Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Secure Message Retention Fail

I tried to avoid the hold time and see if Chase would waive my annual fee for the Hyatt Card by sending them a secure message. Their canned response was that they...

Retention Through Secure Message? Let’s Find Out

I have a Keep vs. Cancel situation coming up with my Hyatt card. I haven't updated to the World of Hyatt Card and still have the $75 card. Normally I wouldn't contemplate canceling because...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Citi Prestige

I am going to look at this post one day and ask how I ever paid $495 for a credit card. It made sense at the time when I applied last year (see Citi...

Amex Extends Spending Req by 3 Months (With Screenshots)

Shout out to fellow Thunderbird grad and fellow BA blogger, Ashish, for breaking the good news that Amex is extending the min spending requirement by three months. I intended to hit the 2k by...

Keep Vs. Cancel: JetBlue Personal

I feel like I have written this post before. Have I? Let's search the archives for it. Indeed, here it is: Keep Vs. Cancel: Barclays jetBlue. This second time around was much like the...

Amex Green Approved!

I've been rejected so many times by banks lately that I forgot what it was like to be approved. That changed yesterday when I applied for the Amex Green card. I had to switch...

Chasing Status in 2020: A Worthless Pursuit?

There was a time when I was Hyatt Diamond (see Hyatt Kills Gold Passport). Now, I'm holding on to Explorist. I requalified for Marriot Titanium Elite thanks to upgrading my Chase Marriott card (see Why...

Looking to Churn? Move to Puerto Rico

I moved to Puerto Rico last April for the generous tax benefits (see Despacito! TPOL Is Moving to Puerto Rico! Effective Inmediatamente). What I did not expect was a new world of churning. While...

Keep Vs. Cancel: AAdvantage Aviator Business

Keep Vs. Cancel should be changed to just cancel. I have taken a very hard line on these annual fees: I don't pay. The Aviator Business $99 has come due. I called to cancel. Here...

Disputing A Credit Card Charge? You Have 118 Days

I once wrote a post called "Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?". I wrote, "What about times when nobody responds? Do I just let those go simply because time has passed? Absolutely...
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