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Temporary Credit Card Number
Nov 25, 2021 09:33:36   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I've been thinking about using a temporary credit card number for subscriptions. Then they won't be able to surprise me a renew automatically. Have you had experience with them?

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Nov 25, 2021 10:04:37   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been thinking about using a temporary credit card number for subscriptions. Then they won't be able to surprise me a renew automatically. Have you had experience with them?


The more credit cards you have adversely affect your credit score. I have used a card for a subscription and after the account is established go into my account and underpayments uncheck automatic renewal. On the rare occasion, I have to contact customer service.

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Nov 25, 2021 10:07:57   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Don't that send you an email that it will be renewing shortly?
I have mine marked on a calendar and scheduled in Quicken. No surprises.

So far, the few we have are to be renewed.

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Nov 25, 2021 10:18:19   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
Remember those ancient things called Checkbook? I keep mine, almost exclusively for renewal of print-magazine subscriptions, so that they don't automatically renew without my permission (which happens should I pay with credit card). Hey, actually a use for those ancient things called checkbook?!!

Bill

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Nov 25, 2021 10:26:51   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
elliott937 wrote:
Remember those ancient things called Checkbook? I keep mine, almost exclusively for renewal of print-magazine subscriptions, so that they don't automatically renew without my permission (which happens should I pay with credit card). Hey, actually a use for those ancient things called checkbook?!!

Bill


I do the same for print magazines.

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Nov 25, 2021 12:12:12   #
vpeek1947 Loc: Louisville, Ky
 
59 cents for a Money Order works too

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Nov 25, 2021 12:14:19   #
elliott937 Loc: St. Louis
 
Good option there with the Money Order.

Bill

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Nov 25, 2021 12:18:49   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
vpeek1947 wrote:
59 cents for a Money Order works too


Depends...

Do money orders work for on-line subscriptions also?

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Nov 25, 2021 19:21:16   #
MadMikeOne Loc: So. NJ Shore - a bit west of Atlantic City
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been thinking about using a temporary credit card number for subscriptions. Then they won't be able to surprise me a renew automatically. Have you had experience with them?


I use the Virtual Number option for my CitiCard. The way it's set up now, you have to make sure to go back in and "deactivate" the number as soon as you know the charge has gone through. Otherwise, that virtual number will remain active - up to the daily limit you set - until your actual credit card is cancelled or the number changes.

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Nov 26, 2021 07:06:18   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
I've tried it and they won't accept them for subscriptions! Somehow they know it's a temp number because I didn't tell them, they just say the number is no good.

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Nov 26, 2021 08:20:12   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
nimbushopper wrote:
I've tried it and they won't accept them for subscriptions! Somehow they know it's a temp number because I didn't tell them, they just say the number is no good.


That's too funny!!! They know they won't be able to renew automatically. I wonder if they can detect all the temp cards.

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Nov 26, 2021 08:20:47   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
MadMikeOne wrote:
I use the Virtual Number option for my CitiCard. The way it's set up now, you have to make sure to go back in and "deactivate" the number as soon as you know the charge has gone through. Otherwise, that virtual number will remain active - up to the daily limit you set - until your actual credit card is cancelled or the number changes.


Ah, so if I have a Citi card, I can do that? Sounds good.

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Nov 26, 2021 14:21:04   #
MadMikeOne Loc: So. NJ Shore - a bit west of Atlantic City
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Ah, so if I have a Citi card, I can do that? Sounds good.


Yes, you can, Jerry. There may be other "brands" of CC's that have that option, but CitiCards is the only one I have any personal knowledge about. If you run into a problem, PM me & I'll walk you through it.

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Nov 27, 2021 08:10:05   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
MadMikeOne wrote:
Yes, you can, Jerry. There may be other "brands" of CC's that have that option, but CitiCards is the only one I have any personal knowledge about. If you run into a problem, PM me & I'll walk you through it.


Thanks

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