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Feb 6, 16, 12:35 pm
Replies: 1,031
Views: 245,347
Posted By hamhead

If you enter the PIN wrong, running as debit gets...

If you enter the PIN wrong, running as debit gets disabled. You done goofed.

It's a pain to get a CSR to unlock, I'd just buy another GC with that one and eat the loss.
Jan 12, 16, 12:47 pm
Replies: 920
Views: 242,081
Posted By hamhead

One of my Birds is alive. Hopefully it stays...

One of my Birds is alive.

Hopefully it stays that way so I don't have to deal with annoying $200 cards for my Ink spend via MO.
Jan 11, 16, 3:34 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 52,497
Posted By hamhead

I agree. I have five banks that at some...

I agree.

I have five banks that at some point I've run 20k/month each through consistently. Peaking 40-50k/month in some.

Entirely possible. I've actually never had a deposit questioned.
Jan 6, 16, 1:23 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,506
Posted By hamhead

This should be a lesson for everyone to segregate...

This should be a lesson for everyone to segregate MS activities from normal day-to-day as many suggest.

While this will likely not impact OP's refinance, it certainly has created a lot of...
Jan 2, 16, 9:57 am
Replies: 61
Views: 10,074
Posted By hamhead

Technically that is all available in the purchase...

Technically that is all available in the purchase history online.
Dec 16, 15, 11:38 am
Replies: 3,244
Views: 627,115
Posted By hamhead

Anyone buy from Staples' friendly gift card...

Anyone buy from Staples' friendly gift card competitor Office Max recently? Don't believe they have their own thread.

Recently had to fill out an AML form on a $1k GC purchase, says I had reached...
Nov 16, 15, 10:11 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 481,664
Posted By hamhead

I agree that speculators were betting a higher...

I agree that speculators were betting a higher deal, and I am honestly surprised that HOT management agreed to something at this price.

While I like trading in merger arb, I'm definitely not...
Nov 16, 15, 9:58 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 481,664
Posted By hamhead

Yes, shareholders would have gotten it regardless...

Yes, shareholders would have gotten it regardless of the merger. But that doesn't change the fact that Marriott's purchase valuation does not include it and shareholders will receive those funds in...
Nov 16, 15, 9:23 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 481,664
Posted By hamhead

Seems likely, although not assured. Chase has...

Seems likely, although not assured. Chase has long-term agreements in place with Marriott, as does AmEx with Starwood.

While this is a merger, Marriott as the larger company is going to exert the...
Nov 16, 15, 8:58 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 481,664
Posted By hamhead

People are missing part of this deal. As part of...

People are missing part of this deal. As part of the deal, HOT shareholders are also due to receive $7.80/share in addition to this merger from the timeshare spin-off to IILG. The offer here is not...
Nov 16, 15, 6:39 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 481,664
Posted By hamhead

As far as a premium to current share price,...

As far as a premium to current share price, remember that it was well-known Starwood was shopping for a buyer. The share price has been up strongly the past month on that speculation. Investors were...
Jul 18, 15, 7:46 am
Replies: 120
Views: 37,721
Posted By hamhead

Chase Ink via Staples (5 UR = 7.5%) AmEx Old...

Chase Ink via Staples (5 UR = 7.5%)
AmEx Old Blue (5% cashback to cover fees on my other cards)
Chase Southwest (1 RR point = ~ 2.7% via companion pass)
AmEx PRG (2 MR via GS spend = ~2.8%)
AmEx...
Jul 10, 15, 9:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,096
Posted By hamhead

Really isn't complicated. Check balance on...

Really isn't complicated.

Check balance on card. If balance on card is $200, WMT cashier screwed up. If balance on card does not equal $200, card didn't load correctly/fraud.
Jun 29, 15, 8:55 am
Replies: 33
Views: 6,579
Posted By hamhead

As the economy improves, banks will get more...

As the economy improves, banks will get more restrictive.

When the economy tanks again, bonuses will come back stronger than ever as banks fight for a shrinking pool of quality customers.

See...
Jun 15, 15, 2:20 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,181
Posted By hamhead

For what its worth, I did encounter this in...

For what its worth, I did encounter this in Europe (occupancy taxes) during a recent trek there on points, but not everywhere. Not sure why some bill it and some don't.

Paris (Park Hyatt Vendome),...
Jun 11, 15, 2:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,607
Posted By hamhead

Avoid depositing cash. At least with MO you have...

Avoid depositing cash. At least with MO you have a paper trail.

"Yes Mr. Government, I promise that the $100,000 in cash I deposited was related to my points-chasing habits, not laundering money...
Apr 1, 15, 8:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By hamhead

Post Physical VR cards are no longer supposed to be...

Physical VR cards are no longer supposed to be sold April 1st and forward. Thought this was pretty well known by now.

Stores should have pulled all of them from the racks in preparation.
Mar 18, 15, 5:23 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 19,891
Posted By hamhead

I always look forward to the restaurant category....

I always look forward to the restaurant category. Will meet that in the first month with just normal spend.
Mar 7, 15, 9:12 am
Replies: 2,995
Views: 538,086
Posted By hamhead

Same $2k velocity limit.

Same $2k velocity limit.
Feb 28, 15, 6:16 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 4,516
Posted By hamhead

10 minute phone calls are serious business.

10 minute phone calls are serious business.
Feb 13, 15, 11:58 pm
Replies: 11,649
Views: 1,770,753
Posted By hamhead

Its of some importance because just a couple...

Its of some importance because just a couple weeks ago they scanned at $1k, not $500 even though the policy was otherwise. The system was recently updated.

On the previous system, you could get...
Feb 6, 15, 12:30 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 12,246
Posted By hamhead

Opinion of one of those darned MSers: I...

Opinion of one of those darned MSers:

I don't think too many in the MS crowd would go for this. Usual costs for MS are $0.01 a point - $50k in spend is going to run $500 in cost/time, plus the...
Feb 5, 15, 1:36 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 17,372
Posted By hamhead

I've never had an issue turning multiple times...

I've never had an issue turning multiple times per month, but it probably is more risky than not doing so.

During my time with the Wells Fargo 5x promotion I turned that thing over 9x a month for...
Feb 4, 15, 2:12 pm
Replies: 805
Views: 250,314
Posted By hamhead

I just wanted to confirm that suite upgrades...

I just wanted to confirm that suite upgrades don't show on the reservation listed online? I used one but my reservation still lists the base Fairmont Room as the description.

Was just looking for...
Feb 3, 15, 7:20 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,788
Posted By hamhead

Basically this. I will say I was in the $500k+...

Basically this. I will say I was in the $500k+ range for the year. With AmEx carrying the most weight.
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