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    Des Moines in the top 5

    I don't know if this is necessarily a good thing.

    5 cities where people are splurging - Des Moines, Iowa (3) - CNNMoney.com



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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    And since when is AppleBee's our favorite?



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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Why is it so important to list what our favorite restaurant and retailer is when proving that we have high credit debt?


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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Columbus, OH - Favorite restaurant: Bucca Di Beppo, closely followed by Hooters.

    Nice.

    Also, favorite retailer is Saks? Saks and Hooters, that's an interesting combination.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    Columbus, OH - Favorite restaurant: Bucca Di Beppo, closely followed by Hooters.

    Nice.

    Also, favorite retailer is Saks? Saks and Hooters, that's an interesting combination.
    Was there last weekend. Ate at Hooters twice. You're welcome Columbus!



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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    guessing they were able to look at tax reports and see Applebees had the highest collected for the area?



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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Wait. The one costco in des moines is the city's favorite retailer? I call shenanigans.


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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Wait. The one costco in des moines is the city's favorite retailer? I call shenanigans.
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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    My guess is that Mint just looks at Credit card transactions of it's members to pick out the favorite places. Here is why i think Costco would be number 1.

    #1 A large percentage of Costco users use their American Express to pay. At least I do.

    #2 There is only one Costco in the metro. If you go to places like Wal-mart/Hy-Vee it shows up as a different transaction based on which one you go to. If you did combine sales, places like Wal-Mart would bury Costco.



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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    My guess is that Mint just looks at Credit card transactions of it's members to pick out the favorite places. Here is why i think Costco would be number 1.

    #1 A large percentage of Costco users use their American Express to pay. At least I do.

    #2 There is only one Costco in the metro. If you go to places like Wal-mart/Hy-Vee it shows up as a different transaction based on which one you go to. If you did combine sales, places like Wal-Mart would bury Costco.
    exactly.



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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Favorite restaurant is appelbees is all you need to know about DES moines.
    Hahahahahahahahaha


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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Favorite restaurant is appelbees is all you need to know about DES moines.
    Hahahahahahahahaha
    Kinda hard to make fun of anyone when you're a Royal's fan. I mean...how do we take you serious knowing that?

    Des Moines has plenty of favorable rankings to make it a legit small-to-mid-sized city. I can cut/paste the list if you'd like me to provide it. The Royals, on the other hand, have zero creditability to make them a legit major league baseball team...unless of course, their competition is limited to the Pittsburg Pirates.


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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Kinda hard to make fun of anyone when you're a Royal's fan. I mean...how do we take you serious knowing that?

    Des Moines has plenty of favorable rankings to make it a legit small-to-mid-sized city. I can cut/paste the list if you'd like me to provide it. The Royals, on the other hand, have zero creditability to make them a legit major league baseball team...unless of course, their competition is limited to the Pittsburg Pirates.
    stay strong Des Moines backer!! I am a Royals fan but am not defined as a Royals fan, you obviously have a huge napoleon complex about your Appelbees loving city. Enjoy being the butt of pretty much every joke and living in a city that is worse than Omaha.


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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Wait. The one costco in des moines is the city's favorite retailer? I call shenanigans.
    I agree. No way that is even close.


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    Re: Des Moines in the top 5

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    My guess is that Mint just looks at Credit card transactions of it's members to pick out the favorite places. Here is why i think Costco would be number 1.

    #1 A large percentage of Costco users use their American Express to pay. At least I do.

    #2 There is only one Costco in the metro. If you go to places like Wal-mart/Hy-Vee it shows up as a different transaction based on which one you go to. If you did combine sales, places like Wal-Mart would bury Costco.
    I'm guessing the opposite, actually. How else would Applebees be our favorite place to eat?

    Gotta be combined locations. Costco does well because a lot of small business shop there for corporate needs. high dollar/volume items.



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