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Credit Cards / Re: AMEX Reconsideration
« on: August 13, 2020, 12:38:13 PM »
Canceled Amex cards?

no cancelled amex cards, havent had an amex card in a number of years

Credit Cards / Re: AMEX Reconsideration
« on: August 12, 2020, 02:53:38 PM »
just a DP: card application was declined...not for too many recent apps, but too many recent cancellations!  I've only had 2 closed accounts in the past year, one last month and one in february.  No recon available, was told to try again in a few months to a year

Credit Cards / Re: Chase Reconsideration
« on: August 02, 2019, 11:51:59 AM »
wait it out or call in?

I'm impatient so I called in to try to get it approved, which it was after 5 minutes on the phone.

Credit Cards / Re: Chase Reconsideration
« on: July 26, 2019, 04:16:33 PM »
Business card automated system says. "status not available give 30 days from when you applied.....
What does this mean? Positive or negative

I got this too last week. I called recon and they just had to verify some stuff on their end (without asking me any questions about my business) and they ended up approving it.  So, I was agree with it being positive.

Credit Cards / Re: Amex Purchase Protection
« on: July 10, 2019, 03:47:49 PM »
Amex (Hilton card) denied my claim as defective items are not covered. I appealed but no cigar. My wife found the back of an earring broken in 2 pieces stuck in the back of her ear, but the stud in the front piece was gone. The purchased occurred just 4 days before.

Lost items are also not covered. I remember a purchase protection tv ad where a newly purchased hat got blown away into a river, I wonder if that would be denied as well.

what do you mean lost items are not covered?

From the PP terms: Covered Incident means the loss or theft of, or damage, whether by accident or vandalism, to any one item of
property purchased worldwide as a gift or for personal or business use and charged to Your Account

Up In The Air / Re: United award flights
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:50:51 AM »
Is SEA-CUZ in Biz?

yes, biz saver for all flights

Up In The Air / Re: United award flights
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:19:32 AM »
I'm getting a little confused with the Excursionist Perk. I've used it successfully before but this if the first time I'm trying to use it for South America. I'm looking at
SEA - CUZ, CUZ - LIM, LIM - SEA. The CUZ - LIM isn't showing up as 0 points, instead biz class is 20k pts.
Anything I'm doing wrong or that I'm missing? TIA!

Credit Cards / Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:51:04 PM »
How long did it take to get approved?

This was back in 2017, but it took 7 days after sending in the documents the same day I applied. 

Credit Cards / Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:28:50 PM »
She's held Barclay cards in the past.

I had to do the same for my 2nd Arrival card

On The Road / Re: Hertz Master Thread
« on: March 26, 2019, 05:07:29 PM »
I'm renting from Hertz in Norway this May and need the car for just over 6 days.  The 7 day weekly rate is cheaper than the 6 day rate, but if I book the 7 day rental, will I be charged for an early return by ~20 hours? Does it matter if I prepay now versus pay at the counter?  I'm using the amex plat code for the rental which would give me the ~4 hr late return for a 6 day rental. 

On The Road / Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:08:18 PM »
the 30k was a known thing all along.
Anyway, I guess this just shows that attaching to cat changing hotels strategy didn't work and we end up with what we paid for.
I have old cat 8 and cat 5 still booked.

Ah, thanks. I haven't followed along very closely, so that was a surprise to me, as well as the additional 60k points for downgrading.  A welcome surprise for sure.  I definitely gambled and attached the cert to a hotel right away. 

On The Road / Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:49:52 PM »
Sort of just went through something similar. I purchased a 7night Cat8 (now post-merger cat5) package on August 17th 2018 right before the dead period for the merger, and attached it to a hotel.  This past few weeks, I cancelled the hotel reservation because my plans changed. The certificate went back to my account with an expiration date of 8/17/19-I asked if they could extend the expiration but was told they don't do that anymore now post-merger. 

Here is my data point with the travel package:

I tried to rebook over the phone and the CSR didn't seem like he knew what he was doing and said I could book any category 8 hotel, so I booked a cat 6 (post-merger category), but the certificate didn't look like it was linked to that booking.  I called back a day later and they said there was a problem with the booking, cancelled it, then said they had to re-issue a new post-merger certificate that says its for the post-merger cat5.  In the process, they refunded me 30k marriott points since this new cat5 certificate was less expensive than the pre-merger cat8 one I purchased.  This new cat5 now has an expiration date of Feb 2020, and the CSR told me that if it gets close to the expiration, I can always call and have it extended.

Now when I tried to book with that certificate the cat5 hotel I wanted to book in Kauai wasn't available, but the cat4 one is, so I requested over the phone to book that.  This time when I chatted with the CSR, he said that he couldn't book a cat4 hotel with the cat5 certificate, so he had to reissue a new cat4 certificate, and in the process also refund me 60k Marriott points due the price discrepancy. 

So now, I am +90k Marriott points in my account, and have a cat4 hotel booked.

Credit Cards / Re: SPG Spend Bonus - 20k points on 10k Spend
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:11:08 AM »
Where did you get this offer?

Email.  Also received the SPG spend offer via email

Credit Cards / Re: New Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) Benefits
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:18:53 PM »
Also, dining credit limited:

"$120 Dining Credit: You get $10 monthly dining credit available at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Shake & Shack. Must enroll first and pay using Premier Rewards Gold card."

looks like they're slowly updating the benefits on the website.

Credit Cards / Re: New Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) Benefits
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:17:33 PM »
Looks like they dropped gas

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