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Title: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 09:19:45 PM
Just spent 58k on IB at office supplies.  :-[
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Post by: Baruch on November 07, 2013, 09:23:18 PM
Just spent 58k on IB at office supplies.  :-[
What's dumb about that?
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Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 09:25:58 PM
What's dumb about that?
Only 5x on first 50k. I lost money on the other 8k.
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Post by: Ez on November 07, 2013, 09:26:38 PM
What's dumb about that?

Could have used another card for the 8k :)
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Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 09:30:39 PM
Could have used another card for the 8k :)
That is why it is in the "dumb mistake" thread.  ;)
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Post by: Baruch on November 07, 2013, 09:35:26 PM
If you spend 50k in an Office Supply Store, Chase doesn't get suspicious?
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Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 09:39:58 PM
Have not had any problems.
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Post by: chucksterace on November 07, 2013, 09:40:11 PM
If you spend 50k in an Office Supply Store, Chase doesn't get suspicious?

Well depends on what he spends it on. If he is does usual buying there then why would they.
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Post by: Super Speed on November 07, 2013, 10:47:05 PM
After an A/A you have free reign!
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Post by: AnonymousUser on November 07, 2013, 10:50:18 PM
What on earth did you buy that cost 58k? :-\
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Post by: Super Speed on November 07, 2013, 10:54:33 PM

What on earth did you buy that cost 58k? :-\
I'd imagine he did it over a period of time.
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Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 10:56:31 PM
Not everyone here is perfect? No dumb mistakes?
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Post by: AnonymousUser on November 07, 2013, 10:57:38 PM
I'd imagine he did it over a period of time.
Just spent 58k on IB at office supplies.  :-[
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Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 11:01:45 PM
What on earth did you buy that cost 58k? :-\
Not at one time. Over 4 week period to spread it out.
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Post by: DovtheBear on November 07, 2013, 11:01:49 PM
No everyone here is perfect? No dumb mistakes?
I can't speak for everyone, but I know a good many.
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Post by: yuneeq on November 07, 2013, 11:27:55 PM
Big players will make big mistakes.
Your mistakes put us to shame ;)
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Post by: aj26 on November 07, 2013, 11:32:53 PM
Miscalculated 12 month for amex churn and signed up after 10. Now clock starts ticking again
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Post by: chaimmayer on November 07, 2013, 11:34:40 PM
I am embarrassed but I'll admit it.  I thought the spending threshold on the nfl card was 2k but it was really 3k so I didn't get my bonus. :(
No one to blame but myself.
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Post by: notanonymous on November 07, 2013, 11:35:13 PM
Only 5x on first 50k. I lost money on the other 8k.
You lost the oppurtunity to gain.
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Post by: notanonymous on November 07, 2013, 11:36:19 PM
I am embarrassed but I'll admit it.  I thought the spending threshold on the nfl card was 2k but it was really 3k so I didn't get my bonus. :(
No one to blame but myself.
Couldn't HUCA for an extension?
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Post by: CountValentine on November 07, 2013, 11:47:30 PM
You lost the oppurtunity to gain.
When you are buying GC's with a 3.5% fee I call that a loss.
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Post by: Fan of Dan on November 07, 2013, 11:51:11 PM
When you are buying GC's with a 3.5% fee I call that a loss.
+1 I didn't even understand how what you said wasn't simple.
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Post by: notanonymous on November 08, 2013, 12:09:50 AM
When you are buying GC's with a 3.5% fee I call that a loss.
Point taken.
Still, a minor loss.  At most, 1.7% to sell, if redeemed probably less, no?
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Post by: notanonymous on November 08, 2013, 12:35:37 AM
+1 I didn't even understand how what you said wasn't simple.
Ein hachi nami, you are right.  Cashing out GC's here is too difficult to me, I stick to other methods with is usually only kdai for thresholds.
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Post by: bobthebuilder on November 08, 2013, 04:38:19 AM
Ein hachi nami, you are right.  Cashing out GC's here is too difficult to me, I stick to other methods with is usually only kdai for thresholds.
Sticking with VR is the simplest. but you can rack up tons of points buying GC
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Post by: sruly101 on November 08, 2013, 05:26:12 AM
What did you loose? you still get 1 pt per dollar (dont tell me u u bought only for the points!)
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Post by: bobthebuilder on November 08, 2013, 05:33:41 AM
What did you loose? you still get 1 pt per dollar (dont tell me u u bought only for the points!)
Activation fee
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Post by: sruly101 on November 08, 2013, 05:34:48 AM
Ohh u bought those stuff.... thought you bought normal stuff
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Post by: hertzinstl on November 08, 2013, 05:37:07 AM
No one on DDF is normal  :)
-1
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Post by: sruly101 on November 08, 2013, 05:38:22 AM
No one on DDF is normal  :)
-1
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Post by: rots5 on November 08, 2013, 05:41:37 AM
flew with star alliance 25 hrs 3 stops from TLV>ZUR>BKK>CNX in stead of 13 hrs with one stop tlv>hkg>cnx

even though i def loved the flights @chuchum
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Post by: chaimmayer on November 08, 2013, 08:13:42 AM
Couldn't HUCA for an extension?
trust me I tried
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Post by: yuneeq on November 08, 2013, 09:12:43 AM
@Rots
You mean 2 stopovers instead of 1
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Post by: churnbabychurn on November 08, 2013, 09:52:50 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33916.msg623021.msg#623021
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Post by: CountValentine on November 08, 2013, 09:54:09 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33916.msg623021.msg#623021
No need to point out others mistakes.  ;)
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Post by: churnbabychurn on November 08, 2013, 10:22:52 AM
No need to point out others mistakes.  ;)
Its a lesson to us all!
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Post by: itsyehuda on November 08, 2013, 10:33:17 AM
I spent 4800 on the Miles & More mastercard and then stopped, didn't notice for three months.
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Post by: good sam on November 08, 2013, 10:46:35 AM
Great thread, I have a lot to contribute here.  I'll start with:

Bought AA gc with plat before registering airline.

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Post by: churnbabychurn on November 08, 2013, 10:47:27 AM
Applied for a hayatt b4 becoming a plat.
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Post by: Chaikel on November 09, 2013, 06:19:48 PM
Applied for a hayatt b4 becoming a plat.
Didn't stop me. A msg to Hyatt got it straightened out
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Post by: mmermss on November 09, 2013, 06:21:23 PM
Didn't stop me. A msg to Hyatt got it straightened out

And you got 2 suite nights?  Was that before you reached the spending threshold or just right after you applied?
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Post by: Chaikel on November 09, 2013, 06:27:49 PM
And you got 2 suite nights?  Was that before you reached the spending threshold or just right after you applied?
I don't remember
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Post by: ushdadude on November 09, 2013, 06:29:03 PM
I applied for a card I already had as part of an amex 3bm...rookie mistake
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Post by: mod on November 09, 2013, 07:08:54 PM
Applied for a hayatt b4 becoming a plat.
+1
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Post by: Baruch on November 09, 2013, 07:29:10 PM
Great thread, I have a lot to contribute here.  I'll start with:

Bought AA gc with plat before registering airline.
can register until gc is not pending IME.
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Post by: Moes Tavern on November 09, 2013, 07:32:07 PM
Bought 2 Kindles online from Staples, but forgot to got through the UR site to get UR bonus points
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Post by: mod on November 09, 2013, 07:39:59 PM
Didn't stop me. A msg to Hyatt got it straightened out
What did that get you?
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Post by: ckmk47 on November 09, 2013, 07:53:52 PM
I am embarrassed but I'll admit it.  I thought the spending threshold on the nfl card was 2k but it was really 3k so I didn't get my bonus. :(
No one to blame but myself.
When I apply, I take a screen shot of the offer.  I keep them all in 1 folder on my desktop.  I name them with the date of the application and the cc name (and husband or my initial). 
Makes it easy to refer back to, and easy to see when I'm logged onto my account to check on my spending.
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Post by: good sam on November 09, 2013, 08:37:30 PM
Years ago, barista asked me if I need room for milk and I said yes.
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Post by: sillypainter on November 09, 2013, 09:10:28 PM
Bought 2 Kindles online from Staples, but forgot to got through the UR site to get UR bonus points

If you paid with a Chase card, just call them up show it on the bill and tell them that you didn't get credit. Works all the time. Is it ethical?
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Post by: ahecht37 on November 09, 2013, 09:16:34 PM
Years ago, barista asked me if I need room for milk and I said yes.
alol
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Post by: itsyehuda on November 09, 2013, 10:03:51 PM
If you paid with a Chase card, just call them up show it on the bill and tell them that you didn't get credit. Works all the time. Is it ethical?

no
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Post by: @Yehuda on November 09, 2013, 10:49:00 PM
I don't remember

uh oh, what's this? I just opened my Hyatt card and spent the $1000. Do I not get the 2 free nights? What's this Platinum thing?
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Post by: good sam on November 09, 2013, 11:18:11 PM
Bought 2 Kindles online from Staples, but forgot to got through the UR site to get UR bonus points
I've done that.  A simple sm will do the trick.
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Post by: Chaikel on November 10, 2013, 01:58:23 AM
What did that get you?
I got them.
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Post by: Moes Tavern on November 10, 2013, 07:52:25 AM
I've done that.  A simple sm will do the trick.
what did you tell them?
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Post by: good sam on November 10, 2013, 12:26:16 PM
what did you tell them?
Told them I forgot to use UR Mall.  They gave me courtesy points.
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Post by: itsyehuda on November 10, 2013, 12:58:21 PM
Told them I forgot to use UR Mall.  They gave me courtesy points.

That method IS ethical.
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Post by: tzifanya54 on November 10, 2013, 01:35:42 PM
I cancelled a marriott card to move the line over about 45 days before my anniversary free night was supposed to post. I had 2 other cards I could have cancelled. I figured its a marriott card what do I need it around for. I only realized after I hung up...... Is there any recourse?
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Post by: Freddie on November 10, 2013, 11:59:07 PM
Not so much a mistake as recklessness... Still intoxicated from the emotional high of the DDS CLE, I took my kids out for our favorite Sunday activity of CVS cruising combined with a Walmart run. Once I got the kids to bed, I started madly scratching off my VRs with a paper clip, and in my exuberance and fervor... sheered the numbers right off!!!

I don't know if I entered the correct numbers or not in the end, but on my third try, the PIN was recognized as something valid and having 500 bucks on it. I took it. Alls well that ends well.

BTW just as a side note, what's up with those ghetto-@ss VRs at Family Dollar? I mean, are they even real or are they grey market knock-offs from China? I haven't seen such quality since I bought my last Gucci track suit at the swap meet. First of all, my kids we're mocking these lame VRs, "They're cardboard! They're not even plastic!" (My kids know what a real "bean" looks like, I assure you. They've gleefully handled stacks of them.) Second of all, on the back, all there is on the card is a UPC symbol floating in the center. No scratch-off! I mean, come on, Family Dollar clientele are the biggest connoisseurs of scratch-off there are, right?

That's my social commentary for tonight. Peace.
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Post by: Dan on November 11, 2013, 12:01:24 AM
Still intoxicated from the emotional high of the DDS CLE
Lol, you've got to make up your mind.
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Post by: Barryg on November 11, 2013, 12:08:21 AM
Not so much a mistake as recklessness... Still intoxicated from the emotional high of the DDS CLE, I took my kids out for our favorite Sunday activity of CVS cruising combined with a Walmart run. Once I got the kids to bed, I started madly scratching off my VRs with a paper clip, and in my exuberance and fervor... sheered the numbers right off!!!

I don't know if I entered the correct numbers or not in the end, but on my third try, the PIN was recognized as something valid and having 500 bucks on it. I took it. Alls well that ends well.

BTW just as a side note, what's up with those ghetto-@ss VRs at Family Dollar? I mean, are they even real or are they grey market knock-offs from China? I haven't seen such quality since I bought my last Gucci track suit at the swap meet. First of all, my kids we're mocking these lame VRs, "They're cardboard! They're not even plastic!" (My kids know what a real "bean" looks like, I assure you. They've gleefully handled stacks of them.) Second of all, on the back, all there is on the card is a UPC symbol floating in the center. No scratch-off! I mean, come on, Family Dollar clientele are the biggest connoisseurs of scratch-off there are, right?

That's my social commentary for tonight. Peace.

Didn't know Family Dollar was an option, but thanks...
Sorry- didn't get to meet you, maybe at the PA dds (ya never know)

So, what was Maskana, I'm guessing the 10 year old didn't make it...
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Post by: Freddie on November 11, 2013, 12:15:03 AM
Lol, you've got to make up your mind.

Ok, I will clarify... intellectually, the seminar did not have enough "meat" for me. I stand by that, although I did learn a few things. But emotionally, it's a big motivation. Farshteist du dem chiluk?


Didn't know Family Dollar was an option, but thanks...
Sorry- didn't get to meet you, maybe at the PA dds (ya never know)

So, what was Maskana, I'm guessing the 10 year old didn't make it...

My 10 year old understood when I told him the rules, 15 and over. Honestly, I think he would have loved it, but it's okay, you can't give kids everything they want. Like the Rebbe Rashab used to lock the temimim out sometimes during a maamar so that they would have to strain to listen at the door. :-)
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Post by: SamKey on November 11, 2013, 01:06:21 AM
Like the Rebbe Rashab used to lock the temimim out sometimes during a maamar so that they would have to strain to listen at the door. :-)
That kid was yours??!  :P
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Post by: ckmk47 on November 11, 2013, 01:08:10 AM
Didn't know Family Dollar was an option, but thanks...

It's not.  The cardboard 'lame' ones are to bring to the cashier with your BB card.  You swipe the BB and give cash to the cashier.
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Post by: Barryg on November 11, 2013, 01:28:40 AM
It's not.  The cardboard 'lame' ones are to bring to the cashier with your BB card.  You swipe the BB and give cash to the cashier.
In that case, I wonder if anyone ever bought one of those...
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Post by: Freddie on November 11, 2013, 01:39:43 AM
In that case, I wonder if anyone ever bought one of those...

The same people who buy Jos A Bank clothing at list price. It's a crazy world.
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Post by: HP58 on November 11, 2013, 01:42:01 AM
The same people who buy Jos A Bank clothing at list price. It's a crazy world.
LOL Where do they make those people?!
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Post by: CountValentine on November 11, 2013, 02:47:29 AM
Ok, I will clarify...
How about clarifying your stereotype / racist comments.
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Post by: YOSEF on November 11, 2013, 07:34:55 AM
People who buy Jos A Bank at list price are not the same people who shop at Family Dollar.

#JustSayin.
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Post by: yuneeq on November 11, 2013, 07:56:05 AM
@CV It was a stupid joke, but I don't see anything racist/stereotyping about it. Unless it's wrong to state the fact that poor people (the  demographic of their average customer) buys lotto tickets at a much higher rate than the rest of the population. Saying they should cater better to their main  demographic is racist/stereotyping?

Is there something I'm missing?
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Post by: CountValentine on November 11, 2013, 09:06:42 AM
Is there something I'm missing?
If you ever go to Harlem I would not use the term "ghetto-@ss" there.  ;)
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Post by: yuneeq on November 11, 2013, 09:48:20 AM
Oh sorry, I didn't realize that the idea of ghettos was started in Harlem. I was under the impression that some cities in the country where you live, like in Warsaw, had salt 70 years ago what I understood to be a ghetto.

Ps, I've been in the ghetto, and they had no problem using those terms around me. That along with the N word, though the N word became an accepted racist term while the other hasn't.
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Post by: CountValentine on November 11, 2013, 09:56:57 AM
It has nothing to do where the idea was started. If you want we can do a little test. If you are ever out my way we will go to an east side club/bar and you are free to use that term. Before they slice and dice you I will explain you are from NY and didn’t know any better.  :)
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Post by: SamKey on November 11, 2013, 10:01:56 AM
It has nothing to do where the idea was started. If you want we can do a little test. If you are ever out my way we will go to an east side club/bar and you are free to use that term. Before they slice and dice you I will explain you are from NY and didn’t know any better.  :)
I didn't know you were such a clubber ::)
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Post by: alpicone on November 11, 2013, 10:05:09 AM
Just spent 58k on IB at office supplies.  :-[

How long does it take you to unload $58k?
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Post by: Moes Tavern on November 11, 2013, 10:06:47 AM
Told them I forgot to use UR Mall.  They gave me courtesy points.
Good News. Sent them a SM and they credited my account this morning with the points.

Thank You
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Post by: CountValentine on November 11, 2013, 10:12:07 AM
How long does it take you to unload $58k?
A few days.

Few - imprecise, only defined as 'more than one'  :)
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Post by: yuneeq on November 11, 2013, 10:12:41 AM
@CV Personally, I think it's racist to suggest that I'll get sliced for saying something that certain people may not like.
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Post by: Freddie on November 11, 2013, 10:14:18 AM
How about clarifying your stereotype / racist comments.

Stereotype, yes. Racist, no. It's a socio-economic joke. You're the one who superimposed race. The scratch-off joke was making fun of the fact that in America, poor people have expendable income. My grandparents didn't go from poverty to upper middle class in one generation by buying lottery tickets or other needless crap.  :)

If you ever go to Harlem I would not use the term "ghetto-@ss" there.  ;)

Harlem? Yeah, cuz that's the quintessential African-American neighborhood, right? Maybe I'll go check out the Cotton Club and bump into Langston Hughes. Your choice of neighborhoods is as anachronistic as your ability to perceive racism where the is none.  :)

It has nothing to do where the idea was started. If you want we can do a little test. If you are ever out my way we will go to an east side club/bar and you are free to use that term. Before they slice and dice you I will explain you are from NY and didn’t know any better.  :)

What kind of people "slice and dice" other people because the use of a phrase triggers their wrath? I'll tell you who. Ghetto-@ss.  :)

Bottom line, I love you, CV. You're a good man and you have a good heart, which is why you stand up against what you perceive to be injustice. (Yes, I followed your commentary on the Zimmerman thread last summer.) But this is 2014. The ability to perceive race everywhere is not a sign of compassion. Maybe it was in another generation. I hope you take this the right way.
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Post by: Dan on November 11, 2013, 10:31:50 AM
Ok, I will clarify... intellectually, the seminar did not have enough "meat" for me. I stand by that, although I did learn a few things. But emotionally, it's a big motivation. Farshteist du dem chiluk?

My 10 year old understood when I told him the rules, 15 and over. Honestly, I think he would have loved it, but it's okay, you can't give kids everything they want. Like the Rebbe Rashab used to lock the temimim out sometimes during a maamar so that they would have to strain to listen at the door. :-)
And I'll say once again, the point of these seminars is a bekiyos/girsa style to show the incredible breadth of what is possible.  And hopefully inspire people to dig deeper and leave their misconceptions behind.  99.9% of people learn something new.

It sounds like you were looking for a deep iyun shiur.  Like I said I can spend hours on any of the the 128 slides in the powerpoint.  But the market for that is tiny and everyone would want it given on a different slide.
So unless I'm opening a mileage university with 128 different courses I don't see how it would be feasible.
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Post by: shmebeble on November 11, 2013, 10:34:35 AM
And I'll say once again, the point of these seminars is a bekiyos/girsa style to show the incredible breadth of what is possible.  And hopefully inspire people to dig deeper and leave their misconceptions behind.  99.9% of people learn something new.

It sounds like you were looking for a deep iyun shiur.  Like I said I can spend hours on any of the the 128 slides in the powerpoint.  But the market for that is tiny and everyone would want it given on a different slide.
So unless I'm opening a mileage university with 128 different courses I don't see how it would be feasible.
You would definitely have a student base. I have nothing better to do in Organic Chemistry than delve deeper in these topics. My friends always ask me after class what did I learn from the forums and researching today!
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Post by: Barryg on November 11, 2013, 10:36:01 AM
You would definitely have a student base. I have nothing better to do in Organic Chemistry than delve deeper in these topics. My friends always ask me after class what did I learn from the forums and researching today!
Don't give them a straight answer, they're using you... Unless they are researching too and giving you info...
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Post by: CountValentine on November 11, 2013, 10:38:06 AM
So unless I'm opening a mileage university with 128 different courses I don't see how it would be feasible.
FTU  :)
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Post by: shmebeble on November 11, 2013, 10:39:49 AM
Don't give them a straight answer, they're using you... Unless they are researching too and giving you info...
They are not involved in this at all- they just know I love the game.
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Post by: Barryg on November 11, 2013, 11:03:56 AM
They are not involved in this at all- they just know I love the game.
When they ask what you saw today, tell them we were all newbies at some point... I know someone who doesn't want to get involved, but wants to open a few cards so one day he'll have credit to qualify for a mortgage... He knows who to ask...
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Post by: YOSEF on November 11, 2013, 11:45:30 PM
It has nothing to do where the idea was started. If you want we can do a little test. If you are ever out my way we will go to an east side club/bar and you are free to use that term. Before they slice and dice you I will explain you are from NY and didn’t know any better.  :)
Bottom of Lake Michigan?
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Post by: skyguy918 on November 12, 2013, 11:33:14 AM
Bottom of Lake Michigan?
East Side, Chicago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Side,_Chicago)
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Post by: ckmk47 on November 12, 2013, 02:38:43 PM
I made a large order on my credit card for someone and I forgot I was working toward 30K spending on my PRG card, so I used just any card. I got UR points, but I'm still more than 10K away from the 30, and I could have been less than 5!   :P
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Post by: SamKey on November 12, 2013, 03:05:55 PM
I made a large order on my credit card for someone and I forgot I was working toward 30K spending on my PRG card, so I used just any card. I got UR points, but I'm still more than 10K away from the 30, and I could have been less than 5!   :P
Issue spending 10k??? Never had such issues ::)
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Post by: good sam on November 12, 2013, 03:59:58 PM
We should have another thread called:

Dumb games we play while making these mistakes

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34043.0
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Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: DovtheBear on November 12, 2013, 04:01:15 PM
We should have another thread called:

Dumb games we play while making these mistakes

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ALOL
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 12, 2013, 06:06:53 PM
Issue spending 10k??? Never had such issues ::)
Yea, but that was spending with NO EFFORT!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dirah on November 12, 2013, 06:20:17 PM
Issue spending 10k??? Never had such issues ::)
Not everyone can do BB.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: bobthebuilder on November 13, 2013, 06:35:05 AM
Not everyone can do BB.
Israel huh.... :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on November 13, 2013, 07:48:29 AM
Not everyone can do BB.
Not talking about bluebird
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dirah on November 13, 2013, 08:17:55 AM
Not talking about bluebird
Well, then, spill the beans.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on November 13, 2013, 08:20:43 AM
Well, then, spill the beans.
In your dreams
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5154.msg624049#msg624049 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5154.msg624049#msg624049)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Barryg on November 13, 2013, 11:12:29 AM
In your dreams
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5154.msg624049#msg624049 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5154.msg624049#msg624049)
They have random supermarkets that I never heard of in Israel?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on November 16, 2013, 06:27:16 PM
Just spent 58k on IB at office supplies.  :-[
This time I did a lot better.
Total: $50,013.75


 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 16, 2013, 06:37:39 PM
This time I did a lot better.
Total: $50,013.75
Another Ink, I presume?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on November 16, 2013, 06:53:34 PM
Another Ink, I presume?
IP but now I have none.  >:(
Probably 4-7 days before another one arrives.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 16, 2013, 06:58:09 PM
IP but now I have none.  >:(
Probably 4-7 days before another one arrives.
:D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chucksterace on November 16, 2013, 08:41:37 PM

This time I did a lot better.
Total: $50,013.75

Mind me asking what you are spending 50k on?

And that is 13$ extra. :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on November 16, 2013, 08:44:17 PM
Mind me asking what you are spending 50k on?
Same as always, Visa Gc's.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chucksterace on November 16, 2013, 08:45:06 PM

Same as always, Visa Gc's.

Oy. Next time you can buy me a Computer.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on November 16, 2013, 08:46:13 PM
Oy. Next time you can buy me a Computer.
Add me as an AU and I will buy two.  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chucksterace on November 16, 2013, 08:47:05 PM

Add me as an AU and I will buy two.  :)

Yay. But might have to pass. Next time.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ganizzy on November 16, 2013, 10:22:20 PM
I didn't cancel my United card before the renewal date bec I was taking an international trip with United within the 2 month grace period.
Came back crazy Jet lagged. And forgot to call to cancel.  Remembered 2 Days too late!
Hucad a bunch of times.  Sent messages,  no way to get the 395 back.
What's real annoying is that at the last minute they canceled the United flight and switched us to a Diff airline.  Couldn't take more then one bag,  no lounge with unplanned stopover.
Only reason I even kept it open was for the benefits.
I got some measly points as compensation
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on November 16, 2013, 10:32:42 PM
I didn't cancel my United card before the renewal date bec I was taking an international trip with United within the 2 month grace period.
Came back crazy Jet lagged. And forgot to call to cancel.  Remembered 2 Days too late!
Hucad a bunch of times.  Sent messages,  no way to get the 395 back.
What's real annoying is that at the last minute they canceled the United flight and switched us to a Diff airline.  Couldn't take more then one bag,  no lounge with unplanned stopover.
Only reason I even kept it open was for the benefits.
I got some measly points as compensation

You couldn't get a prorated refund?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ganizzy on November 16, 2013, 10:49:39 PM
No.  They said after 60 days no refund
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: jj1000 on December 19, 2013, 02:48:01 AM
I lost about $3,500 in the past 2 days worth of miles and vouchers. Easy come easy go I suppose.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on December 19, 2013, 02:50:48 AM
I lost about $3,500 in the past 2 days worth of miles and vouchers. Easy come easy go I suppose.
How?  Something we can learn from?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on December 19, 2013, 08:57:01 AM
I lost about $3,500 in the past 2 days worth of miles and vouchers. Easy come easy go I suppose.
I thought I told you I was expecting a Christmas gift >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yuneeq on December 19, 2013, 09:15:15 AM
I lost a temp MVD that I registered, but for some reason it never loaded the permanent card. Thankfully after many, many phone calls I recovered the $500.

A month later I lost a $500 GC, again, it took many, many phone calls to recover. Though by the time I recovered it I had $471 left. Lost $29 but still happy to get the rest.

I think by now I learned my lesson.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: jj1000 on December 20, 2013, 11:40:28 AM
How?  Something we can learn from?
Sure, keep a spread sheet of all opened cards when you need to spend on them, of all travel vouchers, and anything else reward related that has an expiration date.

I never bothered as I'm generally very on top of things, but I got busy for a few months and now I lost for lack of that spreadsheet.

It's hard to equate losing miles and vouchers with money though, as in the past week I also got $2,300 in points, so easy come easy go I guess? Still no excuse to lose easy money that can be converted to cash if need be.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on December 20, 2013, 11:53:01 AM
Sure, keep a spread sheet of all opened cards when you need to spend on them, of all travel vouchers, and anything else reward related that has an expiration date.

I never bothered as I'm generally very on top of things, but I got busy for a few months and now I lost for lack of that spreadsheet.

It's hard to equate losing miles and vouchers with money though, as in the past week I also got $2,300 in points, so easy come easy go I guess? Still no excuse to lose easy money that can be converted to cash if need be.

I use the one midnightinharlem made

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34004.0
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A European on December 21, 2013, 01:37:51 PM
I hope it wasn't a mistake I did 19*0.01$ transactions on my freedom.

(I still get 10*10 exclusive)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on December 21, 2013, 08:32:02 PM
I hope it wasn't a mistake I did 19*0.01$ transactions on my freedom.

(I still get 10*10 exclusive)

Why would it be a mistake? You afraid it's a trigger for Chase's wrath? Al tiftach peh!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on January 01, 2014, 03:41:02 PM
Waiting until day 60 of an annual fee being billed...except that reallocation is closed for new years :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rots5 on January 01, 2014, 03:41:38 PM
Waiting until day 60 of an annual fee being billed...except that reallocation is closed for new years :P
lol (sorry)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on January 01, 2014, 03:45:45 PM
Waiting until day 60 of an annual fee being billed...except that reallocation is closed for new years :P
That's a good one.  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on January 01, 2014, 03:47:42 PM
That's a good one.  :)
Closed it, will try to salvage what I can tomorrow.
C'est la vie.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Nitantnel on January 01, 2014, 04:02:48 PM
Waiting until day 60 of an annual fee being billed...except that reallocation is closed for new years :P
You can try to SM them today, no?

