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  • 3:33 pm on April 20, 2024 Permalink | Reply  


    • Southwest Performance Approval
    • Hilton Aspire Approval
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  • 8:28 am on March 5, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    Alaska Business approval

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  • 9:20 pm on February 25, 2024 Permalink | Reply  

    A 3-night trip in Las Vegas on 12/25 trying to use various hotel credits and status benefits.

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    • Anonymous 10:35 pm on February 25, 2024 Permalink | Reply

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      • Yongho Kim 11:32 am on February 26, 2024 Permalink | Reply

        no thanks. I actually have robots.txt set up to block search engines from using this website

  • 9:37 am on February 12, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    Trying to figure out how to redeem points for maximum value across different cc
    byu/K0N-ARTIST inawardtravel

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  • 8:13 am on February 9, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    How do you get the employee offer?

    From time to time Amex runs employee card promotions for BBP, Biz Gold, and Biz Plat. “Add an employee card for your business card, and spend a minimum of X amount for Yk rewards” is their promo. The latest promo ended recently.

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  • 10:31 am on January 27, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    > If you think $200 is a “measly” amount, why do you care about statement credit clawbacks?

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  • 6:35 am on January 27, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    > We are skeptical that once all credit-card expenses are taken into account, you are not actually saving any money on your expensive business class ticket.

    Your surcharge comment is interesting in multiple ways.

    First, I’m surprised that major merchants in Australia put a surcharge just for accepting Amex. Second, I’m surprised that the surcharge is so TINY (less than 1%???). Third, it shows that you are not approaching credit card points via the mainstream way at r/churning, which is chasing sign-up bonuses.

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  • 1:23 pm on January 16, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    Approved on 1/16 for Alaska Personal hopefully for 75k.

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  • 10:20 am on January 5, 2024 Permalink | Reply

    Using CIC -> Gift Card -> Gift of College -> Student Loan Servicer

    Using the Chase Ink Cash in this way nets 10k points for every $2,000 spent, resulting in $59.50 in fees. That’s in addition to the sign-up bonus.

    For comparison, if the CIC was used directly through GoC, it would net 2k points for every $2,000 (515×3 + 455) spent, resulting in about $55 in fees. So it’s an extra 24k UR points.

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  • 7:50 am on October 11, 2023 Permalink | Reply

    I know that Amex gets a lot of hate here about how it has turned into a coupon book, but what’s more infuriating IMO is when they pull sneaky shit like they’re doing with their “Hilton” offer. I got an email yesterday about member week that highlights the Hilton offer, among other things. I have a Homewood suites stay coming up, and if I wasn’t on this sub, I would’ve rebooked it to take advantage of the offer. I wonder if Amex is prepared for the shit storm their CSRs are going to have to put up with when angry customers are going to reach out wondering why they didn’t get credited for this offer.

    Can’t be too hard to handle:

    We are sorry sir, but that promotion only applies to Curio and Tapestry. Yes, sir. It is specified in the terms and conditions. Our advice is to always read your terms and conditions sir. Also you should check out the churning subreddit, they are a crowdsourced website and sometimes it can be helpful. Although sometimes you will get downvoted. It comes with the territory sir. We also sometimes check it out for new patterns of reward abuse. We are sorry that marketing didn’t do a better job at highlighting the limitations. Yes sir, I’ll convey your frustration to management. No, we cannot make exceptions to policy. Thank you for being a loyal American Express member since 2023 and have a nice day.

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