With the new wording on the order page at the US Mint, I am going to call my credit card companies for my SPG card and Citi American Airlines cards and have them reduce the cash advance limit to $0.00. I’ll then make two small orders to see what happens. They will then have to cancel the orders instead of charging me a cash equivalent fee. If the order is fulfilled, I’m in the clear. Let the bank and Amex deal with the Mint.
Another possible scenario to mix things up a bit, is to purchase some other type of coin that the Mint will definetly code as a purchase. Find a cheap single coin for $3 or $4 that they have for sale.
Or maybe we should all switch to our points earning debit cards??????? Suntrust Delta, Citi AA and others
If it took these guys 1.5 years + to figure this out, we may be able to buy a few more months that way.
Delta SkyClub Membership
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United Drops the Cost of Red Carpet Club Membership to 1Ks
As further evidence of the soft economy United will now sell single one year memberships to 1K members for $325 or 40,000 UA miles.
It was just last year they raised the price. I guess the price hike just didn’t hold.