Author Topic: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping  (Read 91211 times)

Offline aaa

  • Forum Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 1085
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #90 on: October 27, 2009, 04:03:20 PM »
Why cant you just place 10 orders for 2 boxes of president coins? Who needs the NA's?

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 56304
  • Total likes: 4146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #91 on: October 27, 2009, 04:06:39 PM »
Why cant you just place 10 orders for 2 boxes of president coins? Who needs the NA's?
1: I usually order 15K NA at a time.
2: I tried ordering 10 boxes of presidents and it got canceled as I already ordered all of the presidents.
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.

Offline mancunian

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1247
  • Total likes: 7
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #92 on: October 27, 2009, 04:12:43 PM »
why cant you order more on a cosigner card

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 56304
  • Total likes: 4146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2009, 04:37:52 PM »
why cant you order more on a cosigner card
I could, but that's a lot of hassle to go through for just $2,500.
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.

Offline Mikeoracle

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 1923
  • Total likes: 26
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NJ
Re: Ideas to reach bonus spending requirments on new cards
« Reply #94 on: November 02, 2009, 08:14:04 PM »
Regarding the mint coints;
As posted on Flyertalk some of the bigger coin churners have received a letter as follows;

    Dear Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Customer:

    The Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program was developed to make $1 coins readily available to the American public at no additional cost. Indeed, the United States Mint is the only place to obtain Native American $1 Coins at this time. The intent of the program is to encourage use of the $1 coins in oridnary day-to-day cash transactions. Increased usage of $1 coins in commerce saves the nation money due to the coin’s 100% recyclability and durability - it lasts for decades.

    However, it has come to our attention that some customers are not using the program as intended. For example, a small number of customers are repeatedly ordering large quantities of $1 coins to accure points on credit card plans, then turning the coins in to their banks. This type of activity is not in the spirit of the Circulaing $1 Coin Direct Ship Program and is costing the government money in processing, handling, and postage for these orders.

    Please note that the United States Mint is monitoring Direct Ship transactions. If an abusive ordering pattern exists, we will no longer fulfill future orders.

    We are pleased that the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program has been a great success, with over 100 million $1 coins issued to date. We hope that all future purchases will honor the intent of the program to encourage robust circulation of $1 coins.

    If you have questions about the program, please contact the UNited States Mint’s Office of $1 Coin Programs at (202) 354-7603.

    Sincerely,
    The United States Mint


Offline Charles The Govenor

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 864
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #95 on: November 02, 2009, 10:24:05 PM »
Wow! Pretty intense, that is crazy did anyone on this forum get that Letter?
star alliance

Offline ash

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 822
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #96 on: November 03, 2009, 12:25:28 PM »
its crazy i mean dan did 250,000 thats nuts

Offline MOSES

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 789
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #97 on: November 03, 2009, 02:34:43 PM »
they limit it to two per person.
anyone have any ideas?

Offline ceejay

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 530
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
US Mint is P'oed
« Reply #98 on: November 03, 2009, 08:34:30 PM »
US Government Begins to Scold (and Praise!) Presidential Coin Churners

Buying coins with credit cards and depositng those coins to pay of the credit card is a technique which many have used to earn hundreds of thousands of miles.

The US government pays the credit card merchant fees on the charge, and covers the cost of shipping, and the consumer gets the rewards.

It appears that some heavy coin churners are receiving a letter as follows:

    Dear Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Customer:

    The Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program was developed to make $1 coins readily available to the American public at no additional cost. Indeed, the United States Mint is the only place to obtain Native American $1 Coins at this time. The intent of the program is to encourage use of the $1 coins in oridnary day-to-day cash transactions. Increased usage of $1 coins in commerce saves the nation money due to the coin’s 100% recyclability and durability - it lasts for decades.

    However, it has come to our attention that some customers are not using the program as intended. For example, a small number of customers are repeatedly ordering large quantities of $1 coins to accure points on credit card plans, then turning the coins in to their banks. This type of activity is not in the spirit of the Circulaing $1 Coin Direct Ship Program and is costing the government money in processing, handling, and postage for these orders.

    Please note that the United States Mint is monitoring Direct Ship transactions. If an abusive ordering pattern exists, we will no longer fulfill future orders.

    We are pleased that the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program has been a great success, with over 100 million $1 coins issued to date. We hope that all future purchases will honor the intent of the program to encourage robust circulation of $1 coins.

    If you have questions about the program, please contact the UNited States Mint’s Office of $1 Coin Programs at (202) 354-7603.

    Sincerely,
    The United States Mint

So they’re saying they may stop shipping to people playing this game. Of course they may not. And in the same breath that they are complaining about large volume purchasers, they tout the large volume of coins shipped as a success! (”We are pleased that the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program has been a great success, with over 100 million $1 coins issued to date”)

We’ll see how long the merry-go-round ride lasts.

Offline mordys

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 187
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
US Mint Workaround
« Reply #99 on: November 12, 2009, 11:43:09 AM »
Now that the Native American $1 coins are not available and only the Presidents are (with their limit of 2 boxes per person, for LIFE) does anyone have any workarounds for this?
I saw somewhere, (i think FrugalTravelGuy) that if you put an apartment number in the address, even with the same name, the Mint will let the orders go through, even if you ordered Presidents previously. This would be attractive for someone that lives in a private house.
Anyone have experience?

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 56304
  • Total likes: 4146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #100 on: November 12, 2009, 11:56:16 AM »
Now that the Native American $1 coins are not available and only the Presidents are (with their limit of 2 boxes per person, for LIFE) does anyone have any workarounds for this?
I saw somewhere, (i think FrugalTravelGuy) that if you put an apartment number in the address, even with the same name, the Mint will let the orders go through, even if you ordered Presidents previously. This would be attractive for someone that lives in a private house.
Anyone have experience?
Lol...that's also what people do for rebates.
It probably would work as it's tracked by address.
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.

Offline Daniel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 914
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #101 on: November 16, 2009, 07:59:37 AM »
Haven't been following the latest news-

Can someone summarize what the current limits are on all coins?

Offline Daniel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 914
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #102 on: November 16, 2009, 08:00:35 AM »
Also, can you make your first purchase on a new Citi AA Card for coins- or will they reject it as some banks do because the first purchase cannot be an online order and must be swiped?

Offline mancunian

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1247
  • Total likes: 7
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #103 on: November 19, 2009, 05:29:50 PM »
anyone know how to get money off an amex gift card? can u do a cash advance or bt from it?
just thinking...

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 56304
  • Total likes: 4146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Dollar Coins from US Mint at face value with Free Shipping
« Reply #104 on: November 19, 2009, 06:07:39 PM »
anyone know how to get money off an amex gift card? can u do a cash advance or bt from it?
just thinking...
Do you mean besides for buying coins?
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.