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Apr 10, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 3,148
Views: 501,144
Posted By walkingingotham

Why not? Just call the first Kimpton and thank...

Why not? Just call the first Kimpton and thank them, but tell them directly you need the precise $3 charge on your card for work purpose. It's a win-win situation for both parties.
Sep 20, 18, 6:12 pm
Replies: 1,592
Views: 206,045
Posted By walkingingotham

They may get rid of the $100 airline credit to...

They may get rid of the $100 airline credit to keep the annual fee the same
Apr 29, 18, 2:41 pm
Replies: 388
Views: 70,413
Posted By walkingingotham

​​​​​​If you book a 4-night reward stay, will you...

​​​​​​If you book a 4-night reward stay, will you get the 4th night free, as well 10% points back?
Apr 4, 18, 1:48 pm
Replies: 791
Views: 191,420
Posted By walkingingotham

If you buy one $200, which is supposed to be an...

If you buy one $200, which is supposed to be an equivalent of two $100s or four $50s, then which discount would the system issue, $15 off from the 100s or $10 from the 50s? To avoid the complexity,...
Mar 7, 18, 6:29 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,350
Posted By walkingingotham

Did you use purchase protection or return...

Did you use purchase protection or return protection?

Return Protection: www.americanexpress.com/return (http://www.americanexpress.com/return)
This is for when, in the first 3 months, the...
Feb 19, 18, 2:12 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 14,178
Posted By walkingingotham

You are not doing Amex a favor by defending it on...

You are not doing Amex a favor by defending it on this. It is clearly an abuse by Amex.




Maybe read more carefully again? The OP did mention "his/her balance right now is well over $5K after...
Feb 18, 18, 11:18 am
Replies: 50
Views: 14,178
Posted By walkingingotham

There're some apps that could record phone calls....

There're some apps that could record phone calls. Ask to speak to a supervisor until the supervisor can actually resolve the problem at the spot. If not working, file a CFPB claim and maybe consider...
Feb 17, 18, 12:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By walkingingotham

The UK platinum card has a 2.99% foreign...

The UK platinum card has a 2.99% foreign transaction fee. Take advantage of the card's lounge or other benefits but I'd suggest using other non-FTF cards outside the UK.
Feb 9, 18, 7:52 pm
Replies: 2,513
Views: 901,503
Posted By walkingingotham

i'd be happy to argue with the 1st guy why...

i'd be happy to argue with the 1st guy why CSR/Citi Prestige is far superior. The only good thing about the Amex Platinum card is the increasingly crowded centurion lounges in several cities. With...
Jan 28, 18, 5:05 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,497
Posted By walkingingotham

Unless the tickets are very expensive (>$10k), i...

Unless the tickets are very expensive (>$10k), i dont see an additional 2x could be any better than travel protection, especially many of us are point-rich and would merely pay $5.6 for the award...
Jan 25, 18, 8:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By walkingingotham

First of all, i think one of the information you...

First of all, i think one of the information you provided is not correct. If your statement is available online on Jan 1st, then this Jan statement would normally cover purchases from Nov 30th to Dec...
Jan 10, 18, 11:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By walkingingotham

Amex is seriously overrated but hey, I'll still...

Amex is seriously overrated but hey, I'll still be happy to take the free points.
Jan 6, 18, 3:25 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 40,733
Posted By walkingingotham

Have long been hearing about all sorts of...

Have long been hearing about all sorts of terrible stories (Financial reviews, account shutdown etc) about the Amex bill payment system. That's why I no longer initiate payments from my Amex account...
Dec 30, 17, 3:44 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 16,004
Posted By walkingingotham

i think the real value of Hyatt points should be...

i think the real value of Hyatt points should be based on all your Hyatt stays, not just on a $900/night category 7 Hyatt property. For examples, if you only stay at category 7s with an average price...
Dec 28, 17, 7:30 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 16,004
Posted By walkingingotham

Under the new rule, a qualifying stay is any stay...

Under the new rule, a qualifying stay is any stay that's booked directly via the hyatt account, so i doubt their IT department would specifically build an extra layer of algorithm to distinguish new...
Dec 12, 17, 3:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By walkingingotham

The amount from the 1st HGI stay didn't reach the...

The amount from the 1st HGI stay didn't reach the minimum, but the total charge to my amex from the Hampton stay later and the previous HGI stay did exceed the minimum requirement. So I had to stay...
Dec 12, 17, 1:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By walkingingotham

​​​​​i did a split payment to take advantage of a...

​​​​​i did a split payment to take advantage of a visa promo but am not sure if that's the problem, since Amex offer can overlap other promo? For the second HGI stay, I received a confirmation email...
Dec 11, 17, 7:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By walkingingotham

It was a third party Amex card issued by another...

It was a third party Amex card issued by another bank so i added the offer through Twitter. I didn't receive the credit after a combo of stays at HGI and Hampton. But i did finally receive the credit...
Dec 11, 17, 5:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By walkingingotham

Combos didn't work for my Hampton/HGI amex offer...

Combos didn't work for my Hampton/HGI amex offer in 2016. Not sure it's because I was using a third party amex card, or Amex changed how the offer works later.
Dec 11, 17, 12:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By walkingingotham

Question about the Hilton and Curio Amex Offer

There is currently an ongoing Amex offer that get $60 back after spending $300+ at Hilton or Curio. Would a stay at a hilton and a stay at a curio combined work? The terms don't seem clear and ...
Nov 3, 17, 3:10 pm
Replies: 1,387
Views: 306,088
Posted By walkingingotham

Like USPS that sells and accepts Gift cards, i...

Like USPS that sells and accepts Gift cards, i think many retailers mainly profit on the free cash flow from the GC sales, which is why staples/office depot would sometimes sell negative cost VGC...
Oct 23, 17, 8:25 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 26,663
Posted By walkingingotham

Personally i prefer the old version. The metal...

Personally i prefer the old version. The metal card lacks the 3d effect the plastic version has
Aug 1, 17, 9:16 am
Replies: 1,793
Views: 421,960
Posted By walkingingotham

If you downgrade or even cancel the card, you...

If you downgrade or even cancel the card, you still have the 0% APR until it expires. If you keep the card, you will need to pay interest from the annual fee, since the annual fee is not waived...
Replies: 153
Views: 22,774
Posted By walkingingotham

They kept saying the most they could do is 20k...

They kept saying the most they could do is 20k points and the mastercard gift card was no longer an option. I eventually just took the 20k points in exchange for my $100 mastercard to avoid the...
Jun 29, 17, 3:58 pm
Replies: 1,390
Views: 352,809
Posted By walkingingotham

Not sure if this is the right thread, but did...

Not sure if this is the right thread, but did anyone also receive the staples $20 gift card replacement from a MasterCard rebate back in around Apr/May 2017?
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