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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011, 09:15:25 PM »
How much did you send over time? How many people here have done many thousands?

I've sent close to $1000/month per account for close to 6 months now.  I will pick random amounts so nothing looks too obvious (like sending exactly $1000 every month would).

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011, 09:25:30 PM »
1) if you call amex and say you don't agree to their terms and conditions wont they send you a check for that amount?
2) why not buy amex checks instead of gc's
3) why is everyone buying amex gc's and not visa gc's?
4) for amazon payments is it better to use a amex cc or amex gc?
thanks

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011, 11:15:00 PM »
1) if you call amex and say you don't agree to their terms and conditions wont they send you a check for that amount?
2) why not buy amex checks instead of gc's
3) why is everyone buying amex gc's and not visa gc's?
4) for amazon payments is it better to use a amex cc or amex gc?
thanks
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2011, 12:13:16 AM »
1) if you call amex and say you don't agree to their terms and conditions wont they send you a check for that amount?
2) why not buy amex checks instead of gc's
3) why is everyone buying amex gc's and not visa gc's?
4) for amazon payments is it better to use a amex cc or amex gc?
thanks
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2011, 04:12:39 AM »
Amex CC will earn you a FR

Buying Amex GCs with an Amex CC will earn you an F/R too
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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2011, 11:08:04 AM »
Buying Amex GCs with an Amex CC will earn you an F/R too
Do we know that for a fact?  Or perhaps it was just someone utilizing the majority of his credit line that triggered it.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2011, 11:42:46 AM »
Another good way to use your gift cards (and to meet your spending thresholds) is to pre-pay your regular monthly bills. Put a few hundred dollars towards your cell phone, internet, cable etc. Anything that accepts credit card and you'll have to pay over the next few months anyway. Most will have no problem with an overpayment, it's an interest free loan to them and you'll basically have a few months of getting bills with a credit balance.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2011, 12:07:22 PM »
Do we know that for a fact?  Or perhaps it was just someone utilizing the majority of his credit line that triggered it.
I can attest to that. I know a few people that happened to recently.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2011, 12:07:43 PM »
Another good way to use your gift cards (and to meet your spending thresholds) is to pre-pay your regular monthly bills. Put a few hundred dollars towards your cell phone, internet, cable etc. Anything that accepts credit card and you'll have to pay over the next few months anyway. Most will have no problem with an overpayment, it's an interest free loan to them and you'll basically have a few months of getting bills with a credit balance.

Why would you pay for something if you don't need to??

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2011, 12:09:34 PM »
Why would you pay for something if you don't need to??
You are prepaying the inevitable. Its a way to quickly spend money. I personally wouldn't do that, but the logic is there.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2011, 12:11:05 PM »
Why would you pay for something if you don't need to??
You don't believe in investing. All your money sits in a savings account?

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2011, 12:11:50 PM »
You are prepaying the inevitable. Its a way to quickly spend money. I personally wouldn't do that, but the logic is there.
You're right, but for that price you might as well leave it on the GC

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2011, 12:13:19 PM »
You don't believe in investing. All your money sits in a savings account?
That aint a savings account as you are not earning anything.

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2011, 12:13:32 PM »
You don't believe in investing. All your money sits in a savings account?
I don't consider paying a utility bill before it's due "investing".

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Re: BA Card - Got $2,500 in AMEX GC - How can I get rid of them?
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2011, 12:17:59 PM »
I don't consider paying a utility bill before it's due "investing".
If you have no way to spend the amount for the bonus , I think lending someone money that you guaranteed to get back in exchange for 100k BA miles is actually a good investment