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Nov 1, 16, 12:14 am
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Posted By jordan_h

updating an earlier post, i was able to downgrade...

updating an earlier post, i was able to downgrade my crystal card to a visa signature (no annual fee). 3x gas, 2x dining and grocers, 1x everything else + standard visa signature benefits. i don't...
Oct 22, 16, 10:59 pm
Replies: 4,205
Views: 856,731
Posted By jordan_h

Note: I didn't see a thread for retention offers...

Note: I didn't see a thread for retention offers on this card, so I'll put this here. Got offered 2500 miles today to keep my card open; had for 12 months, ~$3000 spend. Declined the offer, but might...
Sep 29, 16, 10:59 am
Replies: 182
Views: 52,390
Posted By jordan_h

The amount of discussion about this "free...

The amount of discussion about this "free smartphone" issue is kind of funny given how insanely unrealistic it is that Amex is going to start sending out hundreds of thousands of free iPhones to card...
Sep 28, 16, 7:17 pm
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Views: 52,390
Posted By jordan_h

I'd rather see the Platinum become a more...

I'd rather see the Platinum become a more rewarding card for unbonused spend than adopt bonus categories that overlap other cards. 2500 MR points for every $5000 spent would be nice, but knowing...
Sep 28, 16, 4:09 pm
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Views: 516,343
Posted By jordan_h

Correct. I have had a couple GR purchases not get...

Correct. I have had a couple GR purchases not get reimbursed, but those are outliers. I've been able to get $500 in 2015 and 2016. It was almost enough to convince me to keep the card, but I decided...
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Views: 64,166
Posted By jordan_h

IC Amstel

IC Amstel

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?

Booked basic king room and received upgrade to executive suite (city view). Nice upgrade especially considering this was a...
Sep 20, 16, 6:43 pm
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Views: 516,343
Posted By jordan_h

I decided not to renew. Even though it's...

I decided not to renew. Even though it's essentially fee-negative with an AU, it's also a pain in the ... to do 10 separate $50 United gift registry transactions. Especially since they don't always...
Forum: Hotel Deals
Aug 28, 16, 7:32 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 15,296
Posted By jordan_h

I've booked both club upgrade and suite upgrade...

I've booked both club upgrade and suite upgrade awards, and they're always the standard room rate + either 3000 or 6000 points.
Forum: Hotel Deals
Aug 28, 16, 4:54 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 15,296
Posted By jordan_h

about that... i actually wasn't trying to get...

about that... i actually wasn't trying to get credit for a hot tip; i emailed gary leff because he had a post earlier this year about another mistake rate at the same hotel, and i was curious if they...
Aug 28, 16, 2:40 pm
Replies: 2,806
Views: 384,711
Posted By jordan_h

uber works

searched the thread and didn't find anyone confirming 100% that uber rides are reimbursed by the travel credit so... i can confirm 100% that uber rides are reimbursed by the travel credit. also: you...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Aug 28, 16, 2:31 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 12,937
Posted By jordan_h

This point is the main thing that gives me hope...

This point is the main thing that gives me hope for outsize-value redemptions in the future. Look at VX, which is revenue-based for their own flights but has an award chart for partner redemptions....
Forum: Hotel Deals
Aug 28, 16, 2:05 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 15,296
Posted By jordan_h

annoying that someone would call to verify a...

annoying that someone would call to verify a mistake rate... what were they expecting hyatt to say?? still, i figured it was only a matter of time before hyatt pulled the rate anyway.

this hadn't...
Aug 25, 16, 5:51 pm
Replies: 2,957
Views: 740,701
Posted By jordan_h

personal plat, 1st year with card, ~8K spend,...

personal plat, 1st year with card, ~8K spend, offered 5k points now and 10k w/$2000 spend in 3 months. took the offer.
Aug 25, 16, 2:28 pm
Replies: 299
Views: 56,495
Posted By jordan_h

This is a good point. Ultimately, the Platinum...

This is a good point. Ultimately, the Platinum has benefits I'll pay to keep even with a CSR. However, I no longer have to pay for both the Platinum and the PRG now that CSR has those 3x bonus...
Aug 21, 16, 2:36 pm
Replies: 1,040
Views: 506,127
Posted By jordan_h

arnolddv1708, maybe i saw you there! i just got...

arnolddv1708, maybe i saw you there! i just got approved with a 34k limit at the chinatown (SF) branch. i'm at around 15/24 (more if chase can see business card apps with AMEX), 770 credit score, and...
Aug 18, 16, 12:45 pm
Replies: 2,520
Views: 516,343
Posted By jordan_h

i have only ever tried it for alaska gift cards...

i have only ever tried it for alaska gift cards ($50) and it didn't work. it does work for united gift registry, though - again, $50 increments. my most recent reimbursement was on 8/10 for a charge...
Aug 17, 16, 11:40 pm
Replies: 2,520
Views: 516,343
Posted By jordan_h

has anyone asked for a retention bonus yet? we're...

has anyone asked for a retention bonus yet? we're getting close to a full year after the 100k bonus was announced, and you have to cancel this card before the fee posts. knowing CNB, they don't have...
Aug 16, 16, 11:25 pm
Replies: 299
Views: 56,495
Posted By jordan_h

I agree that bonus categories on the Platinum...

I agree that bonus categories on the Platinum would be great, but that would cannibalize the PRG business. $195 is already one of the most expensive consumer cards out there, so it's not like Chase...
Aug 16, 16, 11:15 pm
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Views: 506,127
Posted By jordan_h

Thread dedicated to CNB Crystal card....

Thread dedicated to CNB Crystal card. (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/credit-card-programs/1676781-city-national-bank-crystal-visa-infinite-usa-ny-de-ga-tn-nv-ca-exp-12-31-15-a.html)

To answer...
Aug 16, 16, 7:20 pm
Replies: 394
Views: 112,496
Posted By jordan_h

I couldn't get any offers to show using...

I couldn't get any offers to show using incognito/private/etc browsing and trying hundreds of times. Interestingly, I logged in to an AWS desktop via remote desktop and got the elevated offers to...
Aug 16, 16, 7:15 pm
Replies: 1,040
Views: 506,127
Posted By jordan_h

My CNB card doesn't factor into any long-term...

My CNB card doesn't factor into any long-term plan, based on how many benefits have changed in the first year alone. As long as I can recoup the fee via United GR contributions, I'll keep it, but...
Aug 15, 16, 5:45 pm
Replies: 2,957
Views: 740,701
Posted By jordan_h

Amex BRG

1st year, just shy of $10k in spend. Offered $50 statement credit or 7500 points (no spending requirement). Back in March I was offered 50k points to upgrade to the Business Platinum, although this...
Aug 10, 16, 11:15 am
Replies: 2,520
Views: 516,343
Posted By jordan_h

I'm waiting on a United GR credit that's now 10...

I'm waiting on a United GR credit that's now 10 days past the posting date. I haven't had an issue with these getting reimbursed before (including one from a few weeks ago), but at this point I'm...
Jul 30, 16, 2:51 pm
Replies: 1,040
Views: 506,127
Posted By jordan_h

when i canceled my united MP explorer card, i...

when i canceled my united MP explorer card, i asked about upgrading to united club with the no-annual-fee offer for which i was targeted in my united account. rep said any special offer requires a...
Jul 30, 16, 2:00 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 506,127
Posted By jordan_h

regarding the hotel collection: you get...

regarding the hotel collection: you get additional benefits at a smaller number of properties, kind of like amex's hotel collection vs FHR. i screengrabbed some stuff from my visa infinite benefits...
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