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Yesterday, 8:02 pm
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Posted By farwest101

Why stop at $15K? Diamond is $40K and gives you...

Why stop at $15K? Diamond is $40K and gives you lounge access plus best available room upgrades (including suites).

As you show, MSing via grocery @ 6x costs about 0.2cpp (worst case - there are...
Jun 18, 19, 1:04 am
Replies: 153
Views: 31,303
Posted By farwest101

Cap1 really tightened up on external payments and...

Cap1 really tightened up on external payments and MS about 18 months ago. Surprised you lasted very long. They were the best for MS since you could use select gcs to directly pay your balance - was...
Jun 1, 19, 11:26 am
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

​​​​​​Many WMs prohibit use of vgc and some...

​​​​​​Many WMs prohibit use of vgc and some attempt to show 'real' debits and try to palm gcs. Always funny to see when these guys get caught swapping/palming cards and get banned from WM.
Jun 1, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 594
Views: 89,326
Posted By farwest101

Same issue for me. Worked yesterday. I suspect...

Same issue for me. Worked yesterday. I suspect new month rollover is likely the cause. Safeway IT is abysmal.
May 19, 19, 12:01 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 32,503
Posted By farwest101

Simon sells 1K vgc to business accounts but can't...

Simon sells 1K vgc to business accounts but can't be used for MS, or you will be shut down quickly.
May 19, 19, 11:23 am
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Views: 140,432
Posted By farwest101

Any data points on how many Gold cards you can...

Any data points on how many Gold cards you can have?
May 18, 19, 12:45 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 32,503
Posted By farwest101

Clearly you don't pay attention. Hilton Ascend...

Clearly you don't pay attention. Hilton Ascend gets 6x at grocery = 2.4% value, one of the better returns across all rewards cards. Spend $15K and get a weekend night cert. Spend $40K and earn...
May 13, 19, 6:29 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,483
Posted By farwest101

Aeroplan did do the right thing. The canceled...

Aeroplan did do the right thing. The canceled his expired points as they should have been. Almost all programs have some sort of expiration - whether it's 12, 18, 24, 36 months is immaterial. AP...
May 4, 19, 5:39 pm
Replies: 1,052
Views: 144,413
Posted By farwest101

It's the stand reply once you've been banned. ...

It's the stand reply once you've been banned. Can try setting up another account, but typically takes a year or two to be unbanned. Happened to me twice in the last 7 years - no rhyme or reason and...
May 3, 19, 8:54 am
Replies: 94
Views: 20,132
Posted By farwest101

Mostly agree. Definitely nicer than the Palacio...

Mostly agree. Definitely nicer than the Palacio del Inka (we cut short our 3 night stay at the PDI after one night and moved to the JW due to lack of AC and old, slightly claustrophobia rooms in the...
Apr 23, 19, 2:50 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,510
Posted By farwest101

Stayed last Sept for 4 days. Funky small hotel...

Stayed last Sept for 4 days. Funky small hotel with a hip vibe in a good-to-excellent location - we'd go back. Rooms are at best Junior Suites with odd layout and strange supposedly-hip furnishings...
Apr 22, 19, 1:09 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

That's just the standard response when he...

That's just the standard response when he exceeded the $8K/day limit.
Apr 19, 19, 4:03 pm
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Views: 132,566
Posted By farwest101

I'm well into 8 figures MS now, and my strong...

I'm well into 8 figures MS now, and my strong advice is to season multiple banks and credit unions. And then make >10K deposits at a time. Even then, some institutions can get cold feet and shut...
Apr 7, 19, 1:25 am
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

It's likely the cashier pushed the cash button...

It's likely the cashier pushed the cash button (instead of debit) and their register will be short - over the years, probably happened a half dozen times to me. Usually the solution is to sell you...
Apr 3, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

If the MO machines are broken (which was the OP's...

If the MO machines are broken (which was the OP's original complaint), you can't get cash back.

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Apr 3, 19, 8:36 am
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

Yup, when pigs fly.

Yup, when pigs fly.
Mar 16, 19, 3:27 am
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

Consider yourself lucky if they've waited so long...

Consider yourself lucky if they've waited so long to stop accepting gcs - many WMs stopped accepting them several years ago.
Mar 10, 19, 10:25 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

Yikes. I hope they didn't call the FBI. I'd...

Yikes. I hope they didn't call the FBI. I'd avoid WM for at least 6 months. They'll have your photos from the security cameras and put out an APB on both of you.
Feb 2, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

It's a tactic I've used. Stores that will do...

It's a tactic I've used. Stores that will do business get multiple glowing reviews. I buy a few items at a crap location(s) and zing em with a bad review. Heard it takes 10 positive reviews to...
Feb 1, 19, 3:01 pm
Replies: 886
Views: 269,881
Posted By farwest101

You're in the running for Dbag of the year award

You're in the running for Dbag of the year award
Jan 24, 19, 5:16 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

Total, utter nonsense. 'They' are AML...

Total, utter nonsense. 'They' are AML directives coming from worthless Homeland Security jerkoffs and all the other useless alphabet soup security agencies that have infested the government under...
Jan 17, 19, 12:49 am
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

OVGC hasn't worked at WM in years.

OVGC hasn't worked at WM in years.
Jan 15, 19, 5:39 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

I think it's just one of the many glitches in...

I think it's just one of the many glitches in derelict WM coding/ancient cobbled-together systems. Fwiw, I read a blog from a year ago where someone said to change the pin on gcs.com MC and it would...
Jan 13, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

Millions

Millions
Jan 13, 19, 2:13 pm
Replies: 710
Views: 127,140
Posted By farwest101

No,it's not user error. This is a new issue...

No,it's not user error. This is a new issue that's just started.
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