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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9061 on: December 03, 2020, 04:46:17 PM »
Is there a way to read threads in the format of the page showing your posts that have been liked?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9062 on: December 08, 2020, 12:58:59 PM »
What's the site for uploading sound clips that I've seen people use here?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9063 on: December 08, 2020, 01:03:30 PM »
Is there a way to read threads in the format of the page showing your posts that have been liked?
Nope
What's the site for uploading sound clips that I've seen people use here?
Where?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9064 on: December 08, 2020, 07:53:54 PM »
What's the site for uploading sound clips that I've seen people use here?
Soundcloud?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9066 on: December 10, 2020, 03:28:39 AM »
Found it - it's Vocaroo. (I remembered that one uploaded file had been someone's opinion about the Jersey Shore BlueClaws).
(You can search the forums for [vocaroo] and [voca.ro] to see all the times it's been used here - not very many.)
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9067 on: December 20, 2020, 01:58:15 PM »
What's the best approach to going on vacations via points, miles, etc if one does not go often (say every 2-3 years)? Should I be picking a destination, seeing which flights make sense, and signing up for a credit card accordingly several months in advance? Subsequently close/downgrade them? Thank you!

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9068 on: December 20, 2020, 07:28:44 PM »
What's the best approach to going on vacations via points, miles, etc if one does not go often (say every 2-3 years)? Should I be picking a destination, seeing which flights make sense, and signing up for a credit card accordingly several months in advance? Subsequently close/downgrade them? Thank you!
The best approach IMHO is with Chase UR, you don't need a specific destination or airline in mind. You can start with no-fee cards getting the best bonuses you can and when you see that you are close to having enough for any flight you can get the premium (fee) card or if it makes sense because of the SUB (just keep in mind Chase's 5/24 rule when racking up bonuses)
The way it works with chase points is as follows:
Some cards have bonuses in certain categories, such as the Ink Cash in office supply stores or the Freedom in different quarterly ones.
These are no fee cards. However, they can only redeem the points at face value (.01/pt) But you can leave them on the card until you are ready to redeem it. You can then transfer it to a fee card like the sapphire reserve to redeem for 1.5x (.015/pt.) or the preferred for 1.25x. Or you can use the fee cards to transfer them to airline miles where you can sometimes get even better redemptions.

So, in short you don't need to open the fee card until you have close to the target amount of points necessary for the trip you want to take.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9069 on: December 21, 2020, 08:41:33 PM »
I just downloaded tapatalk, figuring out my way around it. Is there a thread anywhere which talk about tapatalk tips/tricks/helpful info etc.?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9070 on: December 21, 2020, 08:44:24 PM »
I just downloaded tapatalk, figuring out my way around it. Is there a thread anywhere which talk about tapatalk tips/tricks/helpful info etc.?
When you create one, suggested title:
"Friends Don't Let Friends Use Tapatalk"
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9071 on: December 21, 2020, 08:48:32 PM »
When you create one, suggested title:
"Friends Don't Let Friends Use Tapatalk"
Not sure I get it... you suggesting I should stick with my mobile browser? At first glance besides for the ads tapatalk seems much better, then again only been using it for half hour.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9072 on: December 21, 2020, 08:50:54 PM »
Not sure I get it... you suggesting I should stick with my mobile browser? At first glance besides for the ads tapatalk seems much better, then again only been using it for half hour.
I would suggest you use the browser to do the following search and go through the 14 threads.


I'm a (non) Tapatalk user myself btw
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9073 on: December 21, 2020, 08:56:18 PM »
I just downloaded tapatalk, figuring out my way around it. Is there a thread anywhere which talk about tapatalk tips/tricks/helpful info etc.?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9074 on: December 24, 2020, 08:34:01 PM »
The best approach IMHO is with Chase UR, you don't need a specific destination or airline in mind. You can start with no-fee cards getting the best bonuses you can and when you see that you are close to having enough for any flight you can get the premium (fee) card or if it makes sense because of the SUB (just keep in mind Chase's 5/24 rule when racking up bonuses)

Thank you so much! This was really helpful. The reason you think Chase UR is the best is because it's considered the most "liquid"? Meaning you can transfer to a larger variety of airlines?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9075 on: December 24, 2020, 08:36:57 PM »
I feel a little stupid asking.... But wheres the option to add a profile pic??

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9076 on: December 24, 2020, 08:42:39 PM »
I feel a little stupid asking.... But wheres the option to add a profile pic??
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9077 on: December 24, 2020, 08:45:37 PM »
You need 250 posts
im assuming JS is not counted?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9078 on: December 24, 2020, 09:06:41 PM »
im assuming JS is not counted?
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
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correct
Thnx (gotta start post padding) ;)
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