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Oct 15, 14, 1:52 am
Replies: 53
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Posted By Pickettd

There are people out there who consider "pure" MS...

There are people out there who consider "pure" MS to mean there is very little risk. Personally I think there is a fine line between strategies like this (Bitcoin mining or Loyal3 purchases for...
Oct 15, 14, 1:42 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,892
Posted By Pickettd

If you wanted to look at this from the...

If you wanted to look at this from the perspective of MS, my suggestion would be to consider it starting with the transaction fees. You will have to pay some percentage in order to convert your...
Replies: 886
Views: 50,921
Posted By Pickettd

Question from a routing rule newbie

Sorry if this is a newbie question (this is my first interesting miles redemption) - but would you mind telling me if the following would work for a single award?

I'm looking to fly from either...
Aug 7, 13, 10:00 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,619
Posted By Pickettd

http://www.glcu.org/ultimatechecking is an...

http://www.glcu.org/ultimatechecking is an example of a 4% account. But it looks to me like their credit union membership requirements are now stricter than they used to be.
Jul 22, 13, 2:51 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,411
Posted By Pickettd

Not sure if I'm totally following - but if I am,...

Not sure if I'm totally following - but if I am, my calculation for the cost of ducky flipping is $5.88 per 1k (unfortunately a lot higher than it was until pretty recently). Which I suppose is still...
Forum: Japan
Apr 27, 13, 7:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,314
Posted By Pickettd

Thanks for the information jpdx! I'm particularly...

Thanks for the information jpdx! I'm particularly interested in the IC Manza Beach hotel for an upcoming trip. I've never tried using BRG for PC hotels before and am hoping you might be willing to...
Mar 15, 13, 9:02 pm
Replies: 200
Views: 83,465
Posted By Pickettd

I've checked fares several times now in the last...

I've checked fares several times now in the last several weeks to get an idea for how much fluctuation there is (specifically on HNL-OGG flights). From what I can tell you can still buy tickets the...
Mar 11, 13, 1:49 am
Replies: 8,522
Views: 2,647,378
Posted By Pickettd

Datapoint

I searched the thread for info on using foreign ATMs and didn't find much. So I thought I'd add a datapoint from my own research. I successfully withdrew yen at a Japanese post office ATM today with...
Feb 21, 13, 7:28 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,236
Posted By Pickettd

Datapoint

Tested to see if I could load the Halogen with a Kmart GC - rejected (they said cash only) :'(

Edit: I should clarify that it was the register that blocked it (cashier thought I could).
Feb 7, 13, 11:42 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,515
Posted By Pickettd

Do you have a Discover card? I think you can do...

Do you have a Discover card? I think you can do $500 fee-free a month through Money Messenger (partnership with Paypal). https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/send-money/
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Pickettd

I stayed at a HIE in Amsterdam about 5 months...

I stayed at a HIE in Amsterdam about 5 months after joining PC and getting the credit card (thus platinum status). The woman checking me in at the front desk said she was very surprised that I was...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jul 21, 12, 7:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 5,750
Posted By Pickettd

List of discount airlines to check

Have you seen http://wikitravel.org/en/Discount_airlines ?
You'll also find links to http://wikitravel.org/en/Discount_airlines_in_Asia and http://wikitravel.org/en/Discount_airlines_in_Europe

I...
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