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 01, 2014, 04:31:17 PM
Applying for a UMPE with a new FF# while having my old one still open :'(

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 01, 2014, 04:32:13 PM
Applying for a UMPE with a new FF# while having my old one still open :'(
Transfer the CL, close it and try again in a month.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 01, 2014, 06:27:26 PM
Transfer the CL, close it and try again in a month.
Is it worth it? I haven't officially spoken to Recon about that app. so does that mean I will get another Credit Pull?

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: midnightinharlem on January 01, 2014, 09:43:34 PM
I use the one midnightinharlem made

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34004.0

As a frequent lurker and infrequent poster, it's funny seeing my handle in this. Glad the spreadsheet works for you.

A few weeks ago, in advance of applying for another Citi Business AA card, I proactively asked Citi to lower my credit lines on my various AA cards. Three days later, reports of the Business AA card no longer being churnable. Not quite a "dumb mistake" but doh!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Vosizderneias on January 02, 2014, 05:55:43 PM
Oh gosh, had $600 left to get amex spg points bonus, put it on the spg business(already reached the $5000) instead of personal card:(
Do you think i can call the merchant tomm and get them to cancel the charge and put on diff card? Especially that almost maxed out business now and i dont wanna get fr'ed
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 02, 2014, 06:02:25 PM
Oh gosh, had $600 left to get amex spg points bonus, put it on the spg business(already reached the $5000) instead of personal card:(
Do you think i can call the merchant tomm and get them to cancel the charge and put on diff card? Especially that almost maxed out business now and i dont wanna get fr'ed
How much time left do you have?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Nitantnel on January 02, 2014, 06:04:23 PM
As a frequent lurker and infrequent poster, it's funny seeing my handle in this. Glad the spreadsheet works for you.

A few weeks ago, in advance of applying for another Citi Business AA card, I proactively asked Citi to lower my credit lines on my various AA cards. Three days later, reports of the Business AA card no longer being churnable. Not quite a "dumb mistake" but doh!

You can still churn the business AA card. Good luck.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Vosizderneias on January 02, 2014, 09:22:31 PM

How much time left do you have?
a month or two, main issue is that i pretty much reached credit limit and i dont want a fr
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 03, 2014, 12:24:27 AM
a month or two, main issue is that i pretty much reached credit limit and i dont want a fr
Pay it off now, right away.and don't use that card again until after the next statement.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Nitantnel on January 03, 2014, 12:51:56 AM
Pay it off now, right away.and don't use that card again until after the next statement.
That helps for credit, not for FRs.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 03, 2014, 12:55:39 AM
That helps for credit, not for FRs.
If it's a one-off and he shows he can pay it, won't it help avoid a FR?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Nitantnel on January 03, 2014, 12:58:00 AM
If it's a one-off and he shows he can pay it, won't it help avoid a FR?
Perhaps. But as far as Amex is concerned, it makes no difference if you pay before or after the closing date. Actually, they rather you pay after the closing date.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: meshugener on January 03, 2014, 08:56:26 AM
Had same thing yesterday.
On one of my SPG I still have to spend $2k and on another I already spent over $5k.

Guess which card I used to AP $2k?

When life sucks - it sucks.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Nitantnel on January 06, 2014, 08:51:50 PM
Had same thing yesterday.
On one of my SPG I still have to spend $2k and on another I already spent over $5k.

Guess which card I used to AP $2k?

When life sucks - it sucks.

But it's still delicious!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2014, 09:01:11 PM
Had same thing yesterday.
On one of my SPG I still have to spend $2k and on another I already spent over $5k.

Guess which card I used to AP $2k?

When life sucks - it sucks.
Refund+redo?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: meshugener on January 06, 2014, 09:39:41 PM
No. you can't die from an extra 2k SPG.
next month is a new month.
assuming AP isn't sitting me down by then.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: bubble347 on January 06, 2014, 11:09:01 PM
I don't know if this is considered "playing these games" but I think this might take the cake! For some odd reason I thought that the Teaneck seminar was tonight and drove up there from Brooklyn. When I got there I was surprised to be the first to arrive! Oh well I guess if I would stayed the night perhaps I would have been the first indeed!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Devorah on January 06, 2014, 11:24:15 PM
I was $0.58 away from earning a $10 Maxperks reward.  Didn't realize that the spend requirement resets at the beginning of each new quarter :-(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Nitantnel on January 06, 2014, 11:43:21 PM
I don't know if this is considered "playing these games" but I think this might take the cake! For some odd reason I thought that the Teaneck seminar was tonight and drove up there from Brooklyn. When I got there I was surprised to be the first to arrive! Oh well I guess if I would stayed the night perhaps I would have been the first indeed!

Ouch!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 07, 2014, 12:11:22 AM
Ouch!
+1

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: good sam on January 07, 2014, 11:11:05 AM
I don't know if this is considered "playing these games" but I think this might take the cake! For some odd reason I thought that the Teaneck seminar was tonight and drove up there from Brooklyn. When I got there I was surprised to be the first to arrive! Oh well I guess if I would stayed the night perhaps I would have been the first indeed!
That stinks.  Port Authority: 1  Bubble347: 0
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 07, 2014, 11:14:51 AM
I don't know if this is considered "playing these games" but I think this might take the cake! For some odd reason I thought that the Teaneck seminar was tonight and drove up there from Brooklyn. When I got there I was surprised to be the first to arrive! Oh well I guess if I would stayed the night perhaps I would have been the first indeed!
Friend once came to the airport and went ballistic when he found out he doesn't have a ticket until the agent decided to look at the next day's flight and found him there...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: skyguy918 on January 07, 2014, 11:23:35 AM
Friend once came to the airport and went ballistic when he found out he doesn't have a ticket until the agent decided to look at the next day's flight and found him there...
My parents were once flying JFK-TLV and the Elal security screener kept giving him funny looks.
"What's your name?"
"Mark"
"Do you have a Hebrew name?"
"Menachem"
"Maybe a different one?"
Finally my father realizes he took my brother's passport. Luckily they live close to JFK and were able to have someone bring it in time.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: bubble347 on January 07, 2014, 11:39:15 AM
Thank ya'll i'm feeling a little better now knowing that I am in good company!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on January 07, 2014, 11:42:54 AM
Thank ya'll i'm feeling a little better now knowing that I am in good company!
You are with the best of the best.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: alpicone on January 07, 2014, 12:27:13 PM
My parents were once flying JFK-TLV and the Elal security screener kept giving him funny looks.
"What's your name?"
"Mark"
"Do you have a Hebrew name?"
"Menachem"
"Maybe a different one?"
Finally my father realizes he took my brother's passport. Luckily they live close to JFK and were able to have someone bring it in time.

Kinda reminds me of when we were going on a family trip to Israel and my brother pulls up to the airport, opens his trunk to get his suitcases, and it is empty...  :o

Luckily JFK isn't  too far from BK.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moshe123 on January 07, 2014, 12:35:29 PM
My parents were once flying JFK-TLV and the Elal security screener kept giving him funny looks.
"What's your name?"
"Mark"
"Do you have a Hebrew name?"
"Menachem"
"Maybe a different one?"
Finally my father realizes he took my brother's passport. Luckily they live close to JFK and were able to have someone bring it in time.

My wife once took 2 passports to the border. 1 was hers and 1 was her expired one. None for me...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 07, 2014, 12:40:07 PM
My wife once took 2 passports to the border. 1 was hers and 1 was her expired one. None for me...
Same happened with me, lucky the guy agreed to take my NY license (this was crossing into the US).
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moshe123 on January 07, 2014, 12:40:28 PM
Same happened with me, lucky the guy agreed to take my NY license (this was crossing into the US).

Same with me.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 07, 2014, 12:44:08 PM
Funny thing was when we got to NY we found the passport lying under the drivers seat... :-\
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 08, 2014, 03:58:26 PM
I just made a goof.  On my platinum card.  In early Dec I bought a $200 united GC.  no credit.  I checked the platinum wiki and it recommended buying 2 $100 GCs, so I bought 2 $100 GCs. still no credit. 
Jan 1, I changed my airline and bought 2 Delta seat upgrades for a friend at $99 each.  Jan 4 - credit.
I was worried the GCs still didn't qualify for the credit, then it hit me!
I checked my on-line statement for the whole 2013.  Guess what?  I already used the 2013 credit when I opened the card!
So I'm now the proud owner of $400 worth of united GCs.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: DovtheBear on January 08, 2014, 05:47:45 PM
I just made a goof.  On my platinum card.  In early Dec I bought a $200 united GC.  no credit.  I checked the platinum wiki and it recommended buying 2 $100 GCs, so I bought 2 $100 GCs. still no credit. 
Jan 1, I changed my airline and bought 2 Delta seat upgrades for a friend at $99 each.  Jan 4 - credit.
I was worried the GCs still didn't qualify for the credit, then it hit me!
I checked my on-line statement for the whole 2013.  Guess what?  I already used the 2013 credit when I opened the card!
So I'm now the proud owner of $400 worth of united GCs.
I'll give you $300. :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 08, 2014, 08:55:16 PM
I'll give you $300. :P
I'll probably end up using it.  Thanks anyway. ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on January 08, 2014, 08:59:13 PM
Just spent 2k on vr on my Umpe
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: emptyhouse on January 08, 2014, 10:33:20 PM
Allowed my chase points to pile up and lost them because of A/A.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 08, 2014, 11:51:51 PM
Allowed my chase points to pile up and lost them because of A/A.
Ouch! :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shmebeble on January 10, 2014, 07:37:30 AM
On one of my first cards I thought the spend by date was based on the date you received the card and not based on the date you were accepted. I missed the official date by two days and citi gave me 30k instead of 50k after A lot of time on the phone.
 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakovwogi on January 10, 2014, 02:58:53 PM
signed up for a wells fargo credit card........ and got both checking and credit card closed by wf 1 week later--
I guess they dont like vanilla ice cream from cvs or little blue birds being deposited into their account.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on February 17, 2014, 09:41:08 AM
I thought I met my 5k dollar Miles and More spend almost a month ago.
Well... either they messed with my statement or I can't do math because I see now that I am 500 bucks short. Oh, and the 90 days was up yesterday.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on February 17, 2014, 10:23:00 AM
I thought I met my 5k dollar Miles and More spend almost a month ago.
Well... either they messed with my statement or I can't do math because I see now that I am 500 bucks short. Oh, and the 90 days was up yesterday.
Spend the $500 today and call and beg.  With some cc's I think it's worked.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on February 17, 2014, 10:25:23 AM
Spend the $500 today and call and beg.  With some cc's I think it's worked.

I did just that already!  ;)
They say if I go out and spend it today, they will give it to me.  :D

Still, it feels so weird! I did that math over and over again. What did I miss? It makes me paranoid that they mess with the statements.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on February 17, 2014, 10:33:17 AM
I did just that already!  ;)
They say if I go out and spend it today, they will give it to me.  :D

Still, it feels so weird! I did that math over and over again. What did I miss? It makes me paranoid that they mess with the statements.
Great minds think alike. :D
If there's something you bought and they didn't charge you the $500, I wouldn't worry too much.   ;D  Yea, I know, sometimes you wonder about your sanity.  But playing these games in general makes me question my sanity.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on February 17, 2014, 10:41:48 AM
Great minds think alike. :D
If there's something you bought and they didn't charge you the $500, I wouldn't worry too much.   ;D  Yea, I know, sometimes you wonder about your sanity.  But playing these games in general makes me question my sanity.

It's basic A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream (arithmetic)! How do I mess up arithmetic?? How do I think I am adding up to over 5k and then it's 4,600? Are there statement gremlins?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on February 17, 2014, 10:59:50 AM
Why does everyone want to hit the spend right on the head? Any why isn't the spend completed in the first few days?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on February 17, 2014, 11:07:09 AM
Why does everyone want to hit the spend right on the head? Any why isn't the spend completed in the first few days?

Please, Count, give us a pep talk on this. Your words will not be wasted. I think for many of us (definitely me) we are still sheepish about manufactured spend and so we don't go gangbusters like we ought to. If I have a card that needs only a 1k spend, I definitely will go out and meet it on the first day, but when it's 5k like Miles and More, it becomes a whole drawn out process.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on February 17, 2014, 11:11:13 AM
Please, Count, give us a pep talk on this. Your words will not be wasted. I think for many of us (definitely me) we are still sheepish about manufactured spend and so we don't go gangbusters like we ought to. If I have a card that needs only a 1k spend, I definitely will go out and meet it on the first day, but when it's 5k like Miles and More, it becomes a whole drawn out process.
Can you use GC's at WM for MO's?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on February 17, 2014, 11:15:01 AM
Can you use GC's at WM for MO's?

Yes, Count, I can.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on February 17, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
Yes, Count, I can.
Then you should have no problem meeting any spend requirement.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on February 17, 2014, 11:47:34 AM
Please, Count, give us a pep talk on this. Your words will not be wasted. I think for many of us (definitely me) we are still sheepish about manufactured spend and so we don't go gangbusters like we ought to. If I have a card that needs only a 1k spend, I definitely will go out and meet it on the first day, but when it's 5k like Miles and More, it becomes a whole drawn out process.
Once you're going out for 1K I'm assuming you're buying VR ;) and with that you can buy 5K daily!

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on February 17, 2014, 12:22:14 PM
Once you're going out for 1K I'm assuming you're buying VR ;) and with that you can buy 5K daily!

I guess I am self-conscious but don't I look like a maniac that way? It's so hard to tell who is a seasoned vet and who is just a wild cowboy.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on February 17, 2014, 12:24:44 PM
I think spending 5K on a spanking new card might make the cc people nervous.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on February 17, 2014, 12:29:06 PM
I think spending 5K on a spanking new card might make the cc people nervous.
Never had an issue, until I did 31K in a week on my Amex cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on February 17, 2014, 12:29:52 PM
I think spending 5K on a spanking new card might make the cc people nervous.
How about 1k five different days then? What am I missing here?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on February 17, 2014, 12:31:03 PM
Never had an issue, until I did 31K in a week on my Amex cards.
Have you tried that again. IMHO you are now good to go. Have you tried their fraud alert app?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on February 17, 2014, 12:32:52 PM
Have you tried that again. IMHO you are now good to go. Have you tried their fraud alert app?
I'm finished with my spending on Amex! If I wasn't I already know your shitah its like a yellow light! :D

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on February 19, 2014, 01:14:09 PM
Can't find my license!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on February 19, 2014, 02:07:40 PM
Can't find my license!
Did you leave it at CVS?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on February 19, 2014, 02:14:25 PM
Did you leave it at CVS?
they claim the only license is a girls
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on February 19, 2014, 02:14:46 PM
they claim the only license is a girls
huh?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on February 19, 2014, 02:20:47 PM
Bought a refundable AA ticket.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moshe123 on February 19, 2014, 02:23:10 PM
Bought a refundable AA ticket.

+I lost count
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 19, 2014, 02:39:27 PM
Bought a refundable AA ticket.
Refunded an AA ticket.
I plan to make spend either way so: "bring it"!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on February 19, 2014, 02:45:51 PM
Yay! Never underestimate the power of Huca!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on February 19, 2014, 02:51:34 PM
I went to CVS with 15 to 20 brand new Discover credit cards with the stickers still on them and tried to purchase 5 VR cards on each.

#kiddingsodontripmyheadoff
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Myccrabbi on February 19, 2014, 02:53:15 PM
I went to CVS with 15 to 20 brand new Discover credit cards with the stickers still on them and tried to purchase 10 VR'S  cards on each.

#kiddingsodontripmyheadoff
FTFY, and Alol.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on February 19, 2014, 04:05:35 PM
I went to CVS with 15 to 20 brand new Discover credit cards with the stickers still on them and tried to purchase 5 VR cards on each.

#kiddingsodontripmyheadoff
You scared me for a minute!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: doodle on February 19, 2014, 11:43:42 PM
tried to buy vr cards in tri state area  :o
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ari2955 on February 19, 2014, 11:50:04 PM
tried to buy vr cards in tri state area  :o
???

If you know when and where...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on March 06, 2014, 10:23:46 PM
bought 3k of gc's for the gas points at stop and shop, before I knew what hit me, they had a copy of my drivers license and were filling out some kind of "suspicous fraud form"  or something like that. That is why you must keep a copy of all receipts....

anybody think its something to be concerned about ???
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 06, 2014, 11:23:07 PM
bought 3k of gc's for the gas points at stop and shop, before I knew what hit me, they had a copy of my drivers license and were filling out some kind of "suspicious fraud form"  or something like that. That is why you must keep a copy of all receipts....

anybody think its something to be concerned about ???
Nah, you were doing nothing wrong.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on March 06, 2014, 11:24:56 PM
thanks for the reassurance  :'( I just hope that that form wont come back to bite me chas vshalom
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on March 07, 2014, 12:19:16 AM
thanks for the reassurance  :'( I just hope that that form wont come back to bite me chas vshalom
You could always change your name and move to Poland across the ocean.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on March 07, 2014, 12:34:47 AM

bought 3k of gc's for the gas points at stop and shop, before I knew what hit me, they had a copy of my drivers license and were filling out some kind of "suspicous fraud form"  or something like that. That is why you must keep a copy of all receipts....

anybody think its something to be concerned about ???
Standard procedure for more then 1K, internal use only.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ayman on March 07, 2014, 01:00:53 AM
Bought a refundable AA ticket.
+1
But all's well that ends well :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on March 07, 2014, 01:05:16 AM

+1
But all's well that ends well :)
I'm having trouble understanding your posts tonight.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ayman on March 07, 2014, 01:19:53 AM
lol,
Was agreeing with CV, I too made such a mistake but did ultimately get my money back. So, all's well that ends well.
8)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CountValentine on March 07, 2014, 07:15:20 AM
Standard procedure for more then 1K, internal use only.
It starts out as internal use then along the chain a decision is made if it needs to be reported to the government.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on March 07, 2014, 07:52:14 AM

It starts out as internal use then along the chain a decision is made if it needs to be reported to the government.
Didnt know that. He only spent 3K so I doubt that would be the case.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 25, 2014, 08:10:49 AM
Old thread.  Feeling newly dumb (and a bit anxious).

I just bid on a rental car with Priceline.  I wanted to try out a price, so I put in a fictitious name and used an empty GC.  BUT THE GC WASN'T EMPTY!!!  So I now have a good priced rental car reserved not in my name!  I hope I can use it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 25, 2014, 08:16:45 AM
that is a good one.  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 25, 2014, 10:13:58 AM
Old thread.  Feeling newly dumb (and a bit anxious).

I just bid on a rental car with Priceline.  I wanted to try out a price, so I put in a fictitious name and used an empty GC.  BUT THE GC WASN'T EMPTY!!!  So I now have a good priced rental car reserved not in my name!  I hope I can use it.
Anyone know if it will be a problem to use?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on June 25, 2014, 10:16:53 AM
Anyone know if it will be a problem to use?

Change your name?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 25, 2014, 10:18:08 AM
Change your name?
The DMV wont allow name changes without a lot of paperwork that I can't produce.
Priceline allows name changes? how do I do it?
Do you know they wont let me use it without it being in my name?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on June 25, 2014, 10:23:41 AM
I meant legally. As a joke of course..

Call up priceline, sometimes it is possible to cancel the RSVP, try Google for excuses. I have a friend who has cancelled them before.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 25, 2014, 11:30:00 AM
I meant legally. As a joke of course..  I knew.  Sarcastic/ joke font needed.  Also too nervous.

Call up priceline, sometimes it is possible to cancel the RSVP, try Google for excuses. I have a friend who has cancelled them before.
After calling twice.  I asked to have a friend added because I, the reservation holder, would not be able to pick it up.  Refused both times.  Getting panicky.  Hoping Alamo would let it pass when I hit their counter.  If not, I would lose the money and have to priceline again on my phone.
I pulled up my reservation and chatted.  This time, after I tried to add myself as a friend, she said I would need to be there with a cc in my name for the security deposit.  So I told her >>> that Patty Patch is a name I use on some of my things, but that she has no ID or cc's in her name. <<<
Hold.  Then she came back saying she would make a one time exception and cancel the reservation, pending approval by alamo.  and she would send confirmation to my email.  I asked her to send it instead to XXX@gmail. instead, since I don't monitor the pattypage email too often.  She said ok!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: jaywhy on June 25, 2014, 11:34:59 AM
After calling twice.  I asked to have a friend added because I, the reservation holder, would not be able to pick it up.  Refused both times.  Getting panicky.  Hoping Alamo would let it pass when I hit their counter.  If not, I would lose the money and have to priceline again on my phone.
I pulled up my reservation and chatted.  This time, after I tried to add myself as a friend, she said I would need to be there with a cc in my name for the security deposit.  So I told her >>> that Patty Patch is a name I use on some of my things, but that she has no ID or cc's in her name. <<<
Hold.  Then she came back saying she would make a one time exception and cancel the reservation, pending approval by alamo.  and she would send confirmation to my email.  I asked her to send it instead to XXX@gmail. instead, since I don't monitor the pattypage email too often.  She said ok!
Why don't you call Alamo and add yourself through them?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 25, 2014, 11:38:16 AM
Why don't you call Alamo and add yourself through them?
The information on the reservation as it was, was all wrong. Name, email, even cc- it was a GC not my united card. Had Priceline not cancelled it or added me, I was going to try Alamo.  Cancelling it was a great solution for me.  Now I know what price works and can make the reservation properly.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MC on June 25, 2014, 06:33:37 PM
This morning I went gift card shopping, but was in a rush, and a little lazy, so I didn't add any item(s) to my purchase. A little later today my card was declined in a store. When I called them up, the agent on the phone pulled up my most recent charge and flat out asked "I see it was for XX.XX... Was that a gift card?"   :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: jaywhy on June 25, 2014, 07:01:07 PM
This morning I went gift card shopping, but was in a rush, and a little lazy, so I didn't add any item(s) to my purchase. A little later today my card was declined in a store. When I called them up, the agent on the phone pulled up my most recent charge and flat out asked "I see it was for XX.XX... Was that a gift card?"   :-[
What's the big deal? Other than your card being declined.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MC on June 25, 2014, 07:02:54 PM

What's the big deal? Other than your card being declined.
Not a big deal for me, but I think it's somewhat telling that she immediately thought of gift cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: jaywhy on June 25, 2014, 07:03:52 PM
Not a big deal for me, but I think it's somewhat telling that she immediately thought of gift cards.
You think the banks are dumb? They know the game.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MC on June 25, 2014, 07:05:42 PM

You think the banks are dumb? They know the game.
hence the importance of adding a soda or something to a gift card purchase, no matter how rushed or lazy I'm feeling
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shmebeble on June 25, 2014, 07:10:38 PM
hence the importance of adding a soda or something to a gift card purchase, no matter how rushed or lazy I'm feeling
Wouldn't it be easier to  load a bit less than $500 to the gift card?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MC on June 25, 2014, 07:22:24 PM

Wouldn't it be easier to  load a bit less than $500 to the gift card?
Besides for the fact that it would lesson the cents/mile ratio, it's too complicated to keep track of which cards have what amounts until I get around to loading them to BB.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shmebeble on June 25, 2014, 07:23:04 PM
Besides for the fact that it would lesson the cents/mile ratio, it's too complicated to keep track of which cards have what amounts until I get around to loading them to BB.
You are also lessening the cents/mile ratio by buying a drink at a pharmacy.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MC on June 25, 2014, 07:25:09 PM

You are also lessening the cents/mile ratio by buying a drink at a pharmacy.
Touché. Although it wasn't a pharmacy :)
Unfortunately, CVS doesn't have much value for me anymore.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on June 25, 2014, 09:12:35 PM
You are also lessening the cents/mile ratio by buying a drink at a pharmacy.
but at least you get a drink out of it
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakov116 on June 27, 2014, 12:32:55 PM
but at least you get a drink out of it
My trick is I offer the cashier the drink :)!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 15, 2014, 07:20:51 PM
was in a hurry and forgot to open Amazon 20/20 offer for each card.  :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on July 15, 2014, 07:35:26 PM
was in a hurry and forgot to open Amazon 20/20 offer for each card.  :-[
noooooooo
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 15, 2014, 07:40:32 PM
was in a hurry and forgot to open Amazon 20/20 offer for each card.  :-[
Did that on Costco :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 15, 2014, 07:41:26 PM
noooooooo
it only gets worse. on another login I open each card in a different window but on one of them I did not open the offers. i am done for the night.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on July 15, 2014, 07:44:17 PM
it only gets worse. on another login I open each card in a different window but on one of them I did not open the offers. i am done for the night.
I guess you don't fast as well as you thought.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 15, 2014, 07:44:55 PM
I guess you don't fast as well as you thought.
LOL!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: emptyhouse on July 16, 2014, 12:10:34 PM
Refunded an AA ticket.
I plan to make spend either way so: "bring it"!
Am I missing something? What is wrong with a AA refundable ticket?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on July 16, 2014, 12:44:39 PM
Will citi look badly at a few dozen charges for 504.96 on my new card?
I can verify everything that i wrote on my application.

I'm sure that this has been discussed, but wouldnt the GC issuers be the biggest losers in this game?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 16, 2014, 12:54:38 PM
Am I missing something? What is wrong with a AA refundable ticket?
AA has been shutting down many people for doing refundable tickets.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: emptyhouse on July 16, 2014, 01:10:24 PM
AA has been shutting down many people for doing refundable tickets.
Oh, good to know. Thank you
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on July 16, 2014, 07:06:53 PM
Will citi look badly at a few dozen charges for 504.96 on my new card?
I can verify everything that i wrote on my application.

I'm sure that this has been discussed, but wouldnt the GC issuers be the biggest losers in this game?
you should have absolutely no problem
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on July 29, 2014, 02:49:50 AM
My wife just bought me a present on her freedom card (in Israel)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on July 29, 2014, 02:53:51 AM
my brother came for a visit, I wasnt here, the mail arrived, he sees a 2 envelopes with his name, one is a new SPG card, the other a $200 visa gift card...he goes back to his home (an hour away) with both  :o I call him and ask, Did you sign up for a new CC? did you purchase a $200 visa GC?? (this was after multiple emails to multiple family members saying, If anything arrives with your name it's really mine, particularly gift cards)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 03:19:07 AM
my brother came for a visit, I wasnt here, the mail arrived, he sees a 2 envelopes with his name, one is a new SPG card, the other a $200 visa gift card...he goes back to his home (an hour away) with both  :o I call him and ask, Did you sign up for a new CC? did you purchase a $200 visa GC?? (this was after multiple emails to multiple family members saying, If anything arrives with your name it's really mine, particularly gift cards)
You sign up for cc's in another person's name without them even knowing about it? :o   Tell me it was an AU card.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on July 29, 2014, 03:24:47 AM
You sign up for cc's in another person's name without them even knowing about it? :o   Tell me it was an AU card.
YES of course!! why would i sign him up for an SPG card?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on July 29, 2014, 03:25:49 AM
YES of course!! why would i sign him up for an SPG card?
silly me! Of course!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on August 17, 2014, 10:43:08 AM
Hate to post in this thread, but...
Just closed SW and only after CSR closed it did I remember to ask to transfer to CL. Too late :(
Luckily, I had lowered it at some point to just 2500, but whoops nonetheless.

(At least I made sure not to close it till I got my 6K.)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 10:43:53 AM
They can reopen it, move the line, and reclose it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on August 17, 2014, 10:57:59 AM
They can reopen it, move the line, and reclose it.
He tried (albeit only once) and told me he couldn't. Would HUCA work or it's something that has to happen on that phone call?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 11:03:30 AM
Hate to post in this thread, but...
Just closed SW and only after CSR closed it did I remember to ask to transfer to CL. Too late :(
Luckily, I had lowered it at some point to just 2500, but whoops nonetheless.

