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Re: Discover question. Is this a bad thing?


enharu wrote:
Haha yea I don't want them to close my account lol. I'm wishing for an auto CLI or sp CLI so I guess I will avoid messing with this

Yes, potential gains are far too small, the math for the TYP is very different....

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Re: Discover question. Is this a bad thing?

OP: I strongly suggest you NOT do this.

You only gain $120/year, but you may end up losing more since it's going to your girl friend. It is hard to get the $$$ back, right?

 

Just my 2 cent.

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pt2005 wrote:

OP: I strongly suggest you NOT do this.

You only gain $120/year, but you may end up losing more since it's going to your girl friend. It is hard to get the $$$ back, right?

 

Just my 2 cent.


Haha she'll be paying me back as cash or something. 

 

Thanks a lot for the advice though. I decided not to do this.

Just had my Discover statement for the 1st time after getting approved 2 months ago. 

$249 worth of cashback :smileyvery-happy: They need to do some adjustments to fix my cashback rate (first 3k was calculated at 0.25%), so I should be getting $22.50 extra in the next statement.

Most of it thanks to ShopDiscover! A lot of the cashback rates are much better than fatwallet and I'd use shopdiscover whenever the rates are much higher than Chase UR as well.

 

Now I wish they gave me a higher CL so I can use it more haha.

 

 

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Re: Discover question. Is this a bad thing?

I don't think they would close an account over something so small. There are people who do this and there have been no reports of account closures. They didn't come up with it for people not to use it.

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It would seem this would be a legitimate way to pay rent IF rent was < $1,000. I thought the cap was $500 though? hmmmm ~kn

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I don't understand the comments that this will raise flags.  Why would they put something with a cap and then penalize you from using that service ?

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My cap is $500 too. I had seen this too, and the apr will be 0% if you're still in the promo period :-D
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I'm using the iphone app and here's what it says:

 

"You can send up to $400 a day, and up to $1000 per month."

 

I'm debating whether to do it lol. Sounds like I can actually use this to pay for part of my rent.

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enharu wrote:

I'm using the iphone app and here's what it says:

 

"You can send up to $400 a day, and up to $1000 per month."

 

I'm debating whether to do it lol. Sounds like I can actually use this to pay for part of my rent.


Only if you use it to *really* pay your rent and not use the tactic described in your first post!  

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haha yea i know.

my rent payment is now more than $1000 (just moved), but I am thinking maybe I can do $800 a month since that's what I wrote on my app when I was staying elsewhere.

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