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Dec 18, 20, 5:48 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,913
Posted By GetawaysRus

I like to use zero-balance cards for household...

I like to use zero-balance cards for household tasks, so I keep a bunch around.

An example would be drywall repair. Old cards work just as well as joint knives to spread and flatten spackle (joint...
Aug 29, 20, 5:43 pm
Replies: 410
Views: 289,971
Posted By GetawaysRus

FlyerTalk is a potential goldmine of information,...

FlyerTalk is a potential goldmine of information, but you are right that FTers won't spoonfeed it to you. If you are interested to learn, keep reading. The light bulb will turn on gradually. It...
Jul 9, 20, 5:56 pm
Replies: 1,193
Views: 401,540
Posted By GetawaysRus

In my area, the actual daily load limit is...

In my area, the actual daily load limit is whatever the WM money center rep will allow. These people make up their own rules. Since Covid-19 hit us, and once I put together enough courage to...
Mar 16, 20, 10:18 am
Replies: 1,907
Views: 502,288
Posted By GetawaysRus

Terrible news. I can reach Ontario Mills in...

Terrible news. I can reach Ontario Mills in 20-25 minutes. With the traffic in Southern California, I'm just not sure it's worth it for me to drive elsewhere.

Anyway, for the time being, MS is...
Feb 12, 20, 7:46 pm
Replies: 1,193
Views: 401,540
Posted By GetawaysRus

Same thing happened to me a few years ago. GB...

Same thing happened to me a few years ago. GB never detected the fraud. Just by luck, I signed on to my GB account a day or two after the fraud began and I noticed it. The thieves quickly rang up...
Jan 12, 20, 4:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,555
Posted By GetawaysRus

Several years ago, I had a BB that I would load...

Several years ago, I had a BB that I would load to the max each month and then use to pay multiple credit card bills. I was purged and thrown into MS hell.

I've got another BB now. I pay regular...
Dec 12, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 1,193
Views: 401,540
Posted By GetawaysRus

Don't panic. The GB website is a little screwy. ...

Don't panic. The GB website is a little screwy. I recently did 2 loads in one day at different stores. My wife saw something she liked at store #1...
Nov 22, 19, 7:01 pm
Replies: 1,522
Views: 369,537
Posted By GetawaysRus

GCM seems to be getting sloppy. I've been...

GCM seems to be getting sloppy. I've been ordering for a few years without issues up until the last 2 months.

On one of my orders last month, I received the usual order # and confirmation via...
Oct 9, 19, 10:30 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,490
Posted By GetawaysRus

Yes, and it did pay off once upon a time. I...

Yes, and it did pay off once upon a time.

I had a very costly (20K) Galapagos cruise planned for my wife and I. Then I slipped and broke a leg. I wasn't going anywhere.

Travel insurance made...
Sep 26, 19, 4:40 pm
Replies: 410
Views: 289,971
Posted By GetawaysRus

Does VV mean Vanilla VISA? Vanillas have...

Does VV mean Vanilla VISA?

Vanillas have long had a $ limit at WM, in the range of $49. So an attempted $200 transaction won't fly.
Sep 16, 19, 8:20 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 23,132
Posted By GetawaysRus

I'd suck it up and stop MSing on this card. Just...

I'd suck it up and stop MSing on this card. Just be thankful you got a warning instead of a shutdown.
Sep 14, 19, 4:15 pm
Replies: 1,907
Views: 502,288
Posted By GetawaysRus

Simons are Metabank cards. So things are similar...

Simons are Metabank cards. So things are similar to VGC purchases made from GCM.com.

Try the web: mygift.giftcardmall.com
Aug 6, 19, 1:02 pm
Replies: 1,907
Views: 502,288
Posted By GetawaysRus

In case anyone from Simon corporate is reading...

In case anyone from Simon corporate is reading this thread:

I had abandoned Simon for VGCs. $3.95 for a $500 debit card was too much for me. I'm very conscious of my costs, and there are less...
Aug 1, 19, 6:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,620
Posted By GetawaysRus

2 questions: 1. Does anyone know if you can...

2 questions:

1. Does anyone know if you can use Simon Mall VGCs to pay estimated taxes online at Official Payments, Pay USA Tax, and Pay 1040?

2. When does the window for paying 3rd quarter...
Aug 1, 19, 6:44 pm
Replies: 1,907
Views: 502,288
Posted By GetawaysRus

(moved to a more appropriate thread)

(moved to a more appropriate thread)
Jul 11, 19, 10:21 pm
Replies: 347
Views: 161,199
Posted By GetawaysRus

Barclay Arrival (this is not the Arrival Plus - I...

Barclay Arrival (this is not the Arrival Plus - I downgraded to the plain Arrival when I decided to close my Arrival Plus a few years ago).

Closed for inactivity. Card has been in the drawer for...
Jul 1, 19, 9:35 pm
Replies: 1,193
Views: 401,540
Posted By GetawaysRus

As with everything in this game, YMMV. My...

As with everything in this game, YMMV.

My Neighborhood market used to allow loading at a register. But alas, it no longer does. The same is true of the "regular" WM stores in my area. They all...
Jun 22, 19, 3:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,429
Posted By GetawaysRus

When I searched Amazon, I couldn't find that...

When I searched Amazon, I couldn't find that Eagle Creek compression cube that I bought a number of years ago. It is about the same size as one of my eBag packing cubes, and I was going to order...
Jun 22, 19, 11:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,429
Posted By GetawaysRus

If you are like me, you have a certain way that...

If you are like me, you have a certain way that you organize your luggage. In other words, I know that my Eagle Creek Pack-It Garment Folder will go on the left side of my luggage and then a couple...
Jun 21, 19, 8:15 pm
Replies: 3,212
Views: 1,038,138
Posted By GetawaysRus

Agree with Mamibear. Never argue, always be...

Agree with Mamibear. Never argue, always be polite, stay under the radar.

LaxJumbo simply hit a bump in the MS road. MSing is very much like California freeways. There are lots of potholes.
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Jun 13, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 410
Views: 289,971
Posted By GetawaysRus

I find that if I run my small-balance VGC as...

I find that if I run my small-balance VGC as credit (rather than debit), it is more likely to auto drain. This has worked for me at local grocery stores and Home Depot.
Jun 9, 19, 5:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,400
Posted By GetawaysRus

I always bring my Sonicare (without a case - I...

I always bring my Sonicare (without a case - I just use the plastic bristle cover). Yes, it's big, but the larger thing is Listerine! For a long (3-4 week) trip, I need the 500 ml bottle of...
May 28, 19, 9:41 pm
Replies: 1,193
Views: 401,540
Posted By GetawaysRus

Cajunguy, is your GB card a VISA or MC? I...

Cajunguy, is your GB card a VISA or MC?

I have a MC. I pay no fee for loads at WM. I've had the card for several years.

Vaguely, somewhere in the back of my mind in that great mess of MS...
May 23, 19, 8:10 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,522
Posted By GetawaysRus

Lots of legwork.

Lots of legwork.
Mar 27, 19, 7:53 pm
Replies: 1,522
Views: 369,537
Posted By GetawaysRus

I also got a duplicate, and my order was also...

I also got a duplicate, and my order was also placed on 3/15.

That must have been a bad computer day for GCM.
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