(At least I made sure not to close it till I got my 6K.)
If this is your only post in this thread then you are doing good.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 17, 2014, 11:06:54 AM
If this is your only post in this thread then you are doing good.
+2500. I wouldn't make such'a fuss of 2500.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 11:07:00 AM
He tried (albeit only once) and told me he couldn't. Would HUCA work or it's something that has to happen on that phone call?
HUCA.
Perhaps try reallocation dept.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on August 17, 2014, 12:39:16 PM
HUCA.
Perhaps try reallocation dept.
Thanks. They reopened the account (confirmed no pull) but said it'll take a day or two for the ability to shift the CL to come back in the system. Said they normally don't shift CL below $5K, but that I can still call back in 2 days to try.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 17, 2014, 12:53:40 PM
Thanks. They reopened the account (confirmed no pull) but said it'll take a day or two for the ability to shift the CL to come back in the system. Said they normally don't shift CL below $5K,but that I can still call back in 2 days to try.
DROPR, I've done it several times.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: beeweegee on August 17, 2014, 12:57:59 PM
DROPR, I've done it several times.
+1
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on August 17, 2014, 01:23:36 PM
That's why I plan on calling.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A European on August 17, 2014, 03:53:53 PM
Missed the spending on my first BRG 50K by a few days  :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dudi on August 17, 2014, 04:27:38 PM
Missed the spending on my first BRG 50K by a few days  :(
I found out today that I missed my platinum spending for 100k today still fighting it
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MoGro17 on August 17, 2014, 04:47:01 PM
Bought 5k in visa gc from Gcmall.
They charged me $15 shipping fee in addition to the regular fee.
I live right near a CVS that is loaded with one vanilla cards so that was a waste...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 04:55:07 PM
used AMEX to fund US bank. if it posts as a CA I'm in trouble....
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 17, 2014, 04:58:16 PM
used AMEX to fund US bank. if it posts as a CA I'm in trouble....
Can you call and lower your CA limit to 0?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 05:00:44 PM
Can you call and lower your CA limit to 0?

NOW!?! It's too late I already funded the newly opened account this morning with $500.
Update: Just called they said I can't set it to zero since I am not even enrolled and I can't make any CA...... Whatever I'll just have to hold my breath till it posts.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 17, 2014, 06:54:16 PM
NOW!?! It's too late I already funded the newly opened account this morning with $500.
If the charge hasn't posted yet, it might work.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 07:00:35 PM
If the charge hasn't posted yet, it might work.

Do you know how AMEX categorizes such charges?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ari2955 on August 17, 2014, 07:16:53 PM
Opened a new SPG bus as part of AOR, mistake was that I had confused the opening and closing date of my previous SPG bus, (meaning I reopened before 1-year of closing).

Do I have any shot of getting the bonus without a fight?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 07:18:28 PM
Do you know how AMEX categorizes such charges?
Can you click on the pending charge and see what it says?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 07:20:15 PM
Can you click on the pending charge and see what it says?

DOING BUSINESS AS
U S BANCORP EQUIPMENT FINANCE
MERCHANT ADDRESS
800 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402-7000 UNITED STATES
CATEGORY
BUSINESS SERVICES - BANKING SERVICES
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 07:22:56 PM
DOING BUSINESS AS
U S BANCORP EQUIPMENT FINANCE
MERCHANT ADDRESS
800 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402-7000 UNITED STATES
CATEGORY
BUSINESS SERVICES - BANKING SERVICES
No personal experience but this is from FWF for US Bank: "Amex SPG seems to code as a purchase... "BUSINESS SERVICES - BANKING SERVICES"
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on August 17, 2014, 07:23:59 PM
No personal experience but this is from FWF for US Bank: "Amex SPG seems to code as a purchase... "BUSINESS SERVICES - BANKING SERVICES"
whats FWF?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 07:25:34 PM
whats FWF?
The premier site for this type of funding: FatWalletFinance
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 19, 2014, 09:58:08 PM
Closed my sapphire preferred without transferring my points out. Is there anything to do?

SM sent. Will see what happens! :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 19, 2014, 10:16:55 PM
Closed my sapphire preferred without transferring my points out. Is there anything to do?

SM sent. Will see what happens! :(
Yoish! How many points? They didn't warn you?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on August 19, 2014, 10:30:52 PM

Closed my sapphire preferred without transferring my points out. Is there anything to do?

SM sent. Will see what happens! :(
Relax, you should be fine.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 19, 2014, 10:52:58 PM
Relax, you should be fine.
Oh yeh?
I just closed my Sapphire in middle of my billing cycle to get them to approve #3 of my 3BM, I did transfer the points to my Ink, but the points earned from the last cycle hadn't post then.

On my last statement it says "total points currently unavailable for redemption.... 2742.

Is there anything I can do?   

I wouldn't make myself crazy for 2700 points, but if it could get done easily, why not.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 19, 2014, 11:04:49 PM
Yoish! How many points? They didn't warn you?
No warning. IIRC it was about 50k points.
There weren't any points that hadn't posted AFAIK because I haven't been using the card lately.
You think they'll reopen the account, move the points, and then close it?
I hope this doesn't affect my IY"H AOR in a couple of weeks!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on August 20, 2014, 12:19:38 AM
although I finished the spending on my Citi AA, I was busy and didn't call to close the account until day 38.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on August 20, 2014, 12:35:03 AM

No warning. IIRC it was about 50k points.
There weren't any points that hadn't posted AFAIK because I haven't been using the card lately.
You think they'll reopen the account, move the points, and then close it?
I hope this doesn't affect my IY"H AOR in a couple of weeks!!
Relax, you should be fine.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Red on August 20, 2014, 05:31:47 AM
My brother was offered 50k MR or $450 statement credit for the annual fee on his plat, guess which one he took. (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i184/humboldt32/slap.gif)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on August 20, 2014, 06:44:54 AM

My brother was offered 50k MR or $450 statement credit for the annual fee on his plat, guess which one he took. (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i184/humboldt32/slap.gif)
How did he get that offer??
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 20, 2014, 06:46:15 AM
When running automated scripts make sure you run the right one.  :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A European on August 20, 2014, 07:07:53 AM
My brother was offered 50k MR or $450 statement credit for the annual fee on his plat, guess which one he took. (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i184/humboldt32/slap.gif)
450$ :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Red on August 20, 2014, 07:34:03 AM
How did he get that offer??
No idea. He got a 100k personal offer in the mail, this was the 60th day from when they charged the AF.

450$ :(
:'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 20, 2014, 10:49:47 AM
Quote
Dear etech0,

Thank you for contacting Chase about the rewards on your
closed Sapphire Preferred card.

Please be informed that as per your rewards program any
unredeemed rewards gets forfeited due to the closure of
the account. Hence, your unredeemed reward points have
been forfeited and are no longer available for redemption
or transfer. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience
this may cause you.
Help!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A European on August 20, 2014, 10:51:03 AM
Help!!
@Super speed :-\
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MC on August 20, 2014, 10:58:41 AM

Help!!
I'm guessing this might be more of an over the phone kind of thing. I've found that reps have an easier time saying no to a computer screen than to a person.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: whacked1 on August 20, 2014, 11:06:11 AM
Help!!
Maybe try calling and say that you never asked to close the account, you only wanted to downgrade and there was a miss-communication.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 20, 2014, 11:10:26 AM
Maybe try calling and say that you never asked to close the account, you only wanted to downgrade and there was a miss-communication.
But that's not true. I will try just calling them. Which number would I call?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 20, 2014, 11:13:55 AM
But that's not true. I will try just calling them. Which number would I call?
Maybe you can try to reopen the account? (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.msg895247#msg895247) I'm just thinking loud...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 20, 2014, 11:22:35 AM
Maybe you can try to reopen the account? (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.msg895247#msg895247) I'm just thinking loud...
Looks like that was regarding shifting the CL. But I can ask when I call them.

Has anyone ever done this successfully?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A European on August 20, 2014, 01:52:21 PM
@ echet0

I really feel bad for you!!

and hope you succeed!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 20, 2014, 06:50:19 PM
@ echet0

I really feel bad for you!!

and hope you succeed!
Thanks!

CSR was very nice, he tried to reinstate the points but couldn't so he reinstated the account and told me that the points will come back automatically in 7-10 days.

#dontstopdavening
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on August 22, 2014, 01:55:23 PM
That's why I plan on calling.
Just called back. They were willing to transfer $1401 of my $2500 and then I closed the card. Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 24, 2014, 12:32:53 AM
@etec0,
What's the end of your story?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on August 24, 2014, 02:31:37 AM
Just wondering about this whole parsha about closing your SP before switching out the points... if you downgrade a SP to a Freedom, would that cause any problems? I just downgraded my SP to a Freedom a few weeks ago. I hadn't switched out the points for maybe a month or two. Now your story got me wondering.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 24, 2014, 02:38:56 AM
Just wondering about this whole parsha about closing your SP before switching out the points... if you downgrade a SP to a Freedom, would that cause any problems? I just downgraded my SP to a Freedom a few weeks ago. I hadn't switched out the points for maybe a month or two. Now your story got me wondering.
You're good.
If you'll want to transfer the points to a FF partner you'll have to transfer it first to your or your spouses UR card that has a $95 AF
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 24, 2014, 10:25:48 PM
@etec0,
What's the end of your story?
CSR was very nice, he tried to reinstate the points but couldn't so he reinstated the account and told me that the points will come back automatically in 7-10 days.
--> no news yet. Have to keep checking!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 29, 2014, 01:38:00 PM
Thanks!

CSR was very nice, he tried to reinstate the points but couldn't so he reinstated the account and told me that the points will come back automatically in 7-10 days.

#dontstopdavening
Update?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 29, 2014, 02:59:42 PM
Update?
None yet...
Tomorrow is 10 days. Guess I should call them after Shabbos. [sigh]
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 31, 2014, 01:34:33 PM
Forgot which Target had a MMC of groceries.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 31, 2014, 06:28:21 PM
None yet...
Tomorrow is 10 days. Guess I should call them after Shabbos. [sigh]
Update: got a letter from chase that they will be reinstating my reward balance in the amount of 50,307 points. They want me to wait 1-2 billing cycles to see the points.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Sport on August 31, 2014, 06:32:44 PM

Update: got a letter from chase that they will be reinstating my reward balance in the amount of 50,307 points. They want me to wait 1-2 billing cycles to see the points.
MT !
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 31, 2014, 06:34:58 PM
MT !
B"H. Now let's see it happen! (The guy on the phone said it would take 7-10 business days, which have passed already)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A European on August 31, 2014, 06:49:51 PM
B"H. Now let's see it happen! (The guy on the phone said it would take 7-10 business days, which have passed already)
MT!
If it is a writen letter thats a different story... ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 31, 2014, 07:11:07 PM
Update: got a letter from chase that they will be reinstating my reward balance in the amount of 50,307 points. They want me to wait 1-2 billing cycles to see the points.
Congrats!
Happy to hear.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakov116 on August 31, 2014, 07:15:07 PM
Congrats!
Happy to hear.
How long did it take you to do that? :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on August 31, 2014, 07:21:22 PM
How long did it take you to do that? :)
Ha :)
To be honest, I have it on a sticky note and I just C/P it 8)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on August 31, 2014, 08:15:12 PM
Ha :)
To be honest, I have it on a sticky note and I just C/P it 8)
:) :)
MT!
If it is a writen letter thats a different story... ;)
Good point.

Thanks everyone for the enthusiastic responses!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on September 01, 2014, 10:16:03 AM
I used Amazon Payment on a card I already met the threshold :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 01, 2014, 10:18:19 AM
I used Amazon Payment on a card I already met the threshold :(
Least you get points for it, at no cost...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on September 01, 2014, 10:46:17 AM
Least you get points for it, at no cost...
Wow! You always look at the bright side. We should all learn from you :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 01, 2014, 10:49:18 AM
Wow! You always look at the bright side. We should all learn from you :)
:)
My point is that his mistake isn't nearly as dumb as mine was!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on September 01, 2014, 10:53:41 AM
:)
My point is that your mistake isn't nearly as dumb as mine was!
FTFY

B'H you got your points back.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 01, 2014, 11:03:52 AM
FTFY

B'H you got a letter saying that you will IY"H get your points back.
FTFY
;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on September 01, 2014, 11:07:13 AM
FTFY
;)
From my view, you already have the points. You have no reason to be worried about it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on September 01, 2014, 11:23:43 AM
Used no rush shipping for 30 items instead of Amazon Prime for the $1 credit per item.....but I ordered all on the same order instead of separately!  I was so excited the items were still in stock I wasn't thinking.   :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: cozmohoot on September 01, 2014, 11:27:37 AM
Used no rush shipping for 30 items instead of Amazon Prime for the $1 credit per item.....but I ordered all on the same order instead of separately!  I was so excited the items were still in stock I wasn't thinking.   :(
U can cancel the order and reorder
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: avadah on September 11, 2014, 04:31:00 PM
From comments on FTG

1. Once trying to change my voice to sound like my wife to ask for a fee waiver: Rep: "Ma'am, Do you have a cold, or is this really Mr. ----"?" Me: "Click". I did call back with my wife 5 minutes later to do it right.
2. Rep: "Oh, I see we've already waived this year's annual fee, you called us last month..."
3. Rep: "I'd like to help you, but I believe that card is issued by another bank," (in my defense, Citi and Chase both begin with "C".)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: whYME on September 14, 2014, 03:57:29 AM
I just ordered 10 iphones with the wrong CC :(

(at least I got the first 50 right)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: joseaugustin on September 14, 2014, 06:47:07 AM
I just ordered 10 iphones with the wrong CC :(

(at least I got the first 50 right)
10 iPhones! What do you do with those? Obviously this is for MS, but I am not able to connect the dots on how you would dump the phones.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 14, 2014, 10:10:31 AM
If i had to guess I'd imagine he is selling them...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on September 14, 2014, 10:29:28 AM
If i had to guess I'd imagine he is selling them...

At a profit? How does it work? Are there people on ebay who will buy iPhones for above retail price?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 14, 2014, 10:30:50 AM
At a profit? How does it work? Are there people on ebay who will buy iPhones for above retail price?
Personally I have no idea what he's doing, but I'd guess that he's buying them at a very good price, and/or getting lots of CC points for them somehow.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: aygart on September 14, 2014, 10:34:02 AM
Personally I have no idea what he's doing, but I'd guess that he's buying them at a very good price, and/or getting lots of CC points for them somehow.
there are places that will pay you to order them for them. I think they then send them overseas.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: itsyehuda on September 14, 2014, 11:01:58 AM
At a profit? How does it work? Are there people on ebay who will buy iPhones for above retail price?

Go look at eBay. Tons of people pay above retail at this time of year. Certainly above the subsidized price.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on September 14, 2014, 11:03:48 AM
Go look at eBay. Tons of people pay above retail at this time of year. Certainly above the subsidized price.

Why? Are they stupid? Also what is "this" time of year?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 14, 2014, 11:08:33 AM
Why? Are they stupid? Also what is "this" time of year?
It's not available immediately in every country right after it comes out.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dsw193 on September 17, 2014, 07:58:10 PM
I booked and subsequently cancelled a aa flight ten days ago assuming It'll be refunded. only to find out that since they let You hold it for 24 hours they aren't required to issue a refund.
Is there anything I can do to get my money back?   
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on September 21, 2014, 02:36:21 PM
transferred 7,000 UR to southwest instead of 6,000! It should be the worst mistake i ever make! LOL
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 28, 2014, 08:36:24 PM
Woo hoo! My CSP points are back!!
Chasdei Hashem! Who's coming to the kiddush?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: TimT on September 28, 2014, 09:08:59 PM
Woo hoo! My CSP points are back!!
Chasdei Hashem! Who's coming to the kiddush?
MT
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dudi on September 28, 2014, 09:24:47 PM
Woo hoo! My CSP points are back!!
Chasdei Hashem! Who's coming to the kiddush?
Making a kiddush for my baby want to join?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on September 29, 2014, 09:55:42 PM
I'm moving from my DDF-free zone to a heavily populated one
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: cozmohoot on September 29, 2014, 10:26:58 PM
I'm moving from my DDF-free zone to a heavily populated one
From, to?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: VacationLover on September 29, 2014, 11:41:10 PM
I'm moving from my DDF-free zone to a heavily populated one
Obviously to brooklyn. From?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 30, 2014, 02:12:15 AM
Obviously to brooklyn. From?
I hope you really don't think Brooklyn is the only heavily populated DDF area.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on September 30, 2014, 04:16:47 AM
I hope you really don't think Brooklyn is the only heavily populated DDF area.

Lakewood and Monsey?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on September 30, 2014, 09:40:27 AM
Lakewood and Monsey?
Chicago and Cleveland? :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: HolyNyc on September 30, 2014, 10:56:06 AM
Obviously to brooklyn. From?
From, to?
check his location it says long island
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 30, 2014, 10:56:34 AM
Chicago and Cleveland? :P
LA & Miami?  :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mb1 on September 30, 2014, 11:15:16 AM
LA & Miami?  :P
Poland? :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 30, 2014, 11:18:27 AM
Poland? :P
Don't think so. Only know of one or two members there.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 30, 2014, 11:20:12 AM
Don't think so. Only know of one or two members there.
former members?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on September 30, 2014, 11:23:40 AM
Don't think so. Only know of one or two members there.
There was one who wanted to move there.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 30, 2014, 11:27:17 AM
former members?
One is still a member but has no posts (just lurks). Not sure what happened to the other one.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on September 30, 2014, 11:27:32 AM
One is still a member but has no posts (just lurks). Not sure what happened to the other one.
fascinating!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on October 01, 2014, 07:45:45 PM
check his location it says long island

Ding Ding Ding

moving west to 5 towns
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 01, 2014, 07:48:46 PM
Ding Ding Ding

moving west to 5 towns
Welcome to town. Let me know if you need anything...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: TimT on October 01, 2014, 07:55:32 PM
Ding Ding Ding

moving west to 5 towns
So, is it dumb or just a mistake ?  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on October 01, 2014, 07:56:25 PM
Welcome to town. Let me know if you need anything...

Thanks! I sure can go for an ABC burger :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 01, 2014, 07:58:29 PM
Thanks! I sure can go for an ABC burger :)
Sure. That will be a $20 service fee. Alternatively I'm sure they have free delivery :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on October 07, 2014, 02:06:47 AM
accidentally sent AP to email with one letter off (dumb), was only $20 staples rebate so wasn't so bad, wrote to them to cancel...then made $500 payment to same wrong email as it was saved that way(dumber)!! the transaction was "completed" so I decide to go on gmail and create this new email address that i sent to...open new AP account with this email and money is there but I must have repeated some info from my other account so they locked the account...can't get the money out!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on October 07, 2014, 03:05:58 AM
accidentally sent AP to email with one letter off (dumb), was only $20 staples rebate so wasn't so bad, wrote to them to cancel...then made $500 payment to same wrong email as it was saved that way(dumber)!! the transaction was "completed" so I decide to go on gmail and create this new email address that i sent to...open new AP account with this email and money is there but I must have repeated some info from my other account so they locked the account...can't get the money out!!
After 30 days if it is unclaimed it is sent back to sender, no? BTW, I had to laugh as I kept reading, but I feel for you. 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 10:28:33 AM
accidentally sent AP to email with one letter off (dumb), was only $20 staples rebate so wasn't so bad, wrote to them to cancel...then made $500 payment to same wrong email as it was saved that way(dumber)!! the transaction was "completed" so I decide to go on gmail and create this new email address that i sent to...open new AP account with this email and money is there but I must have repeated some info from my other account so they locked the account...can't get the money out!!
oy! Sounds like one of those days when you would have been better off staying in bed...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rediplus on October 07, 2014, 12:03:53 PM
so my CVS still carries tons of VRs. and as we all know you can only buy them with cash. my question is who is buying them and so many ?
yesterday the rack was full, today it was almost empty... does this really have a legitimate use and for who ?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 07, 2014, 12:09:02 PM
so my CVS still carries tons of VRs. and as we all know you can only buy them with cash. my question is who is buying them and so many ?
yesterday the rack was full, today it was almost empty... does this really have a legitimate use and for who ?
Maybe they are being relocated.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 12:10:44 PM
Maybe they are being relocated.  ;)
uh oh
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rediplus on October 07, 2014, 01:26:37 PM
Maybe they are being relocated.  ;)
to somewhere that you can purchase them with a CC and hence that is the secret .....?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 01:36:01 PM
somewhere that you can purchase them with a CC
Does that exist?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on October 07, 2014, 01:41:59 PM
Does that exist?
Someone posted Valero in Dallas.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 01:45:51 PM
Someone posted Valero in Dallas.
Okay, who's moving there?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on October 07, 2014, 01:51:33 PM
accidentally sent AP to email with one letter off (dumb), was only $20 staples rebate so wasn't so bad, wrote to them to cancel...then made $500 payment to same wrong email as it was saved that way(dumber)!! the transaction was "completed" so I decide to go on gmail and create this new email address that i sent to...open new AP account with this email and money is there but I must have repeated some info from my other account so they locked the account...can't get the money out!!
Could have been worse. At least you have control over the recipient e-mail address.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on October 07, 2014, 05:26:44 PM
Could have been worse. At least you have control over the recipient e-mail address.
true...in 30 days I'll have the money back, and wasted a $500 payment for my last AP  :'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on October 07, 2014, 05:29:52 PM
After 30 days if it is unclaimed it is sent back to sender, no? BTW, I had to laugh as I kept reading, but I feel for you.
yes, will get it back then...wasted the $500 AP and out $500 for 30 days...feeling so so dumb but hopefully this is the dumbest of my mistakes i will ever make
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on October 07, 2014, 05:47:57 PM
so my CVS still carries tons of VRs. and as we all know you can only buy them with cash. my question is who is buying them and so many ?
yesterday the rack was full, today it was almost empty... does this really have a legitimate use and for who ?
I went into FD on Friday to reload my Serve, only to find that the weird VR the ones that say "Do Not Remove From Store" were all gone. Thankfully they still had one behind the counter. Who has been taking those is my question.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 07, 2014, 06:17:54 PM
so my CVS still carries tons of VRs. and as we all know you can only buy them with cash. my question is who is buying them and so many ?
yesterday the rack was full, today it was almost empty... does this really have a legitimate use and for who ?
Funny how some people think the only reason Visa issues VRs is so people have an easy way to MS...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on October 07, 2014, 06:31:34 PM
so my CVS still carries tons of VRs. and as we all know you can only buy them with cash. my question is who is buying them and so many ?
yesterday the rack was full, today it was almost empty... does this really have a legitimate use and for who ?
i would think people who make cash and don't want to report it but need a credit or debit type card or someone who doesn't have credit or debit card and needs to do online transactions...just some ideas
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on October 07, 2014, 07:15:30 PM
i would think people who make cash and don't want to report it but need a credit or debit type card or someone who doesn't have credit or debit card and needs to do online transactions...just some ideas
but how often and how many?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on October 07, 2014, 07:16:49 PM
Funny how some people think the only reason Visa issues VRs is so people have an easy way to MS...
Visa does not issue VR.
I went into FD on Friday to reload my Serve, only to find that the weird VR the ones that say "Do Not Remove From Store" were all gone. Thankfully they still had one behind the counter. Who has been taking those is my question.
Do those cards all have the same UPC? If so, make a note of it and then if you can't find the card, the cashier could probably type in the UPC.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 07, 2014, 09:00:33 PM
I went into FD on Friday to reload my Serve, only to find that the weird VR the ones that say "Do Not Remove From Store" were all gone. Thankfully they still had one behind the counter. Who has been taking those is my question.
At the FD I went to they had one behind the counter that they used each time.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on October 11, 2014, 11:56:39 PM
Made hotel and office supply store purchases with Ink Bold even though I knew I would cancel the card before the next statement to get the annual fee refunded. Points that could easily be worth half the annual fee will be forfeited. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ganizzy on October 12, 2014, 12:28:18 AM
Made hotel and office supply store purchases with Ink Bold even though I knew I would cancel the card before the next statement to get the annual fee refunded. Points that could easily be worth half the annual fee will be forfeited. Any ideas?
My experiences with chase recently is that these is a new rule that u can cancel up to 180 Days and still get the full annual fee refund back.  U Just have to request it,  it's not automatic
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on October 12, 2014, 12:36:30 AM
Are you sure you need to cancel now to get the AF refunded?  It seems you can get it refunded for up to 180 days.
Oh, I thought it was something like 60 to 90 days or so. I cancelled it last week and the annual fee credit already posted, along with the aforementioned hotel and office supply purchases, in the "transactions since last statement" section. When the statement will be generated later this month, I assume the points earned will show up as "unavailable for redemption". Has anyone been able to get UR points that posted to a closed account to be transferred to an open account?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: meshugener on October 23, 2014, 02:40:46 PM
Chase told me last week you only have up to 60 days from the date the fee posted to get it back.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 23, 2014, 02:50:41 PM
Went to buy gift cards for gas points today. Second transaction with the same customer service person I forgot to give her my reward number.
No I had to get it done manually
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: avadah on October 30, 2014, 06:21:55 PM
Chase told me last week you only have up to 60 days from the date the fee posted to get it back.
They've told me over 100 days, I think 130.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on November 01, 2014, 08:24:40 PM
Oh, I thought it was something like 60 to 90 days or so. I cancelled it last week and the annual fee credit already posted, along with the aforementioned hotel and office supply purchases, in the "transactions since last statement" section. When the statement will be generated later this month, I assume the points earned will show up as "unavailable for redemption". Has anyone been able to get UR points that posted to a closed account to be transferred to an open account?
I called and SM'ed after the statement printed, asking if they could transfer the unavailable points to another UR account. Both insisted that I forfeited the points by closing the account.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 01, 2014, 08:42:33 PM
I called and SM'ed after the statement printed, asking if they could transfer the unavailable points to another UR account. Both insisted that I forfeited the points by closing the account.
I don't remember the details of the AF and the # of points involved.  But you may be able to reopen the account.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on November 01, 2014, 08:45:35 PM
I don't remember the details of the AF and the # of points involved.  But you may be able to reopen the account.
I did ask them if I could reopen the account and they said no. Even if I could, I would not reopen it if that would involve rebilling the AF because the points at stake are worth less than the AF.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on November 04, 2014, 02:01:23 PM
After scanning and paying for about 10 washers at Home Depot's self checkout, I realized that i was using my serve card, not my Amex card.


...Think i can return them? <Joke>
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on November 04, 2014, 02:14:48 PM
After using my Ink at Staples, I thought I'd be smart and finish up two spending thresholds on Amex cards (ok with getting only 1x and not 5x just like regular stores).  Dumb.  I paid $6.95 for $200 (x7 cards) instead of $4.95 for $500 (x3 cards).  Oops.  $34.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 09, 2014, 01:16:50 AM
Get a 1X $50 statement credit by using your connected Card to make a single purchase of $200+ on all charges to your room, including your room rate, when you pay for your stay with Marriott Hotels between 11/6/14 and 12/31/14. Tweet using #AmexMarriott to add this offer to your connected American Express Card.
When the Courtyard offer was around it was tough to find hotels with gift cards. Many said they never carry them. So let's hope that online works.
Didn't work this morning. Bought a Gift Card at a Courtyard, did not get a confirmation email after.
T&C exclude Courtyard
My Bad. Ouch

That will teach me to read the T&C more diligently.

Onto a Marriott now......

Was hoping to make some money by selling the GC online instead ended up losing $24 by selling it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on November 09, 2014, 01:20:18 AM
Was hoping to make some money by selling the GC online instead ended up losing $24 by selling it.
That was on the $200 GC you bought from Courtyard,right? Did you end up getting one at Marriott that worked?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 09, 2014, 01:21:58 AM
That was on the $200 GC you bought from Courtyard,right? Did you end up getting one at Marriott that worked?
Yes & Yes
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on November 13, 2014, 10:10:25 PM
Buying fee-free gift cards and getting an expired meter ticket.

Kinda negates the whole purpose of the trip.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Joe4007 on November 13, 2014, 10:17:23 PM
Buying fee-free gift cards and getting an expired meter ticket.

Kinda negates the whole purpose of the trip.
Cost of doing business
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 14, 2014, 07:15:51 AM
Buying fee-free gift cards and getting an expired meter ticket.
That reminds me. Going to Milt's and have the same thing happen.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 09:41:09 PM
I have a old blue cash and an everyday blue cash. I called amex to add some aus for SBS and by mistake added them to the wrong card (Ie, not the one I intended to). Of the 5 aus that I added, two were already aus
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Centro on November 17, 2014, 09:49:22 PM
I have a old blue cash and an everyday blue cash. I called amex to add some aus for SBS and by mistake added them to the wrong card (Ie, not the one I intended to). Of the 5 aus that I added, two were already aus
What's the difference?
Besides, you can add them now to the one you originally wanted to add them.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Lunatic on November 17, 2014, 09:50:34 PM
What's the difference?
Besides, you can add them now to the one you originally wanted to add them.
True enough... It was just a dumb mistake. No big deal
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on November 18, 2014, 08:45:02 AM
True enough... It was just a dumb mistake. No big deal
Maybe it was a smart mistake. You can profit $30 from each one.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 19, 2014, 02:34:10 PM
Paying with the same Amex card twice at Office Depot.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 19, 2014, 03:50:41 PM
Paying with the same Amex card twice at Office Depot.
I put a small piece of masking tape with the store name on each card that has the offer : OfDep, for example. (many cards have multiple pieces of tape.  )
Then, when I charge the card, I either remove the tape, or even better, I cross off the name.  Helps avoid this problem.

