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Then people went apes**t like I was degrading them for MSing or something.

No one went apesh!+ on you. Lose the dramatics

 

 

 

 

 

Then people went apes**t like I was degrading them for MSing or something.

No one went apesh!+ on you. Lose the dramatics

 

 

I think I need a special font to convey my tone or something.

There were no dramatics involved in that post, or any of my posts for that matter.

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How many RC's per SSN? I've read one per day, but, is there a total?

One per SSN.

 

The one-per-day is for the initial purchase of the temporary card. But when you register the card, it's one per SSN - period.

 

Ok, I read a blog with a picture of a guy with at least five that he was holding like he had a royal flush. thanks for clearing that up.

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I'm 0-6 trying to buy gift cards at grocery stores with a credit card.

 

 

What stores and where are you located?

 

 

SC.

Publix, BI-LO, and Harris Teeter so far.

 

There is a Food Lion around somewhere and a convenience store that codes as grocery I will probably try this weekend.

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I hit a slight bump today. I went to a grocery store (first time there) quite a few miles down the road. I went to the gift card display after shopping for a minute.

I chose a vgc and inquired at customer service if I could purchase it with a cc. Of course, the csr ran to find her supervisor who came back thinking that I wanted

to reload a card. I showed him the vgc and he said "Oh, you want to make a purchase, that's no problem, any cashier can help you... So the first swipe got rejected

for a fraud alert. The cashier asked if I wanted to use another card. I chose an Amex, no problem. Within five minutes, Barclays called me to verify that it was indeed

me using the card at the grocer. I confirmed, they apologized for the inconvenience and offered to wait while I made the purchase. I declined that offer, appreciating them

going the extra mile for me while telling them that I used another card. I told them that I will be using the card at places that I don't normally go to like Target. They told me

that they would note my account.

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I hit a slight bump today. I went to a grocery store (first time there) quite a few miles down the road. I went to the gift card display after shopping for a minute.

I chose a vgc and inquired at customer service if I could purchase it with a cc. Of course, the csr ran to find her supervisor who came back thinking that I wanted

to reload a card. I showed him the vgc and he said "Oh, you want to make a purchase, that's no problem, any cashier can help you... So the first swipe got rejected

for a fraud alert. The cashier asked if I wanted to use another card. I chose an Amex, no problem. Within five minutes, Barclays called me to verify that it was indeed

me using the card at the grocer. I confirmed, they apologized for the inconvenience and offered to wait while I made the purchase. I declined that offer, appreciating them

going the extra mile for me while telling them that I used another card. I told them that I will be using the card at places that I don't normally go to like Target. They told me

that they would note my account.

Oh man, you're nicer than me. I get fired up on the Barclays reps, and they always give me free miles. They denied a 950ish Redbird load with the 50% bonus deal. I told them how "embarrassing" it was, and how I only had one credit card on me since Barclays had the promotion and I was putting all my spend on it. Barclays really let me down. :) They gave me 3,000 or 4,000 miles for the "embarrassment". I actually need to check my account and make sure they've posted. Call them back and ask for the missing miles.

 

Disco gave me $40 for a denied Sears charge when they had 5% Q4 2014. And it didn't count against the $75 cap.

 

Amex denied a $1,400 charge on my PRG at 2X's MR's. I asked for the missing points, and they told me to FOAD.

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I hit a slight bump today. I went to a grocery store (first time there) quite a few miles down the road. I went to the gift card display after shopping for a minute.

I chose a vgc and inquired at customer service if I could purchase it with a cc. Of course, the csr ran to find her supervisor who came back thinking that I wanted

to reload a card. I showed him the vgc and he said "Oh, you want to make a purchase, that's no problem, any cashier can help you... So the first swipe got rejected

for a fraud alert. The cashier asked if I wanted to use another card. I chose an Amex, no problem. Within five minutes, Barclays called me to verify that it was indeed

me using the card at the grocer. I confirmed, they apologized for the inconvenience and offered to wait while I made the purchase. I declined that offer, appreciating them

going the extra mile for me while telling them that I used another card. I told them that I will be using the card at places that I don't normally go to like Target. They told me

that they would note my account.

Oh man, you're nicer than me. I get fired up on the Barclays reps, and they always give me free miles. They denied a 950ish Redbird load with the 50% bonus deal. I told them how "embarrassing" it was, and how I only had one credit card on me since Barclays had the promotion and I was putting all my spend on it. Barclays really let me down. :) They gave me 3,000 or 4,000 miles for the "embarrassment". I actually need to check my account and make sure they've posted. Call them back and ask for the missing miles.

 

Disco gave me $40 for a denied Sears charge when they had 5% Q4 2014. And it didn't count against the $75 cap.

 

Amex denied a $1,400 charge on my PRG at 2X's MR's. I asked for the missing points, and they told me to FOAD.

 

Upromise gave me spend 2k get 200 for"reservation" problems that were created by me.....

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I hit a slight bump today. I went to a grocery store (first time there) quite a few miles down the road. I went to the gift card display after shopping for a minute.

