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Old May 20, 20, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by meiguoyungwai View Post
For shipping credits, does anyone knows what else counts online besides stamps on usps.com? A sheet of forever stamps at USPS is $11 + shipping. Looking to fill the difference
I would like to maximize Mine also. Did
a stamps order From USPS credit ok? Never bad to have more forever stamps
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Old May 20, 20, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by meiguoyungwai View Post
For shipping credits, does anyone knows what else counts online besides stamps on usps.com? A sheet of forever stamps at USPS is $11 + shipping. Looking to fill the difference
The JFK stamps are a sheet of 12 for $6.60.

You can also buy other random values of stamps including extra ounces, $1, etc., some of which have pretty small minimums. There are also prepaid Priority Mail envelopes -- $7.75 each, but minimum 3 (but at $23.25, not a bad use of the $20 credit). I might buy those rather than stamps going forward, because I rarely use stamps, and I often find myself mailing things by Priority Mail. You can also buy individual stamped envelopes.

I also have a hunch that you could buy whatever you want on there, but maybe someone else wants to be the guinea pig to find out.
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Old May 20, 20, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff View Post
May 5 Google Fi charge (via manually triggered payment) has not resulted in a credit.
Was this an automatic payment or did you manually schedule one? I'm wondering if Google is coding differently depending on how the charge is triggered... or if Amex has updated something on its end.
According to the CSR that I chatted with at Amex, "marketing" was aware of the issue with Google Fi but it was Google's responsibility to code the transaction properly.
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Old May 21, 20, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by bryanb View Post
.... wondering if Google is coding differently depending on how the charge is triggered....
Another possibility is that Google uses more than one merchant account for their own purposes, and they happen to be coded differently.
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Old May 21, 20, 7:44 am
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So much Google Fi chatter. My bill was charged on the 18th, automatic payment, same as each month and the credit is showing posted as streaming. I also paid $20 to my mom's AT&T wireless account the same day which triggered the cell phone benefit. I realize not everybody is thrilled with how this is coding, but I'm not going to complain. I don't pay any streaming services on a monthly basis, so it would go unused otherwise.


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Old May 21, 20, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by bryanb View Post
Was this an automatic payment or did you manually schedule one? I'm wondering if Google is coding differently depending on how the charge is triggered... or if Amex has updated something on its end.
Manual payment. My normal payment date is around the 13th. For next month I will let it run through automatically.
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Old May 21, 20, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by fotoflyer88 View Post
... Never bad to have more forever stamps
They would literally last me forever these days; can't remember the last time I used one.
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Old May 21, 20, 10:45 am
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Charged ups on the 17th, no luck yet?
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Old May 21, 20, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by meiguoyungwai View Post
For shipping credits, does anyone knows what else counts online besides stamps on usps.com? A sheet of forever stamps at USPS is $11 + shipping. Looking to fill the difference
Is the credit valid for non-online purchases?
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Old Yesterday, 1:26 am
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Anyone try a recent one time payment for Google fi through pay.google.com? Someone on reddit reported Google Fi triggered the wireless credit. Maybe amex fixed it?
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Old Yesterday, 9:01 am
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I was just about to post that my Google Fi payment triggered the wireless credit this morning. The credit posted 1-day after the payment, was the standard auto-pay, and seemed to code like all past Google Fi payments. Hope that it stays this way!
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Old Yesterday, 9:09 am
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Well look at that... my May 5 manually triggered Fi payment was credited today.
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 am
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Adding a couple data points for the Amex Biz.

Consumer Cellular triggered the phone credit automatically.
Photostamps.com hasn't triggered the shipping credit after 8 days. This is the website that John Oliver is selling his stamps from a recent episode.
Guess I'll go with some more stamps at USPS instead.
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Old Today, 3:47 am
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I changed my Google Fi regular payment method to my Amex Plat at the beginning of the month, before reading that Google Fi probably wouldn't be reimbursed. My monthly payment was charged on May 8 and the $20 credit on May 22.





There are no other charges or credits in this billing period (and no other wireless phone charges in recent years), so it's definitely a reimbursement of the Fi charge. I didn't contact Amex about this.
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Old Today, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by happychic View Post
DP on May 19:

May 13 Google Fi charge. Not credited as streaming or wireless so far
May 16 Amazon Prime Video premium channel
May 18 Amazon Prime Video premium channel streaming credit
On May 24 Google Fi credited as wireless (backdated to May 22).

This makes the Platinum card more compelling for me to keep when the fee is due.
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