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on November 19, 2014, 04:30:41 PM
I put a small piece of masking tape with the store name on each card that has the offer : OfDep, for example. (many cards have multiple pieces of tape.  )
Then, when I charge the card, I either remove the tape, or even better, I cross off the name.  Helps avoid this problem.
Love it.  Great idea, especially with SBS and the same name on a few cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moes Tavern on November 19, 2014, 04:48:27 PM
I put a small piece of masking tape with the store name on each card that has the offer : OfDep, for example. (many cards have multiple pieces of tape.  )
Then, when I charge the card, I either remove the tape, or even better, I cross off the name.  Helps avoid this problem.
Thanks for the idea. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakov116 on November 20, 2014, 12:58:34 PM
Thanks for the idea. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it.
Just make sure to return it when done. :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JT27MP on November 26, 2014, 12:41:55 PM
Now I don't feel so bad by paying in office depot with my IB card, when I was suppose to use the AMEX (had a $10 credit if use the AMEX in office depot). Only lost $6.95
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: eis517 on November 26, 2014, 01:15:01 PM
I did a Priceline "Name your own price" for rental car and made 2 mistakes:

1) Just assumed $20/day for a minivan is great price and didn't look around first
2) Didn't realize that the time of day you start and end the rental makes a difference and now I got billed for an extra day.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: VacationLover on November 26, 2014, 01:21:29 PM
I did a Priceline "Name your own price" for rental car and made 2 mistakes:

1) Just assumed $20/day for a minivan is great price and didn't look around first
2) Didn't realize that the time of day you start and end the rental makes a difference and now I got billed for an extra day.
Where can you have a minivan for $20 a day?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JunkYardUnz on November 26, 2014, 01:30:58 PM

Where can you have a minivan for $20 a day?
Prob FL cars are so cheap down there.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: eis517 on November 26, 2014, 02:26:28 PM
Where can you have a minivan for $20 a day?

MIA

Also, the taxes and fees Priceline charges are higher than any other place I saw. They say that includes their fee. So, to make the "name your own price" work, I assume they make up a bunch of their "loss" with the fees.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on November 30, 2014, 06:40:01 PM
being too lazy/tired to make it to WM by the end of the month, oh well
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: whYME on November 30, 2014, 06:50:08 PM
Walked into staples to buy GCs and discovered that I had a whole stack if amex's with me but not a single ink
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on December 02, 2014, 05:05:27 PM
being too lazy/tired to make it to WM by the end of the month, oh well
Same here.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on December 02, 2014, 05:13:10 PM
Same here.
I think thats prob since we have the same sucky WM  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on December 02, 2014, 05:45:48 PM
Walked into staples to buy GCs and discovered that I had a whole stack if amex's with me but not a single ink
Been There Done That!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on December 05, 2014, 03:20:05 PM
I created a Serve sub-account for SBS and registered the card and sent the info to Great Kosher Deals, and forgot to transfer money to the sub-account so the transaction was denied :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on December 06, 2014, 09:27:26 PM
I have a Platinum and PRG to reach the threshold, went to pay my -almost 2k- grocery balance but used the Platinum :(
Would I use the PRG I would've gotten X2 on grocery...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on December 07, 2014, 05:42:02 AM
I have a Platinum and PRG to reach the threshold, went to pay my -almost 2k- grocery balance but used the Platinum :(
Would I use the PRG I would've gotten X2 on grocery...
If your grocery is accommodating enough to let you carry a balance, maybe they can also clean up your mistake by refunding the Platinum and charging the PRG.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on December 07, 2014, 10:09:05 AM
If your grocery is accommodating enough to let you carry a balance, maybe they can also clean up your mistake by refunding the Platinum and charging the PRG.
Will try that.
BTW It was my FILs balance and it was less than 30 days old. I paid his balance on Nov. 10 (and met my threshold on a business Platinum)
That's one of my favorite MS methods...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SOS on December 07, 2014, 06:15:57 PM
I had my mother apply for a sapphire and freedom as a 2bm,
And my mother didn't tell me that she had a freedom already
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on December 07, 2014, 06:37:46 PM
I had my mother apply for a sapphire and freedom as a 2bm,
And my mother didn't tell me that she had a freedom already


So?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SOS on December 07, 2014, 07:18:27 PM

So?
Her freedom is currently open so she got a letter to call them being that she has the card open
I figured that means that she won't get the bonus points even if approved
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 07, 2014, 07:38:44 PM
My car just went up in flames and ...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Centro on December 07, 2014, 07:51:47 PM
My car just went up in flames and ...
..didn't buy it with an Amex?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Novo on December 07, 2014, 07:52:05 PM
My car just went up in flames and ...
Tonza GCs burned?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on December 07, 2014, 09:24:59 PM
Her freedom is currently open so she got a letter to call them being that she has the card open
I figured that means that she won't get the bonus points even if approved

Are you sure that's true?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on December 07, 2014, 10:10:44 PM
My car just went up in flames and ...
i need to get to WM
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ushdadude on December 09, 2014, 10:52:46 AM
I'm trying to add SEA in august but they keep telling me that it would be an addition 120k miles. Am I doing something wrong? I've been telling them to change my last leg from TLV-JFK to TLV-SEA with a SO in JFK but no luck.
They would be able to add on the leg but...they would need to issue a whole new ticket at the current availability. So I wouldn't get the discounted rate (140k) I booked originally. I would need an additional 165K  :( Make sense?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Tuna Baygel on December 09, 2014, 11:38:31 AM
i need to get to WM
Always wondered if I buy a used car and have trouble within 90 days will Amex protection cover the car?
Think they will let me keep it?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 09, 2014, 03:31:19 PM
Always wondered if I buy a used car and have trouble within 90 days will Amex protection cover the car?
Think they will let me keep it?
What will you do if they tell you to send it in?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on December 09, 2014, 10:08:48 PM
Always wondered if I buy a used car and have trouble within 90 days will Amex protection cover the car?
Think they will let me keep it?
amex protection is only for new or like new items
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on December 09, 2014, 10:44:34 PM
Always wondered if I buy a used car and have trouble within 90 days will Amex protection cover the car?
Think they will let me keep it?
If you are referring to Platinum purchase protection, it excludes motorized vehicles.

http://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/card-benefits/purchase-protection-terms.html
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Josef.koney on December 11, 2014, 01:39:48 AM
Well I was excited about the 100$ gift card for 96... but wanted to get also the visa edge..so bought with it a 200. For some dumb reason I did some on my secondary's account but didn't realize I didn't register him for visa edge..
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on December 15, 2014, 11:56:00 AM
I called chase recon by mistake instead of amex, and I was wondering why they couldn't find the application ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: beeweegee on December 15, 2014, 01:07:13 PM
Dixie cups  ;D >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 15, 2014, 04:21:30 PM
I called chase recon by mistake instead of amex, and I was wondering why they couldn't find the application ;D
I did that with car insurance. I switched from Progressive to Geico (no, i didn't save 15%), and by mistake called Progressive and tried giving my Geico policy number.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 19, 2014, 10:18:57 AM
Just realized I never registered DW's card for VSE.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: EJB on December 19, 2014, 10:33:37 AM
Just realized I never registered DW's card for VSE.  >:(

After how many $200 GCs?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: casualchurner on December 19, 2014, 10:38:45 AM
Was filling out app for wife for AMEX PRG and by accident put in my own SSN.  ::) Huge mess on the phone with CSR until they finally figured out what happened but the guy wouldn't put the app through without a letter from local Social Security office verifying wife's ID and SSN. Huge pain, so just scrapped the app and reapplied with her SSN and got approved.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 19, 2014, 11:25:05 AM
After how many $200 GCs?
She did about 10k of the 50k. My AU card was registered and I did the rest.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ah on December 24, 2014, 02:01:11 AM
Quote
Congratulations! You have been awarded a trial period of Premier® Gold status in the MileagePlus® program! This will make your travel with us comfortable, simple and more rewarding than ever.
 
Your status will be effective for 90 days. Your 90 day timeframe will be December 23, 2014 through March 23, 2015. To remain a Premier Gold member through 2015, you will need to fly 12,500 Premier qualifying miles (PQM) or 15 Premier qualifying segments (PQS) on flights operated by United, United Express or Copa within that 90-day timeframe*.
 
If you meet the above required PQM or PQS threshold(s), a Premier Gold kit will be issued and mailed to you. Until you have a card, be sure to add your MileagePlus number to your reservation in order to benefit from your Premier status.

wrote in for a status match although I wont have the chance to fly during this time...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 29, 2014, 06:42:49 PM
I churned the UMPE, and forgot to create a new FFN.  I just got 36k credited to my old account. :'(
Is there anything I can do to get the 55k + $50? Can I use the miles or sell them?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on December 29, 2014, 06:44:32 PM
I churned the UMPE, and forgot to create a new FFN.  I just got 36k credited to my old account. :'(
Is there anything I can do to get the 55k + $50? Can I use the miles or sell them?
They found your old FFN and still gave you the sign up bonus??
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 29, 2014, 06:56:49 PM
They found your old FFN and still gave you the sign up bonus??
Yes. Was that not supposed to happen?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on December 29, 2014, 06:59:26 PM
Yes. Was that not supposed to happen?
There is a reason that everyone creates a new FFN...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 29, 2014, 07:02:06 PM
There is a reason that everyone creates a new FFN...
I thought it's to get matched to 55k + $50.
Should I try for that? Or quit while I'm ahead?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on December 29, 2014, 07:29:37 PM
I thought it's to get matched to 55k + $50.
Should I try for that? Or quit while I'm ahead?
No, it's to make sure you get the sign up bonus. I imagine you're "ahead" now and lucky, but I don't know if trying to match will end up backfiring.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on January 02, 2015, 12:27:14 AM
After the deadline I realized I am .75 short of my signup bonus because I forgot to take SBS credits into account.  Sure I'll HUCA.  Has anyone had success getting the 50k anyway?  Amex.

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 02, 2015, 12:32:55 AM
After the deadline I realized I am .75 short of my signup bonus because I forgot to take SBS credits into account.  Sure I'll HUCA.  Has anyone had success getting the 50k anyway?  Amex.
Wow, good luck.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 02, 2015, 01:04:47 AM
When trying to get me $300 ritz Carlton airline incidental credit I told the rep I paid for bags on southwest!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on January 02, 2015, 04:13:19 AM
When trying to get me $300 ritz Carlton airline incidental credit I told the rep I paid for bags on southwest!
Did the rep catch it?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on January 02, 2015, 05:19:09 AM
When trying to get me $300 ritz Carlton airline incidental credit I told the rep I paid for bags on southwest!
They do charge for a 3rd bag, IINM it's $75.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 02, 2015, 09:14:13 AM
Did the rep catch it?
yes!
They do charge for a 3rd bag, IINM it's $75.
Good point!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 12, 2015, 02:34:56 PM
Not sure if this is the right place, but...

Took me over a year to realize that on DDF (on computer) you can click "New" to go directly to where you were up to in the thread (I'd always been confused why tapatalk was more convenient).
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: TimT on January 12, 2015, 02:39:19 PM
Not sure if this is the right place, but...

Took me over a year to realize that on DDF (on computer) you can click "New" to go directly to where you were up to in the thread (I'd always been confused why tapatalk was more convenient).
While on computer you would start on page 1 every time ? Ouch
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 12, 2015, 02:41:04 PM
While on computer you would start on page 1 every time ? Ouch
Ha, not that bad. Usually just go to the last page and try and scroll backwards (or give up on keeping up with threads properly)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on January 12, 2015, 02:41:39 PM
ye. that's what i do when i look up a thread i haven't been keeping up with
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on January 12, 2015, 02:52:19 PM
Not sure if this is the right place, but...

Took me over a year to realize that on DDF (on computer) you can click "New" to go directly to where you were up to in the thread (I'd always been confused why tapatalk was more convenient).
Yup, took some time figuring that out.
Now if you really want to follow everything, on the main page under FORUM STATS, there is a link to 'View the most recent posts on the forum'.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: avromie7 on January 12, 2015, 02:54:03 PM
Yup, took some time figuring that out.
Now if you really want to follow everything, on the main page under FORUM STATS, there is a link to 'View the most recent posts on the forum'.
why is that better than unread posts since your last visit?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on January 12, 2015, 03:45:19 PM
why is that better than unread posts since your last visit?
Not sure that it is better.
You only see the new posts, and have to 'hold kup' as you dont see the entire thread.
You also dont need to keep opening up threads.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: avromie7 on January 12, 2015, 03:46:19 PM
Not sure that it is better.
You only see the new posts, and have to 'hold kup' as you dont see the entire thread.
You also dont need to keep opening up threads.
Cool I never knew that
You learn new things every day
Thanks
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on January 12, 2015, 03:48:25 PM
Cool I never knew that
You learn new things every day
Thanks
Now you'll appreciate people that quote the post that they are responding to.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on January 14, 2015, 04:58:26 PM
By far the stupidest thing I've done is to open 2 Us Airways cards and a M&M card and close them all.
Every time I apply now for a card I get an automatic denial when my Score is 768 at least. The recon dept. tells me the computer denies you since you've opened 3 cards and closed them out.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 14, 2015, 05:44:02 PM
By far the stupidest thing I've done is to open 2 Us Airways cards and a M&M card and close them all.
Every time I apply now for a card I get an automatic denial when my Score is 768 at least. The recon dept. tells me the computer denies you since you've opened 3 cards and closed them out.
See if you can reopen 1 or more of them?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on January 14, 2015, 05:46:54 PM
See if you can reopen 1 or more of them?

That will be with out a hard pull? Also I have closed these between 3-6 months ago.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 14, 2015, 05:48:42 PM
Not sure if this is the right place, but...

Took me over a year to realize that on DDF (on computer) you can click "New" to go directly to where you were up to in the thread (I'd always been confused why tapatalk was more convenient).
I learnt that just now!
I always use tapatalk
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 14, 2015, 05:53:25 PM
That will be with out a hard pull? Also I have closed these between 3-6 months ago.
I don't think a reopen causes a hard pull.  But even if it does, it may be worth it to get back in Barclay's good graces.  You can use that day for an app-o-ramma.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on January 14, 2015, 06:27:32 PM
I don't think a reopen causes a hard pull.  But even if it does, it may be worth it to get back in Barclay's good graces.  You can use that day for an app-o-ramma.
Thanks for your help. I'll wait until Feb. and combined it with an app-o-ramma!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 14, 2015, 07:05:34 PM
Thanks for your help. I'll wait until Feb. and combined it with an app-o-ramma!
I wouldn't wait past 6 months of card closing.  No empirical information or experience, just a feeling. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on January 15, 2015, 01:32:26 AM
By far the stupidest thing I've done is to open 2 Us Airways cards and a M&M card and close them all.
Every time I apply now for a card I get an automatic denial when my Score is 768 at least. The recon dept. tells me the computer denies you since you've opened 3 cards and closed them out.
The 3 card rule is over lifetime? I can't imagine there's no one who was able to churn more than 3 cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: nobiggy on January 15, 2015, 04:12:51 AM
The 3 card rule is over lifetime? I can't imagine there's no one who was able to churn more than 3 cards.

But they leave one card open to have a history with the bank.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Red on January 15, 2015, 04:28:50 AM
But they leave one card open to have a history with the bank.
meh, had the same problem just took a little break from them and then got right back in the game.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 15, 2015, 06:24:25 PM
Got a business platinum then a month later a brg not realizing they are the same product...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2015, 06:36:35 PM
Got a business platinum then a month later a brg not realizing they are the same product...
Who said they are?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 15, 2015, 06:38:24 PM
Who said they are?
Thats what I was told by a friend... And I dont see the points pending even though the spend is met.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2015, 06:39:18 PM
Thats what I was told by a friend... And I dont see the points pending even though the spend is met.
That friend may be wrong
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 15, 2015, 06:42:42 PM
That friend may be wrong
I believe the friend is right. IME.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2015, 06:43:30 PM
I believe the friend is right. IME.
My experience states otherwise.  Just call amex and ask them
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2015, 06:48:50 PM
I believe the friend is right. IME.
In your experience or opinion? Have you personally actually gotten the card but not the bonus?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MeirS on January 15, 2015, 06:51:01 PM
My experience states otherwise.  Just call amex and ask them
How about by personal?
I have the PRG. Can I still get sign up bonus for the platinum?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 15, 2015, 06:51:47 PM
My experience states otherwise.  Just call amex and ask them
Ask them if its the same product?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2015, 06:52:01 PM
How about by personal?
I have the PRG. Can I still get sign up bonus for the platinum?
Yes. But why take my word for it. Call them and ask
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 15, 2015, 06:52:22 PM
Ask them if its the same product?
Yes
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 15, 2015, 06:52:45 PM
Yes. But why take my word for it. Call them and ask
I sure hope so
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 15, 2015, 07:07:41 PM
In your experience or opinion? Have you personally actually gotten the card but not the bonus?
Experience.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MeirS on January 15, 2015, 08:00:25 PM
Experience.
Is that a question, statement or answer?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 15, 2015, 09:29:21 PM
Is that a question, statement or answer?
He asked if it was experience or opinion so I said it was my experience.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MeirS on January 15, 2015, 09:30:18 PM
He asked if it was experience or opinion so I said it was my experience.
I must've missed a message at the time.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 16, 2015, 01:59:38 AM
Experience.
And more than one rep told you its the same card? Or the points just didn't post?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on January 16, 2015, 04:39:12 AM
I applied for the Business Plat a few days ago, even though i currently have a BRG open. The rep on the phone told me that having the BRG won't affect the bonus on the Plat. I hope she is right, time will tell.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 16, 2015, 07:27:49 AM
I applied for the Business Plat a few days ago, even though i currently have a BRG open. The rep on the phone told me that having the BRG won't affect the bonus on the Plat. I hope she is right, time will tell.
She is. I'm not sure why everyone here is so insistent otherwise
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on January 16, 2015, 07:44:14 AM
And more than one rep told you its the same card? Or the points just didn't post?
The points didn't post and when I inquired that's what I was told.
She is. I'm not sure why everyone here is so insistent otherwise
Because people haven't received the bonus. Have you received the bonus?
I know if it's done the same day then you're likely to receive both which I have done myself but otherwise myself and other people have not received.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 16, 2015, 07:46:31 AM


The points didn't post and when I inquired that's what I was told.Because people haven't received the bonus. Have you received the bonus?
I know if it's done the same day then you're likely to receive both which I have done myself but otherwise myself and other people have not received.

Yes I received them without asking. And I never heard a knowledgeable rep tell me otherwise.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dr Moose on January 16, 2015, 07:48:54 AM

Yes I received them without asking. And I never heard a knowledgeable rep tell me otherwise.
when you received the bonus, how far apart did you apply for the cards?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 16, 2015, 07:50:27 AM
when you received the bonus, how far apart did you apply for the cards?
Couple months
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dr Moose on January 16, 2015, 07:51:26 AM
same EIN/biz name and everything?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MeirS on January 16, 2015, 08:47:12 AM
Couple months
12?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on January 16, 2015, 08:52:26 AM
12?
Is 12 is a couple then your gonna have some shalom bayis issues .

It was around 2
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Toasted on January 16, 2015, 09:16:01 AM

Yes I received them without asking. And I never heard a knowledgeable rep tell me otherwise.
Same here.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JoeCha on January 16, 2015, 09:29:05 AM
Was your gold card still open at that time?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on January 17, 2015, 01:07:39 PM
You are now chatting with Kurt.

Kurt: Welcome to American Express chat. You are chatting with Kurt. How can I help?
you: Hi Kurt! I have a question regarding my BUSINESS PLATINUM card.
Kurt: I will be happy to answer that.
Kurt: Am I chatting with D93?
you: Yes
Kurt: Great
Kurt: Please go ahead.
you: I was recently approved for the Business Platinum Card (SMILE), i never had the Business Platinum card before in my life. However i currently have the Business Gold card open, will that affect getting the sign up bonus on my Platinum card? or is it 2 different products?
Kurt: Very good question.
you: and whats the answer?
Kurt: They should count as two different products, but let me check with my supervisor.
Kurt: I am checking this for you
Kurt: Please give me a minute
you: ok
Kurt: Thank you for staying online.
Kurt: You will get the bonus.
Kurt: I checked and confirmed with my supervisor.
Kurt: The Membership Rewards points will be awarded 6 - 8 weeks after you meet the purchase requirement.
you: Thank you very much. Can i please have the chat ID?
Kurt: Absolutely
Kurt: It is *********
Kurt:Additionally, I have added these notes to your account.
you: Thanks so much!
Kurt: You are most welcome. If there is anything else, we are here 24/7 to help
Kurt:Please dont worry about these things. We take enormous care to meet our commitments and promises.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on January 17, 2015, 06:26:37 PM
My number one of all time was a card I passed on.  >:(
It was the ST card that is no longer available for new applicants. This is hands down the best card for airline tickets (Delta). Not only does it blow every other card out of the water it blows away most glitches!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 17, 2015, 06:27:01 PM
You are now chatting with Kurt.

Kurt: Welcome to American Express chat. You are chatting with Kurt. How can I help?
you: Hi Kurt! I have a question regarding my BUSINESS PLATINUM card.
Kurt: I will be happy to answer that.
Kurt: Am I chatting with D93?
you: Yes
Kurt: Great
Kurt: Please go ahead.
you: I was recently approved for the Business Platinum Card (SMILE), i never had the Business Platinum card before in my life. However i currently have the Business Gold card open, will that affect getting the sign up bonus on my Platinum card? or is it 2 different products?
Kurt: Very good question.
you: and whats the answer?
Kurt: They should count as two different products, but let me check with my supervisor.
Kurt: I am checking this for you
Kurt: Please give me a minute
you: ok
Kurt: Thank you for staying online.
Kurt: You will get the bonus.
Kurt: I checked and confirmed with my supervisor.
Kurt: The Membership Rewards points will be awarded 6 - 8 weeks after you meet the purchase requirement.
you: Thank you very much. Can i please have the chat ID?
Kurt: Absolutely
Kurt: It is *********
Kurt:Additionally, I have added these notes to your account.
you: Thanks so much!
Kurt: You are most welcome. If there is anything else, we are here 24/7 to help
Kurt:Please dont worry about these things. We take enormous care to meet our commitments and promises.
+1 you are giving me some hope!!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 17, 2015, 06:34:04 PM
Data point: Opened biz plat card in November and received the bonus, then opened the brg in January (while the plat was still opened) and B"H received its bonus as well!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dr Moose on January 17, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
same EIN/ business name?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 17, 2015, 06:35:44 PM
same EIN/ business name?
Yes
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on January 17, 2015, 08:07:20 PM
Data point: Opened biz plat card in November and received the bonus, then opened the brg in January (while the plat was still opened) and B"H received its bonus as well!!
Nice!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on January 24, 2015, 04:00:04 PM
Canceled IP on day 62.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on January 24, 2015, 04:12:12 PM
Canceled IP on day 62.
If you ask for it, they can manually credit the AF up to 180 days
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Good Times on January 24, 2015, 08:56:28 PM
I spent 50k us air from NYC to MIA.
With a stopover in CLT.
Plus I paid $75 late fee.

I could have made BA flight to CLT and then another BA flight to MIA, with total of 18k for both ways...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on January 25, 2015, 12:55:37 PM
You are now chatting with Kurt.

Kurt: Welcome to American Express chat. You are chatting with Kurt. How can I help?
you: Hi Kurt! I have a question regarding my BUSINESS PLATINUM card.
Kurt: I will be happy to answer that.
Kurt: Am I chatting with D93?
you: Yes
Kurt: Great
Kurt: Please go ahead.
you: I was recently approved for the Business Platinum Card (SMILE), i never had the Business Platinum card before in my life. However i currently have the Business Gold card open, will that affect getting the sign up bonus on my Platinum card? or is it 2 different products?
Kurt: Very good question.
you: and whats the answer?
Kurt: They should count as two different products, but let me check with my supervisor.
Kurt: I am checking this for you
Kurt: Please give me a minute
you: ok
Kurt: Thank you for staying online.
Kurt: You will get the bonus.
Kurt: I checked and confirmed with my supervisor.
Kurt: The Membership Rewards points will be awarded 6 - 8 weeks after you meet the purchase requirement.
you: Thank you very much. Can i please have the chat ID?
Kurt: Absolutely
Kurt: It is *********
Kurt:Additionally, I have added these notes to your account.
you: Thanks so much!
Kurt: You are most welcome. If there is anything else, we are here 24/7 to help
Kurt:Please dont worry about these things. We take enormous care to meet our commitments and promises.

For all those doubters - the proof is in the pudding!!

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Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chaimmayer on January 28, 2015, 12:41:51 PM
I needed to book a flight in the summer from Phl to Jax for myself and three kids.  Even though there was saaver availibity with aa I couldn't find anything on ba so I just booked on aa.  (Being as it is a stopover in clt I figured it wasn't a great loss.)
The problem is I need 4 tickets and there was only 3 saaver awards. So I booked the 3 saaver for my kids for 12.5k (I fudged the birthdays so it shouldn't appear as an unaccompanied minor) and then for myself I paid 25k for a business seat.

The problem is since they are not part of my itinerary my citi and Barclays card won't give them free luggage and I only get two from business.  If I would have put one of my kids in the business section we all would be able to get free luggage.

I realized what I did about an hour later but they couldn't help me.
I feel stupid! 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Mordyk on January 28, 2015, 12:44:59 PM
I needed to book a flight in the summer from Phl to Jax for myself and three kids.  Even though there was saaver availibity with aa I couldn't find anything on ba so I just booked on aa.  (Being as it is a stopover in clt I figured it wasn't a great loss.)
The problem is I need 4 tickets and there was only 3 saaver awards. So I booked the 3 saaver for my kids for 12.5k (I fudged the birthdays so it shouldn't appear as an unaccompanied minor) and then for myself I paid 25k for a business seat.

The problem is since they are not part of my itinerary my citi and Barclays card won't give them free luggage and I only get two from business.  If I would have put one of my kids in the business section we all would be able to get free luggage.

