Hints For Tomorrow’s Password (Repost)

This post is just a copy and paste from the post about Gift Card Denominations making a difference, but we’re experience a technical difficulty where the bottom half of the post is disappearing. I’m hoping having a separate post will alleviate this.

The Directions:

  • I will not respond to comments asking for the password
  • If you choose to contact me through or Twitter or the Forum asking for the password, be warned I will answer when I can, and I won’t give you the password, it’ll be more hints
  • I will not explicitly give you the password this time compared to the last time, I felt like I missed so many people doing a Twitter hashtag campaign
  • Understand what concatenation is


In programming, you will take variables and just connect them without a space. For instance if I were to concatenate “I” “Love” “U” concatenating them will become ILoveU

The Hints:

The password is concatenated in this order do not change it, if you change the order you will get the password wrong:

  • How much is 1 stamp worth that Cardpool gives you to pay for shipping? Just the 2 digit value. Don’t include the $ or the decimal point. So if the stamp was worth $.30 just keep the 30. EDIT: sometime between May 23 and writing this, Cardpool increased the postage to $.705. So the postage to avoid confusion, I’ll tell you. It’s $.69
  • Big Habitat covered a new online retailer and discussed a referral link, what’s the retailer’s name? Forget the .com. So if the name was ctp.com just give me CTP in all caps
  • On April 20, my buddy Personal Finance Digest took a survey from a credit card issuer and was sworn to secrecy and had to redact many things. I want the stock symbol of the company in all caps. So if it was Bank of America their stock symbol is BAC
  • What’s the airline code did Trevor from Tagging Miles fly when he and his wife traveled on a mileage run to Cairo? If it was British Airways, I want BA
  • On March 1, Kenny from Miles4More posted about a mix up in Mexico with Orbitz. He and his family were booked for the Mia Hotel, but Orbitz messed up and got him into an SPG property. So if the property brand was a Sheraton, I want the SPG brand name but in all capital letters so it would be SHERATON
  • As The Joe Flies writes about the trips with his family, he calls his daughter “baby X.” What is X? He usually abbreviates with a period, you can lose it. For instance if he wrote Baby E. all I want is the E
  • Kirsten wrote about Idaho and has some great info about the state, there’s a number of named waterfalls. What’s the number? For instance if there was 55 named waterfalls I only want the number, 55
  • On May 11, The Deal Mommy wrote about the Wyndham credit card and she discussed a vacation rental and gave us an acronym. There’s a few acronyms and to avoid any confusion, it’s the one that’s there 7 times in the post, I only want the first letter from the left. So if the acronym was ABC, I only want the A

So if you get it all, here’s what the example answers for the password to the post would look like:

  • Stamp: 69
  • Website name: CTP
  • Company ticker: BAC
  • Airline: BA
  • Hotel: SHERATON
  • Baby Name: E
  • Idaho Waterfalls: 55
  • First Letter From The Left Acronym: A

The Format To The Password To Enter Into The Post Example:


So that’s the format to the password you would enter, one long “word”

In case you couldn’t tell, I had a little bit of fun to create the password since it’s rare that I password protect posts.

It shouldn’t be too difficult, but it’ll be enough for the folks that will put in the work and hopefully foils the highly intelligent robots from Google. If Google can break that, well, I’m going to take the blue pill (Matrix reference, not the ED drug)

16 comments… add one
  • wow, that was fun. nice password making skills 😀

  • non·sen·si·cal
    having no meaning; making no sense.
    “a nonsensical argument”
    synonyms: meaningless, senseless, illogical
    “her nonsensical way of talking”
    ridiculously impractical or ill-advised.
    “a tax that everyone recognizes was nonsensical”
    synonyms: foolish, insane, stupid, idiotic, illogical, irrational, senseless, absurd, silly, inane, harebrained, ridiculous, ludicrous, preposterous;

    I choose silly

    • Beyond silly.


  • what is this for, a virgin vagina?

  • I guess cardpool updated early the 2 oz prices from 2014 ($0.48 metered mail + $0.21 extra ounce) to 2015 ($0.485 + $0.22).

  • So I’m 99% sure I got it correct but it isn’t working. 🙁

    • I second that motion. Can’t seem to get it to work. I copy and pasted and tried typing it in manually with no luck.



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