Random News: Hyatt Hawaiian Timeshare Deal, Targeted US Airways 20% Bonus, and a New Serve Card Verification Process
Good evening everyone, another late night post just for you.
The targeted emails and letters in the mail continue to come in. This time, I received a very interesting email from Hyatt regarding a Hyatt timeshare presentation in Maui, Hawaii. For $299, you can stay 6 days and 5 nights at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on Ka’Anapali Beach. If that wasn’t good enough, you will also get 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points (worth at least $150 in my book).
The small print (really small print, click image to enlarge) says you must be at least 27 years old (darn) and have a household income of $125,000 or more (darn again). If you meet both of those requirements, you could try calling. You are supposed to have a Priority Reservation Number (blacked out in upper right corner), but maybe you can talk your way into the sales presentations. I did a Hilton timeshare presentation last year at the Hilton Elara in Las Vegas (post 1 and post 2).
I also received a postcard from Barclays for my dad’s US Airways credit card. From now through August 31, you can get 20% bonus miles on all purchases capped at 10,000 bonus US Airways miles. If my math is correct, that comes out to $50,000 in spend x 20% bonus = 10,000 US Airways miles.
This morning I added my Citi American Airlines Executive credit card to my Serve Card. As expected, I had to call in to verify the card details. This time, instead of staying on hold as Serve calls Citi and waits on hold to verify my name and address of the new credit card funding source, they sent me the following email. They wanted a front scan of my ID (drivers license) and the front scan of my credit card (Citi AA Exec credit card). I clicked the link in the email and went to Serve’s secure upload website.
From here, I uploaded a copy of my Serve Card, drivers license, and Citi AA Exec credit card.
Everyone laugh at my vertical drivers license. I got this a week before I turned 21 and haven’t gotten a horizontal replacement yet.
After I uploaded the file, I called Serve.
After a few minutes on hold, the rep told me that she was able to verify the credit card and unfreeze my Serve Card.
To verify myself, I did a $200 online credit card load. That went through just fine.
And also did a $200 online debit card load with my PayPal Business Debit Card and that went through fine as well.
Similarly, my mom signed up for a Serve Card a few days ago but they were unable to verify some piece of information. After calling them, they needed to verify my mom’s identity and requested a scan of her driver’s license or passport. I went through the same process, uploaded her passport, had her call Serve back, and was approved after a few minutes on the phone. I’m glad Serve updated their verification process. I have had to stay on the phone 20+ minutes to verify a credit card and my PayPal Business Debit Card in the past, so this is definitely a time saver.
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