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Credit card holds from Vegas hotels

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Colesc15, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    Hi all. So we've been back from Vegas now for about a week and I still have holds on my credit card from Mandalay Bay when we checked out on the first and the Wynn which we checked out the 4th. I called my credit card and they said they'll be there for 30 days unless I call the hotel and have them contact their bank?? Have you ever heard of anything? Generally hotel incidentals I've seen drop off after a few business days. Does that seem normal to have almost $1000 of hotel charges pending on my credit card for 30 days before they will finally drop off??
     
  2. K-9treatbaker

    K-9treatbaker VIP Whale

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    Mine have always been removed immediately after checkout.

    Course I was not at Mandalay Bay or the Wynn.

    Maybe certain hotels have different policies. :hmmm:
     
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  3. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Technically takes 8 or so business days for staying at a new property. Generally much less than that. You'll be fine.
     
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  4. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    When I called citi Bank and the Wynn, both were pretty clueless so figured I'd check here. When my credit card told me 30 days I thought that seemed extremely weird
     
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  5. LVRaiders

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    I have stayed at Wynn at least four times and within 3 business days or less holds are released from my amex.
     
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    I see these typically for up to and just a bit over a week. If it is a problem for you - call the hotel. They can and should remove them if you need the credit for personal use.
     
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  7. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    Just odd since every trip to Vegas before the transaction disappeared almost immediately
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Did someone read off the debit card script instead?
     
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  9. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    Right? I'm hoping it doesn't take the 30 days for it to drop off. I have two pending from Mandalay Bay and 1 from Wynn. All for incidentals
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I travel often. Credit card TEMP charges go away within a week... at least when I check. It really does not mean anything.

    Are we talking DEBIT cards or CREDIT cards. Two totally different animals.

    Please help me understand why anyone would call the bank to ask? Maybe I am missing something.
     
  11. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    Credit card. It's been two weeks since I checked out of Mandalay Bay and still on my credit card as a pending transaction
     
  12. Scottndindy

    Scottndindy High-Roller

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    To me it seems like if I charge something the hold releases and just the charge stays on at checkout.
     
  13. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    It will go away - 99.999% sure.

    Sometimes charges, even retail, will stay there for a few weeks.

    I have never called anyone about it. Some cards by the way will alert you when the charge becomes a "real" charge. I have done that on my Amex with a charge that I knew should not be there and wanted to make sure it dropped off. They always have.
     
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    10 days. Yes.
    30 days? No!
     
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    My charges usually drop off the evening after checkin. Only had longer a couple of times.

    30 days is insanity and hopefully doesn't happen.
     
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    Everybody's getting all hung up on this phrase "30 days" from OP's bank, but I'm certain it was actually more like "up to 30 days".
     
  17. ken2v

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    Just seems like a reminder that we all need to be attuned to what it is OUR PERSONAL banks/CCs do, not others'. And then if there is a problem or concern, follow the lender's recommendations on how to take care of it. Advice gained here might -- might -- be useful if thinking about a switch, but at that moment in time ...
     
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    The Wynn hold I would expect to be off very soon. I sometimes see one 1 or two days after I have returned home but it disappears after that and sometimes it is gone as of the time I check out. It doesn't concern me but I do notice it as given that I stay at Encore for long stays, upon check in my Am Ex gets hit for $1500 ($150/day for incidentals x 10 days) and I get a a text alert given the amount.

    There is no way Wynn would have a hold on your card for 30 days even if they have a "right" to do so. Can't speak to Mandalay Bay but I would expect the Wynn hold to be gone soon, if it hasn't happened already.
     
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  19. Colesc15

    Colesc15 Low-Roller

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    Still there today. 8 business days since I checked out of Mandalay Bay and 6 since I checked out of Wynn not counting the 4th of July or weekends. Frustrating to say the least
     
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    What did the hotels say when you contacted them?