Credit Card Thread - Now with a Beginner's Guide to free travel/FAQ

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  1. Menelaus

    Menelaus The Red-Haired King
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    Yes
     
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  2. ryno23

    ryno23 Well-Known Member
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    signing up for a united card through chase if anyone has a referral.
     
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  3. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Dale 1 - Rats 0
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    So I have CIP 1 through a legitimate business with an EIN#. I would like more bonuses. I know you can apply if you use your same information with your social for CIP2. Can you use the same EIN twice?
     
  5. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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    LSU90 or anyone else, applied for my 2nd CIP and got a letter in the mail saying they are reviewing my application and I need to send them a copy of my federal tax ID and proof of legal name and physical address for the business. What's my next move?
     
  6. Vinegar Strokes

    Vinegar Strokes Fire Dantonio
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    Send them what they asked for.
     
  7. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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    How do you send them a federal tax ID for a business that doesn't exist?
     
  8. Houndster

    Houndster Ball don't lie
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    Now is a good time to remind people not to commit outright fraud
     
  9. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    I think you have answered your own question.
     
  10. LSU90

    LSU90 Well-Known Member

    Had to do this for my first CIP. DId you apply using an EIN? If so send them that. If you applied using SSN then they just want proof that is the address of your "business". Send them the energy bill or whatever that has your name and address on it. I faxed it to them so they got it immediately.
     
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  11. BP

    BP Bout to Regulate.
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    What about slight fraud?
     
  12. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    I might have committed some light treason
     
  13. ryno23

    ryno23 Well-Known Member
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  14. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    When they wanted this when I applied using my EIN, I just sent them a copy of the EIN approval letter from the IRS & they approved me after reviewing it.
     
  15. laxjoe

    laxjoe Well-Known Member
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    If I add my fiance as an authorized user to my csr, can I then transfer chase rewards to her name?

    She's got a bunch of United and Delta points that we'd like to take advantage of for our honeymoon next July, but currently doesn't have a Chase card. We'll probably get her a Chase card (csr/CSP/ink), but just wondering if this a possibility.
     
  16. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    The Chase points on your card can’t be transferred to her if she doesn’t have a Chase account/card.

    If she shares an address with you and gets a Chase card, you can transfer points to her.
     
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  17. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Delta isn’t a Chase partner so you can’t leverage your UR points there. United you can
     
  18. i am a bammer

    i am a bammer Ben Eblen>Jamychal Green
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    Why can't you just use her United account? Do they cross-check the names? I've never transfered points so I'm just curious.
     
  19. laxjoe

    laxjoe Well-Known Member
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    I think to transfer chase points to United, it has to be the same name. But maybe not :idk:
     
  20. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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    When I've transfered points I just put in the Flyer number for the airline
     
  21. tjsblue

    tjsblue I was right at the time
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    CSR charges for additional users is $75. Probably not worth it.
     
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  22. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother they don’t allow you to have bees in here
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    heading to Greece today. Three nights at Academia of Athens (105k Marriott), five at Mystique Santorini (240k Marriott). We’re in biz class on an AA 777 from DFW (230k AA RT) but first slumming it in an old school Mad Dog that’s older than me. AA retires these beasts in September so enjoying the nostalgia of one of my last flights on one

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  23. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    have a MD-88 flight coming up, will have to check whether it's older than me or not, it'll be close
     
  24. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother they don’t allow you to have bees in here
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    They built them up until 1999, depends on the carrier. There’s a plate on the inside as you walk through the door. This one is 1983
     
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  25. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother they don’t allow you to have bees in here
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  26. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    the amount of nonsense in my brain from card rewards and planning trips, and hoops i'll jump through to avoid bad planes is sad

    but your comment made me check my flight that the MD-88 is on and welp Delta changed my schedule so I have a 19 minute lay over in Atlanta that they didn't email me about so this is a win for me
     
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  27. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    They’re finally gonna retire those old bastards? I figured they’d keep them going until one fell out of the sky or something
     
  28. Menelaus

    Menelaus The Red-Haired King
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    En route to Tokyo Haneda in a refurbed 777 in Delta One suites. So far this is impressive.
     
  29. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    last one is Sept 4 Flt 80 DFW-ORD

    tickets for that flight were snapped up within hours of the announcement
     
  30. Louis Holth

    Louis Holth David LaChapelle levels of not giving a fuck
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    Weird flex by those people but ok
     
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  31. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    "elite" frequent flyer discussion groups are ground zero for weird flexes

    also a treasure trove of Revolutionary War Air Travel memes lately so it's give and take
     
  32. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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    But those have been pretty great
     
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  33. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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    No polotics
     
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  34. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother they don’t allow you to have bees in here
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    I love triple 7s. Excited to try the AA biz class as it has been reviewed as one of the best biz class seats for an American carrier
     
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  35. Jimmy the Saint

    Jimmy the Saint It's like the Weimar Republic in that place
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    When they retired all of the prop planes a few years ago this same shit happened. Weirdos.
     
