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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 12:17:34 AM »
hmmm...what else can the problem be?
even if its something to do with a lot of numbers in a dif. question on the application, why would they blame it on the ssn?
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 12:21:43 AM »
hmmm...what else can the problem be?
even if its something to do with a lot of numbers in a dif. question on the application, why would they blame it on the ssn?

Evidently they need some sort of ID.  I asked re adding a user who doesn't have a ssn and she said i can use a foreign passport.

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2010, 08:49:49 PM »
Just thought I'd give an update for anyone who's interested.
Got approved for the amex platinum on Nov. 17th spent a 1000$ right after I got it. Got my 25$ small business credit on Dec. 3rd. Payed the the 450$ annual fee before it was due on dec 13th. 50,000 points posted yesterday Dec. 18th. Called today to cancel and got the whole $450 refunded and I still have more than a month to pay off my debt on the card. Thanks for the deal Dan.
(I'm not sure if anyone cares out there, but they did instruct me to cut up the card, and regardless of weather or not you feel you have to listen, I asked my shayla to a few people and was told it was pashut that it's assur to use it for lounges after it's canceled, so I think I'll be cutting it up anyways. Did anyone hear different from a reputable Rav who understood the shayla properly?)

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2010, 08:53:57 PM »
Just thought I'd give an update for anyone who's interested.
Got approved for the amex platinum on Nov. 17th spent a 1000$ right after I got it. Got my 25$ small business credit on Dec. 3rd. Payed the the 450$ annual fee before it was due on dec 13th. 50,000 points posted yesterday Dec. 18th. Called today to cancel and got the whole $450 refunded and I still have more than a month to pay off my debt on the card. Thanks for the deal Dan.
(I'm not sure if anyone cares out there, but they did instruct me to cut up the card, and regardless of weather or not you feel you have to listen, I asked my shayla to a few people and was told it was pashut that it's assur to use it for lounges after it's canceled, so I think I'll be cutting it up anyways. Did anyone hear different from a reputable Rav who understood the shayla properly?)
IIRC Steve2 asked a Rav who said that if you show them your wallet with cards in it and ask if any of these work to get into the lounge and if they point out that the Plat card gets you in then it's OK.

I may be misremembering the exact details though.

Either way, congrats on the free miles! Please post a comment on the main site about it on the AMEX Plat post.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2010, 08:55:10 PM »
whatdya mean? it says on the back that its property of amex - col mah sheamar lecha baal habayis asei!

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2010, 08:57:59 PM »
chutz metzei!!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2010, 08:58:45 PM »
it says on the back that its property of amex - col mah sheamar lecha baal habayis asei!
Maybe yours is special but mine doesnt say that.
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2010, 08:58:56 PM »
Maybe yours is special but mine doesnt say that.
with my 660 credit score i dont got one! but my au card is on its way
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2010, 09:00:05 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2010, 09:41:34 PM »
IIRC Steve2 asked a Rav who said that if you show them your wallet with cards in it and ask if any of these work to get into the lounge and if they point out that the Plat card gets you in then it's OK.

I may be misremembering the exact details though.

Either way, congrats on the free miles! Please post a comment on the main site about it on the AMEX Plat post.


You must have some details messed up because there's no way that would work. Everyone would agree that to use counterfeit money is asur, but if I walk into a store and show them my wallet and ask if any of these bills work and they say that 100$ counterfeit bill would work, that would be ok?
I asked this more than once, more than twice, to try and find an opinion that would permit this (not for myself as I had already gotten my psak of asur, but for a limud zechus on everyone else), and was unable to find any who agreed once they heard all the details clearly. (some even suggested it's has more than one issur deoraisa involved) Either way, even if I would find that one Rav who would permit it, can anyone really feel secure being someich on a random rav who is not their own, going against the majority of the rest of the rabbanim? Either way, I am still going to search for the limud zechus, and I'll PM IIRC Steve2 to see who he asked and exactly what they said. I guess I'll keep everyone posted.

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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2010, 09:46:20 PM »
when u cancel and they tell u to shred it, are they telling u that because as far as they're concerned u r done with it so they are giving u advice to shred it, or is it because they don't want you having the card?
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2010, 09:48:43 PM »
when u cancel and they tell u to shred it, are they telling u that because as far as they're concerned u r done with it so they are giving u advice to shred it, or is it because they don't want you having the card?
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I've never shredded a card in my life.
They'll make great wallpaper in my office one day.
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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2010, 09:54:46 PM »
lol. I can just imagine the 2 pics u've put on the main site
x 1,000,000,000.....
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Re: Amex Plat Questions
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2010, 11:05:41 PM »
I got the platinum card and after the 50000 points post, i will cancel. my question is, will i forfeit the points if i dont use them before its canceled? i also have an amex gold with membership rewards, so will i be able to retain the points from the platinum card on the gold membership rewards account? thanks

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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2010, 11:23:48 PM »
as long as you have another amex charge card open, you should be okay.
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