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Title: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: eli123 on June 12, 2008, 09:41:50 PM
Currently, you can order either $250 or $500 in John Quincy Adams Dollar Coins from the US Mint at FACE VALUE, with FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING and pay with any major credit card.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 12, 2008, 10:24:56 PM
are you saying that we could use the credit card to buy then pay it back and receive the rewards

i luv it
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 12, 2008, 11:05:13 PM
Link:
http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1coin/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=directShip (http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1coin/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=directShip)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2008, 12:05:24 AM
are you saying that we could use the credit card to buy then pay it back and receive the rewards

i luv it
You bet!
Just made 2 orders of $500, I'll put it right into my money market account when it comes!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: moish on June 13, 2008, 12:21:39 AM
can you just walk into a bank with 1000 coins? wouldnt they get upset at you?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2008, 12:33:14 AM
can you just walk into a bank with 1000 coins? wouldnt they get upset at you?
They'll be in rolls, if they get mad it's time to find a new bank.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on June 13, 2008, 12:36:26 AM
You bet!
Just made 2 orders of $500, I'll put it right into my money market account when it comes!
can you use multiple cards/addresses for this, or is it best not to mess with the government.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2008, 12:39:33 AM
why not 20,000 is there a limit is it worth maxing out my card for the strapoints

Well, if you deposit over $10,000 in cash to a bank it gets reported to the IRS and to the department of homeland security...
But I guess I just wanted to make sure that the whole thing works before plowing in $9,500 into it.

On 2nd thought though, I think I'll go ahead and invest $5,000 into this.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on June 13, 2008, 12:47:25 AM
this works out perfect for my new amex citi aa card , i have to spend $750 for the bonus, DONE! ;D
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 13, 2008, 01:31:36 AM
g-d bless us all
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: SBS on June 13, 2008, 04:26:04 AM
Lets see who is the first to reach AA Million Miller Status with this scheme...

Buy and pay back, etc. until you reach a Million Miles...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: rover771 on June 13, 2008, 04:56:03 AM
Well, if you deposit over $10,000 in cash to a bank it gets reported to the IRS and to the department of homeland security...
But I guess I just wanted to make sure that the whole thing works before plowing in $9,500 into it.

On 2nd thought though, I think I'll go ahead and invest $5,000 into this.



is that when you deposit $10,000 at once or it works per day/month/year?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yitzter on June 13, 2008, 03:39:08 PM

is that when you deposit $10,000 at once or it works per day/month/year?
At once, in a single transaction.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 13, 2008, 06:49:50 PM
i only bought 2000
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 13, 2008, 06:51:12 PM
At once, in a single transaction.
yes if you do thre different transaction of 9500 its ok
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 15, 2008, 02:29:59 PM
this worked out perfectly, for getting my 15k bonus from the amex starwoods

Friday afternoon it was already on backorder and wont ship till the 28th
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 16, 2008, 11:42:39 PM
Whoever ordered after it went on backorder: did they charge your credit card yet or do they charge it when they ship it out?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 16, 2008, 11:56:17 PM
they charge when they ship it out
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 17, 2008, 12:00:56 AM
Whoever is bringing these coins straight to the bank (who isn't?) please post your experience on how the bank treated you when you brought it in.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 17, 2008, 12:17:30 AM
most online stores dont charge your card till the item gets shipped out
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: jef4320 on June 19, 2008, 11:05:47 AM
i chickened out and canceled all my orders  the thought of walking into my bank with 5000 worth  of dollar coins just didn't sit right with me
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: jef4320 on June 19, 2008, 11:07:47 AM
personally i think over 10000 they must report but they could report any amount coming in on their own if u give in 3 deposits of 9500 close together it looks worse than 1 bigger deposit because they think u are trying to hide something it will raise a red flag
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 19, 2008, 11:23:03 AM
so how spead out should you deposit it then?

Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: shemaya770 on June 19, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
How long will this deal be going on for?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: eli123 on June 19, 2008, 03:37:51 PM
So let them report it its not like your doing something illegal. And they get thousands of reports a day of such activity so unless your on the FBI wanted list have no fear!!!!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 19, 2008, 05:49:08 PM
oh comeon its known that youre not supposed to deposit more than 10k cash at the same time, why would you want to bring suspicion on your sef for no reason? it for sure makes your chance of getting audited much higher
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: whYME on June 19, 2008, 10:31:44 PM
I have a sneaky suspicion the banks in Crown Heights (and anywhere else there's a high concentration of Dan's Deals readers) are not going to be too thrilled about this whole thing...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 19, 2008, 11:06:38 PM
i just recieved my shipping orders
and guys you dont have to deposit it in one time
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 22, 2008, 12:52:04 AM
received my coins
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 22, 2008, 07:48:18 AM
let us know what happens at the bank
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: coralsnake on June 22, 2008, 11:39:47 PM
Even though it is not illegal, any irregularity at your bank can raise a red flag- be it with the IRS, the FBI or Homeland Security.

Irregularity= a bank deposit of $1000 in $1 coins?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 22, 2008, 11:46:08 PM
so what should we all do when we get the coins?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: coralsnake on June 22, 2008, 11:55:34 PM
so what should we all do when we get the coins?
I guess you can always spend them.
That might be a bit heavy though, carrying that kind of weight around....lol.

You can deposit them obviously. It is a little strange though.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 22, 2008, 11:56:19 PM
i guess ill just spread it out over diff bank accounts over time
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on June 23, 2008, 12:22:22 AM
I saw somewhere that theyre going to keep coming out with new presidential coins so, if whoever this works out for, you should be able to keep doing it for years to come (f they keep up with the free shipping)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: jef4320 on June 24, 2008, 03:14:14 PM
did anybody deposit the coins they received? (in a bank)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 24, 2008, 04:50:11 PM
i did i took about 100 and i gave it to them just to see their reaction and i mention i may have more and they said to just bring it all in and that they just received these coins themselves
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 24, 2008, 04:51:06 PM
I just did 7K in one shot, full report on dansdeals to come...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: bigez747 on June 25, 2008, 02:27:37 AM
I brought $1000 to start, she counted it and took the deposit, no questions asked
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hey on June 25, 2008, 06:16:24 PM
i c people are selling them on ebay for small profit what do u guys think is it worth waiting to sell them on ebay and mayb prices will go up?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on June 25, 2008, 07:48:07 PM
Is Starwoods or the Amen Business Gold the best card to use for this? I am under the impression that the Business Gold actually gives you more points. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on June 26, 2008, 02:51:14 AM
bump
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on June 30, 2008, 11:25:53 AM
Dan, I ordered $10,000 in coins about a week ago. In today's email I saw that the US Mint canceled all but two orders of mine!!! You're lucky to have slipped through. Darn.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: stevenk on June 30, 2008, 02:49:26 PM
I ordered 7,000 and they cancelled 6,500. Has anyone tried to reorder?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: chillmaster on June 30, 2008, 04:38:24 PM
if you go to the link it says 2 boxes per president so can you order all 43 presidents when they come out
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on June 30, 2008, 04:59:25 PM
Yes thats what it says but how did Dan get $7000 in coins?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 30, 2008, 05:47:54 PM
use different names but same address
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on June 30, 2008, 06:02:44 PM
They told me one per HOUSEHOLD, which might mean one per address. No?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on June 30, 2008, 08:37:47 PM
i did it for 2000 dollars to the same address but diiferent names same credit card
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on June 30, 2008, 09:01:08 PM
Ahh. I will try just that. Did you set it to different SHIPPING names or different names on the credit cards?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 30, 2008, 11:51:25 PM
I did all of my orders under my name with one credit card.
I guess they have since changed the policy though.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on July 01, 2008, 12:58:27 AM
i did both of them shipping and billing names the same but four different names for four orders
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on July 01, 2008, 01:01:35 AM
i did both of them shipping and billing names the same but four different names for four orders

Huh? Please use punctuation.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on July 01, 2008, 01:02:49 AM
i did both of them shipping and billing names the same
but four different names for four orders
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Eli on July 01, 2008, 09:47:26 PM
i did both of them shipping and billing names the same
but four different names for four orders
Hmmm... not much clearer than the first time around. May I suggest going to an English class?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yossik on July 02, 2008, 11:12:14 PM
Went onto site,  it says....Product is not available. >:(
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on July 02, 2008, 11:20:13 PM
just brought $500 to the bank the woman took them with a smile      Chase-Rutherford NJ
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smirk on July 03, 2008, 12:39:27 AM
still didnt get mine yet
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: chillmaster on July 03, 2008, 09:57:55 AM
Well there is no more because dan got 7000
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on July 03, 2008, 10:27:34 AM
Well there is no more because dan got 7000
;D

Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on July 03, 2008, 11:19:59 AM
Wish I got my $10k. Instead I'll only get 500. They said the new coins come out in August, to be on the look out!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hendel on July 03, 2008, 09:15:27 PM
i ordered $2000 under the same name, address, credit card. after i received it, i shlepped it to apple bank (albany ave) and they said that their policy is that only the first ten rolls are free. each additional roll of coins are 20 cents each. there was no way that i was shlepping them all back home, so i paid the $14.00. i went there this week and closed my account. horrible customer service and stupid policies. bank somewhere else!!!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MacDan on July 03, 2008, 09:18:23 PM
i ordered $2000 under the same name, address, credit card. after i received it, i shlepped it to apple bank (albany ave) and they said that their policy is that only the first ten rolls are free. each additional roll of coins are 20 cents each. there was no way that i was shlepping them all back home, so i paid the $14.00. i went there this week and closed my account. horrible customer service and stupid policies. bank somewhere else!!!

I called BofA before ordering to make sure they would take as many rolls as I brought with no fees. They said bring it on.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: moish on July 03, 2008, 10:44:55 PM
i ordered $2000 under the same name, address, credit card. after i received it, i shlepped it to apple bank (albany ave) and they said that their policy is that only the first ten rolls are free. each additional roll of coins are 20 cents each. there was no way that i was shlepping them all back home, so i paid the $14.00. i went there this week and closed my account. horrible customer service and stupid policies. bank somewhere else!!!
is that even legal? it is legal tender for all debts
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on July 04, 2008, 12:40:30 AM
wamu took everything from me with glee
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on July 04, 2008, 04:25:17 PM
Stay away from Apple Bank, they will nickel and dime you for everything they possibly can (and apparently what they cant...).
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Eli on July 04, 2008, 04:38:18 PM
If they're nickle and diming, they should have no problems accepting coins :)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: coralsnake on July 07, 2008, 09:55:25 AM
If they're nickle and diming, they should have no problems accepting coins :)
Theyll take them, they just wont credit your account for them :)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on August 18, 2008, 12:09:29 PM
its starting again
is it worth getting into ?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: D.S. on August 18, 2008, 05:18:06 PM
I got financial-review-ed and had to close all my AmEx cards.  What non-AmEx card would be in best interests to get so that I could do this coin business and get some free rewards?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on August 19, 2008, 01:27:11 AM
i used mastercard dont have enough money on my starwoods cards
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on September 17, 2008, 02:27:30 PM
three different coins are back in stock there is also now free upgrade to expedited (2-3 business days) if you spend over $300, additionally the $500 limit is per coin type , there are three types available now so you can get $1500 at a shot
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: zh on September 17, 2008, 03:41:05 PM
Expedited shipping is not discounted at checkout am I missing something?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on September 17, 2008, 06:02:46 PM
Expedited shipping is not discounted at checkout am I missing something?
i had the same question i called the cs number they told me that you dont see it but your order will be shipped via expedited
Title: Us mint coins
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 18, 2009, 08:38:46 AM
The website for ordering coins from the US mint seems to be down....are they catching on, or is this just routine?
Title: Re: Us mint coins
Post by: E on February 18, 2009, 10:25:20 AM
The website for ordering coins from the US mint seems to be down....are they catching on, or is this just routine?
it seems fine to me http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&categoryId=27238&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=16238&top_category=16238
Title: Re: Us mint coins
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 18, 2009, 12:06:19 PM
its back. thanx
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 18, 2009, 07:18:11 PM
ive been wondering for a long time:

Ive never paid taxes - never really worked (or at least didnt make money), and how will it affect my taxes if i keep depositing thousands of dollars in the bank?

anyone know? i know it probably sounds ignorant...

thanks
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: SuperFlyer on October 19, 2009, 02:04:28 PM
Mancunian, its not ignorant, lots of the big guys make mistakes here.

