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List of places left to do a seminar:

1. Miami (6/18/14)
2. Teaneck (1/7/14 @ 8PM SOLD OUT)
3. Monsey (6/25/14)
4. Pittsburgh
5. Detroit
6. Baltimore
7. Catskills
8. Jerusalem-March 7, 2015 IYH
9. Borough park #2 (6/24/14)
10. Five Towns, NY (1/8/14 @ 8PM SOLD OUT in 3 hours)
List of places that already had  a Seminar:

1. Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY: Tues, 06/25/12. Cost: Free. Attendance: 120 (including jewda, bd"e). Location: Nosson's Shul. Organized by Nosson's Shul, Geshem Center, and Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs. Men only.  Opening line: So the good news is that I hear there's no line for the lady's room.

2. Boro Park, Brooklyn NY: Sun, 05/05/13.  Cost: $5. Attendance: 450. Location: Bais Yaakov of Boro Park. Organized by DovTheBear.  Opening line: I'd like to thank everyone for coming to this internet asifa to learn about the dangers of the internet...

3. Lakewood, NJ: Tues, 05/07/13.  Cost: $5. Attendance: 275. Location: Park Terrace. Organized by Lakewood Lunch N' Learn, Plainbochur.  Opening story: Leaving with Mimi to Buenos Aires for a night on a glitch ticket an hour after ticketing

4. Chicago, IL: Thurs, 06/06/13.  Cost: $8. Attendance: 225. Location: WiFi Building. Organized by Kehilla Fund.  Opening story: Connecting in ORD on the way to a mystery destination trip with Mimi.

5. Cleveland, OH: M"S, 11/09/13.   Cost: $10. Attendance: 200. Location: Chabad of Beachwood. Organized by Chabad of Beachwood.  Opening story: Buenos Aires.

6. Los Angeles, CA: Mon, Dec 23 2013.   Cost: $10. Attendance: 375. Location: Kanner Hall. Organized by BigDanFan, Sharei Tefila.  Opening story: The LA roots of DansDeals.

7. Teaneck, NJ - Scheduled for Tues, 01/07/14. Cost: $10. Attendance: 400. Location: Ma’ayanot School for Girls. Organized by  AMIT of Greater Teaneck.  Opening story: "Does anyone have the password to this laptop?"

8. Five Towns, NY - Scheduled for Weds, 01/08/14  Cost: $10. Attendance: 550. Location: Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst. Organized by  Levi Yitzchak Family Center and Library.  Opening story:  woke up yesterday morn- house freezing cold- no electricity, flights delayed or cancelled power of HUCA and still made it!
 
9. Weston, FL 04/13-04/23  Attendance 200 (5 sessions, Closed to Smilow pesach attendees)

10. Miami, FL 06/19/14,  Cost: $10, Attendance 150

11. Boro Park 06/24/14, , Cost $12,  Attendance 550

12. Monsey 06/25/14, Cost $12,  Attendance 400

13. Crown Heights 11/19/14, Cost $13,  Attendance 450

14. Kinnus Downtown Brooklyn 11/20/14,  Attendance 150 (Closed to kinnus attendees)

15. Jerusalem 03/07/15, Cost $13, Attendance 500

16. Whistler, BC 04/11/17-04/18/17  Attendance 400 (4 sessions, Closed to POTM pesach attendees)

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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #105 on: March 01, 2012, 05:33:30 PM »
I'd imagine the content would be geared to a beginner/intermediate level.
Advanced DDF users won't really be the target market of the seminar.
This is where a guest speaker might come in handy. I am not questioning your knowledge on the subject but it is hard to keep up with everything. I would guess most experienced DDF’s are not familiar with what a “credit bucket” is. There is also a lot more to inquires than what is being discussed here.
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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #106 on: March 01, 2012, 05:43:56 PM »
This is where a guest speaker might come in handy. I am not questioning your knowledge on the subject but it is hard to keep up with everything. I would guess most experienced DDF’s are not familiar with what a “credit bucket” is. There is also a lot more to inquires than what is being discussed here.
We should totally get HelpMe to be a guest speaker he seems really knowledgeable about stuff!
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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #107 on: March 01, 2012, 05:48:41 PM »
We should totally get HelpMe to be a guest speaker he seems really knowledgeable about stuff!

