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Yesterday, 2:58 pm
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Posted By akr1970akr

unf you don't find out til a few months later. ...

unf you don't find out til a few months later. i'm leaving plenty of the table with sears right now. i'm thinking card co's are going to be slashing limits/lines as defaults start creeping up. a...
May 23, 20, 12:58 pm
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Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

What is interesting is that when I call in to USB...

What is interesting is that when I call in to USB I get a person right away. Every other card company right now is kind of crappy in that dimension.

They still have a high human touch element to...
May 23, 20, 12:53 pm
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Views: 119,113
Posted By akr1970akr

The Costco card is really great free card, and...

The Costco card is really great free card, and has lots of advantages over regular free Citi cards.
May 22, 20, 3:31 pm
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Views: 123,656
Posted By akr1970akr

You can have a Schwab rep get someone from...

You can have a Schwab rep get someone from 'marketing' who will go over your accounts for you and determine which ones count vs which don't.

For someone who has lots of custodial, power of...
May 22, 20, 3:26 pm
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Views: 978
Posted By akr1970akr

Delta came out on their earnings call and said...

Delta came out on their earnings call and said that spending on their cobranded cards is not any 'worse' than what Amex is already seeing. So they claim they are NOT seeing a shift in their card...
May 22, 20, 3:23 pm
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Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

It is risky, and there are plenty of shut down...

It is risky, and there are plenty of shut down stories all over the interwebs.

Why not pre pay a bunch of utilities, insurance and things of that nature.

Many of those will let you pay $500...
May 19, 20, 10:18 am
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Views: 389,645
Posted By akr1970akr

Any color on retention offers on the BOA Alaska...

Any color on retention offers on the BOA Alaska personal cards? not much spend beyond MSR and fee hits next month. sadly AS cancelled a couple of our trips so not really inclined to keep it. They...
May 15, 20, 6:20 pm
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Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

I got my first spending promo from USB AR ever....

I got my first spending promo from USB AR ever. $10 off $100 spent at pet stores if done before June 30. They said Petsmart, Petco, and Petsupplies count specifically but other stores would depend on...
May 15, 20, 6:02 pm
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Posted By akr1970akr

wow. nice retention on prestige if they are...

wow. nice retention on prestige if they are waiving half the fee
May 14, 20, 11:32 am
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Views: 978
Posted By akr1970akr

Card spending metrics, post national emergency

Interesting macro data on what is happening in card spending

https://institute.jpmorganchase.com/institute/research/household-income-spending/initial-household-spending-response-to-covid-19
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May 13, 20, 12:13 pm
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Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

spending is probably down, and chargeoffs are...

spending is probably down, and chargeoffs are likely up.

marketing spend is down at most firms, and retention is typically considered a marketing type of expense
May 10, 20, 11:03 am
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Views: 5,153
Posted By akr1970akr

after you mentioned it, i went looking for it too...

after you mentioned it, i went looking for it too on my online account. not in my region either. i guess they want me to put the money somewhere else. i have enough there in brokerage to keep cg...
May 10, 20, 11:00 am
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Posted By akr1970akr

probably related to their spending patterns and...

probably related to their spending patterns and defaults/postponement requests
May 10, 20, 10:57 am
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Views: 48,400
Posted By akr1970akr

what is ironic is that some people who have...

what is ironic is that some people who have gotten sears cards recently have been unable to convert them into TYP cards
May 8, 20, 11:04 am
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Posted By akr1970akr

its an edge case but go read that court suit...

its an edge case but go read that court suit about lufthansa winning a case against a guy who had a pattern and practice of booking and cancelling tix.

this is a bank with a rep for axing accounts...
May 8, 20, 11:01 am
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Posted By akr1970akr

ultimately only 1 cookie is going to count for...

ultimately only 1 cookie is going to count for tracking purposes, and if anything, having an extension, and clicking through from a separate portal increases the risk of neither tracking

i have...
May 8, 20, 10:56 am
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Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

it may not be a secret but i doubt that many...

it may not be a secret but i doubt that many people are doing it: most people can't even get the card.

additionally people who constantly cancel airline bookings can get themselves in trouble with...
May 8, 20, 10:49 am
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Views: 955,497
Posted By akr1970akr

I couldn't even get their travel concierge to...

I couldn't even get their travel concierge to help with travel issues, when the email confirmation specified their number number as POC for issues.
May 6, 20, 3:49 pm
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Views: 609,420
Posted By akr1970akr

Yes. It's a surprisingly decent little card. One...

Yes. It's a surprisingly decent little card. One can have this and DC and get value out of both.

Main concern (for some, not me) is that what it decides is 'online retail' seems to be inconsistent
May 6, 20, 3:45 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 48,400
Posted By akr1970akr

I got the same. Lots of offers on my cards right...

I got the same. Lots of offers on my cards right now I'm thinking maybe 5? Many are unusable though like travel category or $2k/mo on grocery.
May 4, 20, 12:11 pm
Replies: 1,108
Views: 305,048
Posted By akr1970akr

That is true, but generally speaking, my feel is...

That is true, but generally speaking, my feel is that Citi was pretty easy/straightforward to get something to keep the cards. Not true for everyone but most of the time we didn't pay much if...
May 4, 20, 12:05 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,153
Posted By akr1970akr

We've gotten it, and don't live in the NE, but it...

We've gotten it, and don't live in the NE, but it only showed up on 1 household account. Some people report getting it on multiple accounts, even if CG status only is being 'created' from 1 account....
May 3, 20, 12:46 pm
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Views: 305,048
Posted By akr1970akr

They don't have the phone staff to fully deal...

They don't have the phone staff to fully deal with all the incoming calls requesting various services (payment suspension, refunds for travel issues etc.) so retention isn't top priority for them...
May 1, 20, 3:26 pm
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Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

I've been getting emails once a week telling me I...

I've been getting emails once a week telling me I can use the card to buy things online, or it for ongoing bill payments.

heh.

TBH, if they just leave the card freaking alone, I'll be happy.
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Apr 26, 20, 10:59 am
Replies: 1,435
Views: 407,394
Posted By akr1970akr

They will do that for you. I have done it in the...

They will do that for you. I have done it in the past. I was surprised how proactive/helpful they were about it. I sent them screen shots of RTR being rejected or something though.
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