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Apr 9, 16, 5:02 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 34,255
Posted By birdseye

Last summer I booked a business class saver award...

Last summer I booked a business class saver award for my parents to fly from Seattle to Manchester UK for $561, mostly UK duty taxes, for 200,000 miles from one account. We are 6 weeks from...
Jan 9, 14, 12:18 am
Replies: 6,940
Views: 1,016,393
Posted By birdseye

Some of us are not fortunate enough to be able to...

Some of us are not fortunate enough to be able to find VRs locally. There are no CVS's in my state, and I have not seen a VR since my Office Depot pulled them over a year ago. If you have access to...
Jan 7, 14, 2:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By birdseye

You can book Alaska Airlines flights from Seattle...

You can book Alaska Airlines flights from Seattle to Hawaii for 12,500 British Airways Avios each way in economy. Must be booked by phone, and may incur a phone booking fee unless you convince the...
Dec 7, 13, 9:10 pm
Replies: 157
Views: 43,002
Posted By birdseye

The process to activate the Navy Federal Gift...

The process to activate the Navy Federal Gift Cards and set the pin is annoying (you must keep track of activation codes in your email) but I love that they are free and shipping is free. ...
Oct 27, 13, 4:52 pm
Replies: 6,940
Views: 1,016,393
Posted By birdseye

Friday I tried to load Bluebird through the...

Friday I tried to load Bluebird through the Walmart ATM, and when I entered the amount $500, the machine said it was unable to process the transaction and to see a Money Center employee. The machine...
Aug 30, 13, 10:28 pm
Replies: 1,170
Views: 162,313
Posted By birdseye

I bought a variable gift card at a WA QFC today,...

I bought a variable gift card at a WA QFC today, and also got no fuel points for it (but I did for the gallon of milk).
Aug 19, 13, 11:20 pm
Replies: 276
Views: 63,852
Posted By birdseye

Applied for MC, Visa came in the mail

I found and old, working link for the Sapphire Preferred MC, it had a landing page and I applied on 8/11/13 hoping it wasn't too late to double dip the bonus. My application was instantly approved,...
Jun 30, 13, 9:48 pm
Replies: 2,263
Views: 328,464
Posted By birdseye

My husband was also recently declined for the...

My husband was also recently declined for the Barclays Arrival card for too many inquiries; he has good credit and has been churning with me for the last 6 years. So far I've only been declined for...
Jun 2, 13, 9:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By birdseye

You cannot open an AA credit card in her name...

You cannot open an AA credit card in her name using your frequent flyer account, the name on the frequent flyer account and the credit card must match. Same for other frequent flyer programs. Some...
Jun 2, 13, 3:24 pm
Replies: 1,956
Views: 341,367
Posted By birdseye

A VR is a type of gift card used for manufactured...

A VR is a type of gift card used for manufactured spend (buying just for the points earned), treated lately as He Who Must Not Be Named, because of their growing scarcity and the likelihood that they...
Apr 23, 13, 9:57 pm
Replies: 577
Views: 136,806
Posted By birdseye

If you only have a Chase Freedom card, you can...

If you only have a Chase Freedom card, you can only redeem your UR points for cash back. If you also have a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold, or Ink Plus card, you can transfer the UR earned on...
Apr 20, 13, 12:57 am
Replies: 2,263
Views: 328,464
Posted By birdseye

The SPG card is a horrible source of United miles...

The SPG card is a horrible source of United miles as the transfer ratio is 1:2, meaning you get half as many miles as you have SPG points. The transfer ratio from SPG to AA and US Air is 1:1 with a...
Feb 15, 13, 1:49 pm
Replies: 5,622
Views: 1,100,177
Posted By birdseye

I got instant approval on the 35k link, after the...

I got instant approval on the 35k link, after the pending/no record of applying from the 40k link.
Feb 15, 13, 1:29 pm
Replies: 5,622
Views: 1,100,177
Posted By birdseye

I tried the same thing, 35k link then 40k link,...

I tried the same thing, 35k link then 40k link, got pending within 10 days, and now there is no record of me applying.

I think the 35k link is a safer bet, I think I'm going to try that one too. ...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Feb 3, 13, 4:10 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,339
Posted By birdseye

Have you considered transferring your Chase UR...

Have you considered transferring your Chase UR points to cover your hotel costs? If you have a Chase Sapphire, Ink Bold, or Ink Plus card you can transfer the points to Hyatt, Marriott, or Priority...
Jan 12, 13, 3:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By birdseye

So the answer is I'm being obsessive compulsive...

So the answer is I'm being obsessive compulsive about a few thousand points! Maybe it is because I just redeemed 18,000 UR on six round trip Amtrak tickets for a family birthday weekend when I would...
Jan 11, 13, 11:52 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By birdseye

To transfer or not to transfer--aunt with cancer

My aunt who lives on Maui is having a hysterectomy for cervical cancer at the end of January. I would like to fly my mother from Seattle to Maui to visit and help take care of her. Alaska and...
Dec 2, 12, 12:31 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By birdseye

18-24 months between applications usually works...

18-24 months between applications usually works for Citi AA cards. With Amex, it depends on the wording, but some say you can receive the bonus again one year after closing the account. Chase is...
Nov 29, 12, 12:22 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By birdseye

I think your return triggered the bonus. I have...

I think your return triggered the bonus. I have not read of anyone accidentally getting a higher bonus. Last April there was briefly a 60,000 Ink Bold bonus, when someone posted a targeted link,...
Nov 14, 12, 7:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,293
Posted By birdseye

Your plan 1-3 sounds good to me as long as you...

Your plan 1-3 sounds good to me as long as you can meet all the minimum spends. I would hold off on number 4 since you are already applying for a Chase personal and business SWA card, and a third...
Nov 11, 12, 11:24 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By birdseye

Sapphire Preferred (40k) and Ink Bold (50k) are...

Sapphire Preferred (40k) and Ink Bold (50k) are your best bets. Unfortunately, nothing except Chase cards transfer to United miles at a favorable ratio (SPG is 2:1, 10,000 SPG = 5,000 UA miles).
Oct 10, 12, 3:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By birdseye

Historically, the best Marriott credit card offer...

Historically, the best Marriott credit card offer came with 70,000 points, a free night cat 1-4 certificate good for 6 months, annual fee waived the first year, and a free night cat 1-5 certificate...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Oct 1, 12, 9:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By birdseye

AKL-SYD-LAX is 8,833 miles each way, or if your...

AKL-SYD-LAX is 8,833 miles each way, or if your cousin is flying round trip, it would be 17,666 miles. Unless you have a plan to add to the miles (such as transferring SPG to Alaska, which might not...
Sep 28, 12, 12:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By birdseye

100k Hilton points are definitely worth $90, I...

100k Hilton points are definitely worth $90, I assume that is why you signed up for the card as it is part of the deal.

Cancelling the card so soon after opening the account is bad for your...
Sep 25, 12, 2:51 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 14,786
Posted By birdseye

I want to see more low level availability! Many...

I want to see more low level availability! Many of the routes I watch are almost always only released at medium level.
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