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Title: Amex Platinum Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 09, 2010, 03:17:10 PM
To sign up:

Consumer: http://www.dansdeals.com/go/Platinum5/

Business: http://www.dansdeals.com/go/BusinessPlat5/

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 (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/starwood/) should I wait to apply for PLAT (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/amexplat) at all?

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: YudiG 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!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2010, 04:31:39 PM
I got approved!
Congrats!
Now you can even sell slots for additional cardholders...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: YudiG on December 09, 2010, 04:40:37 PM
But how do I prevent them racking up charges and running off?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: jong 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
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Chaikel 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
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: YudiG 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?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Chaikel 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?
Nope. Thats the beauty of it. Ppl pay $50-100and get lounge access for 4 years
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: YudiG on December 09, 2010, 07:23:29 PM
Can I cancel just the additional cards but maintain the primary?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2010, 08:03:06 PM
Can I cancel just the additional cards but maintain the primary?
Yes.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: YudiG 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?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim 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?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser 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.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim 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...)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser 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?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah 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.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: MES 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 $450 refunded and I still have more than a month to pay off my debt on the card. Thanks for the deal Dan.
(I'm not sure if anyone cares out there, but they did instruct me to cut up the card, and regardless of weather or not you feel you have to listen, I asked my shayla to a few people and was told it was pashut that it's assur to use it for lounges after it's canceled, so I think I'll be cutting it up anyways. Did anyone hear different from a reputable Rav who understood the shayla properly?)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 19, 2010, 08:53:57 PM
Just thought I'd give an update for anyone who's interested.
Got approved for the amex platinum on Nov. 17th spent a 1000$ 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.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: mancunian 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!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on December 19, 2010, 08:57:59 PM
chutz metzei!!!!!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan 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.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: mancunian 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
chutz metzei!!!!!
+1!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 19, 2010, 09:00:05 PM
chutz metzei!!!!!
Lol...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: MES 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.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser 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?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan 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?
Advice.
I've never shredded a card in my life.
They'll make great wallpaper in my office one day.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser 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.....
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: arie 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
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on December 20, 2010, 11:23:48 PM
as long as you have another amex charge card open, you should be okay.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on December 21, 2010, 01:39:14 AM
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

as long as you have another amex charge card open, you should be okay.

Otherwise it's 30 days.

Edit: That's for other people who don't have another Amex.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah on December 21, 2010, 02:13:00 AM
I tried to file a claim for purchase protection with the Amex Plat and they are asking for a police report.  Any advice?
Thanx
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on December 21, 2010, 02:14:24 AM
I tried to file a claim for purchase protection with the Amex Plat and they are asking for a police report.  Any advice?
Thanx

If you said it was stolen you'd need that. What did you claim?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah on December 21, 2010, 02:18:59 AM
If you said it was stolen you'd need that. What did you claim?

My car was broken into :-(

On the main site, dan says no police report required...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on December 21, 2010, 02:21:23 AM
My car was broken into :-(

On the main site, dan says no police report required...

Hmmm, I guess Dan is wrong sometimes too. If your car was broken into you should get a PR anyway, it's good for crime stats.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah on December 21, 2010, 02:22:20 AM
Hmmm, I guess Dan is wrong sometimes too. If your car was broken into you should get a PR anyway, it's good for crime stats.

Ok thanx.  I didn't want to bother with it, but I guess no choice.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2010, 10:33:20 AM
Hmmm, I guess Dan is wrong sometimes too. If your car was broken into you should get a PR anyway, it's good for crime stats.
I'm definitely wrong sometimes, but this ain't one of them. 
Please reread what I wrote on the site before misquoting me Devora :)

Quote from: Dan
    * Lose something? It’s covered!!!

Almost no other card offers this! If you lose an item within 3 months of purchasing it, just let AMEX know about it within a month after the loss, fax them your receipt, and they will immediately issue a refund for the item! This protection is for items up to $10,000, and for up to $50,000 in claims per calender year. No police report or any other dirty work is required!

I think it's clear that I'm saying that a lost item claim doesn't require a police report.  Obviously other claim types will vary.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah on December 21, 2010, 12:01:46 PM
I'm definitely wrong sometimes, but this ain't one of them. 
Please reread what I wrote on the site before misquoting me Devora :)

I think it's clear that I'm saying that a lost item claim doesn't require a police report.  Obviously other claim types will vary.


Sorry, didn't mean to misquote you.  I guess I assumed that you were talking about something that was stolen when you said no police report required - why would you file a police report for something lost?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: bj501 on December 21, 2010, 07:34:27 PM
Quick question. If I bought a money order at the post office, would that work to fullfill the spending requirement for the 50000 points? the charge only shows USPS so i don't think they would know its for a money order. thanks
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2010, 07:48:26 PM
Quick question. If I bought a money order at the post office, would that work to fullfill the spending requirement for the 50000 points? the charge only shows USPS so i don't think they would know its for a money order. thanks
They let you pay for a money order with a cc??
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on December 21, 2010, 07:51:14 PM
They let you pay for a money order with a cc??
+1
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: bj501 on December 21, 2010, 07:53:39 PM
yep. buy stamps and the such all the time. just figured i could pay the cc bill with the money order i just bought. simple and sweet i thought.

also, how is it as mentioned that i can get 4 years of lounge access if the amex is only good for 1 year. especially if i cancel quickly.

by the way, hope you are enjoyin your trip. i am very envious.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on December 21, 2010, 08:00:21 PM
Quick question. If I bought a money order at the post office, would that work to fullfill the spending requirement for the 50000 points? the charge only shows USPS so i don't think they would know its for a money order. thanks
which post office do you use because all the ones i have been have big signs saying that you can not use a cc to pay for money orders.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2010, 08:01:56 PM
yep. buy stamps and the such all the time. just figured i could pay the cc bill with the money order i just bought. simple and sweet i thought.

also, how is it as mentioned that i can get 4 years of lounge access if the amex is only good for 1 year. especially if i cancel quickly.

by the way, hope you are enjoyin your trip. i am very envious.
Interesting, they're not supposed to let you pay by cc.
The AMEX Plat card expires in 4 years from when you get it.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on December 21, 2010, 08:02:33 PM
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_use_a_credit_card_to_purchase_a_money_order
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: bj501 on December 22, 2010, 01:12:02 PM
live and learn. credit cards are allowed but for all services but money orders. they allow debit and atm cards for money orders. my mistake.

can use some explanation. if the yearly fee is 450 for the card, how is the card valid for 4 years? i assume you will get a new card every year as you pay the premium, so wouldnt it just show it valid for 1 year. i am just not getting this as i have always had cards and they just show it as valid for the one year. thanks
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 22, 2010, 02:04:31 PM
live and learn. credit cards are allowed but for all services but money orders. they allow debit and atm cards for money orders. my mistake.

can use some explanation. if the yearly fee is 450 for the card, how is the card valid for 4 years? i assume you will get a new card every year as you pay the premium, so wouldnt it just show it valid for 1 year. i am just not getting this as i have always had cards and they just show it as valid for the one year. thanks

Pull any card out of your wallet and look at it. They never expire after a year.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on December 22, 2010, 02:34:39 PM
since when do you get a new card every year after paying that year's annual fee??
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: chemchops on December 23, 2010, 09:38:55 AM
This will be my first American Express card. Does anyone know if I get a card and get 2 (or 3) additional cards are the points independent for each card or do they all get shared? Also can I request seperate billing addresses for each of the cards or do they all come together?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Mikeoracle on December 23, 2010, 09:43:33 AM
For the $175 fee for the additional cards, is anyone familiar if they prorate the fee when you cancel and aprox what it comes out to if you cancel in the first month?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: moish on December 23, 2010, 09:45:39 AM
This will be my first American Express card. Does anyone know if I get a card and get 2 (or 3) additional cards are the points independent for each card or do they all get shared? Also can I request seperate billing addresses for each of the cards or do they all come together?
neither. it goes to the main cardholder, and the main cardholder gets the bill for all usage
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on December 23, 2010, 11:04:58 AM
AFAIK yes, they do prorate the fee. there's a law that if u cancel a card within 30 days of the fee showing up, they need to give it back. in this case the fee will show up probably on the first statement, so I cancel within the first month u should get it all back.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Bh101 on December 23, 2010, 11:32:40 AM
since when do you get a new card every year after paying that year's annual fee??
+1
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sim on December 23, 2010, 02:55:35 PM
I borrowed points from amex because the points dont post the first statement do i have to wait till they post to cancel the card?

Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sprint on December 31, 2010, 02:59:49 PM
Just posting in case nogeia anyone, if you dont have a card with MR, and u signup for plat, you dont get a credit line for borrowing MR for 6 months acc to a rep I spoke to today....
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on December 31, 2010, 03:04:03 PM
Just posting in case nogeia anyone, if you dont have a card with MR, and u signup for plat, you dont get a credit line for borrowing MR for 6 months acc to a rep I spoke to today....

I got one, 60K MR, 50K of which I already borrowed.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 31, 2010, 03:19:38 PM
Just posting in case nogeia anyone, if you dont have a card with MR, and u signup for plat, you dont get a credit line for borrowing MR for 6 months acc to a rep I spoke to today....

I know of 3 people who dont have any other cards with MR points and all 3 had 60k available for advance...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on December 31, 2010, 03:49:07 PM
I know of 3 people who dont have any other cards with MR points and all 3 had 60k available for advance...

Same here
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: andrew on January 02, 2011, 04:32:50 PM
what are the retention bonuses being offered when you call up to cancel the platinum, they must be higher then other cards no?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 02, 2011, 04:53:42 PM
look in the retention bonuses thread
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: andrew on January 04, 2011, 01:25:20 PM
so no one tried threatening to cancel the amex platinum for a retention bonus?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: arie on January 06, 2011, 03:29:40 PM
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim on January 06, 2011, 03:49:10 PM
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
try downgrading to gold/green (like 1/4 the price)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 06, 2011, 04:02:49 PM
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?

i would not use 45k on the annual fee. Those points are worth way more than that...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2011, 04:15:32 PM
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
True, but just transfer the points to an airline and you'll forfeit nothing.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: arie on January 06, 2011, 04:24:04 PM
True, but just transfer the points to an airline and you'll forfeit nothing.
which airline is the most worth it?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2011, 04:26:56 PM
which airline is the most worth it?
ANA, Air Canada, and Continental are all good options IMHO depending on what you normally redeem for.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yare on January 06, 2011, 04:45:20 PM
can they legally take away the points if you challenge them on it? (assuming you have a different charge card to keep your mr account active)    does it say anywhere in the t&c's that the account needs to be open a min amount of time to keep the bonus??
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim on January 06, 2011, 04:48:31 PM
just spoke to amex about canceling my card. rep said if i cancel i will forfeit the bonus points that i got. he said if i want he can use 45000 points to refund the $450 fee. what do you guys suggest?
i'm assuming you don't have a gold/green/blue card, right?
that's why they said that.
open one of those within 30 days of closing plat (or before you close) and the points will stay.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2011, 04:53:25 PM
i'm assuming you don't have a gold/green/blue card, right?
that's why they said that.
open one of those within 30 days of closing plat (or before you close) and the points will stay.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: deals on January 06, 2011, 06:04:43 PM
But consider that even the points stay for 30 days but to make a transfer to a us based airline u will not be able to pay the transfer fee with your card only with miles ( and that's bad )if u not planning to open another amex card
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 06, 2011, 06:07:24 PM
But consider that even the points stay for 30 days but to make a transfer to a us based airline u will not be able to pay the transfer fee with your card only with miles ( and that's bad )

Won't you be able to pay it with a different Amex (even non-charge) if you have one?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: arie on January 06, 2011, 07:00:23 PM
i'm assuming you don't have a gold/green/blue card, right?
that's why they said that.
open one of those within 30 days of closing plat (or before you close) and the points will stay.
i actually have a gold card so i was a bit surprised when he told me that. are you sure it makes a difference? maybe he didnt realize?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: arie on January 06, 2011, 07:03:55 PM
ANA, Air Canada, and Continental are all good options IMHO depending on what you normally redeem for.
i was going to transfer to continental as i already have a onepass account, but was a bit worried about the merge with united that it might effect the miles. does that not bother you?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Monsey on January 06, 2011, 07:04:46 PM
I closed my plat the day after the points posted. I got a $450 refund and the points stayed in my MR account linked to my premier rewards gold card. Just call back and speak to a different agent you shouldnt have a problem.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 06, 2011, 07:10:32 PM
your miles with continental are 100% safe. when the merge completes they'll become united miles.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 06, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
i actually have a gold card so i was a bit surprised when he told me that. are you sure it makes a difference? maybe he didnt realize?

Maybe he didn't.

i was going to transfer to continental as i already have a onepass account, but was a bit worried about the merge with united that it might effect the miles. does that not bother you?

Nothing to worry about it that regard.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: ? on January 20, 2011, 08:37:22 PM
i thought i remembered seeing this question discussed but could not find it. if i pay the annual fee now and then cancel my card am i correct in assuming they will send me a check for the remaining balance?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 20, 2011, 08:57:33 PM
Correct.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah on January 21, 2011, 01:28:38 AM
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 21, 2011, 01:32:56 AM
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.

WTH? That's adding insult to injury.

File a complaint with the BBB (http://www.bbb.org), the FTC (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/), the Federal Reserve (http://www.federalreserveconsumerhelp.gov/complaintinfo.cfm?info=1) and whoever else you can...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 21, 2011, 01:39:21 AM
well, chase doesn't prorate anual fees. amex prorates the fees if u cancel, but here u didn't cancel...
that sucks. good luck!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 21, 2011, 01:40:04 AM
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.
Keep calling until you find a reasonable rep.
Then email your attorney general.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 21, 2011, 01:46:54 AM
Then email your attorney general.

Ah, I knew I was missing someone on my list:
File a complaint with the BBB (http://www.bbb.org), the FTC (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/), the Federal Reserve (http://www.federalreserveconsumerhelp.gov/complaintinfo.cfm?info=1) and whoever else you can...

:D
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: ? on January 23, 2011, 09:23:46 AM
Can anyone confirm this? Someone told me that amex is uptight abt there points and only let them through once your 1000 is PAID not spent. Is this true or hogwash? Also if its true would it help to pay it right away b4 the month is over?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2011, 09:34:07 AM
Can anyone confirm this? Someone told me that amex is uptight abt there points and only let them through once your 1000 is PAID not spent. Is this true or hogwash? Also if its true would it help to pay it right away b4 the month is over?
That's true, but AMEX let's you borrow points (up to 60K I believe) so you can transfer now if you want.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on January 23, 2011, 11:37:37 AM
WTH? That's adding insult to injury.

File a complaint with the BBB (http://www.bbb.org), the FTC (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/), the Federal Reserve (http://www.federalreserveconsumerhelp.gov/complaintinfo.cfm?info=1) and whoever else you can...
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.

Small Claims court.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Devorah on January 23, 2011, 11:39:34 AM
My bro-in-law got approved for the Amex Plat, spent $1000 and paid it plus the $450 annual fee.  He then got FR'ed and shut down (he got his 50K MR points so he's ok with that).  But they are refusing to refund his $450, saying since they cancelled his a/c they aren't required to. 

Any advice?

Thanx.

Spoke with another rep who said it should get credited back on the next statement.  Hope he knows what he's talking about.  I asked him to note the account.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 23, 2011, 11:40:32 AM
@ ?-

I got my 50k from amex after I "spent" 1k on the plat and before I "paid" them. Just my experience...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Aben on January 23, 2011, 12:35:34 PM
@ ?-

I got my 50k from amex after I "spent" 1k on the plat and before I "paid" them. Just my experience...
Me too
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: YudiG on January 23, 2011, 01:24:07 PM
If I buy a ticket on UA or CO for that matter but the flight is a codeshare with Air Canada for example, will the Amex Plat still afford me lounge access when not flying specifically on UA or CO for one of the flights?

What about getting the baggage fees credited under the $200 credit?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2011, 03:52:40 PM
Small Claims court.

Worth the hassle for $450? (I've never done it, so I don't know how much (or little) of a hassle it is).

I got my 50k from amex after I "spent" 1k on the plat and before I "paid" them. Just my experience...

I didn't. YMMV perhaps?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on January 23, 2011, 08:21:46 PM
I didn't. YMMV perhaps?
yep, YMMV. once i got my bonus points really fast, but for this AMEX plat, points didnt post yet and i already paid my bill a while ago (not worried though, because i called and they said the 50k was on the way). my next closing date is jan. 24th and i believe thats when mine will arrive
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on January 23, 2011, 08:53:03 PM
Worth the hassle for $450? (I've never done it, so I don't know how much (or little) of a hassle it is).



Well, perhaps more of a hassle then BBB, the FTC, the Federal Reserve etc, but also much more likely (like 99.99%) that you'll get your money back. I suppose it depends how badly you want the $450 back.

For those that don't know, you can file online (for a $14 or so fee) with turbocourt.com or ncourts.com.

PS, I also have very little experience filling with SCC, but enough experience to know it works. Long ago I had a case with AT&T. I received a call from the "Office of the President" and they settled the whole thing without me having to go to court.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2011, 10:10:20 PM
For those that don't know, you can file online (for a $14 or so fee) with turbocourt.com or ncourts.com.

You can file for $14 without having to go to court?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on January 23, 2011, 10:14:34 PM
You can file for $14 without having to go to court?

The $14 fee is in addition to the court filing fee ($15 in NYC for claims under $1000, etc).
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2011, 10:32:59 PM
The $14 fee is in addition to the court filing fee ($15 in NYC for claims under $1000, etc).

Still, so long as you don't actually appear you can raise the heat on a company.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on January 23, 2011, 10:51:21 PM
Still, so long as you don't actually appear you can raise the heat on a company.

Yup, you don't have to go down to court until the court date, and since they don't like being called to court very much, they sometimes settle it before the date and you never end up going down. Either way it's a good way to get companies to cooperate.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2011, 11:07:29 PM
Yup, you don't have to go down to court until the court date, and since they don't like being called to court very much, they sometimes settle it before the date and you never end up going down. Either way it's a good way to get companies to cooperate.

Will it be beneficial to sue a mom -and-pop from across the US in NY if I think I can prove they owe me $3,000?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on January 24, 2011, 01:51:18 AM
Will it be beneficial to sue a mom -and-pop from across the US in NY if I think I can prove they owe me $3,000?

You cant. For Small claims they have to have a place of biz in NYC (or NYS, I forget)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 24, 2011, 01:54:37 AM
You cant. For Small claims they have to have a place of biz in NYC (or NYS, I forget)

Gah, there goes that idea. Funny that you post now, I was just reading about this.

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Crown Street on January 24, 2011, 03:20:30 AM
If I booked a hotel room on priceline name your own price with a platinum card, can i get a refund from Platinum if I dont want that booking?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: moish on January 24, 2011, 03:42:40 AM
i think somebody just asked that same exact question in a different thread. what are the odds
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Crown Street on January 24, 2011, 07:36:50 AM
sorry, i realized that this thread better suits the question after i posted
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 24, 2011, 12:14:08 PM
sorry, i realized that this thread better suits the question after i posted

Next time you can request a mod to move your post, no need to repost.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on January 31, 2011, 02:01:35 PM
I just called to cancel my amex plat, and they refused to give me a full refund, only prorate it. Should i try calling again and see if someone else would give me a full refund? Is this prorate thingy set in stone or is it a YMMV? I have had this card opened since the begining of december
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 02:03:57 PM
I just called to cancel my amex plat, and they refused to give me a full refund, only prorate it. Should i try calling again and see if someone else would give me a full refund? Is this prorate thingy set in stone or is it a YMMV? I have had this card opened since the begining of december
It's YMMV.  Even if they refuse after a few tries the prorating shouldn't be too bad at all, probably under $75.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on January 31, 2011, 02:05:32 PM
It's YMMV.  Even if they refuse after a few tries the prorating shouldn't be too bad at all, probably under $75.
Yep, 75 dollars for 50,000 miles isn't too shabby :) Thanks Dan
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on January 31, 2011, 02:30:29 PM
Update: just spoke to another rep who was more than willing to give me the full refund :)
However, he recommended that i open the zync card so my credit report wont show a cancelled card, and the 200 points i have in my amex MR account wont be lost. I declined
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 02:32:58 PM
Update: just spoke to another rep who was more than willing to give me the full refund :)
However, he recommended that i open the zync card so my credit report wont show a cancelled card, and the 200 points i have in my amex MR account wont be lost. I declined
Well done!  No reason to get the Zync card (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/amexzync) from him.  You can sign up on your own for 10K points.
Post a comment on the main site about your "YMMV" canceling experience: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/10610
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on January 31, 2011, 05:39:36 PM
Well done!  No reason to get the Zync card (http://www.dansdeals.com/go/amexzync) from him.  You can sign up on your own for 10K points.
Post a comment on the main site about your "YMMV" canceling experience: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/10610
Thats exactly what i figured! The question was: is gaining 10,000 opening bonus points worth 1) the hit my credit will take from closing down my plat. card 2)the hard pull used when applying for the zync.
In the end i was in a hurry so i chose not to open up the zync with the rep on the phone. Hope that decision wont bite me later!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 06:40:48 PM
Thats exactly what i figured! The question was: is gaining 10,000 opening bonus points worth 1) the hit my credit will take from closing down my plat. card 2)the hard pull used when applying for the zync.

If your plat. doesn't have a revolving credit line, why would your credit take a hit?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on January 31, 2011, 06:49:08 PM
If your plat. doesn't have a revolving credit line, why would your credit take a hit?
I was always under the impression that closing a card (regardless of credit line) Damages credit. I guess i'm wrong
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2011, 06:58:45 PM
I was always under the impression that closing a card (regardless of credit line) Damages credit. I guess i'm wrong
Even a canceled card actually stays on your report for years.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 31, 2011, 07:47:07 PM
but if there's no credit line (charge card), does that have a bad effect on your score?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2011, 07:59:07 PM
but if there's no credit line (charge card), does that have a bad effect on your score?

I'm suggesting it doesn't. Anyone disagree?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on January 31, 2011, 09:23:22 PM
but if there's no credit line (charge card), does that have a bad effect on your score?

I'm suggesting it doesn't. Anyone disagree?

One of they ways FICO scores your report is the average age of your credit accounts. So if you have an account from 10 years ago and then a bunch of other accounts that had a life of 1-2 years, it shortens the average age of your credit accounts. This is my understanding.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 01, 2011, 01:18:44 AM
One of they ways FICO scores your report is the average age of your credit accounts. So if you have an account from 10 years ago and then a bunch of other accounts that had a life of 1-2 years, it shortens the average age of your credit accounts. This is my understanding.

Show me someone whose first card is an Amex charge card...

I was really referring to those playing the miles game.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 01, 2011, 06:11:21 AM
Show me someone whose first card is an Amex charge card...

I was really referring to those playing the miles game.

The charge card does not have to be first. If you have a BoA card for example opened 10 years ago, and another 8 (like Amex plat) cards with a 1-2 year life span, it shortens the average age of your credit accounts.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: andrew on February 01, 2011, 07:36:19 AM
One of they ways FICO scores your report is the average age of your credit accounts. So if you have an account from 10 years ago and then a bunch of other accounts that had a life of 1-2 years, it shortens the average age of your credit accounts. This is my understanding.
are you sure that they calculate closed accounts in the average age of accounts??
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 01, 2011, 11:08:14 AM
The charge card does not have to be first. If you have a BoA card for example opened 10 years ago, and another 8 (like Amex plat) cards with a 1-2 year life span, it shortens the average age of your credit accounts.

Based on your logic, if the charge card was only active for a short while, cancelling it might even raise someone's score by making the Average age of active accounts higher.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yare on February 01, 2011, 01:11:33 PM
Based on your logic, if the charge card was only active for a short while, cancelling it might even raise someone's score by making the Average age of active accounts higher.
except for the fact that it stays on your report for ten years after you cancel it... so in terms of the age of the account it sticks with you for quite a while.   
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 01, 2011, 01:35:17 PM
except for the fact that it stays on your report for ten years after you cancel it... so in terms of the age of the account it sticks with you for quite a while.   

That's why I wrote age of active accounts.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 01, 2011, 02:18:13 PM
Based on your logic, if the charge card was only active for a short while, cancelling it might even raise someone's score by making the Average age of active accounts higher.

Not sure were are understanding each other here: They are calculating the average age of all your accounts, open and closed. What I'm not sure about is if they calculate the total lifespan (kinda doubtful) of your accounts or (more likely) the 'average age' of your all your accounts, meaning how old they are. The banks like to see a long history of good credit, the longer the better. But when FICO does an average of your accounts and sees that 75% of them were opened in the last year or two, this is what lowers your score.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 01, 2011, 02:20:56 PM
Not sure were are understanding each other here: They are calculating the average age of all your accounts, open and closed. What I'm not sure about is if they calculate the total lifespan (kinda doubtful) of your accounts or (more likely) the 'average age' of your all your accounts, meaning how old they are. The banks like to see a long history of good credit, the longer the better. But when FICO does an average of your accounts and sees that 75% of them were opened in the last year or two, this is what lowers your score.

But that would imply that for a heavy churner (where many cards remained open for a short while), the (average) age would be extremely low, and that just isn't the case.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 01, 2011, 02:26:45 PM
But that would imply that for a heavy churner (where many cards remained open for a short while), the (average) age would be extremely low, and that just isn't the case.

Are you sure? It seemed like that to me when looking at my FICO (not fako) when I was a heavy churner. It showed that it was slightly hurting my score. Another heavy churner I knew at the time said the same thing. Granted, I don't think it's a very big hit, but still something.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: andrew on February 01, 2011, 02:36:04 PM
the determining factor is if the average is based on ACTIVE accounts only or even closed accounts,
i have emailed some of the credit bureaus and fico and have not recieved a response to this question
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 01, 2011, 02:49:48 PM
Are you sure? It seemed like that to me when looking at my FICO (not fako) when I was a heavy churner. It showed that it was slightly hurting my score. Another heavy churner I knew at the time said the same thing. Granted, I don't think it's a very big hit, but still something.

Perhaps you're right and it's only a small hit because length of credit history is a relatively insignificant factor (10-20%) of your total score.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: world2see on February 02, 2011, 10:56:39 AM
random question,sorry if i missed it,when i book a mileage ticket with most airlines,when traveling with an infant there is a tax charge around 10 percent of the actual ticket,just wondering,can i use my amex plat $200 airline credit towards that?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yare on February 02, 2011, 01:07:52 PM
Are you sure? It seemed like that to me when looking at my FICO (not fako) when I was a heavy churner. It showed that it was slightly hurting my score. Another heavy churner I knew at the time said the same thing. Granted, I don't think it's a very big hit, but still something.
the other thing that you're forgetting is that a heavy churner is constantly churning and closing accounts, so as the year's go on he always has accounts aging until 10 years when they fall off... but there are others right behind it.  so unless youre someone that has a long history average (let's say 10+) years before he ever started churning, then he wont be effected that much in terms of the average age of accounts.     the problem would be if someone does heavy churning for a while and then stops... all those closed accounts will age until 10 years... and then one day he'll have lots of old accounts of his falling off the report.. that could hurt a bit.   of course if you've worked up a history before you start churning then this will be less of a problem.   
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 02, 2011, 06:15:46 PM
the other thing that you're forgetting is that a heavy churner is constantly churning and closing accounts, so as the year's go on he always has accounts aging until 10 years when they fall off... but there are others right behind it.  so unless youre someone that has a long history average (let's say 10+) years before he ever started churning, then he wont be effected that much in terms of the average age of accounts.     the problem would be if someone does heavy churning for a while and then stops... all those closed accounts will age until 10 years... and then one day he'll have lots of old accounts of his falling off the report.. that could hurt a bit.   of course if you've worked up a history before you start churning then this will be less of a problem.   

My argument is that his score would go up if he has other (older) accounts still active, because the average age would go up when those closed ones fall off.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sim on February 14, 2011, 05:15:45 PM
i tried applying from the link on the home page but when i submit the app it says error anyone have this issue?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2011, 05:19:16 PM
i tried applying from the link on the home page but when i submit the app it says error anyone have this issue?
You need to
-Clear out your browser's cache and cookies.
-Try using a different browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
Let us know if any of those work for you.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sim on February 14, 2011, 08:05:47 PM
the 50k deal only came up in ie,i tried to apply a few times no luck                                                                                                                                                                         
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2011, 08:13:45 PM
the 50k deal only came up in ie,i tried to apply a few times no luck                                                                                                                                                                         
If it's not coming up in Firefox or Chrome it's because you didn't clear out your cache and cookies.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Jimbob on February 14, 2011, 09:12:42 PM
I cleared everything in Firefox and Chrome but still didn't work. However
it did work in IE
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sim on February 14, 2011, 09:21:30 PM
dan your the man!it finally worked in firefox and i got approved
 
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2011, 09:22:59 PM
dan your the man!it finally worked in firefox and i got approved
 
Congrats!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yisrael on February 15, 2011, 12:00:29 AM
I have the Amex Platinum but still waiting for my points to show.  How to I upgrade my starwoods account to elite from having the platinum?

Thanks,
yisrael
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2011, 12:06:08 AM
I have the Amex Platinum but still waiting for my points to show.  How to I upgrade my starwoods account to elite from having the platinum?

Thanks,
yisrael
Call AMEX to get more info on that.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Jimbob on February 15, 2011, 12:19:49 AM
I have the Amex Platinum but still waiting for my points to show.  How to I upgrade my starwoods account to elite from having the platinum?

Thanks,
yisrael

You also call spg directly or chat from their website and give them code ui and they will
upgrade you.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: mancunian on February 15, 2011, 01:05:20 AM
figure this may be the right thread to ask in:

can i apply for 2 amex cards at one time or do i need to wait somewhat like with chase?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: kayef on February 15, 2011, 07:37:28 AM
You also call spg directly or chat from their website and give them code ui and they will
upgrade you.
IME giving the code is not enough anymore (abused?) now you have to send verification of your amex platinum status. i sent a screenshot of my statement and they upgraded me then.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2011, 11:04:15 AM
figure this may be the right thread to ask in:

can i apply for 2 amex cards at one time or do i need to wait somewhat like with chase?
I have gotten 2 amex cards in the past with 2 browsers. YMMV.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 16, 2011, 09:33:02 AM
It is MAMASH unreal that I can call 2 different membership rewards agents and get 2 different stories..

Dan..do you know what the rule with refunds are? can I transfer my points to continental today and cancel my card today or better to wait another day?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yare on February 16, 2011, 01:04:13 PM
the revenge of the classless
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 16, 2011, 01:14:14 PM
It is MAMASH unreal that I can call 2 different membership rewards agents and get 2 different stories..

Dan..do you know what the rule with refunds are? can I transfer my points to continental today and cancel my card today or better to wait another day?

I'm not sure this IS any rule, but I'd wait a few day after the transfer before canceling.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: interested on February 16, 2011, 01:35:37 PM
i dont want another credit check on my credit report, therefore can amex my blue card to the platinum and still receive the 50000 points
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2011, 01:37:23 PM
i dont want another credit check on my credit report, therefore can amex my blue card to the platinum and still receive the 50000 points
No
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Jimbob on February 16, 2011, 04:59:59 PM
I I got the bonus from the plat card and would like to close it but I
also have a gold card... will the points still stay in my account or do
I have to transfer them?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2011, 05:03:27 PM
I I got the bonus from the plat card and would like to close it but I
also have a gold card... will the points still stay in my account or do
I have to transfer them?
They should stay.  If you have 2 separate MR accounts just have AMEX merge them.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Ergel on February 17, 2011, 11:54:42 PM
How long should it take for my points to post. My MR account says the points were earned January 1 but they still haven't posted to the account? Is this normal? I don't mind if I have to pay two months of the Platinum fee, but I feel like something fishy is going on. Any advice?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 18, 2011, 12:04:20 AM
How long should it take for my points to post. My MR account says the points were earned January 1 but they still haven't posted to the account? Is this normal? I don't mind if I have to pay two months of the Platinum fee, but I feel like something fishy is going on. Any advice?

MR points typically take two billing cycles to post.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Ergel on February 18, 2011, 12:19:06 AM
MR points typically take two billing cycles to post.

My second billing cycle closed on the 16th of february
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 18, 2011, 12:23:12 AM
My second billing cycle closed on the 16th of february
Dunno.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: ? on February 18, 2011, 06:53:19 AM
I think he might have meant 2 billing cycles from when the points say they are pending
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Ergel on February 18, 2011, 09:50:54 AM
The points posted this morning. No worries
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 18, 2011, 10:10:56 AM
If I am trying to get the 450 annual fee refund....and I already got my mr points and transferred them...what do I tell AMEX why I am canceling in order to for sure get the refund?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: queensdeals on February 18, 2011, 03:56:21 PM
They should stay.  If you have 2 separate MR accounts just have AMEX merge them.

this works with husband-wife MR accounts?  can just be combined by calling?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2011, 04:06:07 PM
this works with husband-wife MR accounts?  can just be combined by calling?
You can try but it will be difficult.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: travelguy on February 21, 2011, 10:19:25 AM
Has anyone been able to get both the platinum consumer and business card ?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 21, 2011, 11:51:25 AM
I'm not sure this IS any rule, but I'd wait a few day after the transfer before canceling.

Can anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: mancunian on February 21, 2011, 08:09:43 PM
Has anyone been able to get both the platinum consumer and business card ?
do they have the same promo for the business card?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 01:17:00 PM
2 questions:

I cant seem to get a straight answer...
1) how long after I cancel my plat card can I reapply?
2) how realistic is it that I will get another 50k if they say its only a 1 time bonus?

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2011, 01:28:47 PM
2 questions:

I cant seem to get a straight answer...
1) how long after I cancel my plat card can I reapply?
2) how realistic is it that I will get another 50k if they say its only a 1 time bonus?

Thanks
Are you serious? I must have answered you 4 times on the main site!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 01:35:45 PM
Are you serious? I must have answered you 4 times on the main site!
"Usually AMEX makes you wait 30 days after canceling a card to get that same card again, but there’s no hard and fast rule."

I spoke to AMEX and they told me I could reapply through the same promo link but also said they would not give me anymore bonus points....I have not seen an answer to the latter
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2011, 01:39:52 PM
"Usually AMEX makes you wait 30 days after canceling a card to get that same card again, but there’s no hard and fast rule."

I spoke to AMEX and they told me I could reapply through the same promo link but also said they would not give me anymore bonus points....I have not seen an answer to the latter
Every card says that it can only be earned once.  They obviously don't want you to do what we do!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 01:46:25 PM
ah hah (and a chin scratch) .... I'm normally quicker than that
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: mancunian on February 22, 2011, 03:09:53 PM
who reads the main site comments?

so thats what we're doing, churning this right away, aha.
anything to know? i just signed up for 4 cards... (only showed 3 inquiries tho, 2 on exp)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 03:15:29 PM
I just canceled my plat and am going to try and reapply today also...maybe I am pushing my luck ::)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: steve L on February 22, 2011, 03:18:15 PM
when you cancel the card how do you get back your annual fee?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 03:43:24 PM
You call them and tell them I want to cancel and if it within 60 days they normally refund it whole..somtimes prorate...if you cant with one agent try another one until you get one that will do it....Charm them:)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 03:45:39 PM
Dan would be so proud....
out of the blue I decided to write a hand written note, last week, to AMEX via mail to ft. lauderdale membership rewards that I was unhappy with a service they provided. They called me back today and gave me 25k more points which showed instantly.
The power of the USPS vs. email
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: steve L on February 22, 2011, 03:46:45 PM
they mail you a check?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2011, 03:47:59 PM
Dan would be so proud....
out of the blue I decided to write a hand written note, last week, to AMEX via mail to ft. lauderdale membership rewards that I was unhappy with a service they provided. They called me back today and gave me 25k more points which showed instantly.
The power of the USPS vs. email
What service?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: steve L on February 22, 2011, 03:53:38 PM
u sent it to the po box in ft lauderdale?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 04:10:23 PM
u sent it to the po box in ft lauderdale?
Yes..PM me for the address if you want

@DAN--I told them overall unhappiness and threatened to cancel my card, she said "what can we we do to keep you"
I said " 50K more points" , she said "how about we meet in the middle at 25k"
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 22, 2011, 04:12:46 PM
Impressive...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: steve L on February 22, 2011, 04:16:03 PM
so you got the points for complaining and the n you cancel it like an hour ltr?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: twentie4hrs on February 22, 2011, 04:17:13 PM
Yes and I transferred to CO so they are safe and then canceled.

Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: kivabb on February 23, 2011, 09:36:07 AM
Okay, got the card 3 weeks ago, spent 1K before the annual fee was even assesed, got 50K and sent to Continental, requested to close account today.

Wait 30 days from today and apply again? Or 30 days from when account was open? Has anyone churned the Platinum back to back?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: dans fan on February 28, 2011, 04:50:32 PM
hey dan or anyone else.  i got the amex gold card with a promo after spending 10k you get 50k membership rewards point i spent it and payed it and got the points i already transferred them. i had a $7000 refund to my cc if i had the points in my acc i know that they will reverse 7000 point now that i dont have any points, Q#1- will i get a negative balance Q#2 if i do get a negative balance how do they work it (if i dont return them on time) is it 2.5 cent per point like their points borrowing  system  Q#3 what if i close cc with a negative balance will they charge me
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 28, 2011, 05:08:55 PM
hey dan or anyone else.  i got the amex gold card with a promo after spending 10k you get 50k membership rewards point i spent it and payed it and got the points i already transferred them. i had a $7000 refund to my cc if i had the points in my acc i know that they will reverse 7000 point now that i dont have any points, Q#1- will i get a negative balance Q#2 if i do get a negative balance how do they work it (if i dont return them on time) is it 2.5 cent per point like their points borrowing  system  Q#3 what if i close cc with a negative balance will they charge me

Q1) Not sure
Q2) If they catch it then it will probably count as borrowing, and you'll owe it after 12 months if there's still a negative points balance. In that case it'll be 2.5 cents per point.
Q3) Not a good idea. Especially if you have other Amex cards or plan on ever having other Amex cards.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 06:20:44 PM
If I'm an authorized user on someone's plat can I still apply to be a primary Plat holder or would I need to cancel my authorized user status first?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2011, 06:23:27 PM
If I'm an authorized user on someone's plat can I still apply to be a primary Plat holder or would I need to cancel my authorized user status first?
You can still apply, you don't need to cancel the AU card.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 28, 2011, 06:24:04 PM
If I'm an authorized user on someone's plat can I still apply to be a primary Plat holder or would I need to cancel my authorized user status first?

You can definitely apply, no guarantee you'll get approved though.

Nice, Dan beat me by like 5 seconds. (it shows 30 seconds because I got the warning and went to read the error and his response before posting mine).
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 06:56:02 PM
Thanks.

Another question: is the general consensus that MR points should be transferred to ANA miles for redemption on Star Alliance or is CO safer to transfer to?

In this case, just to get the miles and hold them for now, not necessarily use them immediately.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 28, 2011, 07:05:44 PM
If I'm an authorized user on someone's plat can I still apply to be a primary Plat holder or would I need to cancel my authorized user status first?

I know someone on this forum who is a Plat AU and just got approved himself for the card.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 07:12:29 PM
I know someone on this forum who is a Plat AU and just got approved himself for the card.
You can definitely apply, no guarantee you'll get approved though.

Do you think my chances are less because I'm an AU?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 28, 2011, 07:14:07 PM
not at all. being an AU is not YOU its just your name on a card.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 07:15:40 PM
not at all. being an AU is not YOU its just your name on a card.

Except for that being an AU does count on your credit report (as I noticed today) because my usage ratio included the amount used on the primary cardholder's card.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 28, 2011, 07:16:58 PM
if your SSN is on it, it's dif.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 07:17:30 PM
if your SSN is on it, it's dif.

AMEX requires your SSN in order to be approved as an AU on the Plat.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on February 28, 2011, 07:19:12 PM
that only started recently.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 07:20:52 PM
that only started recently.

So my question still stands... does the fact that I'm an AU on a Plat and the fact that my SSN was used to get approved change my chances of approval to become a primary Plat holder?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 28, 2011, 07:24:55 PM
.
Do you think my chances are less because I'm an AU?

Not at all, unless you're on an account that's delinquent or hurts your credit score for some other reason.

So my question still stands... does the fact that I'm an AU on a Plat and the fact that my SSN was used to get approved change my chances of approval to become a primary Plat holder?

Only if it raises your credit score. It's debatable whether (and by how much) it does that. I imagine there's also something internal where Amex targets offers to AUs, but they probably also check their credit.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 07:26:57 PM
Only if it raises your credit score. It's debatable whether (and by how much) it does that. I imagine there's also something internal where Amex targets offers to AUs, but they probably also check their credit.

So you think as long as my credit was unchanged as a result of my AU application that I should be able to be approved? I don't quite understand your comment.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: mancunian on February 28, 2011, 07:35:28 PM
I know someone on this forum who is a Plat AU and just got approved himself for the card.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 28, 2011, 07:35:59 PM
So you think as long as my credit was unchanged as a result of my AU application that I should be able to be approved? I don't quite understand your comment.

You can be approved. Being an AU doesn't lower your chance of getting approved, if anything it approves your chance.

Having a platinum card on your credit report (which you do if you're an AU) might have a (slightly?) negative impact on your credit report due to utilization and the Platinum not having a credit line. If you have a good credit score then you have nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 28, 2011, 07:38:40 PM
You can be approved. Being an AU doesn't lower your chance of getting approved, if anything it approves your chance.

Having a platinum card on your credit report (which you do if you're an AU) might have a (slightly?) negative impact on your credit report due to utilization and the Platinum not having a credit line. If you have a good credit score then you have nothing to worry about.

My credit score is very good with Equifax, but they aren't the ones that did my pull for my AU card, so I have no way of knowing my chances with the other bureaus.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 28, 2011, 09:01:30 PM
My credit score is very good with Equifax, but they aren't the ones that did my pull for my AU card, so I have no way of knowing my chances with the other bureaus.

GO FOR IT!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: dans fan on February 28, 2011, 10:21:24 PM
hey dan or anyone else.  i got the amex gold card with a promo after spending 10k you get 50k membership rewards point i spent it and payed it and got the points i already transferred them. i had a $7000 refund to my cc if i had the points in my acc i know that they will reverse 7000 point now that i dont have any points, Q#1- will i get a negative balance Q#2 if i do get a negative balance how do they work it (if i dont return them on time) is it 2.5 cent per point like their points borrowing  system  Q#3 what if i close cc with a negative balance will they charge me
thanks ashero.  anyone else have any input
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on February 28, 2011, 10:28:55 PM
thanks ashero.  anyone else have any input

I second AsherO. Better to play it carefully with AMEX.

You can try calling without giving you info and asking them what they'd do in such a case. Or, just wait till the statement closes and see what they do.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on February 28, 2011, 11:42:39 PM
My credit score is very good with Equifax, but they aren't the ones that did my pull for my AU card, so I have no way of knowing my chances with the other bureaus.

You had a pull for being added as an AU? That doesn't sound right.

You can check (or at least simulate) your other credit scores as well.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on March 01, 2011, 02:11:00 AM
You had a pull for being added as an AU? That doesn't sound right.

You can check (or at least simulate) your other credit scores as well.

I don't know if it was a hard pull, but they definitely asked me for my SSN and it showed up on my Equifax report as a balance. What websites are good for a simulation of my other scores?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 01, 2011, 02:23:53 AM
I don't know if it was a hard pull, but they definitely asked me for my SSN and it showed up on my Equifax report as a balance. What websites are good for a simulation of my other scores?

That's not a balance, it's a revolving account. Try CreditKarma.com for your TU score.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on March 01, 2011, 02:31:14 AM
That's not a balance, it's a revolving account. Try CreditKarma.com for your TU score.

How accurate is creditkarma.com in reflecting my actual TU score?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yisrael on March 01, 2011, 11:57:08 AM
HI

I got the platinum card spent the 1000 got my points and transferred them to my BA account and got the 40 percent bonus.  So now I'm wondering what the best route is.  Cancel the card and then apply again in 30 days to get another 50000 points or order another card now and then once approved cancel the old card.  What do you think Dan?  I called Amex and asked them to give me gift cards worth 450 and I"ll keep the card but they said no but would reimburse me if I would cancel it.  I told thm I'd call them back.

Thanks,
Yisrael
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yare on March 01, 2011, 01:34:41 PM
I called Amex and asked them to give me gift cards worth 450 and I"ll keep the card but they said no but would reimburse me if I would cancel it.  I told thm I'd call them back.
lmao, can't figure out why they wouldn't want to just give it to you.  maybe if you call back and ask them for $450 in cash?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Ergel on March 01, 2011, 11:31:37 PM
Is there any way to get good value for hotels from MR? It seems like everyone they transfer to is worthless other than spg and they transfer at 3:1. Is that assessment correct?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on March 02, 2011, 12:09:13 PM
Is it just me or is it a little disingenuous of Amex Plat to advertise Avis Preferred as a benefit of being a Plat holder when anyone can register as an Avis Preferred customer for free?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sawlw on March 02, 2011, 12:55:31 PM
agree!!! didnt think i'd get president club but i thought at least i'd get avis first!!! guess not :(
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: josh nyc on March 02, 2011, 09:59:40 PM
So my 50,000 pts posted today. (got card 2/24 and spent $1,000 by 2/28.) Question is im still waiting for 20k bonus from a gold card that the spending was hit almost 3 months ago - I called amex 2 weeks ago asking about the 20k and the said the promo is valid and its 8-12 weeks until mileage posts. This is week 11. should i be concerned? Also if I close the platinum card now I wont be risking anything with the gold promo will I?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 02, 2011, 10:45:33 PM
So my 50,000 pts posted today. (got card 2/24 and spent $1,000 by 2/28.) Question is im still waiting for 20k bonus from a gold card that the spending was hit almost 3 months ago - I called amex 2 weeks ago asking about the 20k and the said the promo is valid and its 8-12 weeks until mileage posts. This is week 11. should i be concerned? Also if I close the platinum card now I wont be risking anything with the gold promo will I?

You might want to wait a few days with closing the account (if you want to try for a refund of the annual fee), as the 50k just posted.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: dans fan on March 03, 2011, 05:04:20 PM
i am having a problem signing up the link doesnt work after i "verify application" it goes blank and says website isnot responding i should call them but over the phone they cant offer promo i caaler internet cust sup they said there is a problem it will take some time to fix a couple of days. anyone has ant ideas or updates on this
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 03, 2011, 05:07:08 PM
i am having a problem signing up the link doesnt work after i "verify application" it goes blank and says website isnot responding i should call them but over the phone they cant offer promo i caaler internet cust sup they said there is a problem it will take some time to fix a couple of days. anyone has ant ideas or updates on this
Read through the "problems" section here:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12735
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: queensdeals on March 07, 2011, 12:48:39 PM
I'm still not clear on best way to cancel and get the $450 back.
Should I leave a $450 balance on the card and then cancel?
Should i Leave a 0 balance and wait for a check? Will they send one?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim on March 07, 2011, 01:24:56 PM
I'm still not clear on best way to cancel and get the $450 back.
Should I leave a $450 balance on the card and then cancel?
Should i Leave a 0 balance and wait for a check? Will they send one?
if you want a check they will send it. either of those methods should work
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: queensdeals on March 07, 2011, 01:42:42 PM
if you want a check they will send it. either of those methods should work

Which ones have members tried and returned positive results?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 01:43:38 PM
Which ones have members tried and returned positive results?
They both work.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on March 07, 2011, 05:00:30 PM
Which ones have members tried and returned positive results?
I actually had them credit my starwood account the $450
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 05:12:37 PM
I actually had them credit my starwood account the $450
I'd be worried that that could cause the loss of 450 Starpoints.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 07, 2011, 05:13:13 PM
I'd be worried that that could cause the loss of 450 Starpoints.

+1, I'd prefer a check.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on March 07, 2011, 05:18:41 PM
I'd be worried that that could cause the loss of 450 Starpoints.
good point i didn't even think of that. 
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: queensdeals on March 07, 2011, 07:40:29 PM
Will this credit also work for the 200 in spending on AA gift certificates?
Will they send a 650 check or is that pushing my luck?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2011, 07:41:14 PM
Will they send a 650 check or is that pushing my luck?
Yes, no problem.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 07, 2011, 07:50:54 PM
Yes, no problem.

Did you notice he said $650? If he means they'll give him cash in lieu of the $200 airline-fee-rebate benefit, I don't know how easy that'll be...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim on March 07, 2011, 07:53:25 PM
Did you notice he said $650? If he means they'll give him cash in lieu of the $200 airline-fee-rebate benefit, I don't know how easy that'll be...
they won't give cash-in-lieu. he but if he paid the $200 on the bill before the credits came through, the balance would be negative $200 before canceling-negative $650 after. they would probably give a check for that.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 07, 2011, 07:59:19 PM
they won't give cash-in-lieu. he but if he paid the $200 on the bill before the credits came through, the balance would be negative $200 before canceling-negative $650 after. they would probably give a check for that.

Yeah, that actually makes sense...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: netzih on March 09, 2011, 03:01:12 AM
Sorry about the ignorance but does it cost to add au's on the amex plat? If yes, how much? And does the au get all the benefits it comes with (lounge access insurance etc...)?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on March 09, 2011, 03:37:41 AM
Sorry about the ignorance but does it cost to add au's on the amex plat? If yes, how much? And does the au get all the benefits it comes with (lounge access insurance etc...)?

Yes, it costs $175 to add up to 3 additional AU's. They will get lounge access, and the other built in AMEX beneifits like Purchase Protection, Extended Warranty, but I'm not sure about the other benefits.

Some of us here have been lucky. It's been around 3 months and I still was not charged for the AU's.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 09, 2011, 03:48:01 AM
Some of us here have been lucky. It's been around 3 months and I still was not charged for the AU's.

Me too.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on March 09, 2011, 01:08:34 PM
i was told that the pro rating of the annual fee starts 60 days after the first billing cycle. Has anyone out there canceled there card and gotten less than 450$ back??
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sbtinme on March 11, 2011, 02:44:18 PM
It seems that some folks get the 50K bonus points posted very quickly.     I charged over $1000 to my AMEX PLAT card within the first 6 days.    Bill came 5 days later.    I've clearly met my requirements for the 50K bonus, but it's been two weeks now and nothing extra has posted to my account.

I called AMEX and inquired and their only response is that it takes up to 10 weeks for the bonus points to post.    YIKES!

When I asked about having them manually post them for me since it was obvious that I'd met the purchase hurdle within the first 6 days, the rep I spoke to said that was impossible; I'd simply have to wait patiently.

Is there any way around this?   Any other suggestions?   I do not plan to retain the card after I can get those 50K points into my CO account.

THANKS all!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 02:45:34 PM
It seems that some folks get the 50K bonus points posted very quickly.     I charged over $1000 to my AMEX PLAT card within the first 6 days.    Bill came 5 days later.    I've clearly met my requirements for the 50K bonus, but it's been two weeks now and nothing extra has posted to my account.

I called AMEX and inquired and their only response is that it takes up to 10 weeks for the bonus points to post.    YIKES!

When I asked about having them manually post them for me since it was obvious that I'd met the purchase hurdle within the first 6 days, the rep I spoke to said that was impossible; I'd simply have to wait patiently.

Is there any way around this?   Any other suggestions?   I do not plan to retain the card after I can get those 50K points into my CO account.

THANKS all!
Sometimes it posts right away, sometimes it takes 2 months. No rhyme or reason.
You can always try borrowing points if you need them now.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:48:14 PM
Sometimes it posts right away, sometimes it takes 2 months. No rhyme or reason.
You can always try borrowing points if you need them now.

+1, though (if you haven't yet) paying your bill might help.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sbtinme on March 11, 2011, 02:49:42 PM
+1, though (if you haven't yet) paying your bill might help.

I thought the same thing, which is why I paid the bill on line within 48 hours of its posting.   I had hoped that the bonus miles would post within no more than a week's time.   ;(
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 02:53:45 PM
I thought the same thing, which is why I paid the bill on line within 48 hours of its posting.   I had hoped that the bonus miles would post within no more than a week's time.   ;(

Amex Plat? Just borrow the 50k (I think you need to have another Amex card for them to allow this).
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: deals on March 11, 2011, 03:18:53 PM
i was told that the pro rating of the annual fee starts 60 days after the first billing cycle. Has anyone out there canceled there card and gotten less than 450$ back??

My brother closed his card after 64 days so they only let him change to a different card ($125 annual fee)and than pro rate the annual fee
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:23:11 PM
My brother closed his card after 64 days so they only let him change to a different card ($125 annual fee)and than pro rate the annual fee
That sounds very strange. I would have tried back and talked to another rep...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: deals on March 11, 2011, 03:35:37 PM
That sounds very strange. I would have tried back and talked to another rep...

He called 4 times and gave up
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 03:37:38 PM
Just closed my card yesterday after having it open more than 3 months.
Got charged 1/4 of the annual fee.  Not bad for 50k miles+$400 in fees.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: karen on March 11, 2011, 03:47:15 PM
That sounds very strange. I would have tried back and talked to another rep...
My card was approved on Nov 22, and I closed it on Jan 29.  The prorate is one month, so I got $412.50 back.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on March 11, 2011, 03:47:54 PM
My card was approved on Nov 22, and I closed it on Jan 29.  The prorate is one month, so I got $412.50 back.
i hope i get the same when i cancel mine. Did they send you a check? How long did it take?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: deals on March 11, 2011, 03:59:07 PM
You all still have other amex charge cards open
My brother doesn't
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 04:05:50 PM
Just closed my card yesterday after having it open more than 3 months.
Got charged 1/4 of the annual fee.  Not bad for 50k miles+$400 in fees.

You left out the  $25 SBS (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/10427) and/or $7.05 iTunes (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12375) credits. (I got em both for all my AUs too...)

What did you tell them to maximize your refund?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:09:22 PM
You all still have other amex charge cards open
My brother doesn't
There's no difference.

You left out the  $25 SBS (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/10427) and/or $7.05 iTunes (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12375) credits. (I got em both for all my AUs too...)

What did you tell them to maximize your refund?
And the free gogo credit.
That's just what they offered.  Didn't have the heart to argue after all they had given me.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2011, 04:10:07 PM
That's just what they offered.  Didn't have the heart to argue after all they had given me.

If they offer me nothing, should I just let it go? What can I argue?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2011, 04:14:45 PM
If they offer me nothing, should I just let it go? What can I argue?
It's their policy to prorate. 
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: karen on March 17, 2011, 11:34:21 PM
i hope i get the same when i cancel mine. Did they send you a check? How long did it take?
I transferred credit to my AE Gold card. It took about less than 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2011, 11:40:57 PM
I transferred credit to my AE Gold card. It took about less than 2 weeks.
Transferring credit may cost you points. Better to just request a check.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: josh nyc on March 18, 2011, 12:14:21 AM
Transferring credit may cost you points. Better to just request a check.
Why would it cost points? And you dont mean all 50k you mean there's a hidden service fee right?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 18, 2011, 12:38:50 AM
Why would it cost points? And you dont mean all 50k you mean there's a hidden service fee right?

He means transferring $100 in credit will lower your points earned for spending by 100 points on the card you transfer the credit to.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Smirk on March 18, 2011, 10:26:58 AM
Got my plat crad and spent right away on it. then i get a call from to verify it was me (i called CS before to make sure it goes through) they then transfered me to FR who tells em i cant spend so much on personal card when my income doesn't justify it. I replied that i called CS and asked if it was ok if i use it for my biz and they said sure. She responded that sometimes the CSR doesn't know what they're talking about. and she will have to put my account on hold. I then said i can send you in any financials you want but i got FR'd less then a year ago and she can look at biz tax return. She put me on hold and came back and said she's releasing the hold but i shouldn't spend biz purchases on a personal card. And if i need help getting a bigger credit line there's a special dept that i can send biz financials in to get higher credit line. I have 35k outstanding on my amex plat which i plan on paying in a week. should i wait till after i pay it to apply for biz card?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 18, 2011, 03:09:06 PM
Just closed my card yesterday after having it open more than 3 months.
Got charged 1/4 of the annual fee.  Not bad for 50k miles+$400 in fees.

I got $337 back, can't complain. After all is said and done I netted nearly $1,000 in value from this card:


(there's probably more that I don't remember). Time to set a reminder to reapply in 30 days.

Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on March 20, 2011, 03:28:41 AM

(there's probably more that I don't remember). Time to set a reminder to reapply in 30 days.
the wait time is only 30 days?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 20, 2011, 06:09:02 AM
the wait time is only 30 days?

Shhh, don't tell anyone. ;)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on March 20, 2011, 12:02:43 PM
Shhh, don't tell anyone. ;)
haha my lips are sealed  :-X
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on March 21, 2011, 09:57:33 PM
Just got approved for my second card!!
If I get the approval email then it's for sure? I have nothing to worry about right?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2011, 10:07:45 PM
Just got approved for my second card!!
If I get the approval email then it's for sure? I have nothing to worry about right?
Yup, congrats!

When did you apply for and close your last card?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 21, 2011, 11:09:38 PM
Yup, congrats!

When did you apply for and close your last card?

+1
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: myb821 on March 22, 2011, 12:42:01 AM
Quick question if I get the plat spend 1k in the first month and cancel the card before the points post will the points till post I also have a consumer gold rewards card
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on March 22, 2011, 12:52:49 AM
Quick question if I get the plat spend 1k in the first month and cancel the card before the points post will the points till post I also have a consumer gold rewards card

Why would you cancel so soon? You have 60 days to cancel and the entire annual fee is credited back to you.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: myb821 on March 22, 2011, 12:58:16 AM
Why would you cancel so soon? You have 60 days to cancel and the entire annual fee is credited back to you.
60 days from when? And when does the yearly fee usually post?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on March 22, 2011, 01:00:01 AM
Btw I have heard that if you call amex if the annual fee posted earlier then 30 days after u activated your card then they will push it off for you- I know someone who did that
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on March 22, 2011, 01:23:27 AM
60 days from when?
And when does the yearly fee usually post?
60 days from the billing statement with the annual fee.
1st billing statement.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: myb821 on March 22, 2011, 01:25:52 AM
60 days from the billing statement with the annual fee.
1st billing statement.
so basically u need to pay it then they refund it? do they send u a check or what? sorry for all the questions rly appreciate ur help
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on March 22, 2011, 01:41:24 AM
so basically u need to pay it then they refund it? do they send u a check or what? sorry for all the questions rly appreciate ur help

Yes, you pay and they will refund you. You can ask for a check or credit on another amex account.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: josh nyc on March 22, 2011, 12:04:18 PM
So I called spg customer service (NOT spg amex) to ask for gold status bc I recently opened an amex platinum card. The csr asked the typical identification questions (name address etc) and then said you should receive your gold card in 6-8 weeks. No questions about the actual paltinum card, no fax in a statement or customer code - nothing! Is that normal? should I be concerned and call spg again? (only asking bc I want to cancel my plat soon and want to make sure I get gold status on spg's end before canceling plat. Also if this is it i guess people can just call spg and ask for gold regardless of anything else and YMMV)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yaakov s on March 22, 2011, 12:35:05 PM
Im sure this was discussed somewhere , but whats the advantage of being spg gold . If there is a link to that discussion please let me know.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yellow on March 22, 2011, 08:18:44 PM
Yup, congrats!

When did you apply for and close your last card?
thanks!
I got my first plat card in December 2010 and closed it 2/1/2011 and got a full refund
Then on 3/20/2011 i reapplied, and was not approved right away but yesterday i got the approval letter
I just called them and they are overnighting the card and it will be here by tomorrow :)

Now i must stop opening cards for the next few months because i have wayyy to many inquiries and very little credit history.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: APoshiterYid on April 04, 2011, 12:43:52 AM
Just wondering why the deal thread from front page went completely dead?... Getting me a little nervous :)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yaakov s on April 05, 2011, 10:54:55 AM
I just got my 50k membership rewards from my Platinum card. I have a Premier Rewards Gold that I just opened . Before I close my Platinum card do I need to transfer the rewards to the Gold card or as long as I have an active Amex card the points are there
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: myb821 on April 05, 2011, 10:56:35 AM
I just got my 50k membership rewards from my Platinum card. I have a Premier Rewards Gold that I just opened . Before I close my Platinum card do I need to transfer the rewards to the Gold card or as long as I have an active Amex card the points are there
u dont need to transfer
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: shmooz on April 06, 2011, 06:21:01 PM
Approved on one day for plat(from dd link), gold and hilton amex. 75k plus hotel stays. very pleased bh. Would never have done that before, so thanks dan and everyone.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: dans fan on April 06, 2011, 09:58:53 PM
Approved on one day for plat(from dd link), gold and hilton amex. 75k plus hotel stays. very pleased bh. Would never have done that before, so thanks dan and everyone.
mistapek bamuet (if after all the options thats the 3 you chose)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: shmooz on April 06, 2011, 10:22:09 PM
mistapek bamuet (if after all the options thats the 3 you chose)

have most of the other good ones already (and denied for citi 75k) and these are the best three amex i found right now. this way one hit on the credit. may not be mistapek but am lamed mikol adam so where did i go wrong?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on April 06, 2011, 11:56:42 PM
have most of the other good ones already (and denied for citi 75k) and these are the best three amex i found right now. this way one hit on the credit. may not be mistapek but am lamed mikol adam so where did i go wrong?

Please post if you got one inquiry or three.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: shmooz on April 07, 2011, 09:53:28 AM
Please post if you got one inquiry or three.

one, would not be happy if it was three. I get identity monitoring courtesy of Penfed Amex who had a security breach.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 02:43:11 PM
one, would not be happy if it was three. I get identity monitoring courtesy of Penfed Amex who had a security breach.

A friend on the forum got three inquiries. I think he tried to use private-mode/incognito windows instead of three browsers, but it might also be that they pulled more than one report to verify his addresses.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 02:48:01 PM
I think he tried to use private-mode/incognito windows instead of three browsers
Why did he do that?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: NCO Chassid on April 07, 2011, 03:16:07 PM
This is a newbie question and please point me to a link if it's discussed elsewhere.

I just received my Amex Plat and would like to pay my utility bill with it, to spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. Problem is, Orange and Rockland do not accept Amex as far as I can tell.  So, I thought I could buy several Visa gift cards with the Amex and use those to pay the bill. Will that work? Will I get FRd?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2011, 03:18:55 PM
This is a newbie question and please point me to a link if it's discussed elsewhere.

I just received my Amex Plat and would like to pay my utility bill with it, to spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. Problem is, Orange and Rockland do not accept Amex as far as I can tell.  So, I thought I could buy several Visa gift cards with the Amex and use those to pay the bill. Will that work? Will I get FRd?
Should work just fine.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 07, 2011, 03:19:51 PM
This is a newbie question and please point me to a link if it's discussed elsewhere.

I just received my Amex Plat and would like to pay my utility bill with it, to spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. Problem is, Orange and Rockland do not accept Amex as far as I can tell.  So, I thought I could buy several Visa gift cards with the Amex and use those to pay the bill. Will that work? Will I get FRd?
see http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5526.0
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: hocker123 on April 07, 2011, 03:33:25 PM
dan, are you still looking to buy the $200 in travel expenses ? I have 3 accounts.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 03:56:10 PM
Why did he do that?

I'll let him try to explain that himself ;)

I think he figured it was the same...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yare on April 07, 2011, 04:35:41 PM
mistapek bamuet (if after all the options thats the 3 you chose)
actually, those are the best 3 amex options out there at the moment.    siyag l'chachmah, shtikah.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Smirk on April 08, 2011, 09:59:41 AM
My brother just used his Plat AU to get into Admiral's club in JFK and they swiped his card
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on April 08, 2011, 12:16:08 PM
Question:    does anyone know for sure that amex will not take back the bonus points once earned?
Meaning if I spend the 1000$ get my points and then for some reason they refund me either all 1000 or some will they pull back the 50k
I know that on the spg card if you spend 100 and get pts and then get refunded the 100 they take back the pts. Are bonus pts diff then earned pts?
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Bp on April 08, 2011, 12:18:55 PM
Paging Avid.....
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 08, 2011, 12:19:51 PM
My brother just used his Plat AU to get into Admiral's club in JFK and they swiped his card
and your point is?
interestingly i was also there this morning, and guess what? they swiped my cancelled card and told me to enjoy!
this has been discussed sooooo many times, please search before you post. thanx
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on April 08, 2011, 07:03:01 PM
Question:    does anyone know for sure that amex will not take back the bonus points once earned?
Meaning if I spend the 1000$ get my points and then for some reason they refund me either all 1000 or some will they pull back the 50k
I know that on the spg card if you spend 100 and get pts and then get refunded the 100 they take back the pts. Are bonus pts diff then earned pts?
Thanks
bump
does anyone know the answer to this question it is pretty important to me thanks
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2011, 07:09:43 PM
Bonus points don't get pulled back IME.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on April 09, 2011, 09:47:41 PM
Question:    does anyone know for sure that amex will not take back the bonus points once earned?
Meaning if I spend the 1000$ get my points and then for some reason they refund me either all 1000 or some will they pull back the 50k
I know that on the spg card if you spend 100 and get pts and then get refunded the 100 they take back the pts. Are bonus pts diff then earned pts?
Thanks
just to clarify, this was not done on purpose.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: jong on April 11, 2011, 11:14:45 PM
anyone going to try the Customs Global Entry program?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: APoshiterYid on April 12, 2011, 02:00:26 AM
anyone going to try the Customs Global Entry program?
I was just looking at that. It sounds cool, but the fact that I have to go to one of their offices for an interview sort of cancels out any time I would potentially be saving- I don't travel internationally QUITE that often :/
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Chaikel on April 12, 2011, 10:00:42 AM
Don't think this has been asked,
Will the $200 spent on airlines, and $100 on GE count toward the spending requirement?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: myb821 on April 12, 2011, 10:01:44 AM
Don't think this has been asked,
Will the $200 spent on airlines, and $100 on GE count toward the spending requirement?
was about to ask the same thing
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: jong on April 12, 2011, 11:44:21 AM
I was just looking at that. It sounds cool, but the fact that I have to go to one of their offices for an interview sort of cancels out any time I would potentially be saving- I don't travel internationally QUITE that often :/

yeh that was my thought process too... especially if we have to go to the actual airport for the interview
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: teege on April 12, 2011, 01:47:15 PM
I've applied/canceled my plat card within the last few months.  I also used the $200 airline credit.  If I apply for the card again, will I get the $200 airline credit again?

thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on April 12, 2011, 02:16:06 PM
I've applied/canceled my plat card within the last few months.  I also used the $200 airline credit.  If I apply for the card again, will I get the $200 airline credit again?

thanks.

Absolutely.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: ae123 on April 12, 2011, 02:46:28 PM
Can someone please explain to me how Amex calculates points?

I spent $1000, then $200 on airline credits - yet I have 50,028 points.

My wife did the same, yet has 50,102 points.

Where do these numbers come from?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: myb821 on April 12, 2011, 04:07:58 PM
Can someone please explain to me how Amex calculates points?

I spent $1000, then $200 on airline credits - yet I have 50,028 points.

My wife did the same, yet has 50,102 points.

Where do these numbers come from?

Thanks.
check if u have any point pending under the point summary page
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on April 12, 2011, 05:49:46 PM
Points post on the Platinum card on the 2nd statement, not the first like on most cards.
Although after you pay the bill you can call MR to manually post the pending points.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Q274 on April 13, 2011, 11:31:03 AM
Points post on the Platinum card on the 2nd statement, not the first like on most cards.
Although after you pay the bill you can call MR to manually post the pending points.
or you can email them
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sawlw on April 21, 2011, 09:18:00 PM
Q: I'm approaching  60 days since the annual fee charge, i called to cancel and they offered me $100 to stay which I accepted , how long would Tht take to post? Would they take if away if I cancelled after it posts? If it takes more then a few days, do they probate from the 60th day or from the begining?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: jstern on April 21, 2011, 10:06:59 PM
please tell me if this sounds right. I got my 200 airline credit, i just paid my bill which included the 450 fee. i called MR services and told them i paid, and they advanced the 51,000 points to my CO airlines account. Now what happens? do i just call and cancel the card within the 60 days? how do i get the 450 back? thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on April 22, 2011, 03:32:54 AM
please tell me if this sounds right. I got my 200 airline credit, i just paid my bill which included the 450 fee. i called MR services and told them i paid, and they advanced the 51,000 points to my CO airlines account. Now what happens? do i just call and cancel the card within the 60 days? how do i get the 450 back? thanks.

They'll credit your $450 to a different Amex card (a less preferable option, as you'll lose $450 points) or you can get request a refund via check (this is the preferred option).
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: jstern on April 22, 2011, 08:30:24 AM
can i cancel the card and keep the points if they were an "advance"? they said the points were not really in my account untill the end of May, which would be after the 60 days. Also if i do have a different Amex card, will they give me a hard time if i request the 450 in a check?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim on April 22, 2011, 12:26:00 PM
can i cancel the card and keep the points if they were an "advance"? they said the points were not really in my account untill the end of May, which would be after the 60 days. Also if i do have a different Amex card, will they give me a hard time if i request the 450 in a check?
they won't have a problem sending a check. the point advance however, you will need to make sure the points actually post. (check your amex membership rewards web page you should see the points 'pending' and then 'earned')
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: jstern on April 22, 2011, 12:34:39 PM
if i wait till they officially "post", it will be past the 60 days. how much will they charge me for that period of membership?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: yaakov s on April 22, 2011, 02:19:42 PM
I got the rep to post my bonus points to my account five minutes ago. Went on line and its there. Is there any reason to wait a few days or hours before I cancel my card( I'm in a rush to reapply). I have an open Amex Gold.

I quickly searched the forums and didnt find a definite answer. I only have a few minutes on line , I figured I would throw this out.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: ecomajor on April 22, 2011, 05:35:59 PM
My question is, Haim Amex korim, forums kazeh, vyodim, mah anachnu omrim.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Cholentfresser on April 22, 2011, 08:00:30 PM
Haim Amex korim, forums kazeh, vyodim, mah anachnu omrim.
Tried google translate and it just says the same thing...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Chaikel on April 23, 2011, 09:32:11 PM
My question is, Haim Amex korim, forums kazeh, vyodim, mah anachnu omrim.
betach
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: arie on April 23, 2011, 10:33:53 PM
My question is, Haim Amex korim, forums kazeh, vyodim, mah anachnu omrim.
Umistama gam yesh lahem mishehu shemevin ivrit :-\
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: ecomajor on April 23, 2011, 10:41:42 PM
az lama af echad poched she hem metaknim et kol hachorim she anachnu motzim imahem?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Ergel on May 02, 2011, 10:04:05 PM
i called at the end of 60 days to cancel my wife's card and they have of an extra 15k mr points to keep the card open. i call about a month later to cancel and the rep won't let me cancel. says they gave me the points in good faith... should at least try it a year. called back 2 days later. the guy didn't give me a hard time. but when i asked for my refund he told me that since i (she) is not the primary on any other amex cards they won't refund the fee after 60 days. anyone hear of that before? not the end of the world because i was anyways gonna get her a starwood card but still annoying...
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sawlw on May 02, 2011, 10:14:25 PM
i cancelled my card! when i asked for them to mail me a check for  $450 yrly fee he told me that it will be refunded before the end of my next statement and once its refunded i can call and have them mail me check!
is this the reg. procedure??
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on May 02, 2011, 10:43:21 PM
i cancelled my card! when i asked for them to mail me a check for  $450 yrly fee he told me that it will be refunded before the end of my next statement and once its refunded i can call and have them mail me check!
is this the reg. procedure??

Yes.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: MnM1130 on May 03, 2011, 06:36:43 AM
yes
but if u have any other amex with a balance- you can transfer the 450$ credit to another card.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: sawlw on May 03, 2011, 10:01:38 AM
Thanx
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2011, 10:38:13 AM
yes
but if u have any other amex with a balance- you can transfer the 450$ credit to another card.

