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Cali

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The choking stench of burnt money
« on: March 24, 2018, 05:48:04 PM »
My car died last month. It was wonderful and I miss it but it has since been replaced. The day it got towed I ended up having to rent a car for the day because it was too last minute to sort rides, etc. 

Imagine my delight when I go to cancel AAA and discover my membership would have covered a free one day rental car.

*sigh*

Anyone else have examples of missed money-saving opportunities like this?
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gooki

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Re: The choking stench of burnt money
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 01:16:20 AM »
I cancelled my visa platinum earlier this year, then two month later we booked a family holiday in Europe. Now travel insurance will cost $200, when it would have been free if Id booked the flights on my platinum card.

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Re: The choking stench of burnt money
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 08:06:27 AM »
Re Visa Platinum: which card did you have?  I often find myself berating myself for not buying travel insurance.  (I'm queen of planning at the exact moment of surprise hurricanes and snowstorms.)

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Re: The choking stench of burnt money
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 02:40:21 AM »
Just the one offered by our local bank.

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Re: The choking stench of burnt money
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 09:43:59 AM »
I cancelled my visa platinum earlier this year, then two month later we booked a family holiday in Europe. Now travel insurance will cost $200, when it would have been free if Id booked the flights on my platinum card.

If it makes you feel any better, not buying travel insurance is an option...

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Re: The choking stench of burnt money
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 04:59:57 AM »
That did cross my mind.