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Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread I would like to buy 2 nights at a hyatt  if anyone has those 2 free nights and/or a suite upgrade certificate
July 13, 2011, 11:21:36 PM
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Re: 24 Master Thread (Yeshiva Guys Worldwide Rejoice) 24 isn't 24 without Kiefer.
January 15, 2016, 03:48:24 PM
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The @Yehuda's First Trip to Miami! Introduction/Trip Planning

At the end of May, I realized that my wife's schedule gave her a free weekend at the beginning of June, and I quickly seized the opportunity to plan a trip. We'd be taking our first trip to Miami! For a short Friday-Sunday trip with a pool/beach destination in mind, I would have preferred going to the Caribbean for the first time, but Zika held us back, and so we opted for Miami. While it may not be an exciting destination for many NYers, for 2 people who have never been before, the warm weather and ocean sounded great.

Flights
Based on availability, and having experienced the ease of flying Southwest out of Islip Airport to Orlando before, we once again chose ISP, but this time to FLL. With the SW Companion Pass, the roundtrip came out to about 13,500 miles + $11.20 per person, even cheaper than it would have cost if Avios had availability.

Hotel
Part of the excitement behind the trip was also the fact that Hyatt had recently taken over it's first beachfront property in Miami as part of the new Hyatt Unbound collection, The Confidante (previously known as Thompson Miami Beach). I booked it for 2 nights at 25,000 Hyatt points per night. The hotel is located on Collins Avenue between 41st and 40th Streets, which as I quickly learned, was the heart of everything we'd need. I reached out to a manager there who offered to order us Kosher food daily as part of the complimentary Diamond breakfast, giving us choices from 2 restaurants (even providing their Hechsherim and Cholov Yisrael/Pas Yisrael status) with a $25 allowance per person. She even agreed to swap out breakfast on Shabbos morning for a brunch that would be waiting for us when we checked in on Friday. Additionally, on her own, she asked if we needed a low floor and let us know that the staff would be more than willing to press elevator buttons for us or change the lights in the room, as well as include an extra refrigerator in the room. We found out that the lobby doors and door to the pool/beach were manual, so that would be great for Shabbos. The room doors, however, were electronic, so we would just have to do the little tape-your-keycard-over-the-door-jamb trick (thanks Dan!). It turns out she herself is Jewish, which helps explain her knowledge of all the Jewish matters. Upon checkin, we were upgraded to a Partial Ocean View room (which really has no view at all). The manager wasn't in, and I couldn't get the agent to upgrade us to anything better. I found out afterwards that the manager specifically told them to keep us on the 2nd floor (which didn't have any suites available), and the front desk agent didn't want to put us on a higher floor (even in a better room). I didn't make my preferences clear enough, but the manager promised to give us a better room on our next trip. All in all, she provided incredible service, as did the rest of the staff, to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Transportation
As we didn't plan on doing any activities or travelling to distant restaurants, we didn't rent a car and instead just ate at places that were within walking distance. Ubers to/from the airport would be our only transportation expenses.

Shabbos Meals
I hope I'm not forgetting anyone here, but major thanks to yakrot, JJ and jaywhy for their Miami advice in general, but specifically to yakrot for suggesting I look into Chabad for meals. It turns out they only have lunch (served in a Kiddush style), so we brought food from home for Friday night dinner.

Off We Go!

At pre-6AM, there really isn't any traffic on the roads, so we made it to the Clarion next to ISP for parking in less than an hour. Amazingly better than our last experience driving to ISP, for those that recall. We prepaid online for 3 days of parking for $27.46, including a few dollar discount that I found via Google. 10 minutes later, we were at the gate - ISP rocks. Davening Shacharis in an airport is never comfortable, but it is what it is. The flight left on time, and before we knew it, we were touching down. We got our bags and called an Uber. However, the driver did not speak English well and finding each other was very difficult. We told him where we were, the app showed where we were, and of course, we saw him fly right past us. He ended up pulling over at the end of the terminal and told us to walk to him. With that small hassle out of the way, we were on the road for the 45 minute trip to Miami Beach, which came out to $15.33 after a referral discount. I know that people prefer to fly to MIA, but from my understanding, it's only 15 minutes closer than FLL, so I would go with whichever airport has the cheaper flight/points availability.