You're better off with a check. If you post it to a different account you're likely to lose $450 in rewards (e.g. starpoints on an SPG card).
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: MnM1130 on May 03, 2011, 10:41:39 AM
You're better off with a check. If you post it to a different account you're likely to lose $450 in rewards (e.g. starpoints on an SPG card).
even if the account is closed. ive done it numerous times and never lost anything.
i can only say from past experiences.... but who knows!
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: MnM1130 on May 03, 2011, 12:24:51 PM
not sure if this was discussed elsewhere but i did search thru the whole thread (22 long pages)
is the 450$ included in the 1000$ purchases? ( i only did this twice already.... im on round 3, but i never tried it including in the 1000$)
thnks
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: gozalim on May 03, 2011, 12:26:06 PM
not sure if this was discussed elsewhere but i did search thru the whole thread (22 long pages)
is the 450$ included in the 1000$ purchases? ( i only did this twice already.... im on round 3, but i never tried it including in the 1000$)
thnks
pretty sure not. it's not 'spent' on the card as "purchase"
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 03, 2011, 01:00:28 PM
pretty sure not. it's not 'spent' on the card as "purchase"
Correct. It is not included
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: pianodude on May 03, 2011, 02:01:18 PM
not sure if this was discussed elsewhere but i did search thru the whole thread (22 long pages)
is the 450$ included in the 1000$ purchases? ( i only did this twice already.... im on round 3, but i never tried it including in the 1000$)
thnks

You mention you are on Round 3 with the Amex Plat card? When were Rounds 1 & 2?  When did you open and cancel (if cancelled) each card?  My wife got the card for the first time 3/10/11 (50K offer), getting ready to cancel, but wondering when she can expect to be accepted if she applies again.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: MnM1130 on May 03, 2011, 02:36:24 PM
You mention you are on Round 3 with the Amex Plat card? When were Rounds 1 & 2?  When did you open and cancel (if cancelled) each card?  My wife got the card for the first time 3/10/11 (50K offer), getting ready to cancel, but wondering when she can expect to be accepted if she applies again.
i did one for me, and one for my husband both end of dec/beg of jan. closed both and opened one again for my husband about 2 months after i closed his. i didnt get approved cus of a messup on one of my cards- but it wasnt a problem for him. so were on round 3.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: isac on May 03, 2011, 05:26:34 PM
could i still open the amex plat. and get 50,000 bonus points or i missed it?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2011, 05:57:55 PM
could i still open the amex plat. and get 50,000 bonus points or i missed it?

This question has been asked a few times already... Yes, search and you will find.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: smurf on May 03, 2011, 06:00:47 PM
could i still open the amex plat. and get 50,000 bonus points or i missed it?
The real question is can you get 100k ;D
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on May 04, 2011, 01:48:07 AM
could i still open the amex plat. and get 50,000 bonus points or i missed it?
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/amexplat
Change the 25K in the URL to 50K.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on May 04, 2011, 01:48:46 AM
The real question is can you get 100k ;D
+100K  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2011, 03:59:51 PM
Just got a call from AMEX approving me for another 50k plat card applied for on the 27th :)
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Crown Street on May 04, 2011, 04:40:08 PM
I just cancelled my platinum card, will i still be able to have access to the priority plus lounges with just my cancelled card?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Monsey on May 04, 2011, 04:44:24 PM
I just cancelled my platinum card, will i still be able to have access to the priority plus lounges with just my cancelled card?
no
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: pianodude on May 04, 2011, 04:53:51 PM
Just got a call from AMEX approving me for another 50k plat card applied for on the 27th :)

Dan, will you attempt to get the additional 50K?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on May 04, 2011, 05:10:19 PM
The real question is can you get 100k ;D

Where is the info on how to get 100k?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on May 04, 2011, 05:28:40 PM
Just got a call from AMEX approving me for another 50k plat card applied for on the 27th :)

Do you have another active Plat card? If yes, when did you get it? If not, when did you cancel your previous Plat?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: smurf on May 04, 2011, 05:45:05 PM
@laxtraveler
Read the two plat threads for others experiences and see which method works for you
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: LAXtraveler on May 04, 2011, 05:53:15 PM
@laxtraveler
Read the two plat threads for others experiences and see which method works for you

Thanks, I just saw there is a thread on this that I missed before.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Yisrael on May 17, 2011, 03:52:06 AM
That's fantastic!  If I already got the platinum and the bonus an canceled the card I know I can apply and will most likely get approved but will they give me a hassle when I go to cancel again?  Is there a chance they will give me a financial review or that it will hurt my overall interactions with American Express?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: Avid Reader on May 17, 2011, 06:07:03 AM
will they give me a hassle when I go to cancel again?  Is there a chance they will give me a financial review or that it will hurt my overall interactions with American Express?

Very possible. You have to be ready to play the game if they come down on you.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: nis965 on May 18, 2011, 01:51:43 PM
I called to add additional card holders to the plat card.  I was told it's $300 a card! What happened to the $175 for up to three additional cardholders?

Update: It seems that the personal and business have different fees!  The rep i spoke with told me that it was a marketing decision, and there was nothing they could do. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: AsherO on May 18, 2011, 04:32:54 PM
I called to add additional card holders to the plat card.  I was told it's $300 a card! What happened to the $175 for up to three additional cardholders?

Update: It seems that the personal and business have different fees!  The rep i spoke with told me that it was a marketing decision, and there was nothing they could do. Any ideas?

Ah, so you have a Biz plat?
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: nis965 on May 18, 2011, 06:37:34 PM
Yeah. They told me that it was a marketing decision to do the $175 for the personal and not the business.
Title: Amex Platinum
Post by: yechezkel on May 29, 2011, 11:31:38 PM
To sign up:

Consumer: http://www.dansdeals.com/go/Platinum5/

Business: http://www.dansdeals.com/go/BusinessPlat5/

HEY!
ANYONE TRY USING A AMEX PLATINUM CARD THAT WAS CANCELED (NOT EXPIRED) TO GET INTO AA OR DELTA LOUNGE?
THANKS
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: youthink on May 29, 2011, 11:33:43 PM
Works perfectly
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: aryeh1 on May 29, 2011, 11:35:08 PM
before you cancel order the amex priority pass for free
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: gozalim on May 30, 2011, 12:19:37 AM
before you cancel order the amex priority pass for free
has anyone tried that? to get into a PP lounge after canceling the linked plat amex?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AsherO on May 30, 2011, 01:51:47 AM
HEY!
ANYONE TRY USING A AMEX PLATINUM CARD THAT WAS CANCELED (NOT EXPIRED) TO GET INTO AA OR DELTA LOUNGE?
THANKS

Why are you SCREAMING?

before you cancel order the amex priority pass for free

Do you know anyone who has successfully done so? Please report the specifics if you do. The question has been discussed here in the past, but there hasn't yet been a conclusive answer IIRC.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Q274 on May 30, 2011, 07:04:28 AM
There seemed to have been a conclusive ans as far as priority pass being canceled along with your plat card- and it seems like they cancel your priority pass also once you cancel your plat card
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AsherO on May 30, 2011, 10:00:51 AM
There seemed to have been a conclusive ans as far as priority pass being canceled along with your plat card- and it seems like they cancel your priority pass also once you cancel your plat card

Well, we know cancelled Amex cards, so maybe cancelled PP cards work too.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2011, 10:30:06 AM
Well, we know cancelled Amex cards, so maybe cancelled PP cards work too.
+1
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Yellow on May 30, 2011, 12:46:48 PM
Also, does a cancelled CO presidents plus card work to get into CO lounges?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Q274 on May 30, 2011, 01:26:41 PM
Sorry didn't chap that was the question
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: voldemort on May 30, 2011, 02:21:52 PM
i have tried a cancelled pp card,when they swipe it it tells you to call cs cuz it wont go thru booo!!! however ymmv if you can talk your way in(somthing mabe wrong with the machine,you c i have a card etc)
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Side incomer on May 30, 2011, 02:28:55 PM
There was reports about lounges not swiping just taking the information, anyone knows specific ones in the NYC area?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: aycee on May 30, 2011, 03:00:52 PM
I've used expired plat in JFK AA lounges as well as MIA without a problem
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: elig770 on May 30, 2011, 03:32:47 PM
There was reports about lounges not swiping just taking the information, anyone knows specific ones in the NYC area?
United Red Carpet in JFK.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: elig770 on May 30, 2011, 03:42:17 PM
A little off topic but can you get a free checked bag on Continental with an expired CO OnePass?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Smokey Joe Robinson on May 30, 2011, 03:43:51 PM
A little off topic but can you get a free checked bag on Continental with an expired CO OnePass?
Yep
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Cholentfresser on May 30, 2011, 07:06:33 PM
dan mentioned in the past that only the primary CO OP cardholder automatically gets a free bag, but AUs need to show their card. so u just show your (cancelled) card, and you're good to go!
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: elig770 on May 31, 2011, 09:10:17 PM
Well, we know cancelled Amex cards, so maybe cancelled PP cards work too.
I cancelled my Amex Plat last week. Today I got a letter from PP saying, their records show that my Amex has been closed, therefore  I'm not longer a Prestige Priority Pass member... The letter states 3 different options for renewal. The standard doesn't cost anything but they require a credit card on file and there will be a $27 charge per visit. The letter states "to continue with this membership you must provide us details of your new credit card..."

For now, they don't have my credit card, so I guess in a lounge where they swipe PP it's 50/50 if it will go through, but in others where they just copy your card info (United Red Carpet JFK) I'd assume it wont be an issue. Worst case scenario can be they'll send you a letter asking for money...
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Yungerman on June 03, 2011, 03:22:52 AM
Though it's been established many times in the forums that even when the lounges swipe the cancelled
card one nonetheless gains access, one thing begs explanation:

What does the swiping accomplish?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AsherO on June 03, 2011, 03:23:38 AM
Though it's been established many times in the forums that even when the lounges swipe the cancelled
card one nonetheless gains access, one thing begs explanation:

What does the swiping accomplish?

Billing Amex, recording lounge use, etc.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Yungerman on June 03, 2011, 03:39:37 AM
Billing Amex, recording lounge use, etc.

But how does a cancelled non-functioning card do that?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AsherO on June 03, 2011, 09:52:31 AM
But how does a cancelled non-functioning card do that?

FWIU they just record the card number.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2011, 10:03:45 AM
FWIU they just record the card number.
If that.  They may just want a count of AMEX entries and the swipe count it.
Title: Re: Amex Plat Questions
Post by: shmuelb on June 05, 2011, 10:16:07 AM
Did anyone ask AMEX about this? :o
Quote
LAXtraveler:   Is it just me or is it a little disingenuous of Amex Plat to advertise Avis Preferred as a benefit of being a Plat holder when anyone can register as an Avis Preferred customer for free?

On their site they say
 
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Take advantage of complimentary enrollment in Avis Preferred®

Enroll online for Avis Preferred membership, which was designed for busy travelers and is complimentary for American Express Platinum Card® members. Simply enroll today and you can enjoy extra speed and amenities every step of the way:
You won't have to tell us your rental preferences every time you reserve -- we'll already have them on file.
When you arrive at Avis, you can skip the lines and the paperwork and go straight to your car at over 1,400 locations worldwide.
Our courtesy bus will drop you off by one of our newest cars, or you'll find it in a convenient parking space.
When you enroll in Preferred Service online, you will also enjoy automatic enrollment in My Avis -- the personal service dedicated to enhancing your online Avis experience.

but on Avis.com it is a free program with these same benefits. Ok, with amex you get some codes for free weekends etc. but it is not how they portray it, a complementary benefit of amex plat.

Are the programs with Hertz (#1 Gold) or National (Emerald Executive) any better? I have Emerald free membership.

Thank you!
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 05, 2011, 07:06:31 PM
Can I give somebody my platinum card to use at a lounge?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Devorah on June 05, 2011, 11:01:56 PM
Can I give somebody my platinum card to use at a lounge?
Sure, if they have the same name as you :-)
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Cholentfresser on June 05, 2011, 11:18:49 PM
they ask for ID when u enter.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: lybbtthl on August 01, 2011, 09:25:20 PM
United Red Carpet in JFK.

United red carpet doesn't accept AMEX plat, unless same day continetal ticket

unless you were referring to PP card
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: efyrcks on August 01, 2011, 09:38:38 PM
so i'm a little confused a canceled plat will work for lounges no matter what?
Title: Amex Platinum
Post by: tll on August 29, 2011, 09:31:06 AM
I spent the $1000 on the card and paid the bill.
Its the second month and I want to cancel to save the  $450. I have a gold card and a blue amex so can ask them to transfer the credit . Will that be enough not to show up on my credit report as a closed account? Will the points transfer to these cards too?

Thank you
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: AJK on August 29, 2011, 11:57:08 AM
I spent the $1000 on the card and paid the bill.
Its the second month and I want to cancel to save the  $450. I have a gold card and a blue amex so can ask them to transfer the credit . Will that be enough not to show up on my credit report as a closed account? Will the points transfer to these cards too?

Thank you

Transfer the credit? What do you mean?

If you mean the credit line, that won't work because the platinum is a charge card, there is no "credit extended", so there is no credit to be transferred. If by "credit" you mean points, then the points will remain in your MR account even if you close the platinum. (And, because you have the Gold card, you'll be able to transfer out to, e.g., airline partners.)

Pretty sure you will not avoid getting a "closed account" on your report, though...
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: mordy44 on August 29, 2011, 12:18:01 PM
I spent the $1000 on the card and paid the bill.
Its the second month and I want to cancel to save the  $450. I have a gold card and a blue amex so can ask them to transfer the credit . Will that be enough not to show up on my credit report as a closed account? Will the points transfer to these cards too?

Thank

When you say "credit", I assume you refer to the 450 credit that you will receive upon cancellation. You can indeed have American Express post this credit to your Gold card account. I do believe that by closing this account it will still show on your report. Points will  stay, as you have the Gold card.

Another potential solution is to just downgrade your card to the Zinc and keep this line of credit open.
Thank
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: tll on August 29, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
If I downgrade to a card with no annual fee or $25 annual fee will it show up on my credit report?

I have some other card types with $75-$90 annual fees. I do not plan on using them ,just opened them for the bonus points and spent what is needed. If I close them will I hurt my credit report? Does it pay to just pay the annual fee to avoid it showing up on my report?

Thank you
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: Q274 on August 30, 2011, 09:00:45 AM
Just make sure you don't cancel b4 your plat pts hit the acct
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: AJK on August 31, 2011, 11:45:28 PM
If I downgrade to a card with no annual fee or $25 annual fee will it show up on my credit report?

I have some other card types with $75-$90 annual fees. I do not plan on using them ,just opened them for the bonus points and spent what is needed. If I close them will I hurt my credit report? Does it pay to just pay the annual fee to avoid it showing up on my report?

Thank you

Show what on your credit report?
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: tll on September 01, 2011, 11:37:35 AM
Openning and closing so many accounts.
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: AJK on September 01, 2011, 11:42:31 AM
Downgrading will not result in a cancelled account on your CR.

As for whether its worth it to pay an annual fee to keep an account open, there are just way too many answers and variations to give you a blanket response.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: lybbtthl on September 05, 2011, 01:35:25 AM
I've been told that cancelled cards still work even when they were swiped, does anyone know how long they'll continue to work? until the expiration printed on the card?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 01:37:20 AM
until the expiration printed on the card?
yup
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on September 05, 2011, 01:45:17 AM
HEY!
ANYONE TRY USING A AMEX PLATINUM CARD THAT WAS CANCELED (NOT EXPIRED) TO GET INTO AA OR DELTA LOUNGE?
THANKS

My, this has been discussed ad nauseum.

A little off topic but can you get a free checked bag on Continental with an expired CO OnePass?

Ya think?

they ask for ID when u enter.

I've never been asked for ID. And, for that matter, most times I can get in without a boarding pass, too ;)
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 01:52:34 AM
I've never been asked for ID. And, for that matter, most times I can get in without a boarding pass, too ;)
CO always checks IME.  US never checks.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on September 05, 2011, 01:59:14 AM
Mostly fly Delta, sometimes AA, rarely US.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: shnu on September 06, 2011, 03:49:13 PM
I'm in the lounge now in miami florida with my cancelled platinum card so yes it does work. Ps the shower is great
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: westman812 on October 05, 2011, 02:53:49 PM
As far as using AMEX plat for AA lounges, does it matter what kind of lounge it is? (ie arrivals, or other flagship lounges)
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: asks on October 06, 2011, 12:32:16 PM
just show the card to them and you're in? up to how many ppl can get in on one Plat (cancelled) card? whole family w/kids?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on October 06, 2011, 12:35:11 PM
just show the card to them and you're in? up to how many ppl can get in on one Plat (cancelled) card? whole family w/kids?

The Platinum member's spouse and children under the age of 21 or up to two companions may enter the club as complimentary guests.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: asks on October 06, 2011, 12:41:19 PM
Is that for AA or all?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on October 06, 2011, 01:59:15 PM
Is that for AA or all?

For your reading pleasure:

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1. The Platinum Card(R) member must be traveling. Name on ticket must match name on Platinum Card. (Ticket not required for US Airways(R) Clubs.) The Platinum member must be 18 years of age to enter the Airport Club Lounge without a parent or guardian for American Airlines Admirals Club(R) lounges. For Delta Sky Club lounges the member must be 18 where there is no self-service bar. The Platinum member must be 21 years of age to enter into all Airport Club Lounges where there is a self-service bar. Local age restrictions apply in non-U.S. locations. The Platinum member's spouse and children under the age of 21 or up to two companions may enter the club as complimentary guests. Code-share and affiliated lounge agreements may not apply. Employee travel-related benefit tickets are not eligible with American Airlines. The Platinum Card member must present his or her valid Card, government-issued I.D., and same day airline ticket to club agents. (Ticket not required for US Airways Clubs.) Complimentary access is specifically for the airport club that corresponds to the airline operating the flight (access pertains to the aircraft, not the flight number) except for US Airways Clubs, or with respect to American Airlines marketed code share flights with an American Airlines flight number which are also eligible for complimentary access to the lounge. Meeting rooms may be reserved for a nominal fee. Card members must adhere to all house rules of participating clubs. For a list of participating airport club locations, call Platinum Member Services. Participating airlines and locations subject to change.
Title: Amex Platinum
Post by: zale on November 27, 2011, 10:32:13 AM
Saw this on FT.

50K link for Amex Platinum. Several users have confirmed that this has worked for them. (1 already received the 50k)

Make sure that you open the link in an incognito window, or clear your cache.

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29119-243-0/?BUID=CCG&PSKU=PLA&PID=1&EAID=PPkX79%2Fc*b0-UhbCC01fTmptondByG4QWA&newUI=false (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29119-243-0/?BUID=CCG&PSKU=PLA&PID=1&EAID=PPkX79%2Fc*b0-UhbCC01fTmptondByG4QWA&newUI=false)

The T&C state that it is for new Platinum members only, but this has yet to be confirmed.

What makes this an excellent offer (if you can get it) is the fact that you can get $400 in airline credit. $200 before January 2012, and then another $200 after Jan 1, 2012.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on November 27, 2011, 10:48:59 AM
Saw this on FT.

50K link for Amex Platinum. Several users have confirmed that this has worked for them. (1 already received the 50k)

Make sure that you open the link in an incognito window, or clear your cache.

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29119-243-0/?BUID=CCG&PSKU=PLA&PID=1&EAID=PPkX79%2Fc*b0-UhbCC01fTmptondByG4QWA&newUI=false (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29119-243-0/?BUID=CCG&PSKU=PLA&PID=1&EAID=PPkX79%2Fc*b0-UhbCC01fTmptondByG4QWA&newUI=false)

The T&C state that it is for new Platinum members only, but this has yet to be confirmed.

What makes this an excellent offer (if you can get it) is the fact that you can get $400 in airline credit. $200 before January 2012, and then another $200 after Jan 1, 2012.
dead
Title: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: bubbles on November 27, 2011, 10:51:01 AM
dead
Why do you say that?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on November 27, 2011, 10:51:58 AM
Why do you say that?
try clicking the link
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: bubbles on November 27, 2011, 10:53:53 AM
try clicking the link

I did. did you

Make sure that you open the link in an incognito window, or clear your cache.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 27, 2011, 10:58:27 AM
Did you try clearing history etc. Unless it just went dead. This link was being discussed  and used successfully on DDF for the last few weeks. Search and you will see.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on November 27, 2011, 11:01:14 AM
Did you try clearing history etc. Unless it just went dead. This link was being discussed  and used successfully on DDF for the last few weeks. Search and you will see.
Worked in IE. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on November 27, 2011, 11:04:06 AM
Any chance of getting this and the MB Plat in a 3bm?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 27, 2011, 11:19:45 AM
Any chance of getting this and the MB Plat in a 3bm?
There was at least one person who reported doing that successfully. Search and you will find.


I'm on my phone so its difficult to navigate myself . If you can't find it let me know.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ashers on November 27, 2011, 11:42:22 AM
Thanks! Just got approved!
Any chance they will give me problems with the 50k since I got the bonus once before?
with all the new rules they made about the points I'm crossing my fingers that these points actually post.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2011, 01:33:23 PM
There was at least one person who reported doing that successfully. Search and you will find.

I reported it, as did Daganster and (I think) one other reader.

Thanks! Just got approved!
Any chance they will give me problems with the 50k since I got the bonus once before?
with all the new rules they made about the points I'm crossing my fingers that these points actually post.

Great. There's always that chance, make sure you have a screenshot of this offer page and hopefully you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on November 27, 2011, 05:18:54 PM
can i apply even i currently have the palt card from amex to reaply and get the 50k bonus points or first cancel my old one ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2011, 05:29:49 PM
can i apply even i currently have the palt card from amex to reaply and get the 50k bonus points or first cancel my old one ?

Nope. But you can apply for the 50k Mecedes plat if you have the regular plat or vice versa, just not two of the same card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on November 27, 2011, 05:48:42 PM
Nope. But you can apply for the 50k Mecedes plat if you have the regular plat or vice versa, just not two of the same card.
why is it my had that folks around here applyed for the same card even they got the same card already before i just not remebering about the points if they got it at the end
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2011, 05:51:43 PM
why is it my had that folks around here applyed for the same card even they got the same card already before i just not remebering about the points if they got it at the end

YMMV (it'll be harrd) getting approved for the same Amex card if you have one already, but once you get the card you should get the points,
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on November 27, 2011, 05:52:43 PM
YMMV (it'll be harrd) getting approved for the same Amex card if you have one already, but once you get the card you should get the points,
thanks !!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: iattia on November 27, 2011, 06:10:20 PM
do you think a 3bm with platinum, Mercedes platinum, and delta amex would be successful?

i would have 60 days to cancel and get the fee back?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2011, 06:16:12 PM
do you think a 3bm with platinum, Mercedes platinum, and delta amex would be successful?

i would have 60 days to cancel and get the fee back?

If you're creditworthy it should succeed. If you need to call recon, do so separately for each app.

You will be able to get your annual fees back if you cancel within 60 days (as long as you have another Amex card open). You might want to consider Amex SPG as your third card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 27, 2011, 06:31:49 PM
If you're creditworthy it should succeed. If you need to call recon, do so separately for each app.

You will be able to get your annual fees back if you cancel within 60 days (as long as you have another Amex card open). You might want to consider Amex SPG as your third card.
IIRC the 60 days money back works without another card open . Its after 60 days that in order to get it prorated you might need another card.

This whole refund thing is (as everything) YMMV. I know people who got the entire $450 back 90 days after activation-75 days after the fee posted. They just insisted that they should get it back and the CSR did just that.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yellow on November 27, 2011, 07:10:26 PM
Any chance of getting this and the MB Plat in a 3bm?
did a 2bm with both the mercedes plat and reg plat (50k each) and i got approved for both on the spot
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mordy788 on November 27, 2011, 07:18:33 PM
I just got approved for the card.

Does anyone know of any offer codes to ask them to get additional miles?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 27, 2011, 07:24:36 PM
I just got approved for the card.

Does anyone know of any offer codes to ask them to get additional miles?

Thanks.
Codes dont work. This has been going on for 3 months.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 27, 2011, 07:28:43 PM
I just got approved for the card.

Does anyone know of any offer codes to ask them to get additional miles?

Thanks.

It's 6751, but I'm not sure you could get it matched (as the poster before me said).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 27, 2011, 07:35:05 PM
It's 6751, but I'm not sure you could get it (as the poster before me said.
If you do PLEASE let us know!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mordy788 on November 27, 2011, 08:28:48 PM
Well it has never hurt to try. I have always gotten rejected but oh so politely.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dovymonsey on November 28, 2011, 07:07:07 PM
how long should i wait after canceling the platinum card to resign again? and is this 50000 guaranteed or you have to call up and get it matched?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 07:11:05 PM
how long should i wait after canceling the platinum card to resign again? and is this 50000 guaranteed or you have to call up and get it matched?

Wait at least 30 days (full statement cycle) from when you cancel. Nothing is guaranteed, but take a screenshot and you should be ok (unless there's something wrong with the link).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on November 28, 2011, 10:06:55 PM
2BM and 3BM works with Amex? I didn't know that
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Nitantnel on November 28, 2011, 10:10:50 PM
Saw this on FT.

50K link for Amex Platinum. Several users have confirmed that this has worked for them. (1 already received the 50k)

Make sure that you open the link in an incognito window, or clear your cache.

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29119-243-0/?BUID=CCG&PSKU=PLA&PID=1&EAID=PPkX79%2Fc*b0-UhbCC01fTmptondByG4QWA&newUI=false (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29119-243-0/?BUID=CCG&PSKU=PLA&PID=1&EAID=PPkX79%2Fc*b0-UhbCC01fTmptondByG4QWA&newUI=false)

The T&C state that it is for new Platinum members only, but this has yet to be confirmed.

What makes this an excellent offer (if you can get it) is the fact that you can get $400 in airline credit. $200 before January 2012, and then another $200 after Jan 1, 2012.

If you feel scared about the above, why not use this:
Nope. But you can apply for the 50k Mecedes plat if you have the regular plat or vice versa, just not two of the same card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on November 28, 2011, 10:19:49 PM
If I'm not very credit worthy, should I not attempt a 2BM with the reg plat and mercedes plat? Should I only try for one?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on November 28, 2011, 10:57:20 PM
If I'm not very credit worthy, should I not attempt a 2BM with the reg plat and mercedes plat? Should I only try for one?
What is the down side in trying for both?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on November 28, 2011, 11:07:07 PM
AsherO: What is FWIU?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on November 28, 2011, 11:11:36 PM
Did a 2BM for plat and merc plat, got pending decision for both. Looks like I'm screwed :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on November 28, 2011, 11:14:18 PM
Did a 2BM for plat and merc plat, got pending decision for both. Looks like I'm screwed :(
not at all
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on November 28, 2011, 11:32:31 PM
on my wife's account she went through an fr and got a low credit limit, it's not such a big deal but would like to be rid of it. she has two gold cards, one of which i'm going to cancel because of annual fee. should i cancel both and then apply for the plat card, or apply first for plat first?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 28, 2011, 11:50:33 PM
AsherO: What is FWIU?

From What I Understand. In the future please check the acronym wiki (http://wiki.dansdeals.com/Acronyms).

Did a 2BM for plat and merc plat, got pending decision for both. Looks like I'm screwed :(

Recon :D

on my wife's account she went through an fr and got a low credit limit, it's not such a big deal but would like to be rid of it. she has two gold cards, one of which i'm going to cancel because of annual fee. should i cancel both and then apply for the plat card, or apply first for plat first?

I'd apply for the Plat first.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on November 28, 2011, 11:58:16 PM
I'd apply for the Plat first.

Thanks, are we stuck with the limit?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on November 29, 2011, 01:53:03 AM
I received 2 emails from Amex thanking me for my applications and they include reference numbers. Are those my App IDs?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on November 29, 2011, 01:54:55 AM
Thanks, are we stuck with the limit?

I don't think so, you gotta try recon and find out.

I received 2 emails from Amex thanking me for my applications and they include reference numbers. Are those my App IDs?

I think so.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on November 29, 2011, 01:55:10 AM
I received 2 emails from Amex thanking me for my applications and they include reference numbers. Are those my App IDs?

For recon purposes, they'll work fine.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on November 29, 2011, 10:10:27 AM
Is this link dead today? I tried both firefox and IE, none of it works. I have deleted cookies, caches, histories etc.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 29, 2011, 10:14:44 AM
Is this link dead today? I tried both firefox and IE, none of it works. I have deleted cookies, caches, histories etc.
Seems like that to me  >:(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on November 29, 2011, 10:20:09 AM
 
Seems like that to me  >:(
:(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: smurf on November 29, 2011, 12:25:48 PM
Last time I did a 2BM with amex I also got pending but eventually I got emails saying I was approved
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jblack on November 29, 2011, 05:02:44 PM
link is dead
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 29, 2011, 05:04:58 PM
link is dead
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11759.msg149097#msg149097
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dovymonsey on November 29, 2011, 05:28:15 PM
Wait at least 30 days (full statement cycle) from when you cancel. Nothing is guaranteed, but take a screenshot and you should be ok (unless there's something wrong with the link).
thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on November 30, 2011, 04:39:50 PM
Just got approved using the 50k link (third time), and waiting to hear for my wife. Hopefully I won't need to fight for my points.
Anyone know if the AA gc's are still working?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 30, 2011, 05:08:36 PM
Just got approved using the 50k link (third time), and waiting to hear for my wife. Hopefully I won't need to fight for my points.
Anyone know if the AA gc's are still working?
You got the link to work or you applied before it died?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 05:14:45 PM
please clarify for me
when you apply for a plat the fees kick in right from the get go so you'll need to keep the card at least 2-3 months before miles hit your acct then u can cancel?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on November 30, 2011, 05:19:22 PM
please clarify for me
when you apply for a plat the fees kick in right from the get go so you'll need to keep the card at least 2-3 months before miles hit your acct then u can cancel?
You get billed on your first statement. The points usually pend within a few days of you reaching your spending threshold. Once you pay it you could call up to ask them to make it available (ask nicely). Much quicker then 3 months. Then you could move out the points well within the 60 days.

I have had the points post within 8 days of getting the card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 05:36:46 PM
response today on amex site using the 50k offer link
     
This campaign has expired.
Thank you for your interest, and please check back with American Express for future promotions.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: zalmy24 on November 30, 2011, 05:52:07 PM
response today on amex site using the 50k offer link
     
This campaign has expired.
Thank you for your interest, and please check back with American Express for future promotions.
this https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863) seems to work
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 06:32:33 PM
thks this one works 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 06:33:52 PM
ive been reading on other blogs that points dont post so quick and theres alot of smoke screen when u call the scrs about it 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 06:45:53 PM
used link worked am approved now how to get the matching up to 100k any ideas??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on November 30, 2011, 06:54:13 PM
used link worked am approved now how to get the matching up to 100k any ideas??

Ain't gonna happen.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 06:56:22 PM
just went back to  link to take a screen shot and wasnt able to see it anymore but as soon as i cleared my browser lo and behold it was their again
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on November 30, 2011, 06:57:38 PM
never say never !try reaching for the stars otherwise youll stay grounded
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on November 30, 2011, 07:14:39 PM
never say never !try reaching for the stars otherwise youll stay grounded

How about this... I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts you won't be able to get it.

Though, for the record, I'd love for you to prove me wrong.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on November 30, 2011, 10:27:42 PM
@dwkl:

So why not ask them for 500k??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on December 01, 2011, 01:46:10 AM
You got the link to work or you applied before it died?

I applied a week ago, so b/f it died I guess
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 06, 2011, 01:01:50 PM
Got approved today finally for the normal Plat using the 50k in the OP link before it died, still waiting on approval for the Mercedes from my 2BM.

Has anyone gotten their points yet from the Plat 50k link?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jk2 on December 06, 2011, 02:03:03 PM
The link for 50K AMEX Platinum card show that this bonus only for first-time Platinum cardholders. I got this card back to February and closed 2 months after that.

I am thinking to apply again this week but "first-time cardholder' thing scares me. Will AMEX give 50K again or they are very strict with rules  ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sawlw on December 06, 2011, 02:16:43 PM
The link for 50K AMEX Platinum card show that this bonus only for first-time Platinum cardholders. I got this card back to February and closed 2 months after that.

I am thinking to apply again this week but "first-time cardholder' thing scares me. Will AMEX give 50K again or they are very strict with rules  ?
You quest. was was answered many times in the forums!

Every app says tht,  should not be a problem, I never had one! As always ymmv
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 06, 2011, 06:11:19 PM
@dwkl:

So why not ask them for 500k??
if u climb too high and fall your injuries are much more severe
asking for too much gets you nothing. what  i meant was to ask for something reasonable
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2011, 10:50:10 AM
Just got my other approval for the Mercedes Plat!

Can I theoretically get $800 of Airline GC if I use my airline credit on both my plat and mercedes plat before jan 1st, and then use the airline credit again after jan 1st?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 07, 2011, 12:26:56 PM
Can I theoretically get $800 of Airline GC if I use my airline credit on both my plat and mercedes plat before jan 1st, and then use the airline credit again after jan 1st?

Absolutely!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2011, 12:30:48 PM
Thanks AsherO :)

Do you happen to know if it still works for SouthWest GC?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 07, 2011, 12:46:47 PM
Do you happen to know if it still works for SouthWest GC?

1. I don't know.
2. It's been reported recently that some people haven't gotten the credits for purchasing giftcards, see the latest posts here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3802.0). Please continue the discussion there, as that's the appropriate thread.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on December 07, 2011, 02:16:28 PM
My wife was denied the card, we called up reconsideration, they said they would review it again.
A week later, found out she was denied again.
Has anyone had luck bugging them multiple times to get them to approve a card, even after they already reconsidered it? I know it works with Chase, but don't see a thread about AMEX.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on December 07, 2011, 04:23:38 PM
doesnt hurt to try again also u can ask for a supervisor as that sometimes helps. care to share y she was rejected?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2011, 09:55:44 PM
If I've had a plat card before and cancelled it, do you guys recommend creating a new User ID on Amex.com for my new plat card for a better chance of getting the 50k sign up bonus?

Or should I just stick with the User ID I already have?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 07, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
If I've had a plat card before and cancelled it, do you guys recommend creating a new User ID on Amex.com for my new plat card for a better chance of getting the 50k sign up bonus?

Or should I just stick with the User ID I already have?

I don't think your Amex.com userID makes any difference. If it's >60 days since your previous Plat was cancelled, you should be good to go.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 07, 2011, 10:33:34 PM
User ID doesn't make any sense or did you mean it doesn't matter? It's been almost 6 months since my last Plat so I guess I'm good.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 07, 2011, 10:37:07 PM
User ID doesn't make any sense or did you mean it doesn't matter? It's been almost 6 months since my last Plat so I guess I'm good.

Edited. After six months you're good.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 09:38:39 AM
Edited. After six months you're good.

I just did a successful Plat and MB Plat 2BM last night.  PLat was after 90 days.YMMV
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on December 09, 2011, 09:59:00 AM
I just did a successful Plat and MB Plat 2BM last night.  PLat was after 90 days.YMMV
Did you get the 50k on the regular Plat? Reports are that the latest link is spotty and people have gotten 25k.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 10:01:22 AM
Did you get the 50k on the regular Plat? Reports are that the latest link is spotty and people have gotten 25k.

Link showed 50k and I saved a screenshot in case i run into any problems after the $1k spend
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on December 09, 2011, 10:05:50 AM
Link showed 50k and I saved a screenshot in case i run into any problems after the $1k spend
if you could call up App recon 866-314-0237 or possibly regular CS already to see what they have as your sign up bonus and let us know would be appreciated .

If its 25k good luck fighting this one out with Amex . They have become obnoxious with adjusting sign up bonuses.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 10:09:47 AM
if you could call up App recon 866-314-0237 or possibly regular CS already to see what they have as your sign up bonus and let us know would be appreciated .

If its 25k good luck fighting this one out with Amex . They have become obnoxious with adjusting sign up bonuses.

why would it be 25k if the main page and the confirmation accept page both said 50k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 09, 2011, 10:14:00 AM
Link showed 50k and I saved a screenshot in case i run into any problems after the $1k spend
You used the link in the op?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 10:15:04 AM
You used the link in the op?