I have a different way of doing it then those coins, which apparently in all Jewish areas the banks are fed up from it, but from the USA it doesn't work.

I'm working on the latter.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: SuperFlyer on October 20, 2009, 06:24:34 PM
Go to http://www.fulltiltpoker.com (http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/?key=MDAwMEYyNUMwMDAyOUEwQjAwMDAwMDAwMDAwMDAwMDA-) sign up, and deposit there with your credit card (visa/mastercard only).

I'd try first with a smaller amount, such as $50-$100, then you should be able to request a cashout to your bank account (wire transfer).

If this goes smoothly, then you just increase the amounts.

[try not to get bonus money, and if you do, never request a cashout for it]

I've done plenty of times with other casinos online, but 99.99% (of the honest ones) don't accept Us-players any longer, but this one does.

I did it usually with some 3500 euro (2 deposits), and than cashout (in 3 times), and about 10 days later the money is on my account.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2009, 07:09:55 PM
Go to http://www.fulltiltpoker.com (http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/?key=MDAwMEYyNUMwMDAyOUEwQjAwMDAwMDAwMDAwMDAwMDA-) sign up, and deposit there with your credit card (visa/mastercard only).

I'd try first with a smaller amount, such as $50-$100, then you should be able to request a cashout to your bank account (wire transfer).

If this goes smoothly, then you just increase the amounts.

[try not to get bonus money, and if you do, never request a cashout for it]

I've done plenty of times with other casinos online, but 99.99% (of the honest ones) don't accept Us-players any longer, but this one does.

I did it usually with some 3500 euro (2 deposits), and than cashout (in 3 times), and about 10 days later the money is on my account.
What happens if you request a cash out with bonus money?
It appears that they automatically double your first deposit.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: SuperFlyer on October 20, 2009, 07:34:46 PM
yes, but the to be able to cashout the bonus, you need to wager a certain amount (by which you might lose your own money). So if you just cashout the money deposited you are safe.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: aaa on October 26, 2009, 02:18:20 PM
anyone try this?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on October 27, 2009, 02:25:17 PM
try what ?
buy coins and deposit in a bank then pay your card back

of course i did
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 27, 2009, 02:51:30 PM
thats amazing!

any catch?

that still didnt answer my question though - if your getting money wired to your account does that affect your taxes...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yordai Dooma on October 27, 2009, 02:56:31 PM
try what ?
buy coins and deposit in a bank then pay your card back

of course i did

I think he was referring to the http://www.fulltiltpoker.com thing. We have all done the coin thing
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2009, 03:28:14 PM
Native American coins have been gone for a little while now...could be the end this time!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 27, 2009, 03:34:26 PM
what?

ive got a tracking number for 11 units of them
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2009, 03:41:19 PM
what?

ive got a tracking number for 11 units of them
Sure, but you can't order more right now.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 27, 2009, 03:52:53 PM
ya just realized - and i was actually planning on it!

could be you can order over the phone...

or just use the casino
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: aaa on October 27, 2009, 04:03:20 PM
Why cant you just place 10 orders for 2 boxes of president coins? Who needs the NA's?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2009, 04:06:39 PM
Why cant you just place 10 orders for 2 boxes of president coins? Who needs the NA's?
1: I usually order 15K NA at a time.
2: I tried ordering 10 boxes of presidents and it got canceled as I already ordered all of the presidents.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 27, 2009, 04:12:43 PM
why cant you order more on a cosigner card
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 27, 2009, 04:37:52 PM
why cant you order more on a cosigner card
I could, but that's a lot of hassle to go through for just $2,500.
Title: Re: Ideas to reach bonus spending requirments on new cards
Post by: Mikeoracle on November 02, 2009, 08:14:04 PM
Regarding the mint coints;
As posted on Flyertalk some of the bigger coin churners have received a letter as follows;

    Dear Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Customer:

    The Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program was developed to make $1 coins readily available to the American public at no additional cost. Indeed, the United States Mint is the only place to obtain Native American $1 Coins at this time. The intent of the program is to encourage use of the $1 coins in oridnary day-to-day cash transactions. Increased usage of $1 coins in commerce saves the nation money due to the coin’s 100% recyclability and durability - it lasts for decades.

    However, it has come to our attention that some customers are not using the program as intended. For example, a small number of customers are repeatedly ordering large quantities of $1 coins to accure points on credit card plans, then turning the coins in to their banks. This type of activity is not in the spirit of the Circulaing $1 Coin Direct Ship Program and is costing the government money in processing, handling, and postage for these orders.

    Please note that the United States Mint is monitoring Direct Ship transactions. If an abusive ordering pattern exists, we will no longer fulfill future orders.

    We are pleased that the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program has been a great success, with over 100 million $1 coins issued to date. We hope that all future purchases will honor the intent of the program to encourage robust circulation of $1 coins.

    If you have questions about the program, please contact the UNited States Mint’s Office of $1 Coin Programs at (202) 354-7603.

    Sincerely,
    The United States Mint

Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Charles The Govenor on November 02, 2009, 10:24:05 PM
Wow! Pretty intense, that is crazy did anyone on this forum get that Letter?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on November 03, 2009, 12:25:28 PM
its crazy i mean dan did 250,000 thats nuts
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MOSES on November 03, 2009, 02:34:43 PM
they limit it to two per person.
anyone have any ideas?
Title: US Mint is P'oed
Post by: ceejay on November 03, 2009, 08:34:30 PM
US Government Begins to Scold (and Praise!) Presidential Coin Churners

Buying coins with credit cards and depositng those coins to pay of the credit card is a technique which many have used to earn hundreds of thousands of miles.

The US government pays the credit card merchant fees on the charge, and covers the cost of shipping, and the consumer gets the rewards.

It appears that some heavy coin churners are receiving a letter as follows:

    Dear Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Customer:

    The Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program was developed to make $1 coins readily available to the American public at no additional cost. Indeed, the United States Mint is the only place to obtain Native American $1 Coins at this time. The intent of the program is to encourage use of the $1 coins in oridnary day-to-day cash transactions. Increased usage of $1 coins in commerce saves the nation money due to the coin’s 100% recyclability and durability - it lasts for decades.

    However, it has come to our attention that some customers are not using the program as intended. For example, a small number of customers are repeatedly ordering large quantities of $1 coins to accure points on credit card plans, then turning the coins in to their banks. This type of activity is not in the spirit of the Circulaing $1 Coin Direct Ship Program and is costing the government money in processing, handling, and postage for these orders.

    Please note that the United States Mint is monitoring Direct Ship transactions. If an abusive ordering pattern exists, we will no longer fulfill future orders.

    We are pleased that the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program has been a great success, with over 100 million $1 coins issued to date. We hope that all future purchases will honor the intent of the program to encourage robust circulation of $1 coins.

    If you have questions about the program, please contact the UNited States Mint’s Office of $1 Coin Programs at (202) 354-7603.

    Sincerely,
    The United States Mint

So they’re saying they may stop shipping to people playing this game. Of course they may not. And in the same breath that they are complaining about large volume purchasers, they tout the large volume of coins shipped as a success! (”We are pleased that the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program has been a great success, with over 100 million $1 coins issued to date”)

We’ll see how long the merry-go-round ride lasts.
Title: US Mint Workaround
Post by: mordys on November 12, 2009, 11:43:09 AM
Now that the Native American $1 coins are not available and only the Presidents are (with their limit of 2 boxes per person, for LIFE) does anyone have any workarounds for this?
I saw somewhere, (i think FrugalTravelGuy) that if you put an apartment number in the address, even with the same name, the Mint will let the orders go through, even if you ordered Presidents previously. This would be attractive for someone that lives in a private house.
Anyone have experience?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on November 12, 2009, 11:56:16 AM
Now that the Native American $1 coins are not available and only the Presidents are (with their limit of 2 boxes per person, for LIFE) does anyone have any workarounds for this?
I saw somewhere, (i think FrugalTravelGuy) that if you put an apartment number in the address, even with the same name, the Mint will let the orders go through, even if you ordered Presidents previously. This would be attractive for someone that lives in a private house.
Anyone have experience?
Lol...that's also what people do for rebates.
It probably would work as it's tracked by address.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on November 16, 2009, 07:59:37 AM
Haven't been following the latest news-

Can someone summarize what the current limits are on all coins?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on November 16, 2009, 08:00:35 AM
Also, can you make your first purchase on a new Citi AA Card for coins- or will they reject it as some banks do because the first purchase cannot be an online order and must be swiped?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on November 19, 2009, 05:29:50 PM
anyone know how to get money off an amex gift card? can u do a cash advance or bt from it?
just thinking...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on November 19, 2009, 06:07:39 PM
anyone know how to get money off an amex gift card? can u do a cash advance or bt from it?
just thinking...
Do you mean besides for buying coins?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on November 19, 2009, 07:48:30 PM
Do you mean besides for buying coins?
:) ya - that might get a bit tedious
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: gozalim on November 19, 2009, 08:10:05 PM
isn't there another method (at least for non-amex cards) where you buy travelers cheques or gift cards or something like that to reach spending minimums for like $5-10/1000? anybody know of anything?
(more convenient than coins)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 22, 2009, 10:25:57 AM
Did anyone else notice the new terms and conditions on the mint website:

"the purchase of $1 coins under the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program is a cash equivalent or cash-like transaction. Ordinarily, such purchases are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT CARD REWARDS, CASH-BACK, CASH REBATE, AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS. Check with your card issuer for its terms and conditions."
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: steve2 on November 22, 2009, 10:51:51 AM
Did anyone else notice the new terms and conditions on the mint website:

"the purchase of $1 coins under the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program is a cash equivalent or cash-like transaction. Ordinarily, such purchases are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CREDIT CARD REWARDS, CASH-BACK, CASH REBATE, AND SIMILAR PROGRAMS. Check with your card issuer for its terms and conditions."

 1stly The Mint has been pushing off teh next shipping date for the past few weeks it started around yesterday and is now 12/6, they cahnge it every 2 days or so. So maybe there wont be any more

 If there is all you need to do is call your CC issuer and ask that they set your CA to $0 or a max of $100 taht way if theyw ant to treat it as a CA it will be declined since the amount is greater then what you are allowed. Not all CCs are willing to lower your CA, so then you need to find 1 that is willing.

 Lastly I did a large charge that was sent to my CC as a reg Purchase, they in turn handled it as a CA and it was declined so I called up the Vendor and used a different CC, so far 3x and its been going thru. The charge was from a Financial Instution re: a Bank.

 That said, last week I received part of my last order from the Mint and they charged my CC for what they sent (rest Back ordered) and it went thru as a Purchase FYI
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 22, 2009, 11:10:51 AM
1stly The Mint has been pushing off teh next shipping date for the past few weeks it started around yesterday and is now 12/6, they cahnge it every 2 days or so. So maybe there wont be any more

 If there is all you need to do is call your CC issuer and ask that they set your CA to $0 or a max of $100 taht way if theyw ant to treat it as a CA it will be declined since the amount is greater then what you are allowed. Not all CCs are willing to lower your CA, so then you need to find 1 that is willing.

