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Old Sep 30, 11, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by skitch23 View Post
I just got am email from US airways stating that I have earned 11 hits so far.... this matches up with my spreadsheet & verifies to me that Audience Rewards trivia as well as a non-funded sharebuilder account both count as hits!
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In my case it said 10 hits, which was correct as of 9/29 if AR trivia counted.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 7:51 pm
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I had a discrepancy between the Grand Slam Scorecard email and the hits I had tallied to date, as well. I called the Chairman's hotline and found out my two hotel transfers for 850 points were not credited in the recent sweep (even though they posted in plenty of time). I imagine they did an auto-search and specified to search for hotel transfers generating "greater than" 850 points versus "greater than or equal to". The nice lady at the help desk sent an email to someone who will supposedly fix the issue in time for the next sweep. She confirmed all of my other posts counted as hits (including the Biscoff, which like many others, hit at the end of the day yesterday). I hope this helps some people who were as perplexed as I was...

My activity to date is:
9/14/2011 09/14/11 ONLINE REDEMPTION -1,500
9/14/2011 09/29/11 BISCOFF GOURMET SNACKS 268
9/14/2011 09/21/11 TRACKITBACK.COM WORRY-FREE TRAVEL MILES 500
9/15/2011 09/16/11 CONVERSION: MARRIOTT REWARDS 2,000
9/15/2011 09/15/11 BUY MILES - POINTS.COM 1,000
9/15/2011 09/16/11 EXCHANGE MILES 1
9/15/2011 09/21/11 CONVERSION:HILTON HONORS REWARD EXCHANGE 850
9/15/2011 09/19/11 CONVERSION: SPG POINTS TO MILES 850
9/16/2011 09/22/11 SHOPPING MALL, LANCOME 92
9/16/2011 09/21/11 TELEFLORA BONUS 1,375
9/16/2011 09/16/11 US WORLD CARD: EVERYDAY PURCHASES 305
9/22/2011 09/28/11 CONVERSION: HYATT-POINTS TO MILES 2,000
9/23/2011 09/23/11 SHARE MILES 1,000
9/27/2011 09/28/11 E-REWARDS MILEAGE TRANSFER 500
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Old Sep 30, 11, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by kendenton View Post

Still a big thumbs up from me, I'm shocked how better run this is than some other promos I've been involved in.
Not exactly a high hurdle to stumble over, is it?

Originally Posted by Karlie19 View Post
I had a discrepancy between the Grand Slam Scorecard email and the hits I had tallied to date, as well. I called the Chairman's hotline and found out my two hotel transfers for 850 points were not credited in the recent sweep (even though they posted in plenty of time). I imagine they did an auto-search and specified to search for hotel transfers generating "greater than" 850 points versus "greater than or equal to". The nice lady at the help desk sent an email to someone who will supposedly fix the issue in time for the next sweep. She confirmed all of my other posts counted as hits (including the Biscoff, which like many others, hit at the end of the day yesterday). I hope this helps some people who were as perplexed as I was...
An odd explanation, but one that makes sense in my case. Here's hoping that you got correct information.

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Old Sep 30, 11, 8:10 pm
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Not exactly a high hurdle to stumble over, is it?



An odd explanation, but one that makes sense in my case. Here's hoping that you got correct information.

Mike
I'm just guessing on the explanation. She read off to me the list of 12 hits US Air had calculated for me during yesterday's sweep. The only two missing were the SPG transfer and the Hilton transfer, both for 850 points. Since I initiated both transfers on 9/15 and they hit on 9/19 and 9/21, there's no reason they shouldn't have been included. In your earlier posts, you said it seemed like you were off by one hit, and it looks like you have an 850 point transfer as well. You said your only questionable hit was AR, but if it's like mine, it's the 850 point hotel transfer.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeef View Post
Not exactly a high hurdle to stumble over, is it?



An odd explanation, but one that makes sense in my case. Here's hoping that you got correct information.

Mike
Me too, Is there something in the T&C Somewhere that says hotel transfers must be > 850? Hopefully this would be corrected for everyone.


