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Feb 23rd 2015, 6:36 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

I booked a reasonable intermediate car for about 48,000 + $100.00 ( I put made sure to put a Little spend on my Amex to make sure I got the 20.00 good Insurance you can sign up for) .

The car is...
Jan 17th 2015, 12:53 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

This is the one reason I kept hold of the card for so long. It's a shame it is only valid One Way though, from the US to Europe.
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 18th 2014, 8:30 pm
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Views: 341,066
Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Replies to facebook posts that you can't actually put on there

Just came across this.........

10 Tiresome Facebook Friends

10 Tiresome Facebook Friends | Lisa R. Petty...
Nov 16th 2014, 8:48 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: WTF in America

I'll give the Weatherspoons a try and get back to you all soon, ( with photo's ).

All I want is a nice sausage.............
Nov 16th 2014, 7:09 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: WTF in America

So how do I tell them, everything else is great...... this is not the poshest part of the North either, so discretion would be well advised....there is a good butchers next door though, so that may...
Nov 16th 2014, 6:50 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: WTF in America

Could we please come to a consensus regarding tinned tomatoes ? I don't like them on a breakfast and always ask for fresh, that's primarily because of the salt content and it can make for a watery...
Oct 19th 2014, 4:49 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: WTF in America

True , but when you are on Satellite and only get 15 gigs a month you have to order the DVD's. And the PO box is 4 miles away, ( 2 of them a bad dirt road ), so it's a bit of an effort and hardly, "...
Oct 14th 2014, 4:32 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: WTF in America

I was fortunate 20 years ago to move to small remote coastal town on the California Coast, ( t'up North ). We didn't have any TV reception, no Internet , just the phone. It completely weaned me off...
Oct 8th 2014, 10:26 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

Fair enough, I have yet to use mine also.

BTW. Yesterday I applied for the Chase Ink Plus with the 70,000 pt signup. I got the , " status pending " message , so today I called up the...
Oct 8th 2014, 9:20 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

You do get the free room every year though, ( cat 1-4 ) which easily covers the card fee.
Oct 7th 2014, 4:12 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Chase Ultimate Rewards points (and current 70K Ink deal)

try the re- consideration line for chase at 888-245-0625

Here's the Points Guy's pag e on the subject...

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Sep 28th 2014, 7:20 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

You should trade places with the dog.
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 26th 2014, 8:59 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 8,909
Posted By coastieexpat

Re: How did you get your BE name?

I live on the Mendocino Coast, ( CA )...and I'm a limey....... pretty creative eh ! My real name is Mick.
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 20th 2014, 1:27 pm
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Views: 341,066
Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Replies to facebook posts that you can't actually put on there

And while we are on the subject...... The picture of your new baby with the massive bow around it's head looks stupid.
Sep 12th 2014, 5:59 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

I'm curious also. I was considering taking that flight ia few months ago....... were you in Biz class Dunroving. ?
Sep 12th 2014, 7:28 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

Brilliant ! That's the way to do it........
Aug 22nd 2014, 1:34 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: WTF in America

Vermont sharp Cheddar is a lovely cheese, reminds me of the UK.
Aug 20th 2014, 4:05 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Back to school - don't bring peanuts

Microwave popcorn really has to be the worst. Especially when people make it in the workplace.
Aug 20th 2014, 2:01 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Back to school - don't bring peanuts

I absolutely detest the smell of popcorn !
Aug 18th 2014, 6:51 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Latest credit card apps

Isn't it fun to stay in a really nice hotel for free :rofl:
Jun 18th 2014, 8:28 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: The NHS 'is the world's best healthcare system'....

Well in the UK you can buy BUPA or other private insurance, so you do have a choice of paying for better care if you have the cash.
Jun 18th 2014, 3:27 pm
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Views: 10,523
Posted By coastieexpat

Re: The NHS 'is the world's best healthcare system'....

If the US had a NHS type of service, ( i.e. single payer everybody covered ) I think it would overtake the UK.

However it doesn't ........... So it won't !
Jun 17th 2014, 8:48 am
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Using Amtrak

Super ! Thanks, just booked 2 Biz class Acacia from NY ( penn ) to Washington. 16,000 pts.

Just a little summary of my upcoming trip.

I am in the Uk at present and my better half is in...
Jun 12th 2014, 9:26 pm
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Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

Tonrob, I am thinking of taking the train from NY to WA DC, have you ever taken this route, I will have to transfer some chase points over to Amtrak which will be a first for me also.

Thanks
May 12th 2014, 4:29 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By coastieexpat

Re: Brits vs. American Snacks

They should have used some chocolate or a UK snickers bar, then they would have really tasted the difference.
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