Right, he also loves to share ::)

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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #108 on: March 01, 2012, 05:52:20 PM »
Right, he also loves to share ::)
Maybe he is a more in person type of guy. He seems to be offering so many good ideas. I would assume he would stand behind his suggestions, everyone knows talk is cheap :) So where are we flying him in from?
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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #109 on: March 01, 2012, 06:37:51 PM »
We should totally get HelpMe to be a guest speaker he seems really knowledgeable about stuff!
If it is credit related I would get one of the creditboards guru’s to speak.
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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #110 on: March 01, 2012, 06:51:06 PM »
@helpme,
Does the CB guru always ask for help? ;)

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« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2012, 04:47:45 AM »
Well i am very excited for such a thing. Please keep us posted!!
i have a few friends who are very interested in learning the basics...
But around Pesach will be better as there will allot more young guys in town.
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« Reply #112 on: March 02, 2012, 08:40:50 AM »
Well i am very excited for such a thing. Please keep us posted!!
i have a few friends who are very interested in learning the basics...
But around Pesach will be better as there will allot more young guys in town.
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« Reply #113 on: March 02, 2012, 12:36:53 PM »
-1 for all the married Guys that either go out of town or are busy helping in the house.
Well it dosent mean it has to be 2 days before pesach, but the closer the better.
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« Reply #114 on: March 02, 2012, 12:47:15 PM »
Well it dosent mean it has to be 2 days before pesach, but the closer the better.

Also Lubavitch yeshiva only offered the hall during sefira
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« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2012, 01:14:50 PM »
So maybe right after peach?
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« Reply #116 on: March 02, 2012, 01:46:23 PM »

I would guess most experienced DDF’s are not familiar with what a “credit bucket” is.


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« Reply #117 on: March 14, 2012, 07:53:40 PM »
Dan: any update regarding the seminar?
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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #118 on: June 03, 2012, 07:28:39 PM »
Just brainstorming some potential topics for a seminar.  My thought is to target a beginner-intermediate crowd but to sprinkle in stuff to appeal as broadly as possible.  If you are an expert user though you may find yourself bored.

What other topics would you want to see covered?

Paid tickets/stays:
-Where to search.
-When to book, when to fly.
-Tools to find discounted tickets via tricks like hidden-city.
-Fuel dumping.
-Elite status, matching, and challenges.
-Mileage runs
-Priceline tricks and tips.

Credit cards:
-Credit scores and effects from card churning and closing.
-FICO/FAKO
-Credit for beginners.
-Financial responsibility.
-Payment timing.
-Multiple browser method
-Credit Freezing
-Churning amongst the different banks.
-HUCA
-SM/Calling
-Methods of meeting spending requirements
-Staying under the radar.
-Consumer vs. business
-Cards for benefits and cards for spending.
-Maximizing purchases by choosing the right card
-Retention bonuses
-Annual fees

Award Tickets and miles:
-Airline miles, hotel points, transferable points, and non-transferable points.
-When to pay and when to redeem.
-Expiration policies
-Fuel surcharges
-Infant fees
-Searching for awards on partner airline sites.
-Searching for awards on subscription sites.
-Saver/Standard awards.
-Alliance partners awards.
-Non-alliance partner awards.
-Award Holds.
-RTW/alternative flight awards
-Stopover, Open-jaw, and trailing leg awards.

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Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Host A DansDeals Seminar?
« Reply #119 on: June 03, 2012, 07:33:08 PM »
can we skype it the whole seminer?