereinafter “we”, “us” or “our”) to obtain your credit report(s), employment history and any other information in order to approve or decline this application, service your account, and manage our relationship with you. If you ask, we will tell you the name and address of any consumer reporting agency that provided such report(s) to us. You consent to our sharing of information about you and your account with the NEA Member Benefits Organization. You authorize us to share with others, to the extent permitted by law, such information and our credit experience with you. In addition, you may as a customer later indicate a preference to exempt your account from some of the information-sharing with other companies (“opt-out”). If you accept or use an account, you do so subject to the terms of this application, the “Details of Rate, Fee and Other Cost Information” and the Credit Card Agreement, as it may be amended; you also agree to pay and/or to be held jointly and severally liable for all charges incurred under such terms. Any changes you make to the terms of this application will have no effect. You understand that if your application is approved with a credit line that is greater than or equal to $5,000, you will receive a Visa Signature®
account; if your credit line is less than $5,000, you will receive a Platinum Plus®
account. The benefits for Platinum Plus®
accounts differ from Visa Signature®
accounts. You also understand that the Annual Percentage Rate you receive will be determined based on your creditworthiness. You understand that only a portion of your Total Credit Line will be available for Bank Cash Advances. You also understand that if you have existing credit card accounts with Bank of America, we may utilize the available credit on the existing account(s) to approve your new credit card which could include moving credit from an account with a lower annual percentage rate and/or fee structure to a higher annual percentage rate and/or fee structure without increasing your overall credit limit.
You accept that on a periodic basis your account may be considered for automatic upgrade at our discretion. You consent to and authorize us, any of our affiliates, or our marketing associates to monitor and/or record any of your phone conversations with any of our representatives. You further consent to our use of automatic dialers, text, or prerecorded messages for servicing your account even if the telephone number is a mobile telephone number for which the called party is charged. If additional development is necessary based on the application information provided, we will make every attempt to contact you.
Cash Rewards Program Information. How You Earn Cash Rewards:
Earn cash rewards when you use your card to make purchases, minus returns, credits and adjustments (“Net Purchases”). The following transactions are not considered purchases and will not earn cash rewards: Balance Transfers and Cash Advances (each as defined in your Credit Card Agreement), fees, interest charges, fraudulent transactions and certain other charges. 1% Base Cash Rewards:
Earn 1% cash back (equal to $0.01 for every $1) on Net Purchases charged to the card each billing cycle. 2% Bonus Category:
Earn a total of 2% cash back (equal to $0.02 for every $1, consisting of 1% bonus cash rewards and 1% base cash rewards) on Net Purchases made at eligible grocery store merchants and wholesale clubs, which include supermarkets, freezer/meat lockers, candy, nut or confection stores, dairy product stores, and bakeries. Excluded from this Bonus Category are superstores and smaller stores (like drug stores and convenience stores) that sell groceries and other products. 3% Bonus Category:
Earn a total of 3% cash back (equal to $0.03 for every $1, consisting of 2% bonus cash rewards and 1% base cash rewards) on Net Purchases made at eligible merchants in the one Choice Category you have selected. Eligible merchants would include merchants whose primary line of business falls under the following Choice Categories: Gas (default), Online Shopping, Dining, Travel, Drug Stores, or Home Improvement/Furnishings. When the new account is opened the default Choice Category is Gas. Gas and fuel merchants include merchants whose primary line of business is the sale of automotive gasoline that can be purchased inside the service station or at the automated fuel pump and gasoline purchased at boat marinas, as well as fuel dealers whose primary line of business is the sale of heating oil, propane and other fuels, such as kerosene. A new Choice Category selection can be made once per calendar month; however, if no change is made the category will remain the same. Additional information can be found at bankofamerica.com/choosemycategory. Bonus Category Cap:
Grocery store, wholesale club and Choice Category Net Purchases earn bonus cash rewards on the first $2,500 of combined Net Purchases made each calendar quarter. Once the $2,500 quarterly limit is reached, additional Net Purchases will earn base cash rewards of 1%. Bonus Category Processing:
Merchants are assigned a merchant category code (MCC) based on the merchant's primary line of business. We do not determine which MCC a merchant chooses to classify itself. Not all merchants accept all credit cards. Rewards Redemption:
Redeem cash rewards for statement credits, deposits made directly into a Bank of America®
checking or savings account, for credit to a qualifying Cash Management Account®
with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management®
or Merrill Edge®
, contributions to a qualifying 529 account with Merrill Lynch®
or checks. Cash rewards shall be issued for a U.S. dollar sum and may be requested on demand. Certain cash rewards are eligible for automatic redemption. Redemptions for an electronic deposit into a Bank of America checking or savings account, for credit to a qualifying Cash Management Account®
with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management®
or Merrill Edge®
, or for a statement credit do not have a minimum redemption amount. One-time redemptions for a contribution to a qualifying 529 account with Merrill Lynch®
, redemptions for a check or automatic redemptions for an electronic deposit into a Bank of America checking or savings account, for credit into a qualifying Cash Management Account®
with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management®
or Merrill Edge®
have a $25 minimum redemption amount. Rewards Expiration:
As long as your account remains open with active charging privileges, cash rewards do not expire. Rewards Forfeiture:
If the owner(s) of the card account voluntarily closes the card account, or if for any reason we close the card account, any unredeemed cash rewards associated with the account are subject to immediate forfeiture, unless specifically authorized by us. Rewards Program Rules:
Program Rules containing additional details will be sent to you with your new account materials. Other significant terms apply. Program subject to change. Gift Card Offer.
