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post #42796 of 54711
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

 

 

 


The miles junkie in me has to respond to this. 

 

Flybuys/non-airline loyalty programs are shithouse. Absolutely, agreed 100%. 

 

So the 1% instant cash-back schemes are pretty good. I mean its money instantly, for nothing, so can't complain there  given that you were going to have to spend it anyway. 

 

PoP - Amex is accepted at loads of places, and most places eat the surcharge, I've found. 

 

Assuming you don't pay extra for the use of the amex - and you get the value of the annual fee back - you're generating miles for nothing, and can spend them quite easily. I don't see the issue. 

 

That MEL-LHR F ticket is 100,000 miles and maybe ~$300 in taxes. RRP of ~$5k. In that case, it's a 5% return for doing nothing different. 


So what's a good program for someone to sign up for?

post #42797 of 54711

Thanks for the replies on Credit Cards. I think I'll leave it for the time being.

 

Got my chinos in from Luxire today. Super happy. Going to order a few more pairs.

post #42798 of 54711
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post
 


So what's a good program for someone to sign up for?

 

If you're trying to fly say business or first and you don't mind buying airline miles - australian CC deals aren't really gonna help that much. 

 

But if you're looking at accruing miles through everyday spend - the $150/year amex platinum edge is pretty good. You used to (not sure if it still exists) get 20,000 miles as a sign on bonus, 3 miles per dollar at supermarkets, 2 per dollar at petrol stations, 1 for everything else - basic travel insurance, as well as a return melbourne to brisvegas (or equivalent distance) ticket every year. 

 

Additional card holders are free, so decent for families. 

 

If you're a frequent flyer and you only fly baller class, the Amex Centurion is good - 40% off F tickets. It used to be 2-for-1 which stacked with whatever promo the airline was doing - which made for some amazing discounts for those who could afford to front $10k+. Alas, for the rest of us mere mortals, we missed out. 

post #42799 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Antonio Carluccio was Jamie's mentor - actually IIRC Jamie's company produces the Two Greedy Italians series for the BBC.

 

I thougth that was Gennaro Contaldo.

 

Also, I highly reccomend the episode of No Reservations where Tony cooks some Jamie Oliver style cucina povera for some local Tuscans. Hilarity ensues.

post #42800 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post

I thougth that was Gennaro Contaldo.

Also, I highly reccomend the episode of No Reservations where Tony cooks some Jamie Oliver style cucina povera for some local Tuscans. Hilarity ensues.
Possibly, Gennaro of course worked for Antonio, I thought that Jaimie was pretty close to him as well. Either way there is a direct cullinary lineage from Carluccio to Oliver.
post #42801 of 54711
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post





The miles junkie in me has to respond to this. 

Flybuys/non-airline loyalty programs are shithouse. Absolutely, agreed 100%. 

So the 1% instant cash-back schemes are pretty good. I mean its money instantly, for nothing, so can't complain there  given that you were going to have to spend it anyway. 

PoP - Amex is accepted at loads of places, and most places eat the surcharge, I've found. 

Assuming you don't pay extra for the use of the amex - and you get the value of the annual fee back - you're generating miles for nothing, and can spend them quite easily. I don't see the issue. 

That MEL-LHR F ticket is 100,000 miles and maybe ~$300 in taxes. RRP of ~$5k. In that case, it's a 5% return for doing nothing different. 
Fair points (excuse the pun), I had a friend who used to benefit quite a bit from his QANTAS cc with free flights etc.
post #42802 of 54711
Ernesto. He doesn't have the eyebrows to match Hemmings.

Blow Up. What a great film. Remember watching it back at university.

Interestingly Sid Mashburn refer to it as a style reference on their site.
Edited by Pink Socks - 12/5/13 at 2:25am
post #42803 of 54711
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Over the years I've picked up really nice wooden suit hangers with various degrees of wide thick shoulder and nice neck curves from odd sources. At one stage K mart had good ones for a few $$, second hand from opshops etc, Mei Picchi - is good for reasonable priced new ones on occasion, http://www.meipicchi.com/. Nothing wrong with good big wide plastic ones if you can get them - sometimes asking a menswear shop will get you a few free ones. I have a whole bunch of collar stays - also a few nice bendy metal type ones.

Op shops often have nice hangers on their racks and may let you keep them if you buy a suit or jacket. I've picked up a few branded hangers that way, as well as one of those Italian monstrosities you posted a while back. They'll often want to keep them for their own use but, even then, an offer of a donation might secure you some nice ones.
post #42804 of 54711

Seen previous 1920's and 1930's mug shot exhibitions at the PJM what stuck me was how well dressed all the crims and spivs were in those days.
post #42805 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Seen previous 1920's and 1930's mug shot exhibitions at the PJM what stuck me was how well dressed all the crims and spivs were in those days.

They were the only ones who could afford tailors.
post #42806 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Possibly, Gennaro of course worked for Antonio, I thought that Jaimie was pretty close to him as well. Either way there is a direct cullinary lineage from Carluccio to Oliver.

You are correct. Jamie worked for Antonio at Neal St.
post #42807 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Ernesto. He doesn't have the eyebrows to match Hemmings.

Blow Up. What a great film. Remember watching it back at university.

Interesting Sid Mashburn refer to it as a style reference on their site.

It is a great movie.

Fashion loves films about fashion.
post #42808 of 54711
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

They were the only ones who could afford tailors.

I think everybody could afford tailors in those days.
post #42809 of 54711
I was kidding, but you are talking in part about the Depression years remember.
post #42810 of 54711
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


I spose they call it 'homage'.

 

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