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Let's crowd source things that have counted towards travel redemptions that are not so obvious

Successful
  • NS Hispeed Train Tickets (nshispeed.com)
  • Capitaine Train Tickets (capitaine.com)
  • Eurostar Train Tickets (eurostar.com)
  • DB Bahn Trains Germany (bahn.de)
  • Super Shuttle (mixed, worked in SF when (billed SUPERSHUTTLE EXECUCARS), worked in Boston (SUPERSHUTTLE BOSTON), failed in LA (SUPERSHUTTLE)
  • rail europe on travelocity
  • New York City MTA Subway Cards
  • Boston MBTA Charlie Card reload & Commuter Rail passes & tickets
  • San Francisco Clipper Card public transit (autoload from website)
  • Norwegian Cruise Line purchase made from telephone order from vacationstogo.com
  • rail JR Rail in Japan, load as tourist attraction, call in to get it credit (Post#938)
  • Alaska Airlines checked baggage fee $25 charge
  • Southwest Early Bird Check-in (billed separately from airfare charges)
  • cheaptickets.com hotel
  • Amtrak train ticket >$25 (ALB-NYP)
  • Amtrak train ticket >$25 (unknown destinations)
  • Buying Lifemiles from Avianca
  • Primetime Shuttle (Worked from LAX-SNA)
  • Orbitz.com purchase
  • Priceline
  • Las Vegas Show Booked through hotel
  • Hotels.com
  • WMATA (Washington DC Metro) Weekly pass

Successful - Plus Only
  • Uber
  • NYC Taxi
  • Empire State Building tickets
  • SF Taxi (coded as "YELLOW CARD SERVICES I")

Unsuccessful (please mention the amount redeemed - important as anything under $25 cannot be reimbursed)

  • Amtrak (possibly due <$25 charge)
  • IHG points and cash hotel redemption
  • www.b-europe.com (SNCB rail)
  • Description: ZERVE *CA WHALES Merchant Category: THEATRICAL PRODUCERS (EXCEPT MOTION PICTURES), TICKET AGENCIES...Tickets to whale watching tour purchased over the phone.
  • Car2go
  • Hostelbookers.com deposit (maybe the charge which is >$25 will count?)
  • Thello train (France-Italy night train, codes as rail-freight)
  • Trenitalia (both online and in stations, posts as rail-freight)
  • Brazil airline GOL booked online codes as DIRECT MARKETING/DIRECT MARKETERS--NOT ELESWH ..
  • Blue Water Rafting. Merchant category "Recreation Services -- Not elsewhere classified"
  • Parking at IAH (Houston Intercontinental - on airport) -$76 (PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES)
  • Parking at SNA (John Wayne Airport)
  • Skyjump at Stratosphere Hotel LV $150 (01/14) - not charged by hotel.
  • Gotobus.com Long Distance Buses, ~$100
  • Global Entry

Don't forget travel purchase needs to be > $25 charge for 2,500 mile redemption
Partial redemptions are possible - however you cannot redeem against that charge again. So if you have a $500 charge and you spend 40K points against it, you cannot redeem 10K points for the remaining $100 of that charge.

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Old Apr 15, 13, 1:27 pm   #61
 
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You really should do research into a program before you apply...
thank you. I have, but I still have some questions....and though I looked at the site when I set up the card, I didn't see a clear path to redeeming them, ala SWA or whatever. That is a simple 'have points,buy tickets' type of redeeming. Or Amex, which was a simple'have points, buy things' type of redeeming. Are there any good links to read for a thorogh explanation? Just figured I'd toss it out here......thanks and I will keep reading on my own,I promise...
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Old Apr 15, 13, 1:39 pm   #62
 
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thank you. I have, but I still have some questions....and though I looked at the site when I set up the card, I didn't see a clear path to redeeming them, ala SWA or whatever. That is a simple 'have points,buy tickets' type of redeeming. Or Amex, which was a simple'have points, buy things' type of redeeming. Are there any good links to read for a thorogh explanation? Just figured I'd toss it out here......thanks and I will keep reading on my own,I promise...
http://thepointsguy.com/2013/04/deta...ption-options/
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Old Apr 15, 13, 1:45 pm   #63
 
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thanks for the link!
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Old Apr 20, 13, 8:35 pm   #64
 
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How long does it take to get the Arrival card in the mail? I got instant approved 3 business days ago.
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Old Apr 21, 13, 1:29 am   #65
 
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How long does it take to get the Arrival card in the mail? I got instant approved 3 business days ago.
I got approved 4/14 and I'm still waiting for it to arrive. I think they said 7-10 days, I guess I should have done the expedited shipping.

Update: Approved 4/14, received card 4/22.

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Old Apr 21, 13, 6:09 am   #66
 
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I got mine after about a week
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Old Apr 21, 13, 8:59 am   #67
 
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Thanks for the responses. Will wait patiently
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Old Apr 21, 13, 4:08 pm   #68
 
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Before I pull the trigger on this one, I assume that it's OK to apply your miles on this card towards expensive purchases where you're not fully reimbursed? For instance, if I buy a $500 ticket it will let me apply 40,000 points ($400) towards that, correct?
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Old Apr 22, 13, 8:16 pm   #69
 
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are points from this card transferrable? could I transfer points to my skymiles acct?
No.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 2:47 pm   #70
 
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Barclays Arrival Card

How often can you apply for Barclays credit cards? I just applied for a US Air MC about two weeks ago, how long should I wait to apply for the Arrival card?
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Old Apr 23, 13, 3:02 pm   #71
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How often can you apply for Barclays credit cards? I just applied for a US Air MC about two weeks ago, how long should I wait to apply for the Arrival card?
Barclays is all over the map, and seems to have been tightening up on apps.

My advice - If you have few other recent apps you might be ok, otherwise I would wait until you have paid your first statement on the USAir.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 4:05 pm   #72
 
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Some of my data points...

Applied 4/11. Approved same day after recon. Received 4/18. Met spending requirement 4/19. Points posted today, 4/23.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 5:52 pm   #73
 
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If you have previous Barclays cards, I find that doing charges every so often on them increases the chances of getting an approval on a later card to be better. This is from experience of handling apps for myself + 2 others with similar scores.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 10:11 pm   #74
 
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Looking for guidance on how to handle a Barclay's reconsideration call. Most recent attempt of mine was not successful.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 11:31 pm   #75
 
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Before I pull the trigger on this one, I assume that it's OK to apply your miles on this card towards expensive purchases where you're not fully reimbursed? For instance, if I buy a $500 ticket it will let me apply 40,000 points ($400) towards that, correct?
Yes, that's what I was told by Barclays. Final spend purchase posted today, which included a travel related purchase >$400. I checked and it's giving me the choice to apply $400 or less toward the charge. I notice that you have to redeem in 2500 point increments.
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