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Yesterday, 10:10 pm
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Posted By storewanderer

Hawthorn Suites is like those old 90's Residence...

Hawthorn Suites is like those old 90's Residence Inns. The sprawling apartment complex like properties. So it is comparable to a Marriott brand of a bygone era.

Wingate is very comparable to...
Jun 15, 19, 11:16 pm
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Views: 960,003
Posted By storewanderer

That Hilton left the brand like a decade ago......

That Hilton left the brand like a decade ago... it is now an independent hotel of some sort I believe.
Jun 15, 19, 11:14 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By storewanderer

Contact Frontier. See what they say/do. Those...

Contact Frontier. See what they say/do. Those gate agents are all contract employees through staffing agencies. They can also track how many people were overcharged, etc. through their system. Not...
Jun 15, 19, 8:01 pm
Replies: 594
Views: 88,696
Posted By storewanderer

Wait for the next offer. They seem to come at...

Wait for the next offer. They seem to come at least once a month lately.

Always add Safeway offers ASAP when you see them pop up because the best offers often do not stay in the app through the...
Jun 15, 19, 7:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By storewanderer

Depends if this is worth it... if you are...

Depends if this is worth it... if you are no-showing is it possible you could shift to another night around the same time? Could be worth contacting the property to ask. But if you are just flat out...
Jun 15, 19, 7:56 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 13,354
Posted By storewanderer

I did a few 40k point redemptions this year and...

I did a few 40k point redemptions this year and I'm glad I did because those properties I went to are now all 50k.

At this point we should all be used to it. Hilton always has a Double Points...
Jun 14, 19, 7:39 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 13,354
Posted By storewanderer

Nothing that even remotely resembles a Hilton...

Nothing that even remotely resembles a Hilton affiliated property in McDermitt...
Jun 13, 19, 10:38 pm
Replies: 594
Views: 88,696
Posted By storewanderer

Not much gives gas points at Safeway that is...

Not much gives gas points at Safeway that is practical for everyday spend. Even prepaid cell phone load cards don't give gas points.

Really miss my local Kroger affiliate Smiths accepting Visa...
Jun 13, 19, 10:18 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

Unfortunately in northern California many grocers...

Unfortunately in northern California many grocers are still on MSD. It seems to be the ones with NCR Registers/software the most. Smaller chains/independents like Holiday (on IBM/Toshiba)... the big...
Jun 12, 19, 11:24 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

Same exact thing here. I cannot stress how...

Same exact thing here. I cannot stress how convenient this was. Kept us moving and no messing around with those pay kiosks. Vancouver Sky Train is an excellent system. It helps that it is a newer...
Jun 12, 19, 11:22 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

That pump photo is one of those non-chain...

That pump photo is one of those non-chain Oklahoma 7-Elevens... they use entirely different systems from the rest of the chain.

7-Elevens in Canada seem to be hit and miss on having NFC at the...
Jun 11, 19, 11:51 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

Some observations in Canada. Still no...

Some observations in Canada.

Still no Contactless at Home Depot, Wal Mart, L Brands (Bath and Body works, etc.)...

Petsmart is now on the same exact system as the US with MX925s and the receipt...
Jun 11, 19, 11:39 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

Vancouver, Canada Skytrain (and the Sky Boat and...

Vancouver, Canada Skytrain (and the Sky Boat and the busses) all have Contactless Visa/MasterCard acceptance ability now at the fare gates.

This works GREAT. No more going to the kiosk when you...
Jun 11, 19, 11:27 pm
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

HMart in Vancouver, Canada uses some weird system...

HMart in Vancouver, Canada uses some weird system similar to the OR/WA Stores (not IBM). They have signage all over checkout stating $5 minimum purchase for credit card transactions and if their...
Jun 11, 19, 11:23 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,491
Posted By storewanderer

Yes, it is embarrassing indeed to be "that...

Yes, it is embarrassing indeed to be "that customer" in a foreign country with a US issued card that is not Contactless who has to "sign the slip."

Like at that restaurant where they pass you the...
Jun 11, 19, 11:16 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 1,491
Posted By storewanderer

Oh, let's see... because the transaction time is...

Oh, let's see... because the transaction time is faster? Because in a Chip and Pin country if you have a US Card, if you insert that card, you will be the only person around who has to "sign the...
Jun 4, 19, 11:52 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 12,087
Posted By storewanderer

Similar experience at Smiths. The Visa and...

Similar experience at Smiths. The Visa and MasterCards $100 and all variable amounts were pulled from all displays and there is a sign that says you have to purchase at customer service. The $25 and...
Jun 2, 19, 8:49 pm
Replies: 5,230
Views: 368,936
Posted By storewanderer

Locally Dillards has not been wanting zip code...

Locally Dillards has not been wanting zip code for Visa purchases but wants it for American Express or store cards... Contactless has been disabled for months now. It only ever worked on American...
Jun 2, 19, 1:07 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 59,252
Posted By storewanderer

That particular Hilton operator seems to be...

That particular Hilton operator seems to be rather generous with its benefits. I recently stayed at another of its hotels and as a Gold the benefits I received were WAY more than required. I thought...
May 29, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 594
Views: 88,696
Posted By storewanderer

At this point there are still a number of small...

At this point there are still a number of small banks issuing swipe cards for some reason in the US. I am a little surprised the card issuing networks are even allowing that at this point.

If you...
May 29, 19, 10:41 pm
May 26, 19, 11:58 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By storewanderer

Also don't the European Hamptons have more...

Also don't the European Hamptons have more amenities than those in the US? Don't they often have a bar, and offer more extensive food than the US locations do? I may be confused here. I will say up...
May 25, 19, 1:21 am
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By storewanderer

"Avis Points" instead of Freq Flyer Miles

I have an issue with Avis. I did a recent rental. I used the AWD for the airline and I expected to get my miles as I put the frequent flyer number into the reservation.

On final close out I was...
May 25, 19, 1:17 am
Replies: 594
Views: 88,696
Posted By storewanderer

Attendant approval for gift cards has been in...

Attendant approval for gift cards has been in place at Safeway locations I know of for years now. The gift card comes up as a restricted item like alcohol or something. Even a $25 gift card is like...
May 25, 19, 1:13 am
Replies: 6,476
Views: 407,886
Posted By storewanderer

I used at 3 different Royal Farms a couple weeks...

I used at 3 different Royal Farms a couple weeks ago. 3 times in store and it worked fine, EMV Contactless. Royal Farms is on EMV Contactless with NCR Radiant, same system as Sheetz and those former...
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