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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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Barclays Arrival/Arrival Cards (1.1%/2.2% travel credits)

Old May 13, 2014, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by PainCorp
^

You give me hope.
Good luck! 3 TU inquiries, 11-12 apps/new cards in the last 6 months, low 700s FICO with an AAoA at maybe 6 months because of all the new apps, and the CSR barely approved me back in January for the US Air card. If I can get it, anybody can.
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Old May 13, 2014, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by maddie5218
Good luck! 3 TU inquiries, 11-12 apps/new cards in the last 6 months, low 700s FICO with an AAoA at maybe 6 months because of all the new apps, and the CSR barely approved me back in January for the US Air card. If I can get it, anybody can.
What the.
That's my exact profile.
But my FICO is higher, 792.

Screw you Barclay.
Income probably had to do with it. (Student)
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Old May 13, 2014, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by f0xx
What the.
That's my exact profile.
But my FICO is higher, 792.

Screw you Barclay.
Income probably had to do with it. (Student)
That's probably the only thing that held you back because there's no way I would've been approved and not you.
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Old May 13, 2014, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by maddie5218
Wow, super shocked. I got antsy and just wanted to go for it figuring a HP on TU wouldn't kill me if I didn't get it and much to my surprise I was instantly approved! Low CL at $3k, but more than enough for me. Thanks to everybody for the help!
Lucky you! ^
I will still wait since I don't want to be disappointed again and I have a cruise payment in September so looking to apply in July.
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Old May 13, 2014, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by duranza
Originally Posted by maddie5218
Good luck! 3 TU inquiries, 11-12 apps/new cards in the last 6 months, low 700s FICO with an AAoA at maybe 6 months because of all the new apps, and the CSR barely approved me back in January for the US Air card. If I can get it, anybody can.
Lucky you! ^
I will still wait since I don't want to be disappointed again and I have a cruise payment in September so looking to apply in July.
This card still isn't worth it until they have EMV though. I'll get it next year when my CSP AF is due.
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Old May 13, 2014, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by PainCorp
This card still isn't worth it until they have EMV though. I'll get it next year when my CSP AF is due.
What is EMV?

Not worth it? $450 back on a cruise payment and only 3k in 3 mos?

It's worth it to me.^. husband already has it and has applied already $475
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Old May 13, 2014, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by duranza
What is EMV?

Not worth it? $450 back on a cruise payment and only 3k in 3 mos?

It's worth it to me.^. husband already has it and has applied already $475
Chip & Sign / Chip & PIN
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Old May 13, 2014, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by duranza
What is EMV?

Not worth it? $450 back on a cruise payment and only 3k in 3 mos?

It's worth it to me.^. husband already has it and has applied already $475
For churning, which barclays hates. You won't be able to churn this card forever.

I'm looking at switching to this card long term, but I need the Chip & PIN for that, at the very least Chip & Signature.
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Old May 14, 2014, 1:10 pm
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