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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2013, 07:32:07 PM »
Bought 2 Kindles online from Staples, but forgot to got through the UR site to get UR bonus points
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2013, 07:39:59 PM »
Didn't stop me. A msg to Hyatt got it straightened out
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2013, 07:53:52 PM »
I am embarrassed but I'll admit it.  I thought the spending threshold on the nfl card was 2k but it was really 3k so I didn't get my bonus. :(
No one to blame but myself.
When I apply, I take a screen shot of the offer.  I keep them all in 1 folder on my desktop.  I name them with the date of the application and the cc name (and husband or my initial). 
Makes it easy to refer back to, and easy to see when I'm logged onto my account to check on my spending.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2013, 08:37:30 PM »
Years ago, barista asked me if I need room for milk and I said yes.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2013, 09:10:28 PM »
Bought 2 Kindles online from Staples, but forgot to got through the UR site to get UR bonus points

If you paid with a Chase card, just call them up show it on the bill and tell them that you didn't get credit. Works all the time. Is it ethical?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2013, 09:16:34 PM »
Years ago, barista asked me if I need room for milk and I said yes.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2013, 10:03:51 PM »
If you paid with a Chase card, just call them up show it on the bill and tell them that you didn't get credit. Works all the time. Is it ethical?

no
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2013, 10:49:00 PM »
I don't remember

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2013, 11:18:11 PM »
Bought 2 Kindles online from Staples, but forgot to got through the UR site to get UR bonus points
I've done that.  A simple sm will do the trick.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2013, 01:58:23 AM »
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2013, 07:52:25 AM »
I've done that.  A simple sm will do the trick.
what did you tell them?
"I've done some things I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are pretty disgusting"

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2013, 12:26:16 PM »
what did you tell them?
Told them I forgot to use UR Mall.  They gave me courtesy points.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2013, 12:58:21 PM »
Told them I forgot to use UR Mall.  They gave me courtesy points.

That method IS ethical.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2013, 01:35:42 PM »
I cancelled a marriott card to move the line over about 45 days before my anniversary free night was supposed to post. I had 2 other cards I could have cancelled. I figured its a marriott card what do I need it around for. I only realized after I hung up...... Is there any recourse?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2013, 11:59:07 PM »
Not so much a mistake as recklessness... Still intoxicated from the emotional high of the DDS CLE, I took my kids out for our favorite Sunday activity of CVS cruising combined with a Walmart run. Once I got the kids to bed, I started madly scratching off my VRs with a paper clip, and in my exuberance and fervor... sheered the numbers right off!!!

I don't know if I entered the correct numbers or not in the end, but on my third try, the PIN was recognized as something valid and having 500 bucks on it. I took it. Alls well that ends well.

BTW just as a side note, what's up with those ghetto-@ss VRs at Family Dollar? I mean, are they even real or are they grey market knock-offs from China? I haven't seen such quality since I bought my last Gucci track suit at the swap meet. First of all, my kids we're mocking these lame VRs, "They're cardboard! They're not even plastic!" (My kids know what a real "bean" looks like, I assure you. They've gleefully handled stacks of them.) Second of all, on the back, all there is on the card is a UPC symbol floating in the center. No scratch-off! I mean, come on, Family Dollar clientele are the biggest connoisseurs of scratch-off there are, right?

That's my social commentary for tonight. Peace.