 Lastly I did a large charge that was sent to my CC as a reg Purchase, they in turn handled it as a CA and it was declined so I called up the Vendor and used a different CC, so far 3x and its been going thru. The charge was from a Financial Instution re: a Bank.

 That said, last week I received part of my last order from the Mint and they charged my CC for what they sent (rest Back ordered) and it went thru as a Purchase FYI

How do i know what my CA limit is? Can i see it online? Which cards were you successful/unsuccessful with?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: steve2 on November 22, 2009, 12:20:05 PM
How do i know what my CA limit is? Can i see it online? Which cards were you successful/unsuccessful with?

 I dont want to publish which CCs went thru as a Purchase , even thou I dont think this site is on their radar 1 never knows and theres always Google that can show it to them

 What you can do is 1- look at the original pkg they sent you its usually on the same paper as the CC was attached to, 2- look at your statement it should show up there as well what you owe, your limit left, and your CA limit, 3- look online at your acct I think it may show it there, and 4thly- simply call up and ask what your CA limit is, and if you have 1 then ask that it be reduced to $0.

Now I was told by a couple that the CA is a % of my overall Charging Limit and they cant bring it to $0. Mostly they just dont want to do it as thats where the CCs make  ton of their $$, as the % starts to be charged the moment you get the $$ no grace period on a CA.

 whats funny is the CC that the  coins went on as a Purchase was the same one that treated my other deal as a CA, was told anything coming via a Bank has to be a $$ deal and thusly we dont treat it as a Purchase even if they do. This tells me The Mint is still sending it out as a Purchase. But its up to the CC to handle as they want to. The  Mint is sending it the CC as a Purchase but they have the Right to change the way they handle it and handle it not as a Purchase but as a CA or CE. (CA= cash advance , CE = cash equivalent CA gets hit with % from get go, CE I dont know if % starts up but usually it means no pts or miles).

 I hope I asnwered your questions if not I will do so when I get back from Rome on Thurs
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on November 22, 2009, 04:04:27 PM
interesting - when did they change the t/cs?

isn't there another method (at least for non-amex cards) where you buy travelers cheques or gift cards or something like that to reach spending minimums for like $5-10/1000? anybody know of anything?
(more convenient than coins)

i think i mentioned this in this thread...

you buy amex gift cheques and deposit them - they cost like $2.50/ 100 plus $5 shipping/order, max is $1000 in 14 days, it should come out to $30/$1000.

Its worth it to reach a spending limit and get a bonus, or if you need a cash advance, but for point not really.

Thats why i was asking if anyone knows how to get money off a gift card, those are cheaper or free i think
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Charles The Govenor on November 22, 2009, 05:45:11 PM
oh wow, this is new!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: eli1571 on November 22, 2009, 06:16:34 PM
Ill ask Again whats wrong with the discover card y doesn't anyone do that ?
Title: can you still gain credit card points by using the coin idea?
Post by: Yellow on December 13, 2009, 03:25:32 PM
I've heard this idea is over, but why?
Is it because the mint is no longer issuing the coins?
Is it becuase you can no longer gain points using purchases from the us mint?
all of the above?

Is there any other way to gain CC points?
Title: Re: can you still gain credit card points by using the coin idea?
Post by: steve2 on December 13, 2009, 03:55:51 PM
I've heard this idea is over, but why?
Is it because the mint is no longer issuing the coins?
Is it becuase you can no longer gain points using purchases from the us mint?
all of the above?

Is there any other way to gain CC points?

 Basically the Mint claims they have changed the way they go about sending the info to the CCs. Till now it was sent in the way any purchase was sent. So it was no different then buying milk at a supermarket.

The Mint is now saying they are going to be keying it in (sending it over) to reflect as a Cash Equivalent. Most CCs have in their T&CS that you wont earn any whatever that it is they give you when you purchase something (miles, pts, rebate%).

 So the charge will go thru but in the end your total whatever will be 0. eg All you do with your AA CC is buy $10k in coins , your statement will have a balannce due of $10k but your Miles earned for that statement will be 0

 the Mint is still minting teh coins and shipping them, no change there but if you arent gonna earn anything who's gonna want them. Just a steh govt still sells Savings Bonds but you cant use a CC to get them or if you can you wont be earning anything off it

Plus teh Mint put a 20 box ($5k) limit per Household, so OK you can earn a few cents by leaving it in your bank acct but too little to botehr with it.
Title: Re: can you still gain credit card points by using the coin idea?
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 13, 2009, 05:07:19 PM
Mr(s) dansdealsfan,

No offense (actually, maybe a little), but you are asking questions (not the first time), that have been discussed over and over (and over) again, and want once again a private custom made explanation to you, is a bit in insult to peoples intelligence and time...

Read through whatever interests you, there will be a maximum of 7 pages, and if something isn't clear, feel free to ask; but not to expect people to give you a resume of a topic, unless you had a price in mind that you wish to pay the hour (note: not the teacher that has to feel to what extent dansdealsfan is deperate and than charge $250 the hour or so)  

PS: I didn't mean it personal, but if it helps, pretend I did.

PPS: I seem a bit aggressive lately, but that comes from the stress, nothing to worry about (its enough that I do...)
Title: Re: can you still gain credit card points by using the coin idea?
Post by: moish on December 13, 2009, 06:45:58 PM
what does dansdealsfan have to do with this thread?
Title: Re: can you still gain credit card points by using the coin idea?
Post by: moe on December 13, 2009, 08:22:17 PM
what does dansdealsfan have to do with this thread?
i had the same questions, moish.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mryowzajr on December 31, 2009, 06:37:02 PM
is there a reason you cant buy the half dollers on those there is a 99 limit which is like 12000 dollers?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 31, 2009, 07:31:24 PM
is there a reason you cant buy the half dollers on those there is a 99 limit which is like 12000 dollers?


Where do you see the half dollar coins? The sell at face value with free shipping??
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mryowzajr on December 31, 2009, 11:21:15 PM
Also anyone worried about getting charged as a ca do u knwo if u buy the mint gift certificates maybe thats considered a purchase
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MOSES on January 01, 2010, 08:46:26 AM
Also anyone worried about getting charged as a ca do u knwo if u buy the mint gift certificates maybe thats considered a purchase
If you would do that. You would be taking a risk of loosing $$ if the prices change before you complete the whole transaction
Title: us mint
Post by: yeshivaman on January 21, 2010, 10:41:13 PM
can I still do the us mint thing for starwood?
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: yeshivaman on January 23, 2010, 07:12:29 PM
anyone? the website says its not for bank deposit, can they enforce that?
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: randomness123 on January 23, 2010, 08:01:28 PM
I just came on here for the answer to that question...
anyone know?
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: aaa on January 23, 2010, 10:18:33 PM
No that cannot enforce it. If they would you would be very lucky, because that would mean you can sue your bank for releasing private information about your account.
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: ChaimB on January 23, 2010, 11:23:00 PM
 I just got my new batch of $5k and no problems depositing them. Best to not do so in an area that has alot of Frum people in it as those banks are sick of these things

Also best to pay off a credit card other then the 1 you used to order them with, only it wont be as good as it once was
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: hocker on January 24, 2010, 01:04:31 AM
whats different than b4
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: ChaimB on January 24, 2010, 11:26:54 AM
whats different than b4

 b4 there was a 99 box max per order and no limits to the # of orders you could make.

Now its 20 boxes and not 99 per order and only 1 order per address. Ok there might be ways around that but highly doubtful that anyone will be able to get say $100k unless they can provide proff they will be used and not simply Deposited. Btw alot more banks wont accept them for deposits
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: hocker on January 24, 2010, 02:17:13 PM
how many in a box?
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: Devorah on January 24, 2010, 06:04:32 PM
Is it charging as a purchase or cash advance/equivalent?
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: ChaimB on January 24, 2010, 10:47:34 PM
how many in a box?

 10 rolls of $25 per small box, dont know how many of those boxes they will put into the large box. For sure all 20 boxes can fit but it would be heavy so I dont know what they limit is
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: ChaimB on January 24, 2010, 10:49:44 PM
Is it charging as a purchase or cash advance/equivalent?

 seems it all depends on ones credit card company. Ive been told so far it seems only USBank treats it like a CE. No extra charges only no pts or anything earned for having ordered them.

 A cc can decide tommorrow to handle them as a CE w/o any notice
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2010, 09:37:35 AM
10 rolls of $25 per small box, dont know how many of those boxes they will put into the large box. For sure all 20 boxes can fit but it would be heavy so I dont know what they limit is
The max is 10 small boxes per large box ($2,500) which weighs about 45 pounds.
Title: Re: us mint
Post by: ChaimB on January 25, 2010, 10:50:59 AM
The max is 10 small boxes per large box ($2,500) which weighs about 45 pounds.

 is this true even for the new smaller boxes? it was 10 with the larger boxes since thats the max that would fit with the size of the old small boxes.

the new small boxes w/o the plastic trays are 1/3 teh size of the old ones with the trays in them.

 I understand the coins will weigh the same but 10 boxes of the old were all that fit in and wasnt based on the weight of them. have you ordered over $2500 and 10 boxes was the max they put into a large box? I wonder if I ordered $3000 if they make 2 boxes for shipping or put it all in 1.
Title: Us mint
Post by: steve L on April 10, 2010, 10:14:54 PM
is there any advice for ways to order more coins once you have maxed out the household limit? like  using different credit card? or different address?anybody have any experience? i was thinking if all you need is a new credit card number for the mint to approve the order then take the same credit you have and just say it got lost so you would get a replacement card with the same acct but just a different cc number
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: aussiebochur on June 05, 2010, 09:49:52 PM
New T&C's from the mints website:
"There is a 4-box $1 Coin limit for every 10-day period on any and all $1 Coin orders. Beyond that your credit card will not be authorized. If you need quantities greater than this, please send an e-mail before placing your order to directship@usmint.treas.gov explain why your order should be exempted from the limit."

There have been reports that this limit is per household.
If the 10 day limit goes by order date, shipping date or CC authorization date is still unknown but time will tell.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Crazy tools on June 06, 2010, 09:26:35 AM
I didn't see any updated threads on the forum.
does anyone know what the latest is in the way they charge your credit card? is it a purchase or cash advance? & is there a differance in types of credit cards? (u can pm me if u dobt want to post the diff cc)
also does gift cert. help or make a diff on the way they charge you?
thanks
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on June 07, 2010, 05:31:09 PM
this is the official FT FAQ link (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/milesbuzz/1008566-us-mint-dollar-coin-faq-please-read-before-posting-coin-thread.html)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on June 07, 2010, 08:19:50 PM
I was FR'd by amex right after buying coins from the mint and they said that the cause for FR was a recent large purchase of Dollar coins!!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 07, 2010, 09:38:15 PM
How recent?