I realized what I did about an hour later but they couldn't help me.
I feel stupid!
they give free luggage? ???
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chaimmayer on January 28, 2015, 12:50:19 PM
they give free luggage? ???
For about a year now
https://www.barclaycardus.com
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 28, 2015, 01:17:38 PM
For about a year now
https://www.barclaycardus.com
i think you missed his point
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chaimmayer on January 28, 2015, 01:19:51 PM
He was making a sarcastic joke that I made it sound like they give free luggage and not that they let you check it in - oh well
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 08, 2015, 11:11:28 AM
Never enrolled in the Hyatt 20% back promo. Despite seeing a million reminders from various blogs
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on April 08, 2015, 11:19:28 AM
Never enrolled in the Hyatt 20% back promo. Despite seeing a million reminders from various blogs

 :'( :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: maxie m on April 08, 2015, 12:54:24 PM
Booked two nights at the Phoenician az the day they changed to category 6 from 5, was unsure of my schedule and didn't know I could book risk free,chatasi avisi pashasi :'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on April 08, 2015, 02:05:10 PM
Auto fill put the wrong state on my cc app  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Talmid Muvhak on April 09, 2015, 12:52:32 AM
Auto fill put the wrong state on my cc app  :'( :'(
auto fill put the wrong zip code for me on ( my only 8) ) staples rebate so when I realized I called them up to change it, and they had no problem with it. it might be possible with a cc app also.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on April 09, 2015, 09:22:56 AM
auto fill put the wrong zip code for me on ( my only 8) ) staples rebate so when I realized I called them up to change it, and they had no problem with it. it might be possible with a cc app also.
they changed it for me, but no instant approval :'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 09, 2015, 09:25:52 AM
Not having any IP's available when these deals come around.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 09, 2015, 11:50:06 AM

Not having any IP's available when these deals come around.  >:(
+100
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Mordyk on May 07, 2015, 09:56:06 AM
i closed my Amex Business Plat 3 days before a flight and lost my free gogo passes :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 07, 2015, 09:57:58 AM
I booked a flight for PGGM, and then realized that the return didn't have EC seats.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: hvaces42 on May 07, 2015, 10:11:52 AM
I booked a flight for PGGM, and then realized that the return didn't have EC seats.
So just do it again.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 07, 2015, 10:38:27 AM
So just do it again.
I did. It was just a classic, I can't believe I just did that, moment.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 12:09:54 PM
Is experimenting with new methods of MS and getting hit with a CA fee a dumb mistake? I would like to think not. What do the veterans say?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 07, 2015, 12:11:30 PM
Is experimenting with new methods of MS and getting hit with a CA fee a dumb mistake? I would like to think not. What do the veterans say?
No, that's the price for trailblazing.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 12:30:28 PM
No, that's the price for trailblazing.
Anyone wanna kick in to support a fund in that case?  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: avromie7 on May 07, 2015, 12:46:52 PM
Anyone wanna kick in to support a fund in that case?  ;)
How much did it cost you
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 07, 2015, 01:04:35 PM
Anyone wanna kick in to support a fund in that case?  ;)
No, that's the price you pay for trailblazing.
FTFM :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 01:17:35 PM
How much did it cost you
$10 Barclays CA fee; plus $4.95 for the merchant fee where I tried the MS; plus whatever interest they will nail me with when cycle closes. (Yes, I paid off the whole balance on the card as soon as I saw the charge post as a CA.)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on May 07, 2015, 01:18:54 PM
Anyone wanna kick in to support a fund in that case?  ;)
Sure, if we get to know the methods when you do discover them...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 01:22:06 PM
Sure, if we get to know the methods when you do discover them...
Sure, if you will then not share with anybody who didn't kick in to the R&D fund.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on May 07, 2015, 01:35:56 PM
Sure, if you will then not share with anybody who didn't kick in to the R&D fund.
Deal, PM me or start a kickstarter, just curious what was the experiment so we don't make the same mistake
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 01:37:41 PM
Deal, PM me or start a kickstarter, just curious what was the experiment so we don't make the same mistake
I tried to do a Ben and Jerry's method at a Baskin Robbins.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Red on May 07, 2015, 01:55:04 PM
$10 Barclays CA fee; plus $4.95 for the merchant fee where I tried the MS; plus whatever interest they will nail me with when cycle closes. (Yes, I paid off the whole balance on the card as soon as I saw the charge post as a CA.)
Many banks will waive a CA fee the first time, if you tell them you didn't know etc. Worth a try.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 02:08:41 PM
Many banks will waive a CA fee the first time, if you tell them you didn't know etc. Worth a try.
You're right! It's worth PUTPAC to see if they will take off the $10.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Red on May 07, 2015, 02:18:23 PM
You're right! It's worth PUTPAC to see if they will take off the $10.
Probably best to wait for the statement to close to get the interest charge knocked off too.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 02:26:42 PM
Probably best to wait for the statement to close to get the interest charge knocked off too.
You're right! I'm getting great advice here today!

BTW, the fact that I paid off the card balance right away helps, right? The calculate the interest daily, right?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Red on May 07, 2015, 02:28:23 PM
You're right! I'm getting great advice here today!

BTW, the fact that I paid off the card balance right away helps, right? The calculate the interest daily, right?
You're not the first one to have this happen.  ;)

Yes, if you paid it off you won't get charged any new interest.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on May 07, 2015, 02:33:19 PM
Is experimenting with new methods of MS and getting hit with a CA fee a dumb mistake? I would like to think not. What do the veterans say?
Depends what you tried to do.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 02:35:35 PM
Depends what you tried to do.
I will tell you by PM and you can post on forum if it was a dumb or not of me to attempt what I did.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on May 07, 2015, 02:37:21 PM
I will tell you by PM and you can post on forum if it was a dumb or not of me to attempt what I did.
OK
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on May 07, 2015, 02:45:24 PM
Is experimenting with new methods of MS and getting hit with a CA fee a dumb mistake? I would like to think not. What do the veterans say?
Depends what you tried to do.
I will tell you by PM and you can post on forum if it was a dumb or not of me to attempt what I did.
OK
Very smart thing to attempt.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mb1 on May 07, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
Is experimenting with new methods of MS and getting hit with a CA fee a dumb mistake? I would like to think not. What do the veterans say?
Very smart thing to attempt.
Now that made the whole thing worth it. ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on May 07, 2015, 04:27:16 PM
So how many PMs has Freddie received today?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 04:54:46 PM
So how many PMs has Freddie received today?
And you want to know the weird but honest truth? Not even a tenth as many as I have gotten about the UPS method.

I wish I were joking.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on May 07, 2015, 04:59:29 PM
And you want to know the weird but honest truth? Not even a tenth as many as I have gotten about the UPS method.

I wish I were joking.
So can I Pm you?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 05:01:50 PM
So can I Pm you?
If you wish.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: youkay on May 14, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
Forgot to choose an airline before using the $200 airline credit on the plat card
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on May 14, 2015, 06:50:08 PM
Forgot to choose an airline before using the $200 airline credit on the plat card

What's the big deal? Choose Delta now and do PGGM.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: youkay on May 14, 2015, 06:52:19 PM

What's the big deal? Choose Delta now and do PGGM.
Bought gc's now gona have to sell them for a loss...
Not a biggie just a dumb mistake. Doing pggm next time!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on May 14, 2015, 06:54:06 PM
Bought gc's now gona have to sell them for a loss...
Not a biggie just a dumb mistake. Doing pggm next time!
Why next time and not right now?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: youkay on May 14, 2015, 06:55:15 PM

Why next time and not right now?
Yea i meat now and for the future. Pggm it is!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on May 14, 2015, 07:12:37 PM
Yea i meat now and for the future. Pggm it is!
You still come out ahead.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: good sam on May 14, 2015, 07:17:22 PM



Cute
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on May 15, 2015, 04:17:09 PM
Cute
oh dear
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on May 27, 2015, 08:35:04 AM
Paid $75 at Home Depot with an AmEx card that I never got around to registering for the offer. At least it's a card that earns 5% at Home Depot this quarter.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on May 27, 2015, 09:27:53 AM
Paid $75 at Home Depot with an AmEx card that I never got around to registering for the offer. At least it's a card that earns 5% at Home Depot this quarter.
which card?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ADG on May 27, 2015, 10:36:45 AM
Forgot to choose an airline before using the $200 airline credit on the plat card

what does he mean choose an airline?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on May 27, 2015, 10:43:21 AM
what does he mean choose an airline?
You need to tell amex which airline you will be using the credit with or you won't receive it
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ADG on May 27, 2015, 11:10:02 AM
You need to tell amex which airline you will be using the credit with or you won't receive it

How do you tell them?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Luvtotravel on May 27, 2015, 11:14:37 AM
Register airline online or by phone
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Einstein on May 27, 2015, 11:32:50 AM
Forgot to sync the Sams club offers to most of my cards
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on May 27, 2015, 11:50:10 AM
Forgot to sync the Sams club offers to most of my cards
And spent, or just missed out on the offer?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: youkay on May 27, 2015, 11:55:31 AM

How do you tell them?
https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=airlinechoice
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ADG on May 27, 2015, 12:29:28 PM
https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=airlinechoice

thanks
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on May 27, 2015, 12:46:17 PM
which card?
Citi Dividend
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on May 27, 2015, 12:48:17 PM
Citi Dividend
cool
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ADG on May 27, 2015, 12:54:29 PM
Paid $75 at Home Depot with an AmEx card that I never got around to registering for the offer. At least it's a card that earns 5% at Home Depot this quarter.
Citi Dividend

You said it was a amex card
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on May 27, 2015, 02:38:40 PM
You said it was a amex card
Right. Citi Dividend AmEx.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on May 27, 2015, 11:37:21 PM
made a large online purchase and forgot to ***CENSORED***.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on May 27, 2015, 11:54:44 PM
made a large online purchase and forgot to ***CENSORED***.
? portal?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on May 28, 2015, 12:00:22 AM

made a large online purchase and forgot to ***CENSORED***.
If it was chase send them a sm
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srf60 on May 28, 2015, 12:19:02 AM
Forgot to choose an airline before using the $200 airline credit on the plat card
Made the same mistake in the past. Call them, choose the airline, and tell the rep to credit you for that specific charge/s.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on May 28, 2015, 12:28:20 AM
Made the same mistake in the past. Call them, choose the airline, and tell the rep to credit you for that specific charge/s.
No need. I forgot to choose before making the purchase, then befire the charges posted made the selection and got credited.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on May 28, 2015, 12:33:00 AM
Going to staples, buying gift cards, and Forgetting the gift cards in the store. What a headache!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on May 28, 2015, 12:57:50 AM
Going to staples, buying gift cards, and Forgetting the gift cards in the store. What a headache!
Ouch! I almost forgot mine at BB&B today... not a happy thought!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srf60 on May 28, 2015, 01:02:45 AM
No need. I forgot to choose before making the purchase, then befire the charges posted made the selection and got credited.
Yeah, but I credited a charge that was 5 months old(was new to all this back then)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Einstein on May 28, 2015, 01:22:20 AM
And spent, or just missed out on the offer?
missed out on the offer...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on May 28, 2015, 01:24:15 AM
missed out on the offer...
Could have been worse...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 28, 2015, 08:48:19 AM
Going all the way to BB&B, which was loaded with VGC, and forgetting to bring all my freedom cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on May 28, 2015, 08:49:49 AM
Going all the way to BB&B, which was loaded with VGC, and forgetting to bring all my freedom cards.
Next time you go, make sure you have ID too.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 28, 2015, 11:13:34 AM

Next time you go, make sure you have ID too.
Yep. I had that issue as well, where I took along my wife's freedom card, and they required ID. That's what AU's are for...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on May 28, 2015, 11:14:18 AM
That's what AU's are for...
yep
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on May 28, 2015, 11:19:56 AM
Gave the number for my BRG instead of my platinum on a foreign transaction.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ADG on May 28, 2015, 12:47:55 PM
Gave the number for my BRG instead of my platinum on a foreign transaction.

You can ask them to wave the fee cuz its going away as of monday
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on May 28, 2015, 01:20:19 PM

You can ask them to wave the fee cuz its going away as of monday
I will as soon as it posts.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 05, 2015, 09:34:53 AM
I had a two tabs open on AMEX to save an offer but they were open to the same card.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on June 05, 2015, 09:45:39 AM
I had a two tabs open on AMEX to save an offer but they were open to the same card.
:(
BTDT
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: avromie7 on June 05, 2015, 06:18:16 PM
:(
BTDT
+1
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on June 19, 2015, 09:19:18 AM
Miscalculated my OBC statement close date, and ended up with lots of VGC on the statement (gas points). Dreading to see what this did to my credit
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on July 08, 2015, 02:24:37 PM
(Not today) Changed a date on an award out a 1K account that was booked prior to the devaluation... :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Freddie on July 08, 2015, 02:26:30 PM
Miscalculated my OBC statement close date, and ended up with lots of VGC on the statement (gas points). Dreading to see what this did to my credit

How much? I don't know what your lines are like but if it's less than $10k I wouldn't worry about it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Iz on July 08, 2015, 03:38:49 PM
Trying to load RC in Howell. ::)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on July 08, 2015, 03:50:25 PM
Trying to load RC in Howell. ::)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on July 19, 2015, 11:52:11 AM
Froze my EX and applied for a Citi card. Then applied for my wife a few days later, but forgot to freeze her EX, and they pulled it.
 >:( >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on July 21, 2015, 11:38:06 AM
Froze my EX and applied for a Citi card. Then applied for my wife a few days later, but forgot to freeze her EX, and they pulled it.
 >:( >:(

i seriously thought you were divorced there for a second (and got really sad cuz ur honeymoon was epic) until i read the rest of your post :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on August 27, 2015, 01:11:36 PM
I bought 9 VGCs at Staples this morning, and by mistake paid with SP instead of IP. $40 loss, plus $70 in lost profit.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on August 27, 2015, 01:12:41 PM
I bought 9 VGCs at Staples this morning, and by mistake paid with SP instead of IP. $40 loss, plus $70 in lost profit.
Ouch!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 27, 2015, 01:14:49 PM
I bought 9 VGCs at Staples this morning, and by mistake paid with SP instead of IP. $40 loss, plus $70 in lost profit.
If it makes you feel any better I have done that on a 10k purchase (wrong card).
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on August 27, 2015, 01:16:35 PM
Froze my EX and applied for a Citi card. Then applied for my wife a few days later, but forgot to freeze her EX, and they pulled it.
 >:( >:(

i seriously thought you were divorced there for a second (and got really sad cuz ur honeymoon was epic) until i read the rest of your post :)
Freezing your ex is worse than divorce, it's widowed. Although maybe she deserved it for freezing her ex.....
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dr Moose on August 27, 2015, 01:17:54 PM
i seriously thought you were divorced there for a second (and got really sad cuz ur honeymoon was epic) until i read the rest of your post :)
what would have been referring to by "freezing the ex"? is that a code word for something?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on August 27, 2015, 01:19:01 PM

what would have been referring to by "freezing the ex"? is that a code word for something?

Ignoring I guess. "Freezing her out"
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on September 10, 2015, 02:32:04 PM
went out to eat and used a new au card that i forgot to register :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on September 10, 2015, 02:36:24 PM
went out to eat and used a new au card that i forgot to register :(
And?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on September 10, 2015, 02:37:13 PM
And?

i won't get the $10 credit! now i got call and beg for them to make it happen. anyone know what my chances are?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 10, 2015, 02:57:31 PM
i won't get the $10 credit! now i got call and beg for them to make it happen. anyone know what my chances are?
Probably not, but nothing you can do about it now.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 10, 2015, 02:59:03 PM
Went to staples 15 min away and forgot the cc I needed to use.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on September 10, 2015, 03:09:33 PM
went out to eat and used a new au card that i forgot to register :(

Register it now, it should still work.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on September 10, 2015, 03:13:19 PM
Register it now, it should still work.
+1

I've registered for an Amex offer after I've used it (before charge posted) and gotten the credit.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on September 10, 2015, 04:38:48 PM
+1

I've registered for an Amex offer after I've used it (before charge posted) and gotten the credit.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on September 24, 2015, 01:29:20 PM
Booking two Rooms for Sat night, instead of one for Fri night and one for Sat night with the past Orbitz promotion.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 24, 2015, 02:49:11 PM
Booking two Rooms for Sat night, instead of one for Fri night and one for Sat night with the past Orbitz promotion.
Orbitz can move it. Call them.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on September 24, 2015, 02:54:11 PM
Orbitz can move it. Call them.

Tried, multiple HUCA.. the hotel as well, nadda.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ShlockDoc on September 24, 2015, 03:54:53 PM
Opened a checking account funded by CC with $500 opening bonus.  One of the bonus requirements was 10 swipes.  By accident only made 9 through Amazon and Square.  Noticed my mistake the day after the swipes were due in by.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on September 24, 2015, 03:59:00 PM
Opened a checking account funded by CC with $500 opening bonus.  One of the bonus requirements was 10 swipes.  By accident only made 9 through Amazon and Square.  Noticed my mistake the day after the swipes were due in by.
How much do people generally spend on these transaction requirements? I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on September 24, 2015, 04:40:54 PM
How much do people generally spend on these transaction requirements? I'm just curious.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 24, 2015, 04:44:04 PM
Tried, multiple HUCA.. the hotel as well, nadda.
You have to call orbitz, who then reaches out to the hotel and moves it IIRC. Ill see if I can pull up the thread that details it.

Paging Timt....
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 24, 2015, 04:45:47 PM
You have to call orbitz, who then reaches out to the hotel and moves it IIRC. Ill see if I can pull up the thread that details it.

Paging Timt....
Found it.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47045.msg1038992#msg1038992
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on September 24, 2015, 05:15:54 PM

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47045.msg1038992#msg1038992
Good times.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on September 24, 2015, 05:52:31 PM

+1. I alternate between $0.01 and $0.00. Just curious. It looked like people were spending $0.50 a transaction on another site.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 24, 2015, 05:53:10 PM
Good times.
Yup. I had 30+ reservations, the hotel desk couldn't figure out why our key cards needed to be re-magnetized every day ;D ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ShlockDoc on September 24, 2015, 06:16:40 PM
+1. I alternate between $0.01 and $0.00. Just curious. It looked like people were spending $0.50 a transaction on another site.

I alternate between two options. One costs 0cents and one costs 3cents per swipe.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shoobi on September 24, 2015, 10:17:12 PM
Signed wife up for a couple Amex biz cards, started the MS, got denied and when called to say it's not fraud they started asking questions like what is your business (don't have one). So I hung up, was in stressed out spot as it is. Then, few weeks later, they closed all her Amex accounts and refunded AFs. I'm scared to call back cuz don't know what to tell them.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on September 24, 2015, 10:26:54 PM
Signed wife up for a couple Amex biz cards, started the MS, got denied and when called to say it's not fraud they started asking questions like what is your business (don't have one). So I hung up, was in stressed out spot as it is. Then, few weeks later, they closed all her Amex accounts and refunded AFs. I'm scared to call back cuz don't know what to tell them.
Ouch
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shoobi on September 24, 2015, 10:28:18 PM
... and- I didn't finish the spending yet and am losing potentially ~200K MR

any ideas??
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Centro on September 24, 2015, 10:31:59 PM
Signed wife up for a couple Amex biz cards, started the MS, got denied and when called to say it's not fraud they started asking questions like what is your business (don't have one). So I hung up, was in stressed out spot as it is. Then, few weeks later, they closed all her Amex accounts and refunded AFs. I'm scared to call back cuz don't know what to tell them.
At this point you have nothing to lose, just think of what you wanna tell them and take the courage and make that phone call (the phone rep is not your personal enemy).
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shoobi on September 24, 2015, 10:36:28 PM
So it seems after reading the wiki in the Amex F/R thread here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8.0) that even though I could pass a personal review because I do indeed have income on the books, the business one will kill me since it's not a legitimate business. Is this true?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shoobi on September 24, 2015, 10:39:57 PM
Asked it in the Amex F/R thread just now, where it belongs.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yesitsme on September 24, 2015, 11:27:43 PM
Opened a checking account funded by CC with $500 opening bonus.  One of the bonus requirements was 10 swipes.  By accident only made 9 through Amazon and Square.  Noticed my mistake the day after the swipes were due in by.
dispute the charge, you didn't get what you wanted.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on September 24, 2015, 11:29:49 PM
Opened a checking account funded by CC with $500 opening bonus.  One of the bonus requirements was 10 swipes.  By accident only made 9 through Amazon and Square.  Noticed my mistake the day after the swipes were due in by.
Call the bank and ask for an extension?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on September 24, 2015, 11:56:41 PM
dispute the charge, you didn't get what you wanted.
No purchase protection on debit card.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on September 25, 2015, 12:02:45 AM
dispute the charge, you didn't get what you wanted.
-1 thats fraud.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AharonInIsrael on October 13, 2015, 02:30:42 PM
I know this is JS and everything, but I just realized my SPG sign up bonus spend deadline is today. Anything I can do besides just referring to this as a dumb mistake?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2015, 02:33:31 PM
dispute the charge, you didn't get what you wanted.
No purchase protection on debit card.
-1 thats fraud.
What purchase are you talking about?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dr Moose on October 13, 2015, 02:34:27 PM
What purchase are you talking about?
Opened a checking account funded by CC with $500 opening bonus.  One of the bonus requirements was 10 swipes.  By accident only made 9 through Amazon and Square.  Noticed my mistake the day after the swipes were due in by.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 13, 2015, 02:37:10 PM
I know this is JS and everything, but I just realized my SPG sign up bonus spend deadline is today. Anything I can do besides just referring to this as a dumb mistake?
Yes.  Buy lots of vgc
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2015, 02:39:23 PM

Said he only made 9 swipes and needed 10. You want to dispute a swipe that wasn't made? What am I missing?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on October 13, 2015, 02:42:51 PM
I know this is JS and everything, but I just realized my SPG sign up bonus spend deadline is today. Anything I can do besides just referring to this as a dumb mistake?
Yes. Go spend it ASAP.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 13, 2015, 03:42:53 PM
Yes. Go spend it ASAP.
+1 it will post as today - also you have 92 days from approval just in case you did the math wrong.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moes Tavern on October 13, 2015, 11:32:17 PM
Forgot to check my ink statement to see that I hit the $50k bonus limit and purchased MCGC at Staples last week.

Thankfully the store only had 4 cards left otherwise would have bought a lot more and totally missed out on a lot more 5x.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2015, 11:35:13 PM
Forgot to check my ink statement to see that I hit the $50k bonus limit and purchased MCGC at Staples last week.

Thankfully the store only had 4 cards left otherwise would have bought a lot more and totally missed out on a lot more 5x.
You have been busted!
Just spent 58k on IB at office supplies.  :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Moes Tavern on October 13, 2015, 11:36:30 PM
You have been busted!
Thats a lot to cry over.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 13, 2015, 11:44:15 PM
Opened a checking account funded by CC with $500 opening bonus.  One of the bonus requirements was 10 swipes.  By accident only made 9 through Amazon and Square.  Noticed my mistake the day after the swipes were due in by.
Just curious which bank?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Chapshnell on October 13, 2015, 11:48:06 PM
For the first time in almost 3 years I made a preventable blatant mistake. Helping my brother no less. UGH!
Waste of a credit pull basically...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on October 14, 2015, 12:05:35 AM
Drove out to a Target in Colorado to buy a REDcard this past January and loaded it with funds during that initial purchase. Lost out on months of MS because I never registered it (and therefore could not reload it). And now it's too late. (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/75440)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: stbaum on October 14, 2015, 09:57:25 AM
Drove out to a Target in Colorado to buy a REDcard this past January and loaded it with funds during that initial purchase. Lost out on months of MS because I never registered it (and therefore could not reload it). And now it's too late. (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/75440)

same. i went to Baltimore though.  :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ShlockDoc on October 14, 2015, 10:01:29 AM
Just curious which bank?

Regions Bank
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 02:48:13 PM
When doing jet blue refundable for the Ritz Carlton $300 airline credit, when going to cancel after receiving the airline credit I realize that the return leg i didn't buy a refundable so they want now $240 to cancel!!  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Super Speed on October 14, 2015, 02:50:42 PM
When doing jet blue refundable for the Ritz Carlton $300 airline credit, when going to cancel after receiving the airline credit I realize that the return leg i didn't buy a refundable so they want now $240 to cancel!!  :'( :'(
At least you made $60
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 02:51:54 PM
At least you made $60
That's what my wife said but I want the $300
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on October 14, 2015, 02:54:41 PM
That's what my wife said but I want the $300
January isn't too far away.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 02:55:14 PM
January isn't too far away.
I'll just wait till Jan and do it right!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on October 14, 2015, 02:58:43 PM
When doing jet blue refundable for the Ritz Carlton $300 airline credit, when going to cancel after receiving the airline credit I realize that the return leg i didn't buy a refundable so they want now $240 to cancel!!  :'( :'(
Hope for a schedule change or inclement weather
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 03:22:11 PM
Hope for a schedule change or inclement weather
What does that mean. I don't want the flight so not going to wait that long to actually cancel.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on October 14, 2015, 03:25:54 PM
What does that mean.
If there's a schedule change or inclement weather, you can cancel for free.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on October 14, 2015, 03:26:22 PM
What does that mean. I don't want the flight so not going to wait that long to actually cancel.
I know. Those are two legitimate reasons to refund a non refundable ticket. Although it would require you to keep it (I'm assuming much more than 260) until that happens
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 03:26:38 PM
If there's a schedule change or inclement weather, you can cancel for free.
So I should just wait it out? The flight is for mid November .
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 03:29:17 PM
I know. Those are two legitimate reasons to refund a non refundable ticket. Although it would require you to keep it (I'm assuming much more than 260) until that happens
Any chance of HUCA working saying I by mistake forgot to book the second leg as a refundable? I called once already and got transferred to a manager that said she can waive the cancellation fee but the second leg would have to be refunded to a jetblue travel bank.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on October 14, 2015, 03:30:13 PM
Did spend at supermarket for everyday, but didn't realize it would post on previous statement, so didn't make enough charges for bonus.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on October 14, 2015, 03:31:46 PM
Any chance of HUCA working saying I by mistake forgot to book the second leg as a refundable? I called once already and got transferred to a manager that said she can waive the cancellation fee but the second leg would have to be refunded to a jetblue travel bank.
That's pretty good. One time had friend who mistakenly booked Tlv-jfk for pggm and got it cancelled, although that was within 24. But if you got that could possibly get more...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on October 14, 2015, 03:32:22 PM
Any chance of HUCA working saying I by mistake forgot to book the second leg as a refundable? I called once already and got transferred to a manager that said she can waive the cancellation fee but the second leg would have to be refunded to a jetblue travel bank.
Don't say you forgot, put the blame on them... Tell them you booked refundable and demand a full refund
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sammy n on October 14, 2015, 03:33:16 PM
Don't say you forgot, put the blame on them... Tell them you booked refundable and demand a full refund
I really think I did. I just assumed I made the mistake when I saw it wasnt. Good idea I guess I'll try that. Thanx!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on October 15, 2015, 12:18:28 AM
In order to meet spending threshold, I overspent $1100 on a card at 1x points/$ because I relied on CSR figures.  I asked for year-to-date balance and they gave me the figure of my last statement, excluding current and pending.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 15, 2015, 12:23:52 AM
In order to meet spending threshold, I overspent $1100 on a card at 1x points/$ because I relied on CSR figures.  I asked for year-to-date balance and they gave me the figure of my last statement, excluding current and pending.
ouch!  I usually look on line to see what I spent.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 15, 2015, 02:45:37 PM
Looking at my ink,  and only 75% of my points this statement are bonus
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on October 16, 2015, 03:08:38 PM
Just realized I'm missing a card with $500, what are my options?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on October 18, 2015, 11:33:12 AM
when I made a vertical credit card It asked me something about earning points towards statement credit not even reading what it says i clicked yes, now I see they used 15 thanks you points towards 12cents 😕 Luckily only 15 points...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on October 18, 2015, 12:42:15 PM
Just realized I'm missing a card with $500, what are my options?
Ouch. Did you register it with gowallet?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on October 18, 2015, 12:45:37 PM

Ouch. Did you register it with gowallet?
Nope
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on October 18, 2015, 12:48:29 PM
Nope
You have the receipt?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on October 18, 2015, 01:14:30 PM

You have the receipt?
Yes
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on October 18, 2015, 01:16:46 PM
Yes
Call the issuing bank and ask for a  replacement.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: tzifanya54 on October 18, 2015, 01:41:18 PM
Call the issuing bank and ask for a  replacement.
If the money wasn't spent yet, you will be fine. They will just send you a replacement.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 21, 2015, 11:32:29 PM
Went to buy vgc for gas points,  and forgot to check the statement closing date on the cc
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on October 21, 2015, 11:34:28 PM
Went to buy vgc for gas points,  and forgot to check the statement closing date on the cc
Why is that a problem?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 22, 2015, 12:26:01 AM
Why is that a problem?
My statement closed with a high balance
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on October 22, 2015, 08:39:48 AM
My statement closed with a high balance
Happens.

Not really a big deal unless you had some apps on the to-do list this month.

