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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1140 on: July 17, 2020, 12:10:34 PM »
Closed my Prestige on the second anniversary of my last TY card and forgot to open one before...

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1141 on: July 22, 2020, 10:42:09 AM »
charged a canadian table to my freedom unlimited, $165 in foreign transaction fees (and the table company uses a merchant processing team so to reverse they would still have to pay that fee which is about the same) :(

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1142 on: July 26, 2020, 09:47:59 AM »
i tried to use the b6 portal method to cash out my no rush digital credits... turns out their is no gift card option for ebooks bought with credits, and i messed up and accepted the gift thinking i would get the option on the next page. huca'd plenty looks like i just lost $104.49
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1143 on: July 26, 2020, 04:02:20 PM »
Spending $75 at a grocery store on my CashApp card without activating the 10% boost.   >:(
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1144 on: August 06, 2020, 02:22:20 PM »
Forgot to cancel a hampton inn stay booked on points when flight got cancelled. Anything to do?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1145 on: August 06, 2020, 04:15:17 PM »
Forgot to cancel a hampton inn stay booked on points when flight got cancelled. Anything to do?
Try calling and begging?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1146 on: August 07, 2020, 10:32:35 AM »
Try calling and begging?
calling who? hotel?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1147 on: August 07, 2020, 10:44:14 AM »
calling who? hotel?
Most likely the chain will be able to help you more. But try both if you need to.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1148 on: August 18, 2020, 11:14:46 PM »
First, the HACK (discovered by mistake), when you finish the spend requirement on a co-branded Chase Credit Card (at least Bonvoy, but I think others) and the bonus didn't post yet, If you SM Chase they will put it in manually AND when the billing cycle end the system will also add it automatically, resulting in a double bonus.

Now, the MISTAKE, nothing will post until the end of the billing cycle AFTER the spend is completed. I didn't realize that. So, I still only saw 9k points on my account... and I SMed chase again to ask what happened to my points. They looked at my account, and saw that it was double issued but not yet posted, so they took back the extra 100k points :(
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1149 on: August 19, 2020, 05:32:23 PM »
First, the HACK (discovered by mistake), when you finish the spend requirement on a co-branded Chase Credit Card (at least Bonvoy, but I think others) and the bonus didn't post yet, If you SM Chase they will put it in manually AND when the billing cycle end the system will also add it automatically, resulting in a double bonus.
reminds me of the reserve AF hack to sm them to lower credit limit which automatically removes the AF..
Now, the MISTAKE, nothing will post until the end of the billing cycle AFTER the spend is completed. I didn't realize that. So, I still only saw 9k points on my account... and I SMed chase again to ask what happened to my points. They looked at my account, and saw that it was double issued but not yet posted, so they took back the extra 100k points :(
bit off more than you could chew.. :-X
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1150 on: August 19, 2020, 05:46:22 PM »
bit off more than you could chew.. :-X
No, it was really a mistake

Now, the MISTAKE, nothing will post until the end of the billing cycle AFTER the spend is completed. I didn't realize that. So, I still only saw 9k points on my account... and I SMed chase again to ask what happened to my points.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1151 on: August 19, 2020, 06:04:22 PM »
No, it was really a mistake
i apologize. i shall no longer accuse you of removing, by way of mouth, any food, object, or item in excess to that which you can manducate.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1152 on: August 19, 2020, 06:07:38 PM »
i apologize. i shall no longer accuse you of removing, by way of mouth, any food, object, or item in excess to that which you can manducate.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1153 on: August 20, 2020, 08:09:34 PM »
First, the HACK (discovered by mistake), when you finish the spend requirement on a co-branded Chase Credit Card (at least Bonvoy, but I think others) and the bonus didn't post yet, If you SM Chase they will put it in manually AND when the billing cycle end the system will also add it automatically, resulting in a double bonus.

Now, the MISTAKE, nothing will post until the end of the billing cycle AFTER the spend is completed. I didn't realize that. So, I still only saw 9k points on my account... and I SMed chase again to ask what happened to my points. They looked at my account, and saw that it was double issued but not yet posted, so they took back the extra 100k points :(
Update: B"H they didn't end up following through on their "threat" to take off the second 100k, I opened the webpage today to see 210k.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1154 on: August 27, 2020, 09:31:20 PM »
I was sure I had set the cash advance limit to $0 on all my accounts, as a safety measure just in case something codes as a cash advance. Used a CC to fund a new account only to find out that it came through as a cash advance.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1155 on: September 02, 2020, 03:38:04 PM »
I thought this comes in increments of 3. Going to have to take the blame for this one..
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1156 on: October 15, 2020, 09:47:00 AM »
Applied for the Sapphire offer, but forgot to cancel my old no fee one first. I had already moved all the credit off it but was waiting to cancel.  Rep said credit didn't pull so I can reapply.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1157 on: July 23, 2021, 01:18:27 PM »
signed up for the Amex Marriott 100k offer and was short $6 for the signup bonus
its a few weeks late now
called Amex and they said they could include an extra 10 days after the promotion period ended.... but i stopped using the card as i thought i reached the spend threshold and it looks like its too late now :(

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1158 on: July 23, 2021, 01:41:34 PM »
signed up for the Amex Marriott 100k offer and was short $6 for the signup bonus
its a few weeks late now
called Amex and they said they could include an extra 10 days after the promotion period ended.... but i stopped using the card as i thought i reached the spend threshold and it looks like its too late now :(
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #1159 on: July 23, 2021, 02:36:53 PM »
signed up for the Amex Marriott 100k offer and was short $6 for the signup bonus
its a few weeks late now
called Amex and they said they could include an extra 10 days after the promotion period ended.... but i stopped using the card as i thought i reached the spend threshold and it looks like its too late now :(

Ouch, I export my transactions to Excel and sum them up that way to make sure I've correctly hit the spend requirement