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      08-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #89
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insightful post and well summarized. thank you on behalf of the forum members who don't realize how it all works out
No problem. All the credit card companies, hotels, and airlines purposely design a confusing system. Takes a minute to figure them all out.
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      08-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #90
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applied Wednesday but called them to expedite shipping the next day and got it one day! call new card services now if you haven't to expedite your card.
damn didn't know i could do that

i just spent 1k today on something too

maybe i can have the seller refund me my 1k and have me send it to him again...lol
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      08-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #91
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I use an Amex as my go to charge card. I never carry a balance more than 30 days. If you need a CC to finance an emergency expense. You are better off opening a new credit card with 0% for 18 months and paying it off over 3-6 months. Just don't be lazy and put off paying for something because you have 18 months at 0%.

I have 2 CCs for this reason. There have been tons of threads on this. Credit is extremely important in the world we live in. It needs to be treated with extreme care.
Other thing great about amex is disputing charges is very easy.
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      08-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #92
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Other thing great about amex is disputing charges is very easy.
+1


My bus card was used in France. They called me immediately and asked "is this authorized by you?"

Obviously I was like "wtf? No..I'm here...In LA.. with my card..."

And they refunded me immediately and sent a new card overnight

Ever since then, I've loved loved AMEX and always try to use it over any other card
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      08-26-2011, 05:34 PM   #93
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My bus card was used in France. They called me immediately and asked "is this authorized by you?"

Obviously I was like "wtf? No..I'm here...In LA.. with my card..."

And they refunded me immediately and sent a new card overnight

Ever since then, I've loved loved AMEX and always try to use it over any other card

situations like this are exactly why I use my discovercard as well everywhere. NEVER had an issue with disputing a payment for whatever reason.
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      08-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #94
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No runaround at all first they asked did you get the mailer I just said yes but don't have it with me. Then said I remembered the code 6661 and he checked it out one second was I will add it to your account now !
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Perfect. Got a call from my bro saying my card arrived! Gnna try calling tomorrow

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No runaround at all first they asked did you get the mailer I just said yes but don't have it with me. Then said I remembered the code 6661 and he checked it out one second was I will add it to your account now !
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      08-26-2011, 11:25 PM   #96
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These work for Platinum cards too? Anyone have codes for them?
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      08-27-2011, 02:32 PM   #97
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on the phone now trying to sort it out, let's see how this goes
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was on hold forever, but they added it, said it would automatically show. now just gotta burn through that first 1k

fyi my preset 'spending limit' seems to be somewhere between 5k-7.5k, not sure how that number is derived though
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      08-27-2011, 02:44 PM   #99
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was on hold forever, but they added it, said it would automatically show. now just gotta burn through that first 1k

fyi my preset 'spending limit' seems to be somewhere between 5k-7.5k, not sure how that number is derived though
Did they give any hassle about if you were direct mailed or not?
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      08-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #100
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was on hold forever, but they added it, said it would automatically show. now just gotta burn through that first 1k

fyi my preset 'spending limit' seems to be somewhere between 5k-7.5k, not sure how that number is derived though
Tried an hour ago.. Told her about the offer i knew about for 75k points after spending 1k in the first 3 months, she agreed with me, asked how i go about adding that to my account, she said it'll do it automatically, asked her to make a note on my account with bonus code 6661.. placed me on hold, only to come back and deny me saying the system doesn't show me being eligible for that offer. she said it wont work if i heard about it from word of mouth. needed an actual letter from them. Pissed right now, just going to try again tomorrow
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      08-27-2011, 03:28 PM   #101
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yeah my card just came in. i called in and spoke to some dude. he said my account does not show up that promotion was sent to me. he said i need to give them a number from the mailer to qualify. this blows.
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      08-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #102
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According to this (http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/20...business-card/) 6661 is expired and the new promo code is 6939. Couldn't hurt to give that one a shot...
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According to this (http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/20...business-card/) 6661 is expired and the new promo code is 6939. Couldn't hurt to give that one a shot...
does not work either.

called 1-800-AXP-EARN. Told them i want to apply 6939 on my account. The girl put me on hold for 5 minutes, then came back and said I would have to fax them a copy of the mailer. This is the only way she would be able to apply the code to my account.
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      08-28-2011, 12:34 AM   #104
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just say you got the mailer thats the first thing i said when the person asked me but said i misplaced it, should be good tomorrow.
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Tried an hour ago.. Told her about the offer i knew about for 75k points after spending 1k in the first 3 months, she agreed with me, asked how i go about adding that to my account, she said it'll do it automatically, asked her to make a note on my account with bonus code 6661.. placed me on hold, only to come back and deny me saying the system doesn't show me being eligible for that offer. she said it wont work if i heard about it from word of mouth. needed an actual letter from them. Pissed right now, just going to try again tomorrow
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wow I got no hassle at all and they didn't even mention the mailer.

Conversation literally went like this:

"Hi I'd like to add an offer code to my account"
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"6661"
"1 minute and I'll check into it"
5minutes later: "Alright you're all setup I added the promo code to your account. Make sure you meat all the requirements for it [spending, etc]"

amazingly painless, I was fully expecting what you guys saw.

Honestly given my situation I would definitely not initiate with saying you have a mailer, that just asks for more questions.
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It sounds like it is still going on for now, but it may take more than one try to get the code applied to your account. But that's a small price to pay in my opinion for 75k points. I'm undecided between cashing out to $750 in GC or the 112k Delta promotion, but I already have a lot of airline miles... tough choices.
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No runaround at all first they asked did you get the mailer I just said yes but don't have it with me. Then said I remembered the code 6661 and he checked it out one second was I will add it to your account now !
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was on hold forever, but they added it, said it would automatically show. now just gotta burn through that first 1k

fyi my preset 'spending limit' seems to be somewhere between 5k-7.5k, not sure how that number is derived though
glad it worked for you guys. odd about the spending limit, since charge cards usually don't have spending limits.
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      08-28-2011, 02:01 PM   #109
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Okay so just tried your method and it worked. He noted it on my account. Said as long as you meet all the requirements etc. Then I went ahead and said perfect as Long as I spend 1k within first 3 months I should get the points within 6-8 weeks? And he said as long as the code applies to your account it should work. So that kinda threw me off.. Even though they're noting it for people I think in the end they're gnna check if we were chosen for this promo in the first place. Any thoughts?





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wow I got no hassle at all and they didn't even mention the mailer.

Conversation literally went like this:

"Hi I'd like to add an offer code to my account"
"What's the ID?
"6661"
"1 minute and I'll check into it"
5minutes later: "Alright you're all setup I added the promo code to your account. Make sure you meat all the requirements for it [spending, etc]"

amazingly painless, I was fully expecting what you guys saw.

Honestly given my situation I would definitely not initiate with saying you have a mailer, that just asks for more questions.
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Okay so just tried your method and it worked. He noted it on my account. Said as long as you meet all the requirements etc. Then I went ahead and said perfect as Long as I spend 1k within first 3 months I should get the points within 6-8 weeks? And he said as long as the code applies to your account it should work. So that kinda threw me off.. Even though they're noting it for people I think in the end they're gnna check if we were chosen for this promo in the first place. Any thoughts?
congrats. should be chill. In my experience, AMEX is all about customer service, so if they noted it in your account, they'll give it to you. that's why I use my amex for virtually everything.
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