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Definitely. Just change payment to pay at register on the checkout page.
Thanks, it worked!

The kiosk had a place to enter the coupon. It specifically said you could enter a 5 or 16  digit code, but didn't accept my 16 digit code. When I brought it to the register, the cashier scanned it and it worked. It even stacked nicely with the discount that the items already had, even though the fine print warned that it would not.

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex Offers Discussion Thread
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:42:05 PM »
Uber - Spend $15 or more, get $10 back

EXPIRES
12/10/2018

Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $15+ in one or more transactions with Uber or Uber Eats by 12/10/2018. See terms for exclusions.
The terms say: "Offer valid for transactions with Uber mobile app, Uber Eats, and uber.com."
Is there any way to get Uber to charge my Amex $15 now and add it to my Uber account to use later?

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Staples mailed an in-store only coupon with 16 digits (long enough to assume it is unique for me) for $10 off purchase of $10 or more. Can I use this at the in-store kiosk to buy something that is not stocked at the store?

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I have a room with no lights, only an outlet connected to a light switch.

I want to put in recessed lighting. Thinking of using these:

Designers Fountain EV407941WH27 Modern Easy Up 4 inch 2700K Warm White 91 CRI Integrated Led Recessed Light with J-Box (No Can Needed) - - Amazon.com ($21.17)



Never done this before. Anyone have any tips for me before I start cutting holes and fishing wires?
The pic looks like it has holes for NM cable and the product description does not clarify what other holes are available on the junction box. If it does not have holes for metal cable, it may not be suitable for locations that require metal cable. So if your locale does not allow NM, you should pose this question on Amazon.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Gift Card and gas Promo at Stop & Shop or Giant
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:47:21 AM »
S&S takes debit for MO. Does anyone know if GC work?
They have a sign posted that it's not allowed, but if the cashier does not stop you, it should go through.

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Tech Talk / Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:07:06 PM »
Any recommendations for a laptop repair store/person in Lakewood or Brooklyn. I have a laptop that was working fine but now doesn't turn on. No charging indicator light either when plugged in.
Try another charger before seeking outside help.

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex Offers Discussion Thread
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:34:02 AM »
Are there any cell phone carriers that have not worked for the 10% cell phone bill offer? Does it work for Project Fi?

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Credit Cards / Re: Amex Offers Discussion Thread
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:09:59 AM »
I might not be in a QT region before the offer expires. Can I buy GC in the app?
I installed the app but there is no option there to buy gift cards.

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General Discussion / Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:13:24 AM »
Like in this post?
No, I meant a diagram showing every wire.

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General Discussion / Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:25:20 PM »
If the white is going to be used as a switched wire (hot) it needs to be marked. Most will use black tape.
ETA: White wires are neutral in 110V circuits unless marked otherwise.
I agree. But how do you know that most will use black tape? Maybe most will forget or ignore the requirement; after all, it works just the same without marking it.

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General Discussion / Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:17:53 PM »
I think you read what I wrote wrong.

Can you please link to wiring diagrams where the white (neutral) wire is switched? If you are going to use a white wire as a switched wire you should mark it somehow with like black tape.

This is the part I don't get: "New wiring- I left the white wires where they were on the old switches,"
Why is there white wires on the switch?
You equate white with neutral. It's not always used that way. For example, if the first segment of cable goes from the circuit breaker panel to a ceiling light fixture and a second segment of cable goes from the ceiling light fixture to a wall switch, that second segment will have a black insulated wire that is always hot and a white insulated wire that is hot when the switch is on.

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General Discussion / Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:48:13 PM »


Hard for me to do a diagram. I'm already done and it worked. I'll try to describe it again and if that doesn't work I'll try to draw it later.

Original wiring was two simple switches, each on had a hot wire (line) and a white wire (load). The load wires go to the fixtures. The neutral wires are in the box but are not connected directly to the switches.

New wiring- I left the white wires where they were on the old switches, but removed the hot wires from the old switches and attached them instead to the new switch. Then I took a new piece of wire and connected one end of it to the second terminal on the new switch and the other end of it to the empty side of each old switch. It works as I described- each old switch controls the one fixture just as it did before, but only if the new switch is in the ON position. If the new switch is OFF then neither light can be turned on by the old switches.

This last paragraph is not really relevant to the set up in general, so feel free to ignore it.
There is one other thing that I didn't mention... the new switch is a timer and needs a current at all times or the screen blanks out. In this set up, if both old switches are OFF then the timer can't draw a current. (In a normal set up, the timer doesn't have another switch behind it, so it is able to draw a current even while the lights it controls are off by relying on its high resistance). To work around this, I dug out a neutral wire from the box and connected it to another terminal on the timer switch.
"Original wiring was two simple switches, each on had a hot wire (line)"
Did you connect both of these to each other and to a single terminal of the new switch? My concern would be if they previously were controlled by two separate circuit breakers, in which case they shouldn't be connected to each other. How could you verify that now without undoing it? Turn off all circuit breakers except the main. Then turn on one at a time while someone watches the timer. If more than one of them causes the timer to come to life, you have a problem.

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General Discussion / Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:39:02 PM »
Show us a diagram.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Gift Card and gas Promo at Stop & Shop or Giant
« on: September 20, 2018, 05:18:35 PM »
Free 20 gallons of gas and $1200 in Jiffy lube bills that makes a lot of sense...
I didn't think it was a good idea; I was just trying to answer the question.
There are several offers in the Fuel Rewards app. They change regularly. Just look through them to see if any work for you.

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