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Oct 16, 19, 1:53 am
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Posted By calwatch

Any chance of a retention if I call to cancel or...

Any chance of a retention if I call to cancel or should I just do it and reapply 24 months later? I have Travel Rewards so can get my 2.625% that way.
Jul 10, 19, 9:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,802
Posted By calwatch

Versus driving around to find locations to...

Versus driving around to find locations to purchase money orders in. Honestly, for small dollar stuff like sign up bonuses opening up random bank accounts scales better, but I have used it for the...
Jul 10, 19, 12:01 am
Replies: 48
Views: 9,325
Posted By calwatch

Every 7 location seems to be different on the GC,...

Every 7 location seems to be different on the GC, but with office stores offering 5X on eBay and Amazon any time, as well as the usual array of fast food and Happy cards, I am less interested and may...
Jul 9, 19, 11:57 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,802
Posted By calwatch

When combined with eBay bucks (look for gold...

When combined with eBay bucks (look for gold pieces outside of the bullion category) in a state with no sales tax for gold or not yet Wayfair compliant, it is not that bad a deal. APMEX, MCM, JM...
Jun 3, 19, 1:30 am
Replies: 1,296
Views: 286,198
Posted By calwatch

I checked a while ago because my mortgage payment...

I checked a while ago because my mortgage payment just happens to be a tad over a multiple of $500 (I usually use MCGC procured from the grocery stores to pay mortgage on Plastiq). Looks like it was...
Replies: 314
Views: 55,396
Posted By calwatch

Redding Holiday Inn

I'm staying at the Redding Holiday Inn right now - this is the kind of place that would have normally been 10,000 points ten years ago (normally 20,000 points) so 10,000 as a Point Break is not much...
Apr 16, 19, 1:32 am
Replies: 1,342
Views: 289,837
Posted By calwatch

A lot of folks are using Kiva to dump office...

A lot of folks are using Kiva to dump office store gift cards. Often the local Office Depot or Staples have Visa/Mastercard gift cards for "free" ($15 off two $200's, or in the case of Staples...
Nov 18, 18, 3:43 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 57,494
Posted By calwatch

It's no different than any other Paypal...

It's no different than any other Paypal transaction. You could be giving to charity too.
Incidentally Kiva is now matching cash contributions (my target was $500) so they know how many MS'ers they...
Nov 1, 18, 1:20 am
Replies: 163
Views: 57,494
Posted By calwatch

Honestly, I never noticed that option before but...

Honestly, I never noticed that option before but have noticed my delinquencies are spiking (now almost at 10%), and I've also been getting a few defaults. I am a sucker for green energy/farming loans...
Apr 24, 18, 9:40 pm
Replies: 1,296
Views: 286,198
Posted By calwatch

Cashier reported that they weren't working last...

Cashier reported that they weren't working last couple of days but were working today. Also in Los Angeles.
Apr 24, 18, 9:13 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 57,494
Posted By calwatch

He's probably using Kiva to unload office supply...

He's probably using Kiva to unload office supply store $200's and $100's. That's what I do, since running a bunch of $200s at Walmart is annoying at best, suspicious at worst. It's my go to choice...
Replies: 380
Views: 40,753
Posted By calwatch

This is pretty simple for me. Stay once: 2,000...

This is pretty simple for me.
Stay once: 2,000 points
Five nights: 10,000 points
Use IHG card: 1,500 points
All of the above: 26,500 points
Stay in May: 2,000 points
Brand bonus (IC, Indigo,...
Apr 4, 18, 10:04 pm
Replies: 253
Views: 41,809
Posted By calwatch

To be honest I don't think I've ever used my free...

To be honest I don't think I've ever used my free night certificate at a hotel with over 40,000 points. The one night stays I make are in suburban environments where the points rates are less than...
Replies: 1,117
Views: 286,206
Posted By calwatch

Interestingly I booked the glitch AAA rate as my...

Interestingly I booked the glitch AAA rate as my Chase free night for New Years Eve (it was the only one available) and later had a change of plans and cancelled it. It did not repost automatically....
Dec 18, 17, 11:44 pm
Replies: 2,252
Views: 358,962
Posted By calwatch

If you were in a market where your only/primary...

If you were in a market where your only/primary source of MO was grocery stores then GrE should go fastest. In SoCal most WMs have historically been a no go, and although they might have loosened up...
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Views: 286,206
Posted By calwatch

I've seen this happen too where it shows an AAA...

I've seen this happen too where it shows an AAA rate of "free" and a Chase Anniversary night of "free". The new web site seems buggy. I'd try to search again, too bad you can't book Chase nights on...
Nov 18, 17, 10:25 pm
Replies: 1,387
Views: 290,905
Posted By calwatch

Seems like a situation where a personalized GCM...

Seems like a situation where a personalized GCM card might work. I'll remember that when I have to do MS for an opening bonus.
Nov 17, 17, 10:50 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 22,386
Posted By calwatch

I've found that I'm not spending the points fast...

I've found that I'm not spending the points fast enough. So I'll MS for signup bonuses but nothing else. I just got an OBC thinking of using the post office as a means of liquidation but that is...
Nov 12, 17, 11:47 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 117,485
Posted By calwatch

If you cycle over your CL in a month, sure; but...

If you cycle over your CL in a month, sure; but petty MS at Simon or CVS will not shut you down.
Nov 12, 17, 11:42 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 318,228
Posted By calwatch

California is hit or miss. The usual rules apply...

California is hit or miss. The usual rules apply - WMNM is slightly better than the others, but every store has their own rules depending on the manager there. A couple of years ago when I was doing...
Nov 12, 17, 11:34 pm
Replies: 254
Views: 70,211
Posted By calwatch

I don't usually play the Walmart VGC game, but...

I don't usually play the Walmart VGC game, but needed to do so this quarter for Freedom. Went to a store which apparently does not sell GD VGC on credit (apparently this is a store level decision),...
Nov 12, 17, 11:27 pm
Replies: 1,387
Views: 290,905
Posted By calwatch

Every SB is different though. The ones where I am...

Every SB is different though. The ones where I am don't have customer service counters.
Nov 12, 17, 11:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 6,243
Posted By calwatch

If you have nothing to say, don't say it. The OBC...

If you have nothing to say, don't say it. The OBC thread has links and there is an OBC page on DoC that tells you how to get an OBC. I just got it last month trying to calculate my time needed to...
Nov 12, 17, 11:23 pm
Replies: 2,252
Views: 358,962
Posted By calwatch

Will the ad work on the "Everywhere" variety of...

Will the ad work on the "Everywhere" variety of VISA though? Aren't they usually limited to certain SKUs?
Nov 3, 17, 1:15 am
Replies: 110
Views: 13,472
Posted By calwatch

Traveled with my 66 year old mom and got Pre both...

Traveled with my 66 year old mom and got Pre both ways, neither of us are in the program. My BoA card covers Global Entry so was thinking about applying.
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