I was FR'd by amex right after buying coins from the mint and they said that the cause for FR was a recent large purchase of Dollar coins!!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on June 07, 2010, 09:40:41 PM
It happened about 2 months ago. The FR was about a week or two after ordering the coins.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: dvwing on June 07, 2010, 11:48:17 PM
I got a new AMEX Starwood card and made a bunch of purchases, not even getting close to my credit limit. Three days ago the US Mint authorized a transaction for $3,000 worth of coins (my first order ever). Today I got a call for a financial review from AMEX. I know the coins are what triggered it.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: dvwing on June 07, 2010, 11:50:40 PM
Has anyone ever tried taking $1,000 worth of coins to Walmart and getting a money order with them? Please share your experiences.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: dvwing on June 08, 2010, 12:03:32 AM
Called the US Mint today. The 10 day rule applies to the last date of purchase, not date of shipping or charge to your cc.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2010, 12:11:13 AM
Has anyone ever tried taking $1,000 worth of coins to Walmart and getting a money order with them? Please share your experiences.
Why wouldn't that work?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: E on June 08, 2010, 12:26:51 AM
Why wouldn't that work?
I saw something of the sort on FT i didnt even know walmart did money orders why cant it be done on credit card skip a step
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2010, 12:31:51 AM
I saw something of the sort on FT i didnt even know walmart did money orders why cant it be done on credit card skip a step
You can't buy a money order with a credit card.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: dvwing on June 08, 2010, 01:12:38 AM
The point of the US Mint program is to get the coins into circulation. I know that Walmart does money orders for 60 cents. I wanted to take $1,000 of coins to Walmart and get a money order. Then I can deposit the money order in my bank and pay my cc. That way I am complying with the program and not direct depostiting the coins. Besides, if I went to several stores to get m.o. then maybe I wouldn't get the hassle with the bank or strange looks.

I have never bought coins before and am just afraid of the strange responses I will get, whether it is from Walmart or bank tellers.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 08, 2010, 07:49:28 AM
I have never bought coins before and am just afraid of the strange responses I will get, whether it is from Walmart or bank tellers.
What's there to be afraid of? Dan said he took the coins to Chase bank and they didn't have any problem with it whatsoever.
and besides, who cares what people's reactions are? we're on a mission: get the most miles you can, don't let such things get in the way...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 08, 2010, 09:07:41 AM
It happened about 2 months ago. The FR was about a week or two after ordering the coins.

About a year ago I purchased 10k from the mint on my Amex in one shot. I called Amex and let them know there was a large purchase coming through. They said fine, didn't even bother asking details like the dollar amount or from whom - like chase and others do - and it all went through smooth. This was about a year or so after I got FR'd, so could be they knew my story and didnt think I was risky.

By the way, my FR came just after I applied for the Starwood Biz for the second (and last) time. I've seen others saying the same happened with them.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 08, 2010, 09:13:59 AM
What's there to be afraid of? Dan said he took the coins to Chase bank and they didn't have any problem with it whatsoever.

I got a notice from Chase some time ago that they will be charging for depositing coins by the bag. Anyone else get this?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: kc1544 on June 08, 2010, 04:32:24 PM
i was talking to someone about this coin deal and he mentioned that it is money laundring. does anyone know the legal prespective on this?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2010, 04:34:17 PM
It's only money laundering if you have dirty money.
There's nothing illegal about it, and if you're asked just tell the truth like I did.
I'm just trying to get back to Hawaii in First Class!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on June 08, 2010, 05:08:39 PM
Wikipedia defines money laundering as:

'the practice of engaging in financial transactions to conceal the identity, source, or destination of illegally gained money.'

Usually people who refer to things like this as $ laundering have no idea what they are talking about!
Title: Mint Questions
Post by: Chaikel on June 24, 2010, 08:37:37 AM
I thought I saw this disscussed, but I've searched and can't find it. Two questions.

1. Dan (or anyone else from Cleveland), which banks are not giving you  any problems depositing the coins?

2. Is there a B&M bank in which I can pay my *W. (And just dump the coins on them)
Title: Re: Mint Questions
Post by: aussiebochur on June 24, 2010, 09:02:32 AM
I doubt anyone would post on the forums which banks are accepting coins because very quickly they no longer will.
If you want to have any chance try PMing someone. No guarantees they'll answer, but worth a try.
Title: Re: Mint Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 24, 2010, 09:40:05 AM
dan posted way back that chase had no issue whatsoever.

there's also TD bank which has a coin machine. u just put all the coims thru, go to the teller and they give u cash or u can deposit it. they don't take any percentage and its free even if u don't have an account with them (although they'll try to convince u to get one).
they have great hours, they r open very late, and they r open on sundays.
Title: US mint -update-
Post by: yjoffre on June 25, 2010, 12:41:53 PM
does anyone have any updates on the US mint starwood deal? is it still going? has anyone encountered any road blocks, limits, legal issues, etc.? please advise thank you.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on June 26, 2010, 10:03:35 PM
Still works fine, but many people are getting FR'd by amex after ordering...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Club2000 on July 02, 2010, 03:36:34 PM
I made an order of 8 box (same coin) what are my chances to get it? the order went trough dos it mean anything?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on July 02, 2010, 04:42:21 PM
I made an order of 8 box (same coin) what are my chances to get it? the order went trough dos it mean anything?

There is a limit of 4 boxes per 'household'. The order went through but will probably be cancelled in a day or two.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Club2000 on July 08, 2010, 11:30:27 PM
ANDREW JACKSON $250 BOX $1 COINS          8     $250.00         $2,000.00        8 units backordered. Expected to ship on 06/28/2010.

this is the message I have when I track my order
how long it could take to come ??
they dont provide any tracking number???!!!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: BrooklynCPA on July 09, 2010, 12:03:22 PM
The point of the US Mint program is to get the coins into circulation. I know that Walmart does money orders for 60 cents. I wanted to take $1,000 of coins to Walmart and get a money order. Then I can deposit the money order in my bank and pay my cc. That way I am complying with the program and not direct depostiting the coins. Besides, if I went to several stores to get m.o. then maybe I wouldn't get the hassle with the bank or strange looks.

I have never bought coins before and am just afraid of the strange responses I will get, whether it is from Walmart or bank tellers.

Did you try taking it to Walmart?? If yes, were you successful?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: dvwing on July 09, 2010, 12:52:20 PM
Yes, I have been to 4 Walmarts.
The first one was good.

The second one told me they couldn't do it because they didn't have a person to put it in the safe or something. They were just being difficult. Then I found a mgr and he took them. It was only like 3 boxes ($750).

The third one had a money center that did m.o. instead of customer service. The young girl unwrapped every roll and counted them one by one by hand and it took forever. Then she forgot where she was at and had to recount all the coins. Somewhere around $750.

The fourth one wasn't sure about the coins as they never saw them before. They looked confused but didn't give me a problem. They took them no problem.

I have only gone to the post office once for a m.o. cause they cost more there. I am cheap. They didn't give me a problem.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on July 09, 2010, 04:23:33 PM
The young girl unwrapped every roll and counted them one by one by hand and it took forever. Then she forgot where she was at and had to recount all the coins.


LOL
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: WAM on July 26, 2010, 12:13:31 PM
dan posted way back that chase had no issue whatsoever.

there's also TD bank which has a coin machine. u just put all the coims thru, go to the teller and they give u cash or u can deposit it. they don't take any percentage and its free even if u don't have an account with them (although they'll try to convince u to get one).
they have great hours, they r open very late, and they r open on sundays.

I think s/o posted the following somewhere on the forum. If not, it still makes sense:
If you're going to come to TD w/ $10,000 and try to put it in a change machine, it's going to keep filling up after every X amount of coins. Then the guy's going to have to change the bag, ect. He'll prob give you a hard time when he sees you still have 9,000 coins (or wtvr the number is) left. But on the bright side, if you guess how much you deposited, u'll get a free sticker!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on July 26, 2010, 12:47:02 PM
I think s/o posted the following somewhere on the forum. If not, it still makes sense:
If you're going to come to TD w/ $10,000 and try to put it in a change machine, it's going to keep filling up after every X amount of coins. Then the guy's going to have to change the bag, ect. He'll prob give you a hard time when he sees you still have 9,000 coins (or wtvr the number is) left. But on the bright side, if you guess how much you deposited, u'll get a free sticker!
I've gone to TD with coins. Some of them just take them at the teller, others insist on using the machine. The default bag limit for dollar coins is lik $300 so the rep changed it to me to the max ($1000) and then helped me open the rolls into the machine and emptied the bags as they reached $1000. A bit of a pain!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: steve2 on July 28, 2010, 04:14:31 PM
 Well finally today the hold of $1k was released by Amex so I figured OK there goes the Coins and a good thing Ive been putting my *W stays onto the CC (5).

 So I went to look at my status on the Mints site and it shows Shipped! today. I gues it will take a day or 2 for it now to show up online by Amex

 Now the wait till my statement closes in another 3 weeks to see if I got any of the Bonus pts
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on August 11, 2010, 11:52:05 PM
walmart does money orders? from coins?
why only $750?

& i've never had a problem taking coins to a bank outside of nyc. they take them with a smile
one time i even had a whole nice chat about cc points with the teller

& boa @ kingston told me last time that they're gonna charge me $50 each time. i realized it was just the teller in a bad mood, always the same people. she was nice and "waived" the fee.

sorry about the bump havent been following
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on August 19, 2010, 02:18:22 PM
question for all you brilliant minds , :) their is a company called lending club besides for making some free money with them you have the option of funding your acct and get a bonus.... and you are able to use you credit card to fund it .
is it a cash advance ?
will you get points or mileage ?
any thoughts?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Chaikel on August 19, 2010, 02:38:49 PM
question for all you brilliant minds , :) their is a company called lending club besides for making some free money with them you have the option of funding your acct and get a bonus.... and you are able to use you credit card to fund it .
is it a cash advance ?
will you get points or mileage ?
any thoughts?
A fascinating idea for a company. I've never head of them. I recently invested most of my wedding money in a 10% heter iska loan. The money is backed and I know I wont lose it, but this is such a good idea. The questions would be how reliable are they and can we have a LOR look into the halachic ramifications.

Has anyone done this? It seems worthwhile to try out.

PS
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Individual investors can invest in Notes if they are a resident of: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Chaikel on August 19, 2010, 02:43:43 PM
It seems you can use Paypal to fund. I don't see CC. I would think all PP payments aren't CA. But that's a guess. Question is do they charge you the fee. I would guess yes.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: NOOCH on August 19, 2010, 03:33:59 PM
It seems you can use Paypal to fund. I don't see CC. I would think all PP payments aren't CA. But that's a guess. Question is do they charge you the fee. I would guess yes.

Chaikel: can you please tell me where to get a loan of 10%
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Chaikel on August 19, 2010, 03:36:12 PM
Lendingclub.com ;-)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on August 19, 2010, 03:37:09 PM
Chaikel: can you please tell me where to get a loan of 10%
I think he's LENDING his money for 10% interest back.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: NOOCH on August 19, 2010, 03:58:23 PM
I think he's LENDING his money for 10% interest back.
my bad- that's what i meant receive 10% back from bank
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Chaikel on August 19, 2010, 04:07:03 PM
You can lend or borrow
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: NOOCH on August 19, 2010, 04:47:47 PM
i currently get 1.39 apy, so 10% sounds like a gold mine, its a hell of alot beter than the stock market
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ash on August 19, 2010, 04:51:38 PM
then through pay pal can it be done ?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on August 19, 2010, 05:22:24 PM
i currently get 1.39 apy, so 10% sounds like a gold mine, its a hell of alot beter than the stock market

You might want to consider Hard Money lending which pays very high interest.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: NOOCH on August 19, 2010, 09:57:41 PM
You might want to consider Hard Money lending which pays very high interest.
what is hard money lending
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: steve2 on August 19, 2010, 10:22:16 PM
what is hard money lending

 giving might be a better way to put it the way things have been going in both the Frum and Frier Jewish World these past few yrs

Basically youre   Lending your $$ to the likes of a Weinstein,Rothstein,Madorf,Dweck,Schick, etc etc thats why I said Giving rather then Lending.You think you are lending but you end up having given it to them and they are mighty Thankful to you for allowing them to live such a Posh Lifestyle till they are caught
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on August 19, 2010, 10:29:48 PM
what is hard money lending

Hard money loan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_money_loan)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on October 06, 2010, 03:43:22 AM
While the US government is trying to circulate these coins, the City on New York won't accept them! I've been to the police tow pound recently and there is a big sign 'NO COINS'.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on October 12, 2010, 03:30:09 PM
Is the 10-day limit tracked by card number, name, address, or a combination?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: MarkS on October 12, 2010, 03:32:22 PM
Is the 10-day limit tracked by card number, name, address, or a combination?


