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NATE S. commented on the post Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards Bonus Offers - November 2014
Hilary, thanks for a nice summary of credit card offers. I've already got approved for Citi AA Executive card and received 100K AA miles. Can I still apply for the 75K Executive card offer? And more importantly, is it still worth it to apply for this care with $450 annual fee($350 after rebate) and high chance of AA devaluation in the near future ?
July 29, 2014
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NATE S. commented on the post Chase Retention Bonus Offers
Hi Hilary, Just to share my experience. I was charged with annual fee for my United Club Card and called the number on the back of the card. Asked to transfer to Loyalty Services and the agent insisted that I talk to her and would not transfer. I did ask about the high membership fee and if there was anything they could do to keep my business with this card. The answer was a cold 'No'. Well I tried but I guess it isn't that easy to get a retention bonus. What do you think is the approximate success rate? Is this usually what happens ?
July 06, 2014
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NATE S. commented on the post United Award Chart Devaluation: Strategy Going Forward
Timely and very helpful information Hilary. Thanks ! Despite massive UA mileage devaluation, I think I will still keep my Chase Sapphire card as the UR points can be transferred to other airline mileage program such as Korean Air or Southwest. Who knows maybe Chase will add another airline to it's UR program? ( wishful thinking I know ^^)
November 04, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post Get 60,000 Miles with the United MileagePlus Explorer Card
I initially had Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card and then recently upgraded to United Club card because I liked the 1.5 mile/dollar, club access benefit as well as better award seat availability for card holders. Now that United has announced massive devaluation of it's award chart(as of Feb 1, 2014) I'm starting to wonder if it is still worth while to keep this card. What's your thought on this Hilary ?
November 03, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post 30K Alaska Airlines Visa
I recently moved to Atlanta where there are limited flight options except Delta. I will be flying to Chicago back and forth every other weekend because of my family and was wondering if I can ask for your advice where to accumulate my miles. I will probably fly around 50K miles next year which will get me Skymiles Medallion Gold and then I will get 100% bonus MQM miles thereafter. If I also apply for Amex Delta Skymiles credit card, can expedite accumulating miles for reward travel. However, Delta skymiles program is notorious for high mileage requirements for award travel and their availability. The other option I am considering is accumulate these miles in Alaska Air Mileageplan and also apply for BOA Alaska Air credit card. I probably won't get the perks for achieving Delta Gold status but it seems Alaska miles are valued over delta skymiles. I would appreciate your advice Hilary.
September 11, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post Delta AMEX 55K SkyMiles Bonus Offer - Worth It?
Nice review on Delta Amex Cards. I was looking into this for a while. I totally agree that Delta Skymiles program is not up to par compared to other frequent flier programs. Where would you recommend accumulating miles if I had no other option but to fly delta? I am thinking Alaska Air.
June 21, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post United Increases Award Ticket Change and Cancellation Fees for Non Elites
I have a Chase United Club Card. Will it affect the above mentioned charges/fees ?
June 20, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post Hilton HHonors Massive Devaluation on March 28: Redeem Points Now
If i can book up to one year in advance then I should start planning now to make reservation before the new rule applies. I could plan for something next year. Thanks for the advice !
February 20, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post Hilton HHonors Massive Devaluation on March 28: Redeem Points Now
I accumulated 700,000 HHonors points over the years so that my wife and I could take a nice anniversary trip to Europe and asia in few years. That won't be possible with the new redmeption rule. Don't really have plans for a big trip this year to use it up. Just disappointed with Hilton. Any suggestion Hilary ?
February 20, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post Pay Taxes by Debit Card and Earn 5X Points
IS 'MyVanilla Debit Card' a real debit card with a PIN number? I noticed that a lot of prepaid cards although they have 'debit' printed on the card, can't be used as debit but more like a credit card.
February 05, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post AMEX Platinum 100K Signup Bonus Offer!
Hi Hilary. It seems the offer is no longer available on the web site you mentioned.
January 08, 2013
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NATE S. commented on the post Best Chiang Mai Luxury Hotels
I'd love to visit Thailand and Chiangmai. Heard so many good things about these places. I am accumulating AA miles for that purpose. I tried to search award tickets to Bangkok at AA web site but it would not show anything. What is the best way to look for available seats besides calling the customer service center?
November 24, 2012
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November 19, 2012
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NATE S. commented on the post Earn 1 Million Miles and Points in a Year Without Flying
Awesome! Could you send me a referral for BankDirect mileage checking so that you can get referral bonus?
November 08, 2012
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NATE S. added Bangkok, Thailand as a favorite place for its friendly people and great food/wine
November 08, 2012
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NATE S. added Hong Kong, Hong Kong as a favorite place for its great food/wine and shopping
November 08, 2012
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NATE S. added Male, Maldives as a place to visit for its beach and nature
November 08, 2012
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NATE S. added Cancun, Mexico as a place to visit for its beach and lively vibe
November 08, 2012
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NATE S. commented on the post Earn 1 Million Miles and Points in a Year Without Flying
Do the bank issue a tax form at the end of the year for the mileages that were paid out ? I read somewhere that some banks(ex. citi) issued tax forms after giving out airline mileage for enrolliing for credit cards. If I have to pay tax for getting miles(instead of interest) it wouldn't be such a good deal.
November 08, 2012