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Jul 9, 10, 3:11 pm
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Though I am a CENT and not a PLAT cardholder, per...

Though I am a CENT and not a PLAT cardholder, per se, I believe all CENT benefits by definition are inclusive of all PLAT benefits.

But - I searched and searched my AMEX homepage and could not...
Jul 7, 10, 9:11 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 43,105
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Sam's Club 2% cash-back card (Discover card...

Sam's Club 2% cash-back card (Discover card issued by GE) is the best "sleeper" card I have ever used or seen. I wrote an extensive review of it a couple of years ago so won't go into details here....
Jul 2, 10, 1:00 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 43,105
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Scuba, not to put words into S.Bling's mouth, but...

Scuba, not to put words into S.Bling's mouth, but I have a few ideas / responses to your queries:

a) why continue ? Sunk Cost is partly accurate - in my case, I was in early enough not to face the...
Jun 30, 10, 9:36 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 9,739
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

This change is [yet another] true kick in the...

This change is [yet another] true kick in the teeth to AMEX"s MR program...which I have long-felt was already a weakened, anemic affinity program. I rarely, rarely accumulate MR points these days...
Jun 29, 10, 10:07 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 17,295
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I have stayed at both Plano (TX) Alofts, and...

I have stayed at both Plano (TX) Alofts, and consider this a "cut above" the Hilton's low-end "Hampton Inn" properties in terms of styling, bed comfort, etc. I assume Hampton is a rough equivalent to...
Jun 23, 10, 11:14 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 13,890
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

See if the hospital will let you pay via paypal...

See if the hospital will let you pay via paypal or google checkout, which both accept amex. You'ld be surprised to learn how prevalent and mainstream paypal is becoming.
Jun 22, 10, 9:29 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Last summer, I traveled from the Dallas area to...

Last summer, I traveled from the Dallas area to Louisville, KY and needed a starwood stay and a place to stop mid-way...literally could find nothing in the starwood except for a sold-out...
May 12, 10, 5:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,095
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Surprised AMEX Business Cent can't figure out it...

Surprised AMEX Business Cent can't figure out it becomes "much easier" to justify the stiff annual fee w/ a couple of these type promos...EVEN IF I never get to use my cert, knowing it was available...
May 11, 10, 8:29 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,304
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Besides the "tax-circumvention" strategy...

Besides the "tax-circumvention" strategy postulated earlier, and besides the strategy of being able to advertise bogus low rates by not disclosing resort fees, also theorized, a 3rd reason I can...
May 10, 10, 11:18 pm
Replies: 720
Views: 171,323
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

My experience is mostly with spg to aa...

My experience is mostly with spg to aa transfers...and I haven't done any in over a year, but when I was actively doing this, it was fairly certain if I called in the transfer by NOON on Friday, the...
Apr 13, 10, 10:40 am
Replies: 54
Views: 11,769
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I called ahead to this property in advance of a...

I called ahead to this property in advance of a potential weekend stay a few weeks ago - triple "kiss of death" means I likely will never stay here:

a) no elite lounge at all; weekday much less...
Apr 7, 10, 7:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,857
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Of all the mega-banks out there, I trust this one...

Of all the mega-banks out there, I trust this one the least. Would never engage in earning/accumulating a generic point like this w/ this particular bank.

So Cap One and a generic script program ?...
Mar 29, 10, 6:41 am
Replies: 63
Views: 11,506
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

This had been a "sleeper" property (pun intended)...

This had been a "sleeper" property (pun intended) for me in recent months; nice rooms, free internet for elites (even before SPG's recent policy change), indoor heated pool w/ hot tub, and...
Mar 4, 10, 7:29 pm
Replies: 395
Views: 76,637
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I located a website (whistler.com or something...

I located a website (whistler.com or something similar) which showed a 5yr snow report, and turns out MARCH is historically a better snow month than FEB., which is a good thing, since I am headed...
Replies: 40
Views: 7,018
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I received the 1:1.5% bonus offer. barely,...

I received the 1:1.5% bonus offer.

barely, barely moves the needle for me (gets me to change my patterns). I used to be a major, major user of this very affinity card...but after Citibank stopped...
Jan 15, 10, 12:28 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 14,862
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

No biggie for me...for several years in a row, I...

No biggie for me...for several years in a row, I converted enough MR points to get the Companion Pass (144k MR points comes to mind though I won't look it up)...which was a fatal mistake this past...
Dec 29, 09, 8:44 am
Replies: 82
Views: 28,422
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I have had excellent assistance from them over...

I have had excellent assistance from them over the years.
Dec 27, 09, 8:01 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,333
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I obviously know nothing about your situation,...

I obviously know nothing about your situation, but I would be very surprised to see it go through that high...do you have *any* history w/ GE or, ahem, a million + liquid cash net assets ? As I...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

I once had pending AA awards to Hawaii holding...

I once had pending AA awards to Hawaii holding for five of my family members...because the trip was not 100% certain, I had not yet ticketed the awards, and kept extending them as the deadline to...
Dec 26, 09, 7:47 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,333
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

A) be absolutely sure you are a PREMIERE level...

A) be absolutely sure you are a PREMIERE level Sams Club member, or the base level only offers a 1% cashback.

B) I can see the rebate accruing monthly on my PERSONAL card online account, but not...
Dec 26, 09, 1:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Not to restate the obvious, but you *did* catch...

Not to restate the obvious, but you *did* catch this is not a North/South American focused promotion, right ?

..."This three-month winter promotion is bookable online and offers savings of 20% on...
Dec 26, 09, 11:30 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,333
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

gallardo, IMO Sams Club Discover is a little...

gallardo,
IMO Sams Club Discover is a little different animal from your "off-the-shelf" Discover. You can apply either for a BUSINESS Discover or a PERSONAL discover. GE will approve up to $25K for...
Dec 26, 09, 6:59 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,333
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

budblab's post refers to the most powerful...

budblab's post refers to the most powerful "sleeper" program I know of. Why so relatively-few are aware of it, I attribute to a) its a lowly Discover card for one, so ability to use the card to scale...
Dec 14, 09, 5:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,013
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

A good, old-fashioned affinity point promotion...

A good, old-fashioned affinity point promotion would move this dog up my foodchain of useage priorities. Otherwise, I don't relish accumulating Diners Club points so I mostly avoid using the card...
Nov 30, 09, 10:17 am
Replies: 107
Views: 21,175
Posted By ILUVCITIBANK

Just completed a holiday stay here (over...

Just completed a holiday stay here (over Thanksgiving weekend) and one weekend prior as well (used up my SPG Plat award just before it expired end of year). As always, fantastic stay without any...
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