Def not address (I've done same address on several diff cards with diff names).

Probably a combination of name and card
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: bem684 on October 13, 2010, 02:53:30 PM
Does it mean anything if my mint purchase made with a gift card shows "Your order request is on hold. "?  I ordered it Thursday (today is Wednesday).  This is my first mint purchase.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 20, 2010, 06:18:46 PM
im wondering...

whats the current process for emtying gift cards? i know i'm being lazy, but.... thanks

am i correct in what i remember that the mint's limit is 1k/month? 10 days?
heard something about amazon payments...???
anyone figure out whats w/ lending club?
gambling site?

if the limit is 1k, but a gc doesnt have a name on it... make apt #s?

also - i dont know how heter iska things work, but if someone wants to make me a heter iska loan i'll be happy w/ 10%
pm me
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2010, 07:19:37 PM
am i correct in what i remember that the mint's limit is 1k/month? 10 days?
if the limit is 1k, but a gc doesnt have a name on it... make apt #s?
You can set any name, address, or apartment on an AMEX GC. (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2422.0)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 20, 2010, 07:24:36 PM
perfect.

think the mint will accept the apts?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2010, 07:30:05 PM
perfect.

think the mint will accept the apts?
Yes. especially with different names.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on October 20, 2010, 09:44:35 PM
Can you change an AMEX GC address or name multiple times?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 20, 2010, 10:26:22 PM
Can you change an AMEX GC address or name multiple times?
im thinking you can just load the amount your going to use in one shot (1000?)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: sam28 on October 21, 2010, 08:03:07 PM
i just made a order from the mint for $2000 worth of coins can somone tell me how it works and will the bank make me any promlem and how it gets shiped ?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: steve2 on October 21, 2010, 09:01:00 PM
i just made a order from the mint for $2000 worth of coins can somone tell me how it works and will the bank make me any promlem and how it gets shiped ?


 1- you dont need to worry at all, simply since The Mint wont be shipping it ifit was all on 1 order, guess you havent read theeh thread , theres a 4 box max order = $1000 and usually The Mint wont work it down to that amount but will CX the whole order

 2- anything over $250 gets overnighted FedEx

 3- its been slow at the banks since The Mint put the $1000 limit into place a while back. If you arent a good customer having tp status with them, I wouldnt bring $2000 in all at once more like $500 along with some ca$h or checks to mix it up. If you have top status then $1000 with ca$h and/or other checks should be OK . Of cause it depends on the Bank and Branch and if alot of others have been bring them in as well
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on October 21, 2010, 09:05:53 PM

 2- anything over $250 gets overnighted FedEx



UPS for me.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elikay on October 21, 2010, 11:56:43 PM
 I once had a 5000 dollar order shipped USPS and the mailman just left it on my porch (w/o signature) on Yom Tov (first day!)!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2010, 11:58:34 PM
I once had a 5000 dollar order shipped USPS and the mailman just left it on my porch (w/o signature) on Yom Tov (first day!)!
Meh.  I had a 25K order left on my porch  ;D
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elikay on October 22, 2010, 12:10:26 AM
I asked a sheila, to get a goy to bring it in (when I told the rabbi that I received a package worth $5000 he was pretty surprised, but didn't ask any questions)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on October 22, 2010, 12:11:24 AM
Meh.  I had a 25K order left on my porch  ;D

That's about 475 lbs. He must have been blessing you for ordering so many bricks ;D
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2010, 12:14:03 AM
That's about 475 lbs. He must have been blessing you for ordering so many bricks ;D
You better believe it!
And he would've been happy had I stopped there.  I did 10 times that easy.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yordai Dooma on October 22, 2010, 11:23:13 AM
With all the talk of thousands of coins being left at doorsteps, maybe this thread should be moved to a "safer place"
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: sam28 on October 22, 2010, 04:02:20 PM
thanks steve 2   by the way i just sew that my order will be back orderd till 10/28 does that meen i will still get it? and if they only let you buy $1000 in 1 order how come by order passed ?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on October 26, 2010, 11:52:12 AM
Sorry if i'm asking something old, but can a bank refuse to take the US Mint coins? It is legal tender.. ?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on October 26, 2010, 12:00:14 PM
Sorry if i'm asking something old, but can a bank refuse to take the US Mint coins? It is legal tender.. ?


Some banks will only take a limited amount each day (I think Apple bank's max is $750), or they will charge a fee for depositing coins.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: bem684 on October 27, 2010, 02:05:03 PM
Does it mean anything if my mint purchase made with a gift card shows "Your order request is on hold. "?  I ordered it Thursday (today is Wednesday).  This is my first mint purchase.

So it turns out that they held my order since I had a different shipping and billing address.  They mailed me a form to fill out to verify that I really authorized the purchase and really wanted to ship it somewhere else.  I filled it out and mailed it back, and got my coins yesterday (3 weeks after placing the order).  I guess next time I'll be shipping to the billing address, but at least we know it works this way.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on October 27, 2010, 02:53:11 PM
ive done that many times and never had a problem. maybe b/c i had an account and signed in
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: bem684 on October 27, 2010, 03:25:05 PM
I also have an account and was signed in.  I can only guess it is because it was my first mint purchase ever.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on November 03, 2010, 04:58:20 PM
I've gone to TD with coins. Some of them just take them at the teller, others insist on using the machine. The default bag limit for dollar coins is lik $300 so the rep changed it to me to the max ($1000) and then helped me open the rolls into the machine and emptied the bags as they reached $1000. A bit of a pain!

I went to TDbank today. She made me use the machine. It had a limit of $100 per bag.. such a shame, the bags are very strong and can hold many pounds... she had to stand there and change the bag ten times! lol  She did it with a smile.  ;D

As for them charging: If you have a TD account there is no charge. If you don't, then there's a %6 charge.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: mancunian on November 04, 2010, 11:02:47 PM
As for them charging: If you have a TD account there is no charge. If you don't, then there's a %6 charge.
thats new right?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on November 05, 2010, 12:01:03 PM
I Don't think it was ever a free service to the public. All you need is an account with them, and they just verify it.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: gozalim on November 07, 2010, 04:48:00 PM
I Don't think it was ever a free service to the public. All you need is an account with them, and they just verify it.
(in NY)they took over the locations/machines from Commerce, which offered it free
Title: United States Mint dollar program back????
Post by: zsnotik on November 08, 2010, 10:27:13 PM
Hi everyone,

It seems like the direct ship program from the us mint is back.

But they make you say that you are not going to deposit directly in to the bank.

Does someone know if they will come after me if i buy about $25,000 and deposit $5,000 at a time????

http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&categoryId=27238&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=16238&top_category=16238

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on November 09, 2010, 12:07:02 PM
Hi everyone,

It seems like the direct ship program from the us mint is back.


It never left..

What it says is: "By clicking Add to Cart I agree that I understand, and will comply with, the intended purpose of the program."
..maybe just call and place your $1000 order via the phone  ;D


Does someone know if they will come after me if i buy about $25,000 and deposit $5,000 at a time????

"There is a 4-box $1 coin limit for every 10-day period on any and all $1 coin orders. Beyond that your credit card will not be authorized."
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hocker on November 13, 2010, 10:02:50 PM
Still works fine, but many people are getting FR'd by amex after ordering...
does anyone know more on this? if i make the 4 box limit orders do i have to be scared about getting fr'd?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Deal Guy on December 22, 2010, 02:48:23 PM
How soon after my purchase will they bill me for coins?
What about if I buy a mint gift card, will that bill quicker?

I need to BILL 2,000 within a week. Any other ideas?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 22, 2010, 02:49:43 PM
AE GC 1000x2.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Deal Guy on December 22, 2010, 02:50:57 PM
AE GC 1000x2.
What about the mint?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 22, 2010, 02:53:01 PM
It can take a few days for them to review it and then process it.

If you call in the order it may go quicker (I had that once).
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on December 22, 2010, 06:44:45 PM
AE GC 1000x2.
+1
Then you get billed within a week and don't need to sweat it and can order coins at your leisure.
Title: Mint Coins
Post by: Finckmyster on March 11, 2011, 04:32:27 PM
HI,

This might be a stupid question, but is the Mint deal still on?

I just moved to a Small Town in Florida and want to make fast miles

Thanks

Good Shabbos
Title: Re: Mint Coins
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:32:50 PM
Yes, just got $1,000 myself.
Title: Re: Mint Coins
Post by: Finckmyster on March 11, 2011, 04:38:23 PM
Dan,

Thanks

Do you think I could do $5000?
Title: Re: Mint Coins
Post by: Yellow on March 13, 2011, 01:41:57 AM
Dan,

Thanks

Do you think I could do $5000?
the limit is $1000 at a time
Title: Re: Mint Coins
Post by: andrew on March 14, 2011, 09:05:41 AM
Yes, just got $1,000 myself.
which credit card did you use?
Title: Re: Mint Coins
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2011, 10:17:25 AM
which credit card did you use?
SPG
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: jack12 on March 22, 2011, 09:35:08 AM
If I want to order $500 in coins so I reach my $1500 to get miles on my amex citi AA card, is it recommended to first buy a amex gift card and then order the coind with that gift card? Why?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on March 22, 2011, 10:11:06 AM
If I want to order $500 in coins so I reach my $1500 to get miles on my amex citi AA card, is it recommended to first buy a amex gift card and then order the coind with that gift card? Why?

It was "safer." But the Mint stopped accepting (or AMEX stopped approving) coin purchases on the Gift Cards.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: myb821 on March 22, 2011, 10:18:36 AM
so can u purchase 1k coins on a cc without it charging as a cash advance?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on March 22, 2011, 10:29:12 AM
so can u purchase 1k coins on a cc without it charging as a cash advance?

Except for Citi I believe, but I've read that people have been F/Red because of this (I can't confirm), so beware.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: YudiG on March 22, 2011, 04:38:37 PM
wouldnt it be smarter to put it on a amex plat over amex starwoods as it provides protection against theft? or does the amex starwoods do the same?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: schneury on March 23, 2011, 10:16:51 AM
Dan your buying coins from the mint on your amex spg without getting fr'd? What's the trick?
Also how often do you order?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: BAHayman on March 23, 2011, 10:21:04 AM
If I've got a cash advance limit set to $750 on a Citi Aadvantage card and I placed a $1000 order at the mint, then it will either go through as a purchase or get denied because the cash advance limit is too low correct?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on March 23, 2011, 10:59:40 AM
If I've got a cash advance limit set to $750 on a Citi Aadvantage card and I placed a $1000 order at the mint, then it will either go through as a purchase or get denied because the cash advance limit is too low correct?

Yes, but don't get your hopes high with Citi.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yellow on March 23, 2011, 03:03:11 PM
I just got my amex platinum in the mail today... Can i order 1k from the mint? or is it too risky? I did it with my other amex plat with no problem but i'm really scared that they may have cracked down... And i really don't want a f/r
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 23, 2011, 03:31:02 PM
I just got my amex platinum in the mail today... Can i order 1k from the mint? or is it too risky? I did it with my other amex plat with no problem but i'm really scared that they may have cracked down... And i really don't want a f/r

You can buy an amex gc for 1k...granted you cant deposit it, but its a heck of a lot easier. Maybe sell it to someone at a discount...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on March 23, 2011, 03:42:59 PM
My wife got F/Red for buying Gift Cards. They seem just as risky to me...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Columbiadorm on March 23, 2011, 04:11:34 PM
Mint and Gift cards(even though they're from Amex) purchases are both getting red flagged. They know the system, I think it's just a hit or miss situation.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yellow on March 23, 2011, 04:21:13 PM
I think I'll just ask a friend to swipe the 1000 dollars on their business cc machine and pay back the fees... That their charged. Better safe than sorry
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2011, 04:36:08 PM
Mint and Gift cards(even though they're from Amex) purchases are both getting red flagged. They know the system, I think it's just a hit or miss situation.
Is it those purchases or is it going over 50% utilization of your credit line and/or prepaying.
Title: Amex and US Mint
Post by: ah41187 on March 24, 2011, 08:33:02 PM
Is it true that AMex will block these transactions to prevent people from getting points?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: YudiG on March 27, 2011, 02:21:51 PM
Here is alternative way to spend $1,000 at the Mint...buy 5 $200 E-Gift Cert's they now offer which never expire, and can be used for anything including the $1 direct ship coins.

