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  1. SBWB48

    SBWB48 DIS Veteran

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    Seriously. Was out of pocket yesterday evening through this morning and came back to 9 pages to catch up on :faint:.

    And I quoted a few things along the way to respond to, but seemingly, must have timed out and those original posts I wanted to respond to are now gone :badpc:
     
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  2. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

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    i think they got rid of the group. I dont see it anywhere. It was kinda pointless honestly lol.
     
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  4. Judique

    Judique Dis Veteran, Beach Lover at BWV, BCV, HHI, VB

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    I hit 'like' to acknowledge you losing your kitty! So sorry to hear it. I am so attached to my pets, 2 of which are younger kitties - one 5 and one 7...well maybe middle aged cats.
     
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  5. vanjust14

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    I just recently tried to pay my auto loan to GM Financial with my CIP through Plastiq and it failed. I was able to enter in the payment, but then received an email from Plastiq that stated: We're very sorry, but we're experiencing problems processing your $xxx payment to GM Financial on your Visa. We recommend double checking your provided card information and calling your issuing bank to ensure that they have approved the charge.

    I know @amalone1013 has Toyota but just wanted to share. I've paid my mortgage with the same card before and after this message so I'm not sure what the problem is. I didn't want to risk calling in so I just paid the auto loan through online banking.
     
  6. amalone1013

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    I ALWAYS forget to add the points earned ON the fees, so thank you!

    Always a risk. I'd have to wait until October to officially be 4/24 too. I might get a CIP for him, then something else for him or another business card for one of us... then do the last bit on a CIP for me. Even if it changed, it's at least worth it for the $5k to meet minimum spend. And maybe in the mean time after his SPG biz, pick up other AMEX biz cards for organic spend. Decisions, decisions...
     
  7. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

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    im a little confused by what your asking. Avios is BA's points system. Yes, u should be able to use Avios for AA. As for the high tax, i would recommend searching around the city and see if theres another city you can fly into. I know places like London has some high airport tax and that gets passed onto you. Fly to another city like France, then take the train back to london would be cheaper.
     
  8. miztressuz

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    So sorry to hear of your kitty, that's always a rough decision, but I like think they are at peace now at least. :angel: :grouphug:
     
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  9. Lain

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    Thanks for the dp. I think @amalone1013 mentioned she was able to pay Toyota with her Marriott Visa, so I don't think she should have problems paying Toyota with a CIP Visa.
     
  10. amalone1013

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    DH had a last minute business trip (they decided Friday, booked his flight/car Saturday while we booked hotel - woo points! - and he flew out last night, back tonight). So he's at the Cincinnati airport... I made sure to send him along with his PP card after looking up the lounge, so he's there now and very happy. His flight isn't until 4:30pm but he was done with business stuff this morning and had a two hour drive back to the airport, so he was glad to have somewhere to hang out.
     
  11. miztressuz

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    I haven't booked through Chase yet, but, it sounds to me like the Cruise department is a travel agency so you should be able to just call them up, give them an idea of what you're looking for and then they present you with options. Sometimes a TA have a better price or package than you can see yourself (or at least it seems like it).
    Me personally I like to have a good idea of what I want first before going to the TA that way I don't have to think on the spot and can compare what they're offering. But if you have a couple of dates or cruise lines you prefer, you can get quotes for all and then decide. They should be able to break down between cash and UR payment methods too I'd expect.
    Not that I have enough UR points (or a worthwhile card to use them), but I was going to call and compare them to the Discover card TA just to get an idea of deals. But I haven't gotten around to it yet so I can't be a great help ATM.
     
  12. vanjust14

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    Thanks for the dp. I think @amalone1013 mentioned she was able to pay Toyota with her Marriott Visa, so I don't think she should have problems paying Toyota with a CIP Visa.


    Oh good, I didn't catch that part. I thought it was strange it wouldn't go through. Maybe I'll try again.
     
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  13. Albort

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    would suggest also clearing it on the bank end too. The bank might think its weird that you usually have 1 plastiq payment for the past x amount of months and was weird to get another one... worth making a note just in case!
     
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  14. tink1970

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    So very sorry to hear that.:grouphug:


    ...um make that at least 4! Neither DH nor I cook and I honestly don't have any desire to learn. Neither one of us is a foodie so mircowaved meals, salads, sandwiches are pretty much a staple, I guess. I wonder if all of us non cooks in the world contribute to the CSR's popularity :)



    So I've never been so happy to pay $600 to the lawn weed killer people. Another $600 MSR knocked out on my SPG biz. After our spring break trip to Edinburgh it should be done. Whoo hoo!
     
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  15. havaneselover

    havaneselover Dreaming about a Disney cruise

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    Oh, no. I’m so sorry to hear that.
     
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  16. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    I am sorry about your kitty. It’s never easy saying goodbye to the 4 legged family members and they leave a giant hole in the heart.

    That’s hysterical. I only attempt cooking about once a year and only with recipes that look easy and don’t require much Googling of cooking terminology. If I don’t warn DH first he suspects me of nefarious motives. “You’re cooking? What did you do? Is it another speeding ticket? What are you plotting and how much does it cost?”

    Yes. A few months ago I had posted a how to with screen shots on searching AA for award availability in order to book with Avios miles. I honestly don’t recall what post that was. It’s buried in this thread somewhere. There is no way to avoid BA high taxes and fees if you are connecting in London. You can try award searching and select “no stopover” for flights. Often times for searches in Europe, that will get you on an Iberia flight connecting in Madrid. The other option is to fly elsewhere like @Albort recommended and then take a train.
     
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  17. wendow

    wendow We create happiness.

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    Just realized my dh paid a couple big bills with his spg personal so it's all done now! Great, right? Except I was waiting to get another card and now I have a $1000 to pay to the oral surgeon on Friday when my younger dd gets her wisdom teeth out. Any of the Amex cards ship out fast lol? Seems like the SPG biz has been taking awhile. What about the Delta Gold biz?
     
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  18. Calfan

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    My Delta Gold biz took about as long as my SPG biz. 10 days from approval to receipt. I've never tried to call Amex to see if they will expedite though.....
     
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  19. StephPlum

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    How does this work? Can you go through the Chase portal or are you cashing out points? I want to get 4 TSA Pre-checks this year and can only get one on my future CSR. Though I might need the others for MinSpend.
     
  20. CyndiLouWho

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    And lining themselves up for the Hawaii routes to open
     
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  21. elgerber

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    I'm so sorry about your kitty :-(.

    Heck, I went to a lunch meeting today and came back to 3 1/2 pages!

    Add me to this list. I don't burn rice and I know what softened cream cheese is LOL, but if it's not a mix or a box, or something simple, forget it.
     
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