Not sure if it was from OP, think it was from later on in this topic thread:

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863


Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on December 09, 2011, 10:18:43 AM
why would it be 25k if the main page and the confirmation accept page both said 50k?
Because I know a few people who only got 25k with the newest link.  Its not a new thing that sometimes the page shows the wrong offer and you get less
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 09, 2011, 11:06:06 AM
I did a 2BM with the link in OP, do you think I'm safe for the 50k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 11:14:15 AM
Because I know a few people who only got 25k with the newest link.  Its not a new thing that sometimes the page shows the wrong offer and you get less

called CS to confirm amount they are saying 25k, but I'm on hold saying Bonus ID is 4986 for 50k from link
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on December 09, 2011, 11:36:45 AM
I did a 2BM with the link in OP, do you think I'm safe for the 50k?
OP was working for me and for others the new link is the issue
called CS to confirm amount they are saying 25k, but I'm on hold saying Bonus ID is 4986 for 50k from link
And??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 11:38:46 AM
OP was working for me and for others the new link is the issueAnd??

very anti-climactic...they dropped my call!
no time to call back now....if there's an issue after i reach the spend, I'll SM them the link I used.

Please post others' experiences here, thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on December 09, 2011, 12:15:20 PM
sm them the link now as it may stop working by than
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 09, 2011, 12:28:06 PM
sm them the link now as it may stop working by than

always have the screenshot to prove it as well....
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on December 09, 2011, 12:29:00 PM
yah but nowadays they are getting real hard... a written confirmation would help
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on December 12, 2011, 10:27:49 AM
I used the link mentioned a few posts before, it shows 50k, but the account has been credited for 25k.  it posted before the first statement hit, just randomly. AND it says "Charge MGM Prosp 25,000 pts". I know enough to say that mgm is member gets member, so the link is apparantly from someone who is referring us unkowningly to us.

What is the collective wisdom here before i contact them?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 12, 2011, 11:05:14 AM
Did a 2bm with plat and MB plat last week.  Instant approval on MB; plat pending.

Just called recon and was told the following:

"anytime we get more than one application in a month, they are automatically considered duplicates by the system and are submitted for review."

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on December 12, 2011, 11:09:31 AM
I used the link mentioned a few posts before, it shows 50k, but the account has been credited for 25k.  it posted before the first statement hit, just randomly. AND it says "Charge MGM Prosp 25,000 pts". I know enough to say that mgm is member gets member, so the link is apparantly from someone who is referring us unkowningly to us.

What is the collective wisdom here before i contact them?

good luck
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 12, 2011, 11:12:07 AM
Did a 2bm with plat and MB plat last week.  Instant approval on MB; plat pending.

Just called recon and was told the following:

"anytime we get more than one application in a month, they are automatically considered duplicates by the system and are submitted for review."

that's classic YMMV since I did the same 2BM last week and got instant approval on both
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 12, 2011, 06:47:47 PM
Did a 2bm with plat and MB plat last week.  Instant approval on MB; plat pending.

Just called recon and was told the following:

"anytime we get more than one application in a month, they are automatically considered duplicates by the system and are submitted for review."
Update: Approved! 8)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 12, 2011, 06:55:21 PM
Update: Approved! 8)

Did you call for the normal Plat and see if your bonus id is 25k or 50k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 12, 2011, 06:55:39 PM
Update: Approved! 8)

Sweet. Congrats!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 12, 2011, 06:56:59 PM
Did you call for the normal Plat and see if your bonus id is 25k or 50k?
Na. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.  I have the screenshot.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Armadillo on December 13, 2011, 05:39:46 AM
I got approved for the 50k and haven't even closed my old Plat.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on December 13, 2011, 09:29:07 AM
Got approved on 11/30 (or so), put on 1k with AP a around 12/6, and the 50k posted today! Before any statement was received.
Also, this is my third card.
Now on to the AA gift cards (unless CO definitely works, any thoughts? I'm seeing conflicting messages)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: zale on December 13, 2011, 11:44:02 AM
Got approved on 11/30 (or so), put on 1k with AP a around 12/6, and the 50k posted today! Before any statement was received.
Also, this is my third card.
Now on to the AA gift cards (unless CO definitely works, any thoughts? I'm seeing conflicting messages)

Which link did you use to apply?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on December 13, 2011, 01:10:53 PM
Which link did you use to apply?
I'll tell you the truth, I don't recall, and I can't find the screenshot I saved.
I think I used a link I saw elsewhere b/f I saw this thread, although I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: zale on December 13, 2011, 01:43:01 PM
I got approved for the 50k and haven't even closed my old Plat.

Which URL/LINK did you use?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on December 14, 2011, 10:48:55 AM
I used the link mentioned a few posts before, it shows 50k, but the account has been credited for 25k.  it posted before the first statement hit, just randomly. AND it says "Charge MGM Prosp 25,000 pts". I know enough to say that mgm is member gets member, so the link is apparantly from someone who is referring us unkowningly to us.


So they sent it to the back office to look into. I wouldn't recommend using the link quoted here, use the MB link if its still available.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 14, 2011, 10:52:26 AM
So they sent it to the back office to look into. I wouldn't recommend using the link quoted here, use the MB link if its still available.

well it's still good to use if someone wants two Plats: this one AND the MB plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 14, 2011, 11:37:27 PM
I just activated my new Platinum and I have 1 comment, 1 question:

1. Comment: As many others have reported, my account is notated for only 25k points instead of the 50k in the link.  I spoke to a rep and gave the bonus ID and was told it expired in October.  He was very nice but told me he would not do anything until I actually don't get the 50k come late January.  I sent an sm with the link.  We'll see.

2. Question: does anyone know why I can't register my card to my online account?  I get a message saying the card can't be linked to the other cards in the account.  Anything to do with the MB plat already registered?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 15, 2011, 08:42:33 AM
I just activated my new Platinum and I have 1 comment, 1 question:

1. Comment: As many others have reported, my account is notated for only 25k points instead of the 50k in the link.  I spoke to a rep and gave the bonus ID and was told it expired in October.  He was very nice but told me he would not do anything until I actually don't get the 50k come late January.  I sent an sm with the link.  We'll see.

2. Question: does anyone know why I can't register my card to my online account?  I get a message saying the card can't be linked to the other cards in the account.  Anything to do with the MB plat already registered?

which link did you use?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: twentie4hrs on December 15, 2011, 08:45:44 AM
I just activated my new Platinum and I have 1 comment, 1 question:

1. Comment: As many others have reported, my account is notated for only 25k points instead of the 50k in the link.  I spoke to a rep and gave the bonus ID and was told it expired in October.  He was very nice but told me he would not do anything until I actually don't get the 50k come late January.  I sent an sm with the link.  We'll see.

2. Question: does anyone know why I can't register my card to my online account?  I get a message saying the card can't be linked to the other cards in the account.  Anything to do with the MB plat already registered?

1) did you take lots of screenshots?
2) sometimes you will need to call for this type of issue
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 15, 2011, 09:33:13 AM
I just activated my new Platinum and I have 1 comment, 1 question:

1. Comment: As many others have reported, my account is notated for only 25k points instead of the 50k in the link.  I spoke to a rep and gave the bonus ID and was told it expired in October.  He was very nice but told me he would not do anything until I actually don't get the 50k come late January.  I sent an sm with the link.  We'll see.

2. Question: does anyone know why I can't register my card to my online account?  I get a message saying the card can't be linked to the other cards in the account.  Anything to do with the MB plat already registered?

I had no problems putting both of them under my online account
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on December 15, 2011, 10:59:28 AM
Here is the standard MB Plat Amex link https://www.mbfs.com/mbfsr/en/misc/creditCard.do (https://www.mbfs.com/mbfsr/en/misc/creditCard.do)

I do not know why it is a good deal if you do not need the benefits which are MB specific, except that the spend threshold is 1k in 3 months. Also this card's annual fee is a bit more.

Here is a link I found for the Amex Platinum vard with a signup bonus of 50k MR with 3k spend in 3 months; http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBO1wnQAQB6FsB8a$vYNtIIl7.AQB6FspA/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA (http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBO1wnQAQB6FsB8a$vYNtIIl7.AQB6FspA/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA)

It looks like this is a MGM- Member Brings Member - link. Anyone have the Amex Platinum link with 1k spend in 3 months?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on December 15, 2011, 11:10:33 AM
Here is the standard MB Plat Amex link https://www.mbfs.com/mbfsr/en/misc/creditCard.do (https://www.mbfs.com/mbfsr/en/misc/creditCard.do)

I do not know why it is a good deal if you do not need the benefits which are MB specific, except that the spend threshold is 1k in 3 months. Also this card's annual fee is a bit more.

Here is a link I found for the Amex Platinum vard with a signup bonus of 50k MR with 3k spend in 3 months; http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBO1wnQAQB6FsB8a$vYNtIIl7.AQB6FspA/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA (http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBO1wnQAQB6FsB8a$vYNtIIl7.AQB6FspA/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA)

It looks like this is a MGM- Member Brings Member - link. Anyone have the Amex Platinum link with 1k spend in 3 months?
u cant post mgm links and im just gonna assume its urs so....
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 15, 2011, 11:39:25 AM
50 k link

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863?csi=platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 15, 2011, 11:40:33 AM
50 k link

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863?csi=platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863
Get 50,000 Membership Rewards® bonus points after you spend $1,000 in your first 3 months of Card membership1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 15, 2011, 12:07:38 PM
when looking for the 50k link
 i found this below and called up AMEX  told them about the 100K  offer CODE OFFER 5748
they asked me how i know about the 100K offer being its targeted i told them i got it in the mail they noted acct that i should get the 100K after 1000.00 spending hoping it comes thru
if your looking for the 50k sign up why not try asking them for the 100k points 

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-express-membership-rewards/1211769-amex-personal-platinum-100k-mr-point-sign-up-bonus-58.html
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Side incomer on December 15, 2011, 01:52:14 PM
when looking for the 50k link
 i found this below and called up AMEX  told them about the 100K  offer CODE OFFER 5748
they asked me how i know about the 100K offer being its targeted i told them i got it in the mail they noted acct that i should get the 100K after 1000.00 spending hoping it comes thru
if your looking for the 50k sign up why not try asking them for the 100k points 

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-express-membership-rewards/1211769-amex-personal-platinum-100k-mr-point-sign-up-bonus-58.html
This happened a half a year ago. correct?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on December 15, 2011, 02:18:40 PM
50 k link

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863?csi=platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863

This is the link I used and got 25k.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 15, 2011, 02:23:28 PM
when looking for the 50k link
 i found this below and called up AMEX  told them about the 100K  offer CODE OFFER 5748
they asked me how i know about the 100K offer being its targeted i told them i got it in the mail they noted acct that i should get the 100K after 1000.00 spending hoping it comes thru
if your looking for the 50k sign up why not try asking them for the 100k points 

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-express-membership-rewards/1211769-amex-personal-platinum-100k-mr-point-sign-up-bonus-58.html

because when the time comes for you to get the 100k, they are going to search your name in their database and find out that they never sent you the targeted 100k offer, and realize that you lied to them.

Amex doesn't match targeted offers anymore.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 15, 2011, 02:53:40 PM
This happened a half a year ago. correct?
i just called today 12/15
but flier talk thread was from 08/2011
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 15, 2011, 02:55:22 PM
because when the time comes for you to get the 100k, they are going to search your name in their database and find out that they never sent you the targeted 100k offer, and realize that you lied to them.

Amex doesn't match targeted offers anymore.
it could have came to my office address
 i had her note the acct but well wait and see she said would take 6-8 weeks after meeting spending threshold
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 15, 2011, 03:25:34 PM
If you never received the offer, you aren't going to get matched. Amex plays hardball now and doesn't match anymore.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jkhein on December 15, 2011, 05:39:17 PM
Can anyone please tell me quick what is the bonus code for the 50k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 19, 2011, 09:36:10 AM
I hit the 1k spend on Sat for my normal Plat card and 1 day later the 50k bonus was in my account.

I am surprised how fast it happened.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mocha on December 19, 2011, 09:49:02 AM
I hit the 1k spend on Sat for my normal Plat card and 1 day later the 50k bonus was in my account.

I am surprised how fast it happened.
Which link did you use?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ashers on December 19, 2011, 10:01:13 AM
Which link did you use?
Same here....
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ashers on December 19, 2011, 10:02:57 AM
Which link did you use?
oh and it answered my question about the $200 air line fee (which i got reimbursed) being considered part of the 1k spending requirement
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 19, 2011, 10:45:15 AM
I used the dead link in the OP
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 19, 2011, 11:02:01 AM
oh and it answered my question about the $200 air line fee (which i got reimbursed) being considered part of the 1k spending requirement
I had $1012 spent INCLUDING $200 in AA GC's and the MR bonus posted today!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on December 20, 2011, 11:15:37 AM
I used the link above that stated 50k, but only got 25k, they sent a letter saying thats what i signed up for. How can I send them a copy of the screenshot, the sm doesnt seem to take attachments?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 20, 2011, 11:20:25 AM
I used the link above that stated 50k, but only got 25k, they sent a letter saying thats what i signed up for. How can I send them a copy of the screenshot, the sm doesnt seem to take attachments?

send them an SM with the link you used showing the 50k amount
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: TMaG82 on December 20, 2011, 08:46:44 PM
New to the forum so bear with me.

Applied on 12/4 using the link that's been passed around.  Took SS's.  Approved instantly, received on 12/6.  Put through around $1000 including the $200 in AA gift cards.  So not including the $450 AF they hit me with the day before the statement closed (12/17) my total purchases were around $1050 or so.  Low and behold statement cuts, get 25k bonus points.  I send a Secure Message asking why I only received 25k, the response was I am not targeted for the 50k offer. 

I called up this afternoon and spoke to a representative, she said again that I was not targeted.  I asked her how can I be targeted when there was no reservation code to enter like many CCC issue.  There was an open application that anyone and their mom can apply for.  She said no dice, I asked to speak to her supervisor, transferred then the call disconnected.

I called back a few minutes ago, rep puts me on hold.  He confirms that my bonus ID is 4986.  I told him that I have screenshots, he said ok.  He comes back after a few moments, says my account was notated that I spoke to someone earlier.  This time he throws the 'if you check the offer details it says This offer is valid for first-time American Express cardholders only where it used to say This offer is valid for first-time Platinum cardholders only.  I was given 25k MR because that was noted on my account.  I asked who noted that bonus ID on my app, he said that it wasn't noted on the app but on the internal account system that Amex uses that my particular relationship with Amex is worth only 25k points on the Platinum level (guess my level of spend isn't worth it to them).  Granted this isn't my first card with Amex but it is my first Platinum, I had a gold card from 2006-2008 and since then I've had a Clear, Blue Cash, and as of this month due to a back to back app, this Platinum and the Premier Rewards Gold.  He confirmed the bonus ID for the PRG would get me 15k points.  But he wouldn't budge, said over and over again that this is for brand new relationships to Amex only.  Transferred to a membership advisor, I pleaded my case over and over again basically told me to pound sand if I wanted anything more.  I told him that I would call back and cancel later if I couldn't find another bonus ID.

Part of me says that I already took the credit hit with them I should just keep it, twice actually since my 2 Amex apps didn't work out like it does for most people (did Platinum back to back with PRG, instant approval on Platinum with first EX hit on 12/6, processing with the PRG then approved on 12/8 with another EX hit on 12/9).  It did sound sweeter to get the 50k points + $400 in AA gift cards but to pay $450 AF for 25k points + $400 in AA gift cards makes it less appealing.  And another part of me wants to cancel out of principle for them using a wording loophole to not give me the 50k but to give me 25k since it seems that's all I'm worth to them.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on December 20, 2011, 08:55:08 PM
New to the forum so bear with me.

Applied on 12/4 using the link that's been passed around.  Took SS's.  Approved instantly, received on 12/6.  Put through around $1000 including the $200 in AA gift cards.  So not including the $450 AF they hit me with the day before the statement closed (12/17) my total purchases were around $1050 or so.  Low and behold statement cuts, get 25k bonus points.  I send a Secure Message asking why I only received 25k, the response was I am not targeted for the 50k offer. 

I called up this afternoon and spoke to a representative, she said again that I was not targeted.  I asked her how can I be targeted when there was no reservation code to enter like many CCC issue.  There was an open application that anyone and their mom can apply for.  She said no dice, I asked to speak to her supervisor, transferred then the call disconnected.

I called back a few minutes ago, rep puts me on hold.  He confirms that my bonus ID is 4986.  I told him that I have screenshots, he said ok.  He comes back after a few moments, says my account was notated that I spoke to someone earlier.  This time he throws the 'if you check the offer details it says This offer is valid for first-time American Express cardholders only where it used to say This offer is valid for first-time Platinum cardholders only.  I was given 25k MR because that was noted on my account.  I asked who noted that bonus ID on my app, he said that it wasn't noted on the app but on the internal account system that Amex uses that my particular relationship with Amex is worth only 25k points on the Platinum level (guess my level of spend isn't worth it to them).  Granted this isn't my first card with Amex but it is my first Platinum, I had a gold card from 2006-2008 and since then I've had a Clear, Blue Cash, and as of this month due to a back to back app, this Platinum and the Premier Rewards Gold.  He confirmed the bonus ID for the PRG would get me 15k points.  But he wouldn't budge, said over and over again that this is for brand new relationships to Amex only.  Transferred to a membership advisor, I pleaded my case over and over again basically told me to pound sand if I wanted anything more.  I told him that I would call back and cancel later if I couldn't find another bonus ID.

Part of me says that I already took the credit hit with them I should just keep it, twice actually since my 2 Amex apps didn't work out like it does for most people (did Platinum back to back with PRG, instant approval on Platinum with first EX hit on 12/6, processing with the PRG then approved on 12/8 with another EX hit on 12/9).  It did sound sweeter to get the 50k points + $400 in AA gift cards but to pay $450 AF for 25k points + $400 in AA gift cards makes it less appealing.  And another part of me wants to cancel out of principle for them using a wording loophole to not give me the 50k but to give me 25k since it seems that's all I'm worth to them.  Thoughts?
dont give up try sming and calling again
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 21, 2011, 09:48:10 AM
Has Amex given anyone here a hard time about cancelling their plat card if you were under the 60 days?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: michael on December 21, 2011, 10:00:30 AM
The rep didn't say no, he just kept on asking me for a good reason for getting a card that I knew had a $450 fee, and then cancelling it. I told him that I went to an airport in Russia and none of the lounges accepted the card. He said fine, and cancelled it. I had to call again for the refund though.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 21, 2011, 10:03:51 AM
Yikes that doesn't sound good :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 21, 2011, 10:04:58 AM
send them an SM with the link you used showing the 50k amount
I tried this. still no go
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: zale on December 21, 2011, 02:40:31 PM
I tried this. still no go

Which link did you use?

To my knowledge, the one that's been passed around publicly only gets you 25k. (Except for the one on the OP of this thread, which, if you applied before it expired, got you 50k)

However, if you got a direct referral from someone, (which is also going around now, 50k after spending 3k on the card) then you should get the 50k

If you have indeed used the public link, it's going to be hard to get Amex to budge, because at this point, they have cracked down heavily on manually issuing points.

Doesn't hurt to continue trying though.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 21, 2011, 02:43:59 PM
I will but they have indeed been pretty adamant. They totally won't hear me out. One guy told me he offer expired in October.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: bluemiles on December 22, 2011, 12:17:55 PM
i applied for the plat with 50 link only got 25k called up denied outright
googled amex executive number 1212........ explained what happened
she asked to email her personally a screenshot and she will forward it,
this happened last week today i see i got the full 50k :)
p.s. i did it for me and wife and got both.
 



Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 22, 2011, 02:33:47 PM
i applied for the plat with 50 link only got 25k called up denied outright
googled amex executive number 1212........ explained what happened
she asked to email her personally a screenshot and she will forward it,
this happened last week today i see i got the full 50k :)
p.s. i did it for me and wife and got both.
What number did you call?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: candona on December 22, 2011, 04:43:19 PM
i just called the executive office to get the extra 25k and was denied
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: candona on December 22, 2011, 04:44:20 PM
American Express
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10285
(800) 297-6197
or (212) 640 - 2000
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: qaz on December 23, 2011, 11:50:55 AM
Just signed up for 4 50k Amex cards (2 for me and 2 for my wife)

Platinum: link (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863?csi=platinum-charge-card/29278-319-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD24A12F0F28D6D12F630B68437904BAA-10863)

Mercedes Benz Platinum: link (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0#)

Was instantly approved for all 4 cards, but had some questions about the cancellation policy.

1) Can I spend the $1000 right away and get the points to post before 60 day period?

2) If I don't cancel within 60 days will the $450 be pro-rated or charged in full?

3) Will they give me any problems cancelling? (i.e. can I say 'I want to cancel and I don't need a reason?').

Any advise is appreciated ...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on December 23, 2011, 11:55:41 AM
That platinum link you signed up with only gives 25k, if you had read the thread you could of saved yourself some hassle.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: qaz on December 23, 2011, 12:04:32 PM
This is my first Amex card, so I believe that I do qualify for the 50k.

My question was in regard to cancelling ... will it be a problem?  Can I just say say ... "listen, I don't want the card and that is is"?

Will points post right away?

Will $450 be pro-rated if I don't cancel within 60 days?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 23, 2011, 12:46:06 PM
Was instantly approved for all 4 cards, but had some questions about the cancellation policy.

1) Can I spend the $1000 right away and get the points to post before 60 day period?

2) If I don't cancel within 60 days will the $450 be pro-rated or charged in full?

3) Will they give me any problems cancelling? (i.e. can I say 'I want to cancel and I don't need a reason?').

Welcome to the forums!

All the answers to your questions were already discussed, next time please search/browse and you'll find it all (and much more) on your own.

1) Yes, I did it in less than a week (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.msg140733#msg140733).
2) Yes, though people have reported problems getting the annual fee refunded/prorated when they didn't have another Amex card. I suspect it's still doable but I have no experience in those situations.
3) You should be fine, but have something semi-plausible on hand just in case (I'm sure you can figure it out).

This is my first Amex card, so I believe that I do qualify for the 50k.

4) My question was in regard to cancelling ... will it be a problem?  Can I just say say ... "listen, I don't want the card and that is is"?

5) Will points post right away?

6) Will $450 be pro-rated if I don't cancel within 60 days?


4) Pretty much, but why not say something more palatable.
5) Bonus points should post once $1k in transactions post to your account, shouldn't be more than a few days.
6) Yes, but see #3.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on December 23, 2011, 01:26:45 PM
American Express
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10285
(800) 297-6197
or (212) 640 - 2000
Thanks.  Just called this number.  After a bit of arguing, she agreed to let me fax in my screen shots.  Here's hoping.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on December 28, 2011, 01:04:57 PM
I SIGNED ON USING THE WRONG REFFERAL LINK OF 25K INSTAEDOF THE 50K ANY WAY TO GET THEM TO GIVE THE OTHER 25K??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: asks on December 28, 2011, 02:14:40 PM
Thanks.  Just called this number.  After a bit of arguing, she agreed to let me fax in my screen shots.  Here's hoping.

did you hear anything back yet?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on December 28, 2011, 02:48:13 PM
I hit the 1k spend on Sat for my normal Plat card and 1 day later the 50k bonus was in my account.

I am surprised how fast it happened.
was it your first plat card ever ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on December 28, 2011, 02:48:49 PM
was it your first plat card ever ?

In my case it wasn't and I the points posted within 2 days.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on December 28, 2011, 02:52:50 PM
In my case it wasn't and I the points posted within 2 days.
how long ago did you reaply for it ? and what time frame after last canceling ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on January 01, 2012, 02:38:40 PM
is there still any confirmed platinum link that gets u 50k for signing up?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: deals on January 01, 2012, 02:47:58 PM
is there still any confirmed platinum link that gets u 50k for signing up?

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on January 01, 2012, 03:01:42 PM
is this link confirmed that it gets u 50k or its like the other ones that said 50k and people reported that they only got 25k?
whats the differences between the regular plat and the Mercedes benz plat card?   
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on January 01, 2012, 04:46:48 PM
try https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621?csi=platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621?csi=platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621)

double check if it still says 50,000 for spending 3000 in 3 months. The MB costs 475 instead of 450 but with the link https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0) you only have to spend 1000 in 3 months.

Whatever you do, double check the t&c's and take a screenshot of the page.

Hatzlacha!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on January 01, 2012, 10:01:24 PM
Thanks.  Just called this number.  After a bit of arguing, she agreed to let me fax in my screen shots.  Here's hoping.
Update: Got letter in the mail saying I'll get the 50k  8)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmooz on January 02, 2012, 08:29:42 PM
I used the link above that stated 50k, but only got 25k, they sent a letter saying thats what i signed up for. How can I send them a copy of the screenshot, the sm doesnt seem to take attachments?

i faxed it in and got a letter that is not clear but i think it says the other 25k are coming within 6-8 weeks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: mattaudio on January 03, 2012, 11:02:23 AM
Let us know if you get it! I just logged into MR and it says Pending 25k for my signup bonus, but I have screenshots that show 50k. Really not happy that I have to call in and explain what I signed up for.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jkhein on January 03, 2012, 05:52:08 PM
You guys who signed up with referral link 50k for 3k spend and got the points instantly, did it first show as pending or became available immediately? Also if mine shows as pending already does that mean I have met the spend already?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on January 03, 2012, 06:28:35 PM
try https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621?csi=platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621?csi=platinum-charge-card/43031-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DB1F4739056CA0CA3F630B68437904BAA-10621)

double check if it still says 50,000 for spending 3000 in 3 months. The MB costs 475 instead of 450 but with the link https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0) you only have to spend 1000 in 3 months.

Whatever you do, double check the t&c's and take a screenshot of the page.

Hatzlacha!
i dont thing the screen shot is useful for the second card , cuz officely its 50k for fist time card members ( from my understanding it says that its for first time members only )

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jkhein on January 05, 2012, 04:43:01 PM
My 50k points are pending. (applied through referral link). Rep said that they tried to make them available but system wouldnt let these bonus points through now, so I must wait 6-8 weeks which I really dont want to, because want to close it before, any advice?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on January 07, 2012, 04:30:03 PM
Quote
Once your application for the Platinum Card is approved, you can get 50,000 Membership Rewards® bonus points when you spend $3,000 in your first 3 months of tenure . To be eligible to get bonus points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards First® program at the time of purchase (you will be automatically enrolled in the program upon account approval) and you must charge your purchase on an eligible, enrolled Platinum Card® from American Express. Bonus points are awarded after the spend requirement has been reached and will be credited to your Membership Rewards account. Bonus points may be redeemed for one round-trip domestic airline ticket or any reward of equal point redemption value, or retained for future use. This offer is valid for first-time Platinum Card members only. You are eligible to receive bonus points for only one Card account. Additional Card members are not eligible. Bonus points will be awarded 6-8 weeks after the 3-month spend period.
This is from the terms of the 50k MR with 3k spend in 3 months.

If it is still Shabbos, do not press any key! [nolinktoPostonShabbosthread] This is posted from the Moscow-1 time zone and therefore it is not Shabbos here. :-0
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on January 07, 2012, 04:31:11 PM
It always says that, it's been discussed here before. People still get their points anyway.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: milechazzer on January 09, 2012, 01:35:56 AM
I apologize if this has been covered already, but I can't seem to find an explanation of this.... Can someone clarify whether cancelled Platinum Cards still work as they always did at participating lounges?  (And if so, why would someone use a Priority Pass card instead?)  Does one's cancelled Platinum Card only work if there was never a Priority Pass card issued in connection with that Platinum account?

thanx
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on January 09, 2012, 01:49:33 AM
I apologize if this has been covered already, but I can't seem to find an explanation of this.... Can someone clarify whether cancelled Platinum Cards still work as they always did at participating lounges?  (And if so, why would someone use a Priority Pass card instead?) 

Still works.

Plat allows two companions. PP charges for companions.

Plat only allows access when flying that airline. PP allows access always.

Bottom line Plat ≠ PP.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2012, 02:03:22 AM
Still works.

Plat allows two companions. PP charges for companions.

Plat only allows access when flying that airline. PP allows access always.

Bottom line Plat ≠ PP.

PP works after Amex Plat cancellation?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on January 09, 2012, 02:16:56 AM
Says who?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AsherO on January 09, 2012, 02:23:24 AM
Says who?

I'm asking you to clarify what you mean by

Still works.

After which you follow with a comparison of Plat and PP lounge benefits as if they both still work (otherwise why mention PP at all in a thread regarding cancelled Plat card lounge access?)
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on January 09, 2012, 02:27:01 AM
For your edification:

Can someone clarify whether cancelled Platinum Cards still work as they always did at participating lounges? 

Still works.

(And if so, why would someone use a Priority Pass card instead?)

Plat allows two companions. PP charges for companions.

Plat only allows access when flying that airline. PP allows access always.

Bottom line Plat ≠ PP.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: milechazzer on January 09, 2012, 02:35:53 AM
Thanks everyone for the clarification.

One more question... Is anyone aware of any instance where Amex has billed a cardholder for lounge use with a cancelled Platinum Card? Obviously they wouldn't be able to charge it to the Platinum account, but they could theoretically find their way to an open Amex account under the same cardholder.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Yellow on January 09, 2012, 02:36:45 AM
Do you think that amex/AA will ever catch onto the cancelled plat lounge access stuff?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on January 09, 2012, 02:40:25 AM
Thanks everyone for the clarification.

One more question... Is anyone aware of any instance where Amex has billed a cardholder for lounge use with a cancelled Platinum Card? Obviously they wouldn't be able to charge it to the Platinum account, but they could theoretically find their way to an open Amex account under the same cardholder.

Wait, are you saying you understood what I said and you don't have ~11,000 posts only have ~75 posts? :P

I haven't heard of any incidents where AmEx has billed under the circumstances.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: mancunian on January 11, 2012, 03:03:25 PM
i was just passing by and HAD to stop in....
i'm surprised no one mentioned yet-
DO CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: ralph on January 11, 2012, 11:32:19 PM
I just flew from detroit to Amsterdam, Used my expired platinum for the Delta lounge in Detroit, the tried to use my priority pass card in Amsterdam, she swiped it and said it dosen't work sorry.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on January 19, 2012, 11:55:30 AM
I need an opinion:

I used the bad 50k link, fought, and got them to agree to give the 50k.  I already got 25k, and they say the rest should post "within 8 weeks of meeting the spending requirement."  My statement looks something like this:

Amazon Payments ----------------- $1000
(receive 25k)
AA gift cards ------------------------- $200
AMEX reimbursement --------------   - $200
AA Refund ----------------------------   - $200

My total spending is now $800.  Need I spend another $200 to get the remaining 25k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on January 19, 2012, 12:00:35 PM
yes
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on January 19, 2012, 12:10:34 PM
yes
Can you elaborate? Why do you think so?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steve L on January 19, 2012, 12:14:13 PM
yes because you will probably have to fight with them to get the pts and they will investigate if you fulfilled the requirements which they will say you didnt. so to be on safe side you should spend 200. im pretty sure you have a friend you can buy a 200 gift for:)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Armadillo on January 19, 2012, 03:26:36 PM
Anyone can send me a screenshot of the (bad) 50k offer?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: tripper on January 19, 2012, 10:13:54 PM
This is the link I signed up for that worked. 50000 MR points after spending $3000 in 3 months
 https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD7E9678AC342B05EF630B68437904BAA-10871?csi=platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DD7E9678AC342B05EF630B68437904BAA-10871
Good Luck and remember to take screen shots
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on January 19, 2012, 10:49:48 PM
I need an opinion:

I used the bad 50k link, fought, and got them to agree to give the 50k.  I already got 25k, and they say the rest should post "within 8 weeks of meeting the spending requirement."  My statement looks something like this:

Amazon Payments ----------------- $1000
(receive 25k)
AA gift cards ------------------------- $200
AMEX reimbursement --------------   - $200
AA Refund ----------------------------   - $200

My total spending is now $800.  Need I spend another $200 to get the remaining 25k?

I wouldn't cut it too close...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on January 20, 2012, 12:28:58 AM
Anyone can send me a screenshot of the (bad) 50k offer?

+1

I'm in the same boat but don't have the ss
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on January 22, 2012, 12:40:56 AM
i used this link 3 weeks agp (for #3) and it worked 50k after 3k spending!!!!

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871?csi=platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871?csi=platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871)
 good luck
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on January 22, 2012, 04:29:32 AM
the t/c does not say anything about 50k is only for first time --
 can this be churned?
anyone successfully churn based on t/c like this one ?
if churned how long waited between plat. cards ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on January 22, 2012, 11:08:04 AM
People have been successful getting multiple Plat. bonuses in the past, but anything can change.  Typically you need to wait at least 90 days from your last Plat. application, otherwise you get an automated denial message from AMEX (but at least no hard pull).  I'm not sure why anyone would apply for this $3000 spend card though when the $1000 M-Benz version has the same bonus?  Unless you can apply for both, not sure anyone has tried (are they considered the same 'Platinum' product in terms of the 90 day window)?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on January 22, 2012, 11:19:52 AM
People have been successful getting multiple Plat. bonuses in the past, but anything can change.  Typically you need to wait at least 90 days from your last Plat. application, otherwise you get an automated denial message from AMEX (but at least no hard pull).  I'm not sure why anyone would apply for this $3000 spend card though when the $1000 M-Benz version has the same bonus?  Unless you can apply for both, not sure anyone has tried (are they considered the same 'Platinum' product in terms of the 90 day window)?

I applied for both in a 2BM and was approved, if Amex deems SPLP worthy of approval he can probably do the same.

Correction, I had the regular plat when I applied for the MB plat, but a 2bm would work as Amex sees them as distinct cards.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on January 22, 2012, 11:23:39 AM
Thanks for the report AsherO
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on January 22, 2012, 04:53:01 PM
sorry i was not clear --i had the basic plat in sept -got 50k --cncld in 60 days
got the mb  plat  nov got the 50k and do not plan to cncl as of now! --

with link above  if can get the basic plat now or in a short time frame with a 2nd  50k  -- i would apply -- as t/c in link -no mention of only open to first time--
anyone did this? -thoughts  on it?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on January 22, 2012, 05:18:42 PM
Is it possible to cancel my Plat through an SM instead of calling? I have a PR Gold still so I know I get to keep my points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on January 22, 2012, 09:27:30 PM
sorry i was not clear --i had the basic plat in sept -got 50k --cncld in 60 days
got the mb  plat  nov got the 50k and do not plan to cncl as of now! --

with link above  if can get the basic plat now or in a short time frame with a 2nd  50k  -- i would apply -- as t/c in link -no mention of only open to first time--
anyone did this? -thoughts  on it?

MLM, has it been 60+ days since you cancelled your last (vanilla) plat? If yes, you're ready for a churn (assuming Amex deems you creditworthy).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on January 22, 2012, 10:09:22 PM
ive done 3 and my 2nd came 23 days later and my 3rd came 60 days later
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: APoshiterYid on January 22, 2012, 11:17:22 PM
Is it possible to cancel my Plat through an SM instead of calling? I have a PR Gold still so I know I get to keep my points.
Yes, but both times I did this I explicitly - in the same sentence - requested the $450 to be refunded, and it was not. Not until after a while on the phone, of course.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on January 22, 2012, 11:34:26 PM
Have you ever cancelled more than 1 Amex card in one phone call? If so, do they get extra angry?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: APoshiterYid on January 23, 2012, 01:25:50 AM
Have you ever cancelled more than 1 Amex card in one phone call? If so, do they get extra angry?
Definitely Ill advised. Why not just call again?... how many cards are you canceling? LOL
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2012, 01:52:20 AM
Definitely Ill advised. Why not just call again?... how many cards are you canceling? LOL

I cancelled 6 cards in one shot recently (when I was F/R'd), the agent just went through the motions (after some resistance with the 1st card), the CSR would've done 1000 cards had I kept going.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on January 23, 2012, 01:54:10 AM
Definitely Ill advised. Why not just call again?... how many cards are you canceling? LOL

haha just my plain plat and Mercedes plat

How many days should I wait until cancelling the Mercedes plat? I cancelled my plain one tonight
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2012, 01:58:53 AM
haha just my plain plat and Mercedes plat

How many days should I wait until cancelling the Mercedes plat? I cancelled my plain one tonight

What are you waiting for? They likely won't see the other account cancellation when you call in about this account. So long as you've gotten your $200 airline credits more than a day or two ago, you're ready to go.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on January 23, 2012, 02:01:24 AM
Yeah I received my credits 2 weeks ago
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on January 23, 2012, 09:36:58 AM
AsherO and joeb1-ref amex plat info --thanks for the input , will advise,with results  if churn basic plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on January 23, 2012, 10:48:47 PM
What are you waiting for? They likely won't see the other account cancellation when you call in about this account. So long as you've gotten your $200 airline credits more than a day or two ago, you're ready to go.

