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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #200 on: March 07, 2014, 07:15:20 AM »
Standard procedure for more then 1K, internal use only.
It starts out as internal use then along the chain a decision is made if it needs to be reported to the government.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #201 on: March 07, 2014, 07:52:14 AM »

It starts out as internal use then along the chain a decision is made if it needs to be reported to the government.
Didnt know that. He only spent 3K so I doubt that would be the case.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #202 on: June 25, 2014, 08:10:49 AM »
Old thread.  Feeling newly dumb (and a bit anxious).

I just bid on a rental car with Priceline.  I wanted to try out a price, so I put in a fictitious name and used an empty GC.  BUT THE GC WASN'T EMPTY!!!  So I now have a good priced rental car reserved not in my name!  I hope I can use it.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #203 on: June 25, 2014, 08:16:45 AM »
that is a good one.  :)
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #204 on: June 25, 2014, 10:13:58 AM »
Old thread.  Feeling newly dumb (and a bit anxious).

I just bid on a rental car with Priceline.  I wanted to try out a price, so I put in a fictitious name and used an empty GC.  BUT THE GC WASN'T EMPTY!!!  So I now have a good priced rental car reserved not in my name!  I hope I can use it.
Anyone know if it will be a problem to use?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #205 on: June 25, 2014, 10:16:53 AM »
Anyone know if it will be a problem to use?

Change your name?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #206 on: June 25, 2014, 10:18:08 AM »
Change your name?
The DMV wont allow name changes without a lot of paperwork that I can't produce.
Priceline allows name changes? how do I do it?
Do you know they wont let me use it without it being in my name?
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #207 on: June 25, 2014, 10:23:41 AM »
I meant legally. As a joke of course..

Call up priceline, sometimes it is possible to cancel the RSVP, try Google for excuses. I have a friend who has cancelled them before.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #208 on: June 25, 2014, 11:30:00 AM »
I meant legally. As a joke of course..  I knew.  Sarcastic/ joke font needed.  Also too nervous.

Call up priceline, sometimes it is possible to cancel the RSVP, try Google for excuses. I have a friend who has cancelled them before.
After calling twice.  I asked to have a friend added because I, the reservation holder, would not be able to pick it up.  Refused both times.  Getting panicky.  Hoping Alamo would let it pass when I hit their counter.  If not, I would lose the money and have to priceline again on my phone.
I pulled up my reservation and chatted.  This time, after I tried to add myself as a friend, she said I would need to be there with a cc in my name for the security deposit.  So I told her >>> that Patty Patch is a name I use on some of my things, but that she has no ID or cc's in her name. <<<
Hold.  Then she came back saying she would make a one time exception and cancel the reservation, pending approval by alamo.  and she would send confirmation to my email.  I asked her to send it instead to XXX@gmail. instead, since I don't monitor the pattypage email too often.  She said ok!
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #209 on: June 25, 2014, 11:34:59 AM »
After calling twice.  I asked to have a friend added because I, the reservation holder, would not be able to pick it up.  Refused both times.  Getting panicky.  Hoping Alamo would let it pass when I hit their counter.  If not, I would lose the money and have to priceline again on my phone.
I pulled up my reservation and chatted.  This time, after I tried to add myself as a friend, she said I would need to be there with a cc in my name for the security deposit.  So I told her >>> that Patty Patch is a name I use on some of my things, but that she has no ID or cc's in her name. <<<
Hold.  Then she came back saying she would make a one time exception and cancel the reservation, pending approval by alamo.  and she would send confirmation to my email.  I asked her to send it instead to XXX@gmail. instead, since I don't monitor the pattypage email too often.  She said ok!
Why don't you call Alamo and add yourself through them?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #210 on: June 25, 2014, 11:38:16 AM »
Why don't you call Alamo and add yourself through them?
The information on the reservation as it was, was all wrong. Name, email, even cc- it was a GC not my united card. Had Priceline not cancelled it or added me, I was going to try Alamo.  Cancelling it was a great solution for me.  Now I know what price works and can make the reservation properly.
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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #211 on: June 25, 2014, 06:33:37 PM »
This morning I went gift card shopping, but was in a rush, and a little lazy, so I didn't add any item(s) to my purchase. A little later today my card was declined in a store. When I called them up, the agent on the phone pulled up my most recent charge and flat out asked "I see it was for XX.XX... Was that a gift card?"   :-[

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #212 on: June 25, 2014, 07:01:07 PM »
This morning I went gift card shopping, but was in a rush, and a little lazy, so I didn't add any item(s) to my purchase. A little later today my card was declined in a store. When I called them up, the agent on the phone pulled up my most recent charge and flat out asked "I see it was for XX.XX... Was that a gift card?"   :-[
What's the big deal? Other than your card being declined.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #213 on: June 25, 2014, 07:02:54 PM »

What's the big deal? Other than your card being declined.
Not a big deal for me, but I think it's somewhat telling that she immediately thought of gift cards.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #214 on: June 25, 2014, 07:03:52 PM »
Not a big deal for me, but I think it's somewhat telling that she immediately thought of gift cards.
You think the banks are dumb? They know the game.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #215 on: June 25, 2014, 07:05:42 PM »

You think the banks are dumb? They know the game.
hence the importance of adding a soda or something to a gift card purchase, no matter how rushed or lazy I'm feeling

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #216 on: June 25, 2014, 07:10:38 PM »
hence the importance of adding a soda or something to a gift card purchase, no matter how rushed or lazy I'm feeling
Wouldn't it be easier to  load a bit less than $500 to the gift card?

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #217 on: June 25, 2014, 07:22:24 PM »

Wouldn't it be easier to  load a bit less than $500 to the gift card?
Besides for the fact that it would lesson the cents/mile ratio, it's too complicated to keep track of which cards have what amounts until I get around to loading them to BB.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #218 on: June 25, 2014, 07:23:04 PM »
Besides for the fact that it would lesson the cents/mile ratio, it's too complicated to keep track of which cards have what amounts until I get around to loading them to BB.
You are also lessening the cents/mile ratio by buying a drink at a pharmacy.

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Re: Dumb mistakes we make playing these games.
« Reply #219 on: June 25, 2014, 07:25:09 PM »

You are also lessening the cents/mile ratio by buying a drink at a pharmacy.
Touché. Although it wasn't a pharmacy :)
Unfortunately, CVS doesn't have much value for me anymore.