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Yesterday, 8:24 am
Replies: 222
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Posted By blaz

You need to manually "combine" the points (that's...

You need to manually "combine" the points (that's what Chase calls it). Basically you transfer them from the CSR to the FU. Head to the Ultimate Rewards portal and "Combine points" should be one of...
Sep 25, 20, 4:44 pm
Replies: 330
Views: 40,801
Posted By blaz

I booked a flight to Japan, which was supposed to...

I booked a flight to Japan, which was supposed to happen just as the pandemic hit in the beginning of March. We called two days before the flight and tried to cancel it, so that we would at least...
Aug 31, 20, 10:05 am
Replies: 286
Views: 27,061
Posted By blaz

This. I got burned by Expedia and had to fight...

This. I got burned by Expedia and had to fight tooth and nail to finally get a refund. I swore I would never again use an OTA for any booking, be it Chase Travel (Expedia) or Amex Travel (Orbitz nee...
Jun 7, 20, 10:18 am
Replies: 512
Views: 73,585
Posted By blaz

I only subscribe to internet service from Comcast...

I only subscribe to internet service from Comcast and it has always triggered the offer for me. How long has it been since the charge posted? It can take a couple of days, especially if there's a...
May 5, 20, 8:42 am
Replies: 746
Views: 150,904
Posted By blaz

I can confirm that renting a movie through...

I can confirm that renting a movie through YouTube works for the Platinum streaming credit, I have received the credit today for a movie I watched on Sunday. Make sure you rent directly on the...
Apr 8, 20, 8:45 am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,756
Posted By blaz

The annual fee for my CSR hit on Feb 1 and posted...

The annual fee for my CSR hit on Feb 1 and posted on the Feb 24 statement - perfect timing. I have already used this year's $300 travel credit. With no travel planned, I didn't make sense to keep the...
Mar 10, 20, 8:22 am
Replies: 189
Views: 29,447
Posted By blaz

I was in a similar situation - unable to reach...

I was in a similar situation - unable to reach airline and no way to cancel. I tried my luck with Chase and got a big fat NO:
Feb 20, 20, 6:28 pm
Replies: 466
Views: 107,249
Posted By blaz

Neither page you quote is owned by American...

Neither page you quote is owned by American Express. The first one is completely wrong, the second one is technically right but unclear.

Amex offers 3 options:

1. Pay Over Time Select. You have...
Feb 20, 20, 8:09 am
Replies: 466
Views: 107,249
Posted By blaz

Unless you already have a POT balance, POT direct...

Unless you already have a POT balance, POT direct will *not* accrue interest charges from day one. As long as you always pay your balance in full (as you should on a charge card), you will not pay...
Jan 17, 20, 8:25 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

There's a number of factors to consider when...

There's a number of factors to consider when evaluating the value of points:

1. I have used UR on Hyatt stays in the past and have gotten about 2c out of them, but I don't consider this to be...
Jan 16, 20, 11:29 pm
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

which one? I never got more than 2c out of Hyatt...

which one? I never got more than 2c out of Hyatt or
United. The others are even worse.
Jan 16, 20, 8:53 pm
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

How did you arrive at those numbers? You really...

How did you arrive at those numbers? You really need to compare to alternatives. I have the Wells Fargo Propel Amex which has no annual fee and earns 3% in cold hard cash back on travel and dining....
Jan 14, 20, 8:13 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

It does absolutely nothing even if you do use...

It does absolutely nothing even if you do use Lyft all the time. I just checked a ride to the airport - $17 on Lyft (with CSR discount), $15 on Uber (without any discount). Which one do you think I...
Jan 10, 20, 4:49 pm
Replies: 216
Views: 39,922
Posted By blaz

Is it just me or is it really sad that after the...

Is it just me or is it really sad that after the changes a discussion about one of the premier travel credit cards in the US involves around food delivery services?
Jan 10, 20, 9:53 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

Interesting point. When Chase introduced Sapphire...

Interesting point. When Chase introduced Sapphire banking, I bit and signed up, initially purely for the signup bonus. To keep the account fee free, I transferred part of my investments over to...
Jan 10, 20, 8:10 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

I feel like the reported changes to the CSR are...

I feel like the reported changes to the CSR are insulting. They need to raise the annual fee because they're not making enough money? Sure, go ahead and do that, everybody will understand it and make...
Jan 5, 20, 9:37 am
Replies: 619
Views: 209,070
Posted By blaz

It shows as $2585 with a Delta flight number....

It shows as $2585 with a Delta flight number. Interesting enough, the same flight shows up for $2199 in a combined KL-DL codeshare (KL on outbound with DL as operating carrier, DL on return), but...
Dec 19, 19, 8:25 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

I disagree that the Chase cards are...

I disagree that the Chase cards are uncompetitive. You forget about the 5x points the Freedom and 1.5x on the Freedom Unlimited, which can be pooled with the CSR points. I don't consider Citi a...
Dec 19, 19, 8:19 am
Replies: 1,121
Views: 241,161
Posted By blaz

This is not realistic. As was recently published...

This is not realistic. As was recently published in multiple news articles, United is already unhappy about Chase branded cards eating into their cobranded card revenue. Plus Chase already has the MP...
Nov 1, 19, 7:56 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 24,899
Posted By blaz

That's not correct. The Wells Fargo Propel only...

That's not correct. The Wells Fargo Propel only pays 1% on supermarket purchases. It pays 3% on restaurants.
Oct 28, 19, 4:42 pm
Replies: 2,513
Views: 1,027,695
Posted By blaz

First anniversary on my Schwab Platinum. Spent...

First anniversary on my Schwab Platinum. Spent roughly $18k in the past 12 months. Was offered 30k points or $300 for $4000 spend in 90 days. Took the points. Somewhat bummed it wasn't the $500/50k...
Sep 18, 19, 9:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,538
Posted By blaz

No. It is 2.25 cents, not points per $1.

No. It is 2.25 cents, not points per $1.
May 7, 19, 8:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,817
Posted By blaz

It is a legal requirement for banks to regularly...

It is a legal requirement for banks to regularly ask cardholders to update their income information.
Apr 29, 19, 8:17 am
Replies: 1,243
Views: 189,491
Posted By blaz

I can confirm your observation, as I have...

I can confirm your observation, as I have experienced the same. One day in March, the app didn't let me charge more than $15 (the Amex credit, I had no other cash credit) and was forcing me to...
Apr 18, 19, 8:19 am
Replies: 89
Views: 24,899
Posted By blaz

I don't know why people claim it is not on...

I don't know why people claim it is not on Barclay's web site, it is right there under Credit Cards, you do have to click on "See More Cards" a couple of times. Here is a direct link:
...
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