I chose a vgc and inquired at customer service if I could purchase it with a cc. Of course, the csr ran to find her supervisor who came back thinking that I wanted

to reload a card. I showed him the vgc and he said "Oh, you want to make a purchase, that's no problem, any cashier can help you... So the first swipe got rejected

for a fraud alert. The cashier asked if I wanted to use another card. I chose an Amex, no problem. Within five minutes, Barclays called me to verify that it was indeed

me using the card at the grocer. I confirmed, they apologized for the inconvenience and offered to wait while I made the purchase. I declined that offer, appreciating them

going the extra mile for me while telling them that I used another card. I told them that I will be using the card at places that I don't normally go to like Target. They told me

that they would note my account.

Oh man, you're nicer than me. I get fired up on the Barclays reps, and they always give me free miles. They denied a 950ish Redbird load with the 50% bonus deal. I told them how "embarrassing" it was, and how I only had one credit card on me since Barclays had the promotion and I was putting all my spend on it. Barclays really let me down. :) They gave me 3,000 or 4,000 miles for the "embarrassment". I actually need to check my account and make sure they've posted. Call them back and ask for the missing miles.

 

Disco gave me $40 for a denied Sears charge when they had 5% Q4 2014. And it didn't count against the $75 cap.

 

Amex denied a $1,400 charge on my PRG at 2X's MR's. I asked for the missing points, and they told me to FOAD.

 

It was a "test" experience for me. Trying to feel it all out and see if I am built for this life. I understood what they were doing, its just always at the most inopportune moment. Since I laid it out, my posture may be different next time. Good to know that some are willing to "make up". Learning alot from you, champ! :good:

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I think it's funny. I have never seen the term "opportunity cost" thrown around as much as I have in the M$ community.

 

It's like a bunch of people never took micro-economics in high school and then college, just learned a new term and then want to repeat it as much as possible to sound edumacated.

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If you're making that much $/hr, why bother even having a "regular" job? The opportunity cost of working seems to be incredibly high, when compared to the $1000/hr you claim you're making on manufactured spending...

 

Diminishing Marginal Utility and Productivity

 

Plus, I like my factory in China. It gets me traveling overseas for extended periods of time. Going to different cities which have widely varying cultures. And I get to use Hong Kong as a staging area/FOB to travel to other places...to repeat the former but in different countries.

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If you're making that much $/hr, why bother even having a "regular" job? The opportunity cost of working seems to be incredibly high, when compared to the $1000/hr you claim you're making on manufactured spending...

Diminishing Marginal Utility

Opportunity cost

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Developing theory:

 

People who don't M$, come to a thread about M$, to tell everyone why it's a waste of time to M$

 

Were former or current hall monitors, discuss.

 

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It is a waste of time

Who wants to spend time at motels for free

And sit on planes for free

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I think it's funny. I have never seen the term "opportunity cost" thrown around as much as I have in the M$ community.

 

It's like a bunch of people never took micro-economics in high school and then college, just learned a new term and then want to repeat it as much as possible to sound edumacated.

Amen
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I accrue hundreds of thousands of points legitimately, without gaming the system - but I'm interested in the economics of extreme MS. But, as is probably clear, I have some doubts about the claims being made here, in terms of the hourly benefit of doing it. $1000/hr is quite a wild claim, and - as a businessman, who runs my own business - with a business degree - and who took many, many finance/economic classes - yes, I do question the Opportunity Cost (and no, I did not just take microeconomics, but thanks) of NOT spending every hour, as you claim, making $1000/hr.

 

For people unfamiliar with manufactured spending, who are looking wide-eyed at the claims being made - it's misleading to them. This thread has turned into an echo-chamber of one-upmanship, which is hardly beneficial to anyone looking for real info.

 

Nevermind that an account that has bizarre patterns - i.e. charging thousands at one store, then going across the street to do the same - would raise flags at any card company, and would certainly trigger a manual inspection of the charges, and a financial review.

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I accrue hundreds of thousands of points legitimately, without gaming the system - but I'm interested in the economics of extreme MS. But, as is probably clear, I have some doubts about the claims being made here, in terms of the hourly benefit of doing it. $1000/hr is quite a wild claim, and - as a businessman, who runs my own business - with a business degree - and who took many, many finance/economic classes - yes, I do question the Opportunity Cost (and no, I did not just take microeconomics, but thanks) of NOT spending every hour, as you claim, making $1000/hr.

 

For people unfamiliar with manufactured spending, who are looking wide-eyed at the claims being made - it's misleading to them. This thread has turned into an echo-chamber of one-upmanship, which is hardly beneficial to anyone looking for real info.

 

Nevermind that an account that has bizarre patterns - i.e. charging thousands at one store, then going across the street to do the same - would raise flags at any card company, and would certainly trigger a manual inspection of the charges, and a financial review.

 

Some lenders do not care

Example of profit l on really low level

So at target on way to work

Trip takes 5 minutes

Pay with arrival plus

Made 50 for 10 minutes or less

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