I frequent the local Barnes and Nobel College Bookstore to manufacture spending using my Citi Forward card for the 5x bookstore bonus when I reload my American Express Campus Edition card. Many of the staff recognize me as the person always buying and reloading the Campus Edition card, but they don’t know what I do with it – at least as far as I am aware of.
One of the ladies that work there, at the conclusion of our transaction, always says “Good luck!”
I’m not sure how to take it, but I find it hysterical. It’s like she knows what I am doing and just MS’ing around. It was through this method and her help that paid for a portion of my stay at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo in November 2013 when I redeemed all the Thank You points to Hyatt gift checks.
The stay in Tokyo consisted of a stay booked through hotels.com where I also applied a 10% off coupon which came out to be $179. The most expensive nights, Friday and Saturday, I redeemed in total 24,000 points. The Sunday and Monday nights I used the Hyatt gift checks which reduced the bill to $161.90 from a 40706 JPY folio.