Just a heads up, they can see the other account cancellations. He mentioned it to me briefly when he was canceling my Mercedes, "I see you cancelled your other platinum card last night."

Awkward!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: mattaudio on February 02, 2012, 12:51:33 PM
Anyone want to share the fax number for me to send in the screenshot? They're telling me to mail it in but that sounds like a nightmare. I have a screenshot that clearly has my name, the approval, and the 50k pts if I spend $1000 on the card. And I only got 25k.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on February 02, 2012, 02:12:25 PM
AsherO and joeb1-ref amex plat info --thanks for the input , will advise,with results  if churn basic plat

it will not go through instantly within 30 days of cancelling but a simple call to cancel out the old card and put through the app will work in most cases.
ime i have done this 3Xs w/o a prob.
good luck!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ZCN on February 02, 2012, 02:16:13 PM
 The fax number I was given was 643-444-3000. Just a heads up, I faxed them about a week ago and they haven't called me back yet. And a MR rep told me they don't respond to faxes, so you may be better off mailing them the docs.

As an aside I've been having some trouble with them. I applied for the vanilla and MB Plat which had a sign up bonus of 50k, and so far they haven't given me anything. I'm about to SM them now; an other idea's? ( I've looked through most of the thread and there doesn't seem to be much written about not getting the points)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: APoshiterYid on February 02, 2012, 03:22:21 PM
As an aside I've been having some trouble with them. I applied for the vanilla and MB Plat which had a sign up bonus of 50k, and so far they haven't given me anything. I'm about to SM them now; an other idea's? ( I've looked through most of the thread and there doesn't seem to be much written about not getting the points)
Tweet and then DM @askamex during business hours.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on February 03, 2012, 10:21:07 AM
What a NIGHTMARE

I cancelled my Plat and Merc Plat and got credits of $450 and $475 respectively for my membership fees, so I called Amex and asked them to apply the credits to my PR Gold card.

I see this morning they applied $427 of credit to my PRG and everything else has vanished. So I call them and they say my $475 credit from the merc plat is stuck somewhere in limbo, and that I requested a check for $23 (which I never did).

Now they say I have to wait 6-8 weeks for them to reconcile everything and get back to me in writing.

Is there anything I can do?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on February 03, 2012, 10:32:02 AM
Are they going to take back my Plat airline credits when they do their reconciliation?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on February 03, 2012, 11:20:41 AM
I talked to them again and she said, "They'll inform you in writing of what credits you'll receive."

They're going to take back all my airline credits because I did the EC method aren't they
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on February 03, 2012, 11:22:03 AM
What a NIGHTMARE

I cancelled my Plat and Merc Plat and got credits of $450 and $475 respectively for my membership fees, so I called Amex and asked them to apply the credits to my PR Gold card.

I see this morning they applied $427 of credit to my PRG and everything else has vanished. So I call them and they say my $475 credit from the merc plat is stuck somewhere in limbo, and that I requested a check for $23 (which I never did).

Now they say I have to wait 6-8 weeks for them to reconcile everything and get back to me in writing.

Is there anything I can do?
next time do it by sm so their is a paper trail
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on February 03, 2012, 11:28:00 AM
Well I mean, they gave me back my membership fee in full on both cards because I cancelled within 30 days, and they said they would transfer my credits to my PRG balance.

I should get my membership fees refunded right? I'm just worried about my airline credits because I did the EC method. Can they take those back?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on February 03, 2012, 01:16:00 PM
prob not... i dont think they will "chap"
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: dwkl on February 09, 2012, 05:21:47 PM
i called amex told  them about the 100k offer that i received in the mail instead of the 50k offer i signed up for
so far ive been credited 25k(as they said the link i used was only 25k as the one reffering me got 25k(from dans deals) but received a sm letter that 6-8 weeks after meeting the spend threshold of 1k ill get credited another 75k
am waiting until end of march for that to kick in
so far im paying ea month since dec for the plat card
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on February 09, 2012, 11:29:50 PM
i called amex told  them about the 100k offer that i received in the mail instead of the 50k offer i signed up for
so far ive been credited 25k(as they said the link i used was only 25k as the one reffering me got 25k(from dans deals) but received a sm letter that 6-8 weeks after meeting the spend threshold of 1k ill get credited another 75k
am waiting until end of march for that to kick in
so far im paying ea month since dec for the plat card
did u actually receive the 100k offer in the mail
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: flyboygeo on February 13, 2012, 05:50:09 PM
I'm thinking about applying for the card, however I have read a few threads saying its not worth the annual $ anymore.  I am a Diamond Delta flyer, soon to be Platinum Elite, and passed up a few AMEX Delta deals by mistake.  Wondering if this 50K promotion is a good time to jump into the AMEX Platinum card, and wait to transfer over some points for miles, keeping the fingers crossed they will have the big bonuses like last year.

The $450 is not a problem for me, as I can easily get the $200 reimbursed for airline expenses.

Help please, get it or wait for something better?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on February 14, 2012, 03:29:48 AM
I'm thinking about applying for the card, however I have read a few threads saying its not worth the annual $ anymore.  I am a Diamond Delta flyer, soon to be Platinum Elite, and passed up a few AMEX Delta deals by mistake.  Wondering if this 50K promotion is a good time to jump into the AMEX Platinum card, and wait to transfer over some points for miles, keeping the fingers crossed they will have the big bonuses like last year.

The $450 is not a problem for me, as I can easily get the $200 reimbursed for airline expenses.

Help please, get it or wait for something better?

The high  has been 100k --last year , --IMHO any card 50k or over is a good deal , i would go for it and after 2months cancel and get the MB platinum for 50k or just do either plat card  and wait for a better offer on the one not applied for
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: flyboygeo on February 14, 2012, 09:57:33 AM
The high  has been 100k --last year , --IMHO any card 50k or over is a good deal , i would go for it and after 2months cancel and get the MB platinum for 50k or just do either plat card  and wait for a better offer on the one not applied for

What are the hits to your credit after getting approved and then canceling the card after a 2 month period?  I would definitely like to churn some cards as I have a 811 credit rating.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on February 14, 2012, 11:43:44 AM
What are the hits to your credit after getting approved and then canceling the card after a 2 month period?  I would definitely like to churn some cards as I have a 811 credit rating.

Not a problem your canceling the card --not amex
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on February 14, 2012, 01:18:12 PM
What are the hits to your credit after getting approved and then canceling the card after a 2 month period?  I would definitely like to churn some cards as I have a 811 credit rating.

The credit inquiries will only hurt your credit for the short term. The effect it'll have on the average age of your accounts might be more drastic, especially if you open multiple accounts.

Cancelling the cards won't do much damage to your credit, if any.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: flyboygeo on February 14, 2012, 01:30:52 PM
The credit inquiries will only hurt your credit for the short term. The effect it'll have on the average age of your accounts might be more drastic, especially if you open multiple accounts.

Cancelling the cards won't do much damage to your credit, if any.

Great.  The last card I ever applied for was the Costco AMEX back in 2004.  All of my open accounts: 1 Discover, 2 Chase, 1 BofA are 12-15 years old.  I just got a 3.75 30 year fixed mortage and really am not concerned with hitting the credit score short term.  Thanks for your help.

Its just hard to pull the trigger sometimes, knowing that a better deal always lurks around the corner.  :D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ae123 on March 17, 2012, 11:22:49 PM
So can someone confirm:

I can use a 2bm for the Amex Plat and Mercedez Benz Amex Plat...........cancel right before 60 days and get the $450 + $475 refunded completely...and receive 50,000 points for each card? (Sounds to good to be true......but hopefully it can work).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yitz on March 17, 2012, 11:29:37 PM
So can someone confirm:

I can use a 2bm for the Amex Plat and Mercedez Benz Amex Plat...........cancel right before 60 days and get the $450 + $475 refunded completely...and receive 50,000 points for each card? (Sounds to good to be true......but hopefully it can work).
It has worked this year for me.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on March 17, 2012, 11:30:53 PM
So can someone confirm:

I can use a 2bm for the Amex Plat and Mercedez Benz Amex Plat...........cancel right before 60 days and get the $450 + $475 refunded completely...and receive 50,000 points for each card? (Sounds to good to be true......but hopefully it can work).

You need to spend a certain amount in order to get the points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ae123 on March 17, 2012, 11:39:17 PM
You need to spend a certain amount in order to get the points.
Correct, $3000 for the regular, $1000 for the MB.
Otherwise it should work? Has anyone else, besides Yitz, actually tried it and been successful?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on March 17, 2012, 11:47:13 PM
So can someone confirm:

I can use a 2bm for the Amex Plat and Mercedez Benz Amex Plat...........and receive 50,000 points for each card?

I thought it was 25k for the plat.....?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ae123 on March 17, 2012, 11:48:47 PM
I thought it was 25k for the plat.....?
Earlier in the thread there are links for 50,000....I think page 11.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on March 17, 2012, 11:59:26 PM
Found it thanks!

I guess if i call maybe they will mach my 25k app.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 12:07:04 AM
I just got my new annual fee for platinum card. Should I rather cancel the card or downgrade it to a nine fee card . Witch one is better in order to keep my credit good and relationship with Amex as well ??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: bubbles on March 18, 2012, 12:10:34 AM
I just got my new annual fee for platinum card. Should I rather cancel the card or downgrade it to a nine fee card . Witch one is better in order to keep my credit good and relationship with Amex as well ??

officially you cant downgrade the plat to a fee free card. at best you can downgrade to the zinc which is $25/year
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 12:13:06 AM
officially you cant downgrade the plat to a fee free card. at best you can downgrade to the zinc which is $25/year
so do you suggest I should go for the zinc card or cancel completely . What's the pros and the cons ? Any advise ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 18, 2012, 01:05:33 AM
Not good for your credit to cancel completely, not sure if it's worth $25/yr
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on March 18, 2012, 01:06:23 AM
Found it thanks!

I guess if i call maybe they will mach my 25k app.

Good luck with that. From what I've read here,  the AMEX matching days are a thing of the past.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on March 18, 2012, 01:07:45 AM
Not good for your credit to cancel completely,

Isn't it a charge card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 01:10:54 AM
Not good for your credit to cancel completely, not sure if it's worth $25/yr
Is it a problem to close even though it's a charge card not a credit card (a charge card dose not report any credit limit on your credit )
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 18, 2012, 01:11:26 AM
Isn't it a charge card?
AFAIK canceling a charge card hurts your credit
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on March 18, 2012, 01:21:12 AM
this link still seems to be working!!! ;D ;D

50k after 3k spending

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871?csi=platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871 (https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871?csi=platinum-charge-card/38035-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3D9D84AE28DE49C1FAF630B68437904BAA-10871)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 01:33:05 AM
Hey guys ! Tell me your views.
I want to cancel my platinum card tommrrow . And wait like 30 days to make a 3BM reapply for the regular plat card and  the MB plat card and then a offer I got in the mail for business gold card 50k points as well . The only issue is that the gold offer is expiring on 4/10/12. That means I will not be able to do a 3BM cuz I first want to wait the 30 days after canceling my last card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 18, 2012, 01:48:07 AM
Hey guys ! Tell me your views.
I want to cancel my platinum card tommrrow . And wait like 30 days to make a 3BM reapply for the regular plat card and  the MB plat card and then a offer I got in the mail for business gold card 50k points as well . The only issue is that the gold offer is expiring on 4/10/12. That means I will not be able to do a 3BM cuz I first want to wait the 30 days after canceling my last card.
Why not just do a 3BM with the gold, MB plat, and MS plat? Also, you might be able make the 50k by retention
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 01:52:40 AM
Why not just do a 3BM with the gold, MB plat, and MS plat? Also, you might be able make the 50k by retention
you really think I can get 50k from retention? And why is ms platinum better then reg platinum ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: smurf on March 18, 2012, 01:55:07 AM
you really think I can get 50k from retention? And why is ms platinum better then reg platinum ?
getting that much from retention is rare but not entirely unheard of.
he recommended the ms plat over the reg to save you from having to cancel and wait to apply again
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 02:04:00 AM
getting that much from retention is rare but not entirely unheard of.
he recommended the ms plat over the reg to save you from having to cancel and wait to apply again
Is the reapplying in the same 30 days an Amex issue. Cuz Amex won't approve me for any card since I just canceled. Or it has to do with the card type that I can't reapply for a card u just canceled ? In this case I can apply for any card from Amex since I am not applying for the same card ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: stever on March 18, 2012, 02:48:04 AM
I'm thinking about applying for the card, however I have read a few threads saying its not worth the annual $ anymore.  I am a Diamond Delta flyer, soon to be Platinum Elite, and passed up a few AMEX Delta deals by mistake.  Wondering if this 50K promotion is a good time to jump into the AMEX Platinum card, and wait to transfer over some points for miles, keeping the fingers crossed they will have the big bonuses like last year.

The $450 is not a problem for me, as I can easily get the $200 reimbursed for airline expenses.

Help please, get it or wait for something better?
where wud u put the mr points after u cancel?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lybbtthl on March 18, 2012, 04:27:22 AM
How long does it take for the 50K miles to post after reaching the $3K threshold? I would like to cancel my card before the 60 day grace period so I can get back my annual fee, but I want to get the 50K points first, or will they take them back when I cancel? (I have other MR cards)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 18, 2012, 04:47:41 AM
Is the reapplying in the same 30 days an Amex issue. Cuz Amex won't approve me for any card since I just canceled. Or it has to do with the card type that I can't reapply for a card u just canceled ? In this case I can apply for any card from Amex since I am not applying for the same card ?
any idea smurf ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: zlt123 on March 18, 2012, 05:06:19 AM
It ussaly gets postted after you pay off the $3000 but some users have reported getting it after meeting the spending requirmant its YMMV
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lybbtthl on March 18, 2012, 05:27:58 AM
How long after?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on March 18, 2012, 07:12:41 AM
How long after?
I've received it both imm, and other times not till the stmt closed (or even a bit after)
YMMV

But if you spend the req spending right away, you shouldn't have any problems with the 60 day period
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: smurf on March 18, 2012, 09:18:20 AM
any idea smurf ?
I think the 30 days is a churning thing.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on March 18, 2012, 10:10:18 PM
Been searching the forums for a while, but still cant find the best way to churn the amex plat because there is no cl to transfer so how does it work?

TIA!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: oldguy on March 18, 2012, 10:49:20 PM
I just got my new annual fee for platinum card. Should I rather cancel the card or downgrade it to a nine fee card . Witch one is better in order to keep my credit good and relationship with Amex as well ??
officially you cant downgrade the plat to a fee free card. at best you can downgrade to the zinc which is $25/year
i downgraded last year from a gold card to a blue card so you can try your luck because my wife called the same day and they said they can't downgrade a charge card to a credit card.
Title: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on March 18, 2012, 11:20:20 PM
So then if you keep applying for the plat and keep downgrading you end up having tons of open cards.

Is there a way to do what you can do with all the other credit cards transfer the cl and don't have to worry about it again?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lybbtthl on March 18, 2012, 11:31:14 PM
does the annual fee contribute to the spending threshold?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joeb1 on March 18, 2012, 11:38:54 PM
no
Title: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on March 19, 2012, 12:07:15 PM
Doesn't seem to be clear, closing a charge card is it bad for credit or not I've herd many different opinions.

Tia!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yitz on March 19, 2012, 12:24:36 PM
I was told as long as you do not close your 1st credit card you should be ok.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 19, 2012, 12:53:58 PM
Still can't decide canceling my plat or downgrade it .
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: mclovin on March 19, 2012, 12:57:12 PM
Still can't decide canceling my plat or downgrade it .
what would be your reason to cancel
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mocha on March 19, 2012, 12:58:50 PM
what would be your reason to cancel
My guess is the reason is not because it weighs too much too carry around. Most probably the reason why anyone would cancel is the whopping $450 annual fee.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: mclovin on March 19, 2012, 01:00:33 PM
My guess is the reason is not because it weighs too much too carry around. Most probably the reason why anyone would cancel is the whopping $450 annual fee.
his question was downgrade or cancel. so if he can get a free card why cancel
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 19, 2012, 01:02:30 PM
what would be your reason to cancel
My annual fee just kicked in, they don't want to give retention anyway. My only question is when I want to open new cards in the future and if they turn me down will I be able to shift around cards like chase in this case I'll keep it open and downgrade. If not I guess I'll cancel
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mocha on March 19, 2012, 01:12:32 PM
his question was downgrade or cancel. so if he can get a free card why cancel
IIRC you can't downgrade to a free card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: juda on March 19, 2012, 01:18:24 PM
IIRC you can't downgrade to a free card.
Downgrading we talking about the zync card 25.00 AF and it's a charge card
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mocha on March 19, 2012, 01:35:17 PM
Downgrading we talking about the zync card 25.00 AF and it's a charge card
$25 ≠ Free
Title: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on March 19, 2012, 02:06:59 PM
So churning Amex would be just to keep downgrading you're cards till you have tons of em?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on March 19, 2012, 02:08:58 PM
I close them when I churn.
Title: AMEX Platinum Card No Annual Fee 1st Year
Post by: JEWDA on March 27, 2012, 04:21:27 PM
If you want to have an AMEX Platinum card (for lounge access, $200 airline credit, priority pass membership) and don't want to pay $450 annual fee - there is an offer from Amerprise (this is for their clients, but people on FT reported success without being a member) - 0 points, but no annual fee for the first year
http://banking-credit.ameriprise.com/credit-cards/american-express-platinum.asp
Or apply Here (https://www262.americanexpress.com/apisites/microsite/apply/platinum-card-from-american-express/70-1000?seNumber=jhpFvPzhc9UDGn7CuealYUNdbeYLnCJEd6CKzjec8oLM%2FOWOlxoYlgSRvNLZMWQ4%2FiP0B3brts1M%0D%0AB091dD8nHA%3D%3D&returnUrl=http://www.americanexpress.com)
Title: Re: AMEX Platinum Card No Annual Fee 1st Year
Post by: aj26 on March 27, 2012, 04:22:23 PM
link not working
Title: Re: AMEX Platinum Card No Annual Fee 1st Year
Post by: joeb1 on March 27, 2012, 04:30:13 PM
take the 50k and get 750? :P
Title: Re: AMEX Platinum Card No Annual Fee 1st Year
Post by: compddd on March 27, 2012, 10:54:24 PM
take the 50k and get 750? :P

Uhh how?
Title: Re: AMEX Platinum Card No Annual Fee 1st Year
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 27, 2012, 11:30:57 PM
Uhh how?
Sell them?
Title: Re: AMEX Platinum Card No Annual Fee 1st Year
Post by: lybbtthl on March 28, 2012, 02:35:17 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ae123 on April 17, 2012, 12:24:56 AM
I just did a 2bm for Amex Plat regular and Amex Plat MB, and got approved.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on April 17, 2012, 12:48:29 AM
I just did a 2bm for Amex Plat regular and Amex Plat MB, and got approved.
Automatically, or did you have to call them?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ae123 on April 17, 2012, 10:51:48 AM
Automatically, or did you have to call them?
I had to call them, but I'm pretty sure that's part of the standard verification process. They only asked my name, last 4 digits of SS#, and asked to call me back to verify phone number.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: stever on April 17, 2012, 01:29:46 PM
is there any more 50k link or just 25
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on April 17, 2012, 01:40:30 PM
The 50k standard plat links are referrals where you have to spend 3k in 3 months I believe
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ae123 on April 17, 2012, 03:03:40 PM
is there any more 50k link or just 25

Go back to page 11 in this thread. You'll find the link for 50k regular Plat, and 50k MB Plat.
Keep screenshots of the regular Plat application in case they only give you 25k.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: danR on May 02, 2012, 12:42:52 PM
I canceled my Amex platinum last year but still have the card - is there a way i can get starwood gold membership this year?

Last year Amex gave me a code to give Starwood for the status - is there another code?

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on May 02, 2012, 01:09:29 PM
I canceled my Amex platinum last year but still have the card - is there a way i can get starwood gold membership this year?

Last year Amex gave me a code to give Starwood for the status - is there another code?

Thanks
I don't think you'll be able to, but perhaps YMMV
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: robi on May 02, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
I don't think you'll be able to, but perhaps YMMV
my experience was they put me on hold, called spg, upgraded me to gold, then came back on the line that its done.no more codes
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on May 03, 2012, 08:29:11 AM
It looks like the old links are good for 25k MR with a $25k spend in 3 months. Anyone have something better?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on May 03, 2012, 09:13:01 AM
It looks like the old links are good for 25k MR with a $25k spend in 3 months. Anyone have something better?

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38031-343-0
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on May 03, 2012, 09:53:58 AM
https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38031-343-0


We apologize that offer is No longer available  :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on May 03, 2012, 10:01:00 AM

We apologize that offer is No longer available  :(

Are you logged into one of your existing AMEX accounts?  Make sure you are logged out or try private browsing.  Link still works for me  ;D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2012, 12:02:12 PM
Are you logged into one of your existing AMEX accounts?  Make sure you are logged out or try private browsing.  Link still works for me  ;D

+1, try a clean browser, it sounds like you've got the cookie issue, which is a known 'issue' with Amex links.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 06, 2012, 01:06:23 AM
I'm having some issue here, need some help.

I signed up with one of your guys links (in this thread) for the Plat. 50k offer, sometime in March.

My first payment is due today, the thing is, that when i ask them to confirm my signup bonus that I'll be receiving the 50k points after i spend $3k (which i didn't yet), they say there is no such offer on my acct!

Finally i got one rep. who did some research and saw that the link with which i signed up was a "referral from a friend" and was only valid if one signed up until Feb. 28 (i signed up in March)!
I kept saying that I have a screenshot with my name, which says that I'm approved and that I'll be receiving this 50k offer.  So he answers that it MAY trigger me receiving the 50k points once i spend $3k, but he can't guarantee it, especially since i "don't qualify"!

Now, my question is, should i take the risk and pay the annual fee, possibly losing money without making any points?

Did this happen to any of you?

I don't want to make the effort, spend the $3k (I'm $1,200 shy), AND dish out $450  for the annual fee, ...and then be left with no 50k points to make up for the fee (in fact, no bonus at all!).  I'm no rich guy with money to play around with...

To take the risk and pay the fee?  Or cancel, and try another link, hope to get approved, somehow spend another $3k, and then again pray that Amex won't give me a hard time?

Real dilemma, which i need to solve ASAP (today).  So thank you all in advance!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on May 06, 2012, 01:12:57 AM
Keep in mind that the fee in anyhow prorated, so works comes to worst, you could pay around $140 to see if the points post.
He can't even guarantee you 25k?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Ergel on May 06, 2012, 01:14:03 AM
I'm having some issue here, need some help.

I signed up with one of your guys links (in this thread) for the Plat. 50k offer, sometime in March.

My first payment is due today, the thing is, that when i ask them to confirm my signup bonus that I'll be receiving the 50k points after i spend $3k (which i didn't yet), they say there is no such offer on my acct!

Finally i got one rep. who did some research and saw that the link with which i signed up was a "referral from a friend" and was only valid if one signed up until Feb. 28 (i signed up in March)!
I kept saying that I have a screenshot with my name, which says that I'm approved and that I'll be receiving this 50k offer.  So he answers that it MAY trigger me receiving the 50k points once i spend $3k, but he can't guarantee it, especially since i "don't qualify"!

Now, my question is, should i take the risk and pay the annual fee, possibly losing money without making any points?

Did this happen to any of you?

I don't want to make the effort, spend the $3k (I'm $1,200 shy), AND dish out $450  for the annual fee, ...and then be left with no 50k points to make up for the fee (in fact, no bonus at all!).  I'm no rich guy with money to play around with...

To take the risk and pay the fee?  Or cancel, and try another link, hope to get approved, somehow spend another $3k, and then again pray that Amex won't give me a hard time?

Real dilemma, which i need to solve ASAP (today).  So thank you all in advance!
Just spend the money soon and cancel within 60 days of the fee being charged and you'll be refunded
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 06, 2012, 01:35:30 AM
Keep in mind that the fee in anyhow prorated, so works comes to worst, you could pay around $140 to see if the points post.
He can't even guarantee you 25k?

No, he only offered 15k points after spending $30k!!! Crazy!

$140 out the window for nothing, is quite some money!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 06, 2012, 01:40:53 AM
No, he only offered 15k points after spending $30k!!! Crazy!

$140 out the window for nothing, is quite some money!

I don't think you're at $140 yet, and you still have time to find out if you can spend $1,200 this weekend...
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 06, 2012, 01:42:23 AM
Just spend the money soon and cancel within 60 days of the fee being charged and you'll be refunded
But I'm only 10 days away from 60!
So even if I'd spend the $3k tomorrow, think I'd get the 50k points in 10 days???!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 06, 2012, 01:44:25 AM
I don't think you're at $140 yet, and you still have time to find out if you can spend $1,200 this weekend...
So even if I'd spend the $1,200 tomorrow, think I'd get the 50k points in 10 days and thereby know "I'm safe"?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 06, 2012, 01:51:31 AM
So even if I'd spend the $1,200 tomorrow, think I'd get the 50k points in 10 days and thereby know "I'm safe"?

It's definitely possible, I've gotten 'em much quicker (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.msg140733;topicseen#msg140733) than that.


BTW, you can use the (http://i42.tinypic.com/2s17jpd.png) button to edit your posts.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mocha on May 06, 2012, 01:54:23 AM
cant you just paypal someone and then refund the charge after the bonus posts?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 06, 2012, 01:55:36 AM
It's definitely possible, I've gotten 'em much quicker (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.msg140733;topicseen#msg140733) than that.


BTW, you can use the (http://i42.tinypic.com/2s17jpd.png) button to edit your posts.
So you think if I do the spending today, and don't see the points by 10 days from now (=end of 60 days), I should then cancel?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 06, 2012, 01:56:42 AM
cant you just paypal someone and then refund the charge after the bonus posts?
Doesn't Paypal charge some sort of fees somewhere along the line?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Mocha on May 06, 2012, 02:01:33 AM
Doesn't Paypal charge some sort of fees somewhere along the line?
Which get refunded upon the refund.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 06, 2012, 02:03:20 AM
So you think if I do the spending today, and don't see the points by 10 days from now (=end of 60 days), I should then cancel?

Personally I'd wait a bit longer, but why don't you do the spend today and revisit this thread in 8 or 9 days with an update.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on May 06, 2012, 08:28:02 AM
I would think that even if you do not get the points, call and call again. If you have the screen shot, why would they not honor it? Anyone here ever failed to push through a signup bonus? You can call gain, ask for a supervisor or special help or do a SM... (secure message through their site)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on May 06, 2012, 08:42:19 AM
I would think that even if you do not get the points, call and call again. If you have the screen shot, why would they not honor it? Anyone here ever failed to push through a signup bonus? You can call gain, ask for a supervisor or special help or do a SM... (secure message through their site)

There are reports that a link on FW (which I just used) for 50k on 1k spend, was not open for all, even though the application page opened for e/o. As a result, they have denied it to some ppl.

I'm going through the issue myself now, and am waiting to see what happens, but I'm pessimistic.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: netzih on May 06, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38031-343-0
is this the targeted offer that does not work?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on May 06, 2012, 10:34:29 AM
is this the targeted offer that does not work?

No, mine was for 1k spend
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: tracyinca on May 12, 2012, 01:43:22 AM
I applied for the Amex Platinum card through the referral link for 50k membership rewards points after 3k in spending back in early April.  I received the card and met the spend requirement within a few weeks.  My statement closed at the end of April and I see the 3000 points for the base spending are pending, but the 50k bonus has not posted nor is it pending.  This is not my first platinum card, I had one last year, received the bonus, and cancelled it over 6 months ago, so I figured I would be OK.  Should I just cancel this card (I did get the $200 airline reimbursement), or it worth it to fight AMEX for the bonus points?  Should I give the bonus points more time to post, even though I met the spend requirement before the first statement even closed?  I haven't contacted AMEX since I figured they would tell me I don't qualify for the bonus since i had the card previously. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 12, 2012, 01:30:47 PM
all the plats I've had so far the points posted within days of meeting spend, is it different for the referral link 50k deal one?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: TC610 on May 12, 2012, 02:08:15 PM
all the plats I've had so far the points posted within days of meeting spend, is it different for the referral link 50k deal one?

Same here (on both counts).  I figured at the latest my points would post when my statement closed.  No dice.  I called AMEX and the rep said they would post 6-8 weeks after meeting the spend requirements, but she did assure me I met the requirements.  I didn't have enough time to HUCA...I may try tomorrow.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on May 12, 2012, 10:12:01 PM
i have had 7 platinum cards (between my wife myself and my parents) and none of them posted right away, more like 4-6 weeks after spend ...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: youthink on May 13, 2012, 10:27:36 AM
I have had 50k for the Mercedes Platinum and 25k for the Gold listed as pending since I met the spend (in 1st week). My 1st statement for the Gold posted yesterday and not only is there no mention of the bonus points, there is also no mention of the base points earned on the statement (not even as pending).

I called MR and they said points always post the month after, but I could take a 60k advance right now. I took her up on this so I could take advantage of the BA 50% promo, but I do not recall that Amex posts points a month behind. Is this accurate? If that is true, does anyone know if I call in 2 weeks and ask to change my statement date so the points will generate?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 13, 2012, 12:01:48 PM
did you pay your bill yet?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: youthink on May 13, 2012, 12:02:26 PM
did you pay your bill yet?

No. Do I need to?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Ergel on May 13, 2012, 12:38:14 PM
No. Do I need to?
It's a charge card. You only earn points for paying your bill, unlike a regular cc that earns on spend
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: youthink on May 13, 2012, 06:49:36 PM
It's a charge card. You only earn points for paying your bill, unlike a regular cc that earns on spend

Thank you. Are the points received when you pay or the statement generated after you made the payments?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Ergel on May 13, 2012, 07:00:24 PM
Thank you. Are the points received when you pay or the statement generated after you made the payments?
I believe they become pending before the next statement and usually post the next statement
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aryeh1 on May 23, 2012, 03:10:14 PM
So the regular platinum is 50k? even though it only shows 25k
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on May 23, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
I received an email from Amex the day after meeting the spend on my MB Plat which read
"Congratulations! You've qualified for the bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards® points with your new Platinum Card® from American Express.
You'll see these points in your Membership Rewards account within 6-8 weeks of receiving this e-mail."

I met the spend threshold on my regular Plat the same day but did not receive a similar email. Is that any cause for concern?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on May 23, 2012, 04:27:26 PM
No, not in and of itself.

Most people do not get conf emails.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on May 24, 2012, 01:08:17 AM
I received an email from Amex the day after meeting the spend on my MB Plat which read
"Congratulations! You've qualified for the bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards® points with your new Platinum Card® from American Express.
You'll see these points in your Membership Rewards account within 6-8 weeks of receiving this e-mail."

I met the spend threshold on my regular Plat the same day but did not receive a similar email. Is that any cause for concern?

Which link did you sign up with for the regular Plat? 1k or 3k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on May 24, 2012, 01:28:37 AM
Regular Plat was 3K. MB was 1K.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aryeh1 on May 24, 2012, 01:42:28 AM
where is the 3k link that gives 50k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 11:16:06 AM
can any please explain that why should i apply for the normal plat for the 50k points and then fight over it with them, when i can apply for merc plat that gives also 50k and only after 1k spend, is the benefits of the normal plat better then the merc plat? what is the diffrents from this 2 cards? or there is the same problems with the merc plat?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:19:25 AM
can any please explain that why should i apply for the normal plat for the 50k points and then fight over it with them, when i can apply for merc plat that gives also 50k and only after 1k spend, is the benefits of the normal plat better then the merc plat? what is the diffrents from this 2 cards? or there is the same problems with the merc plat?

Your logic is correct, just go for the MB Plat, or, better yet, do a 2BM and get both :D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 11:20:37 AM
Your logic is correct, just go for the MB Plat, or, better yet, do a 2BM and get both :D
there isnt a diffrents in the benefits of this two cards?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:22:54 AM
there isnt a diffrents in the benefits of this two cards?

No, MB Plat actually adds a $100 coupon towards some cr@ppy rip-off-priced Mercedes gear at the dealership shop, and some sorta discount if you're buying a Mercedes.

Vanilla (non-MB) Plat might have a different spend requirement, but the bennies are identical.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 24, 2012, 11:23:38 AM
can any please explain that why should i apply for the normal plat for the 50k points and then fight over it with them, when i can apply for merc plat that gives also 50k and only after 1k spend, is the benefits of the normal plat better then the merc plat? what is the diffrents from this 2 cards? or there is the same problems with the merc plat?

Why not apply for the regular plat using one of the remaining valid 50k 3k spend links? and do a 2BM with it for the Merc Plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:25:13 AM
Why not apply for the regular plat using one of the remaining valid 50k 3k spend links? and do a 2BM with it for the Merc Plat

Are you suggesting that the 50kk-only-posting-25k issue is specific to the $1k spend (vanilla) Plat?

I just suggested a 2BM for both Plats, scroll up.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 11:27:42 AM
thanks guys and you are right i will try maybe the 2bm but
1. its the first time trying amex is a diffrents that i shouldnt start up with a few?
2. the whole 2bm isnt so clear for me, can u just tell me about it one thing how much time do i have between the first submit and the second?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 11:32:04 AM
thanks guys and you are right i will try maybe the 2bm but
1. its the first time trying amex is a diffrents that i shouldnt start up with a few?
2. the whole 2bm isnt so clear for me, can u just tell me about it one thing how much time do i have between the first submit and the second?
what im trying to ask is, i apply one in windows explore and the second in safari and i fill in both all my info, now in how much time do i have to click by both the ENTER button?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:32:13 AM
thanks guys and you are right i will try maybe the 2bm but
1. its the first time trying amex is a diffrents that i shouldnt start up with a few?
2. the whole 2bm isnt so clear for me, can u just tell me about it one thing how much time do i have between the first submit and the second?

1. There's an F/R risk, but I wouldn't worry about it too much, just don't spend too aggressively ($1k in the first month per card should be ok, unless they give you a tiny CL, in which case you should spend $300-500 at a time and pay, then spend more).
2. The less time the better, simultaneous will (IMHO) give you the best chance at double instant-approval, though a few minutes difference shouldn't be a problem). If you're going the simultaneous route, which I recommend, use two different browsers (not two tabs).

Good luck!

what im trying to ask is, i apply one in windows explore and the second in safari and i fill in both all my info, now in how much time do i have to click by both the ENTER button?

You can fill out all the info, and when you get to the page where you verify your info, don't submit and go to the other browser and get to the verify page, then click both a second or two apart. They will both be "processing" but may take you to another page asking about additional users, which you should skip asap too  (though that isn't so critical IMHO).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 11:36:24 AM
thanks bro. ur the best :-* :-* :-*
just when do apply the annual fee ? the end of the calendar year or?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:41:56 AM
thanks bro. ur the best :-* :-* :-*
just when do apply the annual fee ? the end of the calendar year or?

YW, HTH. No thanks to the kisses.

AF hits during first billing cycle, and again every 12 months after that for as long as the card is active.

