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Credit Cards / Re: Next Round of Apps
« on: October 08, 2013, 12:13:31 PM »
Hey Guys, I pretty much maxed out on Chase, Citi, Amex & Barclays lately. I wanted to give them a few month break before I start again. I was thinking of going for a BOA Virgin Atlantic card and Alaska Airlines via the 2 browser method. Any thought on any better combo or another card for a 3 browser method ? Is the better offer link for Alaska Airlines than the 25k.

General Discussion / Re: Odyssey vs Sienna
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:45:37 AM »
Just stumbled across this thread not sure if this has been said here or not. Per the Lakewood mechanics (and they sure see a hell of a lot of mini vans)  they normally see people leasing Odysseys and buying Siena's, the reason being the Odyssey has a little nicer drive but the Sienna hold up a bit better, but they are both great mini vans   

Credit Cards / Re: New Amex Bonus Terms
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:25:51 PM »
i posted the pictures-
no direct marketing!!
go for it
look at the website address / tel number

FYI : If you follow the link they then ask for a RSVP code

I bought this one for my wife for Chanukkah. It cost me less than $100 (black Friday). It has a 10 year warranty so even though it might not be the highest quality, you can still get 10 years out of it. (You should know my Choson watch, Baume et Mercier had just a two year warranty and now its broken for the 3 time and I no longer wear it)

Thanks I just bought the iPad 2, I could not find the iPad 3 anywhere.

Credit Cards / Re: The wisdom (or lack thereof) of charging tuition
« on: February 04, 2013, 12:26:38 PM »

And heres the language from the Slate offer:
"We may decline to process any balance transfer request that is from any other account or loan that we (Chase Bank USA, N.A., First USA Bank or Bank One) or any of our affiliates issued."

The way around that is to transfer to another credit that has no balance on it, and then call that credit card company up and say I made a mistake and transferred to the wrong card can you cut me a check.... I have done it once to Amex and it worked, and I tried a different time to a Spirit credit card (I don't remember who issued it at the time) and they just refused the transfer and bounced it back.

I did the same deal Mimi did 3 times today, after running out of real staples coupons, I used a office depot coupon the was emailed to me 20 off 100. Now I going to donate all these cases of paper to my kids yeshiva. One quick question out there, I am useing my siblings address for the rebates, should I not buy all the paper under the same reward number (I have two more runs to do)?

I applied for a checking account and I got denied!!!! I got a letter saying it was due to info from Experian.... no other info provided. I called up twice and the reps had no idea why it was declined and why Experian was involved as they are a credit reporting agency not check systems. Two questions guys. 1) Does a citibank checking account = hard pull ? 2) Has anyone else seen this (it also happened with a SS that I manage) ?

If you have to spend a minimum amount of money on a card to get the bonus miles then they are considered a purchase rebate (thats why a 50K AA CC offer isn't taxable because they require you to spend on the card). I am not familiar with this offer but if there is a debit card component (like spend a minimum on the debit card linked to the bank account) that would figure to avoid the tax problem...
I would like to think you are right, but I think I saw somewhere that as long as its associated with a checking account it's considered interest income (hence 1099).

and beware i believe with miles they issue when posted but with ty points they issue in the year they are redeemed

What about if you transfer the TYP to someone else? (they are transferable, right?)

I just happened to be on the thank you points website earlier today, there are two type of thank you points, taxable and nontaxable, the taxable ones cant be transferred.

You may transfer some or all of your available qualifying ThankYou Points as a gift to another ThankYou Member by using the Transfer Points feature of ThankYou Rewards, provided the Points to be transferred are not due to expire in less than 90 days. In order to transfer your points, you, as the transferor, must have first set up your ThankYou Member Account with a user name and password either through the ThankYou Service Center or
ThankYou Points can be transferred only to another ThankYou Member Account.
Once you transfer Points to another ThankYou Member, the transferred Points will be deducted from your Points Balance and added to the recipient's Points Balance. Points will post to the recipient's account immediately after the transaction.
The recipient of transferred Points may not transfer the Points received to another ThankYou Member.
Taxable Points and Points made unavailable for redemption due to signs of fraud, abuse or suspicious activity in your ThankYou Member Account or due to your failure to make the required minimum payment due on your participating Citi credit card account by the payment due date are not eligible for transfer. Taxable Points are Points obtained through activity unrelated to purchases made with your Citibank Debit MasterCard or with your Citi credit card, as well as Points received for a Citibank checking relationship and bonus Points that may be awarded for opening new Sponsor accounts or for signing up for new Sponsor services.
Transferred Points received expire 90 days from the date they are received.
If an item redeemed with transferred Points is returned, the transferred Points used for the redemption will be returned to the ThankYou Member Account of the redeemer, but the Point expiration timeframe of the transferred Points will not re-set. For example, if transferred Points with 60 days left before they expire are redeemed and 30 days later the Points are returned to the ThankYou Member Account after the redeemed item has been returned, the transferred Points will expire 30 days after they are returned to the redeemer's ThankYou Member Account.
A submitted request to transfer Points may not be cancelled by the transferor or the transferee and transferred Points may not be returned to the transferor by the recipient.
You may transfer your available Points through or through the ThankYou Service Center (1-800-THANKYOU). When transferring Points, you must accept the applicable Terms & Conditions before completing the transaction.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: ETC steakhouse
« on: November 26, 2012, 01:44:21 PM »
The food is great, but its Manhattan prices in Teaneck, I would still recommend it just don't expect it to be cheap.

Serve is limited to $100 a day and $250/month. Will take you forever...
Serve is $200 a day $1,000 a month this is a Debit Card not a Credit Card. I forgot to mention you must register the card first with the website on the back of the card, otherwise the address will not agree with your serve account and the load will fail. If your zip code starts with a 0 do not use go wallet (use giftcardmall) they have a "bad" glitch in their system and they drop the zero.

i went to pay my tuition but the office couldnt process the cards as their computer could only choose an expiration of 5 years from today. these cards all expire in 2021....any ideas?
Load them on to your Serve account, then pay them with your serve card.

Deals/Deal Requests / Re: new deals not mentioned on dans deals
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:02:40 AM »
Why don't you give Dan your phone number and he'll call you to get deals instead of him googling it??

Hey guys and gals give the guy a break he thought he had a good deal. He is obviously a newbei, and he thought two bathing suits for $15 in the winter is an awesome deal. Regardless I have to thank him for giving me a good laugh, every reply/quote is funnier than the next.

Credit Cards / Re: The new Amazon payments?
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:18:10 AM »
The scam part I hear. But it us definitely not an interest free loan. He's paying 2.5-3.5% for money he'll previously only have for a short time

I missed that part but that makes it even worse.

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