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Amex Platinum Master Thread
« on: December 09, 2010, 03:17:10 PM »
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If I apply now and get approved will I have to pay an annual fee for 2010 and 2011 or just for 2011?

Lastly (:)) if I got approved today for a AMEX SPG should I wait to apply for PLAT at all?

Thanks so much!
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 03:44:59 PM »
What type of $500 gift card is the 50k MR points good for? One for a retailer (e.g. Macy's) or more like a prepaid credit card one?

Also, if I apply now and get approved will I have to pay an annual fee for 2010 and 2011 or just for 2011?

Lastly (:)) if I got approved today for a AMEX SPG should I wait to apply for PLAT at all?

Thanks so much!

It's only good for store GCs, but 50K MR is worth more than $500 as miles.  I'll be happy to take 'em.

Annual fee is once every 12 months, nothing to do with the calendar.  You'll get a refund (full or prorated) if you cancel within the 12 months.

I sometimes apply for 5 cards in a day...no biggie.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 03:49:10 PM »
Thanks Dan! I very much appreciate all your help...you've saved me big $$$ over the years and given tons of great tips - you rock!

I got approved!
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 04:31:39 PM »
I got approved!
Congrats!
Now you can even sell slots for additional cardholders...
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 04:40:37 PM »
But how do I prevent them racking up charges and running off?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010, 04:45:09 PM »
But how do I prevent them racking up charges and running off?

make sure they are reputable people.. start with friends. I personally didnt add an addtl cardholder

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010, 04:59:14 PM »
But how do I prevent them racking up charges and running off?
You can cancel the cards after you request them
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 05:02:08 PM »
Thanks for the help

have there been any reports of issues of people being denied entry to lounges bc of canceled cards?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 05:05:30 PM »
Thanks for the help

have there been any reports of issues of people being denied entry to lounges bc of canceled cards?
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 07:23:29 PM »
Can I cancel just the additional cards but maintain the primary?

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Can I cancel just the additional cards but maintain the primary?
Yes.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2010, 05:28:25 AM »
On the PLAT, if you purchase a business class ticket from AMEX you get one free companion one. Do both passengers have to travel the same dates?

If yes, can you just change the dates on one and pay the change fee (utilizing the statement credit of course :) )?

Are tickets generally more expensive from Amex as opposed to buying it from a travel agent?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2010, 10:08:38 PM »
i just had a "additional user" application (amex plat-applied online) canceled due to "no SSN" supposidely because of a new law from june that is slowly being implemented.
anyone else run into this?

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 10:56:17 PM »
I believe u can call them and do it without an ssn.
if they still ask for it, tell them u don't have it with u now, that should do it, because really they don't care about the ssn of additionals bc the bill always goes to the primary.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2010, 12:06:44 AM »
I believe u can call them and do it without an ssn.
if they still ask for it, tell them u don't have it with u now, that should do it, because really they don't care about the ssn of additionals bc the bill always goes to the primary.
when icalled he said the problem was SSN and i should call back with it. (i suspect his problem was something else...)