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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #360 on: October 07, 2014, 09:00:33 PM »
I went into FD on Friday to reload my Serve, only to find that the weird VR the ones that say "Do Not Remove From Store" were all gone. Thankfully they still had one behind the counter. Who has been taking those is my question.
At the FD I went to they had one behind the counter that they used each time.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #361 on: October 11, 2014, 11:56:39 PM »
Made hotel and office supply store purchases with Ink Bold even though I knew I would cancel the card before the next statement to get the annual fee refunded. Points that could easily be worth half the annual fee will be forfeited. Any ideas?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #362 on: October 12, 2014, 12:28:18 AM »
Made hotel and office supply store purchases with Ink Bold even though I knew I would cancel the card before the next statement to get the annual fee refunded. Points that could easily be worth half the annual fee will be forfeited. Any ideas?
My experiences with chase recently is that these is a new rule that u can cancel up to 180 Days and still get the full annual fee refund back.  U Just have to request it,  it's not automatic

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #363 on: October 12, 2014, 12:36:30 AM »
Are you sure you need to cancel now to get the AF refunded?  It seems you can get it refunded for up to 180 days.
Oh, I thought it was something like 60 to 90 days or so. I cancelled it last week and the annual fee credit already posted, along with the aforementioned hotel and office supply purchases, in the "transactions since last statement" section. When the statement will be generated later this month, I assume the points earned will show up as "unavailable for redemption". Has anyone been able to get UR points that posted to a closed account to be transferred to an open account?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #364 on: October 23, 2014, 02:40:46 PM »
Chase told me last week you only have up to 60 days from the date the fee posted to get it back.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #365 on: October 23, 2014, 02:50:41 PM »
Went to buy gift cards for gas points today. Second transaction with the same customer service person I forgot to give her my reward number.
No I had to get it done manually

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #366 on: October 30, 2014, 06:21:55 PM »
Chase told me last week you only have up to 60 days from the date the fee posted to get it back.
They've told me over 100 days, I think 130.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #367 on: November 01, 2014, 08:24:40 PM »
Oh, I thought it was something like 60 to 90 days or so. I cancelled it last week and the annual fee credit already posted, along with the aforementioned hotel and office supply purchases, in the "transactions since last statement" section. When the statement will be generated later this month, I assume the points earned will show up as "unavailable for redemption". Has anyone been able to get UR points that posted to a closed account to be transferred to an open account?
I called and SM'ed after the statement printed, asking if they could transfer the unavailable points to another UR account. Both insisted that I forfeited the points by closing the account.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #368 on: November 01, 2014, 08:42:33 PM »
I called and SM'ed after the statement printed, asking if they could transfer the unavailable points to another UR account. Both insisted that I forfeited the points by closing the account.
I don't remember the details of the AF and the # of points involved.  But you may be able to reopen the account.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #369 on: November 01, 2014, 08:45:35 PM »
I don't remember the details of the AF and the # of points involved.  But you may be able to reopen the account.
I did ask them if I could reopen the account and they said no. Even if I could, I would not reopen it if that would involve rebilling the AF because the points at stake are worth less than the AF.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #370 on: November 04, 2014, 02:01:23 PM »
After scanning and paying for about 10 washers at Home Depot's self checkout, I realized that i was using my serve card, not my Amex card.


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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #371 on: November 04, 2014, 02:14:48 PM »
After using my Ink at Staples, I thought I'd be smart and finish up two spending thresholds on Amex cards (ok with getting only 1x and not 5x just like regular stores).  Dumb.  I paid $6.95 for $200 (x7 cards) instead of $4.95 for $500 (x3 cards).  Oops.  $34.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #372 on: November 09, 2014, 01:16:50 AM »
Get a 1X $50 statement credit by using your connected Card to make a single purchase of $200+ on all charges to your room, including your room rate, when you pay for your stay with Marriott Hotels between 11/6/14 and 12/31/14. Tweet using #AmexMarriott to add this offer to your connected American Express Card.
When the Courtyard offer was around it was tough to find hotels with gift cards. Many said they never carry them. So let's hope that online works.
Didn't work this morning. Bought a Gift Card at a Courtyard, did not get a confirmation email after.
T&C exclude Courtyard
My Bad. Ouch

That will teach me to read the T&C more diligently.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #373 on: November 09, 2014, 01:20:18 AM »
Was hoping to make some money by selling the GC online instead ended up losing $24 by selling it.
That was on the $200 GC you bought from Courtyard,right? Did you end up getting one at Marriott that worked?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #374 on: November 09, 2014, 01:21:58 AM »
That was on the $200 GC you bought from Courtyard,right? Did you end up getting one at Marriott that worked?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #375 on: November 13, 2014, 10:10:25 PM »
Buying fee-free gift cards and getting an expired meter ticket.

Kinda negates the whole purpose of the trip.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #376 on: November 13, 2014, 10:17:23 PM »
Buying fee-free gift cards and getting an expired meter ticket.

Kinda negates the whole purpose of the trip.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #377 on: November 14, 2014, 07:15:51 AM »
Buying fee-free gift cards and getting an expired meter ticket.
That reminds me. Going to Milt's and have the same thing happen.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #378 on: November 17, 2014, 09:41:09 PM »
I have a old blue cash and an everyday blue cash. I called amex to add some aus for SBS and by mistake added them to the wrong card (Ie, not the one I intended to). Of the 5 aus that I added, two were already aus

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #379 on: November 17, 2014, 09:49:22 PM »
I have a old blue cash and an everyday blue cash. I called amex to add some aus for SBS and by mistake added them to the wrong card (Ie, not the one I intended to). Of the 5 aus that I added, two were already aus
What's the difference?
Besides, you can add them now to the one you originally wanted to add them.