Settling into the Hotel

OH, THE HUMIDITY!



We pulled up to The Confidante and were greeted by friendly doormen who opened the doors for us and said hello/welcome back/see ya later literally every time we entered or left the hotel. The hotel has a very art-deco style that gives off the impression of old fashioned and yet sleek at the same time. It was definitely unique compared to other hotels we've been to and especially did not fit with Hyatt's normal branding - but that's the point of the Unbound Collection.



After checkin, we went up to our room, and a few minutes later our brunch from Tasty Beach Cafe arrived. The buttermilk pancakes were HUGE and the egg harvest wrap (thanks CS91) had an interesting, but good taste.







Pools and Beach

After eating, it was time to head down to the pool! The grounds were very nice, but not too large, which I assume is the case for most Miami hotels.





The pool area has two, almost identical pools - one for adults only, and the other for families. The staff outside were also incredibly nice, not just giving us lounge chairs, but even laying towels down/tucking them in and preparing the area for us. There was ice water by the pools as well as magazines to read.


Family pool


Adult pool

I figured I'd compare the pools/beach to other ones I've been to, so I'll compare them to NJ beaches, Eilat and Hawaii. Quite the contrast indeed, although you'll be in for a bit of a surprise. For most of our stay, the pool area was kinda crowded. The pools themselves only had a few people in them, but there were lots of people hanging around. I'd compare it to the busyness of the pool in the Hyatt Regency Maui and contrast it with the nearly-empty (aside from a few families) pools at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Many of the people were there for bachelor/bachelorette parties, as opposed to Hawaii where we mostly saw families and kids. The pools were somewhat heated which made entering them not terribly difficult. I don't really understand it, but the water was a good 20 degrees warmer than the freezing cold pool in Maui.

After a while, we headed out past the pools across the boardwalk to the beach. For those, like myself, who have never been to Miami Beach before, it's basically a strip of hotel after hotel all up against the beach with a boardwalk running seemingly the entire way. Every hotel has their own section of the beach where they've set up chairs, yet the beach also has plenty of public entrances where I imagine you can enter for free and set up your own towels or perhaps rent from one of the hotels out there.


Crossing over from the boardwalk to the beach



The beach area was also crowded, although having all the beach chairs and umbrellas pre-set up definitely adds to the feel of it being full. Here again, the Hyatt reps set up chairs with towels for us. I can confidently say the sand and ocean is a 100% cleaner, warmer and nicer than the Jersey shore. :D Additionally, there were also planes constantly flying overhead with ads hanging off the back, which was VERY reminiscent of Jersey.



Of course, the beach was way better than Eilat's "beach", which is mostly just pebbles. However, the heat and humidity here made it feel like the 100+ degree weather we experienced in Eilat. :)

Compared to Hawaii, the sand was surprisingly similar in color and the ocean was incredibly clear, just like in Hawaii. However, the bottom of the ocean floor was SO sandy that it blew any of the beaches we went to in Hawaii out of the water in that regard. It was so nice not having to watch out for our feet hitting rocks or getting cut up. Interestingly, the ocean is also very shallow. We must have gone 100 feet out into the ocean, and it was still barely 4 feet deep. I don't know if that was just this area of Miami or the whole strip. The water also had a sand bar (if that's the right word) about 20 feet out that was really cool because it broke the waves coming in and also allowed for relaxing on sand with only a light amount of water splashing on you. (You can see people sitting on it on the left side of the above picture.) Regarding the waves, Miami really loses to Hawaii. On the calmer beaches in Hawaii, you could swim and snorkel with the water barely moving, but here, there were waves every 10 seconds that knocked you over and made swimming difficult. Of course, the number one difference is that Miami had no coral and almost no fish (we saw just a few), while snorkeling in Hawaii was a most incredible experience. Of course, you'd say you can't compare Miami to Hawaii (and I agree), but I did it here to discuss specific differences.

I'll also say that the hotels were all kinda similar on the outside - tall, plain, white buildings with not much personality - which was very reminiscent of many Eilat hotels.


