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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Iceland Master Thread
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:26:02 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply. I hear ya. Not planning on highland driving but will follow your advice nonetheless. Which rental car company did you use and what was your experience with them?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Iceland Master Thread
« on: June 01, 2016, 09:19:06 AM »
Hi. Planning a first time 5 day trip to Iceland with my daughter in July. Wondering if anybody can offer me some advice on a cheap reliable rental car company as I've read so many horror stories on blogs and on TripAdvisor about ripoffs for minor damages. Also I've heard that the typical Visa coverage for waving CDW does not work there as you cannot waive CDW in Iceland. I'm assuming I should take while coverage in that case from the car rental company? Thanks.

Up In The Air / Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:53:20 AM »
Never Mind...Figured out what I was doing incorrect. All is good.

Up In The Air / Re: Aeroplan Master Thread
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:43:04 AM »
I'm new to this forum so I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place.

I noticed recently that domestic destinations such as i.e. EWR-DEN that was always FIXED MILEAGE of 12.5K miles is now 25K miles (for econonmy/coach)....making it twice as expensive as United. Am I looking in the wrong place or something? i never heard of Aeroplan devaluing their miles by that much.


General Discussion / Paypal MyCash Card
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:53:29 AM »
Sorry if this matter was discussed in the past. I was wondering what someone's opinion is on buying the Paypal Mycash reload cards which (cvs at least) can be funded with c/c? I ask this as lately in northern NJ and Manhattan it's becoming increasingly difficult to find vanilla reloads in CVS. (Tried 5 of them between yesterday and today and no luck.)

 I purchased so far 4 of these Paypal cards and the funds all went seemlessly into my paypal balance on which I transferred them to my bank account. Didn't even need to do anything with my Bluebird account. The max daily amount to load is only $500 unlike the $1000 for the bluebird. However the paypal cards are soooooo prevalent. Does anyone have experience with these cards? I just want to make sure that I won't turn on a red flag at paypal or something by constantly loading to my account and withdrawing to bank acc.  Of course I will load these cards onto 2-3 paypal accounts as to try not to get red flagged. Help is appreciated....

Dear Dan/or other knowledgeable member,

I am grandfathered into the old Amex Blue Cash program, 5% back on gas, drugstore, and supermarket-no limit. Trying to figure out if I need the Chase Bold. My only interest is using the Bold to get Amazon cards at 5 points per dollar but isn't that basically the same as the Blue Cash program I'm tied into (only difference is that I would have to buy the amazon gcs at a supermarket, no sweat for me) and the blue cash card doesn't carry any annual fee as well. Your thoughts? Thnx.

I appreciate everybody's advice. I will end up just paying for it straight with the credit card as CHASE UR's travel agency has better cash rates than anyone else as it is and this way I'm covered when paying with the UA card. Shkoach to all!

@SGF-Did you do something like that with your AMEX and they covered you? I will call back AMEX and confirm what you said about paying a small portion like the airport tax, though my Chase Rewards cover the entire rental including taxes & fees (for better or worse). When i spoke to them yesterday they said that I have to use the c/c for the whole rental charge.

@ Golan- Thanks I will call Chase them and see what they say.

I ran into a third party car rental insurance provider ($8.00 a day) I might just go with that, rated A+ by BBB and underwritten by an A+ insurance co. Acc to their website they cover the rental as primary insurer with loss of use too, only up to $35,000 though for whole rental. I have a feeling even if my little Toyota Yaris or similar would be totaled ch"v, $35,000 should cover it :). Of course would rather get free primary from United Explorer or Amex, but at least with this its a sure thing (or so it seems) and much cheaper than standard rental CDW at $20-$40/day.

Good Shabbos to all!

Going with my wife and 3 month old so I guess I would only need Economy/Compact

4/10-4/18, not sure about the return date for certain as I won't know till I get there (probably) how long my treatment will take....

Hi. I ran a search about this on the Dan Forum but at first glance did not see anyone discuss this. I would like to rent a car for 8 days from MSP. Being that I am not using a c/c to pay for the rental and instead using Chase Ultimate Reward points which I'm getting a great deal (17,500 points for Thrifty that charges $315 for the same thing using cash) how will my c/c cover the rental insurance. I have both a United Explorer and I can pay for the Premium AMEX car rental insurance, but both of them mention that you have to pay for the rental using the card. Help is appreciated as I need to book this soon for a "trip" to the Mayo Clinic.

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