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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Amex Business Gold Card 75,000 point bonus
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:18:37 AM »
That's the reg 50k link.
This one is YMMV https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/credit-cards/business-gold-rewards

I got the 75k offer last Wednesday.  Tried 50-60 times before it came up.

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http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/20506

Have United call you.  In my experience, those reps are almost always better than the front line reps on the published 800 number.  I was owed a refund for a different situation, but just like you, the front line reps told me to submit a request using the website, couldn't find an option on the site for my specific situation and I tried the closest option available and got denied.  Using the link above I got connected to a knowledgeable rep and got my refund processed quickly.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: My next app-o-rama...
« on: December 22, 2014, 11:27:30 AM »
All,
It's been a long while since I've done an AOR as I've been out of the game for a while, but I'm looking to do my next one soon.  My current lineup, needs, and travelability puts me in a pickle for what I can shoot for.

I've already done the AMEX personal SPG/Plat/Gold bonuses.  I'm not eligible for Biz Plat/SPG bonuses.  My AMEX goal is to reset the clock on my biz bonuses but hang on to my MR points *AND* be able to transfer them to an AU's FFN in the near future at the lowest cost possible.  My Chase goal was to get the 50k x 2 with Southwest, but I missed the boat on that one.  So I guess the goal there is to get the largest amount of MR possible.  Points such as LH/BA do nothing for me unless I can amass a desirable amount of points for resale.  Hotel points/nights are the same since I won't have the flexibility to travel for the next year or so.


Here's my current relevant lineup:
Chase Personal:
British Petroleum (oldest card)
Freedom #1
Freedom #2
United MPE

Chase Biz:
Ink Bold
Ink Plus
United Club

AMEX Personal:
SPG

Amex Biz:
Plat
SPG

Citi:
Hilton HHonors Reserve


Planned:
Barclay's Arrival Plus $400
Chase Sapphire and maybe Chase BA OR Southwest 25k??
AMEX BGR (50k)
Amex Every Day (preferred?).

So my plan is awful as I'll have at least 3 pulls for 4-5 cards.  Can you HelpMe fill in the blanks?

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Citi A/A
« on: December 13, 2014, 05:25:14 PM »
Did you call and ask why you were shut down?

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Up In The Air / Re: Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:38:20 PM »
Definitely put the old address. I once used a new address before it was officially on my CR and it was a huge hassle to get through their fraud dept

+1, I had the same experience with Chase. 

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Credit Card Retention Bonuses
« on: November 15, 2014, 05:04:59 PM »
United MPE - Haven't spent much since getting the 55k bonus, open for about a year, was offered 2 Club passes.  No other offer available, so I accepted it.  Will probably end up closing it down at recon during my next AOR.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Amex Platinum
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:59:51 AM »
@thaber you're the best, thank you so much.
+150k

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Amexserve/Softcard
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:38:22 AM »
If you can get a hold of the Target red card, that's loadable directly with a cc or with a GC at Target.

+5000 (if you're able to get it).  I'm *really* enjoying this card.

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I had a similar history on the latter portion of an 80/20 loan thanks to the housing market collapse.  I picked the worst time to buy a house and an even worse time to sell it (did a short sale) due to having to move from one side of the state to the other.

As a result, in 2008 I had that same stain on my report and that account showed as derogatory.  Everything else about my report was great, however.  I started playing the CC game about 2-3 years later and it hasn't caused a problem with any approvals for me.  Any denial letter I have received in the past was never due to the "Settled for less" problem.  It should fall off of my report next summer.

However - that was the only bad mark on my credit report, and it was due to a short sale.  So YMMV.

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I am trying to pay with softcard it says that the card is ready to pay, but nothing happens when I put my phone on the device.
Please anyone knows what can be the problem?
I have the same problem with my S4.  Tried at multiple stores/multiple chains (McDonalds, Walgreens, Rite Aid), with and without my rubber case, same problem.

ETA: just saw the comment above about the battery.  I just switched to a NOOT battery, I bet that is my problem. 

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Staples Master Thread!
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:39:41 PM »
My status says shipped on two card and it disappeared from Chase. It had previously said pending, now isn't pending or posted

Common with Chase.  Check again tomorrow.

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:07:05 AM »
Expensive
Specs are subpar, but for $230...

One guy says expensive, one guy seems to thing for $230 it's worth it.  Who to believe??

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Amex Serve.com
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:44:32 PM »
Has anyone else had success loading Serve at WalMart with VGCs issued by MetaBank?  For the longest time I was unable to do it.  Today at a WM in CLE I had to unload some MC GCs from last week's Staples deal.  After I was done swiping, I tried the 2 Visa GCs I just bought from Staples in my pocket even though it was a long shot.

Surprise - it worked.  Lucky, or did something change?

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Citi AA Master Thread
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:31:34 PM »
Wow, a new era for Citi indeed.

Hah!  I hope that "a new era" line never dies.

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Credit Cards And Finance / Re: Chase Reconsideration
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:13:05 PM »
Mind explaining what's your problem?
I had a question about a Chase card, I put it in the chase thread. I had another question about an Amex, So I put it in the Amex thread.

This thread is for Chase Reconsideration.

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