You can do one of the following:

1. Cancel within 60 days (if you spend $1k right away you'll have way more than enough time to do this).
2. Downgrade within 60 days to a different card, e.g. Gold.
(if you do either of those two options, do it after the points post to your MR account)
3. Keep the card and reap the benefits, including $200 airline credit this year, and another $200 next (calendar year) for each Plat.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aryeh1 on May 24, 2012, 12:06:36 PM
wheres the 50k regular plat link?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 12:32:58 PM
wheres the 50k regular plat link?
https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38031-343-0
but as they said here that they dont really accept this offer , u gotte fight for it, and u have the MB plat that the same and + that u only have to spend 1k in the first 3 months
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 12:36:52 PM
YW, HTH. No thanks to the kisses.

AF hits during first billing cycle, and again every 12 months after that for as long as the card is active.

You can do one of the following:

1. Cancel within 60 days (if you spend $1k right away you'll have way more than enough time to do this).
2. Downgrade within 60 days to a different card, e.g. Gold.
(if you do either of those two options, do it after the points post to your MR account)
3. Keep the card and reap the benefits, including $200 airline credit this year, and another $200 next (calendar year) for each Plat.
thanks, 1. is there the $200 airline credit on the MB plat, too? 
2. will i be able to use the $200 airline credit even after i canceld the card?  how?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 12:41:51 PM
Yes.

No.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aryeh1 on May 24, 2012, 12:51:50 PM
https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/38031-343-0
but as they said here that they dont really accept this offer , u gotte fight for it, and u have the MB plat that the same and + that u only have to spend 1k in the first 3 months
Thanks,it says 50k why do you have to fight for it?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 12:58:31 PM
Thanks,it says 50k why do you have to fight for it?
read the older posts here,
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 04:02:22 PM
thanks, 1. is there the $200 airline credit on the MB plat, too? 

All the same benefits, I told you that already. You have all the information you need, time to apply now :P

2. will i be able to use the $200 airline credit even after i canceld the card?  how?

Cash it out in one of the following two ways:

a. By purchasing 2x $100 giftcards to AA or United on their website using the Plat card. The charges will post to the card, then you'll get a credit, so the giftcards are free.
b. Buy a refundable Delta ticket, add Economy comfort for more than $200 (might need multiple tickets/passengers to achieve this), wait until the EC charge posts to the Plat card, and the $200 credit posts, then cancel the refundable ticket (and EC) and you'll get all your money back (including the EC ticket). You can even buy the ticket on a different card (e.g. Chase) and only the EC on the Plat.

Just remember, you must register each Plat card to an airline (https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=airlinechoice), or you won't get the $200 credit.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 24, 2012, 04:32:17 PM
Are you suggesting that the 50kk-only-posting-25k issue is specific to the $1k spend (vanilla) Plat?

Yeah it was supposed to be limited to the 1k version. People who signed up for the 50k 3k spend got the 50k automatically.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 04:43:57 PM
All the same benefits, I told you that already. You have all the information you need, time to apply now :P

Cash it out in one of the following two ways:

a. By purchasing 2x $100 giftcards to AA or United on their website using the Plat card. The charges will post to the card, then you'll get a credit, so the giftcards are free.
b. Buy a refundable Delta ticket, add Economy comfort for more than $200 (might need multiple tickets/passengers to achieve this), wait until the EC charge posts to the Plat card, and the $200 credit posts, then cancel the refundable ticket (and EC) and you'll get all your money back (including the EC ticket). You can even buy the ticket on a different card (e.g. Chase) and only the EC on the Plat.

Just remember, you must register each Plat card to an airline (https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=airlinechoice), or you won't get the $200 credit.
but can i do this all after i cancelled the card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
but can i do this all after i cancelled the card?

I answered you already:

No.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on May 25, 2012, 04:57:18 AM
All the same benefits, I told you that already. You have all the information you need, time to apply now :P

Cash it out in one of the following two ways:

a. By purchasing 2x $100 giftcards to AA or United on their website using the Plat card. The charges will post to the card, then you'll get a credit, so the giftcards are free.
b. Buy a refundable Delta ticket, add Economy comfort for more than $200 (might need multiple tickets/passengers to achieve this), wait until the EC charge posts to the Plat card, and the $200 credit posts, then cancel the refundable ticket (and EC) and you'll get all your money back (including the EC ticket). You can even buy the ticket on a different card (e.g. Chase) and only the EC on the Plat.

Just remember, you must register each Plat card to an airline (https://rewards.americanexpress.com/olet/splash?campaignId=airline1&offerType=airlinechoice), or you won't get the $200 credit.
will i get the credit for the gift cards i bought ,when i buy in even right after i got the card still in the 60 days befor i want to cancel it?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 25, 2012, 10:26:33 AM
Go read this thread and the $200 Amex Credit thread.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yitz on May 25, 2012, 10:36:52 AM
I just got this SM response from Amex regarding the 50,000 points. Any feedback on how to handle this I would like to cancel this card before the membership charge is due.

Dear xxxxxx xxxxxx,

I have checked your Card account ending in 01003 and see that the promotional offer associated with your Card account is "earn 50,000 Membership Rewards bonus points after spending $1,000 the Card within the first 90 days of Cardmembership."

I would like to inform you that as per the promotional offer the 50,000 points will be credited to your account within 8 - 10 weeks of meeting the $1,000 spend.

I see that you reached your $1,000.00 spend on 05/22/2012. Therefore, please wait for 8 - 10 weeks from 05/22/2012 for these points to appear on your account.

I understand that you need these points for travel. However, I would appreciate your understand that the system automatically issues these points to your account within 8 - 10 weeks. This is not done manually. Therefore, I will not be able to expedite these points to your account and will have to wait till this 8 - 10 timeframe.

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

We value your membership with us since 2004. Have a great day ahead!

Sincerely,

Ajay Chamoli
Email Servicing Team
American Express Interactive Services
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 25, 2012, 10:39:20 AM
Make sure your bill is paid in full already and hope they post quickly. (They always posted within a week of my meeting spend)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yitz on May 25, 2012, 10:41:57 AM
Make sure your bill is paid in full already and hope they post quickly. (They always posted within a week of my meeting spend)
I opened up a platinum business the same time and I did not pay in full yet and got the points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 25, 2012, 11:43:44 AM
Be patient then and hope they post soon?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yitz on May 25, 2012, 11:46:56 AM
Be patient then and hope they post soon?
Patient!! that does not come easy.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aj26 on May 25, 2012, 02:18:36 PM
I just got reapproved for platinum card!
But... I applied in end of febuary and t&c on the link i used say I must be approved by 4/15/12 to get bonus.
Any ideas. If I do the spend, do you think I will still get the bonus?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 25, 2012, 02:43:58 PM
I just got reapproved for platinum card!
But... I applied in end of febuary and t&c on the link i used say I must be approved by 4/15/12 to get bonus.
Any ideas. If I do the spend, do you think I will still get the bonus?

What link did you use?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aj26 on May 25, 2012, 02:48:11 PM
a freinds referal link. I signed up back in feb
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on May 25, 2012, 03:02:16 PM
I don't understand your question
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on May 26, 2012, 07:49:50 AM
I just got reapproved for platinum card!
But... I applied in end of febuary and t&c on the link i used say I must be approved by 4/15/12 to get bonus.
Any ideas. If I do the spend, do you think I will still get the bonus?


Applied in February and got approved yesterday?  That's a long battle with recon. You should ask them And get a name and office location, since Amex has gotten very strict lately.  Quick before they change their mind
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sim on May 29, 2012, 03:43:21 PM
any suggestions for recon? i did a 2bm mb and reg plats i called recon they said they would have to pull credit report they wont allow me to close a card topen the plat. Should i Huca or its waste of time
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on May 30, 2012, 04:26:23 AM
any suggestions for recon? i did a 2bm mb and reg plats i called recon they said they would have to pull credit report they wont allow me to close a card topen the plat. Should i Huca or its waste of time

Did they deny both. HUCA is never a waste of time, if you are prepared to make your case well
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sim on May 30, 2012, 02:01:20 PM
they denied both instantly. my ? is, does it help closing one card to open another like with chase and citi. I dont have experince with amex i usually get approved
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: gozalim on May 30, 2012, 02:30:04 PM
they denied both instantly. my ? is, does it help closing one card to open another like with chase and citi. I dont have experince with amex i usually get approved
there definitely are times where closing helps; if the denial was due to too many total cards. otherwise I'll leave to the experts.
it's probably worth finding out the reason for the denial
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sim on May 30, 2012, 03:45:09 PM
the reason for denial was too many recent inquiries. so closing an existing account probably wont help?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on May 30, 2012, 03:48:12 PM
That's the reason chase always uses and have been reconned 3 x after that successfully
Don't know about amex.
Try what can u loose ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 05:51:50 PM
I have a 50K referral link with 3K spend requirement. Here (http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBPyD5AAQB6FsB8fi4SNT8qAO.AQB6FsSj/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=3E8E61CB89396C258733890C3094F340F630B68437904BAA)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sns on June 01, 2012, 06:16:07 PM
I have a 50K referral link with 3K spend requirement. Here (http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBPyD5AAQB6FsB8fi4SNT8qAO.AQB6FsSj/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=3E8E61CB89396C258733890C3094F340F630B68437904BAA)
Just signed up with a 25k signup bonus. any chance they will match?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 06:40:12 PM
Just signed up with a 25k signup bonus. any chance they will match?
Likely not :(

Amex has not been good with status match lately.

But deff take a snapshot of the app, and try

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2012, 06:43:37 PM
According to many reports even when you apply with the 50K they don't give the 50K (or even anything at all), so good luck on a match :P
Hard to imagine how easy this all was just a year ago.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 01, 2012, 07:03:21 PM
According to many reports even when you apply with the 50K they don't give the 50K (or even anything at all), so good luck on a match :P
Hard to imagine how easy this all was just a year ago.

Where are you seeing this? I thought that was happening on the old spend 1k 50k bonus app
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 01, 2012, 07:07:32 PM
According to many reports even when you apply with the 50K they don't give the 50K (or even anything at all), so good luck on a match :P
Hard to imagine how easy this all was just a year ago.
On the left of the app it says that not eligable if you got the Plat within 1 Year or Gold, Green, Zync within 90 days

I have an referral offer from my account that I could sent anyone an email coming from Amex with the 50K offer
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 03, 2012, 01:35:17 PM
On the left of the app it says that not eligable if you got the Plat within 1 Year or Gold, Green, Zync within 90 days


do they really abide by that, or is it just in writing and not reality?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on June 03, 2012, 02:44:22 PM
do they really abide by that, or is it just in writing and not reality?
So far, it appears just in writing
but they could always crack down...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 03, 2012, 02:46:16 PM
So far, it appears just in writing
but they could always crack down...

from experience?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on June 03, 2012, 07:59:55 PM
So far, it appears just in writing
but they could always crack down...
have you, or anyone else here, successfully churned a plat app with that language on the side?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 08:01:33 PM
I just churned Plat/PRG/DL successfully, when was the language added?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: lcyitz on June 03, 2012, 08:05:53 PM
I just churned Plat/PRG/DL successfully, when was the language added?
How many socials do you have?  :P
Title: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 03, 2012, 08:24:31 PM
I did a 2BM for Gold and Plat about 1 month ago. The bonus points are pending... I don't know if it was before the language was added

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on June 03, 2012, 08:41:47 PM
 i did a plat churn in march successfully, pretty sure this language didn't exist at the time.  just noticed it now for the first time.      if the new language means they've actually updated their system...               even if they did though, at least it leaves room for a new plat each year, there's some consolation.         
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2012, 08:59:11 PM
Are we sure this was just added? Could it have always been there?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on June 03, 2012, 09:18:27 PM
I met my spending on May 6 and have not gotten my bonus points yet. Anyone on the same boat?

I just got this SM response from Amex regarding the 50,000 points. Any feedback on how to handle this I would like to cancel this card before the membership charge is due.

Dear xxxxxx xxxxxx,

I have checked your Card account ending in 01003 and see that the promotional offer associated with your Card account is "earn 50,000 Membership Rewards bonus points after spending $1,000 the Card within the first 90 days of Cardmembership."

I would like to inform you that as per the promotional offer the 50,000 points will be credited to your account within 8 - 10 weeks of meeting the $1,000 spend.

I see that you reached your $1,000.00 spend on 05/22/2012. Therefore, please wait for 8 - 10 weeks from 05/22/2012 for these points to appear on your account.

I understand that you need these points for travel. However, I would appreciate your understand that the system automatically issues these points to your account within 8 - 10 weeks. This is not done manually. Therefore, I will not be able to expedite these points to your account and will have to wait till this 8 - 10 timeframe.

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

We value your membership with us since 2004. Have a great day ahead!

Sincerely,

Ajay Chamoli
Email Servicing Team
American Express Interactive Services
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: moto on June 03, 2012, 09:23:07 PM
I met my spending on May 6 and have not gotten my bonus points yet. Anyone on the same boat?
whoever has a issue in getting there points posted no need in calling all you got to do is send them a secure message say that you want to book a ticket and they will be more then happy to post it for you it works for me all the time
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2012, 09:25:56 PM
whoever has a issue in getting there points posted no need in calling all you got to do is send them a secure message say that you want to book a ticket and they will be more then happy to post it for you it works for me all the time

You must have missed this part:

"I understand that you need these points for travel. However, I would appreciate your understand that the system automatically issues these points to your account within 8 - 10 weeks. This is not done manually. Therefore, I will not be able to expedite these points to your account and will have to wait till this 8 - 10 timeframe."
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on June 03, 2012, 09:34:30 PM
That is what i got when I sent sm.

You must have missed this part:

"I understand that you need these points for travel. However, I would appreciate your understand that the system automatically issues these points to your account within 8 - 10 weeks. This is not done manually. Therefore, I will not be able to expedite these points to your account and will have to wait till this 8 - 10 timeframe."
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yellow on June 03, 2012, 09:50:09 PM
whoever has a issue in getting there points posted no need in calling all you got to do is send them a secure message say that you want to book a ticket and they will be more then happy to post it for you it works for me all the time
They used to advance the points easily (over the phone). This time when I needed points posted they refused at first, then I SM'd and was denied again. Then the representative who denied me at first sent me an SM a few hours later that her manager will make a one time exception for me...
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on June 03, 2012, 09:50:21 PM
That is what i got when I sent sm.

Oiy, I know :)

I was quoting you/him.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 10:29:31 PM
I just churned Plat/PRG/DL successfully, when was the language added?

How many weeks ago was your churn, and was it under 12 months since you had your last plat and PRG?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 10:30:30 PM
How many weeks ago was your churn, and was it under 12 months since you had your last plat and PRG?
3 weeks ago, yes.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 10:31:16 PM
3 weeks ago, yes.
is their a reason u chose those 3 and didnt do a double plat thinking of doing a 3BM tonight
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 10:32:08 PM
Easier to Recon with diff cards.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 10:33:49 PM
Easier to Recon with diff cards.
whats the offer on the delta card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 10:35:39 PM
3 weeks ago, yes.

Then I'm guessing the new language is an empty threat like the old language that said "Bonus offer only good for first time card holders"

On a different note, does anyone think doing a plat/MB plat/PRG 3BM is too ballsy?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on June 03, 2012, 10:44:43 PM
I just churned Plat/PRG/DL successfully, when was the language added?
It was added within the last week or 2 . I have a screen shot from 05/22 that does not have that language. On the MB Plat I think it was added in the last few days , I noticed it today for the first time , and Ive been looking out for it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 10:48:15 PM
Then I'm guessing the new language is an empty threat like the old language that said "Bonus offer only good for first time card holders"

On a different note, does anyone think doing a plat/MB plat/PRG 3BM is too ballsy?
im thinking of doing the same tonight
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 10:55:48 PM
It was added within the last week or 2 . I have a screen shot from 05/22 that does not have that language. On the MB Plat I think it was added in the last few days , I noticed it today for the first time , and Ive been looking out for it.

Well if that's true then we are probably screwed
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 10:56:46 PM
Well if that's true then we are probably screwed
stop with all ur rhetoric they always have things like that written. Also dopeople think if I apply for the plat today I can get myself a priority pass by june 24th
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 10:57:44 PM
im thinking of doing the same tonight

Let us know how it goes if you do
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on June 03, 2012, 10:58:20 PM
Well if that's true then we are probably screwed
Doubt It

But it could mean they are starting to think about cracking  down , this language is much more specific then the old exceptions buried in the T & C. Until I hear many people not getting it I'm not worried in the slightest
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 10:59:23 PM
Doubt It

But it could mean they are starting to crack down , this language is much more specific then the old exceptions buried in the T & C

You think with the new language they will still let the bonus points go through if you've had plat/prg within the last 12 months?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 11:01:46 PM
You think with the new language they will still let the bonus points go through if you've had plat/prg within the last 12 months?
dunno I just cancelled a prg and cancelled my plat less than a year ago so if I apply we will see. The only consolation is if I only get one hit I will still get 50k for Mercedes plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 11:05:16 PM
dunno I just cancelled a prg and cancelled my plat less than a year ago so if I apply we will see. The only consolation is if I only get one hit I will still get 50k for Mercedes plat

I cancelled a MB plat, plat, and PRG all within the last 3 months, so I'd get nothing if the new language is enforced, yikes!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 11:06:14 PM
any idea on
stop with all ur rhetoric they always have things like that written. Also do people think if I apply for the plat today I can get myself a priority pass by june 24th
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2012, 11:06:55 PM
Gimme a break.  Every card has language against churning.  Why would anyone care about what the app page says about that?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: netzih on June 03, 2012, 11:08:09 PM
I applied for the global entry (still pending review) and got 2 gift cards from aa and still wasn't credited back can I cancel now and the credit will come later or in order yup get the credit the account has to be open?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 11:09:54 PM
any idea on

Should be enough time. Go for the 3BM tonight
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 11:11:21 PM
im thinking abt it just nervous havent applied for anything in a while
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on June 03, 2012, 11:16:44 PM
im thinking abt it just nervous havent applied for anything in a while
waiting longer wont help
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 03, 2012, 11:17:59 PM
waiting longer wont help
lol im also debating if i can hit 6k spending in 3 months
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 03, 2012, 11:28:55 PM
lol im also debating if i can hit 6k spending in 3 months

Costco + amazon payments
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 12:10:00 AM
I pulled the trigger all pending on the app status page two say check back in 24 hours one just says we will notify you once processed
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 04, 2012, 12:34:37 AM
Have my fingers crossed for you! Let us know as they get approved :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on June 04, 2012, 08:21:37 AM
they always have things like that written.
not really.  they usually have a standard language about first time cardmembers... i've neve seen amex put anything in a similar language as this, one clearly geared towards churners, and in bold where it lists the offer, as opposed to its usual small spot in the t&c's.                        it could be nothing and we're back to business as usual, but, all the same, i wouldn't make myself the guinea pig.                       glad to see that you went for it though, very interested in hearing the results 


On a different note, does anyone think doing a plat/MB plat/PRG 3BM is too ballsy?
sounds good
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on June 04, 2012, 08:22:22 AM
I pulled the trigger all pending on the app status page two say check back in 24 hours one just says we will notify you once processed

Good luck mate :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 09:39:41 AM
Good luck mate :)
now they all  say the we will notify you once processed. should i call recon or just wait
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 04, 2012, 09:51:28 AM
now they all  say the we will notify you once processed. should i call recon or just wait

That happened to me when I did a 2BM for MB plat/plat last year. Plat was approved after a week, MB plat was approved after 1.5 weeks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 09:53:10 AM
That happened to me when I did a 2BM for MB plat/plat last year. Plat was approved after a week, MB plat was approved after 1.5 weeks.
you didnt call recon? I really need two priority passes before june 25th so I dont know if i can wait that long and i dont recall is there any way to get a priority pass under a name that is not the cardholders name
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 04, 2012, 09:54:52 AM
No I didn't recon, I just kept checking the Amex application status webpage.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 09:55:59 AM
think its a bad move to call recon
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on June 04, 2012, 11:57:12 AM
i dont recall is there any way to get a priority pass under a name that is not the cardholders name

AU.

Check PP rules, with regards to guesting others into the lounge, it might be $27 per (in which case you'll need an AU/PP for each guest for free lounge enterance).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: boruch on June 04, 2012, 12:05:10 PM
Planning to do a 3BM tonight for PRG, SPG and Platinum. For the Platinum; Are people using Dan's link for the 25K or the 50K link posted here a few weeks ago?

I'm trying to get at least 100K together and I have a targeted PRG offer for 50K and would like to get 50K for the platinum as well. What are my chances?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 04, 2012, 12:06:04 PM
Planning to do a 3BM tonight for PRG, SPG and Platinum. For the Platinum; Are people using Dan's link for the 25K or the 50K link posted here a few weeks ago?

I'm trying to get at least 100K together and I have a targeted PRG offer for 50K and would like to get 50K for the platinum as well. What are my chances?

Use the MB plat 50k link for 1k spend if you want a guaranteed 50k
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: boruch on June 04, 2012, 12:22:22 PM
That one doesn't seem to have the same benefits as the regular Platinum. Or am I mistaken?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 04, 2012, 12:26:23 PM
That one doesn't seem to have the same benefits as the regular Platinum. Or am I mistaken?
Same benefits
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: boruch on June 04, 2012, 12:31:58 PM
Including the $200 annual airline credit?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yellow on June 04, 2012, 12:36:53 PM
Including the $200 annual airline credit?
Yes
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: boruch on June 04, 2012, 12:38:40 PM
Thank you. Where can I find this info? (Just to make sure)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 04, 2012, 12:48:32 PM
Thank you. Where can I find this info? (Just to make sure)

In the $200 Amex Credit thread. I've personally done the $200 credit on the MB plat. It's the same card, just a $475 fee instead of $450 and you get a $100 GC to Mercedes Benz after meeting spend.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 02:25:01 PM
So funny story i called recon and they told me me report was frozen. I had totally forgotten about that.i had them cancel all the application un-froze it and applied again got pending called about each separately and got all approved3 for 3
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on June 04, 2012, 02:31:33 PM
So funny story i called recon and they told me me report was frozen. I had totally forgotten about that.i had them cancel all the application un-froze it and applied again got pending called about each separately and got all approved3 for 3

Wow. Congats!
Now let's see if you get the bonuses. . .
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 02:36:01 PM
Wow. Congats!
Now let's see if you get the bonuses. . .
my thought process wa chances are i will and if somehow i don't i will still get at least 50K from mercedes plus 400 in airline credit
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPGCont on June 04, 2012, 02:59:43 PM
Any downside to the following method of meeting a spending req on the Amex Platinum:

buying stuff at a store
holding them till charges post & statement closes
bonus points post
move points to an airline's program
and then return items
then cancel card

Would this work or would amex somehow debit my account, FR me, or give a negative points balance (like a points advance)?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 04, 2012, 03:02:02 PM
Awesome! Now to see if the bonus points post. *Fingers crossed*

Also did you do the plat 50k for 3k spend or the plain 25k for 2k spend? I'm talking about the non-MB plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 04, 2012, 03:03:04 PM
Any downside to the following method of meeting a spending req on the Amex Platinum:

buying stuff at a store
holding them till charges post & statement closes
bonus points post
move points to an airline's program
and then return items
then cancel card

Would this work or would amex somehow debit my account, FR me, or give a negative points balance (like a points advance)?
This has been spoke about in the past, its not a good option ...

You are better off buying in costco or Nordstoms where they return for cash

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 04, 2012, 03:04:52 PM
Awesome! Now to see if the bonus points post. *Fingers crossed*

Also did you do the plat 50k for 3k spend or the plain 25k for 2k spend? I'm talking about the non-MB plat
50K hopefully at the end of this I will have 125K plus 400 in airline credit
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPGCont on June 04, 2012, 03:05:45 PM
This has been spoke about in the past, its not a good option ...

You are better off buying in costco or Nordstoms where they return for cash

I appreciate the response but can you please elaborate?

Why is this bad and are you sure nordstrom will give a cash refund for items purchased on a ccard?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 04, 2012, 03:07:51 PM
I appreciate the response but can you please elaborate?

Why is this bad and are you sure nordstrom will give a cash refund for items purchased on a ccard?
People had different experience why this isnt a good option. Dont know off hand, search the forum...

Norstorm gives you the option for a cash return
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: MavsMan on June 04, 2012, 03:11:24 PM
Awesome! Now to see if the bonus points post. *Fingers crossed*

Also did you do the plat 50k for 3k spend or the plain 25k for 2k spend? I'm talking about the non-MB plat

When should bonus points be visible on the account?  As soon as the required spending has been met? or after the statement has closed? 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on June 04, 2012, 08:31:33 PM
People had different experience why this isnt a good option. Dont know off hand, search the forum...

Norstorm gives you the option for a cash return
I personally used this method (not intentionally, as i really thought i was going to keep the two suits i bought from macy's) and had no problems but others may have had problems but i don't recall ever coming accross this.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on June 05, 2012, 09:21:01 AM
Costco + amazon payments

Explain Costco please.PM if necessary Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 05, 2012, 10:19:25 AM
If I downgraded my PRG to a Zync three months ago, should I be ok to do a 3BM for PRG/Plat/MB Plat according to the new T&C language?

Or should I cancel my Zync and wait 90 days before doing the 3BM?

A mod on FlyerTalk posted this today: "The only way to qualify for a "new" Amex account charge card bonus is to close all of your existing charge cards and wait 3 - 12 months."
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on June 05, 2012, 01:14:28 PM
A mod on FlyerTalk posted this today: "The only way to qualify for a "new" Amex account charge card bonus is to close all of your existing charge cards and wait 3 - 12 months."
until now ft and the other blogs were posting that amex is only churnable once every two years... are you really gonna litter our forums with the ft mods opinion of the new language?
(meant in the kindest way)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on June 05, 2012, 02:14:34 PM
Good point yare - although the fact that AMEX bothered to make some very specific changes to the terms regarding bonus offers on their Gold, Platinum, and other app pages recently has to make you at least consider if they may actually intend to follow through.  Time will tell!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 07, 2012, 12:11:54 AM
I signed up for Citi Identity Monitor to check my scores and my Experian is lower than I thought, Citi ID says it's 700.

Should I delay doing the 2BM for the MB Plat/Plat with Amex?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: MavsMan on June 07, 2012, 05:02:00 PM
Beyond the 50k bonus, lounge access, and other benefits, is there any reason (value) to using this card on a day to day or even semi-regular basis?

Specifically, does it provide measurably better dispute or return protection where it would substitute for SPG Amex on items where you would like extended warranty?  Or better rental car coverage? Anything?

Some people seem to swear by the card for all spending, but I just don't see it and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2012, 05:03:15 PM
You're not missing anything.  The card stinks for spending, except that it covers lost items.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: MavsMan on June 07, 2012, 05:06:21 PM
You're not missing anything.  The card stinks for spending, except that it covers lost items.

Man you're fast...

Thanks, I guess if I knew I was going to lose something... haha

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: netzih on June 10, 2012, 03:44:15 PM
I tried calling and emailing a few times about expediting my 50,000 points and ge+nexus credit and they keep saying it takes 6-8 Weeks and I want to cancel my cards already
What should I do?
Did they stop expediting these things?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 10, 2012, 05:39:49 PM
is an AU also prorated when cancelling just the AU? if yes, is it it from date of adding an AU?
is the prorated 60 days from account opening or from statement closing?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on June 10, 2012, 09:45:50 PM
I tried calling and emailing a few times about expediting my 50,000 points and ge+nexus credit and they keep saying it takes 6-8 Weeks and I want to cancel my cards already
What should I do?
Did they stop expediting these things?
Are your pts pending yet? Or your still waiting for them to even pend?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: netzih on June 10, 2012, 09:57:54 PM
Are your pts pending yet? Or your still waiting for them to even pend?
how can I tell if they are pending?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: netzih on June 10, 2012, 10:05:51 PM
Just checked the points are not pending yet how long does it take?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on June 10, 2012, 11:05:31 PM
Just checked the points are not pending yet how long does it take?
usually within a few days of the spend. But it could take longer . Before they pend there is no way to rush it up.

As Dan and others have mentioned the 50K link for the regular platinum has had numerous reports of people not getting them . Best of luck
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: netzih on June 11, 2012, 12:35:53 AM
usually within a few days of the spend. But it could take longer . Before they pend there is no way to rush it up.

As Dan and others have mentioned the 50K link for the regular platinum has had numerous reports of people not getting them . Best of luck
all the messages they sent me say that I signed up with that promo and that I meet the requirements I just have to wait it out
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 11, 2012, 07:20:14 AM
After exhausting all other attempts, I am now gonna have to write a letter to Amex "correspondence" (and send it together with a copy of my screenshot), to fight for my 50k point bonus which amex refuses to budge and give me for what I signed up for.

Yes, I've spoken with many many Reps, MR reps, supervisors etc.. who have also contacted "marketing"...

Is there any generic letter floating around here, from which I can copy and tweak, to send to correspondence?

Anybody had to go through this?

I'd really greatly appreciate if anyone can send me...

TYVM!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on June 11, 2012, 08:31:41 AM
After exhausting all other attempts, I am now gonna have to write a letter to Amex "correspondence" (and send it together with a copy of my screenshot), to fight for my 50k point bonus which amex refuses to budge and give me for what I signed up for.

Yes, I've spoken with many many Reps, MR reps, supervisors etc.. who have also contacted "marketing"...

Is there any generic letter floating around here, from which I can copy and tweak, to send to correspondence?

Anybody had to go through this?

I'd really greatly appreciate if anyone can send me...

TYVM!

Did you attempt to embarrass them via social media like Twitter ? Seems to have helped in the past but parse your words, cause I got barred from askamex @ twitter

Worth a try IMHO
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: TC610 on June 11, 2012, 10:25:55 AM
I was going through the same problem with them.  I couldn't get them to expedite the 50k bonus even after multiple HUCAs and SMs.  My last attempt was last Monday (about 7 weeks after meeting the threshold).  The rep said that I did qualify for the bonus and she didn't know why the points didn't post.  She said she does not have the ability to post the 50k and that she'd have to open an inquiry on my account and that I should hear something within 3 business days.  I called last Wednesday to follow up, and the rep I spoke with said an inquiry was still open  'with the corporate marketing department" and that I should hear by US mail within 10 business days of the inquiry being opened.

I had an SM in my message center from last month in which the rep outlined the terms of the bonus (50k for spending $3k).  Last Thursday was 8 weeks and 1 day since reaching the threshold so I sent a reply to that SM asking why the points hadn't posted.  30 minutes later I got a reply with the 50k posted.

Edited: I'm a grammar freak and had to fix a typo.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 11, 2012, 10:41:31 AM
I was going through the same problem with them.  I couldn't get them to expedite the 50k bonus even after multiple HUCAs and SMs.  My last attempt was last Monday (about 7 weeks after meeting the threshold).  The rep said that I did qualify for the bonus and she didn't know why the points didn't post.  She said she does not have the ability to post the 50k and that she'd have to open an inquiry on my account and that I should hear something within 3 business days.  I called last Wednesday to follow up, and the rep I spoke with said an inquiry was still open  'with the corporate marketing department" and that I should hear by US mail within 10 business days of the inquiry being opened.

I had an SM in my message center from last month in which the rep outlined the terms of the bonus (50k for spending $3k).  Last Thursday was 8 weeks and 1 day since reaching the threshold so I sent a reply to that SM asking why the points hadn't posted.  30 minutes later I got a reply with the 50k posted.

Edited: I'm a grammar freak and had to fix a typo.
Wow!
I sure hope I won't have to wait as long as you did!

Why? Why do we have to go through all this trouble?! 
Can't Amex be straight?  I never have these issues with Chase.  This is not the first card that I'm getting such issues with amex..

But back to my original question, does anyone have any generic letter they can share?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on June 11, 2012, 10:45:58 AM
Thanks for sharing the info. It has been 5 weeks since I met my spending, but not points has been posted. I was told to wait 6-8 weeks when I send SM  :(.

I was going through the same problem with them.  I couldn't get them to expedite the 50k bonus even after multiple HUCAs and SMs.  My last attempt was last Monday (about 7 weeks after meeting the threshold).  The rep said that I did qualify for the bonus and she didn't know why the points didn't post.  She said she does not have the ability to post the 50k and that she'd have to open an inquiry on my account and that I should hear something within 3 business days.  I called last Wednesday to follow up, and the rep I spoke with said an inquiry was still open  'with the corporate marketing department" and that I should hear by US mail within 10 business days of the inquiry being opened.

I had an SM in my message center from last month in which the rep outlined the terms of the bonus (50k for spending $3k).  Last Thursday was 8 weeks and 1 day since reaching the threshold so I sent a reply to that SM asking why the points hadn't posted.  30 minutes later I got a reply with the 50k posted.

Edited: I'm a grammar freak and had to fix a typo.
Title: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 11, 2012, 10:54:38 AM
If anyone needs a 50k link, I think I have 1 referral left.

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 11, 2012, 11:05:20 AM
Galitzyaner and Karen, can you please share which platinum card you signed up for? Which link did you use? Mercedes Plat 50k after 1k spend? Regular Plat 50k after 3k spend?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: kivabb on June 11, 2012, 01:39:21 PM
I signed up for Mercedes Plat 50k after that new wording was added on left of application and just got 50K after $1K spend
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 11, 2012, 02:04:57 PM
I signed up for Mercedes Plat 50k after that new wording was added on left of application and just got 50K after $1K spend

Is this the first time you've had a Mercedes Plat though? If you've had it before and under 12 months ago then that is great news.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on June 11, 2012, 02:08:39 PM
I signed up for Mercedes Plat 50k after that new wording was added on left of application and just got 50K after $1K spend

Thanks for sharing that - and I assume you previously got the same card(s) in the last year?  8)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 11, 2012, 02:56:44 PM
Galitzyaner and Karen, can you please share which platinum card you signed up for? Which link did you use? Mercedes Plat 50k after 1k spend? Regular Plat 50k after 3k spend?
Regular Plat 50k after 3k spend

(promotion code was A9IJ:0019)

They claim that when I signed with this referral, it had already expired!

I say, we live in 2012, and expired applications don't (or at least shouldn't) work.

Perhaps the lesson I take from all my Amex card bonus difficulties is, not to use these links that float are posted on the DDF by someone other than DAN.  Again, it's not my first time signing up for a card using a link from DDF, and getting somewhat screwed  :(.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: kivabb on June 11, 2012, 02:58:00 PM
3rd time in 12 months
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 11, 2012, 03:24:14 PM
I did a 3BM for Plat(50K for $3K)/MB Plat(50K for $1K)/PRG (25K for $2K). This is my 1st time having any of these cards. I received the cards on 5/14, and met minimum spend on all 3 on 5/17. Pending points are only showing for the MB Plat.  Is there any reason for concern?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 11, 2012, 03:24:37 PM
3rd time in 12 months
Nice!  Lucky you :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on June 11, 2012, 03:28:56 PM
Beyond the 50k bonus, lounge access, and other benefits, is there any reason (value) to using this card on a day to day or even semi-regular basis?

Specifically, does it provide measurably better dispute or return protection where it would substitute for SPG Amex on items where you would like extended warranty?  Or better rental car coverage? Anything?

Some people seem to swear by the card for all spending, but I just don't see it and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

No FOREX is decent for some of us.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 11, 2012, 03:32:37 PM
I did a 3BM for Plat(50K for $3K)/MB Plat(50K for $1K)/PRG (25K for $2K). This is my 1st time having any of these cards. I received the cards on 5/14, and met minimum spend on all 3 on 5/17. Pending points are only showing for the MB Plat.  Is there any reason for concern?

Which link did you use for the 50k for 3k plat?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 11, 2012, 03:34:39 PM
Which link did you use for the 50k for 3k plat?
Found it on FT then, its not around anymore. It did say 50k for $3k on the app page FWIW.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2012, 03:36:56 PM
Found it on FT then, its not around anymore. It did say 50k for $3k on the app page FWIW.
Those links are often faulty. Good luck though!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 11, 2012, 03:39:18 PM
Those links are often faulty. Good luck though!

