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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #380 on: November 17, 2014, 09:50:34 PM »
What's the difference?
Besides, you can add them now to the one you originally wanted to add them.
True enough... It was just a dumb mistake. No big deal

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #381 on: November 18, 2014, 08:45:02 AM »
True enough... It was just a dumb mistake. No big deal
Maybe it was a smart mistake. You can profit $30 from each one.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #382 on: November 19, 2014, 02:34:10 PM »
Paying with the same Amex card twice at Office Depot.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #383 on: November 19, 2014, 03:50:41 PM »
Paying with the same Amex card twice at Office Depot.
I put a small piece of masking tape with the store name on each card that has the offer : OfDep, for example. (many cards have multiple pieces of tape.  )
Then, when I charge the card, I either remove the tape, or even better, I cross off the name.  Helps avoid this problem.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #384 on: November 19, 2014, 04:30:41 PM »
I put a small piece of masking tape with the store name on each card that has the offer : OfDep, for example. (many cards have multiple pieces of tape.  )
Then, when I charge the card, I either remove the tape, or even better, I cross off the name.  Helps avoid this problem.
Love it.  Great idea, especially with SBS and the same name on a few cards.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #385 on: November 19, 2014, 04:48:27 PM »
I put a small piece of masking tape with the store name on each card that has the offer : OfDep, for example. (many cards have multiple pieces of tape.  )
Then, when I charge the card, I either remove the tape, or even better, I cross off the name.  Helps avoid this problem.
Thanks for the idea. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #386 on: November 20, 2014, 12:58:34 PM »
Thanks for the idea. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it.
Just make sure to return it when done. :P
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #387 on: November 26, 2014, 12:41:55 PM »
Now I don't feel so bad by paying in office depot with my IB card, when I was suppose to use the AMEX (had a $10 credit if use the AMEX in office depot). Only lost $6.95

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #388 on: November 26, 2014, 01:15:01 PM »
I did a Priceline "Name your own price" for rental car and made 2 mistakes:

1) Just assumed $20/day for a minivan is great price and didn't look around first
2) Didn't realize that the time of day you start and end the rental makes a difference and now I got billed for an extra day.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #389 on: November 26, 2014, 01:21:29 PM »
I did a Priceline "Name your own price" for rental car and made 2 mistakes:

1) Just assumed $20/day for a minivan is great price and didn't look around first
2) Didn't realize that the time of day you start and end the rental makes a difference and now I got billed for an extra day.
Where can you have a minivan for $20 a day?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #390 on: November 26, 2014, 01:30:58 PM »

Where can you have a minivan for $20 a day?
Prob FL cars are so cheap down there.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #391 on: November 26, 2014, 02:26:28 PM »
Where can you have a minivan for $20 a day?

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Also, the taxes and fees Priceline charges are higher than any other place I saw. They say that includes their fee. So, to make the "name your own price" work, I assume they make up a bunch of their "loss" with the fees.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #392 on: November 30, 2014, 06:40:01 PM »
being too lazy/tired to make it to WM by the end of the month, oh well

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #393 on: November 30, 2014, 06:50:08 PM »
Walked into staples to buy GCs and discovered that I had a whole stack if amex's with me but not a single ink

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #394 on: December 02, 2014, 05:05:27 PM »
being too lazy/tired to make it to WM by the end of the month, oh well
Same here.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #395 on: December 02, 2014, 05:13:10 PM »
Same here.
I think thats prob since we have the same sucky WM  :)

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #396 on: December 02, 2014, 05:45:48 PM »
Walked into staples to buy GCs and discovered that I had a whole stack if amex's with me but not a single ink
Been There Done That!

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #397 on: December 05, 2014, 03:20:05 PM »
I created a Serve sub-account for SBS and registered the card and sent the info to Great Kosher Deals, and forgot to transfer money to the sub-account so the transaction was denied :(
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #398 on: December 06, 2014, 09:27:26 PM »
I have a Platinum and PRG to reach the threshold, went to pay my -almost 2k- grocery balance but used the Platinum :(
Would I use the PRG I would've gotten X2 on grocery...
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #399 on: December 07, 2014, 05:42:02 AM »
I have a Platinum and PRG to reach the threshold, went to pay my -almost 2k- grocery balance but used the Platinum :(
Would I use the PRG I would've gotten X2 on grocery...
If your grocery is accommodating enough to let you carry a balance, maybe they can also clean up your mistake by refunding the Platinum and charging the PRG.