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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #810 on: June 09, 2016, 07:21:48 PM »
I will be buying all new appliances at Homedepot. She made they available for GC redemption but couldn't put them in my account since I didn't have a MR earning card.
So why not convert the card back into a mr earning card at that time? If she was anyway willing to make them available in some form at that time...
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #811 on: June 09, 2016, 07:27:39 PM »
So why not convert the card back into a mr earning card at that time? If she was anyway willing to make them available in some form at that time...
He thought she was being nice,
Part of mistakes we make...
I think now it's a done deal. No turning back.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #812 on: June 09, 2016, 08:41:38 PM »
So with the fix it's not too bad.
And we all learned from it.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #813 on: June 10, 2016, 12:28:09 AM »
He thought she was being nice,
Part of mistakes we make...
I think now it's a done deal. No turning back.
+1
"LESS IS MORE" It is the cumulative effect that kills deals!!! How many times do I have to say this?  >:(

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #814 on: July 13, 2016, 11:46:00 PM »


I need to extend the expiration of my Flying Blue miles. I was wondering if flying from USA to Canada on a Delta flight operated by WestJet would allow me to earn Flying Blue miles. I chose the Delta flight number when purchasing from Priceline and my credit card was charged by Delta. Furthermore, the confirmation number can be looked up on Delta.com. Delta is a member of SkyTeam, but WestJet is not.



Wont help. Westjet and flying blue aren't mileage partners

Flew to Canada for no other reason than to extend the expiration of my miles, and failed to accomplish that goal. The response of the quoted DDFer was accurate but I had already flown between the time I asked and the time s/he responded.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #815 on: July 14, 2016, 03:09:54 AM »
The response of the quoted DDFer was accurate but I had already flown between the time I asked and the time s/he responded.
Go Hobo!
Did you find another way to extend the miles?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #816 on: July 14, 2016, 08:22:21 AM »
Flew to Canada for no other reason than to extend the expiration of my miles, and failed to accomplish that goal. The response of the quoted DDFer was accurate but I had already flown between the time I asked and the time s/he responded.
Seriously? How much did that failed attempt cost you?

For any future mileage expiration extension needs, check if the airline has an online shopping portal (Flying Blue does, as do most of the major airlines) and just order anything from one of the linked stores. You should be able to find something for under $5 shipped..

Go now and sign into all your accounts and make a spreadsheet with all the expiration data listed (or use AwardWallet which can pull that data automatically) and do this shopping "trick" for any accounts that are within 3 months of expiring.



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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #817 on: July 14, 2016, 09:39:34 AM »
Seriously? How much did that failed attempt cost you?

For any future mileage expiration extension needs, check if the airline has an online shopping portal (Flying Blue does, as do most of the major airlines) and just order anything from one of the linked stores. You should be able to find something for under $5 shipped..

Go now and sign into all your accounts and make a spreadsheet with all the expiration data listed (or use AwardWallet which can pull that data automatically) and do this shopping "trick" for any accounts that are within 3 months of expiring.



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but flying blue requires a flight to prevent the miles from expiring not just any activity

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #818 on: July 14, 2016, 08:54:52 PM »
Seriously? How much did that failed attempt cost you?

For any future mileage expiration extension needs, check if the airline has an online shopping portal (Flying Blue does, as do most of the major airlines) and just order anything from one of the linked stores. You should be able to find something for under $5 shipped..

Go now and sign into all your accounts and make a spreadsheet with all the expiration data listed (or use AwardWallet which can pull that data automatically) and do this shopping "trick" for any accounts that are within 3 months of expiring.



You're welcome!
Seriously. $67.85 to get there. 7500 BA Avios plus about $45 to get back.

Here's how I found the flight: On matrix.itasoftware.com, on the One-way tab, I entered the airports I was willing to depart from in the first box, I pasted the North America airport list from forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45539.0 into the destination box, chose the option to see calendar of lowest fares and entered / alliance skyteam into the routing codes box. I looked for the lowest number on the calendar, then reversed the route and looked for the lowest number on the calendar again, then chose the lowest of the two. The mistake was that I did not repeat the search using O:DL,AM in the advanced routing codes box after seeing that Delta and AeroMexico service the area. That would have limited my search to flights operated by SkyTeam member airlines.

I wish extending the expiration was as easy as transferring some more miles from Chase or Citi, shopping through a portal, or ordering a magazine, but for Flying Blue, you have to fly.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #819 on: July 24, 2016, 12:22:38 PM »
Worst mistake ever. Was waiting for my 70k SPG points from 2x 35K signup bonuses. till i realized that the SPG cards I had gotten last year were not business cards as I had remembered. so ended up with nothing due to the once per card bonus :( :( :( :(

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #820 on: July 24, 2016, 01:33:07 PM »
Worst mistake ever. Was waiting for my 70k SPG points from 2x 35K signup bonuses. till i realized that the SPG cards I had gotten last year were not business cards as I had remembered. so ended up with nothing due to the once per card bonus :( :( :( :(
Ouch  :(

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #821 on: August 01, 2016, 05:04:00 PM »
Forgot about my First Tennessee bank and just received a letter that my account is in the negative
I hope to call and get it reversed and shut down

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #822 on: August 05, 2016, 01:44:38 PM »
Borrowed a Galaxy with only hours left to the Amex offer and well over 5 Amex cards.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #823 on: August 08, 2016, 02:52:01 PM »
Went to Carters shopped for $75 then realized I only had one card on me...

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #824 on: August 16, 2016, 02:50:23 PM »
Signed up for a few inks through a referral link, then downgraded the original card the link came from to an ink cash before receiving the bonuses. Now the bonuses aren't posting automatically.

It's gonna be an uncomfortable call, when they ask for the info of the people that signed up, and remark on the remarkable similarity between our names (and SSNs).
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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