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I need to purchase 30k worth of amex gift cards.. I have the amex gold, bonvoy card, chase reserve, and a bank america 1.5% cash back.   Whats the best way to purchase these gift cards to maximize points?  thanks!

Deals/Deal Requests / Looking for a deal on Dyson Airwrap
« on: November 28, 2019, 08:49:39 PM »
If anyone sees dyson airwrap on sale please let me know
thank you..

Has anyone else had this issue.  I booked a stay at a Marriott and did it through the chase portal using my chase sapphire reserve points but marriott is telling me bc it was booked through a thirs party, they stay doesnt qualify for points or stays.  How is this possible. It should be considered a paid room. When i use sapphire reserve points to book an airline ticket, I get the full miles for the flights, its not considered a rewards ticket...Why would the hotel not act like that as well? 

Tech Talk / Stream from laptop to a monitor or tv?
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:57:07 AM »
For work I want to stream for presentations from my laptop onto a tv/monitor that is on the wall. Is this possible to be done wirelessly? I do not want to use a cord from my lap top to the monitor. If so, what Specs do I need from the laptop and monitor to make sure it can will do this
thank you

General Discussion / Does not paying a dr/lab bill hurt credit score
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:45:15 PM »
I feel like I totally got taken for a ride recently. I needed to get  scoped for acid reflux and the dr did this (6 minute) "procedure" off site. Of course no one tells me anything regarding bills accept they are in network. Weeks later I get an EOB that the Dr was paid, the anesthesiologist, but the facility the procedure was done in, did not (due to a deductible). They sent me a bill for $1,000.  I would never have authorized to do the test off site if I would have been aware of this, and if it was done in a hospital setting, where many dr's are affiliated with, I believe it wouldnt have cost extra. I explained to them my frustration and offered to pay a reduce amount, but they wouldnt budge. They said I can only can negotiate once its in collections and next month it will be sent there if i dont pay.  I always have been under the opinion that unpaid medical bills do not go on ones credit score. is this true or not?  thank you!

Anyone have any deals or extra licenses for this version?

On The Road / My credit card number was stolen at hotel
« on: December 26, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »
How do you think I should handle this. Iím currently in New Orleans on vacation and staying at a spg/Marriott hotel.  Upon check in I gave the lady who checked us in our spg credit card and license  for incidentals.  She started some conversation with us, then handed our keys and off we went to our room.  30 minutes later a knock on our door from her, handing us back the license and cc which was never returned.  I didnít think twice, total over sight by her. The next day I get a call from Amex fraud and two charges of $300 was charged in the area at sprint. 1 went through 1 got denied.   I never use this credit card except at spg hotels.  Itís too much of a coincidence that a few hours after my cc was left w front desk that my card number were stolen.  Maybe it wasnít the lady who checked us in maybe another employee saw the card. I dont know. All I know is , im 99% certain this was stolen from an employee at the hotel.
How do I handle this? Speak w supervisor at hotel? Call Marriott directly?  Any thought appreciated.

Short 40 PQD for platinum status on UNited..Any suggestions..Live in NY

General Discussion / electric bike
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:01:13 PM »
Could someone recommend a good electric bike thats isnt super expensive. I want to start riding again for exercise but the hills in my area are a killer. So i figure I would use the electric assistance for the impossible hills to get me going..been looknig on craigslist and ebay for used bikes but dont know what I should be looking for..dont want to spend more than $500

Up In The Air / United Status
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:45:07 AM »
My wife is currently Gold on United. The website says she needs to spend $375 more dollars in 2018 in order to hit Platinum for 2019. She needs to go somewhere in December and the flight is $350 (upgrading to high class would be $700+).  1) would United move her status up if she misses it by $15 or there is no bending this rule.. 2) i noticed on the site it says as Gold you get 7x flight price for points...Is this 7x included so really only need to spend like $60 on a flight inorder to hit the $375?   looking for advice

General Discussion / leasing A car..Mazda cx-9 vs toyota highlander
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:43:14 PM »
leasing A car..Mazda cx-9  vs toyota highlander    $10 difference in price..which would you go with?

Up In The Air / Flying on a Friday in the Winter Months
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »
Very torn what to do. Found a flight from MSY to LGA on December 28th, which is a friday. The flight is supposed to land at 1pm (Southwest) in LGA..Shabbos is about 4pm... Think this is cutting it too close in case weather delays?  I can take a thursday evening flight but its about $250 more or 14k more points...thoughts?

Goods For Sale/Trade / Gift Certificate
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:37:42 PM »
I have a gift certificate to expires 8/31/18.  $100 value selling for $70.. Beautiful stuff on the site..Art, stationary, gifts

PM me if intersted

General Discussion / VPN
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:27:03 AM »
I would like to get a VPN to show I am located in NJ (its legal to play poker online in NJ). Are there vpn's where I can choose where I want it to show where I am? If so, or anyone know of one that pings NJ, please let me know.
thank you

Up In The Air / JETBLUE partners with Emirates?
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:36:35 AM »
I found on google matrix then confirmed it on jetblues website that I could book a trip from  NYC to MILAN (MXP) through jetblue..they use emirates as the carrier. Anyone know if I could use jetblue points to book a trip a trip like this? the website only displayed a cash price but wondering if can use jetblue points, and if so, how? thanks

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