I got a referral email for the 50k after 3k and the email says apply by Dec 31st 2012

Do you think it's safe?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on June 11, 2012, 04:51:12 PM
Galitzyaner and Karen, can you please share which platinum card you signed up for? Which link did you use? Mercedes Plat 50k after 1k spend? Regular Plat 50k after 3k spend?
I signed up for both Mercedes Plat and platinum. I got points for Mercedes 3 days after I hit purchase requirement. For platinum, it has been over 5 weeks, points has not posted yet. I used a referral link for platinum. and it was confirmed by the representative that 50K would be posted after 6-8 weeks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 11, 2012, 05:15:52 PM
I signed up for both Mercedes Plat and platinum. I got points for Mercedes 3 days after I hit purchase requirement. For platinum, it has been over 5 weeks, points has not posted yet. I used a referral link for platinum. and it was confirmed by the representative that 50K would be posted after 6-8 weeks.

Was the referral link posted on DDF or FT? Or was it an email referral link you got from someone?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 11, 2012, 06:50:18 PM
is an AU also prorated when cancelling just the AU? if yes, is it it from date of adding an AU?
is the prorated 60 days from account opening or from statement closing?

So, no one knows the scoop about an authorized user?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on June 12, 2012, 08:50:02 AM
Was the referral link posted on DDF or FT? Or was it an email referral link you got from someone?
Someone from the FT sent me an email referral link.  I used two referral links from FT before,  I didn't have any problem.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 12, 2012, 09:18:53 AM
Someone from the FT sent me an email referral link.  I used two referral links from FT before,  I didn't have any problem.

Do you still have the email referral you got? What was the expiration date on it and the offer code?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 12, 2012, 05:41:05 PM
I did a 3BM for Plat(50K for $3K)/MB Plat(50K for $1K)/PRG (25K for $2K). This is my 1st time having any of these cards. I received the cards on 5/14, and met minimum spend on all 3 on 5/17. Pending points are only showing for the MB Plat.  Is there any reason for concern?

I SMed about the points for the PRG and the Vanilla Plat today and got responses 2 hours later (both from the same rep).

For the Plat I got the following response:
Quote from: Amex SM
I understand your concern regarding 50,000 bonus points. You don't worry. I will take care of it immediately.

1) You will be happy to know that we have already issued 50,000 bonus points to your Platinum Card as per the offer.
2) In order to make 50,000 bonus points available, I have issue 1 point as goodwill gesture.
3) After this adjustment, you have 50,001 available points in your Membership Rewards account.
I hope you find 50,001 available points to your satisfaction. We value your loyalty and business with us since 2011.
And lo and behold, 50,001 points are now in my account. So I guess some Plat links from FT do work just fine. Some of you can breathe a sigh of relief.  ;)

On the PRG their response was this:
Quote from: Amex SM
I understand you would like to know that when you will receive 25,000 bonus points. You don't worry. I will be delighted to provide the date.

1) You will be happy to know that your Premier Rewards Gold Card has following bonus points offer.
Promotion Offer : Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards bonus points after you spend $2,000 on the Card within the first 3 months.
2) I see that you have spent $2047.22 on your Premier Rewards Gold Card on 05/17/12.
3) As per the offer, the 25,000 bonus points will be credited to your account automatically within 6-8 weeks.
4) I assure you that the 25,000 bonus points will be credited to your account automatically by July 18, 2012.
5) In case you don't receive the bonus points by above date, please let me know and I will make necessary adjustments. I assure you that I have made a detailed note on your account regarding these bonus points. So, relax.

I don't care if the points don't post for the PRG on time, as I plan on holding that for a year anyway. My only remaining issue is, now I can't seem to find the 50K pending points that were showing before for the MB Plat. Is there a different place I should be looking?
 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on June 12, 2012, 07:11:44 PM
I think he simply just moved your MB points from pending to available (whether he thought those were supposed to be for the Vanilla Plat or not), that's why you don't see anything pending.  And now you are waiting for points from both the PRG and Vanilla Plat...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 12, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
I think 3ZeroT is right
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sns on June 12, 2012, 09:16:27 PM
According to many reports even when you apply with the 50K they don't give the 50K (or even anything at all), so good luck on a match :P
Are we to believe that your gonna take it on the chin with no fight at all? :o
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 13, 2012, 09:53:26 AM
I think he simply just moved your MB points from pending to available (whether he thought those were supposed to be for the Vanilla Plat or not), that's why you don't see anything pending.  And now you are waiting for points from both the PRG and Vanilla Plat...
That's what I woulda thought. However, the pending points said clearly they were for the MB Plat Card #12345, and her message referenced that she deposited points in my account for Plat Card #54321.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 13, 2012, 01:04:06 PM
I SMed about my MB Plat points and they responded that they were already issued. Does Amex give problems for receiving bonuses for both at the same time? I want to SM them telling them that I got for one but not the other. I'm a first time cardholder on both.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 14, 2012, 11:08:37 AM
To be more precise, can I write an SM worded like the following;

Hello Krishan. Thank you for your help. I believe the points that were issued to my account were for my Mercedes Benz Platinum Card (-12345). I had been asking you about my Platinum Card (-54321), for which I have not yet seen any points or pending points. Can you please look in to posting those points? Thanks.

Or is mentioning that I signed up for both an unnecessary risk that I should avoid?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 14, 2012, 11:10:32 AM
To be more precise, can I write an SM worded like the following;

Hello Krishan. Thank you for your help. I believe the points that were issued to my account were for my Mercedes Benz Platinum Card (-12345). I had been asking you about my Platinum Card (-54321), for which I have not yet seen any points or pending points. Can you please look in to posting those points? Thanks.

Or is mentioning that I signed up for both an unnecessary risk that I should avoid?
They already see that...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 15, 2012, 10:38:49 AM
They already see that...
In that case I have nothing to be afraid of by mentioning both bonuses in 1 SM, correct?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 15, 2012, 12:21:17 PM
In that case I have nothing to be afraid of by mentioning both bonuses in 1 SM, correct?
IMO if you tell them that the point they gave weren't for that card, they will look to see what card it was for.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 17, 2012, 10:28:52 AM
just as an update i sent an SM asking what my bonuses were for the two plats and was told the correct bonuses so I should be set
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jj1000 on June 17, 2012, 10:33:58 AM
Any active 50K links?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 17, 2012, 10:56:38 AM
Any active 50K links?
I could send a referral email from Amex for 50K 

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jj1000 on June 17, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
I could send a referral email from Amex for 50K 


That's be great! Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 17, 2012, 11:15:17 AM
just as an update i sent an SM asking what my bonuses were for the two plats and was told the correct bonuses so I should be set

Did you use a referral link as well that someone sent you?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 17, 2012, 11:16:31 AM
Did you use a referral link as well that someone sent you?
yea and i confirmed 50k after 3k spend
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 17, 2012, 12:38:14 PM
yea and i confirmed 50k after 3k spend

Let us know if the points go to pending after meeting spend, or if they get stuck in limbo and are a no show like others have experienced.

I hope they post asap for you sir!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: tracyinca on June 17, 2012, 03:53:53 PM
Does anyone know if Amex still refunds the platinum annual fee if the card is cancelled within 60 days of the fee being billed?  I recently cancelled a platinum card I received in April after finally receiving the 50,000 points from a referral link.  The annual fee was billed on April 27th and when I went to cancel, I assumed I would receive a refund of the annual fee since I was still within that 60 day time frame.  But I was told they could only prorate the fee and I would be getting $375 back, even though I have another Amex charge card (prg).  When I asked why I would not be credited the full $450, I was not really given a reason, just told they could only prorate the fee.  Is there anything else I can do to get the full amount back?  I tried sending a SM, but was basically given the same response.  And calling again to speak to different rep hasn't helped, as they just refrence the notes from the first person I spoke to.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jj1000 on June 17, 2012, 04:04:17 PM
@tracyinca How many times have you HUCAed?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: tracyinca on June 17, 2012, 05:54:07 PM
I tried a calling customer service a few different times, but each time the rep just referenced the notes from the first call and said I would only be getting $375 back and that I was already told this.  Is there another number or department I could try?  I thought it was Amex policy to refund the annual fee on any card cancelled within 60 days of the fee being billed.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 18, 2012, 09:21:01 AM
All I have with Amex right now is a Zync card. If you were me, would you guys cancel it before doing a 3BM with Amex due to the new T&C language they added?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 18, 2012, 11:09:02 AM
My points were already issued but I have not yet paid the annual fee (it is due in a few days). Can I just cancel the card now instead of paying the fee? Or am I better off paying the fee, closing the card, and requesting a refund. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 18, 2012, 11:34:50 AM
I've cancelled many times before the fee posted, it's easier that way.

You got your 50k from the regular plat already after 3k spend? I thought they went missing according to your earlier posts.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 18, 2012, 11:43:48 AM
The MB 50K went missing; the Plat 50K was posted after $3K spend. There was some confusion as to which points were issued, but I now have an SM clarifying that the Plat points were the ones that were posted, and that the MB 50K will post by 7/17. (Fee hit on 6/12, so I should be fine).

My card now shows there is a $250 payment due, meaning $450 fee - $200 in AA credits. If I cancel now, the $450 disappears and I get a check for $200, correct? Do I need to take any action to get that $200?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on June 18, 2012, 01:44:30 PM
All I have with Amex right now is a Zync card. If you were me, would you guys cancel it before doing a 3BM with Amex due to the new T&C language they added?
I recently (after the T&C changed) opened a MB Plat. card after having a few of them in the last 12 months and i currently have a gold and zinc and i got the 50k bonus points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Zeeeeks on June 18, 2012, 03:13:16 PM
I recently (after the T&C changed) opened a MB Plat. card after having a few of them in the last 12 months and i currently have a gold and zinc and i got the 50k bonus points.
A few MB cards?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: tracyinca on June 18, 2012, 06:51:29 PM
I tried a calling customer service a few different times, but each time the rep just referenced the notes from the first call and said I would only be getting $375 back and that I was already told this.  Is there another number or department I could try?  I thought it was Amex policy to refund the annual fee on any card cancelled within 60 days of the fee being billed.

Update:  I tweeted the AskAmex people on twitter and they issued the remaining $75 credit to my account. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 18, 2012, 06:52:21 PM
Update:  I tweeted the AskAmex people on twitter and they issued the remaining $75 credit to my account.
congrats!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aryeh1 on June 22, 2012, 12:53:58 PM
Anyone have a business platinum 50k link?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on June 23, 2012, 04:05:12 PM
Just as an update, I lost my battle to receive the full 50k for 1k spend, and ended up with 25k.
I has sent them a screenshot clearly showing it, and multiple SM's as well. I finally called them, and the guy pointed out that I had just received 50k for a Plat (my MB, part of my 2bm of Plat cards). I explained to him that it was a diff Plat card, and he told me that I can only receive the bonus once for Plat cards, even if one is regular, and one is MB.
I decided to not push the argument since I didn't want him to see that I had just canceled my Biz Plat and MB Plat, and raise any more flags. I also needed to cancel within the 60 day period, and was coming to the end. I thanked him profusely for his help, hung up, sent them an SM, and canceled the card.

Ah well, you win some and you lose some. Maybe I'll churn them both again in a month...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Walk On the Ocean on June 23, 2012, 11:09:41 PM

Ah well, you win some and you lose some. Maybe I'll churn them both again in a month...
Love your attitude!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: good sam on June 23, 2012, 11:13:05 PM
Just as an update, I lost my battle to receive the full 50k for 1k spend, and ended up with 25k.
I has sent them a screenshot clearly showing it, and multiple SM's as well. I finally called them, and the guy pointed out that I had just received 50k for a Plat (my MB, part of my 2bm of Plat cards). I explained to him that it was a diff Plat card, and he told me that I can only receive the bonus once for Plat cards, even if one is regular, and one is MB.
I decided to not push the argument since I didn't want him to see that I had just canceled my Biz Plat and MB Plat, and raise any more flags. I also needed to cancel within the 60 day period, and was coming to the end. I thanked him profusely for his help, hung up, sent them an SM, and canceled the card.

Ah well, you win some and you lose some. Maybe I'll churn them both again in a month...
have you tried calling the executive number? That worked for myself and others
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on June 24, 2012, 02:11:02 AM
have you tried calling the executive number? That worked for myself and others

No, once the cs rep mentioned the other 50k, I was a bit spooked and decided to not push my luck. If I hadn't just canceled two other Plats, I would have.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: moshiach1 on June 24, 2012, 09:04:16 AM
could anyone please refer me for a 50k business platinum link?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: A3 on June 24, 2012, 01:20:49 PM
Used my cancelled platinum card in the AA lounge @ MIA last Tuesday night without a problem, was picking up my wife and kid from the airport, got a gate pass, so I went early watched a little bit of the game there with free drinks.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on June 24, 2012, 06:52:37 PM
Used my cancelled platinum card in the AA lounge @ MIA last Tuesday night without a problem, was picking up my wife and kid from the airport, got a gate pass, so I went early watched a little bit of the game there with free drinks.

Nice. Didn't know that AA gave gate passes.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 24, 2012, 07:42:53 PM
Does anybody know, how long after I cancel a plat. will the PP work?
i.e. for how long after I cancel will they be able to swipe it and not say "canceled"?

Does the cancellation of the Plat immediately cancel the Priority Pass?
Or have I got a week or two to still benefit?

Thanks.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: A3 on June 24, 2012, 09:03:36 PM
Nice. Didn't know that AA gave gate passes.

The gate pass had nothing to do with the lounge.
When I dropped her off I asked at the check in counter, and since she was there they said no prob, when I picked her up it was a little more difficult. I had to email someone from AA to get me in.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: DrDanny on June 24, 2012, 11:39:41 PM
The gate pass had nothing to do with the lounge.
When I dropped her off I asked at the check in counter, and since she was there they said no prob, when I picked her up it was a little more difficult. I had to email someone from AA to get me in.
Like customer service or like a hookup at AA
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: A3 on June 25, 2012, 06:52:35 AM
customer service, and they still gave me a hard time at the check in counter, but got it at the end.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on June 25, 2012, 11:16:51 AM
How is the refund of the Plat annual fee and/or credit balance issued - check, statement credit? Do I need to do anything to get it or just sit back and wait?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yellow on June 25, 2012, 12:28:59 PM
How is the refund of the Plat annual fee and/or credit balance issued - check, statement credit? Do I need to do anything to get it or just sit back and wait?
IME they refunded it back onto the card. Then you can request a check
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 25, 2012, 12:36:12 PM
Does anybody know, how long after I cancel a plat. will the PP work?
i.e. for how long after I cancel will they be able to swipe it and not say "canceled"?

Does the cancellation of the Plat immediately cancel the Priority Pass?
Or have I got a week or two to still benefit?

Thanks.
Anybody?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on June 25, 2012, 01:34:57 PM
could anyone please refer me for a 50k business platinum link?
+1 if anyone has
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 25, 2012, 04:22:09 PM
didn't receive points for spend after statement closed yet, dosen't even show pending, spoke to amex, they said takes 30 days to post. is that true? because IIRC it used to not be like that?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on June 25, 2012, 04:29:36 PM
It officially takes 6-8 weeks.

Never had that- I did a 3bm for my wife (plat personal, merceds plat and gold) and in under 3 weeks of getting the cards I had all 100k in my acct ready to use.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 25, 2012, 04:33:34 PM
It officially takes 6-8 weeks.

Never had that- I did a 3bm for my wife (plat personal, merceds plat and gold) and in under 3 weeks of getting the cards I had all 100k in my acct ready to use.

how long ago?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on June 25, 2012, 04:46:14 PM
It officially takes 6-8 weeks.

Never had that- I did a 3bm for my wife (plat personal, merceds plat and gold) and in under 3 weeks of getting the cards I had all 100k in my acct ready to use.
same here. All my recent AMEX cards had the bonus points very quickly, often before the close of the statement once I reached the spend.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yellow on June 25, 2012, 04:56:06 PM
didn't receive points for spend after statement closed yet, dosen't even show pending, spoke to amex, they said takes 30 days to post. is that true? because IIRC it used to not be like that?
I dunno. A few months ago when churning the points posted a few days after the spend, but recently its taken about 6 weeks (and a few calls/SM's). No clue why. Also according to a rep I spoke to, bonus points do not go into pending (only spend points). Dunno how accurate he was though b/c I couldv'e sworn I once had bonus points pending
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on June 25, 2012, 05:13:53 PM
@u-no-me:
I applied abt a month ago or so
@yellow:
It is 100% wrong- can even show you my sm I sent to get them from pending into the acct
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on June 25, 2012, 05:29:33 PM
I dunno. A few months ago when churning the points posted a few days after the spend, but recently its taken about 6 weeks (and a few calls/SM's). No clue why. Also according to a rep I spoke to, bonus points do not go into pending (only spend points). Dunno how accurate he was though b/c I couldv'e sworn I once had bonus points pending
I just opened 2 cards Plat and Gold, and I got the bonus points pending a few days after I met the spending requirements
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yellow on June 25, 2012, 05:35:07 PM
@yellow:
It is 100% wrong- can even show you my sm I sent to get them from pending into the acct

I dunno. A few months ago when churning the points posted a few days after the spend, but recently its taken about 6 weeks (and a few calls/SM's). No clue why. Also according to a rep I spoke to, bonus points do not go into pending (only spend points). Dunno how accurate he was though b/c I couldv'e sworn I once had bonus points pending

Yep I figured it was incorrect.
clueless reps  ::)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 25, 2012, 06:26:43 PM
I just opened 2 cards Plat and Gold, and I got the bonus points pending a few days after I met the spending requirements

MB Plat or regular?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on June 26, 2012, 03:53:28 PM
Has anyone who used a 50k reference link that was sent to them via email received their 50k points yet for the regular plat card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on June 27, 2012, 06:59:49 PM
I did a 2bm on 6/25 for the regular  plat and mb plat.

When I check the status online it says "check back in 24 hours".

Its been two days already and it still says that. Does anybody know if that's a good sign or a bad sign?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 27, 2012, 07:24:22 PM
I did a 2bm on 6/25 for the regular  plat and mb plat.

When I check the status online it says "check back in 24 hours".

Its been two days already and it still says that. Does anybody know if that's a good sign or a bad sign?
call them i had same thing and they were able to approve me right away
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on June 28, 2012, 07:06:11 PM
I did a 2bm on 6/25 for the regular  plat and mb plat.

When I check the status online it says "check back in 24 hours".

Its been two days already and it still says that. Does anybody know if that's a good sign or a bad sign?

Update: They said that there isn't enough info on the applicants CR so they IRS form 4506.

The real problem is that the applicant hasn't files taxes since 2008.  :-\

Anybody know if 08's tax return is going to be good enough?  Any way I can convince them to take bank statements instead?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on June 28, 2012, 07:11:09 PM
Update: They said that there isn't enough info on the applicants CR so they IRS form 4506.

The real problem is that the applicant hasn't files taxes since 2008.  :-\

Anybody know if 08's tax return is going to be good enough?  Any way I can convince them to take bank statements instead?
yea just tell them they took bank statements from me you should probably continue this is the FR thread
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 07:14:02 PM
Update: They said that there isn't enough info on the applicants CR so they IRS form 4506.

The real problem is that the applicant hasn't files taxes since 2008.  :-\

Anybody know if 08's tax return is going to be good enough?  Any way I can convince them to take bank statements instead?

As a matter of practice, they simply will not accept anything older than 2 (might be 3) years old.

They'll request bank statements.

yea just tell them they took bank statements from me you should probably continue this is the FR thread

+1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 28, 2012, 08:17:39 PM
Do AU'S also get PP and $200 airline credit?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 08:20:08 PM
Do AU'S also get PP and $200 airline credit?

No.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 28, 2012, 08:22:11 PM
No.

Cause' on the amex website it says for AU please call PP to register, wasn't sure what that means.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 08:24:34 PM
Cause' on the amex website it says for AU please call PP to register, wasn't sure what that means.

Forgot to bold the $200 credit. PP you get.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 28, 2012, 08:24:55 PM
Forgot to bold the $200 credit. PP you get.

Gracias  :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: U-no-me! on June 30, 2012, 04:26:44 PM
Forgot to bold the $200 credit. PP you get.

But why is it that you have to call to apply, as opposed to the primary which can be done online? Is it also the Prestige Membership that the AU gets?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 02, 2012, 07:29:35 AM
just saw special offers for me at AMEX (im not a card member there, yet) and i see the amex plat 100k sign up bonus after 1k spend in 3 months. did anyone see or get this offer?

just wondering, i wanna hear what u guys say!
last week i app for 1. citiAA and got aprooved  2. and this motze shabbos i app for the chase UA, what is still pending!!
so what do u say should i go on and apply for this AMEX ( and maybe make already a 2bm with another card there)? or its to close to the other app i made?
or cuz its a diffrent company it dosent matter?
thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 02, 2012, 08:27:10 AM
just saw special offers for me at AMEX (im not a card member there, yet) and i see the amex plat 100k sign up bonus after 1k spend in 3 months. did anyone see or get this offer?

just wondering, i wanna hear what u guys say!
last week i app for 1. citiAA and got aprooved  2. and this motze shabbos i app for the chase UA, what is still pending!!
so what do u say should i go on and apply for this AMEX ( and maybe make already a 2bm with another card there)? or its to close to the other app i made?
or cuz its a diffrent company it dosent matter?
thanks

Cross-posting (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.msg252283#msg252283) is frowned upon.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 02, 2012, 08:28:04 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on July 02, 2012, 08:31:01 AM
Sounds great! Why not go for it?

I do not see such an offer on the site using incognito mode...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 02, 2012, 08:31:28 AM
::)

You can roll your eyes all you want, but you may not be rolling them here for much longer:

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Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 02, 2012, 08:39:30 AM
Sounds great! Why not go for it?

I do not see such an offer on the site using incognito mode...
even i app in 2 diffrent banks the past few days? it dosent matter?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 02, 2012, 08:40:07 AM
You can roll your eyes all you want, but you may not be rolling them here for much longer:

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Violators may be warned, suspended, or banned from DDF.

%100 ur right, sorry all :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on July 04, 2012, 12:37:40 PM
any current links for 50k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 04, 2012, 12:40:30 PM
this is a link for the MB Amex plat!!

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on July 04, 2012, 12:41:32 PM
this is a link for the MB Amex plat!!

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0

ty  but i'm looking for the regular amex plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 04, 2012, 12:44:23 PM
ty  but i'm looking for the regular amex plat
had but dosent work anymore!
btw the MB is the same thing+ only 1k spend and not 3k
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on July 04, 2012, 12:46:41 PM
had but dosent work anymore!
btw the MB is the same thing+ only 1k spend and not 3k
yes, but you can't sign up for two mb plats at the same time
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 04, 2012, 12:47:17 PM
correct
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 05, 2012, 01:04:12 PM
Has anyone who did the regular plat for 50k after 3k spend through a referral link gotten their points yet?

myb821?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on July 05, 2012, 08:16:35 PM
just saw special offers for me at AMEX (im not a card member there, yet) and i see the amex plat 100k sign up bonus after 1k spend in 3 months. did anyone see or get this offer?

just wondering, i wanna hear what u guys say!
last week i app for 1. citiAA and got aprooved  2. and this motze shabbos i app for the chase UA, what is still pending!!
so what do u say should i go on and apply for this AMEX ( and maybe make already a 2bm with another card there)? or its to close to the other app i made?
or cuz its a diffrent company it dosent matter?
thanks

Sightly OT rant:

Some guy was sitting next to me at the DDF seminar, when I told him the days of Amex matching to 100k for all are dead he insisted that he got an offer in the mail for 100k. I said: So what? the Amex matching gravy train is still dead" he took the offer out of his pocket and started shoving it in my face:  "here, wanna see". Poor guy didn't get what I was saying...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on July 05, 2012, 10:08:01 PM
Sightly OT rant:

Some guy was sitting next to me at the DDF seminar, when I told him the days of Amex matching to 100k for all are dead he insisted that he got an offer in the mail for 100k. I said: So what? the Amex matching gravy train is still dead" he took the offer out of his pocket and started shoving it in my face:  "here, wanna see". Poor guy didn't get what I was saying...

Poor guy got a targeted offer though and thus could care less what you were saying.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 12:25:36 AM
Poor guy got a targeted offer though and thus could care less what you were saying.
HUH? That is a 1 time offer vs 4 times a year (or more). He's an idiot no matter which way you look at it. (Happens to be I know the guy)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 06, 2012, 01:19:04 AM
Question: After i Get the points and cancel the card to get AF refunded, what happens to the points, how can i save them?

I have amex Zync and Blue cash, do they transfer there?

Maybe stupid question but went thru most of thread and didnt find answer
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on July 06, 2012, 03:50:50 AM
Has anyone who did the regular plat for 50k after 3k spend through a referral link gotten their points yet?

myb821?
trust me once i hit the spend i wool post and let you know
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on July 06, 2012, 10:55:06 AM
Question: After i Get the points and cancel the card to get AF refunded, what happens to the points, how can i save them?

I have amex Zync and Blue cash, do they transfer there?

Maybe stupid question but went thru most of thread and didnt find answer
It stays in your account if you have other MR cards. Green and Gold allow for airline transfers. The others like Zync don't allow transfers but save it for when you get another Plat/Gold card

Did this answer the PM?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 06, 2012, 11:38:26 AM
It stays in your account if you have other MR cards. Green and Gold allow for airline transfers. The others like Zync don't allow transfers but save it for when you get another Plat/Gold card

Did this answer the PM?

Thanks, yes i have the ZYNC so it will stay in the zync account, and they wont revoke them once i cancel the card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on July 07, 2012, 10:18:20 PM
Has anyone who did the regular plat for 50k after 3k spend through a referral link gotten their points yet?

myb821?

I got mine this week.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on July 08, 2012, 10:55:56 AM
I got mine this week.

Karen was that a churn card or ur first plat caard?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Lamdan on July 08, 2012, 12:33:29 PM
Thanks, yes i have the ZYNC so it will stay in the zync account, and they wont revoke them once i cancel the card?
no, but you cant transfer to airlines
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: izrib2 on July 08, 2012, 12:35:53 PM
i did a 3bm for 1 gold, mb platinum and regular platinum, the points for the mb and gold posted right away the reg platinum show nothing 3 weeks. i called and first was told by a manager that i can get the points for both platinums now a senior sup. told me i can only get for one and i can write to corporate offices if i want. any one have this? any ideas??
thankx
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on July 08, 2012, 12:37:13 PM
i did a 3bm for 1 gold, mb platinum and regular platinum, the points for the mb and gold posted right away the reg platinum show nothing 3 weeks. i called and first was told by a manager that i can get the points for both platinums now a senior sup. told me i can only get for one and i can write to corporate offices if i want. any one have this? any ideas??
thankx
just did it and got all the points
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 08, 2012, 12:54:01 PM
i did a 3bm for 1 gold, mb platinum and regular platinum, the points for the mb and gold posted right away the reg platinum show nothing 3 weeks. i called and first was told by a manager that i can get the points for both platinums now a senior sup. told me i can only get for one and i can write to corporate offices if i want. any one have this? any ideas??
thankx

What link did you use for regular platinum? 50k or 25k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: izrib2 on July 08, 2012, 01:04:42 PM
50k
i just got off the phone with this senior manager who i made listen to the earlier phone conversations and she came back and said even though i shouldnt be getting the points she will honor what the other manager told me.

can i cancel my card through sm?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 08, 2012, 01:16:32 PM
You can

but wait until you've gotten your $200 airline credits and all your MR points are out of pending mode.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on July 08, 2012, 11:06:27 PM
Karen was that a churn card or ur first plat caard?
Churn card
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 09, 2012, 09:09:34 AM
Churn card

How long after meeting the 3k spend on the regular plat in days/weeks did it take for you to get the 50k points?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: bruce on July 09, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
If I would like to do a 2bm on a new platinum and gold, do I have to cancel my current ones?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: doublejay on July 09, 2012, 01:35:18 PM
So Grandpa wants to arrive like 3.5 hours before flight out of JFK (flying Elal).

I have two cancelled Amex plats (one is MB) and a (I am assuming) inactive Priority Pass.

Edit: I also have silver status with Delta and my grandfather has Platinum Delta Amex. I think they have a lounge in terminal 4 of JFK. Would that work?

Any hope to getting into any lounges in JFK or Ben Gurion?

p.s. I shoulda had the foresight to make sure to have an active Platinum for the trip.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: zalmanb on July 09, 2012, 02:21:27 PM
is there any list of lounges AMEX plat has access too? is there any lounges in Melbourne or Singapore it works in?
Also traveling with wife and daughter (1 year old) will they have free access as well?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: BISPRO on July 09, 2012, 02:38:57 PM
Why are you SCREAMING?


http://www.dorbanot.com/16482
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: A3 on July 10, 2012, 10:02:21 AM
Worked yesterday in ORD
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 10, 2012, 12:38:46 PM
Does anyone know if a black Amex cardio get into lounges??
I think it's called centurion
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: DrDanny on July 10, 2012, 01:13:19 PM
Which lounge? Canceled?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 10, 2012, 01:41:47 PM
A canceled one but not expired
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: bochur on July 10, 2012, 10:48:05 PM
A canceled one but not expired
wht would it be any diff than plat?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 11, 2012, 11:45:49 PM
I know I am going a little bit off the forum here but does anyone know if it plat/centurion also for bags and if it does which flights?
Thanks
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: bochur on July 11, 2012, 11:47:53 PM
I know I am going a little bit off the forum here but does anyone know if it plat/centurion also for bags and if it does which flights?
Thanks
can you explain your Q?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: Sammy12345 on July 12, 2012, 12:09:24 AM
Do u get to check in free luggages on airlines with a plat/centurion card? And if yes which airlines?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: joeb1 on July 12, 2012, 12:10:00 AM
no
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: DrDanny on July 12, 2012, 03:35:04 AM
Not really cause a centurion card will give you status with a airline that will give you free checked baggage although the card itself won't do that
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: ashers on July 12, 2012, 03:45:17 AM
Cancelled card worked in Tel aviv but not in Rome Italy
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: U-no-me! on July 12, 2012, 03:49:43 AM
Cancelled card worked in Tel aviv but not in Rome Italy

How?
I think your making a mistake.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: robi on July 12, 2012, 11:46:36 AM
How?
I think your making a mistake.
+1. i tried using an active plat in tlv and they told me i need priority pass, or that the card be issued in israel
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: bochur on July 12, 2012, 12:05:17 PM
+1. i tried using an active plat in tlv and they told me i need priority pass, or that the card be issued in israel
+1 once the plat is cancelled the priority pass wont work
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: ashers on July 12, 2012, 12:09:29 PM
I tried using the priority pass (of a cancelled plat)
In TLV they made a photo copy of it and let us in , in Rome they actually swiped it and refused us
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: bochur on July 12, 2012, 01:21:33 PM
seems like more & more locations are swiping it now.
 3 months ago they swiped my pp from a cancelled plat in panama city at the american lounge  they let me in!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Yosers1 on July 19, 2012, 11:32:23 PM
Question:

In this link for the MB Plat https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0 , it says that applicants who have this product in the last 12 months will not be eligible for the 50K welcome bonus. Is the MB plat considered a different product than the regular plat. I had and canceled the reg. plat within the past twelve months. Anyone know if I will still get the MB plat bonus?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 19, 2012, 11:59:40 PM
technically you may not be eligible but many many people have gotten both and even multiple times for the same card!
don't worry too much but as usual YMMV.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 20, 2012, 12:47:29 AM
Question:

In this link for the MB Plat https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0 , it says that applicants who have this product in the last 12 months will not be eligible for the 50K welcome bonus. Is the MB plat considered a different product than the regular plat. I had and canceled the reg. plat within the past twelve months. Anyone know if I will still get the MB plat bonus?

The new language went in about a month or 2 ago? Everyone who had their plats and cancelled before that has got the bonus again successfully as far as I know.

The real test is to have someone get the bonus post new language, then cancel and try and get the bonus again in under 12 months
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on July 20, 2012, 09:40:32 AM
They canceled my app 2 weeks ago for the Plat MB. When I called up to ask why, they said b/c I had the card back in April. Might just be dumb luck though.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jkhein on July 20, 2012, 09:47:03 AM
They canceled my app 2 weeks ago for the Plat MB. When I called up to ask why, they said b/c I had the card back in April. Might just be dumb luck though.
you applied for the MB and had that a few months ago or the reg?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 20, 2012, 10:45:41 AM
They canceled my app 2 weeks ago for the Plat MB. When I called up to ask why, they said b/c I had the card back in April. Might just be dumb luck though.

Yikes, Amex churning might really be limited to once a year now :/
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on July 20, 2012, 07:46:18 PM
If do a 3 brow with amex -- will they say --can get only one card , because of the 90 day rule ???
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 21, 2012, 04:34:16 PM
Does the 60 day timer to cancel start after your membership fee hits, or the day you get approved for the card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on July 21, 2012, 05:45:48 PM
you applied for the MB and had that a few months ago or the reg?
I've had them both, but the rep mentioned the MB I had
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 25, 2012, 02:36:41 AM
I am looking for a mercedes benz platinum BUSINESS card (for open savings) with 50K bonus

does it exist?

if not then regular platinum consumer or business with 50K link

if anyone can post or PM thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on July 25, 2012, 09:21:05 AM
I am looking for a mercedes benz platinum BUSINESS card (for open savings) with 50K bonus

does it exist?

if not then regular platinum consumer or business with 50K link

if anyone can post or PM thanks

Chk the MB Plat thread for the link to the consumer MB 50k card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 25, 2012, 11:09:51 AM
Chk the MB Plat thread for the link to the consumer MB 50k card.

thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 11:29:02 AM
Just got my 50K from a referral on Vanilla Plat.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 11:43:14 AM
Just got my 50K from a referral on Vanilla Plat.

$3k spend link posted on DDF, yes?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 11:43:36 AM
$3k spend link posted on DDF, yes?

3K spend, but the link was not posted on DDF to my knowledge.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 11:45:21 AM
3K spend, but the link was not posted on DDF to my knowledge.

Why not? :P
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
Why not? :P

Seriously? You don't remember how many issues there were with getting the points with the 3K link posted here? No, thank you.

I'm happy to support, but not if it means possibly losing out on the bonus.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on July 25, 2012, 12:02:03 PM
Seriously? You don't remember how many issues there were with getting the points with the 3K link posted here? No, thank you.

I'm happy to support, but not if it means possibly losing out on the bonus.

I thought it was the $1k link(s) causing all the issues, hence my question to you.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 12:09:30 PM
Don't recall -- it was either the 3K link causing the problems, or I couldn't find a reliable Vanilla Plat for 50K offer.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 25, 2012, 01:00:02 PM
Does the MB platinum offer all the same features as regular?

(like the lounge access, $200 airline credit etc..)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 01:14:22 PM
Yes.

(Google would told ya the same without having to wait for an answer ;) )
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 25, 2012, 01:26:47 PM
Just got my 50K from a referral on Vanilla Plat.

How many days/weeks did it take to receive the points after meeting the 3k spend?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: andrew on July 25, 2012, 01:36:51 PM
50k
i just got off the phone with this senior manager who i made listen to the earlier phone conversations

HOW DO YOU GET THEM TO DO THAT?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 25, 2012, 02:03:22 PM
Yes.

(Google would told ya the same without having to wait for an answer ;) )

I know but thanks anyway just wanted to be sure before i apply
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 02:40:10 PM
How many days/weeks did it take to receive the points after meeting the 3k spend?

I don't know exactly when I hit the spend, but it could not have been more than 4 weeks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 25, 2012, 03:14:30 PM
I don't know exactly when I hit the spend, but it could not have been more than 4 weeks.

I did the 25k cause I heard from other people that it took up to 8 weeks to get the points with the 50k referral and I didn't want to pay cancellation fees. Oh well :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 25, 2012, 03:27:43 PM
It always "can take 6-8 weeks" but often its much quicker.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 25, 2012, 03:36:51 PM
It always "can take 6-8 weeks" but often its much quicker.