The back of the Confidante, on the right

Pre-Shabbos

As the long summer afternoon moved along slowly (thankfully!), we left the beach, went for another quick swim in the pool (much better swimming than the ocean) and ran across the street to a market to pick up some snacks for Shabbos. We then went for a run on the boardwalk, but it started raining, so we headed back pretty quickly. On the run, we saw the backs of many of the hotels/pools and thought that the grounds/pools by our hotel were definitely among the tops in our area. All along the boardwalk, we noticed poles with a string atop them and, upon further inspection of the signs hanging on each pole, realized it was the Eruv! Pretty cool.



We got ready for Shabbos - including preparing the door lock (see above) and setting the lights and timers for the things we wanted on/off. We couldn't figure out how how to turn off the light in the fridge, but we only needed it for our drinks for dinner since we were eating lunch at Chabad, so we filled up a bag inside the garbage can with ice to act as a fridge for the night. We then headed back down to the beach to get some pre-Shabbos pictures. Boy, the water and sky was beautiful.





Shabbos

Once I found out Chabad was 10 minutes away on 41st Street, we decided to just Daven all Tefillos there. It turns out that the Minyan was originally established to be a sort of "Children's Minyan", so there is lots of singing for the kids, and the Rabbi gives out raffle tickets to the kids the whole time. Davening was therefore a bit slow at times and a bit quick at times when they were saying things the kids wouldn't be saying. There was a women's section for my wife, someone asked if we had somewhere to eat dinner, and after Davening, we headed back to the hotel for our little, quiet, super-relaxing meal. Like our hotel Shabbos meals in London, this one will stick in the memory for a long time.



In the morning, we went back to Chabad for 10AM Shacharis (WOW!) followed by the Kiddush/lunch. It was very communal style, so we found seats at a table and met a nice Chassidish couple from Monsey who just finished a trip to Key West, another couple visiting Miami and a local guy. Food was served to the group (i.e. not individual plates) except for very good cholent which was handed out in individual bowls. The rest of the food included salad, egg salad, gefilte fish and chicken. Everything we had tasted good, and I think this is a doable option for someone visiting Miami for Shabbos. After the trip, I sent them a donation online, including something for the Aliyah I was given. I would have liked if there was something more formal to the meal other than Kiddush made after Shacharis - perhaps a Rabbi going around introducing himself, but maybe that isn't so doable with such a large meal likely every week. The truth is that we only met the Chabad Rabbi in Venice because we went over to him, so maybe formalities/introductions don't usually happen at these meals. The Chassidish couple we ate with told us they ate in a restaurant in the Days Inn (I think...?) Friday night and loved it, so perhaps we'd look into that for another trip.

In the afternoon, we went for a long walk along the boardwalk, but couldn't last for too long as the heat was really strong in our Shabbos clothes. Mincha and Maariv back at Chabad and Havdala in the hotel room, and that was it for Shabbos!

Motzai Shabbos and Sunday

For dinner Motzai Shabbos, we were happy to hear that many options were open that late at night. We chose Beyond by Shemtov's, a well-decorated dairy place, and were thrilled with our decision. Their penne ala vodka, baked potato pizza, french onion soup and milkshake were all amazing! The fries were only decent, though. Prices were a bit on the expensive side, but it's clear that this place is not "just" a pizza store. Feeling stuffed, we walked back to the hotel and took a look out back - the pools were empty! The water was still impressively warm enough to quickly acclimate to, and we enjoyed a midnight swim. There was a security guard/staff of sorts that was hanging out by the pool area, and eventually another 2-3 people showed up but stayed in the other pool, but overall it was great and especially nice to finally swim without a lot of people around.

