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Feb 13, 18, 2:43 pm
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Views: 1,970
Posted By scubadiver

Sigh! Thanks for the research.

Sigh! Thanks for the research.
Feb 12, 18, 11:40 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,970
Posted By scubadiver

1$ coin Redux?

I got the following email from the postal service. I followed the link, and didn't see a catch. Has anyone else researched this offer?All Enrollments now Receive Free Budget Shipping. View this...
Nov 18, 17, 10:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By scubadiver

Thanks all. I will pass. My Costco Citi VISA is...

Thanks all. I will pass. My Costco Citi VISA is good enough.
Nov 11, 17, 10:30 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By scubadiver

Question New PNC Cash-back VISA

The PNC Points VISA has always been pitiful - less than 1% back. Today I have a mailing for a PNC Cash-back VISA that looka as good as the Costco Citi VISA.

4% Gas, 3% Restaurants, 2% Groceries...
Forum: Cruises
Jun 26, 17, 1:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,859
Posted By scubadiver

Bad Travel Experience for a Good Trip with Overseas Adventure Travel

Since this is the first time I've had a bad time from Grand Circle/ OAT, I ran this essay by their customer service. Their non-answer is at the end.

In the past my reviews of Grand...
Feb 20, 17, 1:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By scubadiver

Thanks for the replies

I will try the SM.
Feb 17, 17, 1:23 pm
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Views: 1,391
Posted By scubadiver

Angry Shorted on Citi Costco Rewards

A year has passed. Cashed my rewards voucher and feeling pretty good about the Citi Costco VISA. No problems. Then I got this month's statement.

We had had a Valentine's champagne dinner at a...
Oct 9, 16, 3:04 pm
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

Citi Gets the rewards right

Citi gets to keep their wallet space. Even the funny stuff, such as getting gas at Sheetz or 7-11 gets rewarded at the right percentage. :D
Sep 30, 16, 1:37 pm
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

My brain hurts! I fired up Excel to check on my...

My brain hurts! I fired up Excel to check on my rewards. The good news is that the Citi web page shows the rewards calculation. The bad news is it doesn't match my calculation. Some over, some...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 26, 16, 2:48 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,539
Posted By scubadiver

My last time in a DC-3 was 19 ought 64. My cav...

My last time in a DC-3 was 19 ought 64. My cav unit flew from Kansas to the Mojave desert for jungle training. (If you have been in the service, you will not find this odd.)

As we were about to...
Sep 26, 16, 2:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,343
Posted By scubadiver

I got a mid-scale hearing aid with a remote...

I got a mid-scale hearing aid with a remote control. Had several room keys wiped 'till it dawned on me that the remote had a magnetic closure. :p
Jul 25, 16, 12:10 pm
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

A hopeful sign

7-10 days and then some elapsed. No word from Citi. Called them again. Only a few seconds on hold. Right to a cheerful lady who said, "You calculate the missing rewards. I will credit it."
...
Jul 14, 16, 12:48 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,959
Posted By scubadiver

Got Amazon Prime free with a CC offer. Kept it...

Got Amazon Prime free with a CC offer. Kept it when the free year expired. Free streaming movies and free books for my Kindle as well as free shipping for small items more than amortize the yearly...
Jul 12, 16, 11:41 am
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

Angry Not-good review for Citi Costco card

Got my first bill. First the good news. Citi calculates rewards on THIS month's charges rather than last month's, as did Amex.

The bad news is they do it wrong.

I had four restaurant and...
Jun 24, 16, 9:02 am
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

Thied 4 times to link the Costco card. Hours on...

Thied 4 times to link the Costco card. Hours on hold, then dropped line. Online chat can't help. I guess this POS goes in the lock-box, not in the wallet.
Jun 21, 16, 8:42 am
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

Angry Citi lives down to its reputation

Can't link the new card. On hold for 1/2 hour. Got a cheerful person, stated my problem. She put me back on hold. Here I sit.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 17, 16, 1:35 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,101
Posted By scubadiver

Cool Chickens coming home.

When we moved to DC there were four bus lines, no Metro. The main ones were the Grey Line serving MD, and the Red Line serving VA.

Grey Line had sh**ty labor relations, sh**ty service and sh**ty...
Apr 9, 16, 1:43 pm
Replies: 401
Views: 103,252
Posted By scubadiver

I also have a Citi AT&T Visa from when dinosaurs...

I also have a Citi AT&T Visa from when dinosaurs walked the earth. It'd be nice if I can consolidate the history into my Costco card. Whatever Costco issues gets wallet space 'cause I shop at...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 25, 15, 11:25 am
Replies: 97
Views: 16,823
Posted By scubadiver

Thanks. Alas, DCA and IAD are my home airports. ...

Thanks. Alas, DCA and IAD are my home airports. Wife and I have belonged to PP from the beginning of time. Time to rethink membership.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 25, 15, 9:40 am
Replies: 97
Views: 16,823
Posted By scubadiver

What Happened to Priority Pass?

I went to print the PP lounges in DCA. Found none--zip, nada. Is PP going under?:(
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 6, 15, 9:38 am
Replies: 248
Views: 59,275
Posted By scubadiver

I stopped eating Chipotle when they jumped on the...

I stopped eating Chipotle when they jumped on the anti-science GMO-free bandwagon. So I was spared the E.coli.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 28, 15, 12:00 pm
Replies: 189
Views: 27,484
Posted By scubadiver

What the other guys say, plus a few of my own: ...

What the other guys say, plus a few of my own:

Tie a length of brightly colored ribbon on each of your bags. Make them easy to identify in grass-hut airports in the very 3rd world. (Travel takes...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Aug 24, 15, 2:18 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 8,055
Posted By scubadiver

I live in Reston. Yes, I recommend it. Commute...

I live in Reston. Yes, I recommend it. Commute via the silver line to Tyson's. There are upscale condos in Reston Town Center, a long walk or short bus ride from the Weihle station. Mid-to upper...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 24, 15, 1:59 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 15,628
Posted By scubadiver

Unhappy Heading for the Somerset PA county fair this...

Heading for the Somerset PA county fair this week. I love funnel cake. Sadly, some 400-pounder heaves into view just as I make my purchase. Spoils my appetite.
Jul 28, 15, 9:27 am
Replies: 150
Views: 63,297
Posted By scubadiver

Torch it!

Outside, put it on a rock, and goose it with flame from a Bernz-o-Matic. Not indoors. Fumes from burning plastic get pretty nasty. The torch also ruins the temper on the steel, so tin snips will...
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