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- Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 7:42 pm
- Location: United States
I'm gardening this month.
I won't apply for anything at least until I finish minimum spend on AA Platinum (which should take 4-6 weeks, depending on how much I use other cards). No particular cards/bonuses are on the horizon.
I had a fraudulent charge on IHG, presumably the result of a large hack at either IHG or Chase. There has been a spike of similar IHG fraud reports on MF, so my case isn't isolated. I'm reminded of the benefit of card-not-present email notifications. Someone wanted to play Minecraft on my dime (presumably to test the card info out) and I called Chase within the hour. Chase's customer service had delays (understandably, staffing must be significantly reduced on Sunday nights) but the reporting mostly went smoothly. They said they'd expedite the replacement. I'm hoping the card number change won't interfere with my participation in Priceless Surprises.
EDP is officially in cooldown mode. I've had a lot of recent spending on it, but once the rewards post with the higher EDP earn rates, I'm downgrading to ED.
Keeping indefinitely: IHG, SchwabPlat, CSP, Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE, Hyatt
May close or PC: Prestige, Arrival, BrooksBros
AA Platinum converting into Costco
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech
Letting new accounts cool off since May