Perhaps this is less risky...I confirmed the above with the US Mint CS rep. There is also no 10 day limit as w/ coins! Thus, a great way to activate multiple cards quickly and place the actual coin orders in a staggered fashion.

 
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on March 27, 2011, 07:06:24 PM
Here is alternative way to spend $1,000 at the Mint...buy 5 $200 E-Gift Cert's they now offer which never expire, and can be used for anything including the $1 direct ship coins.

Perhaps this is less risky...I confirmed the above with the US Mint CS rep. There is also no 10 day limit as w/ coins! Thus, a great way to activate multiple cards quickly and place the actual coin orders in a staggered fashion.

 

Would this make a difference as far as the CC is concerned? after all they probably both just show up as US Mint to the CC company. Why would this be safer?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on March 27, 2011, 07:47:19 PM
Would this make a difference as far as the CC is concerned? after all they probably both just show up as US Mint to the CC company. Why would this be safer?

+1
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: YudiG on March 28, 2011, 02:43:09 AM
true, but at least you dont need 10 days between $1k purchases and can activate all cards instantly...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: ae123 on April 22, 2011, 02:57:26 PM
What can I do with a box of a thousand one dollar coins?
Can I just bring it to my local bank and deposit it?
Any other ideas?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: myb821 on May 06, 2011, 07:07:50 PM
sorry i doint have time to read whole thread. i know amex is fr'ing ppl who buy coins what banks cards is it safe to buy coins from?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 06, 2011, 07:09:46 PM
i think many people have been successful doing it with chase cards.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: myb821 on May 06, 2011, 07:16:27 PM
thanks for the info
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: pianodude on May 06, 2011, 08:54:31 PM
thanks for the info

Some people have had their Chase accounts closed
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: myb821 on May 07, 2011, 08:46:03 PM
Some people have had their Chase accounts closed
really? anyone else have any input
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: scwam on May 07, 2011, 09:53:10 PM
Done it once on Freedom last month. Just once with Chase. No issue with 1k
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on May 07, 2011, 10:08:58 PM
Done it once on Freedom last month. Just once with Chase. No issue with 1k

I don't think 1k will be a problem, but I'm sure abuse is.

As an aside, does Amex consider it a cash advance even if you're not purchasing coins that are legal tender (i.e. if purchasing bullion)?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: arie on May 07, 2011, 11:44:22 PM
check out this article on reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/07/idUS26765961420110507 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/07/idUS26765961420110507)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on May 08, 2011, 03:46:36 AM
check out this article on reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/07/idUS26765961420110507 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/07/idUS26765961420110507)

You might as well link to Mr. Pickles' blog, Reuters is quoting Gary from VFTW, who is quoting Mr. Pickles...

But I guess this tells us word is getting around...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on May 08, 2011, 05:13:39 AM
check out this article on reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/07/idUS26765961420110507 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/07/idUS26765961420110507)

This article is just not honest. Gary says:
 
Quote
mrpickles is now blogging and recently posted an extensive explanation of buying coins from the US mint with your credit card to earn miles, and depositing the money back into the bank to pay off the credit card....Its not as easy as it used to be, there are limits on the amount of money you can do this with (no doubt thanks to the Wall Street Journal piece on the practice)....the only real change was that the US Mint issued a warning on its website: There is a 4-box $1 coin limit for every 10-day period on any and all $1 coin orders. Beyond that your credit card will not be authorized. This is something that I can work with.

But the US Mint has actually issued a much more troubling warning:

Quote
The intended purpose of the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship program is to make $1 coins readily available to the public, at no additional cost, so they can be easily introduced into circulationparticularly by using them for retail transactions, vending, and mass transit. Increased circulation of $1 coins saves the Nation money. The immediate bank deposit of $1 coins ordered through this program does not result in their introduction into circulation and, therefore, does not comply with the intended purpose of the program.

By clicking Add to Cart I agree that I understand, and will comply with, the intended purpose of the program.

Additionally, why is he publicizing this on Reuters? This 'deal' became way more limited after it was published in the WSJ, as he himself notes. Is he looking to kill the deal? (or did Reuters just pick it out of his blog on their own?)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: joeyjava on May 08, 2011, 04:49:05 PM
the mint has had the warning up for a while now...

has any1 had any trouble with small orders using citi cards recently?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yellow on May 10, 2011, 10:31:28 PM
Is it true that AMex will block these transactions to prevent people from getting points?
i'm wondering the same thing... I need to spend $1000 for my gold card...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Saver2000 on May 10, 2011, 10:37:30 PM
i'm wondering the same thing... I need to spend $1000 for my gold card...


Do not do it. It is not worth it.  I got fr'd for doing it and then it was just one big hassle. (Btw I talking about doing it with amex)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yellow on May 10, 2011, 10:38:37 PM

Do not do it. It is not worth it.  I got fr'd for doing it and then it was just one big hassle. (Btw I talking about doing it with amex)
thanks for the warning. I will stay away from the mint
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yungerman on May 11, 2011, 09:58:17 PM
thanks for the warning. I will stay away from the mint

Only stay away using Amex, as many have been fr'ed (R"L) as a result. I've used chase cards all the time without any issues.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on May 11, 2011, 09:59:49 PM
Only stay away using Amex, as many have been fr'ed (R"L) as a result. I've used chase cards all the time without any issues.

How much do you typically buy on the Chase card each time, and per month?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Saver2000 on May 11, 2011, 10:12:11 PM
Only stay away using Amex, as many have been fr'ed (R"L) as a result. I've used chase cards all the time without any issues.

I specifically noted that it shouldn't be done to meet AMEX spending thresholds.  I've done with many other cards ( ge money, discover, etc) dozens of times and bh never had a problem.

Thanx mshor for noting this.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yungerman on May 12, 2011, 01:18:37 AM
How much do you typically buy on the Chase card each time, and per month?

I didn't mainly do it for the miles. The situation was as follows. I had a relatively high debt to credit utilization(close to 50%). A lot of it was on my Chase freedom card. Being that the United Mileage Plus card didn't have an official credit line, rather a credit access line(which doesn't post as "revolving credit" on the credit report), I used it to purchase coins and pay completely off the freedom card and other cards.

I did it almost every 10 days for a few months. Doing a balance transfer would have hurt my credit(hey, I got miles as well).
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on May 12, 2011, 02:12:13 AM
I did it almost every 10 days for a few months. Doing a balance transfer would have hurt my credit(hey, I got miles as well).
Your bank didn't get sick of it and stop accepting them?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yungerman on May 12, 2011, 12:44:52 PM
Your bank didn't get sick of it and stop accepting them?

I used the same teller almost every time. She got used to it.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on May 25, 2011, 10:19:38 AM
I see there is a delay in shipping the coins

2 questions

1)are the 10 days from order or from shippment

2)could I get them to charge it right away or will I have to wait for when they ship
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: schneury on May 25, 2011, 10:35:34 AM
The mint charges the card when they ship
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: joeyjava on May 26, 2011, 05:05:59 AM
I'm loving this... now I have a specific teller that I go to @ BofA and she just tosses the rolls into a bag easy come easy go 8)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on May 26, 2011, 06:14:11 AM
I'm loving this... now I have a specific teller that I go to @ BofA and she just tosses the rolls into a bag easy come easy go 8)

We need something like this in NYC :)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: joeyjava on May 29, 2011, 12:47:45 AM
I'm loving this... now I have a specific teller that I go to @ BofA and she just tosses the rolls into a bag easy come easy go 8)
things just got better... the teller now told me that she can give a lot of these bags to take home and bring in to BofA as i wish filling them to the top and bringing them in to the merchant teller... u can all ask for this bag makes things a lot easier... just ask for coinsafe bags
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elikay on May 29, 2011, 02:01:17 AM
@jj
I guess not too many people around you bringing in coins.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: andrew on May 29, 2011, 04:52:56 PM
Go to http://www.fulltiltpoker.com (http://www.fulltiltpoker.com/?key=MDAwMEYyNUMwMDAyOUEwQjAwMDAwMDAwMDAwMDAwMDA-) sign up, and deposit there with your credit card (visa/mastercard only).

I'd try first with a smaller amount, such as $50-$100, then you should be able to request a cashout to your bank account (wire transfer).

If this goes smoothly, then you just increase the amounts.

[try not to get bonus money, and if you do, never request a cashout for it]

I've done plenty of times with other casinos online, but 99.99% (of the honest ones) don't accept Us-players any longer, but this one does.

I did it usually with some 3500 euro (2 deposits), and than cashout (in 3 times), and about 10 days later the money is on my account.
has anyone done this recently? are there any complications or fees?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yeki89 on May 29, 2011, 05:08:16 PM
it says this on their website
The immediate bank deposit of $1 coins ordered through this program does not result in their introduction into circulation and, therefore, does not comply with the intended purpose of the program.
does it mean anything?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on May 29, 2011, 05:16:00 PM
has anyone done this recently? are there any complications or fees?

You can lose quite a bit if the exchange rate fluctuates (during those 10 days) to your disadvantage.
it says this on their website
The immediate bank deposit of $1 coins ordered through this program does not result in their introduction into circulation and, therefore, does not comply with the intended purpose of the program.
does it mean anything?

Don't believe everything you read.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: myb821 on May 29, 2011, 05:29:44 PM
U can't if u r a US player legal issues have stopped them from accepting anything from US player
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: andrew on May 29, 2011, 05:31:52 PM
U can't if u r a US player legal issues have stopped them from accepting anything from US player
what abt a canadian player?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on May 29, 2011, 05:32:34 PM
Don't believe everything you read.

When someone clicks on 'I agree',  they've just agreed not to immediately redeposit the coins. If the mint, or other branch of the gov. decides to go after someone, this will be another 'transgression' they can hold against them.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Spiffster on June 02, 2011, 07:20:20 PM
1.  you're not breaking any law so how can they "go after you"?

2.  compared to some people, you're small fries.  i know people doing 10's of thousands a month and going right to the bank with them.

3. the immediate deposit of $1 coins into my bank results in them going into circulation.  my bank just stopped ordering them from the mint and get them thru me.  when i stopped by over the weekend, the manager asked me if i could bring in more...  <lol> 

12K a month, my UPS driver loves me....   :-O


it says this on their website
The immediate bank deposit of $1 coins ordered through this program does not result in their introduction into circulation and, therefore, does not comply with the intended purpose of the program.
does it mean anything?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: WAM on June 03, 2011, 04:17:14 AM
1.  you're not breaking any law so how can they "go after you"?

2.  compared to some people, you're small fries.  i know people doing 10's of thousands a month and going right to the bank with them.