In the morning, I went to Chabad for Shacharis and then came back just as our breakfast from Tasty arrived. The chocolate chip pancakes were even better than the buttermilk ones (just as large), and the egg white omelet was pretty good. Truly a real treat for Kosher Diamond breakfast. After securing a late checkout of 5PM, we spent the day at the pools and beach again. That was our goal for the trip, and we really enjoyed it. We decided that lunch had to be at Shemtov's again, and this time we ordered a small pizza to split. It was plenty (no need for a full pie), but we had chosen the cheddar broccoli pizza thinking there would be some cheddar sprinkled on top, while in reality, the cheddar was the main cheese of the pizza (no mozzarella), so it was an interesting taste. We also got mozzarella sticks which were out of this world as well as a great strawberry mango smoothie. Would definitely go here again. After lunch, we stopped by Carlos & Gabby's to pick up 2 helpings of buffalo tenders to go for the plane (which we weren't even hungry for and didn't eat till we were home). We then packed up our things and went down to the pools for one last swim. As we finished putting our things together, we saw our flight get delayed, but decided not to chance it and rather checkout and grab an Uber to FLL for $18.49 after a referral discount. Good thing, because the flight got pushed forward again and was only delayed a short while. The evening flight got us back to ISP around 10PM, and we got our car and made it home at a relatively normal hour. What a great short getaway to Miami!

July 08, 2016, 10:32:08 AM
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Re: Rent A Private Jet For $536 (JetSuite Daily SuiteDeals) Hot! Miami, FL to Teterboro, NJ at 2:15pm tomorrow. $1,073.93 for 6. Great timing for Shluchim coming to Kinus.
November 22, 2016, 07:27:26 PM
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Re: Should jsk173 be banned?
+1
Can we have some cliff notes
Here too. I don't have the patience to read those threads.

November 27, 2016, 08:57:10 AM
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Re: ELAL cyber Monday sale (PASSOVER)

New rule?... PM Dan and get the HT...

November 27, 2016, 11:12:16 AM
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Re: ELAL cyber Monday sale (PASSOVER)
HT has always gone to who told me or posted first.
Then most HT's should go to DOC I think... :P

November 27, 2016, 11:25:13 AM
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Get $30 In Free MTA Credit When You Use a Chase Card With Apple Pay link
December 04, 2016, 01:24:14 PM
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Hawaiian Airlines 50K Just wanted to pass on that if you apply for Hawaiian Barclays card WHILE booking a Hawaiian flight, you get 50k signup instead of 35k. Maybe some of you knew already, but figured worth posting. Hope it helps someone!
December 18, 2016, 09:17:37 AM
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Re: Amex & Uber Partnership, free rides from Airport
If the price is higher than $65, did anyone try splitting payment with someone who also has the code, so it'll use both of them, mine and my wife's?

Code only works originating from Airport, so won't work to apply the same code from another account on same trip.

December 23, 2016, 01:01:14 AM
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Re: Best space heater on Amazon? This one works great and at $21.50 is a great price - https://www.amazon.com/Lasko-754200-Ceramic-Adjustable-Thermostat/dp/B000TKDQ5C.
December 31, 2016, 09:39:10 PM
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Re: Best space heater on Amazon?
gives enough heat for a bedroom or small living room?

Yes and heats up fast.

December 31, 2016, 10:11:34 PM
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Re: Best space heater on Amazon? Just a dp on this heater - it definitely pumps out heat well despite its size. However I found the thermostat very poor at regulating room temp. The swing between on and off was too large - a 2 or 3 degree swing would be fine but this was more like 10 degrees.
December 31, 2016, 10:21:46 PM
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Re: Anyone bought Furniture on Amazon?
Thinking of buying a sofa, but i have to schedule a delivery with them...was curious, how easy would it be to return if need be? Would i be able to just schedule a pick up?


i.e. perhaps something like this
https://www.amazon.com/Homelegance-8427-3-Chesterfield-Button-Upholstered/dp/B00X9RRVMQ/ref=pd_sbs_196_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00X9RRVMQ&pd_rd_r=8FJ1JY1JRZ8N0EYGTZ5G&pd_rd_w=636qx&pd_rd_wg=WvZ7D&psc=1&refRID=8FJ1JY1JRZ8N0EYGTZ5G
Your title should be anybody Returned furniture on amazon

I bought didn't return.

January 02, 2017, 01:03:01 PM
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Re: Anyone bought Furniture on Amazon?
how was the quality?
was a coffee table
was fine.

