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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #360 on: July 23, 2011, 09:23:27 PM »
I put an order on July 21, wondering what will happen with the order.

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #361 on: July 24, 2011, 04:05:32 PM »
Any idea on how to spend 3000.00 now? Got to reach my spending on the Chase Sapphire card....

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #362 on: July 24, 2011, 05:48:59 PM »
Any idea on how to spend 3000.00 now? Got to reach my spending on the Chase Sapphire card....
check the main page. fee free amex gc's>

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #363 on: July 24, 2011, 08:34:54 PM »
Ha, you wish. If you could, everyone here would have millions upon million of miles. Dan would probably have billions. There was a point in time travelers checks worked- but those are long gone.

There was a time when US savings bond could be purchased with a CC. Sure enough the mileage collectors started buying up many bonds, until they caught on and they stopped allowing CC's. I'm really surprised that the coins game lasted this long. Makes me wonder who's running things in those gov offices...

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #364 on: July 25, 2011, 08:46:10 AM »
just got off the phone with the mint, all existing orders placed with cc or debit will be cancelled.

lets see if thats true.

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #365 on: July 25, 2011, 11:14:21 AM »
just got this email.


Dear United States Mint Direct Ship Customer:
The United States Mint has eliminated the credit and debit card purchase of $1 Coins through its Direct Ship Program effective July 20, 2011. Customers who wish to purchase $1 coins through the Direct Ship Program can still do so by using a wire transfer, money order or check. Customers who wish to purchase the coins by wire transfer may fax their order to (202)756-6585. Customers interested in purchasing by money order or check may do so by submitting your request in writing to the following address:
   
United States Mint
PO Box 71192
Philadelphia, PA 19176-6192
Please download the order form which includes wire transfer information and follow the instructions provided on the form. http://www.usmint.gov/downloads/directShip/orderform.pdf
 
If you currently have an open $1 coin Direct Ship order placed with the United States Mint, that order will be cancelled. Please resubmit your order by wire transfer, check or money order using the order form.  The Mint has determined that this policy change is prudent due to ongoing activity by individuals purchasing $1 coins with credit cards, accumulating frequent flyer miles, and then returning coins to local banks.  Local banks, in turn, return coins to the Federal Reserve. While not illegal, this activity is a clear abuse and misuse of the program which was intended to facilitate the use of $1 coins in cash transactions.
The Mint has undertaken several aggressive internal and external actions to mitigate this issue, including restricting chronic and repeated use of credit cards, contacting customers who frequently placed large numbers of orders to ensure they were using the coins for legitimate business purchases, and other measures.  While these efforts eliminated a significant amount of misuse in the program, we believe some abuse still exists. Eliminating the credit and debit card purchase of the $1 coin is the next step in our efforts to root out abuse in this program and ensure it is better targeted toward fulfilling its intended purpose which is to get the $1 coin into greater circulation.
Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of the $1 Coin Program.
The United States Mint

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #366 on: July 25, 2011, 02:53:47 PM »
Any other way to reach spending limits besides AMEX GC?

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #367 on: July 25, 2011, 02:58:27 PM »
Any other way to reach spending limits besides AMEX GC?
Amazon Payments, paypal, etc.
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: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #368 on: July 25, 2011, 03:05:51 PM »
Anyway to use Paypal and pay no fee? Can I just send my wife 3,000?

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #369 on: October 29, 2013, 05:17:19 PM »
Got a mailing from US Mint.  Noticed cc was a payment option.  I get excited but then realize that every product in the mailing has a product code except . . . yup, the dollar coins.  Oh well, was hoping this was revived.
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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #370 on: October 29, 2013, 05:22:40 PM »
Got a mailing from US Mint.  Noticed cc was a payment option.  I get excited but then realize that every product in the mailing has a product code except . . . yup, the dollar coins.  Oh well, was hoping this was revived.
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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #371 on: October 29, 2013, 05:30:13 PM »
"Almost doesn't count unless horseshoes or grenades ..."
I just had a flashback to my second grade English teacher.

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #372 on: November 10, 2013, 11:55:38 PM »
Around my 1 year mark in joining ddf, and I was searching for something, and found this forum... I decided to read (almost) the whole thing... Still didn't find what I was looking for, I just wanted to give the "historical" thread a +1...

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #373 on: April 29, 2014, 12:03:38 PM »
I made an order a few weeks ago from the Mint for $10k+ worth of coins. Dollar coins are NOT alive again.

Usually these coins are payable by CC, but they have an issue with my billing info "couldn't verify" and won't ship the order unless I pay by Wire Transfer.
I called Chase and they said the Mint never tried putting the charge through, the US Mint flagged it from their end.
They said I can fax in proof of address (which is copy of CC statement and drivers license) to verify. Billing info on the CC and on US Mint account is same address (work), but my license has a different address (home).

I can't have the US Mint account tied to my home address, there's already another account pointing to there. I'd rather not change my license address to work, plus they said I need to send it in within the next 48H so timing is a concern also.

Worst case I'll pay by wire transfer, although that means I'm losing out on all the points.

Anyone have any ideas for a workaround here? I'm open to any suggestions.

TIA

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Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #374 on: April 29, 2014, 12:24:18 PM »
Why would you want this if paying by wire transfer