9/16/2011 09/21/11 CONVERSION:HILTON HONORS REWARD EXCHANGE 850
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Old Sep 30, 11, 8:20 pm
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Me too, Is there something in the T&C Somewhere that says hotel transfers must be > 850? Hopefully this would be corrected for everyone.


9/16/2011 09/21/11 CONVERSION:HILTON HONORS REWARD EXCHANGE 850
I think it's just an oversight that should be fixed soon.

From the Grand Slam FAQ page:
How can I earn hits for hotel transfers?
You can transfer your hotel points into Dividend Miles at the hotelís program website or visit usairways.com/convertmiles. If you transfer hotel points to Dividend Miles, you can earn one hit (with a maximum of one hit per hotel family). You have to earn a minimum of 850 Dividend Miles from each transfer in order to qualify as a hit. If you transfer 25,000 miles from Starwood you only get one hit, even if you transfer from Starwood again. However, if you transfer 5,000 miles from Starwood and 3,000 miles from Marriott you earn two hits
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Old Sep 30, 11, 8:24 pm
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1 hit short of what I expected...

By my count, I should have 10 hits, and according to the email I received tonight I only got credit for 9. Based on the number of people who are confirming that Audience Rewards Trivia worked, my guess is the Thanks Again Facebook Hit didn't work. The only other idea I have is that the US World Card didn't count because the transactions creating the points weren't from purchases during the contest dates. Any other thought?

9/15/2011 09/19/11 AUDIENCE REWARDS MILES 2
9/15/2011 09/19/11 RESIDENCE INNS BONUS 378
9/15/2011 09/20/11 THANKS AGAIN MILEAGE AWARD 100
9/16/2011 09/16/11 ONLINE REDEMPTION -400
9/16/2011 09/19/11 1-800-FLOWERS BONUS 140
9/16/2011 09/19/11 1-800-FLOWERS ADDITIONAL BONUS 140
9/17/2011 09/21/11 CONVERSION:HILTON HONORS REWARD EXCHANGE 850
9/19/2011 09/23/11 SUPER SHUTTLE CREDIT 50
9/20/2011 09/20/11 EXCHANGE MILES -10
9/20/2011 09/21/11 E-REWARDS MILEAGE TRANSFER 500
9/21/2011 09/22/11 EXCHANGE MILES 1
9/24/2011 09/24/11 US WORLD CARD: EVERYDAY PURCHASES 2,334
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Old Sep 30, 11, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by karnold8103 View Post
By my count, I should have 10 hits, and according to the email I received tonight I only got credit for 9. Based on the number of people who are confirming that Audience Rewards Trivia worked, my guess is the Thanks Again Facebook Hit didn't work. The only other idea I have is that the US World Card didn't count because the transactions creating the points weren't from purchases during the contest dates. Any other thought?

9/15/2011 09/19/11 AUDIENCE REWARDS MILES 2
9/15/2011 09/19/11 RESIDENCE INNS BONUS 378
9/15/2011 09/20/11 THANKS AGAIN MILEAGE AWARD 100
9/16/2011 09/16/11 ONLINE REDEMPTION -400
9/16/2011 09/19/11 1-800-FLOWERS BONUS 140
9/16/2011 09/19/11 1-800-FLOWERS ADDITIONAL BONUS 140
9/17/2011 09/21/11 CONVERSION:HILTON HONORS REWARD EXCHANGE 850
9/19/2011 09/23/11 SUPER SHUTTLE CREDIT 50
9/20/2011 09/20/11 EXCHANGE MILES -10
9/20/2011 09/21/11 E-REWARDS MILEAGE TRANSFER 500
9/21/2011 09/22/11 EXCHANGE MILES 1
9/24/2011 09/24/11 US WORLD CARD: EVERYDAY PURCHASES 2,334
Looks like it might be the Hilton transfer, see up a few posts.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 8:32 pm
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I had a discrepancy between the Grand Slam Scorecard email and the hits I had tallied to date, as well. I called the Chairman's hotline and found out my two hotel transfers for 850 points were not credited in the recent sweep (even though they posted in plenty of time). I imagine they did an auto-search and specified to search for hotel transfers generating "greater than" 850 points versus "greater than or equal to". The nice lady at the help desk sent an email to someone who will supposedly fix the issue in time for the next sweep. She confirmed all of my other posts counted as hits (including the Biscoff, which like many others, hit at the end of the day yesterday). I hope this helps some people who were as perplexed as I was...
Did the woman at US actually tell you that it was the hotel hits that didn't count? If so, not only is your explanation a good one but it also indicates that there is a way to indicate which hits counted and which didn't.