And even then....
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 22, 2015, 09:16:40 AM
And even then....
...it is not a big deal.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on October 22, 2015, 10:35:29 AM
...it is not a big deal.
Correct
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on October 26, 2015, 06:07:29 PM
Just bought $1200 of vgc from staples in one purchase. 
Down 25 instead of up 20
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Zalc on October 26, 2015, 06:14:29 PM
Opened a citigold 50k AA while having a old citigold still open... 😶

Still good for the CC load, silver lining.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on October 26, 2015, 07:44:37 PM
Just bought $1200 of vgc from staples in one purchase. 
Down 25 instead of up 20
...and forgot to go to Islanders game 0-2 tonight
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on October 26, 2015, 07:51:08 PM
...and forgot to go to Islanders game 0-2 tonight
Bad day go to sleep wake up tomorrow
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 27, 2015, 12:24:52 AM
Bad day go to sleep wake up tomorrow
...and hit Staples again.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on October 27, 2015, 12:46:49 PM
spend 3,000 when the signup bonus only called for 1000 and I have another 12,000 of signup spending to do
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on October 27, 2015, 12:51:30 PM
spend 3,000 when the signup bonus only called for 1000 and I have another 12,000 of signup spending to do
Ouch
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on October 27, 2015, 01:05:34 PM
Ouch
I am glad you agree
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 27, 2015, 01:19:12 PM
I am glad you agree
Ouch would spending 1k and you needed 3k for the bonus.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on October 27, 2015, 01:31:14 PM
Ouch would spending 1k and you needed 3k for the bonus.  ;)
That would be a big ouch!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 29, 2015, 11:01:35 PM
Mixing up my cards while loading at WM,  and having three split tender loads in a row cancel because one of the cards was empty
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on October 30, 2015, 12:41:49 AM
Mixing up my cards while loading at WM,  and having three split tender loads in a row cancel because one of the cards was empty
thats annoying, got to have a pocket system
do you know how they do split tender? I have asked them to do it and it just confuses them, so then I switch to 1 $500 load (i know its not the right thread but since you mentioned it)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on October 30, 2015, 10:21:55 AM
thats annoying, got to have a pocket system
do you know how they do split tender? I have asked them to do it and it just confuses them, so then I switch to 1 $500 load (i know its not the right thread but since you mentioned it)
I did have a pocket system,  and messed up.

Split tender is ymmv,  some know,  some don't. I find that the cs people usually know
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 01, 2015, 12:44:28 AM
I did have a pocket system,  and messed up.

Split tender is ymmv,  some know,  some don't. I find that the cs people usually know
CS allow Giftcard loads?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on November 01, 2015, 01:04:28 AM
CS allow Giftcard loads?
Oot,  yes. 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on November 01, 2015, 03:28:53 AM
CS allow Debitcard loads?
Ftfy
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on November 01, 2015, 09:54:14 AM
I did have a pocket system,  and messed up.

Split tender is ymmv,  some know,  some don't. I find that the cs people usually know
Do you know how to do it, so I can guide them, I knew rc much better than I know serve still
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on November 01, 2015, 10:24:25 PM
Do you know how to do it, so I can guide them, I knew rc much better than I know serve still
No,  I wish I did
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: PillanSmye on November 02, 2015, 12:23:36 AM
 
Ouch would spending 1k and you needed 3k for the bonus.  ;)
  ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on November 04, 2015, 06:58:55 PM
Went to load my serve in my local store when I got to the register I realized I forgot my serve card at home
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on November 04, 2015, 08:47:36 PM
Went to load my serve in my local store when I got to the register I realized I forgot my serve card at home
That's why you need more than 1 serve card!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on November 04, 2015, 08:58:40 PM
That's why you need more than 1 serve card!
I was used to redcard I had six I closed them all out but waiting to see what's better in my area so slowly playing with each type (I.e. green serve, one VIP....)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on November 04, 2015, 10:08:23 PM
Went to load my serve in my local store when I got to the register I realized I forgot my serve card at home
Don't worry, FD in Brooklyn probably would've told you to take your debit card and go jump even if you had it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on November 04, 2015, 10:10:37 PM
Don't worry, FD in Brooklyn probably would've told you to take your debit card and go jump even if you had it.
Who says it was FD (it wasn't  BTW) and there are other places
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on November 04, 2015, 10:41:15 PM
Who says it was FD (it wasn't  BTW) and there are other places
Other viable options in Brooklyn? I wasn't successful anywhere i tried. Admittedly, i gave up pretty fast and moved on to other things.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on November 22, 2015, 09:29:22 AM
Let 1200 gas points expire
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 22, 2015, 05:44:06 PM
Let 1200 gas points expire
My BIL just had like 12k expire. He had to do the spend anyway, and couldn't use up all the points.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: doovid d on November 23, 2015, 12:16:26 AM
Who says it was FD (it wasn't  BTW) and there are other places
what other options are there besides fd and wm?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 23, 2015, 12:35:35 AM
My BIL just had like 12k expire. He had to do the spend anyway, and couldn't use up all the points.
Let 1200 gas points expire
Call, They may do something for you.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on November 23, 2015, 12:36:07 AM
what other options are there besides fd and wm?
CVS/pharmacy®, Dollar General®, Rite Aid® and participating 7-ELEVEN® locations.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: doovid d on November 23, 2015, 12:37:19 AM
When you can load the serve card with a gc or only cash?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on November 23, 2015, 12:56:01 AM
Call, They may do something for you.
Nah,  I have plenty
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on December 06, 2015, 06:33:32 PM
My biggest mistake yet: purchasing from MPX without first choosing an airline. (Yes, it's already posted to my bill.) Can't believe it. :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2015, 06:38:06 PM
My biggest mistake yet: purchasing from MPX without first choosing an airline. (Yes, it's already posted to my bill.) Can't believe it. :-[
Seems like a couple of people did this.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on December 06, 2015, 06:44:50 PM
I've done pggm before choosing an airline but the only thing you lose there is the time it takes you until you realize
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: cozmohoot on December 06, 2015, 07:58:02 PM
Made a large purchase at Amazon on my ink card by mistake. Will have to make another on freedom
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CS91 on December 06, 2015, 08:07:40 PM
Made a large purchase at Amazon on my ink card by mistake. Will have to make another on freedom
Return and repurchase
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2015, 08:10:54 PM
Return and repurchase
That's disgusting.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CS91 on December 06, 2015, 08:14:54 PM
That's disgusting.
Having a bad day?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2015, 08:16:08 PM
Having a bad day?
Why would you think that?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CS91 on December 06, 2015, 08:16:46 PM
Why would you think that?
Your overreaction.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2015, 08:20:42 PM
Your overreaction.
I didn't think that was too much of a major reaction. What makes you think it was one?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CS91 on December 06, 2015, 08:21:19 PM
I didn't think that was too much of a major reaction. What makes you think it was one?
"That's disgusting" sounded a bit harsh.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2015, 08:23:35 PM
"That's disgusting" sounded a bit harsh.
I'm sorry if it came off as harsh. I didn't mean for it to be.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakov116 on December 06, 2015, 08:27:25 PM
I'm sorry if it came off as harsh. I didn't mean for it to be.
I agree with the first way you said it
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: CS91 on December 06, 2015, 08:49:22 PM
I'm sorry if it came off as harsh. I didn't mean for it to be.
All good  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on December 06, 2015, 11:40:22 PM
Complete spending on BRG and not get the points and then realize the offer had the 12 month language >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on December 07, 2015, 12:40:44 AM
Went to Staples with a RA across the parking lot, and then realized that the RA closed down
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on December 07, 2015, 12:47:17 AM
Went to Staples with a RA across the parking lot, and then realized that the RA closed down
the small RA on Reisterstown? it closed?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on December 07, 2015, 12:53:49 AM
the small RA on Reisterstown? it closed?
Yup
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on December 07, 2015, 12:55:00 AM
Return and repurchase
That's disgusting.

What's wrong with that?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on December 07, 2015, 01:06:02 AM
Yup
oy vey, that was my favorite RA, I used to do so many deals there in the past, that's ashame
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on December 08, 2015, 12:34:16 AM
Used the same amex card twice for an amex offer. Luckily they were able to cancel the transaction
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 08, 2015, 08:24:20 AM
Used the same amex card twice for an amex offer. Luckily they were able to cancel the transaction
Which vendor was the transaction done at?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on December 08, 2015, 10:03:47 AM
Used the same amex card twice for an amex offer. Luckily they were able to cancel the transaction
Who cancelled? AMEX or the merchant?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on December 09, 2015, 11:56:23 PM
Who cancelled? AMEX or the merchant?
Merchant. Called right away
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SamKey on December 10, 2015, 03:02:10 AM
Used an AU for SBS...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: @Yehuda on December 10, 2015, 03:15:42 AM
Merchant. Called right away
Ah okay thanks
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on December 10, 2015, 08:28:45 AM
Spent $15 at Staples with Visa Checkout. On an Amex card.

#tired
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dealfinder85 on December 14, 2015, 03:11:11 PM
ordered staples discounted gift cards to purchase a gap GC 20% off
...didnt realize i cant buy gap gc off staples with staples GC :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sedge on December 29, 2015, 10:34:11 AM
Asked my DW to apply for GE and use Amex Pt to get the credit. The last part escaped her and she used Citi DC. Instead of getting $100 back I'm getting  $2. :facepalm:

She just did it yesterday. I am going to see if I can cancel the app and get a refund, but I'm not hopeful.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on December 29, 2015, 10:41:45 AM

Asked my DW to apply for GE and use Amex Pt to get the credit. The last part escaped her and she used Citi DC. Instead of getting $100 back I'm getting  $2. :facepalm:

She just did it yesterday. I am going to see if I can cancel the app and get a refund, but I'm not hopeful.
try switching the payment method may be easier
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on December 29, 2015, 11:01:08 PM
Asked my DW to apply for GE and use Amex Pt to get the credit. The last part escaped her and she used Citi DC. Instead of getting $100 back I'm getting  $2. :facepalm:

She just did it yesterday. I am going to see if I can cancel the app and get a refund, but I'm not hopeful.
I doubt there's anything you can do at this poibt
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on January 01, 2016, 12:07:57 AM
Waited until two hours ago to place a large egift card order with Amazon. By midnight, they had not yet even requested an authorization on my Freedom card, so I cancelled the whole order rather than risk not getting my bonus UR.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ShlockDoc on January 15, 2016, 09:19:44 AM
First time in my life I didn't pay the minimum balance on time on a CC.  It was for WF which had a significant cash back award due which was forfeited...  :-(

ETA:  Will be going in-branch today to try to recover it and the late fee, but not hopeful. 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ejb123 on January 15, 2016, 09:31:54 AM
Purchased a $200 e-gift card on Delta with two newly signed up Amex Plat cards late December to get the $200 credit on each only to find out in January after not having the credit post that you need to purchase 4 $50 e-gift cards to get the $200 credit.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 15, 2016, 11:02:24 AM
First time in my life I didn't pay the minimum balance on time on a CC.  It was for WF which had a significant cash back award due which was forfeited...  :-(

ETA:  Will be going in-branch today to try to recover it and the late fee, but not hopeful.
Good luck!
Always sign up for auto pay.  You can still pay what you want when you want, but it will pay at least the minimum on the date due.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: hvaces42 on January 15, 2016, 11:03:31 AM
Ordered with regular cc on the gilt.com deal instead of Masterpass...paid shipping  >:(

Still a sweet deal.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: hide4 on January 21, 2016, 07:20:29 PM
Ordered with regular cc on the gilt.com deal instead of Masterpass...paid shipping  >:(

Still a sweet deal.
I did too! But I just ended up ordering a $12 item instead of a $20 one  :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 26, 2016, 03:23:28 PM
I just realized that I forgot to cancel the ticket of one of the three PGGMs I did before Jan. 1 (luckily, there was a time change and I requested a refund online- let's hope it goes through! :) )
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Hershelsdeals on January 26, 2016, 03:49:56 PM
I just realized that I forgot to cancel the ticket of one of the three PGGMs I did before Jan. 1 (luckily, there was a time change and I requested a refund online- let's hope it goes through! :) )
How did you forget? I wouldn't move from my computer until I confirm cancellation.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AharonInIsrael on January 26, 2016, 04:01:37 PM
How did you forget? I wouldn't move from my computer until I confirm cancellation.
I dunno. I usually do it right after making the reservation. Something must have happened- I DO have a 4 year old
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mord1 on January 27, 2016, 12:42:09 AM
I went into Walmart to load up a new serve but forgot to activate the card, only remembered after the transaction didn't go through and the little piece of paper printed
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2016, 10:12:27 AM
No carseats in UA Global First  >:( ::) :'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ADG on January 28, 2016, 12:56:52 PM
No carseats in UA Global First  >:( ::) :'(

Comon gives a little more detail on that one:)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mgarfin on January 28, 2016, 12:58:43 PM
Comon gives a little more detail on that one:)
I'm assuming http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17387.msg1396883#msg1396883
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Redbull3 on February 02, 2016, 01:43:21 PM
Left my TY Premier card and driver license on CVS counter this morning... I called, BH they have it and are holding for me.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on February 02, 2016, 02:04:36 PM
Left my TY Premier card and driver license on CVS counter this morning... I called, BH they have it and are holding for me.
What do you get out of using that card at CVS? Just 1 TY point per dollar?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Redbull3 on February 02, 2016, 02:27:11 PM
What do you get out of using that card at CVS? Just 1 TY point per dollar?
Yeah but only b.c new card/hurdle
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on February 03, 2016, 01:34:13 AM
,דאר איבאשטאר פירט דאר וואלט. 
I shouldn't let unimportant things bother me so much.
זאל זיין א כפרה
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on February 03, 2016, 02:08:53 AM

,דאר איבאשטאר פירט דאר וואלט. 
I shouldn't let unimportant things bother me so much.
זאל זיין א כפרה
this is a mistake you make playing this game?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on February 03, 2016, 08:50:09 AM
this is a mistake you make playing this game?
Definitely a big disappointment in this game.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: GettingReady on February 03, 2016, 04:47:46 PM
I'm sure this one will win the stupidity contest: booking a non-refundable SW flight for the airline credit. Currently in the process of putting in a claim via Prestige.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on February 03, 2016, 04:59:40 PM
I'm sure this one will win the stupidity contest: booking a non-refundable SW flight for the airline credit. Currently in the process of putting in a claim via Prestige.
Happened multiple times here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17146.msg1387029.msg#1387029).
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: GettingReady on February 03, 2016, 05:05:46 PM
Happened multiple times here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17146.msg1387029.msg#1387029).

Well, that makes me feel a little better. Hubs needs surgery, so at least we have a legit excuse not to travel. Hopefully the claim will go through. No dice with SW other than vouchers.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: maxie m on February 03, 2016, 11:35:34 PM
Pushed off filing staples easy rebates for vgc's and now the cleaning lady dumped my receipts >:(
Any way to retrieve them through staples?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: grodnoking on February 03, 2016, 11:52:10 PM
Pushed off filing staples easy rebates for vgc's and now the cleaning lady dumped my receipts >:(
Any way to retrieve them through staples?
No e-receipts?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: maxie m on February 03, 2016, 11:54:17 PM
No e-receipts?
nope :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on February 04, 2016, 12:08:27 AM
Pushed off filing staples easy rebates for vgc's and now the cleaning lady dumped my receipts >:(
Any way to retrieve them through staples?
If you provided your Staples Rewards number at checkout, it should be listed in your purchase history http://rewards.staples.com/SRC/ViewPurchaseDetails.do even if you did not opt to get an email.
If you paid by credit card, the store could probably pull it up by searching with your credit card number and they could reprint the receipt.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: maxie m on February 04, 2016, 12:31:38 AM
If you provided your Staples Rewards number at checkout, it should be listed in your purchase history http://rewards.staples.com/SRC/ViewPurchaseDetails.do even if you did not opt to get an email.
If you paid by credit card, the store could probably pull it up by searching with your credit card number and they could reprint the receipt.
not showing up online, I'll go in store hopefully they'll be able to pull up the transaction with my cc, thanks!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on February 04, 2016, 03:20:13 AM
not showing up online, I'll go in store hopefully they'll be able to pull up the transaction with my cc, thanks!
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=48957.msg1032465#msg1032465
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: maxie m on February 04, 2016, 08:41:07 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=48957.msg1032465#msg1032465
great to know, thanks
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: EJB on February 08, 2016, 01:44:05 PM
Got shut down from amazon payments a while back. Just got an email that if I don't withdraw the $980 remaining in one of my accounts soon I will lose it. Well, that was a close one.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Redbull3 on February 08, 2016, 02:01:25 PM
Got shut down from amazon payments a while back. Just got an email that if I don't withdraw the $980 remaining in one of my accounts soon I will lose it. Well, that was a close one.
Wow!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on February 09, 2016, 10:03:06 AM
I put taxes from an Avios booking on my Citi Prestige before I did the PGGM this year and they got refunded :( so now my PGGM is now only going to get me $238.80.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: eliraps on February 09, 2016, 10:06:20 AM
I put taxes from an Avios booking on my Citi Prestige before I did the PGGM this year and they got refunded :( so now my PGGM is now only going to get me $238.80.
Wouldn't you have paid the tax anyway? What have you actually lost here?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shwarmabob on February 09, 2016, 10:11:15 AM
missing the minimum spend of 3000 by $40 and not getting my 50K AA miles.  :(
keeping 2 inks open when 1 would be enough
the list goes on.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on February 09, 2016, 10:21:08 AM
Wouldn't you have paid the tax anyway? What have you actually lost here?
I guess I didn't really lose anything. It's just that I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on February 09, 2016, 10:48:55 AM

missing the minimum spend of 3000 by $40 and not getting my 50K AA miles.  :(
keeping 2 inks open when 1 would be enough
the list goes on.
why wouldn't you keep both inks?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Ydad on February 09, 2016, 10:51:15 AM
missing the minimum spend of 3000 by $40 and not getting my 50K AA miles.  :(
That hurts  :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Chapshnell on February 09, 2016, 12:02:56 PM
That hurts  :(

my co-worker missed his plat card 100k bonus by $36 if that makes you feel any better
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on February 09, 2016, 12:45:50 PM
Changed my statement closing date to a week early to get my bonus points. Apparently my last charge posted 3 days before statement closed. Apparently the charge didn't make the cut...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on February 09, 2016, 12:46:24 PM
Changed my statement closing date to a week early to get my bonus points. Apparently my last charge posted 3 days before statement closed. Apparently the charge didn't make the cut...

Change it again.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on February 09, 2016, 12:47:14 PM
Change it again.
How? The statement already closed...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on February 09, 2016, 12:47:35 PM
How? The statement already closed...

Which card?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on February 09, 2016, 12:47:49 PM
Which card?
Chase
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on February 09, 2016, 12:48:14 PM
Chase

Call and change the statement date again.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on February 09, 2016, 12:49:04 PM
Call and change the statement date again.
I can change it again to let's say tomorrow?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: D93 on February 09, 2016, 12:53:17 PM
I can change it again to let's say tomorrow?

Yes
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Geshmak25 on February 11, 2016, 12:42:30 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60705.msg1408568#msg1408568
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MeirS on February 22, 2016, 12:33:07 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60705.msg1408568#msg1408568
What was the dumb mistake, opening a new thread?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on March 10, 2016, 07:01:46 PM
forgot about the billpay for my citigold account and now have to keep it open another month (with a fee)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ShlockDoc on March 30, 2016, 07:45:18 PM
Ordered a load of GC on ebay and forgot to change the paypal funding source from my checking account to my ink. 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dovy2 on March 30, 2016, 10:33:12 PM
Ordered a load of GC on ebay and forgot to change the paypal funding source from my checking account to my ink.
happened to me many times
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on March 30, 2016, 10:45:38 PM
Ordered a load of GC on ebay and forgot to change the paypal funding source from my checking account to my ink.
😂 Or have had PayPal credit in your account which automatically takes the money from there first...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on May 11, 2016, 01:04:50 PM
Booked AA flight for 5/8 before deval and forgot to cancel.
Anything I can do now?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: GettingReady on May 11, 2016, 01:08:05 PM
😂 Or have had PayPal credit in your account which automatically takes the money from there first...

BTDT, when I was first learning PP and when I got my first real " business" check. I hadn't transferred the funds and there went my back up funding. The good thing is I don't usually make the same mistake twice especially when it hurts.  :-\
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Centro on May 17, 2016, 03:38:33 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/zbfrfc6hh/Screenshot_2016_05_17_15_34_16_1.png)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on May 17, 2016, 05:52:18 PM
Made a purchase on MPX with my default card, and not my Amex card. Nu Nu.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Newcc on May 17, 2016, 08:51:16 PM
(http://s32.postimg.org/zbfrfc6hh/Screenshot_2016_05_17_15_34_16_1.png)
Signed AJ?!?!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on May 31, 2016, 11:18:06 AM
I was buying BP Gas Cards on eBay to resell, and I forgot to change my payment method from my bank account to my CC >:(
Damn paypal defaulting to my bank account!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 31, 2016, 09:31:03 PM
I was buying BP Gas Cards on eBay to resell, and I forgot to change my payment method from my bank account to my CC >:(
Damn paypal defaulting to my bank account!
I know!  Such things have happened to me, too.
Drat paypal defaulting to my bank account!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on June 07, 2016, 05:01:03 PM
For some reason this never gets old
You know what , I think you're right. I selected it on a different platinum card and did it on that card, then I did it on this card without selecting anything.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sag95 on June 07, 2016, 05:03:14 PM
For some reason this never gets old
At least this mistake doesn't hurt. I buy enough things from Amazon anyway.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 07:12:26 PM
Converted Busn Plat to Busn Green. Busn Green had no AF and no MR.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: GTR on June 07, 2016, 08:30:35 PM
Took my Ink off autopay in order to make CitiGold CC payments... forgot to put it back on... Got the late fee waived but the finance charge stuck.  Uggghhh.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: LoLo on June 07, 2016, 08:50:23 PM
Converted Busn Plat to Busn Green. Busn Green had no AF and no MR.  >:(
Huh? It sure does.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: LoLo on June 07, 2016, 08:51:30 PM
Took my Ink off autopay in order to make CitiGold CC payments... forgot to put it back on... Got the late fee waived but the finance charge stuck.  Uggghhh.
Interest charge? you can get it waived easily, ask for a supervisor if they don't want.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 09:42:47 PM
Huh? It sure does.
What does?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chinagel on June 07, 2016, 09:44:52 PM
What does?
green has mr
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 09:56:45 PM
green has mr
It also has an AF. For some reason mine has neither so my MR points went bye bye. I didn't notice to a couple of months later. They were able to let me redeem the lost points for GC's.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on June 07, 2016, 09:58:02 PM
It also has an AF. For some reason mine has neither so my MR points went bye bye. I didn't notice to a couple of months later. They were able to let me redeem the lost points for GC's.
How many years ago was this?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 10:00:30 PM
How many years ago was this?
Like a few hours ago.  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on June 07, 2016, 10:01:53 PM
Like a few hours ago.  :)
Didn't know those cards still exist. That was your only MR card? A hardcore CB person.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 10:07:21 PM
Didn't know those cards still exist. That was your only MR card? A hardcore CB person.
Had the Busn Plat and downgraded to Busn Green.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on June 08, 2016, 03:39:59 AM


A hardcore CB person.

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on June 09, 2016, 03:03:12 PM
It also has an AF. For some reason mine has neither so my MR points went bye bye. I didn't notice to a couple of months later. They were able to let me redeem the lost points for GC's.


green has mr
Apparently not all of them.

http://milesperday.com/2016/06/beware-downgrading-non-mr-amex-business-green-card/
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 09, 2016, 03:19:46 PM
Apparently not all of them.

http://milesperday.com/2016/06/beware-downgrading-non-mr-amex-business-green-card/
Now you post this.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on June 09, 2016, 04:12:23 PM
Now you post this.  >:(
I'm not the author.

Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yakrot on June 09, 2016, 04:41:19 PM
I recently downgraded my biz plat to a biz green (this is my only open mr earning card ) and I still have my points
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on June 09, 2016, 05:00:35 PM
I recently downgraded my biz plat to a biz green (this is my only open mr earning card ) and I still have my points
As per this post above, there are two versions. You just have the mr earning one.
Apparently not all of them.

http://milesperday.com/2016/06/beware-downgrading-non-mr-amex-business-green-card/
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 09, 2016, 06:19:13 PM
Now you post this.  >:(
Maybe you can do something to get the point reinstated?  Reverse the downgrade? beg?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 09, 2016, 06:40:41 PM
Maybe you can do something to get the point reinstated?  Reverse the downgrade? beg?
I will be buying all new appliances at Homedepot. She made they available for GC redemption but couldn't put them in my account since I didn't have a MR earning card.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 09, 2016, 06:41:05 PM
I'm not the author.

Sorry for your loss.
NP and no one died.  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: cholent on June 09, 2016, 07:21:48 PM
I will be buying all new appliances at Homedepot. She made they available for GC redemption but couldn't put them in my account since I didn't have a MR earning card.
So why not convert the card back into a mr earning card at that time? If she was anyway willing to make them available in some form at that time...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: A3 on June 09, 2016, 07:27:39 PM
So why not convert the card back into a mr earning card at that time? If she was anyway willing to make them available in some form at that time...
He thought she was being nice,
Part of mistakes we make...
I think now it's a done deal. No turning back.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 09, 2016, 08:41:38 PM
So with the fix it's not too bad.
And we all learned from it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on June 10, 2016, 12:28:09 AM
He thought she was being nice,
Part of mistakes we make...
I think now it's a done deal. No turning back.
+1
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on July 13, 2016, 11:46:00 PM


I need to extend the expiration of my Flying Blue miles. I was wondering if flying from USA to Canada on a Delta flight operated by WestJet would allow me to earn Flying Blue miles. I chose the Delta flight number when purchasing from Priceline and my credit card was charged by Delta. Furthermore, the confirmation number can be looked up on Delta.com. Delta is a member of SkyTeam, but WestJet is not.



Wont help. Westjet and flying blue aren't mileage partners

Flew to Canada for no other reason than to extend the expiration of my miles, and failed to accomplish that goal. The response of the quoted DDFer was accurate but I had already flown between the time I asked and the time s/he responded.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: eliraps on July 14, 2016, 03:09:54 AM
The response of the quoted DDFer was accurate but I had already flown between the time I asked and the time s/he responded.
Go Hobo!
Did you find another way to extend the miles?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lubaby on July 14, 2016, 08:22:21 AM
Flew to Canada for no other reason than to extend the expiration of my miles, and failed to accomplish that goal. The response of the quoted DDFer was accurate but I had already flown between the time I asked and the time s/he responded.
Seriously? How much did that failed attempt cost you?

For any future mileage expiration extension needs, check if the airline has an online shopping portal (Flying Blue does, as do most of the major airlines) and just order anything from one of the linked stores. You should be able to find something for under $5 shipped..

Go now and sign into all your accounts and make a spreadsheet with all the expiration data listed (or use AwardWallet which can pull that data automatically) and do this shopping "trick" for any accounts that are within 3 months of expiring.



You're welcome!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: a mirrer on July 14, 2016, 09:39:34 AM
Seriously? How much did that failed attempt cost you?

For any future mileage expiration extension needs, check if the airline has an online shopping portal (Flying Blue does, as do most of the major airlines) and just order anything from one of the linked stores. You should be able to find something for under $5 shipped..

Go now and sign into all your accounts and make a spreadsheet with all the expiration data listed (or use AwardWallet which can pull that data automatically) and do this shopping "trick" for any accounts that are within 3 months of expiring.



You're welcome!
but flying blue requires a flight to prevent the miles from expiring not just any activity
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on July 14, 2016, 08:54:52 PM
Seriously? How much did that failed attempt cost you?

For any future mileage expiration extension needs, check if the airline has an online shopping portal (Flying Blue does, as do most of the major airlines) and just order anything from one of the linked stores. You should be able to find something for under $5 shipped..

Go now and sign into all your accounts and make a spreadsheet with all the expiration data listed (or use AwardWallet which can pull that data automatically) and do this shopping "trick" for any accounts that are within 3 months of expiring.



You're welcome!
Seriously. $67.85 to get there. 7500 BA Avios plus about $45 to get back.

Here's how I found the flight: On matrix.itasoftware.com, on the One-way tab, I entered the airports I was willing to depart from in the first box, I pasted the North America airport list from forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45539.0 into the destination box, chose the option to see calendar of lowest fares and entered / alliance skyteam into the routing codes box. I looked for the lowest number on the calendar, then reversed the route and looked for the lowest number on the calendar again, then chose the lowest of the two. The mistake was that I did not repeat the search using O:DL,AM in the advanced routing codes box after seeing that Delta and AeroMexico service the area. That would have limited my search to flights operated by SkyTeam member airlines.