January 02, 2017, 01:23:33 PM
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Kellogg's Cereal Variety Pack, Single Serve Boxes (Pack of 72) $20 (Amazon) https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000CS9ZUG/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


Includes Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Special K, Smart Start, Fruit Loops, and Frosted Mini-Wheats

January 05, 2017, 04:34:40 PM
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Re: Amazon Clip Coupon
any way around using a clip coupon more than once? especially for different flavored items?
Add to your question in one account, suspecting all the answers which are going to tell you to create a new account. ;D

January 21, 2017, 10:41:18 PM
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Re: AMEX Return Protection: Did They Make You Return The Item?
Datapoint: Returned a $320 dress and they did not ask for the item back
keep publicizing this. maybe someone from amex will read through and they'll start asking for s**t back.

January 25, 2017, 03:27:33 PM
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Re: South Florida Master Thread I just spent a long weekend in the Confidante. Anybody who is interested in updated info on DSUs, kosher breakfast, shabbos, and their best available rooms feel free to PM me. Big time HT to mochjas for making it happen and working with me throughout!

February 13, 2017, 12:52:15 AM
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Re: Any way at all to convert Alaska points to Elevate? No.
February 13, 2017, 07:55:58 PM
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Re: 24 Master Thread (Yeshiva Guys Worldwide Rejoice)
#bringbackjack
He's POTUS now. Why would he ever go back to CTU...

February 15, 2017, 02:56:26 PM
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Re: 5,000 Point Sign-Up and Fly Bonus For New JetBlue TrueBlue Members Meh, when they offer 75k again for taking a paid flight maybe we will pay attention  ;D ;D
February 28, 2017, 07:20:02 AM
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Re: Chase 5/24 Rule To Apply On Co-branded Cards? Anyone know the current Chase cards that don't fall under 5/24?
March 01, 2017, 06:25:45 AM
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Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread
It's meant to be read as "don't PM that you'll pay me $200 for it cuz you think I'm desperate"

$200 is not a desperate price...

March 01, 2017, 02:58:33 PM
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Amazon Prime Free Same Day and One Day Delivery Expanded My zip (and other family members) were never available, so check if yours is there now also.

I was always jealous of a friend a brooklyn* that had it and now I do also  ;D

https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&node=8729023011&linkCode=sl2&tag=cl03f-20&linkId=767c467077fc4c3bab9765a10f8aa402

*note - that was the only thing I was jelous of about brooklyn  :P

March 10, 2017, 09:35:00 AM
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Re: 1 day or 2 days in Israel
what is it for sephardim who are married?
Depnds to how many wife's

March 26, 2017, 07:40:35 PM
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Re: 1 day or 2 days in Israel And Rabbi Ashkenazi was adamant that the halacha is one day and doing two days causes you to make brachas lvatola and miss tefilin.

Strong arguments both ways on this one.

I've only been to Israel for a YT once.

March 28, 2017, 07:41:38 AM
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Extreme Couponing Are there any other fellow extreme couponers here?

Anyone wanting to learn?

I've been doing extreme couponing for 4 years now, I stock pile for my family of 5 for at least 6mo to a year worth of supplies. I've saved over $200k and love to teach others how to save! I'm not extreme to belong on a tv show, I do not "hoard" supplies but I am very proud of my "necessities" collection.  ;D

It's a time consuming task but worth it! On 1 income for a family of 5.. if it wasn't for my extreme savings on everything I do I wouldn't be able to travel every 3 mo. like I do.


(my apologies if this topic has already come up, I tried to do a search first but did not find anything)

April 02, 2017, 07:03:07 AM
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Re: Pre-approval in chase online (new website) even with 5/24
Yes
That's the problem, any account with a biz card attached to it gets the old site, you can try asking them to split it into two different accounts for biz and personal.

April 02, 2017, 11:28:34 AM
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Re: Extreme Couponing I taught myself how to coupon through YouTube, and searching on the web. There are TONS of helpful websites and apps which I'll leave down below.