3. the immediate deposit of $1 coins into my bank results in them going into circulation.  my bank just stopped ordering them from the mint and get them thru me.  when i stopped by over the weekend, the manager asked me if i could bring in more...  <lol> 

12K a month, my UPS driver loves me....   :-O


lol

You can lose quite a bit if the exchange rate fluctuates (during those 10 days) to your disadvantage.
Which stands to reason that you can  make money as well. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on June 03, 2011, 07:23:26 AM
Which stands to reason that you can  make money as well. Any thoughts?
Yes , there is always a chance of winning when you gamble. Wouldn't suggest gambling as a legitimate way of trying to make a buck.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on June 03, 2011, 09:27:15 AM
Which stands to reason that you can  make money as well. Any thoughts?

I'm just saying there's an inherent risk...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: tripper on June 10, 2011, 09:58:54 AM
Did the mint get rid of the $1000 limit unless you get a waiver?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elikay on June 10, 2011, 02:42:01 PM
Did the mint get rid of the $1000 limit unless you get a waiver?
I no comprehendo
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Spiffster on June 11, 2011, 04:35:31 AM

the mint still has the 1k/10 day limit.


Did the mint get rid of the $1000 limit unless you get a waiver?

Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: tripper on June 14, 2011, 09:08:36 AM
I ordered $3000 and the order went through, but it's back ordered. Does that mean when it comes to processing time they will cancel the order?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on June 14, 2011, 10:56:32 AM
I ordered $3000 and the order went through, but it's back ordered. Does that mean when it comes to processing time they will cancel the order?

Let us know what happens..
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Nitantnel on June 14, 2011, 11:23:27 AM
I ordered $3000 and the order went through, but it's back ordered. Does that mean when it comes to processing time they will cancel the order?

That happened to me to. From the conversation I had with the CSR to cancel the ones I did not recive it was very mashmah that if I hadn't canceled they would have been shipped.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: tripper on June 14, 2011, 11:36:17 AM
thanks, will let you know
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Yungerman on June 20, 2011, 11:28:42 PM
Though I've used chase in the past successfully for coins, I just heard from a friend that chase finally caught on(like amex did ages ago).

Any recent unsuccessful experiences with chase regarding coin purchases?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: joeyjava on June 21, 2011, 03:51:14 AM
Though I've used chase in the past successfully for coins, I just heard from a friend that chase finally caught on(like amex did ages ago).

Any recent unsuccessful experiences with chase regarding coin purchases?

order went thru last week... went thru as a purchase
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: schneury on June 21, 2011, 09:09:57 AM
Do citi cards go through as a purchase? If yes how about citi amex is it like a regular amex or like the other citi cards?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: tripper on June 21, 2011, 09:19:36 AM
$3000 got camcelled by them. :(
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Twin on June 26, 2011, 11:22:28 PM
Any good ideas on how to spend $2500
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on June 27, 2011, 12:15:43 AM
What's wrong with the thread you posted the question in.

 And I could make the same corny joke as everyone else that I will be more than happy to help you spend it.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on June 27, 2011, 12:52:12 AM
Any good ideas on how to spend $2500
swipe for people and have them pay you cash...purchase merchandise at stores that give you cash back or dont mind returning on a diff card than purchased on
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: i3ond on June 27, 2011, 08:10:42 PM
swipe for people and have them pay you cash...purchase merchandise at stores that give you cash back or dont mind returning on a diff card than purchased on
What places dont put the return back on the same card?

BTW if you want more than 3k per month, just create another account.   That's what I did.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: compddd on June 27, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
So are we running out of quick ways to meet spend? What's the best way to do it now?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on June 27, 2011, 08:19:01 PM
What places dont put the return back on the same card?

BTW if you want more than 3k per month, just create another account.   That's what I did.
dont recall offhand, it is posted somewhere tho
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: bosoxfan on June 27, 2011, 11:28:32 PM
Nordstrom has a pretty liberal policy when it comes to returns on a different cc than the one used for the purchase
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Twin on June 27, 2011, 11:46:48 PM
Will paypal work. Open 2 acc and charge one acc $1000 and pay it back with the cc
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: compddd on June 27, 2011, 11:56:53 PM
No you run the risk of getting caught by Paypal and them keeping your money.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elduderotomy on June 28, 2011, 08:06:07 PM
Audio clip of a news story NPR did on presidential coins today:
http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/137394348/-1-billion-that-nobody-wants?ps=cprs (http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/137394348/-1-billion-that-nobody-wants?ps=cprs)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: madopo on June 29, 2011, 12:56:06 AM
Is this only for the john quincy adams coins (as it seems they're out of them),or does this work with all the $1 coins on this site?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on June 29, 2011, 11:38:09 AM
Audio clip of a news story NPR did on presidential coins today:
http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/137394348/-1-billion-that-nobody-wants?ps=cprs (http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/137394348/-1-billion-that-nobody-wants?ps=cprs)

This article doesn't even factor the cost of shipping all those $1 coin orders for free, I bet just that cost the mint a mint (pun).
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Nitantnel on June 29, 2011, 02:29:14 PM
I don't get why people stopped doing this. True, the mint put out a "warning," but IME they are not doing anything to enforcing it.  I still bring my coins to the helpful silent teller and I am still being thanking for my business. Do you think the mint has a way of tracking that those coins came form me and send me a bill one day?

I highly doubt it. Given that the mint is ran by the government, it make no sense to thing that they are that advanced?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on June 29, 2011, 02:53:36 PM
I don't get why people stopped doing this. True, the mint put out a "warning," but IME they are not doing anything to enforcing it.  I still bring my coins to the helpful silent teller and I am still being thanking for my business. Do you think the mint has a way of tracking that those coins came form me and send me a bill one day?

I highly doubt it. Given that the mint is ran by the government, it make no sense to thing that they are that advanced?

I think you're safe. How much are you doing already?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: i3ond on June 29, 2011, 04:51:22 PM
I dont see how anyone can care.   The credit card companys get their % and the mint gets rid of the coins no one wants for 3.33x there value and we get miles. Win-win-win
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on June 29, 2011, 04:54:37 PM
I dont see how anyone can care.   The credit card companys get their % and the mint gets rid of the coins no one wants for 3.33x there value and we get miles. Win-win-win

The mint/government isn't getting rid of them if the bank ships them right back to the federal reserve.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: smurf on June 29, 2011, 05:20:27 PM
And the bank has to pay return shipping.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Nitantnel on June 29, 2011, 06:19:09 PM
I think you're safe. How much are you doing already?

not more than 1000 at a time. Only did it 3 times.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on June 29, 2011, 06:24:35 PM
not more than 1000 at a time. Only did it 3 times.

Meh, you're a little fish.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: aryeh1 on July 01, 2011, 12:12:03 PM
No more free shipping?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on July 01, 2011, 12:16:36 PM
No more free shipping?
works for me  http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&categoryId=27238&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=16238&top_category=16238
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: aryeh1 on July 01, 2011, 12:26:30 PM
works for me  http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&categoryId=27238&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=16238&top_category=16238

thats interesting...  here they have the coins available right away but you pay shipping:

http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&identifier=8100
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on July 01, 2011, 12:44:19 PM
thats interesting...  here they have the coins available right away but you pay shipping:

http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&identifier=8100
Looks like free shipping to me
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: henryd on July 03, 2011, 12:42:02 AM
i went to they site and it says:
 "The immediate bank deposit of $1 coins ordered through this Program does not result in their introduction into circulation and, therefore, does not comply with the intended purpose of the program."
are you breaking a law by doing this or does this run by the honor system?
Dan, do you know?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elikay on July 03, 2011, 01:20:06 AM
The amazing thing I noticed when I did this (a loooooong time ago) is that they would say iit can take up to 2 weeks to arrive and then they would ship it out 1-1/2 weeks later UPS air!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: WAM on July 04, 2011, 04:15:41 AM
i went to they site and it says:
 "The immediate bank deposit of $1 coins ordered through this Program does not result in their introduction into circulation and, therefore, does not comply with the intended purpose of the program."
are you breaking a law by doing this or does this run by the honor system?
Dan, do you know?
Call them and ask...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on July 04, 2011, 03:52:16 PM
Call them and ask...

lol.. you're joking right?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: good sam on July 05, 2011, 02:54:06 PM
thats interesting...  here they have the coins available right away but you pay shipping:

http://catalog.usmint.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&identifier=8100

Just ordered from this link with free shipping in 1-2 weeks.  I tried yaakov s's link first and those coins had $5 shipping and coins were backordered.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: yaakov s on July 05, 2011, 05:43:50 PM
I just tried the link I gave (which isnt mine I just cut and pasted from a post around 60 pages back) and there was free shipping. But as long as you get the coins it doesn't make a difference which link you use.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: karen on July 06, 2011, 01:45:24 PM
Does anyone know whether using CITI Amex credit card purchases Coin counts as purchase?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2011, 01:49:30 PM
Does anyone know whether using CITI Amex credit card purchases Coin counts as purchase?

I think Citi counts them as cash advance, regardless if it's Amex or Visa/MC.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: wired41 on July 06, 2011, 02:14:28 PM
Citi has not charged me a cash advance fee for coins over the last few months.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2011, 02:16:01 PM
Citi has not charged me a cash advance fee for coins over the last few months.

Welcome to the forums!

Finally a newbie whose first post is an answer instead of a question, kudos to you :)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: wired41 on July 06, 2011, 02:21:48 PM
After 2 months of lurking, I figured it was time to give rather than take  :)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: smurf on July 06, 2011, 02:22:56 PM
After 2 months of lurking, I figured it was time to give rather than take  :)
Thank you, and welcome aBoard.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 06, 2011, 02:26:00 PM
After 2 months of lurking, I figured it was time to give rather than take  :)

Yup, I noticed your sign-up date, I like you already, welcome to DDF (as an active user).
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: karen on July 06, 2011, 02:33:47 PM
Citi has not charged me a cash advance fee for coins over the last few months.
Thanks! Which citi cards are you using?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: wired41 on July 06, 2011, 02:44:52 PM
AA advantage Visa
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: irleetnoob on July 06, 2011, 06:04:22 PM
For those of us in Northern CA, Safeway currently has a $10 off next purchase when you buy $100 in Visa gift cards. Pretty simple way to get 4% discount/CB (after activation costs) on some easily "laundered" visa GCs.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Nitantnel on July 06, 2011, 10:33:03 PM
Yup, I noticed your sign-up date, I like you already, welcome to DDF (as an active user).

Hay Asher, do you like me also?...

BTW, I got 2 of the laptop's you suggested, Thanks!
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 07, 2011, 12:22:43 AM
Hay Asher, do you like me also?...

BTW, I got 2 of the laptop's you suggested, Thanks!

Please don't buy laptops I link to just to get me to like you, that's just plain creepy ::)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: WAM on July 11, 2011, 04:58:08 PM
lol.. you're joking right?
I was only being a tiny bit sarcastic
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: i3ond on July 11, 2011, 06:35:51 PM
Thanks! Which citi cards are you using?

Not sure what one he was using.  I used the citi Thank you premier and show as purchase.
Title: NPR Article/Broadcast about FF Miles and Coins
Post by: LAXtraveler on July 13, 2011, 07:57:53 PM
From today...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/07/13/137795995/how-frequent-fliers-exploit-a-government-program-to-get-free-trips
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 13, 2011, 08:00:30 PM
From today...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/07/13/137795995/how-frequent-fliers-exploit-a-government-program-to-get-free-trips

Whoa!  $284 million in $1 coins!!! Anyone care to estimate what that cost the mint in shipping, handling, and CC processing? Must've cost them a small fortune. What a blatant waste of taxpayer dollars (pun).
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: LAXtraveler on July 13, 2011, 08:11:16 PM
This has probably been talked about in the length of this thread, but seeing as many of the commentators on the NPR story have mentioned it... there is a strong argument to be made that by taking the coins and putting them right in the bank you are violating the terms and purposes of the program (arguable obviously since you might want to say taking them to the bank is putting them in circulation).