  36. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    https://www.referyourchasecard.com/217/3FUAHYY4Z4 was just now able to get to a computer and generate a new link. Hopefully this doesn't give that same error message, no big deal if you already got approved
     
  37. TAS

    TAS 20_ _ TMB Poster of the Year
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    Something I learned the hard way about using Chase UR points. .. If you're planning to book both flights and hotels through the Chase portal, book your flight first, since it will offer you an extra discount on your subsequent hotel booking. Doesn't work the other way around unfortunately.
     
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  38. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    Been watching virgin Atlantic award seats to do this in the next year or so. Value on that is high high.
     
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  39. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    We've talked about this before but flyer talk is a fascinating group.

    I imagine people say this about us here but fuck them we're normal.
     
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  40. Russellin4885

    Russellin4885 Well-Known Member
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    I thought you guys might be able to help me with this, incredibly random event though just to be warned, I'll try to summarize best I can.

    -Tuesday we find out the wife's uncle has passed away in Brooklyn, New York.
    -Wife's father's side of the family are all from Queens/Brooklyn and we have been trying to get up there for a while with our 2 year old daughter so they can all meet her but it's just been hard to work out logistics and schedules to make it happen.
    -We live in North Carolina but we decide to go ahead and bite the bullet and drive up Thursday and stay till Sunday (would have flown but I just couldn't stomach the prices being 2 days out and it was nice having the space to bring random stuff up with a 2 year old, that said we won't be making that drive again, that's just too damn long a drive)
    -We get to New York about 1am Friday morning and get all checked in
    -Friday afternoon I am checking my email and see that I have a confirmation email for a one night stay at La Quinta in Denver for Thursday July 4th - Friday July 5th, so the night before, also the same night our reservation started in Brooklyn
    -I called them up to ask about it and they said it was a person with the same name, and my email address checked in at 11:50pm Thursday night and checked out at 6:20 am on Friday morning
    -So it's the same name as me, my email address, but the credit card doesn't match any that I have, and this is where it gets real confusing, the person that checked in used an address that is in Brooklyn, New York, where I just so happen to be even though I am from North Carolina.

    The whole thing is so weird but I can't figure it out for the life of me. I don't have any credit cards that match the numbers, can't find that charge anywhere. I check all my credit reports and nothing new has been taken out in my name. At this point I am ready to say it's the biggest coincidence ever, that some guy with the same exact name stayed at a hotel in Denver and has such a similar email address to me that he screwed it up and used mine, but on top of that he is from Brooklyn, NY where I just happened to be for the weekend, even though I live in North Carolina. Guess that's my whole reason for posting this here, feel like I have to be missing something.
     
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  41. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    it was such a cesspool 10 years ago that I bailed then and haven't looked back, but I'm in two AA Executive Platinum FB groups

    Two because there was a schism among some of the admins a few years ago. The backstabbing, hostility, and cliquishness put a middle school cafeteria to shame
     
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  42. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    Welcome to the Chase Freedom revolving quarterly categories game. Inevitably the bonus will be on categories you overspent on the previous quarter.
     
  43. Menelaus

    Menelaus The Red-Haired King
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    Alabama Crimson TideReal Madrid

    Luckily this one is on the company dime. Will probably use the miles I get from this to get the wife and I to Rome/Amalfi Coast next year. Definitely will be watching those VA flights for that.
     
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  44. CoastalOrange

    CoastalOrange Well-Known Member
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    This applies to me too. I need to call and downgrade the CSP. Is the Chase Freedom the correct downgrade or does it really not matter since I likely won't be using it much anyways?
     
  45. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    It was pretty awesome when I flew AA biz from DFW to LHR a couple of years ago
     
  46. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    Big fan of the Freedom, but I believe you have to specify “Freedom with Ultimate Rewards” or something to that effect.
     
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  47. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother they don’t allow you to have bees in here
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    The new DFW Flagship Lounge is incredible
     
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  48. ohhaithur

    ohhaithur e-Batman
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    My guess: Front Desk staff asked if they had a rewards number, they didn't remember it and gave their/your name. There were two of you in the system and the Front Desk staff member chose your account. The email was associated with it
     
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  49. Zebbie

    Zebbie Hey Mike, guess what I have in my underwear?
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    Where is it, Terminal D? I haven’t flown out of DFW in about a year
     
  50. GoodForAnother

    GoodForAnother they don’t allow you to have bees in here
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    Yes D21/22. Just opened in May
     
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