First thing is you want to start with at least 4 sunday papers a week. (Most dollar stores sell them for $1 on Sundays, or you can find a coupon insert supplier in your area via facebook, ebay or online)

The ideal way to coupon is to stockpile sales with coupons enough to last you and each person in your family 6 months. This will take some time to stockpile as sale cycles repeat about every 4-6weeks in most grocery retailers. Basically.. you buy something like toothpaste that is on sale .99 but you have a coupon that will save you .75. So you pay .24 cents per box.. most coupons will have a max usage of only 4 like coupons in one shopping trip. But you can hop store to store if you wish or go back and do it again. It is always 1 coupon per item. At this price you'll stock up on toothpaste 4-8 boxes and won't have to buy toothpaste for a while.

I hope this is making some sense. There are a lot of "rules and tricks and loopholes". It's best to learn the lingo.. yes like here there are several abbreviations to learn. There are TONS of facebook groups for extreme couponers where a beginner can learn. Most will post a "deal" and tell you how to do that same deal. Eventually after doing this for a while watching others, you catch on and get brave enough to find  your own deals.

I have a FB group called "Coupons & Cappucinos" that I started when I was teaching couponing a while back. Unfortunately I don't have much of that time anymore to do this.. but I always go for the next to nothing deals and leave it at that now that I can live off my stockpile for several months. I'll post it down below where I took the time to write a step by step guide on how to start couponing, where to go etc.

[url][/https://www.facebook.com/Coupons-Cappuccinos-675336359241562/?ref=bookmarks url]

My favorite Websites to use is:

Coupons.com <--- here you can print out coupons from home
Southernsavers.com <----- Here you can find any coupon in a database based on your region, plus printables and deals
iheartcvs.com <---- Here is for CVS couponing which is AWESOME but an entirely different subject in itself

The best APPS to help you save money:

FLIPP <--- This app will pull up ALL circulars for all stores in your area with in a 25 mile radius. Use this app for sales and price matching at walmart.
Ibotta <----- This app will give you money back for items you buy and once you reach $10 savings you can cash out.


I'll leave those for the basics.. if you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them!

April 02, 2017, 01:21:47 PM
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Re: HOT: $250+ worth of stuff from Staples for 25$
Just called did an order over the phone and was able to get one of the gifts.
You were always able to get one of the gifts. The point was to get all of them

April 23, 2017, 11:38:56 AM
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Re: Help Me Find It! - The Search Master Thread
anyone know how i can chance my settings on DD forums so i can see more replies/comments on a single page?
"profile" "modify profile" "look & layout" "messages to display per page"
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=profile;area=theme;u

April 28, 2017, 05:26:13 PM
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Re: Help Me Find It! - The Search Master Thread
Every card adds to 5/24. Some chase cards don't have the 5/24 rule.
no business cards that are not reported on your credit report do not count

April 30, 2017, 09:55:23 AM
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
whats the current consensus on the best resort in phoenix?
looking currently at the waldorf biltmore vs Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. or perhaps any other ones that are top notch

No Way Tapatio Cliffs. Biltmore if you're only looking for high end.  I actually just got back from Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.  The decor was cheesy there but lazy river and water area are nice and only $12 uber from the airport and $5 Ubers to La Bella Pizza and 613 Grill...it was way cheaper and less annoying than renting a car and staying in Scottsdale.  Are you looking for a couple or a family? If it was a couple Biltmore is great but I wouldn't take my kids to a place that didn't have a lazy river, slides etc. when so many resorts there do have that stuff.  Squaw Peak also has included mini-golf tennis and basketball courts and the lowest room is a two room suite. It would be my first HHonors choice with kids.

April 30, 2017, 06:04:28 PM
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
Want to split up my stay to two of these hotels. Which would you guys say is top two to stay at?

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale: Scottsdale Hotel

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort | Phoenix
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix

Westin has great pools, river, slide and also a surfing machine (although I haven't stayed at the Hyatt and maybe others prefer it) and for couples would go to the Biltmore.

