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Nov 1, 18, 10:40 am
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Posted By mingw

sdsearch explained it correctly. it appears that...

sdsearch explained it correctly. it appears that for advance purchase, most if not all US properties don't charge themselves, rather, the charges are all from a Hilton central office. thus AMEX has...
Oct 26, 18, 11:21 pm
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Views: 383,649
Posted By mingw

I got another now (partial because I hit $250...

I got another now (partial because I hit $250 already). now I have another aspire to try :)
Oct 26, 18, 11:16 pm
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Posted By mingw

the rest of my $250 also posted. so 2...

the rest of my $250 also posted.

so 2 advance purchases, 2 different US properties. neither are on the resort list. charges were from same Memphis TN address.
both took > 2 months to get the...
Oct 11, 18, 11:55 am
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Views: 383,649
Posted By mingw

I had advance purchase on 7/3 on a NON-RESORT...

I had advance purchase on 7/3 on a NON-RESORT property, and the charge was credited back to me on 9/5. I didn't call or whatever as I didn't expecte this to happen. the charge was from Memphis, TN,...
Aug 28, 18, 10:00 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 10,231
Posted By mingw

link is not working:[h1]

link is not working:[h1]
May 5, 18, 1:21 am
Replies: 48
Views: 15,062
Posted By mingw

booked at AUS Mercedes C300 Group P4 RCAR(P4)...

booked at AUS
Mercedes C300 Group P4 RCAR(P4) Mercedes C300 or similar

got a Jaguar XE 25t instead.
Sep 1, 17, 12:01 am
Replies: 77
Views: 18,542
Posted By mingw

I kept getting the Oops message even after tried...

I kept getting the Oops message even after tried different browser.
my wife's account had no problem.
sent a email to hhonors support.
Jul 28, 17, 10:23 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 26,216
Posted By mingw

applied sunday, got today, fedex (and yes, they...

applied sunday, got today, fedex (and yes, they UPS next day the approval letter before the card).

according to my kitchen scale:
prestige 12g
CSR 13g
AMEX plt: 19g
Jun 17, 17, 5:54 am
Replies: 218
Views: 71,785
Posted By mingw

I booked a night in August. refundable rate with...

I booked a night in August. refundable rate with tax is over 70k yen, so 80k points really not bad. Hilton Osaka about same cash rate but way more points.
Jun 14, 17, 3:15 am
Replies: 145
Views: 18,321
Posted By mingw

just as AMEX makes it's so hard to utilize any of...

just as AMEX makes it's so hard to utilize any of their benefits, they made the website so hard to use. it's like a puzzle solving if you want to find anything. and many info that people access often...
Jun 2, 17, 11:11 am
Replies: 94
Views: 17,009
Posted By mingw

I stayed there last thanksgiving and didn't get...

I stayed there last thanksgiving and didn't get free upgrade as diamond either. instead, they sold me the Auburn suite upgrade for $100 a night... I negotiated hard to get it down to $100 for 2...
Jun 1, 17, 3:41 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 29,928
Posted By mingw

FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE: 2.7% I travel a lot...

FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE: 2.7%

I travel a lot and have stayed Hilton many times since last year. unfortunately I won't even bring the card with me because of this. and you know when people travel...
May 16, 17, 11:02 pm
Replies: 379
Views: 46,469
Posted By mingw

I've found the opposite. for my last trip to...

I've found the opposite.

for my last trip to Italy, I booked all my hotels and quite some tours/bike rentals through UR. they have sales on hotels from time to time and the deals I got was great...
May 1, 17, 10:33 am
Replies: 1,809
Views: 555,612
Posted By mingw

regions mortgage: 3/31 coded as real estate ...

regions mortgage:
3/31 coded as real estate
5/1 coded as government services.

will wait until statement to see whether it's still 3x.
Apr 29, 17, 11:56 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By mingw

booking multi-segment award ticket: adding miles up???

just called to check a one way with stop over:
PVG-NRT, stop at NRT, NRT-IAH-AUS.
PVG-NRT only has business class
NRT-IAH first on ANA
IAH-AUS economy on UA.

the price she quoted me was...
Apr 28, 17, 2:15 pm
Replies: 1,031
Views: 179,791
Posted By mingw

mathematically AMEX is still better. but...

mathematically AMEX is still better.

but then, CSR 1.5x is on any travel you can book on their site, including any air, car, hotel, PLUS activities. it's really easy to spend them if you do have...
Apr 28, 17, 12:40 pm
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Views: 179,791
Posted By mingw

just opened biz platinum 3 weeks ago. it's good...

just opened biz platinum 3 weeks ago. it's good to know they are keeping the benefit until one year anniversary but then it means for sure it will be cancelled after that.

chase CSR 1.5 is on all...
Apr 16, 17, 11:15 am
Replies: 379
Views: 46,469
Posted By mingw

they might want to wait and see whether they can...

they might want to wait and see whether they can regain their customers with small improvements. they are making a huge deal with the Uber offer, let's see how well it goes and whether they will add...
Apr 16, 17, 11:06 am
Replies: 379
Views: 46,469
Posted By mingw

can hardly imagine this is a fantastic. you pay...

can hardly imagine this is a fantastic. you pay $1k in fees for those two cards, just to get the 5x return on airline tickets? you maybe travel a lot but AMEX certainly can't survive just with...
Apr 14, 17, 10:17 am
Replies: 850
Views: 253,453
Posted By mingw

also check your offers for your cards. I saw one...

also check your offers for your cards. I saw one 75k with $5k spend couple of days ago.
Apr 6, 17, 8:45 am
Replies: 1,222
Views: 151,806
Posted By mingw

doesn't look I have this option. I linked both...

doesn't look I have this option.
I linked both MB and regular PLT, only 1 $15 credit showed up, don't know from which one. both have option to use get 2x MR or pay with MR points, but no use credit...
Apr 6, 17, 8:41 am
Replies: 44
Views: 26,912
Posted By mingw

this sounds too good to be true. and if it's...

this sounds too good to be true. and if it's indeed true, it may not last long (although I do know CNB reimburses GE fee for up to 4 AUs).
Apr 3, 17, 5:13 pm
Replies: 1,222
Views: 151,806
Posted By mingw

only see $15 with two cards (regular plt and...

only see $15 with two cards (regular plt and MB)...
Mar 23, 17, 10:59 am
Replies: 467
Views: 116,638
Posted By mingw

I booked 4 hotels for my Italy trip last week....

I booked 4 hotels for my Italy trip last week. one of the hotels, when I checked in, said Chase didn't list my 12-year old son as adult, but they treat over 6 as adult and asked me 50 extra euros.
...
Feb 25, 17, 11:41 am
Replies: 467
Views: 116,638
Posted By mingw

General error occurred at checkout

Anyone else having the problem? Been trying to book hotels and activities, most time I would get this error at very last payment step (paying with points). But not always, so after many tries at...
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