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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2014, 07:37:30 AM »
On one of my first cards I thought the spend by date was based on the date you received the card and not based on the date you were accepted. I missed the official date by two days and citi gave me 30k instead of 50k after A lot of time on the phone.
 

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2014, 02:58:53 PM »
signed up for a wells fargo credit card........ and got both checking and credit card closed by wf 1 week later--
I guess they dont like vanilla ice cream from cvs or little blue birds being deposited into their account.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #162 on: February 17, 2014, 09:41:08 AM »
I thought I met my 5k dollar Miles and More spend almost a month ago.
Well... either they messed with my statement or I can't do math because I see now that I am 500 bucks short. Oh, and the 90 days was up yesterday.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #163 on: February 17, 2014, 10:23:00 AM »
I thought I met my 5k dollar Miles and More spend almost a month ago.
Well... either they messed with my statement or I can't do math because I see now that I am 500 bucks short. Oh, and the 90 days was up yesterday.
Spend the $500 today and call and beg.  With some cc's I think it's worked.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2014, 10:25:23 AM »
Spend the $500 today and call and beg.  With some cc's I think it's worked.

I did just that already!  ;)
They say if I go out and spend it today, they will give it to me.  :D

Still, it feels so weird! I did that math over and over again. What did I miss? It makes me paranoid that they mess with the statements.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #165 on: February 17, 2014, 10:33:17 AM »
I did just that already!  ;)
They say if I go out and spend it today, they will give it to me.  :D

Still, it feels so weird! I did that math over and over again. What did I miss? It makes me paranoid that they mess with the statements.
Great minds think alike. :D
If there's something you bought and they didn't charge you the $500, I wouldn't worry too much.   ;D  Yea, I know, sometimes you wonder about your sanity.  But playing these games in general makes me question my sanity.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #166 on: February 17, 2014, 10:41:48 AM »
Great minds think alike. :D
If there's something you bought and they didn't charge you the $500, I wouldn't worry too much.   ;D  Yea, I know, sometimes you wonder about your sanity.  But playing these games in general makes me question my sanity.

It's basic A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream (arithmetic)! How do I mess up arithmetic?? How do I think I am adding up to over 5k and then it's 4,600? Are there statement gremlins?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #167 on: February 17, 2014, 10:59:50 AM »
Why does everyone want to hit the spend right on the head? Any why isn't the spend completed in the first few days?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #168 on: February 17, 2014, 11:07:09 AM »
Why does everyone want to hit the spend right on the head? Any why isn't the spend completed in the first few days?

Please, Count, give us a pep talk on this. Your words will not be wasted. I think for many of us (definitely me) we are still sheepish about manufactured spend and so we don't go gangbusters like we ought to. If I have a card that needs only a 1k spend, I definitely will go out and meet it on the first day, but when it's 5k like Miles and More, it becomes a whole drawn out process.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #169 on: February 17, 2014, 11:11:13 AM »
Please, Count, give us a pep talk on this. Your words will not be wasted. I think for many of us (definitely me) we are still sheepish about manufactured spend and so we don't go gangbusters like we ought to. If I have a card that needs only a 1k spend, I definitely will go out and meet it on the first day, but when it's 5k like Miles and More, it becomes a whole drawn out process.
Can you use GC's at WM for MO's?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #170 on: February 17, 2014, 11:15:01 AM »
Can you use GC's at WM for MO's?

Yes, Count, I can.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #171 on: February 17, 2014, 11:27:53 AM »
Yes, Count, I can.
Then you should have no problem meeting any spend requirement.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #172 on: February 17, 2014, 11:47:34 AM »
Please, Count, give us a pep talk on this. Your words will not be wasted. I think for many of us (definitely me) we are still sheepish about manufactured spend and so we don't go gangbusters like we ought to. If I have a card that needs only a 1k spend, I definitely will go out and meet it on the first day, but when it's 5k like Miles and More, it becomes a whole drawn out process.
Once you're going out for 1K I'm assuming you're buying VR ;) and with that you can buy 5K daily!


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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #173 on: February 17, 2014, 12:22:14 PM »
Once you're going out for 1K I'm assuming you're buying VR ;) and with that you can buy 5K daily!

I guess I am self-conscious but don't I look like a maniac that way? It's so hard to tell who is a seasoned vet and who is just a wild cowboy.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #174 on: February 17, 2014, 12:24:44 PM »
I think spending 5K on a spanking new card might make the cc people nervous.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #175 on: February 17, 2014, 12:29:06 PM »
I think spending 5K on a spanking new card might make the cc people nervous.
Never had an issue, until I did 31K in a week on my Amex cards.

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« Reply #176 on: February 17, 2014, 12:29:52 PM »
I think spending 5K on a spanking new card might make the cc people nervous.
How about 1k five different days then? What am I missing here?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #177 on: February 17, 2014, 12:31:03 PM »
Never had an issue, until I did 31K in a week on my Amex cards.
Have you tried that again. IMHO you are now good to go. Have you tried their fraud alert app?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #178 on: February 17, 2014, 12:32:52 PM »
Have you tried that again. IMHO you are now good to go. Have you tried their fraud alert app?
I'm finished with my spending on Amex! If I wasn't I already know your shitah its like a yellow light! :D


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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
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