May 01, 2017, 10:02:50 PM
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Re: Hilton Master Thread
If i use the two free night from the reserve card and i pay with points for another two nights do i get the fifth night free with a gold status?
not free you will get a 20 percent discount on the entire stay. And all points and nights must be from the same account so basically if it was 80k a night, the first two nights would be free from the certificates and the last 3 would cost you 64k a night instead of 80k (meaning technically they gave you 20 percent on the first 2 nights as well but you don't save anything on those since you used a certificate)

May 02, 2017, 09:16:50 AM
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread Its 30
May 02, 2017, 10:34:46 AM
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Re: Marriott Rewards Card
ive seen mixed reports on chase business card contributing to 5/24. anyone have any DP on that?
It does not count 

May 02, 2017, 11:17:18 AM
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Re: Hilton Master Thread
If someone books a certificate in your name, do you still get to keep the benefits of the voucher holder's account? i.e. if he is gold, you get gold benefits (free breakfast in jerusalem)?
yes you do
ETA: to clarify I am talking about the regular situation where the buyer is made an additional guest. I have no knowledge of when the buyer is made the primary that is not something that I brought up and honestly Im not even sure that it can be done. It might take a lot of HUCAing

May 02, 2017, 01:26:01 PM
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Re: Amex online showing Not available for current balance and recent activity Working fine for me
May 02, 2017, 04:24:40 PM
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Re: Hilton Master Thread
I don't understand what you are trying to say here

Sorry was trying to say that from all accounts they don't seem to care if the registered guest isn't there at checkin.

May 03, 2017, 09:07:04 AM
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
Stayed at the Villas and Much prefered having the space and kitchen, additional pool and slide AND you get to use all the main resort amenities too!
if u have kids, villas is pretty much no question for value/privacy/additional facilities (also nice sprinkler area for little kids and ping pong tables/lounges outside with fireplaces that are really nice esp on shabbos). one slight point, if u are there for shabbos and want to walk to the shul (cute place ahavas torah, all within the eruv), the resort is probably about 10 minutes closer than the Villas.

May 03, 2017, 10:17:58 AM
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Re: Hilton Master Thread Any solutions for getting discounted on spending for activities/food/upgrades charged through Hilton? Solution for discounted gift cards or something?
May 04, 2017, 04:45:06 AM
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Degree Men Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant, (Pack of 6)-$8.91 or less https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ECQ4KI/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
May 06, 2017, 09:50:08 PM
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Re: Jetblue tax payer giveaway! Just got an email that I won!
May 12, 2017, 01:47:27 PM
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Earn bonus points on Marriott, strarwood, ritz Carlton stays https://www.spgpromos.com/takethree/?language=en_us

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Stay two or more nights at participating SPG hotels and resorts between May 27 and September 4, 2017


http://ritzcarltonrewards.netlinkrg.com/doublepointssummer17/en/default.aspx?m=1

Earn double Ritz-Carlton Rewards points

for every stay of two nights or longer at The Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts between May 27, 2017 and September 4, 2017.


http://www.marriott.com/rewards/promotion.mi?promotion=SC17

Earn Up to 4,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points per stay

Register by August 30, 2017
Stay at participating hotels and resorts worldwide between May 27 and September 4, 2017
Earn 2,000 bonus points per stay beginning with your second stay.
Earn an additional 2,000 bonus points for each new brand you stay with, beginning with your second brand.

May 15, 2017, 10:39:43 PM
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale Can you guys put when your certs are expiring?
May 17, 2017, 08:15:54 PM
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Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread keep on calling a rep can help you.
But play stupid and say there is availability when I search for these nights together. can you please help?

May 19, 2017, 03:37:07 PM
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Re: Chase Hyatt Visa Master Thread
can i add an authorized user if i didnt during the application and still get the 5k bonus points (if i am still within the 3 month spending period)?
yes

May 19, 2017, 05:16:11 PM
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Re: My next app-o-rama... 5/7 on May 18th

Citi:
Citi AAdvantage: Instant Approval
CitiBusiness AAdvantage: Pending - Approved after recon

Barclay:
Lufthansa: Pending - Approved after recon
AAdvantage Aviator: Pending - Approved after recon
A+: denied - tried HUCAing but they not budging.

BOA:
Alaska: Instant Approval
Alaska Biz: denied with option to put a CD to get it approved (will continue to HUCA).

Thanks to mmgfarb for help


May 22, 2017, 09:48:58 AM
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