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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #80 on: October 07, 2014, 01:01:55 PM »
it's amazing how Hashem has orchestrated the intense details of the last year of your life. it should only continue.

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2014, 01:09:50 PM »
Some of my first year chase card's! Earned over 3M in UR since joining DDF   (gave up counting when I hit 3M) I used my points for Luftansa First, United business, some BA traveling, and had a lot of lounge cards to share with family and friends!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #82 on: October 07, 2014, 01:23:12 PM »
what cards did you open?

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #83 on: October 07, 2014, 01:24:29 PM »
Some of my first year chase card's! Earned over 3M in UR since joining DDF   (gave up counting when I hit 3M) I used my points for Luftansa First, United business, some BA traveling, and had a lot of lounge cards to share with family and friends!
Are all those inks on your name? different businesses?
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #84 on: October 07, 2014, 01:32:42 PM »
All my name on it some my personal, and some as additional.

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #85 on: October 07, 2014, 01:34:29 PM »
what cards did you open?
Should ask which cards I didn't open! ;)

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #86 on: October 07, 2014, 02:36:15 PM »
DAV is the MAN!!! Know him personally great guy with a hunger for points. LOL Keep it up

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #87 on: October 07, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »
Dan wanted me to write up something like @yehuda did.. IYH one day when I get the opportunity to travel on honeymoon I will write up an epic trip report as I already have something very big in plan, just saving up now & building the points & miles balance again..

Have traveled in business & stayed in the most stunning hotels to: Italy, France, England, Poland.. Best part was getting to treat family members of mine (who cant even afford economy) on every trip I took..

here is a photo of the wideroe mistake I booked to the Swiss alps.. (not everyone is in the photo) (Im in the middle with the go pro, not much to see lol)

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #88 on: October 07, 2014, 02:48:36 PM »
DAV is the MAN!!! Know him personally great guy with a hunger for points. LOL Keep it up
Thanks, Chapshnell is My Mini Dan if I have any questions.  ;D

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #89 on: October 07, 2014, 02:52:36 PM »
Paris, Venice & Krakow as well

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2014, 02:53:53 PM »
Alright.. thats it for today  :)

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #91 on: October 07, 2014, 03:03:28 PM »
MT, Yehuda :)
congratulations to all !!
Thanks guys!

Nice! Did you at least get a HT out of the whole thing? :P
Thanks haha :-)

MT @Yehuda, seems like you've been it this for a lot longer than one year. May you have the time to continue both accurring and using everything for years to come!
Thanks! Amen! Let's meet up again somewhere on the other side of the world!

it's amazing how Hashem has orchestrated the intense details of the last year of your life. it should only continue.
Agreed. Amen!

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #92 on: October 07, 2014, 05:24:20 PM »
Congrats @Yehuda and everyone else!  I just posted my story on the DDM site comments, and it pales in comparison to yours.  I just got back from my 2 week honeymoon to Paris and the Maldives at Park Hyatts ($1,200/nt!!), and it too was almost all free and almost all biz class flights just for opening some credit cards and doing some smart spending.  Unfortunately our day jobs wouldn't let us take more than 2 weeks off.  Would've loved to have seen more of Europe.

And yeah, everyone I tell that all I paid was taxes & transfers, and they were in awe.

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #93 on: October 07, 2014, 05:31:31 PM »
Congrats @Yehuda and everyone else!  I just posted my story on the DDM site comments, and it pales in comparison to yours.  I just got back from my 2 week honeymoon to Paris and the Maldives at Park Hyatts ($1,200/nt!!), and it too was almost all free and almost all biz class flights just for opening some credit cards and doing some smart spending.  Unfortunately our day jobs wouldn't let us take more than 2 weeks off.  Would've loved to have seen more of Europe.

And yeah, everyone I tell that all I paid was taxes & transfers, and they were in awe.

Really nice! TR?
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #94 on: October 07, 2014, 08:18:50 PM »
Really nice! TR?

Thanks!  Thought about it, but there's nothing special about my trip (PH Maldives, PH Paris, the new Lufthansa Biz product, TK Biz, TK Lounge in IST, LH Lounge in EWR) that hasn't already been covered here ad nausem.

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #95 on: October 07, 2014, 08:35:35 PM »
Congrats @Yehuda and everyone else!  I just posted my story on the DDM site comments, and it pales in comparison to yours.  I just got back from my 2 week honeymoon to Paris and the Maldives at Park Hyatts ($1,200/nt!!), and it too was almost all free and almost all biz class flights just for opening some credit cards and doing some smart spending.  Unfortunately our day jobs wouldn't let us take more than 2 weeks off.  Would've loved to have seen more of Europe.

And yeah, everyone I tell that all I paid was taxes & transfers, and they were in awe.
Thanks!
Nice!!! That's sick!! You should still post a TR, ppl like to see updated info and to know that things are still as good as before (if they are).

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #96 on: October 07, 2014, 09:25:14 PM »
That's when a lot of people actually post :)

This place is dead on Sundays!
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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #97 on: October 08, 2014, 12:33:11 AM »
please provide feedback for the PH Maldives. I am very interested. Thanks in advance

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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #98 on: October 08, 2014, 08:40:13 AM »


Thanks! Amen! Let's meet up again somewhere on the other side of the world!
I'm up for it.


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Re: My 1yr of DDF!!
« Reply #99 on: October 19, 2014, 04:06:58 PM »
I recently celebrated my 1 year DDFsary (two days ago). One thing that I really want to work on this year is HaKarat HaTov, so thanks to everyone for helping me:
1) Open 12 credit cards, and earn 600k points
2) Book a cheap ticket for my Mom to visit her granddaughter in Israel with the Wideroe mistake (thanks again to Drago for the post).
3) Book hotel rooms using IHG points for our layovers in Europe on the way to and from N. America (before I was on DDF I’d have paid $100 to sleep for a few hours!).
4) Open up a small side business selling things on Amazon (to finance future trips!)- thanks especially to Name Changed and ilherman from the Selling on Amazon thread.
5) Have a 60-day late payment removed from my CR thanks to a tip from CV (thanks, wherever you are ;) )
6) Increase my credit score by at least 50 points.
7) Have an amazing 5th (wedding) anniversary stay at the RC in Herzliya- thanks Dan for mentioning it a few times, and @Yehuda for the pics and inspiration. (pics below)
8 ) Get told by a Chase rep that I was “aggressively pursuing new credit” and slow down for the last six months :)
Thanks especially to Dan for having both the Main Site and the Forums- I’ve learned (and saved and earned) so much!

Goals for the coming year:
1) Get approved for my first Amex
2) Participate in a Jerusalem DO (that hopefully comes together before the last day)
3) Attend a DDS- Israel? Maybe? ;)
4) Book (and actually end up flying) an award itinerary
5) Learn more about Canadian cards and churning (wife is from there).

Thanks again to all!