You will qualify for a $200 Amazon.com Gift Card if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Net Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. The account must be open and have active charging privileges to qualify for and receive the gift card. Limit 1 gift card per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to customers opening a new account in response to this offer and will not apply to requests to convert existing accounts. Other advertised promotional offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for delivery of the gift card. Offer sponsored by Bank of America. We may substitute an item of equal or greater value and we are not responsible for lost, stolen or undelivered merchandise. Federal law prohibits students from receiving the gift card premium. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither we, nor our affiliates, provide tax advice. Restrictions apply, see amazon.com/gc-legal. Mobile Banking.
Mobile Banking requires that you download the Mobile Banking app and is only available for select mobile devices. Message and data rates may apply.Alerts.
You may elect to receive alerts via text or email. Bank of America does not charge for this service but your mobile carrier's message and data rates may apply. Delivery of alerts may be affected or delayed by your mobile carrier's coverage. $0 Liability Guarantee.
The $0 Liability Guarantee covers fraudulent transactions made by others using your account. To be covered, don’t share personal or account information with anyone. Claims may only be filed by the accountholder against posted and settled transactions subject to dollar limits and verification, including providing requested information supporting fraudulent use claim. FICO® Score Program.
Score Program is for educational purposes and for your non-commercial, personal use. This benefit is available only for primary cardholders with an open and active consumer credit card account who have a FICO®
Score available. The feature is accessible through Online Banking, the Mobile website, and the Mobile Banking app for iPhone and Android devices. FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries. Data connection required. Wireless carrier fees may apply. Card Benefits.
Certain restrictions apply to each benefit. Platinum Plus®
card benefits differ from Visa Signature®
card benefits (i.e., coverage amounts vary and some benefits are not available). Details accompany new account materials. Overdraft Protection.
Overdraft transfers to your eligible Bank of America deposit account from your credit card account will be Bank Cash Advances under your Credit Card Agreement. Transfers will be subject to the terms of both your Credit Card Agreement and the account agreement(s) and disclosures governing your Bank of America deposit account. If you link your Bank of America deposit account to your credit card for Overdraft Protection, we will automatically transfer funds in multiples of $100 from your credit card account to cover any overdraft on your deposit account, as long as the portion of credit available for cash on your credit card account is sufficient and you are not in default under your Credit Card Agreement. A fee of $12 will apply for each transaction. The fee will not be assessed (a) if your deposit account is overdrawn by a total amount less than $12, after we finish processing for the day, or (b) each overdraft transaction processed that day is $1 or less. The Bank Cash Advance will accrue interest at the APR stated in your Credit Card Agreement. Overdraft Protection transfers incur interest charges from the transaction date. If the portion of credit available for cash on your credit card account is insufficient to cover the amount required by the overdraft (in the multiple of funds stated above), we may advance the funds even if it causes your credit card account to exceed your Cash Credit Line. Linking Overdraft Protection from your Bank of America credit card to your Bank of America deposit account will end any other Overdraft Protection connections to your deposit account. Please see your Credit Card Agreement for additional details.
If the total amount you request exceeds your Total Credit Line, we may send full or partial payment to your creditors in the order you provide them to us. Allow at least 2 weeks from account opening for processing. Continue paying each creditor until the transfer appears as a credit. Balance Transfers incur interest charges from the transaction date. If you revolve your balance to take advantage of a promotional or introductory offer, all transactions and balances, including purchases, will be charged interest. The Balance Transfer fee is 3% of the amount of the transaction (min. $10). If you have a dispute with a creditor and pay that balance by transferring it to your new account, you may lose certain dispute rights. Balance Transfers may not be used to pay off or pay down any account issued by Bank of America, N.A. or its affiliates.