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Aris S. commented on the post 75K and 50K AMEX Business Gold Card Bonus Offers
Thanks for this post. Do you know of any way to populate 50k offer for personal PRG?
February 11, 2015
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Aris S. commented on the post Emirates Devaluation: Retroactive No Chauffeur for Partners, No First Class Awards via Alaska
Oh okay, I thought only the online searchability for first class is going away, but agents could still see the availability when we call.
January 15, 2015
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Aris S. commented on the post Emirates Devaluation: Retroactive No Chauffeur for Partners, No First Class Awards via Alaska
Sorry to ask this, but what do you mean by manual sell?
January 15, 2015
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Aris S. commented on the post Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Bonus Offers - February 2017
From what I've gathered from flyertalk discussions, in order to get bonus for Platinum select, you'll need to wait for 12-18 months since your last AAdvantage app of any type(whether Executive or Platinum select). That explains why Abhilash didn't get the bonus.
August 27, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card: 70K Bonus Points No Annual Fee Offer Worth It?
Unfortunately my spouse just got the Marriott card a few months ago, therefore I'm in a better odd to get RC bonus. From the FT thread, it wasn't clear if he had converted his MR account to RC account prior to applying.
August 06, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card: 70K Bonus Points No Annual Fee Offer Worth It?
Thanks so much. I got Marriott Visa last year (received 70k points), and have closed the account 2 months ago. However, I'm still enrolled in Marriott rewards, not Ritz Carlton rewards. What do you think, would be the best way to get RC 70k bonus - leaving the RC number blank in the application and also using different email address?
August 06, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card: 70K Bonus Points No Annual Fee Offer Worth It?
The link doesn't seem to work. Is the offer still available somewhere else?
August 06, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Alaska Airlines First Class Review
Another thing is, I get more personalized service in Alaska, as the pursuer always addresses me by my name.
July 10, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Alaska Airlines First Class Review
From my experience, for short flights of 2-3 hours, only snacks are served in first class (United, Delta). Alaska serves a full meal even for short flights.
July 10, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Office Max Visa Gift Card Deal March 2-8
Interestingly, I couldn't find it on the printed ad, but when I searched, then I can see it in the results! Thanks for the tip. I wonder how they would enforce - "limit 2 per customer". We should be able to do it multiple times on different stores or on different day, unless they scan ID as CVS does. Also, is this for any visa gift card or for a particular type? I'm very fond of OneVanilla, as it could be used for so many things.
March 03, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Office Max Visa Gift Card Deal March 2-8
Is this deal available for all the OfficeMax, or could it vary by location? I just checked my local store's weekly ad online, and didn't see this.
March 03, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post United: Free Checked Bag on Award Flight with United MileagePlus Card?
Can I Get Two Free Checked Bags? Did you mean United Club card?
February 28, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post AAdvantage Discount Award Tickets to Las Vegas and Los Angeles
So there isn't any way to avoid the close-in booking fee, if I'm not elite on AA? United Club card waives the fee on United ticket. Could be a great feature on the Citi Aadvantage Executive card.
February 09, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post 100K Citi Executive AAdvantage Card + $200 Statement Credit!
I called the number on back of my card and they are elevating my bonus to 80k from 60k, for the same $5k spend. I applied for the 100k version again, and it went to "Pending Review". Fingers crossed.
January 30, 2014
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Aris S. commented on the post Amazon Payments: Cash Out Gift Cards Bought to Meet Minimum Spend
We don't send back and forth. I send to person X and my spouse to person Y legitimately. But I was still worried if using the same card number could cause a red flag. Thanks for your reply.
December 12, 2013
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Aris S. commented on the post Amazon Payments: Cash Out Gift Cards Bought to Meet Minimum Spend
I'm using Chase BA visa on Amazon payments nowadays (Huge spending requirement to get 100k Avios). I've added my spouse as an authorized user. Would it be risky for her to use this card on her Amazon Payments account? We could legitimately do that, but don't know how amazon payments would look at this!
December 12, 2013
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Aris S. commented on the post Downgrade United MileagePlus Explorer Card?
Lynn, may I know, how much spend did you put on your card last year? I spent around $2500, and didn't get any retention offer.
September 27, 2013
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Aris S. commented on the post Citi AAdvantage: 100K AA Miles from 2 Citi Platinum Visas in 8 Days?
Back in April this year, I was approved for a personal platinum card. The next day I was also approved for a personal gold card (I got invitation for it through mail). Both were Visa cards. I guess, at that time "existing cardmember" rules were in effect, but still they approved me for both platinum and gold cards. Now, my spouse only has the personal platinum card. Do you think, we could apply for the personal gold version?
September 06, 2013
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Aris S. commented on the post Downgrade United MileagePlus Explorer Card?
Annual fee for my MPE is also due now. I'm planning to downgrade it instead of closing. Do you think, I'll be later able to upgrade to MPE from MileagePlus Awards Card.
September 04, 2013