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Old Sep 30, 11, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeef View Post
Did the woman at US actually tell you that it was the hotel hits that didn't count? If so, not only is your explanation a good one but it also indicates that there is a way to indicate which hits counted and which didn't.

Thanks,
Mike
She did. She said, "I'm going to read off to you the hits that US Airways has, and you tell me if you find the discrepancy." The first item she read was "2 hotel transfers". I told her that was it - I should have had four. She told me Marriott and Hyatt were the only two she had posted as hits. Once we figured out I was missing SPG and Hilton, I asked her to read off the other hits she had just to make sure. She did, and the rest were all correct. She was very helpful - I hope others have the same experience if they call.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 9:11 pm
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She did. She said, "I'm going to read off to you the hits that US Airways has, and you tell me if you find the discrepancy." The first item she read was "2 hotel transfers". I told her that was it - I should have had four. She told me Marriott and Hyatt were the only two she had posted as hits. Once we figured out I was missing SPG and Hilton, I asked her to read off the other hits she had just to make sure. She did, and the rest were all correct. She was very helpful - I hope others have the same experience if they call.
Thanks so much for sharing!

I had exactly 8 hits, but only got bonus miles for 4. I assumed it was the AR Trivia or Thanks Again Facebook bonus or possibly the "Online Redemption" for magazine...but I had a HHonors transfer, so that definitely explains it.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 9:15 pm
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Thanks so much for sharing!

I had exactly 8 hits, but only got bonus miles for 4. I assumed it was the AR Trivia or Thanks Again Facebook bonus or possibly the "Online Redemption" for magazine...but I had a HHonors transfer, so that definitely explains it.
Also missing one and it could be the Hilton conversion. Will check again after the next sweep.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 9:30 pm
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My gf and I each have 17 and 21 hits as of 29th before GS bonuses were credited. Emails said 16 and 20. We each had Hilton transfers of 850 miles as well. So that corresponds with other fellow FTs discrepancies.

We also had AR trivia that would have counted if the hotel transfer 850 miles error is true.

What I would like to hear is if anyone whose US email tally is the same as their own manual tally, and also had a hotel transfer of 850 miles. That would throw the theory off.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 10:22 pm
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Cheap hits confirmed (?)

I am 11 for 13 hits, but 2 of the purchases posted Sept 30 whereas the hits posted Sept 29. Assuming these are the 2 missing hits, then I have received hits for all of the following cheap hits:
Audience Rewards trivia (2pts)
Vinesse $9.95 wine book
SuperShuttle $5 no-show
Swap for 1 mile on Points.com
3 toolbar searches

P.S. I scanned a few messages in this thread, but there are so many! Sorry if this is already redundant info.
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Old Sep 30, 11, 10:45 pm
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Nice detective work on the Hilton thing. If you think about it, it makes sense. The 850 number was probably picked by the people who created the promo or who are in partner relations specifically to deal with Hilton. They clearly wanted a number that would be high enough to avoid the one spg point transfers by spg plats. The likely had a number around 1,000 in mind, but then revised it down to 850 to permit Hilton transfers, because a requirement above 850 would require 20k Hilton. In other words the 850 number can't be random. It had to be to accomodate 10k Hilton transfers.

But the IT guys would have little reason to know all this history and probably had no idea of the significant difference between 850 and 851 miles so probably weren't paying much attention when they wrote code requiring greater than instead of greater than or equal to 850.
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