I wish extending the expiration was as easy as transferring some more miles from Chase or Citi, shopping through a portal, or ordering a magazine, but for Flying Blue, you have to fly.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srulky on July 24, 2016, 12:22:38 PM
Worst mistake ever. Was waiting for my 70k SPG points from 2x 35K signup bonuses. till i realized that the SPG cards I had gotten last year were not business cards as I had remembered. so ended up with nothing due to the once per card bonus :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: beeweegee on July 24, 2016, 01:33:07 PM
Worst mistake ever. Was waiting for my 70k SPG points from 2x 35K signup bonuses. till i realized that the SPG cards I had gotten last year were not business cards as I had remembered. so ended up with nothing due to the once per card bonus :( :( :( :(
Ouch  :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yochiek93 on August 01, 2016, 05:04:00 PM
Forgot about my First Tennessee bank and just received a letter that my account is in the negative
I hope to call and get it reversed and shut down
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on August 05, 2016, 01:44:38 PM
Borrowed a Galaxy with only hours left to the Amex offer and well over 5 Amex cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on August 08, 2016, 02:52:01 PM
Went to Carters shopped for $75 then realized I only had one card on me...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on August 16, 2016, 02:50:23 PM
Signed up for a few inks through a referral link, then downgraded the original card the link came from to an ink cash before receiving the bonuses. Now the bonuses aren't posting automatically.

It's gonna be an uncomfortable call, when they ask for the info of the people that signed up, and remark on the remarkable similarity between our names (and SSNs).
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shulem92 on August 16, 2016, 02:52:14 PM
Signed up for a few inks through a referral link, then downgraded the original card the link came from to an ink cash before receiving the bonuses. Now the bonuses aren't posting automatically.

It's gonna be an uncomfortable call, when they ask for the info of the people that signed up, and remark on the remarkable similarity between our names (and SSNs).
Can't do each one separate call?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on August 16, 2016, 02:53:28 PM
Can't do each one separate call?
Two of them were someone else, but the one I did for myself is gonna be  problematic if they notice.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Shauly101 on August 16, 2016, 03:07:09 PM
Two of them were someone else, but the one I did for myself is gonna be  problematic if they notice.
why the downgrade? to get the bonus??
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on August 16, 2016, 03:09:49 PM
why the downgrade? to get the bonus??
To avoid AF until I hit 25k 5x.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: thaber on September 04, 2016, 02:10:46 AM
misremembered my approval date with AMEX, and closed my plat 3 days late. -$75
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 04, 2016, 07:29:46 AM
Forgot to lower CA on citi premier card.
Funded TD account and got charged CA fees. 
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on November 16, 2016, 10:42:18 PM
Just logged onto my Southwest account and saw that my 16k miles expired because I didn't earn in the last 24 months (they expired a week ago and I'm taking a paid flight in a week). I thought it was any activity not just accrual.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shulem92 on November 16, 2016, 10:45:13 PM
Just logged onto my Southwest account and saw that my 16k miles expired because I didn't earn in the last 24 months (they expired a week ago and I'm taking a paid flight in a week). I thought it was any activity not just accrual.
Go to the rental receipt thread...the game isn't over yet
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ludmila on November 19, 2016, 03:01:48 PM
Just logged onto my Southwest account and saw that my 16k miles expired because I didn't earn in the last 24 months (they expired a week ago and I'm taking a paid flight in a week). I thought it was any activity not just accrual.

I use the rapid rewards shopping portal a few times a year , it has kept my miles alive.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ludmila on November 19, 2016, 03:03:36 PM
but flying blue requires a flight to prevent the miles from expiring not just any activity
+1
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shiframeir on November 22, 2016, 11:54:31 PM
tried to redeem 2x point value on flights with my amex platinum (personal) card instead of my Amex Business Platinum...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on November 23, 2016, 07:32:01 AM
FTFY
If you ever have a problem with those guys just let me know. I will take care of them for you.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: aygart on November 23, 2016, 08:58:39 AM
Made a large order from Nordstrom and they canceled one item because it was OOS  >:(
Excuse the ignorance, what were you trying to accomplish that was messed up because they were oos on one item?
https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/seattle/press-releases/2012/brothers-who-defrauded-nordstrom-with-online-reward-scheme-plead-guilty-to-wire-fraud
:P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on November 23, 2016, 09:01:21 AM
https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/seattle/press-releases/2012/brothers-who-defrauded-nordstrom-with-online-reward-scheme-plead-guilty-to-wire-fraud
:P
That's crazy!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 23, 2016, 12:49:51 PM
...but I can and then have the WhatsApp posse after me.  :P
Like!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on December 02, 2016, 02:20:59 AM
Made an order from saveya with the extra 5% off and forgot to change my card at checkout, that was supposed to be $2k towards my CSR
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 02:59:30 AM
1 AN expired.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on December 02, 2016, 04:53:07 AM
1 AN expired.
Which one? May be able to convince them to reinstate for an extra month.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 06:00:14 AM
Which one? May be able to convince them to reinstate for an extra month.
Hyatt
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on December 02, 2016, 06:04:56 AM
Hyatt
I have personally gotten them to extend Hyatt nights although it hadn't expired yet, can't hurt to try though.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 06:06:45 AM
I have personally gotten them to extend Hyatt nights although it hadn't expired yet, can't hurt to try though.
Will try and if it works I will action it off and donate the proceeds to your charity. Do you have a favorite?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on December 02, 2016, 06:09:40 AM
Will try and if it works I will action it off and donate the proceeds to your charity. Do you have a favorite?
No favorite. Let's see how good you are on the phone first .
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 06:13:44 AM
Let's see how good you are on the phone first .
Not really a fair test because I don't really care. All I am going to do is ask and if they say no hang up.  :)
Some have seen my smooth talking live and up front.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Emkay on December 02, 2016, 06:14:44 AM


Not really a fair test because I don't really care.

If you don't care why is it a dumb mistake?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on December 02, 2016, 06:17:15 AM
If you don't care why is it a dumb mistake?
Because it is stupid to let something like that expire. Better to just give it away.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: moisheyb on December 02, 2016, 07:23:25 AM
Because it is stupid to let something like that expire. Better to just give it away.

Hey I'm definitely open if your looking for someone!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ExGingi on December 02, 2016, 07:51:41 AM
but flying blue requires a flight to prevent the miles from expiring not just any activity
Does a redemption count as FB flight activity?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: efflpetzel on December 12, 2016, 07:37:05 PM
Does a redemption count as FB flight activity?
No
Title: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: EJB on December 22, 2016, 07:58:10 AM
Revenue ua flight got cancelled and I asked to be rebooked on AA thinking I'd probably get redeemable miles, forgetting that I was booked on a revenue flight with UA and would have gotten that anyway. I'm not getting any more miles and lost upgrade chances (would have cleared)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MosheD on December 22, 2016, 05:48:53 PM
Was doing 3x PGGM and forgot to cancel a flight.

A- Good thing I switched to B6 where base fares are cheap ($48.10 in this case). Also the add-ons get refunded even >24hrs

B- Got agent to refund as TB :)

So all in all not that bad
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on January 11, 2017, 07:09:34 PM
Oops... MSed $3k over my spending threshold...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on January 11, 2017, 10:47:36 PM
Paid a credit card from the wrong bank. $35 overdraft fee. Hopefully can get it waived
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on January 11, 2017, 10:52:36 PM
Paid a credit card from the wrong bank. $35 overdraft fee. Hopefully can get it waived
That means the bank paid even though you did not have the money in the account. It could have been worse if they decided not to pay, in which case you would also have a declined payment fee and possibly a late fee from the credit card.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ben89 on January 11, 2017, 11:49:26 PM
Paid a credit card from the wrong bank. $35 overdraft fee. Hopefully can get it waived
which game were you playing?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on January 11, 2017, 11:53:49 PM
which game were you playing?

was waiting for that to get asked  :P

but then i thought. if i had one bank account and one credit card no way this would happen.

tldr: the ms game

That means the bank paid even though you did not have the money in the account. It could have been worse if they decided not to pay, in which case you would also have a declined payment fee and possibly a late fee from the credit card.

yea and considering how much it was kind of glad. +im not sure amex would have been thrilled with the declined payment (although it was on a very established account) also glad i had mint send me an alert or it may have taken me a couple days to notice to replace the funds.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: a mirrer on January 12, 2017, 05:43:37 AM
Revenue ua flight got cancelled and I asked to be rebooked on AA thinking I'd probably get redeemable miles, forgetting that I was booked on a revenue flight with UA and would have gotten that anyway. I'm not getting any more miles and lost upgrade chances (would have cleared)
you can still claim the miles from UA for the IRROPS flight so you get to double dip
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 23, 2017, 12:10:26 PM
Probably a common mistake, but annoying.
I didn't cancel some things in my S&S in time.
I got the 'last chance' email over the weekend, so I missed it and yesterday was the last day to dump them.   :( :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on January 23, 2017, 12:15:53 PM
Probably a common mistake, but annoying.
I didn't cancel some things in my S&S in time.
I got the 'last chance' email over the weekend, so I missed it and yesterday was the last day to dump them.   :( :-[
BTDT, if you email them they might be able to help.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Mordyk on January 27, 2017, 08:24:56 AM
HELP!!  didnt cancel my delta flight for pggm. Its 3 days later.  Any ideas?
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Post by: mmgfarb on January 27, 2017, 08:27:15 AM
HELP!!  didnt cancel my delta flight for pggm. Its 3 days later.  Any ideas?
Call, ask for a one time exception, pray for the best, HUCA.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on January 27, 2017, 10:16:19 AM
HELP!!  didnt cancel my delta flight for pggm. Its 3 days later.  Any ideas?

Call, ask for a one time exception, pray for the best, HUCA.
+1. I did pggm on Friday afternoon(a couple yrs ago) and forgot until Shabbos. Basically pleaded with them telling them that I forgot b/c I had on my mind since I was engaged and BH  I was able to cancel
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Amusch on January 29, 2017, 11:57:19 PM
Took UberBlack tonight in Nyc. Paid with Visa.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Amusch on January 30, 2017, 01:32:03 PM
Took UberBlack tonight in Nyc. Paid with Visa.

However, the wonderful gracious folks at Uber were willing to forgive the sin of stupidity and give me the $25 credit.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: AROCKS1 on January 30, 2017, 02:02:17 PM
However, the wonderful gracious folks at Uber were willing to forgive the sin of stupidity and give me the $25 credit.
Maskim that this is such an easy mistake to make. BH you got this response though, cause 75% of the time I get some scripted garbage response and a 5$ credit for such issues . Of course I don't let them get away with that though
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Post by: grodnoking on February 09, 2017, 01:17:25 AM
Filling up a shopping cart in Walmart but forgetting the Sam's clubs gift cards.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Take it easy on February 12, 2017, 10:16:11 PM
However, the wonderful gracious folks at Uber were willing to forgive the sin of stupidity and give me the $25 credit.
same and same
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: thaber on February 28, 2017, 12:02:33 AM
hit the wrong flight when booking a united flight on a cancelled ticket, booked with $50 change fee. realized several hours later and called to change the flight, and had to pay $75 same day flight change fee. I tried to get it waived, didn't have the patience for multiple HUCA's.



ETA: Somewhat redeemed, just called back to change another ticket, and got them to waive the change fee.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: srap on March 05, 2017, 02:30:31 PM
I listened to my banker instead of checking on ddf.  :o
I should  have applied for the Freedom Unlimited the same day as the Sapphire Reserve.  What's another $500 credit once I'm already transferring $10k?!  What a waste of a hard pull on a 1BM.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 01:18:13 AM
Did 8k spend requirement first day for daughter and received a FR.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 01:18:53 AM
Did 8k spend requirement first day for daughter and received a FR.
Yep, that'll do it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 01:28:11 AM
Yep, that'll do it.
I know that is why it is a dumb mistake.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 01:29:11 AM
I know that is why it is a dumb mistake.
I hope she passes...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 01:30:19 AM
I hope she passes...
As long as points post she will not even respond. Saves the time to cancel.  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 01:31:37 AM
As long as points post she will not even respond. Saves the time to cancel.  :)
Why not try to pass? You'll have to do it at some point in the future anyway.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 01:32:37 AM
Why not try to pass? You'll have to do it at some point in the future anyway.
It is the business card and don't need it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 01:33:45 AM
It is the business card and don't need it.
Only the business card is under FR?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 01:35:29 AM
Only the business card is under FR?
That is all she has besides AU's. When she applies for the personal it will be no problem but the business is new and has no revenue at this point.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 01:36:26 AM
That is all she has besides AU's. When she applies for the personal it will be no problem but the business is new and has no revenue at this point.
EIN or social?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 01:36:46 AM
SS#
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on March 07, 2017, 01:49:53 AM
As long as points post she will not even respond. Saves the time to cancel.  :)
Points on a new account usually take till next statement to post IINM
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 01:50:28 AM
Points on a new account usually take till next statement to post IINM
This is an SPG not MR.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on March 07, 2017, 01:52:08 AM
This is an SPG not MR.
Ahh 8K spend, shoulda realized
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on March 07, 2017, 04:18:02 PM
When she applies for the personal it will be no problem.
-1

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 05:36:07 PM
-1
What will be the problem?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: BP16 on March 07, 2017, 06:14:18 PM
What will be the problem?
They will ask for the form
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 07:19:38 PM
They will ask for the form
Like I said that will not be a problem for personal income.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shulem92 on March 07, 2017, 07:33:33 PM
Like I said that will not be a problem for personal income.
And for business? Just say its a new business...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: aygart on March 07, 2017, 07:53:50 PM
Wow is this going to be where JTZ gets moved out of JS?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chinagel on March 07, 2017, 07:55:24 PM
Wow is this going to be where JTZ gets moved out of JS?
;D ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 07:58:29 PM
Wow is this going to be where JTZ gets moved out of JS?
Not in your lifetime!  :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 07:59:49 PM
Not in your lifetime!  :P
You'd better be careful, you're creeping up on your 2,000 post expiration date.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 08:00:39 PM
You'd better be careful, you're creeping up on your 2,000 post expiration date.
:'(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 08:01:24 PM
:'(
It can be extended upon request, might take a few HUCA's.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David Smith on March 07, 2017, 08:09:54 PM
Like I said that will not be a problem for personal income.
They asked for business returns?
They usually ask for personal returns, especially on a SP.

It's much more of a hassle to get approved when you have to send in forms first than it is to pass an FR. Initial approval can take months with a lot of chasing them.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: JTZ on March 07, 2017, 08:15:53 PM
They asked for business returns?
They usually ask for personal returns, especially on a SP.

It's much more of a hassle to get approved when you have to send in forms first than it is to pass an FR. Initial approval can take months with a lot of chasing them.
Never answered the call so not sure what they want.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 07, 2017, 09:45:42 PM
Never answered the call so not sure what they want.
Most likely personal returns, even if they ask for biz, you can say it's a SP and you don't file separately for it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on March 07, 2017, 09:57:46 PM
It's much more of a hassle to get approved when you have to send in forms first than it is to pass an FR. Initial approval can take months with a lot of chasing them.
+10000000
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: cholent on May 08, 2017, 02:16:22 AM
Thinking ink 5x rewards reset annually vs on anniversary date. Only realized about 15k in
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Post by: mmgfarb on May 08, 2017, 02:16:45 AM
Thinking ink 5x rewards reset annually vs on anniversary date. Only realized about 15k in
Ouch
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: cholent on May 08, 2017, 02:17:33 AM
Ouch

On the bright side, I was planning on spending 100k tonight. It could have been worse!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: real-brisker on May 30, 2017, 09:42:13 AM
Hyatt account closed with points due to inactivity). They didn't send any warning mail or email. Anything what to do?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: dpk4588 on May 30, 2017, 10:14:01 AM
I have the Hulu AMEX Offer saved on 10 cards, I forgot to change the payment method to one of those before I was billed this month :(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on May 30, 2017, 11:20:16 AM
I have the Hulu AMEX Offer saved on 10 cards, I forgot to change the payment method to one of those before I was billed this month :(

try calling or emailing? they may change it for you
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ganizzy on July 12, 2017, 02:38:05 AM
Included the annual fee in the cheshbon of 4k spend for the chase sapphire reserve.
Was $110 short.  Didn't realize till the next billing cycle (120 days later) called twice,  nothing doing (they sent to escalations who refused each time)
I tweeted,  this time they said policy would allow for an extra 25 days but I had missed that so too bad.
Anything to do?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ExGingi on July 12, 2017, 08:49:03 AM
Included the annual fee in the cheshbon of 4k spend for the chase sapphire reserve.
Was $110 short.  Didn't realize till the next billing cycle (120 days later) called twice,  nothing doing (they sent to escalations who refused each time)
I tweeted,  this time they said policy would allow for an extra 25 days but I had missed that so too bad.
Anything to do?
Ouch!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on July 12, 2017, 11:07:49 AM
Probably a common mistake, but annoying.
I didn't cancel some things in my S&S in time.
I got the 'last chance' email over the weekend, so I missed it and yesterday was the last day to dump them.   :( :-[
You can go to the actual order and cancel it from there if it's still in "not yet shipped" status
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on July 12, 2017, 11:09:03 AM
Took UberBlack tonight in Nyc. Paid with Visa.
Not hard to request a change in payment method
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on July 12, 2017, 11:19:06 AM
You can go to the actual order and cancel it from there if it's still in "not yet shipped" status
+1, or even chat and explain what happened.
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Post by: Essen est zich on July 12, 2017, 11:22:11 AM
+1, or even chat and explain what happened.
Had 1 item on s&s and forgot about it. Called and told me it was too late to cancel once it shipped but they refunded me the amount and let me keep the item.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: etech0 on July 12, 2017, 11:23:55 AM
Had 1 item on s&s and forgot about it. Called and told me it was too late to cancel once it shipped but they refunded me the amount and let me keep the item.
same here
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Post by: yitrap on August 11, 2017, 04:12:13 PM
Forgot that metabank doesn't work in .... Now i need to spend the slower way
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Post by: farmbochur on August 11, 2017, 04:32:42 PM
Forgot that metabank doesn't work in .... Now i need to spend the slower way
No grocery stores or Walmarts near you?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on August 11, 2017, 04:33:45 PM
No grocery stores or Walmarts near you?
That's the slower way
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Post by: farmbochur on August 11, 2017, 04:36:35 PM
Hey, at least the fees are 56% lower
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on August 11, 2017, 04:38:28 PM
Hey, at least the fees are 56% lower
My time is worth more
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on August 11, 2017, 04:40:15 PM
Nah, just gotta scale up the metabanks so it's worth the schlep
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yitrap on August 11, 2017, 04:50:49 PM
Nah, just gotta scale up the metabanks so it's worth the schlep
Not when Walmart can't handle more then 4 cards per transaction...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on August 11, 2017, 04:52:47 PM
Not when Walmart can't handle more then 4 cards per transaction...
Multiple transactions?
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Post by: yitrap on August 11, 2017, 04:53:41 PM
Multiple transactions?
Employees freak out and I waste my time arguing.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on August 11, 2017, 04:55:36 PM
Yeah, I usually just to do just 1, occasionally 2, and just once I did 3.
It's also not uncommon at my local store to get denied altogether.
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Post by: keemster26 on August 11, 2017, 07:47:59 PM
Forgot that metabank doesn't work in ....
?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ben89 on August 13, 2017, 09:57:42 AM
Not when Walmart can't handle more then 4 cards per transaction...
your lucky that they could handle even that. Most I go to only let 1 per transaction
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 24, 2017, 04:05:56 PM
Sat this one out and some are getting massive amounts of deliveries today.
Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on August 24, 2017, 04:23:55 PM
Sat this one out and some are getting massive amounts of deliveries today.
Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
Me too
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yuds70 on August 24, 2017, 04:27:18 PM
Sat this one out and some are getting massive amounts of deliveries today.
Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
+1 all is HP
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: SearchGuy on August 24, 2017, 04:30:33 PM
Sat this one out and some are getting massive amounts of deliveries today.
Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
Yeah that's more of a "smart" mistake we make.... :(
I leave tears when my eyes glance at that thread
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 24, 2017, 04:33:59 PM
Yeah that's more of a "smart" mistake we make.... :(
I leave tears when my eyes glance at that thread
I feel sorry for the next mistake that is posted!  :)
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Post by: hide4 on August 24, 2017, 04:39:06 PM
I feel sorry for the next mistake that is posted!  :)
???
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: keemster26 on August 25, 2017, 09:50:30 AM
Sat this one out and some are getting massive amounts of deliveries today.
Get $200+ of Skylanders Toys for less than $10 at Toys R’ Us!
I ordered. Everything was canceled. So it was a hit or miss
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lubaby on August 28, 2017, 05:11:42 PM
I ordered. Everything was canceled. So it was a hit or miss
Doesn't mean you didn't / won't receive any merchandise.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ludmila on August 28, 2017, 10:23:52 PM
your lucky that they could handle even that. Most I go to only let 1 per transaction
The WMT near me lets me do up to $3000 a day, not bad, I would not do more anyway.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 19, 2017, 11:33:49 AM
I just had a big scare!  I thought that I forgot to cancel a ticket within 24 hours.
It would have been $440 down the drain - or just the $300 or so cancellation fee.
Whew!! I had cancelled it.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on October 19, 2017, 11:46:54 AM
I just had a big scare!  I thought that I forgot to cancel a ticket within 24 hours.
It would have been $440 down the drain - or just the $300 or so cancellation fee.
Whew!! I had cancelled it.
Should make a new thread for dumb mistakes we almost made..
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yelped on October 19, 2017, 01:14:45 PM
I just had a big scare!  I thought that I forgot to cancel a ticket within 24 hours.
It would have been $440 down the drain - or just the $300 or so cancellation fee.
Whew!! I had cancelled it.
Jetblue?  ;)

Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 19, 2017, 05:11:56 PM
Jetblue?  ;)
You know it!  ;D
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ExGingi on October 29, 2017, 02:57:10 AM
Called Marriott for redemption from DW's account.

When rep said that the account is marked as Female, I just retorted, oh that's a mistake (could have said as in the past that it is DW's account and I'm calling for her - they would either let it happen or I would need to HUCA - but it was too close to Shabbos to deal with that). Now they want me to send a copy of ID.

Am I better off:
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: as2 on October 29, 2017, 03:04:20 AM
Called Marriott for redemption from DW's account.

When rep said that the account is marked as Female, I just retorted, oh that's a mistake (could have said as in the past that it is DW's account and I'm calling for her - they would either let it happen or I would need to HUCA - but it was too close to Shabbos to deal with that). Now they want me to send a copy of ID.

Am I better off:
  • fessing up saying what actually happened, providing DW's ID and proof that we're married (was trying to transfer from her account to mine);
  • Photoshop;
  • Attempting to transfer from her Marriott account back to SPG account, and then do SPG to SPG transfer (if I need to, as I'm not sure I can take advantage of United promo before United chart devaluation at this point, taking account all needed transfers)?
Who are they to say you are not female? And simply judging by a voice no less? Threaten a lawsuit.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ExGingi on October 29, 2017, 07:47:42 AM
Who are they to say you are not female? And simply judging by a voice no less? Threaten a lawsuit.
They are not judging by voice. They aren't judging at all at this point. They are just asking for ID based on the fact that profile said female and I said it was a mistake.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: moisheyb on October 29, 2017, 08:27:38 AM
They are not judging by voice. They aren't judging at all at this point. They are just asking for ID based on the fact that profile said female and I said it was a mistake.

Send in ID and say you don't identify as a female anymore.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ExGingi on October 29, 2017, 08:52:03 AM
Send in ID and say you don't identify as a female anymore.
Is that better than fessing up? After all not buying or selling anything, it's all staying within the family.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: moisheyb on October 29, 2017, 09:16:04 AM
Is that better than fessing up? After all not buying or selling anything, it's all staying within the family.
Idk  Just another option.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: as2 on October 29, 2017, 09:17:22 AM
They are not judging by voice. They aren't judging at all at this point. They are just asking for ID based on the fact that profile said female and I said it was a mistake.
So just send her ID, no? This doesn't seem so complicated to me.
They called, and think they're talking to Sara/Chaya/Mushka/Francine/Whoever, so send ID to prove it. Done.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on November 26, 2017, 05:55:38 PM
note to self: before schlepping out to MS at OD/OM, make sure the store isn't permanently closed
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 26, 2017, 08:29:33 PM
note to self: before schlepping out to MS at OD/OM, make sure the store isn't permanently closed
Add Staples to the list.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on November 26, 2017, 08:55:56 PM
Add Staples to the list.
My local Staples is very accommodating to my "unique needs" and I wish them much success.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 26, 2017, 10:00:40 PM
My local Staples is very accommodating to my "unique needs" and I wish them much success.
So was mine and they are closing next week.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on November 26, 2017, 10:08:43 PM
So was mine and they are closing next week.
אוי מה היה לנו
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: as2 on November 26, 2017, 11:03:42 PM
So was mine and they are closing next week.
Does it have anything to do with what you do there?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on November 26, 2017, 11:59:49 PM
So was mine and they are closing next week.

the vegas or chicago one?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 27, 2017, 08:45:53 AM
Does it have anything to do with what you do there?
You mean record sales?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: as2 on November 27, 2017, 08:47:31 AM
You mean record sales?
Guess not then
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on November 27, 2017, 09:09:27 AM
You mean record sales?
OfficeMax cashier told me last week that GC sales don't count towards the store revenues for bonus calculation and that they make no profit on the sales.

Perhaps a case of dnropr, but doesn't sound unreasonable to me.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 03, 2017, 05:42:53 PM
Just found 9 Hertz free rental day certificates that expire 9/30/17.  :-[
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: gingyguy on December 03, 2017, 10:29:27 PM
Just found 9 Hertz free rental day certificates that expire 9/30/17.  :-[
are these expirations hard coded or a nice manager can over ride that? or customer service can issue a replacement as a "one time courtesy"?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ludmila on December 04, 2017, 12:44:12 AM
Just found 9 Hertz free rental day certificates that expire 9/30/17.  :-[
I'll buy them :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 04, 2017, 08:58:10 AM
are these expirations hard coded or a nice manager can over ride that? or customer service can issue a replacement as a "one time courtesy"?
I'll buy them :)
Not as bad as it sounds. I should be able to get more.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on December 08, 2017, 10:58:36 AM
What about dumb mistakes cashier's make when playibg this game....dont push cash for a cc purchase of a gc with a split payment
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 08, 2017, 11:27:10 AM
note to self: before schlepping out to MS at OD/OM, make sure the store isn't permanently closed
Happened to me ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 08, 2017, 11:49:49 AM
What about dumb mistakes cashier's make when playibg this game....dont push cash for a cc purchase of a gc with a split payment
You mean when a do a BP at the register says to give me back $500?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on December 08, 2017, 01:54:01 PM
Happened to me ;)
In may case it was never a store to begin with. Google maps sent me over to their corporate office. I never thought to check the store locator on their site before driving a few miles.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yuneeq on December 08, 2017, 02:08:48 PM
I booked Sheraton Tel Aviv for 2 nights - 28k SPG and completely forgot about it and wasn't emailed any confirmations before my stay. I ended up staying the Ritz.

The hotel charged me $280 and says they could only waive the $280 fee if they redeposit the points.
Is it possible to get everything back? Any tips?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 08, 2017, 02:30:29 PM
The hotel charged me $280 and says they could only waive the $280 fee if they redeposit the points.
Is it possible to get everything back?
I’m I the only one misunderstanding your question?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yuneeq on December 08, 2017, 03:52:39 PM
I’m I the only one misunderstanding your question?

I was charged $280 for missing my hotel stay (booked with points). 
Any chance I get it back?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 08, 2017, 03:58:48 PM
I was charged $280 for missing my hotel stay (booked with points). 
Any chance I get it back?
What happen to the points?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: hide4 on December 09, 2017, 01:08:13 PM
I booked Sheraton Tel Aviv for 2 nights - 28k SPG and completely forgot about it and wasn't emailed any confirmations before my stay. I ended up staying the Ritz.

The hotel charged me $280 and says they could only waive the $280 fee if they redeposit the points.
Is it possible to get everything back? Any tips?
See if they'll rebook you for a different night. Then cancel... Alot easier to get a hotel to rebook a missed stay for free than actually waiving the no show free ime.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: hide4 on December 09, 2017, 01:22:02 PM
What happen to the points?
Seems like they refunded the points. And they offered to waive the $280 charge if they get to keep the points.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yuneeq on December 09, 2017, 06:36:26 PM
What happen to the points?

 
They gave them back to me
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yuneeq on December 09, 2017, 06:36:59 PM
See if they'll rebook you for a different night. Then cancel... Alot easier to get a hotel to rebook a missed stay for free than actually waiving the no show free ime.

That’s a brilliant idea, I’m gonna try that and report back.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on December 09, 2017, 07:56:51 PM
You mean when a do a BP at the register says to give me back $500?

