Share 100% bonus Sept 30 - Oct 15 2013

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jcman

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I just did two share transactions and then were effected immediately.

Were they new accounts that you recently created for the promo or were they pre-existing old accounts?

And if they were new accounts - had you already used them at least once during this promo?
 

burmans

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I just did two share transactions and then were effected immediately.
One would guess both old accounts, these work fine for me, as soon as new account involved very slow. I guess the advantage is next time (if there is one) they will all be old.
 

KarlKarlson

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So what would you suggest to someone not having a single Mile on the Account, but being in need of some Points? Is there going to be another Buy-1-get-2-Promo this Year AND a Share-Promo all together?
 

markis10

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So what would you suggest to someone not having a single Mile on the Account, but being in need of some Points? Is there going to be another Buy-1-get-2-Promo this Year AND a Share-Promo all together?

Share promos are rare, however there is often a targeted promo when there is no mass market one, making a small purchase can help when it comes to the targeting I suspect but there are no hard and fast rules, there might not be any more for all I know.
 

VH-OEG

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Hi All

Sorry Its been a very long day so please figure this question. Im keen for some advice

I opened my USDM account in AUG bought 20k miles recently. then this week It shared them to a family members account and this person
now has 40k. I want to share again back to me, but at what point will it become uneconomical under the bonus points promo ? I do remember reading that it tops out at 50k bonus...

Very keen on everyones thoughts.. and yes like you all I love this promotion and clearly USDM rocks !

Cheers
VH-OEG
 

deejo77

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You can each receive up to 50K bonus
you 0
family member 20

So you can still receive 50K bonus and they can still receive 30K - the maths is not hard - STOP at the point when one of you reaches the 50K limit
 

NDiddy

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Took the plunge and shared 50K between both my wife and myseld. No trips planned yet and will still need to purchase some additional miles but not too fussed if this ends up in AA. Happy days!
 

burmans

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Just so we know what time we are looking at, my understanding of PT (Pacific Time) is that this is 18 hours behind AEST so we would have until 6pm Wednesday to do this, any agree/disagree?
Yay, my peniltimate transaction just went through which means I can now make my one final transaction as long as I dont stuff anything up and use the wrong card or something all looks good.
 
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bismarck

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Yay, my peniltimate transaction just went through which means I can now make my one final transaction as long as I dont stuff anything up and use the wrong card or something all looks good.

Damn. Still waiting for my penultimate to go through. Want to squeeze one more in before 6pm!

EDIT: Hmmm....my account now shows -25,000 and my brothers shows 100,000 (I think I tried the transaction twice when I thought the first had failed). Getting hard to track what's going where when these transactions aren't instant.
 
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bismarck

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Just wanted to report a data point. Looks like shares initiated before the promo ended (but not completed) will still achieve the bonus.

Initiated a 50,000 share on Tuesday night that just came through as 100,000. Have one more still waiting to clear but it looks promising.
 

appaz

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i'm also waiting for a couple of shares but i assume they will go thru with the double
 

legroom

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Last sharing @ 4pm yesterday - two hours before deadline

No receipt coming through yet

Account is exactly 12 days' old

Fingers crossed !
 

serfty

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Interesting I repeated the same share transaction twice on Tuesday but using different CC numbers as I thought one had failed.

This morning both posted! SWMBO now has a negative DM balance and I have double what was expected.
alarm_smiley.gif
 

bismarck

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Interesting I repeated the same share transaction twice on Tuesday but using different CC numbers as I thought one had failed.

This morning both posted! SWMBO now has a negative DM balance and I have double what was expected.
alarm_smiley.gif

I had the same thing happen! But shared back so the negative balance was erased, but ended up with more DM than expected. Good result for me I think.
 

burmans

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Interesting I repeated the same share transaction twice on Tuesday but using different CC numbers as I thought one had failed.

This morning both posted! SWMBO now has a negative DM balance and I have double what was expected.
alarm_smiley.gif
Does this mean the receiver received more than 50K points? Wonder what they will do here. The worst outcome for many would be allow the extra transaction but deny the bonus, however unsure how they will handle the negative balance. After all one response to this may be for people to just ignore/close the account.

For me, have shared 325K miles between my family group of 7 (and hasten to add these are all legitimately family members) so its been exhausting but decidely useful to some of our family plans.
 

zainman

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Interesting I repeated the same share transaction twice on Tuesday but using different CC numbers as I thought one had failed.

This morning both posted! SWMBO now has a negative DM balance and I have double what was expected.
alarm_smiley.gif

were you as a result of the error able to share more than 50,000 bonus to the same account then?
 

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No, one was a new account so was only able to get going mid this week.

I have also been charged 2 fees ... which I guess is appropriate....
 
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