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Jan 17, 20, 1:56 pm
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Compromise I made with my SO when using her SUV...

Compromise I made with my SO when using her SUV for a gas run --
I use external cargo carrier that fits into trailer hitch receiver. Put gas cans on carrier, secure with ratchet tie-down strap. Now...
Jan 16, 20, 10:15 am
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Yes, except -- IMHO -- when you are using...

Yes, except -- IMHO -- when you are using ethanol-blended fuel in small engines, like weedeaters and lawn mowers. The ethanol tends to cause small engines difficulty with moisture retention and...
Jan 15, 20, 7:15 pm
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For fuel stock-pilers -- Amz has STA-BIL 360...

For fuel stock-pilers -- Amz has STA-BIL 360 Marine Formula on sale for $8.00 for 32 oz, treats 320 gallons of fuel. It's a combined ethanol treatment and fuel stabilizer. Although "formulated" for...
Jan 6, 20, 2:14 pm
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Senior moment: please confirm no specific issues...

Senior moment: please confirm no specific issues re: use of $500 variable Visa GC issued by Green Dot, to buy MO at WM? Thanks. [ Insert grumpy old man emoji here].
Jan 6, 20, 1:14 pm
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Posted By tuphat

Long dead at WM, was very much alive elsewhere.

Long dead at WM, was very much alive elsewhere.
Jan 5, 20, 3:57 pm
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Datapoint -- So I had another fail at using OV...

Datapoint -- So I had another fail at using OV MCs, to purchase MO at a third grocery store chain that has worked perfectly w/ OVs in the past. So now I'm like a junkie with a contaminated stash (2x...
Jan 4, 20, 2:01 pm
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Posted By tuphat

$999.11 w/ no ID check works for me.

$999.11 w/ no ID check works for me.
Jan 3, 20, 11:56 am
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Views: 1,297
Posted By tuphat

Pet peeve of mine is MO agents that don't timely...

Pet peeve of mine is MO agents that don't timely replace their ink, even after I complain (just get shrugs). Fortunately, lightly printed MOs show up pretty well under UV, seem to get processed...
Jan 3, 20, 10:51 am
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Posted By tuphat

Kroger and Food Lion

Kroger and Food Lion
Jan 1, 20, 6:19 pm
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Posted By tuphat

I wouldn't know, I only deposit MO's at teller...

I wouldn't know, I only deposit MO's at teller line, preferably at WFC where they give you an itemized deposit receipt.
Jan 1, 20, 2:06 pm
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Posted By tuphat

Anyone having trouble using OneVanilla MCs? I...

Anyone having trouble using OneVanilla MCs? I tried to use two different MCs today at two different non-WM grocery stores (WU agents) that usually eat them up like candy, but got "not authorized" for...
Dec 31, 19, 9:25 am
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Posted By tuphat

Just my opinion: Everyone should get a passport...

Just my opinion: Everyone should get a passport (and passport card), irrespective of plans to travel internationally, do MS, etc. It's just a good thing to have.
Dec 29, 19, 2:07 pm
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Posted By tuphat

For FT friends traveling I-95 corridor in...

For FT friends traveling I-95 corridor in Carolinas, here are two Shells that give full discount ($1.50 or $3.00) for FR points:

SC: I-95 Exit #141...
Dec 26, 19, 10:12 am
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Posted By tuphat

Actually, some WM have dedicated register lines...

Actually, some WM have dedicated register lines for returns & exchanges this time of year, so it may be that wait time at CS desk is unaffected. YMMV.
Dec 25, 19, 8:25 am
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Posted By tuphat

“After all, they knew I had a pocket full of gift...

“After all, they knew I had a pocket full of gift cards.” Although I often succumb to convenience, this is not a best practice. Carry into the store only what you plan to use.
Dec 25, 19, 8:09 am
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Posted By tuphat

Easiest way to prevent the “declined in but still...

Easiest way to prevent the “declined in but still charged” problem is to make sure each swipe is for less than full value of card. Eg, for $200 card ask that it be charged for $199. Then burn...
Dec 21, 19, 8:37 am
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WSJ: "Walmart’s Secret Weapon to Fight Off...

WSJ: "Walmart’s Secret Weapon to Fight Off Amazon: The Supercenter."
https://www.wsj.com/articles/walmarts-secret-weapon-to-fight-off-amazon-the-supercenter-11576904460

" ... customers can also...
Dec 18, 19, 11:29 am
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Views: 547
Posted By tuphat

'Connected' rental cars

I don't rent cars very often, so this may be old hat to a lot of people, but --

In returning a Ford Explorer to Budget today, I had my first experience with a "connected" rental car. Although I...
Dec 16, 19, 6:30 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 36,810
Posted By tuphat

For me, 2 emails received for each disputed...

For me, 2 emails received for each disputed transaction -- one with subject "DSxxxxxx - Final Credit Issued" and other "Dispute resolved" -- and $500 restored to each card. Yay!

ETA: Liquidated...
Dec 14, 19, 11:17 am
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Posted By tuphat

I've been in quite a few WMs with separate Money...

I've been in quite a few WMs with separate Money desks. I agree that they're usually in lower income areas. I like not having to wait behind returns/refunds, but avoid them on paydays (usually...
Dec 12, 19, 10:36 am
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Views: 634,625
Posted By tuphat

You really don't get it. If any merchant accepts...

You really don't get it. If any merchant accepts Visa (or MC, or AX, or Discover), they are supposed to follow the Visa (or MC, or ...) rules for merchants for acceptance of that card. Yes, we all...
Dec 11, 19, 7:10 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 36,810
Posted By tuphat

I have receipts clearly showing the cards being...

I have receipts clearly showing the cards being declined at POS, printed on the receipt I got after completing the transactions with different payment.
Dec 11, 19, 9:25 am
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Posted By tuphat

All hail to the financial wizard.

All hail to the financial wizard.
Dec 11, 19, 9:20 am
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Views: 634,625
Posted By tuphat

From Visa Merchant Card Acceptance Guidelines...

From Visa Merchant Card Acceptance Guidelines (https://usa.visa.com/dam/VCOM/global/support-legal/documents/card-acceptance-guidelines-visa-merchants.pdf) --

The unembossed Visa card (e.g.,...
Dec 10, 19, 10:32 pm
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Posted By tuphat

No, it's not. Each and every GC is issued by a...

No, it's not. Each and every GC is issued by a Bank -- take a look at the back of your card. The csrs and store mgmt are too stupid to understand this.
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