Not a BP but same concept
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ExGingi on January 04, 2018, 04:55:37 PM
Not really playing much of a game, but forgot to take my EZ-Pass along with me in a rented car. Expecting a bill with service charges on NYS cashless tolls from Enterprise.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: as2 on January 04, 2018, 04:58:00 PM
Not really playing much of a game, but forgot to take my EZ-Pass along with me in a rented car. Expecting a bill with service charges on NYS cashless tolls from Enterprise.
Took my I-pass with me in the rental car, and still got a couple charges from Hertz.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 04, 2018, 05:54:00 PM
Forgot about it till the last minute, and purchased $550 worth of $50 delta gift cards on Dec 31. All the charges posted on the 1st.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: beeweegee on January 04, 2018, 07:33:36 PM
Not really playing much of a game, but forgot to take my EZ-Pass along with me in a rented car. Expecting a bill with service charges on NYS cashless tolls from Enterprise.
Had the same a couple years back. Got them to waive the additoonal fees.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sag95 on January 04, 2018, 07:34:21 PM
By mistake booked my flights with my plat that had it's 50% benefit end a few days before, and not on the plat that still has it for a few more months.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: hide4 on January 04, 2018, 07:36:16 PM
By mistake booked my flights with my plat that had it's 50% benefit end a few days before, and not on the plat that still has it for a few more months.
Don't understand the story exactly. But you may be able to get them to give you back the 50%. Are the 2 plats under the same mr account?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sag95 on January 04, 2018, 07:38:37 PM
Don't understand the story exactly. But you may be able to get them to give you back the 50%. Are the 2 plats under the same mr account?
No. Booked with DW's plat thinking it had until the end of December, but it really ended in mid December. My plat on the other hand has a few more months.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on January 04, 2018, 09:17:14 PM
Forgot about it till the last minute, and purchased $550 worth of $50 delta gift cards on Dec 31. All the charges posted on the 1st.
You sure that doesn't count for 2017? Aren't there mixed DP's?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on January 07, 2018, 02:00:04 AM
OfficeMax cashier told me last week that GC sales don't count towards the store revenues for bonus calculation and that they make no profit on the sales.

Perhaps a case of dnropr, but doesn't sound unreasonable to me.
Yet they still pay out up to $16 a year in rewards. https://www.officedepot.com/a/content/loyalty/rewardsfaq/?cm_sp=my-rewards-_-rewards-page-_-faq&cm_sp=marketing-_-faqs__my-rewards-faqs-_-#faq5
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: VLK on January 07, 2018, 06:01:34 PM
Forgot about it till the last minute, and purchased $550 worth of $50 delta gift cards on Dec 31. All the charges posted on the 1st.
Did the same thing. Used the online chat to talk to them and told them it was made on the 31st they said it would be counted towards 2017 and not 2018
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 07, 2018, 06:02:00 PM
Did the same thing. Used the online chat to talk to them and told them it was made on the 31st they said it would be counted towards 2017 and not 2018
Ty. Will try that
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on January 08, 2018, 02:50:06 PM
Paid a CC bill 5k instead of another one, had to quickly MS 5k to pay the other.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ludmila on January 09, 2018, 02:35:41 AM
Paid a CC bill 5k instead of another one, had to quickly MS 5k to pay the other.
Did this a while back.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: username on March 10, 2018, 11:40:02 PM
Linked my CC to BP Gas rewards, and ended up paying with miles for my gas!

The prompts on the tiny screen at the gas pumps are very unintelligible.

BEWARE!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 15, 2018, 09:08:32 AM
Paid my Discover early up until $1.99, then a $50 referral bonus posted.
Could have been worse.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: 12HRS on March 15, 2018, 02:40:46 PM
Paid my Discover early up until $1.99, then a $50 referral bonus posted.
Could have been worse.

reading this post  :P
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shapsam on March 18, 2018, 12:10:21 AM
Paid my Discover early up until $1.99, then a $50 referral bonus posted.
Could have been worse.
BTW it works up to $2.99
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 18, 2018, 12:11:31 AM
BTW it works up to $2.99
With Discover? I thought they were only $1.99?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sharabob on March 18, 2018, 12:35:43 AM
With Discover? I thought they were only $1.99?
What are you talking about?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 18, 2018, 12:42:01 AM
What are you talking about?
They credit you back if you close your statement with a low amount.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shapsam on March 18, 2018, 10:07:57 AM
With Discover? I thought they were only $1.99?
I had above $2.00 last statement and it was credited.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: as2 on March 18, 2018, 12:00:01 PM
I had above $2.00 last statement and it was credited.
It was discussed in the credit score thread. I believe it was $2.99
ETA: I believe the below post was was somewhat related, but I remember seeing more on it. @PillanSmye should be able to clarify.

You want a SINGLE card to be reporting a $2 balance on your credit reports at all times.  Doesn't matter if it is the same card every month.

You do NOT want to use a Chase card, because when you PIF Chase they will force a mid-cycle update to the CRA's (one of Chase's most awesome features IMO, just doesn't help for the FICO geeking method).

You do NOT want to use a Disco card and leave $3, because then you are giving up the $24 Disco pays you every year to have their card.  Always leave $2 on your Disco card before the statement cuts, so Disco will write it off and report a $0 balance.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shiframeir on March 18, 2018, 05:45:08 PM
cancelled my citi prestige card by secure message before taking out over 7k points. now i gotta try to fight to get them transferred to another account...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 18, 2018, 05:46:37 PM
cancelled my citi prestige card by secure message before taking out over 7k points. now i gotta try to fight to get them transferred to another account...
Why not just reopen the card?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Abey on March 20, 2018, 06:17:30 PM
So here’s a story about a dumb mistake I made. Has a happy ending though .
So , my first cc was a FU, of course since it’s billed as a cashback card I made the mistake that probably a lot of noobs make...I redeemed 32k for cash back anyway life moved on and I discovered ddf of course I was very disappointed for being duped like that....
Anyway last week I decided on a whim to call up chase: can I pretty please have those points back ?
I got a good rep , with a bad English and asked nicely that I want those points for travel , can she reverse the transaction?
She had a few questions for me a. When am I gonna use the points if she gives it back b. On which airline c. Do I also want her to transfer the points from csp to the fu or do I have enough for my ticket 🤨🤨(I told her no, thank you very much)
Anyway she said she’s sending the request to support and I should expect an answer in 10-14 days... she was very nice and apologizing the whole time, and had no clue about ur
I waited with bated breath , and yesterday finally I saw YES they were back!!! (They did debit my acct for $320)
So cheers 🥂 here’s to 32k ur !!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: mmgfarb on March 20, 2018, 06:31:45 PM
So here’s a story about a dumb mistake I made. Has a happy ending though .
So , my first cc was a FU, of course since it’s billed as a cashback card I made the mistake that probably a lot of noobs make...I redeemed 32k for cash back anyway life moved on and I discovered ddf of course I was very disappointed for being duped like that....
Anyway last week I decided on a whim to call up chase: can I pretty please have those points back ?
I got a good rep , with a bad English and asked nicely that I want those points for travel , can she reverse the transaction?
She had a few questions for me a. When am I gonna use the points if she gives it back b. On which airline c. Do I also want her to transfer the points from csp to the fu or do I have enough for my ticket 🤨🤨(I told her no, thank you very much)
Anyway she said she’s sending the request to support and I should expect an answer in 10-14 days... she was very nice and apologizing the whole time, and had no clue about ur
I waited with bated breath , and yesterday finally I saw YES they were back!!! (They did debit my acct for $320)
So cheers 🥂 here’s to 32k ur !!!
Congrats, well done.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: sky121 on March 20, 2018, 07:16:03 PM
So here’s a story about a dumb mistake I made. Has a happy ending though .
So , my first cc was a FU, of course since it’s billed as a cashback card I made the mistake that probably a lot of noobs make...I redeemed 32k for cash back anyway life moved on and I discovered ddf of course I was very disappointed for being duped like that....
Anyway last week I decided on a whim to call up chase: can I pretty please have those points back ?
I got a good rep , with a bad English and asked nicely that I want those points for travel , can she reverse the transaction?
She had a few questions for me a. When am I gonna use the points if she gives it back b. On which airline c. Do I also want her to transfer the points from csp to the fu or do I have enough for my ticket 🤨🤨(I told her no, thank you very much)
Anyway she said she’s sending the request to support and I should expect an answer in 10-14 days... she was very nice and apologizing the whole time, and had no clue about ur
I waited with bated breath , and yesterday finally I saw YES they were back!!! (They did debit my acct for $320)
So cheers 🥂 here’s to 32k ur !!!
That's actually slightly surprising that they did that for you IMO. Congrats.
Title: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Abey on March 20, 2018, 09:32:01 PM
That's actually slightly surprising that they did that for you IMO. Congrats.
probably a new agent or something...bad English
Congrats, well done.
Thanks all and thanks ddf !!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 20, 2018, 09:34:51 PM


So here’s a story about a dumb mistake I made. Has a happy ending though .
So , my first cc was a FU, of course since it’s billed as a cashback card I made the mistake that probably a lot of noobs make...I redeemed 32k for cash back anyway life moved on and I discovered ddf of course I was very disappointed for being duped like that....
Anyway last week I decided on a whim to call up chase: can I pretty please have those points back ?
I got a good rep , with a bad English and asked nicely that I want those points for travel , can she reverse the transaction?
She had a few questions for me a. When am I gonna use the points if she gives it back b. On which airline c. Do I also want her to transfer the points from csp to the fu or do I have enough for my ticket 🤨🤨(I told her no, thank you very much)
Anyway she said she’s sending the request to support and I should expect an answer in 10-14 days... she was very nice and apologizing the whole time, and had no clue about ur
I waited with bated breath , and yesterday finally I saw YES they were back!!! (They did debit my acct for $320)
So cheers 🥂 here’s to 32k ur !!!
nice!!!
How long ago did you redeem them for cash back?
My father has redeemed hundreds of UR as cash back....
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shiframeir on March 20, 2018, 11:22:09 PM
Why not just reopen the card?
Actually i just called and they let me transfer to my spouse card (can use for 90 days). bh
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ben89 on March 21, 2018, 12:04:02 AM
My father has redeemed hundreds of UR as cash back....
why?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 21, 2018, 12:05:25 AM
why?
Because he doesn't know better (I just transferred his remaining UR to my mother's CSR that I'm handling before he can do more damage )
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Abey on March 21, 2018, 12:21:18 AM
nice!!!
How long ago did you redeem them for cash back?
My father has redeemed hundreds of UR as cash back....
I think about 8 months
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: LoLo on March 21, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on March 26, 2018, 12:26:14 PM
Booked a large ticket with the wrong airline selected with Amex.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on March 26, 2018, 12:27:06 PM
Booked a large ticket with the wrong airline selected with Amex.  >:(
Chat to change and rebook it
ETA : I see it's an old booking.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yelped on March 26, 2018, 12:27:14 PM
Cancel, change, and rebook?

ETA: Is this the 2/21 ticket?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on March 26, 2018, 12:30:49 PM
Cancel, change, and rebook?

ETA: Is this the 2/21 ticket?
2/9
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on March 26, 2018, 12:36:56 PM
Booked a large ticket with the wrong airline selected with Amex.  >:(
This was booked for someone else. Think they will compensate me?  :)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: coralsnake on March 26, 2018, 12:44:12 PM
Booked a large ticket with the wrong airline selected with Amex.  >:(
Thats what you get for flying in coach
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on March 26, 2018, 12:57:20 PM
Thats what you get for flying in coach
That's what I get for doing 20 bookings at once. That is also why you can stick a fork in me.  ;)
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: David R on May 27, 2018, 07:22:15 PM
Well, I was not really playing a game, but it was still a dumb mistake.

Suffered with no food and rest at CLE after my flight was diverted there because I completely forgot about Citi's Trip Delay Protection.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 19, 2018, 12:09:48 AM
Was making several PP purchases. Somehow one of the 13k purchase came from checking instead of 2.5% CC.  >:(
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: chinagel on June 25, 2018, 04:02:57 PM
just got my wife approved for jetblue card w/o using my referral :-X
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on July 22, 2018, 08:05:55 PM
Used wrong cards (x6) for BB and BB&B Amex offers today. Lesson learned: don't do business on תשעה באב.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: gingyguy on July 22, 2018, 08:15:17 PM
Used wrong cards (x6) for BB and BB&B Amex offers today. Lesson learned: don't do business on תשעה באב.
+1
i would like your post but that would also count as doing business on tisha b'av
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: MeirS on July 22, 2018, 09:50:19 PM
Used wrong cards (x6) for BB and BB&B Amex offers today. Lesson learned: don't do business on תשעה באב.
I thought I saw a link here for a free Fitbit so I clicked on the link and ended up buying it for $2 and change.
Once it shipped I realized that it was only the band.
Same lesson learned.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: farmbochur on July 22, 2018, 09:54:51 PM
+1
i would like your post but that would also count as doing business on tisha b'av
Now can I get a like?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: gingyguy on July 23, 2018, 07:49:06 AM
Now can I get a like?
you have to ask in the halacha thread. its still from doing business on tisha b"av .
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Buruch on November 11, 2018, 07:05:42 AM
I booked a trip to be in Rome for a day to fress some good grub, and just realized it's עשרה בטבת :( o well,  at least the fast ends early and I can have a great after fast meal.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 18, 2018, 01:56:25 AM
Not using UR (CSR) to book excursions. Man have I been throwing money down the drain!!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Dan on November 18, 2018, 02:27:28 AM
Only started recently.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Buruch on November 18, 2018, 04:16:16 AM
Not using UR (CSR) to book excursions. Man have I been throwing money down the drain!!!

Does it cost more to go through UR, or is it same price as everywhere else?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shmielyosef on November 18, 2018, 05:43:20 AM
Does it cost more to go through UR, or is it same price as everywhere else?
They go through expedia now
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shmielyosef on November 18, 2018, 05:45:11 AM
Not using UR (CSR) to book excursions. Man have I been throwing money down the drain!!!
Isnt UR generally more valuable when transferring to partners?
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on November 18, 2018, 06:37:11 AM
Isnt UR generally more valuable when transferring to partners?
When you have unlimited you use them at 1.5 at every opportunity
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: shmielyosef on November 18, 2018, 06:37:56 AM
When you have unlimited you use them at 1.5 at every opportunity
Can't relate
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 18, 2018, 08:41:42 AM
Only started recently.
Thanks, I feel better now.  :)
Does it cost more to go through UR, or is it same price as everywhere else?
It varies. I have seen it both ways.
Isnt UR generally more valuable when transferring to partners?
The only partner more valuable for me is Hyatt. Up to now Hyatt and car rental has been my only use.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: bb1836 on December 02, 2018, 01:24:01 PM
After receiving a $20 bag of chocolates from Amazon, my wife and I were confused as to who ordered this item. After all no one has access to our Prime account and none of us ordered it. Upon further investigation I realized that my 4 yr old son ordered it from Alexa. Reading the history prompts I saw "I want chocolate" (I believe he meant to ask Alexa to play a song about chocolates). Next thing we know there's a package of chocolates at our door.

When I tried to return the item I was met with an error message, and after chatting with amazon I was told that not only is this a non-returnable item just that, but being that it was bought with some of my promotional credit, that is also non-refundable (HUCA did not help). So now I'm stuck with this chocolate (kosher so it'll still be delicious) but a waste of money.

Moral of the story, make sure "Voice Purchasing" is disabled on your Echo Devices!!
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: yelped on December 02, 2018, 01:28:30 PM
Moral of the story. Turn off Alexa!  :P

Not sure what this has to do with playing these games..
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on December 02, 2018, 01:40:45 PM
used the wrong credit card when making a verizon fios payment on someones account...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: tzifanya54 on December 02, 2018, 03:02:31 PM
used the wrong credit card when making a verizon fios payment on someones account...
Verizon will refund that card just call and ask.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: davidrotts63 on December 11, 2018, 05:39:59 PM
transfered 31k to LM for a 31k flight, I forgot that I had 1k in there from testing it right when it was added as an MR partner. I feel like I will always have 1k in the account
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: lunatic on March 03, 2019, 12:02:31 AM
So, I flew with my family home from Florida a couple weeks ago, and I totally forgot to add  myself as my wife's companion (she has sw companion pass). I realized it that morning when checking in everyone for the flight. I tried adding companion this morning and flight was sold out 😫. Quickly checked other options and didn't find anything good. Checked back sw and 1 seat appears, BH. Grabbed  it, bam.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: ludmila on March 03, 2019, 12:06:06 AM
transfered 31k to LM for a 31k flight, I forgot that I had 1k in there from testing it right when it was added as an MR partner. I feel like I will always have 1k in the account
I donated 1 mile to charity last year to extend, now I have an orphan 999 sitting there for good.
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yeki89 on March 03, 2019, 11:11:28 AM
I redeemed millions of Amex in Amex travel credits... But will only get 35%uo to 500k 🤔
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: Yeki89 on March 03, 2019, 11:12:09 AM
I donated 1 mile to charity last year to extend, now I have an orphan 999 sitting there for good.
ask for 1 point curtsy??
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: bb1836 on March 11, 2019, 05:19:27 PM
just realized that I accidentally let my Marriott 7 Night Partial Package Category 1-5 Hotels expire. if you remember this came with the 90,000 SPG points transfer that gave the SW CP and the week at Marriott. it expired a week ago...on hold with them now. anything I can do? anyone experience this?
TIA
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: thaber on March 11, 2019, 05:25:39 PM
just realized that I accidentally let my Marriott 7 Night Partial Package Category 1-5 Hotels expire. if you remember this came with the 90,000 SPG points transfer that gave the SW CP and the week at Marriott. it expired a week ago...on hold with them now. anything I can do? anyone experience this?
TIA
They've renewed it for me in the past
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: bb1836 on March 11, 2019, 05:28:14 PM
They've renewed it for me in the past
they did for me too. but it got renewed before it expired...hence the dumb mistake

ETA: They couldn't do anything for me. doubt HUCA will help...
Title: Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
Post by: thaber on March 11, 2019, 07:24:34 PM
they did for me too. but it got renewed before it expired...hence the dumb mistake

ETA: They couldn't do anything for me. doubt HUCA will help...
They've renewed post expiration for me as well. But that was pre bonvoy
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Post by: bb1836 on March 11, 2019, 08:43:31 PM
They've renewed post expiration for me as well. But that was pre bonvoy
You think that makes a difference?
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Post by: as2 on March 11, 2019, 11:19:25 PM
You think that makes a difference?
ALOL Bonvoy!
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Post by: farmbochur on March 17, 2019, 02:26:26 AM
Only made 13 transactions before the Feb statement closed on my EDP. Missed out on 50% bonus on ~$2k in grocery spend :(
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Post by: chinagel on April 29, 2019, 10:34:19 AM
Putting a Hilton resort room rate on my Ascend card instead of Aspire.
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Post by: tzifanya54 on April 29, 2019, 10:49:05 AM
Putting a Hilton resort room rate on my Ascend card instead of Aspire.
See if property can switch it.
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Post by: chinagel on April 29, 2019, 10:50:48 AM
See if property can switch it.
How? Email? Call?
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Post by: chinagel on April 29, 2019, 11:45:20 AM
See if property can switch it.
5 minute phone call and they switched it. Thanks
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Post by: tzifanya54 on April 29, 2019, 01:43:10 PM
5 minute phone call and they switched it. Thanks
My pleasure. Lots of times its a simple solution.
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Post by: farmbochur on May 30, 2019, 12:06:27 PM
Not sure if this is a dumb mistake or a pet peeve. Staples cancelled my Lowe's GC orders yesterday (both the original online order as well as the subsequent phone order), but the charges are still pending. My available credit is now below $400 so I'm unable to hit up OM for the VGC promo :(
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Post by: tzifanya54 on May 30, 2019, 12:33:18 PM
Not sure if this is a dumb mistake or a pet peeve. Staples cancelled my Lowe's GC orders yesterday (both the original online order as well as the subsequent phone order), but the charges are still pending. My available credit is now below $400 so I'm unable to hit up OM for the VGC promo :(
Time for more cards.
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Post by: farmbochur on May 30, 2019, 01:05:19 PM
Time for more cards.
Already maxed out $25k on my other ink :(
Due to reset at the end of June.
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Post by: David R on May 30, 2019, 03:33:20 PM
Not sure if this is a dumb mistake or a pet peeve. Staples cancelled my Lowe's GC orders yesterday (both the original online order as well as the subsequent phone order), but the charges are still pending. My available credit is now below $400 so I'm unable to hit up OM for the VGC promo :(
You only need to spend $300 for the promo. You can split payment to charge the amount of your available credit to the card you want to use and pay the rest some other way.
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Post by: Shauly101 on July 15, 2019, 04:55:02 PM
having 0.16 discover points, using all for Amazon promo - and now i cant use it anymore!!
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Post by: tzifanya54 on July 15, 2019, 09:52:29 PM
having 0.16 discover points, using all for Amazon promo - and now i cant use it anymore!!
Ha. I had it even worse, I had none and had just redeemed the last few dollars as cash back. Lost out big time!
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Post by: gingyguy on July 15, 2019, 10:05:31 PM
Ha. I had it even worse, I had none and had just redeemed the last few dollars as cash back. Lost out big time!
just did the exact same thing!
baruch hashem my statement closed yesterday so i got more in time for prime day
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Post by: LoLo on July 15, 2019, 11:25:15 PM
Ha. I had it even worse, I had none and had just redeemed the last few dollars as cash back. Lost out big time!
tried calling to see if they can add a little?
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Post by: shiframeir on July 23, 2019, 07:47:55 PM
A few months ago I booked a wonderful romantic getaway for thanksgiving weekend November 20-24 with the mrs, with great air fares (watched for weeks) and a 4 night price matched stay (with Citi prestige concierge for 25% off in addition to the price match 25% off) at the best hotel at the intended location.
Realized today that thanksgiving weekend is nov 28. Now I gotta figure out how to unwind it all :)! 10s of hours of meticulous planning, but never checked the official calendar (hebcal is my go to page :()
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Post by: ckmk47 on July 24, 2019, 12:25:02 AM
A few months ago I booked ....... Now I gotta figure out how to unwind it all :) !
What a disappointment!

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Post by: LoLo on July 24, 2019, 12:27:13 AM
Ouch.
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Post by: gingyguy on July 24, 2019, 08:05:27 AM
(hebcal is my go to page :()
hebcal is enough of a pet peeve! i dont understand why app store doesnt have a good hebrew calendar like google play does
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Post by: grodnoking on July 24, 2019, 09:58:44 AM
hebcal is enough of a pet peeve! i dont understand why app store doesnt have a good hebrew calendar like google play does
All my hebcal dates are on my regular calendar on my phone.
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Post by: yelped on July 24, 2019, 07:36:08 PM
A few months ago I booked a wonderful romantic getaway for thanksgiving weekend November 20-24 with the mrs, with great air fares (watched for weeks) and a 4 night price matched stay (with Citi prestige concierge for 25% off in addition to the price match 25% off) at the best hotel at the intended location.
Realized today that thanksgiving weekend is nov 28. Now I gotta figure out how to unwind it all :)! 10s of hours of meticulous planning, but never checked the official calendar (hebcal is my go to page :()
If I were you I would keep it. All you lose is one day of work, while you gain much less crowds wherever you're going, much better pricing, much less chance of crowded and cancelled flights, with more rebooking options if something goes wrong.

So tell DW you did it on purpose. And then the following week show her all the articles of millions sleeping at the airport when AA cancelled their flights.  ;D
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Post by: shiframeir on July 25, 2019, 12:40:11 AM
If I were you I would keep it. All you lose is one day of work, while you gain much less crowds wherever you're going, much better pricing, much less chance of crowded and cancelled flights, with more rebooking options if something goes wrong.

So tell DW you did it on purpose. And then the following week show her all the articles of millions sleeping at the airport when AA cancelled their flights.  ;D
i would love to, but its not one day (for mrs. especially) we are off thurs friday so lose 2 days extra, plus my work is 24/6 but generally gets quiet bo bayom on thanksgiving so i can enjoy a full day...
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Post by: sams on July 25, 2019, 01:46:24 AM
Being more then 30 days late on cc and it reporting to credit bureau !! Bec my account was restricted and I forgot about bill
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Post by: Zalc on July 31, 2019, 01:36:43 AM
I Booked 2 consecutive flights on JetBlue (Mosaic). I decided take the 2nd one, but forgot to cancel the 1st one. I remembered when my phone notified me that it had just taken off!

I immediately called the Mosaic line feeling really stupid, but they were able to cancel and refund as it was still in their system.
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Post by: chinagel on August 27, 2019, 07:12:04 AM
Booked an AA flight using Avios but forgot to put in the date and just booked for that day. Didn't find out until at the airport 2 weeks later that the flight was 2 weeks before...
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Post by: cholent on August 27, 2019, 07:36:24 AM
I knew for a month that my ac was expiring August 22 but never got around to taking care of it... And then forgot about it until today
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Post by: CountValentine on August 27, 2019, 09:40:43 AM
I knew for a month that my ac was expiring August 22 but never got around to taking care of it... And then forgot about it until today
There is an idea for a new thread.
"Lazy mistakes we make playing these games."
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Post by: yelped on August 27, 2019, 09:52:27 AM
I knew for a month that my ac was expiring August 22 but never got around to taking care of it... And then forgot about it until today
Car rental works for AC?
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Post by: cholent on August 27, 2019, 09:55:56 AM
Car rental works for AC?
I know there are ways to save it and I hope I can get it. Being lazy before is giving me extra work now
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Post by: 12HRS on August 27, 2019, 06:34:26 PM
I knew for a month that my ac was expiring August 22 but never got around to taking care of it... And then forgot about it until today

@mmgfarb don't let this happen to you!
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Post by: mmgfarb on August 27, 2019, 08:06:18 PM
@mmgfarb don't let this happen to you!
Or you!
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Post by: davidrotts63 on August 27, 2019, 09:53:58 PM
@mmgfarb don't let this happen to you!
Or you!
"A cell phone ticket for a AC account"
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Post by: mmgfarb on August 28, 2019, 03:04:20 AM
"A cell phone ticket for a AC account"
Lol
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Post by: sams on August 28, 2019, 04:23:29 AM
Biggest mistake is that we still call this a game
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Post by: farmbochur on September 17, 2019, 02:13:45 PM
DW and I were both targeted for upgrade offers from HH surpass to aspire.

I arbitrarily opted to upgrade my card but not hers, and I've since completed the spend and received the bonus.

Now that the offer has expired, I notice that DW is only a few $k short of $60k spend in 2019 -- meaning that she could've received an extra weekend night upon hitting $60k (whereas I've only spent ~$20k on the card).

Hopefully they'll re-target her before 2019 ends.
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Post by: 12HRS on September 17, 2019, 08:03:12 PM
DW and I were both targeted for upgrade offers from HH surpass to aspire.

I arbitrarily opted to upgrade my card but not hers, and I've since completed the spend and received the bonus.

Now that the offer has expired, I notice that DW is only a few $k short of $60k spend in 2019 -- meaning that she could've received an extra weekend night upon hitting $60k (whereas I've only spent ~$20k on the card).

Hopefully they'll re-target her before 2019 ends.

Multiple DPs of this not working so dont feel so bad. Then again multiple data points of a lot of funny things happening with upgrades so  :-\
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Post by: farmbochur on September 17, 2019, 08:10:52 PM
I assumed the count to $60k would reset upon product changing but the graphic online suggests otherwise
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Post by: 12HRS on September 17, 2019, 08:19:50 PM
I assumed the count to $60k would reset upon product changing but the graphic online suggests otherwise

except if you click through it will tell you you received it already. at least in my case. Either way this one has not been so clear cut so dont feel too bad. Im still trying to nail down the exact science going on here.
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Post by: tzifanya54 on September 17, 2019, 09:28:39 PM
Multiple DPs of this not working so dont feel so bad. Then again multiple data points of a lot of funny things happening with upgrades so  :-\
DP of upgrade points not posting or issues with free night?
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Post by: 12HRS on September 17, 2019, 09:45:09 PM
DP of upgrade points not posting or issues with free night?

Free night cert for spending $60k if you already have the $15k in spend cert on aspire.
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Post by: tzifanya54 on September 17, 2019, 11:53:16 PM
Free night cert for spending $60k if you already have the $15k in spend cert on aspire.
Got it. Thanks.