Assuming this is against the terms, do you think most poskim would find it ethical OR halakhic to do this?
Ethical = because it doesn't violate the rules per se, but is definitely not in their spirit.
Halakhic = because it could 1) be a violation 2) Hillul Hashem if many Jews are doing it or 3) arguments about stealing from US taxpayers who foot the bill

Just a conversation piece. Not sure what the right answer is.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on July 13, 2011, 08:15:55 PM
Officials there first noticed something amiss in summer 2008, when they saw that a small number of customers were repeatedly ordering large numbers of one dollar coins. The top 20 customers bought between $219,000 and $696,000 worth, says Mint spokesman Tom Jurkowsky...Jurkowsky said the Mint sent letters to the top abusers
I plead the 5th...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: gozalim on July 13, 2011, 08:21:08 PM
each article repeats that it is NOT illegal (but violate sthe terms of the program)
Whoa!  $284 million in $1 coins!!! Anyone care to estimate what that cost the mint in shipping, handling, and CC processing? Must've cost them a small fortune. What a blatant waste of taxpayer dollars (pun).
according to the wsj article reffered to in the npr article, shipping is about 1.2% (250 coins for $3) and CC processing doesn't get billed specificaly (what ever that means)
=$3,408,000 in shipping fees
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on July 13, 2011, 08:21:57 PM
I plead the 5th...
Wow thats a lotta kesef going in circles
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 13, 2011, 08:23:38 PM
I plead the 5th...

You did more than $219k or more than $696k? :o
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on July 13, 2011, 08:25:30 PM
You did more than $219k or more than $696k? :o
you quoted the wrong guy, Im innocent your honor  ::)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on July 13, 2011, 08:26:46 PM
You did more than $219k or more than $696k? :o
More than 219 and got the letter.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on July 13, 2011, 08:28:07 PM
More than 219 and got the letter.
How many miles/points was that worth? (assuming sign up bonuses were included)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: myb821 on July 13, 2011, 09:00:31 PM
thats crazy u were one of the top 20
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: HSS on July 15, 2011, 02:14:17 AM
More than 219 and got the letter.

Did you hire people to schlepp all those boxes to the bank / banks?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 15, 2011, 02:18:57 AM
Did you hire people to schlepp all those boxes to the bank / banks?

No, this is Dan's exercise.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Deal Guy on July 15, 2011, 03:06:13 AM
No, this is Dan's exercise.
His wife made him do it. She said, I'm shlepping for 9 months, now you go out and shlep and earn a living. :P
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Nitantnel on July 17, 2011, 08:28:57 AM
WOW DAN! You're a real hustler!
BTW, does the letter stop you form doing it, or it's just to scare?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: shidduch on July 17, 2011, 02:51:15 PM
man i did 10k and its a major pita 209k now thats hard work.  Your bankers must love you.  its funny with some banks they could care less but some banks get very annoyed.,  its varies from branch to branch
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: elikay on July 17, 2011, 04:16:27 PM
man i did 10k and its a major pita 209k now thats hard work.  Your bankers must love you.  its funny with some banks they could care less but some banks get very annoyed.,  its varies from branch to branch
IME in the beginning they find it amusing, as time went on not so much... it depends how many people would come to that branch. I started to go to a different branch every time.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2011, 11:04:38 PM
Eventually I had accounts with 9 banks and burned my bridges with most of the branches in the area...wasn't too disappointed to get the letter and take it easy.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: madopo on July 22, 2011, 12:37:26 PM
According to a customer representative,they cancelled the program for cc and debit cards as of today.From now on only via check/wire transfer. He said the cc companies pushed them to shut it down,because of the "airline mile thing" . Can you purchase a money order with a cc ? ;)
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Daniel on July 22, 2011, 12:45:18 PM
Can you purchase a money order with a cc ? ;)

Ha, you wish. If you could, everyone here would have millions upon million of miles. Dan would probably have billions. There was a point in time travelers checks worked- but those are long gone.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: springles on July 22, 2011, 01:33:43 PM
According to a customer representative,they cancelled the program for cc and debit cards as of today.From now on only via check/wire transfer. He said the cc companies pushed them to shut it down,because of the "airline mile thing" . Can you purchase a money order with a cc ? ;)
So it wasnt even the government that wanted to shut it down.  They were just giving in to the credit card companies.  Thats hilarious since the gov't was losing tons of money too and getting nothing out of it as it was never really put into circulation.   
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: AsherO on July 22, 2011, 01:38:35 PM
According to a customer representative,they cancelled the program for cc and debit cards as of today.From now on only via check/wire transfer. He said the cc companies pushed them to shut it down,because of the "airline mile thing"

If all this is true then the government is going to have an even harder time circulating these.

Also, why would the CC companies care? I assume they are charging the government for the CC processing, no?

The upside is that while the dollars they print keep losing value, the metal in these coins (and any other commodities) they are hoarding are going up in value every day.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: karen on July 23, 2011, 09:23:27 PM
I put an order on July 21, wondering what will happen with the order.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Ike on July 24, 2011, 04:05:32 PM
Any idea on how to spend 3000.00 now? Got to reach my spending on the Chase Sapphire card....
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: smurf on July 24, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
Any idea on how to spend 3000.00 now? Got to reach my spending on the Chase Sapphire card....
check the main page. fee free amex gc's>
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Avid Reader on July 24, 2011, 08:34:54 PM
Ha, you wish. If you could, everyone here would have millions upon million of miles. Dan would probably have billions. There was a point in time travelers checks worked- but those are long gone.

There was a time when US savings bond could be purchased with a CC. Sure enough the mileage collectors started buying up many bonds, until they caught on and they stopped allowing CC's. I'm really surprised that the coins game lasted this long. Makes me wonder who's running things in those gov offices...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: shidduch on July 25, 2011, 08:46:10 AM
just got off the phone with the mint, all existing orders placed with cc or debit will be cancelled.

lets see if thats true.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: isaacs on July 25, 2011, 11:14:21 AM
just got this email.


Dear United States Mint Direct Ship Customer:
The United States Mint has eliminated the credit and debit card purchase of $1 Coins through its Direct Ship Program effective July 20, 2011. Customers who wish to purchase $1 coins through the Direct Ship Program can still do so by using a wire transfer, money order or check. Customers who wish to purchase the coins by wire transfer may fax their order to (202)756-6585. Customers interested in purchasing by money order or check may do so by submitting your request in writing to the following address:
   
United States Mint
PO Box 71192
Philadelphia, PA 19176-6192
Please download the order form which includes wire transfer information and follow the instructions provided on the form. http://www.usmint.gov/downloads/directShip/orderform.pdf
 
If you currently have an open $1 coin Direct Ship order placed with the United States Mint, that order will be cancelled. Please resubmit your order by wire transfer, check or money order using the order form.  The Mint has determined that this policy change is prudent due to ongoing activity by individuals purchasing $1 coins with credit cards, accumulating frequent flyer miles, and then returning coins to local banks.  Local banks, in turn, return coins to the Federal Reserve. While not illegal, this activity is a clear abuse and misuse of the program which was intended to facilitate the use of $1 coins in cash transactions.
The Mint has undertaken several aggressive internal and external actions to mitigate this issue, including restricting chronic and repeated use of credit cards, contacting customers who frequently placed large numbers of orders to ensure they were using the coins for legitimate business purchases, and other measures.  While these efforts eliminated a significant amount of misuse in the program, we believe some abuse still exists. Eliminating the credit and debit card purchase of the $1 coin is the next step in our efforts to root out abuse in this program and ensure it is better targeted toward fulfilling its intended purpose which is to get the $1 coin into greater circulation.
Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of the $1 Coin Program.
The United States Mint
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Ike on July 25, 2011, 02:53:47 PM
Any other way to reach spending limits besides AMEX GC?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2011, 02:58:27 PM
Any other way to reach spending limits besides AMEX GC?
Amazon Payments, paypal, etc.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Ike on July 25, 2011, 03:05:51 PM
Anyway to use Paypal and pay no fee? Can I just send my wife 3,000?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: good sam on October 29, 2013, 05:17:19 PM
Got a mailing from US Mint.  Noticed cc was a payment option.  I get excited but then realize that every product in the mailing has a product code except . . . yup, the dollar coins.  Oh well, was hoping this was revived.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hertzinstl on October 29, 2013, 05:22:40 PM
Got a mailing from US Mint.  Noticed cc was a payment option.  I get excited but then realize that every product in the mailing has a product code except . . . yup, the dollar coins.  Oh well, was hoping this was revived.
"Almost doesn't count unless horseshoes or grenades ..."
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: notanonymous on October 29, 2013, 05:30:13 PM
"Almost doesn't count unless horseshoes or grenades ..."
I just had a flashback to my second grade English teacher.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Barryg on November 10, 2013, 11:55:38 PM
Around my 1 year mark in joining ddf, and I was searching for something, and found this forum... I decided to read (almost) the whole thing... Still didn't find what I was looking for, I just wanted to give the "historical" thread a +1...
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: lubaby on April 29, 2014, 12:03:38 PM
I made an order a few weeks ago from the Mint for $10k+ worth of coins. Dollar coins are NOT alive again.

Usually these coins are payable by CC, but they have an issue with my billing info "couldn't verify" and won't ship the order unless I pay by Wire Transfer.
I called Chase and they said the Mint never tried putting the charge through, the US Mint flagged it from their end.
They said I can fax in proof of address (which is copy of CC statement and drivers license) to verify. Billing info on the CC and on US Mint account is same address (work), but my license has a different address (home).

I can't have the US Mint account tied to my home address, there's already another account pointing to there. I'd rather not change my license address to work, plus they said I need to send it in within the next 48H so timing is a concern also.

Worst case I'll pay by wire transfer, although that means I'm losing out on all the points.

Anyone have any ideas for a workaround here? I'm open to any suggestions.

TIA
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: lunatic on April 29, 2014, 12:24:18 PM
Why would you want this if paying by wire transfer
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Super Speed on April 29, 2014, 02:32:48 PM
Why would you want this if paying by wire transfer
It sounded like he needs them and not using it for MS.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: lubaby on April 29, 2014, 02:35:23 PM
It sounded like he needs them and not using it for MS.
Correct. Although paying for it via CC is always a nice bonus.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Dr Moose on September 09, 2014, 04:10:54 PM
do all CC get points for purchases at the mint? I bought something with a U.S Bank credit card and they told me, since it's a cash equivalent I do not get any points
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hvaces42 on October 12, 2014, 11:33:42 PM
Can someone please enlighten me why I shouldnt buy 18x250 dollar coins for $4967+4.95 shipping to satisfy $5k spend for 50,000 miles on cc.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Saver2000 on October 12, 2014, 11:53:07 PM
Can someone please enlighten me why I shouldnt buy 18x250 dollar coins for $4967+4.95 shipping to satisfy $5k spend for 50,000 miles on cc.
Have you found a merchant that  accepts cc for them?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hvaces42 on October 13, 2014, 12:17:59 AM
US mint new website seems to allow cc
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 12:20:04 AM
Can someone please enlighten me why I shouldnt buy 18x250 dollar coins for $4967+4.95 shipping to satisfy $5k spend for 50,000 miles on cc.
So you're paying $471.95 in fees?
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hvaces42 on October 13, 2014, 12:26:03 AM
To get 55,000 miles
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: hvaces42 on October 13, 2014, 12:27:24 AM
.0086 per mile
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: Myccrabbi on October 13, 2014, 12:30:52 AM
.0086 per mile
But your not buying miles rather you are spending a lot of money to hit a spending threshold.
Title: Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
Post by: EJB on October 13, 2014, 12:32:31 AM
There are much better ways to hit spending thresholds. Many of them are free.