Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Credit, Debit and Prepaid Card Programs > Credit Card Programs
Sign in using an external account

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 9, 12, 11:02 am   #61
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: East Coast USA/Asia
Programs: AA Plat /KE mc/OZ Diamond /Marriott gold/ SPG gold
Posts: 217
can you transfer VS points to Hilton? (or other hotel chains?)
sunrider101 is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 11:39 am   #62
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BOS
Programs: UA,AA,BA,AS,HH,SPG,IHG
Posts: 491
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunrider101 View Post
can you transfer VS points to Hilton? (or other hotel chains?)
2 HH points:1 VS mile for Hilton, not sure about other hotel programs.
aarif1 is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 1:32 pm   #63
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 638
This was a good promo and if you spent $3335 on the card, then you would get right over 55,000 miles (including 2 Athorized Users), so that was a transfer of 110,000 Hilton points. I would encourage people to get over 55k, as you can only transfer in blocks of 5,000 miles. If you have to spend $2,500, may as well get it up o $3,335, remeber you get 1.5 miles for each $1 spent.

Also, you don't need to spend on your Authorized User cards, these cards are exactly the same #, so their system has no idea which card you use. This is just like Chase system, essentially same card. Personally, I don't even bother with AU cards, I get them, put them in a draw and eventually shred them.

Final note, this card is churnable, so at current promo with $1 spend at 20,000 miles + 5,000 miles for 2 AUs, that is still 25,000 miles = 50,000 Hilton points, for a $90 fee, that is pretty great deal to include in your churn schedule, IMHO. You do this three times, pick up 150,000 Hilton points, you got yourself 4 nights at Category 7 hotel for $270 -- not too shabby.

Cheers,

PedroNY
PedroNY is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 3:28 pm   #64
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Programs: AA LT Gold, DL Silver, PCR Platinum, SPG Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 272
This link is dead now.
It was ok a few days ago (I clicked but postponed the application until today). Well.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LarzMN View Post
Couldn't seem to find a still-working link until trying the one at TPG:

http://thepointsguy.com/2012/04/6500...omment-page-1/

The one from the special credit card offers thread has long been dead, and the one off of Million Mile Secrets died as of this very morning. Makes me question if this deal is slowly dying?
milaohu is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 6:45 pm   #65
2014 Secret Santa
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NYC
Programs: AA EXP, BA Silver, TK Silver, SPG Gold, Hyatt Plat, IC Plat Amb
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by milaohu View Post
This link is dead now.
It was ok a few days ago (I clicked but postponed the application until today). Well.
The link expired on 6/30
BigRedBears is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 9:18 pm   #66
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DCA
Programs: US Chairman, Marriott Platinum, PCR Platinum, and SPG Gold
Posts: 1,232
Unfortunate. I was going to do this for the Hilton points. Hopefully another offer comes up soon. I may head for the Hawaiian cards next.
ejh25 is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 9:46 pm   #67
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Programs: aa, spg
Posts: 68
Anyone know if you can add someone as an authorized user that already has the card?

My wife and I both just got these.

Thanks!
zilberbrand is offline  
Old Jul 9, 12, 9:51 pm   #68
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: RDU
Programs: DL FO, AA LT PLT, SPG Gold, Hyatt Lifetime Diamond, HHonors Gold, Club Carlson Gold, Other Crap...
Posts: 5,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRedBears View Post

Re: 2 AUs, you need to make 1 purchase on each card to get 5000 bonus points.
Authorized user cards have the exact same card number as the primary, so I am not sure how BofA are even able to differentiate which card is used
__________________
MilesAbound - my blog | Trip Report: Emirates A380 F JFK-DXB
ma91pmh is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 9:44 pm   #69
Formerly known as gwhit21
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tx
Programs: All of them.
Posts: 167
I received an email from Flying Club this morning with the 65,000 offer. The details are the same as the version that just died.

Here's the link:

https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...Q-_-0712#apply
__________________
1st Class Travel for Pennies @ | NoobTraveler | - Actionable Daily Tips on Maximizing your Miles and Points.
TheNoobTraveler is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 9:54 pm   #70
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DCA
Programs: US Chairman, Marriott Platinum, PCR Platinum, and SPG Gold
Posts: 1,232
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNoobTraveler View Post
I received an email from Flying Club this morning with the 65,000 offer. The details are the same as the version that just died.

Here's the link:

https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...Q-_-0712#apply
Very nice. I'm going to pull the trigger on this one soon.

Cheers.
ejh25 is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 10:07 pm   #71
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Programs: UA Gold, AA Gold, Hyatt Plat, SPG Gold, Marriott Plat, Hilton Gold, Hertz Pres Circle, etc etc
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNoobTraveler View Post
I received an email from Flying Club this morning with the 65,000 offer. The details are the same as the version that just died.

Here's the link:

https://www.applyonlinenow.com/USCCa...Q-_-0712#apply
Thanks Noob. Been waiting for this to return.
greek2me is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 10:15 pm   #72
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 61
Do they give instant approval or do you need to call in and they will ask a few questions first?
Thanks.
vitousa is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 10:17 pm   #73
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: LAX
Posts: 2,100
"Earn up to 5,000 Flying Club bonus miles when you add additional authorized users to your Card"

T & C doesn't mention any bonus points for adding additional authorized users.

What does "up to 5000 bonus miles" equate to? How many additional users do I need to earn the complete 5000 bonus miles?

Do I need to add addtional users at the time of the application or after I receive the card?
metoo is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 10:38 pm   #74
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 18,652
Quote:
Originally Posted by ma91pmh View Post
Authorized user cards have the exact same card number as the primary, so I am not sure how BofA are even able to differentiate which card is used
Actually they do.

While this is not specific to this card, but as a general matter, the banks know which card is used. You are unable to view it on your statement, (not always but in most cases) but the internal records know which card is used.

The mag tape stores the AU's name and other identifier. I found this out when AU card was compromised and the bank called. They specifically asked if the AU was traveling (the charges were made in Mexico). They knew it was the AU card being used (a cloned one from info stolen, probably at the doctor's office as that was the only place, only time the AU card was used in 3 months' period.), and all transactions were POS transactions. So right out of bat they knew it was a cloned card once they verified the AU did not leave home and the card was in our possession.
Happy is offline  
Old Jul 11, 12, 10:40 pm   #75
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SGU LAS
Programs: AA,BA,UA,US,SPG
Posts: 208
thanks noob!
crzn is online now  
 
 
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 7:58 am.