I know, I always get mine after a couple days with the normal links, but I spoke to some people and they said it was taking much longer to get the referral link points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 25, 2012, 06:28:01 PM
I did the 25k cause I heard from other people that it took up to 8 weeks to get the points with the 50k referral and I didn't want to pay cancellation fees. Oh well :(
even assuming it takes 8 weeks you would still prob make the time bracket because it counts from when the AF posts which in my experiance gives you a couple of weeks leeway.

in the unhappy event that you do go over and have to pay for three months of membership it would cost you roughly $110-$120, 25,000 even at an extremely rediculous rate of 1cpp would be worth $250!!

sorry to break it to you your math needs some help!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 25, 2012, 06:29:33 PM
even assuming it takes 8 weeks you would still prob make the time bracket because it counts from when the AF posts

so the days you 60 days to cancel for free start from when AF posts?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 25, 2012, 06:31:13 PM
yes!
good reading comprehension skills
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 25, 2012, 07:04:28 PM
even assuming it takes 8 weeks you would still prob make the time bracket because it counts from when the AF posts which in my experiance gives you a couple of weeks leeway.

in the unhappy event that you do go over and have to pay for three months of membership it would cost you roughly $110-$120, 25,000 even at an extremely rediculous rate of 1cpp would be worth $250!!

sorry to break it to you your math needs some help!

The extra 1k spend would have taken me at least another month since I did a 3BM, so it would of been 3-4 months before I got the points, then I'd have to wait to sell them too. I just didn't want to risk it or wait.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 25, 2012, 08:38:34 PM
yes!
good reading comprehension skills

Well yes never hearts to double check
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: aryeh1 on July 25, 2012, 08:50:06 PM
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days.

is this true?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on July 26, 2012, 06:58:34 AM
@steveknowsbest: stop being so mean please
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 08:11:24 AM
@steveknowsbest: stop being so mean please
+1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on July 26, 2012, 09:00:01 AM
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days.

is this true?

AND-- if do a 3 brow-- will u get all 3 cards ??-- or will they invoke 90 day  rule -- since applying for three cards and rule is 90 days ----will the approve only one card ??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 26, 2012, 09:36:24 AM
@steveknowsbest: stop being so mean please
awww... i'm sorry sweety, didn't realize i can't use sarcasm around here without offending anyone...
btw it's interesting that kid000 and compddd didn't seem to mind when it was them i was talking to,

 I'm acually one of the nice guys over here so chillaxe
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 26, 2012, 09:38:37 AM
AND-- if do a 3 brow-- will u get all 3 cards ??-- or will they invoke 90 day  rule -- since applying for three cards and rule is 90 days ----will the approve only one card ??

If you had Amex products before they put the new T&C language you'll be fine. No one knows what will happen if you get the product after the new language, then try and get it again.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on July 26, 2012, 09:44:47 AM
awww... i'm sorry sweety, didn't realize i can't use sarcasm around here without offending anyone...
btw it's interesting that kid000 and compddd didn't seem to mind when it was them i was talking to,

 I'm acually one of the nice guys over here so chillaxe
REALLY?? not sure where you are getting your info from.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on July 26, 2012, 09:54:49 AM
If you had Amex products before they put the new T&C language you'll be fine. No one knows what will happen if you get the product after the new language, then try and get it again.

thanks but I am still not clear , obviously the rule applies to those that had amx cards in the past ,
Has anyone applied for more than one amx personal card after the new rule and rcvd them all?

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on July 26, 2012, 09:59:24 AM
thanks but I am still not clear , obviously the rule applies to those that had amx cards in the past ,
Has anyone applied for more than one amx personal card after the new rule and rcvd them all?
yes i did a 3bm for plat mercedez plat and gold received all and have confirmed the bonuses with them
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 26, 2012, 10:00:08 AM
thanks but I am still not clear , obviously the rule applies to those that had amx cards in the past ,
Has anyone applied for more than one amx personal card after the new rule and rcvd them all?

Yes that's what I just told you lol
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 26, 2012, 10:02:28 AM
REALLY?? not sure where you are getting your info from.
it seems from their posts that they took my comments casually as they were intended,
you were the first to see them as "mean" and felt a need to champion the poor abused and bullied members,

seriously take a look at my posts in general, i actually go out of my way to help people who could have simply done a search or are entirely clueless,

 give me a break when did we get so sensitive around here!!! SHEESH
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 26, 2012, 10:04:34 AM
Btw who said it was 60 days to cancel and get the fee refunded? Every time I call after it's been more than 30 days to cancel they try and charge me for 1 month, and then I tell them about the 60 day rule and they say they've never heard of it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on July 26, 2012, 10:05:38 AM
yes i did a 3bm for plat mercedez plat and gold received all and have confirmed the bonuses with them


thanks --when did u do the 3 brow?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on July 26, 2012, 10:05:57 AM

thanks --when did u do the 3 brow?
abt a month ago
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 26, 2012, 10:12:58 AM
Btw who said it was 60 days to cancel and get the fee refunded? Every time I call after it's been more than 30 days to cancel they try and charge me for 1 month, and then I tell them about the 60 day rule and they say they've never heard of it.
i don't think it is a rule per se, it's just what just about everyone actually experienced it has been reported countless times,

some csr will tell you straight out, "oh, i see you you are still within 60 days so i'll refund you entirely" others will deny it . While it certainly is YMMV, even people who were charged for a second month are almost always able to get it back by HUCA later.

The one time i was charged was on the the 25k gold to plat upgrade where the csr claimed there wasn't any 60 day window(in contrast to regular cards) , but when he put through the refunds they ended up being for the entire amounts anyways.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on July 26, 2012, 10:34:45 AM
When cancelling via SM, do they give you refund issues about 30 days vs 60 days?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: SPLP on July 26, 2012, 10:58:32 AM
abt a month ago

was that "after" new t/c 90day 1 yr--or b4 --- tks again 4 info
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on July 26, 2012, 11:01:44 AM
was that "after" new t/c 90day 1 yr--or b4 --- tks again 4 info
yes after
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on July 26, 2012, 12:49:55 PM
i don't think it is a rule per se, it's just what just about everyone actually experienced it has been reported countless times,

some csr will tell you straight out, "oh, i see you you are still within 60 days so i'll refund you entirely" others will deny it . While it certainly is YMMV, even people who were charged for a second month are almost always able to get it back by HUCA later.

The one time i was charged was on the the 25k gold to plat upgrade where the csr claimed there wasn't any 60 day window(in contrast to regular cards) , but when he put through the refunds they ended up being for the entire amounts anyways.
thank you this is MUCH better
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 01:17:44 PM
is the 60 days from i got approved or from the day i got charged on my card the AF?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 26, 2012, 01:22:25 PM
thank you this is MUCH better
This reminds me of that one time that i saw a REAL magician!!

he was standing at a street light and waving a wand every couple of minutes saying "abra cadabra, now turn RED!" and then "turn GREEN!" he was right EVERY  TIME!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 26, 2012, 01:23:44 PM
is the 60 days from i got approved or from the day i got charged on my card the AF?
just curious how you gave a "+1" on a post you never read!!??  :o :o
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Hiding on July 26, 2012, 01:25:52 PM
Btw who said it was 60 days to cancel and get the fee refunded? Every time I call after it's been more than 30 days to cancel they try and charge me for 1 month, and then I tell them about the 60 day rule and they say they've never heard of it.
Never had any problems. Just did it today and got it all refunded easily after almost 2 months.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 01:57:56 PM
just curious how you gave a "+1" on a post you never read!!??  :o :o
yup ur right, but pls stop being here the police guy who takes care here on the forum and being so cold, thanks ;D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on July 27, 2012, 12:15:25 PM
Any reason I should be nervous about cancelling 2 Platinums in 1 day? Looking for people's experiences, not theories.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on July 27, 2012, 06:46:09 PM
What sort of experiences are you looking for? That AmEx refuses to cancel the cards? I mean, what are you nervous about? (Your obviously nervous enough to ask in the first place...)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on July 28, 2012, 11:05:26 PM
just hit spend on reg plat card on thursday 50k already pending
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on July 28, 2012, 11:15:33 PM
just hit spend on reg plat card on thursday 50k already pending

Nice! Which link did you use?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: myb821 on July 28, 2012, 11:18:45 PM
Nice! Which link did you use?
a referral from someone
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on July 29, 2012, 07:17:23 AM
Any reason I should be nervous about cancelling 2 Platinums in 1 day? Looking for people's experiences, not theories.

I did 3 within a week or 2, all via SM, and no problems ensued.


Also, if anyone has a referral link, I'd be glad to receive it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on July 29, 2012, 12:00:11 PM
Is it for sure that your 60 day timer starts from the date when the annual fee hits, and not the day you applied for the card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on July 29, 2012, 03:45:16 PM
well, like this they all say here?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: andrew on July 30, 2012, 08:57:01 PM
any one have a link, the one in the first post aint workin (and yes i cleared the cache and cookies)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 31, 2012, 02:24:51 AM
it says platinum offers Gold Preferred Membership with SPG, is that something i would get with the Amex SPG Card or is that a special benefit?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jkhein on July 31, 2012, 05:56:28 AM
it says platinum offers Gold Preferred Membership with SPG, is that something i would get with the Amex SPG Card or is that a special benefit?
just platinum.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on July 31, 2012, 10:31:40 AM
just platinum.

Any idea if the status will stay after platinum is cancelled?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on July 31, 2012, 10:39:17 AM
Any idea if the status will stay after platinum is cancelled?
Yes.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on July 31, 2012, 07:33:13 PM
this is a link for the MB Amex plat!!

https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/mercedes-benz-platinum-card/20005-10-0

This link isn't working anymore. Is there a new/different link out?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on July 31, 2012, 07:45:13 PM
This link isn't working anymore. Is there a new/different link out?

americanexpress.com/mercedes35
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on July 31, 2012, 08:54:10 PM
any one have a link, the one in the first post aint workin (and yes i cleared the cache and cookies)
http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBPn1-AAQB6FsB8fi4SNtXRIo.AQB6Fs9S/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: askmoses on August 07, 2012, 01:15:50 PM
http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBPn1-AAQB6FsB8fi4SNtXRIo.AQB6Fs9S/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA
This is still active right?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on August 07, 2012, 05:12:15 PM
This is still active right?
correct till December 2012
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: peace123 on August 07, 2012, 05:34:05 PM
so with this card, all you get is $50 sign up bonus right?

$450 annual fee, for 50k points
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: askmoses on August 07, 2012, 05:36:23 PM
so with this card, all you get is $50 sign up bonus right?
Can you clarify?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: peace123 on August 07, 2012, 09:08:28 PM
Can you clarify?
50k points  for $500 in gc , but minus the $450 annual fee and all you get with this card is $50 sign up bonus?

lol!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ANONYMOUS on August 07, 2012, 09:10:40 PM
How much credit did you receive in opening credit limit with Amex Platinum?

Average?

How much did you receive?


Thanks in advance!

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: askmoses on August 07, 2012, 09:30:23 PM
50k points  for $500 in gc , but minus the $450 annual fee and all you get with this card is $50 sign up bonus?

You are going to be very please with what you find on this forum if you currently think a) the 50k MR points are worth $500 in GC,  b) you won't have more (monetary) value out of the Plat card, c) and will be paying $450 for having this card....
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on August 07, 2012, 10:53:37 PM
You are going to be very please with what you find on this forum if you currently think a) the 50k MR points are worth $500 in GC,  b) you won't have more (monetary) value out of the Plat card, c) and will be paying $450 for having this card....
you should search and do a whole lot of reading...
but here is a more clear version;
a) 50k points are worth alot closer to $750 if you sell them to a point broker
b) you can get up to $200 in gc's towards one airline each calender year
c) if you cancel your plat within 60 days of when the annual fee hits you will almost certainly be refunded the entire $450

therfore if you play your cards right this card is worth roughly $950, not $50!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on August 07, 2012, 11:05:14 PM
Yes.

I Don't have starwood account yet, could i open one now and just get upgraded?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jkhein on August 08, 2012, 02:46:32 AM
How much credit did you receive in opening credit limit with Amex Platinum?

Average?

How much did you receive?


Thanks in advance!
the plat card is a charge card. Meaning it does not come with a limit and you must pay off in full monthly.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ashers on August 12, 2012, 01:01:23 PM
Been waiting for the points for over 6 weeks  :'(
Never had to wait this long.
Any ideas?
When I sent a SM i was told it can take up to 8 weeks from reaching spending requirement.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ye on August 13, 2012, 09:52:59 AM
Has anyone had an issue applying for the regular plat and MB plat at the same time?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on August 13, 2012, 09:57:11 AM
Has anyone had an issue applying for the regular plat and MB plat at the same time?

What type of issue?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ye on August 13, 2012, 10:07:12 AM
What type of issue?
Not being able to get approved for both or triggering a FR
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on August 13, 2012, 10:28:25 AM
Not being able to get approved for both or triggering a FR

Well, I can tell you it's possible to get approved for both. I can also tell you that it's possible to get denied for both, or any other combination thereof.

As for triggering an F/R, I don't think this will do it in and of itself.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ye on August 13, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
Well, I can tell you it's possible to get approved for both. I can also tell you that it's possible to get denied for both, or any other combination thereof.

As for triggering an F/R, I don't think this will do it in and of itself.
Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on August 13, 2012, 11:43:02 AM
I met spend on my plat in the morning, and by nighttime the same day the bonus had posted.

Never seen a bonus post so fast.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2012, 01:11:08 PM
Has anyone had an issue applying for the regular plat and MB plat at the same time?
It can be harder to explain if you need recon to approve 2 of the same type of cards like that.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Jay on August 13, 2012, 07:21:57 PM
Hey Y'all, so I screwed up and got approved for biz plat with 25k for 5k spend.  Now I see this offer!!  I called and asked them to match it but they turned me down.  Do I keep trying?

Also how do you get around the 12 month limit? Any good ideas?

TIA
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on August 13, 2012, 08:48:09 PM
No they won't match you, it's not even the same product line.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: TC610 on August 13, 2012, 11:37:40 PM
Been waiting for the points for over 6 weeks  :'(
Never had to wait this long.
Any ideas?
When I sent a SM i was told it can take up to 8 weeks from reaching spending requirement.


I had the same exact problem with my last 50k.  Even after multiple HUCAs and SMs, I could not get them to budge and had to wait the full 8 weeks. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on August 13, 2012, 11:50:43 PM
I had the same exact problem with my last 50k.  Even after multiple HUCAs and SMs, I could not get them to budge and had to wait the full 8 weeks.

Did they then have to issue the points manually after 8 weeks or did they automatically come?  Looks like I may be in the same situation on my current Plat.  This is the first time the points didn't come right away (within a week of spend).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: ashers on August 14, 2012, 01:27:56 AM
Sent another SM to the membership rewards dept
Got an answer a few hours later, they manually issued the 50k
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: TC610 on August 14, 2012, 10:26:47 PM
Did they then have to issue the points manually after 8 weeks or did they automatically come?  Looks like I may be in the same situation on my current Plat.  This is the first time the points didn't come right away (within a week of spend).

1 day after week number 8 I called and then they manually issued them.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sy guy on August 15, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
Does the AA gift card trick work towards the 1k minimum spend to get the 50k MR?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on August 15, 2012, 12:26:21 PM
Does the AA gift card trick work towards the 1k minimum spend to get the 50k MR?

If the timing is right, YMMV. If you can't hit a $1k spend requirement, you're not cut out for this game.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: mordy44 on August 15, 2012, 12:39:28 PM
Harsh
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on August 15, 2012, 12:49:25 PM
...but true.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on August 15, 2012, 12:58:53 PM
If you can't hit a $1k spend requirement, you're not cut out for this game.
Or he has $15K in spend requirements for other cards and is spread thin.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on August 15, 2012, 01:00:15 PM
Same rationale... then perhaps he should have signed up for $14k?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on August 15, 2012, 01:03:30 PM
Or he has $15K in spend requirements for other cards and is spread thin.

Really? $200 can't possibly break him if he's that close. He needs to be creative (and that's not a reference to anything specific, so don't please PM me about it).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sy guy on August 15, 2012, 01:36:35 PM
Did not mean to incite a flame war. Just asking a question so that I can arrange my spending appropriately. Just went 10 for 11 on a app-o-rama and got 5 additional cards approved for my wife so trying to keep organized. B"h the spend is not the issue, was really just curious. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on August 15, 2012, 01:38:54 PM
Yes, shame on your for inciting DDF :P

Anyway, it depends on how you time your purchases. When done correctly, it can count towards the $1k.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on August 15, 2012, 01:41:10 PM
Did not mean to incite a flame war. Just asking a question so that I can arrange my spending appropriately. Just went 10 for 11 on a app-o-rama and got 5 additional cards approved for my wife so trying to keep organized. B"h the spend is not the issue, was really just curious. Thanks.

As a newbie, we can't possibly know you're not a n00b until you prove it :P Like I said, YMMV on the $200 applying toward spend req. I don't know of a way to time them so it'll definitely work (any here does?). Well done on the AOR, and welcome to our little world ;)

Yes, shame on your for inciting DDF :P

Like I said, welcome to our little (and at times petty) world :D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on August 15, 2012, 02:04:41 PM
Did not mean to incite a flame war. Just asking a question so that I can arrange my spending appropriately. Just went 10 for 11 on a app-o-rama and got 5 additional cards approved for my wife so trying to keep organized. B"h the spend is not the issue, was really just curious. Thanks.

Great job! Make sure to post details.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sy guy on August 15, 2012, 02:10:45 PM
Thanks guys. I have learned a lot from you folks so that is much appreciated. Reason I was curious was because when I got the AA cards in May and did the buy a gift card get 150 statement credit, it worked towards my spend.  Will give it a shot with my new MB Plat and report back...

will post my AOR results on one of the other threads...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: mitzeahnow on August 15, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
anybody have a working link for a business platinum for 50k
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on August 16, 2012, 03:21:47 PM
Hit spend on MB plat last week (the elal deal) and 50K points just posted today!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on August 18, 2012, 05:58:37 PM
1 day after week number 8 I called and then they manually issued them.

So if the bonus points don't come within a week or so of spend, it sounds like they will never come (and require a manual request)?  I wonder if anyone has actually had the points automatically show up after 6-8 weeks?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jblacker on August 18, 2012, 07:06:41 PM
1 day after week number 8 I called and then they manually issued them.
what number should i call?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 19, 2012, 02:59:22 PM
I originally posted this today in the Platinum MB thread, however I was asked to repost it here, due to the relevance of the paragraph in parenthesis (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9626.msg285928#msg285928)
Is it risky/inadvisable to apply for the Amex Plat less than 2 weeks after I cancelled one?

(I got totally screwed last plat., didn't get a single bonus point, all thanks to the fact that I used a link in the "amex plat 50k link" thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11759.0). Of course I spent months fighting for my points, but to no avail :(.
What I can warn ppl here is, you face a major risk of not getting any signup bonus if you use any of those rogue links in the aforementioned thread. I know I'm not the only one who's had to deal with this really annoying hassle, so it's not an isolated case.)

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: outinstyle on August 19, 2012, 04:45:32 PM
I made a similar mistake (did I ?). I saw a link on my GOLD card that said "upgrade to a Platinum card". I clicked on it & was appoved immediately. However there was no bonus points of ANY special offer. Now I am debating if I should downgrade back to the gold and wait for an offer or just be happy to have been acceped to the "platinum club"? 
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sky121 on August 19, 2012, 04:51:21 PM
I made a similar mistake (did I ?). I saw a link on my GOLD card that said "upgrade to a Platinum card". I clicked on it & was appoved immediately. However there was no bonus points of ANY special offer. Now I am debating if I should downgrade back to the gold and wait for an offer or just be happy to have been acceped to the "platinum club"?

Get your $200 worth first
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: outinstyle on August 19, 2012, 04:55:43 PM
Are there any bonuses currently being offered that i can ask them to honor rather then downgrade? I searched and couldnt find any currently being offered. Also, wont using the $200 affect my chances of getting the full $450 refunded?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sky121 on August 19, 2012, 05:04:50 PM
Are there any bonuses currently being offered that i can ask them to honor rather then downgrade? I searched and couldnt find any currently being offered. Also, wont using the $200 affect my chances of getting the full $450 refunded?

There were earn 25,000 for upgrading. Ask for that.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: azhoopsfan on August 23, 2012, 12:14:33 PM
Any recent experiences at lounges with expired Amex plats?  I have a 3 hour layover in DFW next week with 2 kids. 
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: TC610 on August 23, 2012, 03:20:41 PM
Any recent experiences at lounges with expired Amex plats?  I have a 3 hour layover in DFW next week with 2 kids. 

Used my expired one at the US Airways Club in CLT about 3 weeks ago.  No problem.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 10, 2012, 10:17:11 AM
i need a prompt quick response, please, please.
I'm now on duty doing a app-o-rama, and I'm now at the personal reg plat phase. I got nervous to use the 50k link I found on the comments section of MMS, mathbe its one of the faulty.
Can anyone please confirm Tzadik Nistar's 50k link work?
Please try to respond ASAP, or if anyone has or know an accurate 50k link please post or at least PM.
Thanks a billion!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on September 10, 2012, 10:59:42 AM
There are no links, you need someone to email you a referral link for the regular plat 50k
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 10, 2012, 11:12:09 AM
Than why do I have a link saying 50k for personal plat? Is this inaccurate?

https://
www304.americanexpress.com/
personal-card-application/platinum-
charge-
card/45208-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA-10982?
csi=platinum-charge-
card/45208-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA-10982
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 10, 2012, 11:32:37 AM
Also I see Tzadik Nistar's link US loading properly.
So why do you say I need to get emailed?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 10, 2012, 12:08:39 PM
There are no links, you need someone to email you a referral link for the regular plat 50k
Not true. I was just confirmed using a link I found here a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on September 10, 2012, 12:13:55 PM
Not true. I was just confirmed using a link I found here a few weeks ago.
Do you know which link it was? Can you post it here? (I used a referral link and just confirmed that my account doesn't have the 50k offer  >:(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on September 10, 2012, 12:59:02 PM
http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBPn1-AAQB6FsB8fi4SNtXRIo.AQB6Fs9S/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 10, 2012, 01:07:40 PM
Anyone with experience using this link?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on September 10, 2012, 01:49:21 PM
I didn't know they had working 50k generic links now, good to know :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 10, 2012, 02:20:32 PM
My bad. I realized I never checked. I sent them an SM now.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on September 10, 2012, 04:30:13 PM
Did they reply yet?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on September 10, 2012, 08:37:40 PM
I used this one a couple weeks ago (soon after cancelling another Plat) and just had my 50K signup bonus confirmed via SM  :). https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/45208-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA-10982?csi=platinum-charge-card/45208-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA-10982. Don't remember where I got it. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: JEWDA on September 10, 2012, 08:42:43 PM
I didn't know they had working 50k generic links now, good to know :)
+1 I recently applied with the 25k link
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on September 10, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
http://email.americanexpress.com/a/hBPn1-AAQB6FsB8fi4SNtXRIo.AQB6Fs9S/axp3?MGM_GEN_ID=2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA
I used this one a couple weeks ago (soon after cancelling another Plat) and just had my 50K signup bonus confirmed via SM  :). https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/45208-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA-10982?csi=platinum-charge-card/45208-343-0-2C03E565B03A5B3DCA0C8E0DDC5F2827F630B68437904BAA-10982. Don't remember where I got it. 
Both gets you to the same link
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 10, 2012, 10:54:38 PM
Can anyone tell me the alpha numeric form # on Nistar's app? AMEX is asking me for more details, and my computer isn't pulling it up.
Not looking good though...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: doodley on September 11, 2012, 01:37:05 AM
Amex is offering me to upgrade from gold to plat 50000 points right away. Will I be able to cancel and go back to my regular gold right after I get the points?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: joey89 on September 11, 2012, 01:46:56 AM
Amex is offering me to upgrade from gold to plat 50000 points right away. Will I be able to cancel and go back to my regular gold right after I get the points?
Don't see why not, if your a bit iffy just wait a couple months. you get 60 days after the fee posts to downgrade and get the fee refunded
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 11, 2012, 01:56:49 AM
Amex is offering me to upgrade from gold to plat 50000 points right away. Will I be able to cancel and go back to my regular gold right after I get the points?
Online, or was it a mail offer?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: doodley on September 11, 2012, 02:01:51 AM
Online, or was it a mail offer?
when I called to pay the bill they put pressure on me to upgrade it 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 11, 2012, 05:38:00 AM
when I called to pay the bill they put pressure on me to upgrade it 
Have you ever had a Plat before?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: doodley on September 11, 2012, 09:27:35 AM
Have you ever had a Plat before?
nope
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 11, 2012, 09:36:44 AM
Amex personal Platinum 50k after $3k spend, confirmed by 2 DDFers.
http://www.americanexpress.com/ccsg/newMGM?csi=platinum-charge-card/43032-343-0-3E8E61CB89396C25BE385BE025ADE55DF630B68437904BAA-10622]

HT: sawlw
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 11, 2012, 09:43:38 AM
Disclaimer: not do I nor Sawlw earn any referral bonus when you use this link.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on September 15, 2012, 09:20:34 PM
Does a gold AU on a platinum account get the platinum AU benefits?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 15, 2012, 11:31:44 PM
My bad. I realized I never checked. I sent them an SM now.
My statement posted, and I didn't receive the bonus points :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on September 15, 2012, 11:35:23 PM
Problem is with the link you used for the app or because of the new T&C enforcement?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on September 16, 2012, 02:41:27 AM
My statement posted, and I didn't receive the bonus points :(

Score! (I hope...)

After receiving the first response asking me about the offer code, I waited till my stmt closed, and when it did w/ no bonus, I emailed the Account Management team.

Here is the email.
I have checked your Card account ending in 91008 and see that the promotional offer associated with your Card account is "earn 50,000 Membership Rewards bonus points after they spend $3,000 on the Card within the first three months of Cardmembership."

Yes, you will surely receive 50,000 points.

I would like to inform you that as per the promotional offer the 50,000 points will be credited to your account within 6 - 8 weeks of meeting the $3,000 spend.

I see that you reached your $3,000.00 spend on 09/10/12. Therefore, please wait for 6 - 8 weeks from 09/10/12 for these 50,000 points to appear on your account.

If you have not received these points within this timeframe, please write back to us and we will issue the points to you.

I do hope I have provided you with sufficient information to resolve your inquiry to your satisfaction.

We value your membership with us since 2007. Have an excellent day ahead.

Sincerely,

Ajay Chamoli
Email Servicing Team
American Express Interactive Services


Customer ()     09/15/2012 05:19 PM
Hi
I used this link below to sign up for my card.
https://www304.americanexpress.com/personal-card-application/platinum-charge-card/43032-343-0-3E8E61CB89396C25BE385BE025ADE55DF630B68437904BAA-10622?csi=platinum-charge-card/43032-343-0-3E8E61CB89396C25BE385BE025ADE55DF630B68437904BAA-10622
In order to reach the spend needed, I have moved all of my spending onto the card since I received it. However, when I checked my recent statement, it didn't contain the bonus points?
Please help me
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on September 16, 2012, 11:09:36 AM
Does a gold AU on a platinum account get the platinum AU benefits?

Here's what I meant,

My question applies to two different instances that I could think of

1) All AU's on the plat account get refunded for GE. If the AU is gold, will they still get refunded?

2) If I purchase the $200 airline incidentals with the gold card, will it get credited? (I know its once per account,  but my question is if that one time usage - if the purchase can be made on the gold card.)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on September 18, 2012, 10:21:13 PM
So i got the AA gift Cards, Priority pass, global entry, and SPG Gold

anything else i should do before cancelling my Platinum?

and if i paid off all bills, how will they refund the AF?

and how long is it safe to wait before getting the regular platinum? (i have the MB)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on September 18, 2012, 10:24:09 PM
Score! (I hope...)

Congrats! (I hope...)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on September 19, 2012, 01:41:31 AM
Does the priority pass card have the card holders name on it?
If yes, is that automatic, or can any name be entered when enrolling?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on September 19, 2012, 07:32:44 AM
got approved for a plat 100K points mail offer ;D wanna ask some things!     thanks ;)

wanna get a refund on the AF
1. should i cancel or downgrade?
2. downgrade to gold or to the lowest Zync? is there any difference?
3. if i downgrade to the Zync, do i have to transfer the points b4 i do it, or it will stay in my amex account with the Zync card( that will be the only one cuz this is my first amex card)

thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: PETERP on September 19, 2012, 06:40:36 PM
Does the priority pass card have the card holders name on it?
If yes, is that automatic, or can any name be entered when enrolling?

Yes . cardholders name on card
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Saver2000 on September 19, 2012, 06:47:26 PM
Yes . cardholders name on card
Thanx.  :(
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: DP7 on September 27, 2012, 08:41:37 AM
I am eligible to sign up for the amex platinum card with 100k bonus Points at $450 a year. Is this card worn it?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sky121 on September 27, 2012, 08:45:59 AM
I am eligible to sign up for the amex platinum card with 100k bonus Points at $450 a year. Is this card worn it?
Sure. Plus you can cancel after receiving the points and your $200 incidentals.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: businessmachine on September 27, 2012, 09:56:57 AM
Do you know how much you will get back say you cancel after two months?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sruly101 on September 27, 2012, 10:03:26 AM
Do you know how much you will get back say you cancel after two months?
if u cancel within 60 days u get a full refund
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: businessmachine on September 27, 2012, 10:05:04 AM
if u cancel within 60 days u get a full refund


Thanks. If you pass that 60 day mark, do they prorate your refund or do you get nothing?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sruly101 on September 27, 2012, 10:09:23 AM
Dont know, but check around here there is %100 an answer
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 27, 2012, 10:14:25 AM

Thanks. If you pass that 60 day mark, do they prorate your refund or do you get nothing?

They deduct $37.50 per month you had the card, and refund the rest.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: businessmachine on September 27, 2012, 10:59:34 AM
Thanks for the help guys!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Moishebatchy on September 27, 2012, 11:03:55 AM
Thanks for the help guys!

You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on October 09, 2012, 09:38:20 PM
So i got the AA gift Cards, Priority pass, global entry, and SPG Gold

anything else i should do before cancelling my Platinum?

and if i paid off all bills, how will they refund the AF?

and how long is it safe to wait before getting the regular platinum? (i have the MB)

anyone?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on October 10, 2012, 02:06:37 AM
anyone?
They'll refund you with either a credit balance which you can transfer to other accounts, or a check mailed to you.
You can try applying again whenever you'd like, but YMMV with their new language.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on October 10, 2012, 04:05:03 AM

You can try applying again whenever you'd like, but YMMV with their new language.

Thanks,

it says

Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days.

Is this the same product as the MB platinum?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Drago on October 10, 2012, 04:18:24 AM
Thanks,

it says

Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days.

Is this the same product as the MB platinum?
I believe so
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on October 14, 2012, 04:53:01 AM
i got a offer for 100k points, and i spend already the 3k i needed and the first statement closed already and i had payed off too
asked them when will i get the points so the wrote that i still have in my statement a $450 bill (AF) and after ill pay it ill get it,
im planning eiheer to cancel the card or to downgrade to save the $450 AF, so do i have to first pay it and when i will cancel ill get a refund??? this is how it works? and to where will i get the refund if i dont have any other card by them yet!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Q274 on October 14, 2012, 07:16:34 AM
1) Yes that's how it works
2) They will send u a check
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on October 14, 2012, 01:06:11 PM
link that only require $2,000 in spending. 25k points though.
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/amexplat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: jblacker on October 14, 2012, 01:37:09 PM
how do i recieve SPG gold status if i have a platnium card? (link)
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sky121 on October 14, 2012, 01:39:52 PM
how do i recieve SPG gold status if i have a platnium card? (link)

You can just call SPG and ask.
That's what I did.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on October 14, 2012, 01:44:21 PM
1) Yes that's how it works
2) They will send u a check
thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: hocker on October 14, 2012, 06:55:42 PM
Are they still refunding or pro-rating the fees these days?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AJK on October 14, 2012, 07:00:22 PM
Are they still refunding or pro-rating the fees these days?

Yes. Until you hear otherwise, it's safe to assume status quo remains.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 22, 2012, 03:50:48 PM
Have any non first timer gotten points posted recently?  I heard the amex started apply 12 months policy.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2012, 04:06:27 PM
Have any non first timer gotten points posted recently?  I heard the amex started apply 12 months policy.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23754
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: JEWDA on October 22, 2012, 04:09:46 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23754
Not for platinum card. (and dont tell me its the same)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 22, 2012, 04:11:19 PM
Not for platinum card. (and dont tell me its the same)
One of my friend was denied on 50K bonus last week because of not a first timer.  My is exactly 8 weeks today from I met the spending requirement. I will send sm to ask tomorrow. It seems YMMV at this point.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2012, 04:16:08 PM
Not for platinum card. (and dont tell me its the same)
Which Plat card?
All I can speak for is SPG, Delta, and PRG.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 22, 2012, 04:17:16 PM
Which Plat card?
All I can speak for is SPG, Delta, and PRG.
This thread is Amex Platinums, right?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: JEWDA on October 22, 2012, 04:18:44 PM
Which Plat card?
All I can speak for is SPG, Delta, and PRG.
The one in this thread ;)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: gozalim on October 23, 2012, 12:48:58 AM
so if I haven't had a charge card recently, I should just use one of the links in the last few pages, and should be able to get the 50K?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: AsherO on October 23, 2012, 01:31:12 AM
so if I haven't had a charge card recently, I should just use one of the links in the last few pages, and should be able to get the 50K?

Haven't had a Plat in the past 12 months? Go for it!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on October 23, 2012, 08:11:25 AM
Which Plat card?
All I can speak for is SPG, Delta, and PRG.
can't even speak for those, i think you just made it under the radar before they completely integrated the new rules.   i had some cards from around then that i got the bonus on...  since slightly after that, i haven't gotten anything.   

of course in general it's possible that a new delta/spg # might help getting around the new rules... i guess that depends how they set it up. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 08:29:51 AM
can't even speak for those, i think you just made it under the radar before they completely integrated the new rules.   i had some cards from around then that i got the bonus on...  since slightly after that, i haven't gotten anything.   

of course in general it's possible that a new delta/spg # might help getting around the new rules... i guess that depends how they set it up.
+1.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 08:33:18 AM
One of my friend was denied on 50K bonus last week because of not a first timer.  My is exactly 8 weeks today from I met the spending requirement. I will send sm to ask tomorrow. It seems YMMV at this point.
Update. I sent sm and got denied on 50K bonus on my platinum card because I have the card within 12 months. I will try send sm again in a few days, but no confidence that I will eventually get it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2012, 11:02:30 AM
can't even speak for those, i think you just made it under the radar before they completely integrated the new rules.   i had some cards from around then that i got the bonus on...  since slightly after that, i haven't gotten anything.   

of course in general it's possible that a new delta/spg # might help getting around the new rules... i guess that depends how they set it up. 
I got a PRG bonus in July and October? How do you explain that?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on October 23, 2012, 11:30:47 AM
Your multiple MR numbers most likely. You got lucky sir!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 11:33:30 AM
Your multiple MR numbers most likely. You got lucky sir!
+1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2012, 11:40:56 AM
Your multiple MR numbers most likely. You got lucky sir!
Have others been denied on PRG?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Ergel on October 23, 2012, 11:44:46 AM
I got a PRG bonus in July and October? How do you explain that?
Duh, they saw in your credit report that you are a blogger and they didn't want to upset you
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: JEWDA on October 23, 2012, 11:45:17 AM
Duh, they saw in your credit report that you are a blogger and they didn't want to upset you
Lol
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: trying123 on October 23, 2012, 12:43:14 PM
12 months for plat churn means since I Canceled my plat card or 12months since my last application?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 01:35:52 PM
Have others been denied on PRG?
I am waiting for points to be posted for my PRG card. I met spending requirement 6 weeks ago. I have always seen points for PRG posted  once I met spending requirement, but not this time. I will wait for 8 weeks before I sent SM to ask. Will report back. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on October 23, 2012, 01:41:12 PM
I am waiting for points to be posted for my PRG card. I met spending requirement 6 weeks ago. I have always seen points for PRG posted  once I met spending requirement, but not this time. I will wait for 8 weeks before I sent SM to ask. Will report back.

Sounds like the game is up
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 01:42:55 PM
Sounds like the game is up
more like the game is ending  :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yare on October 23, 2012, 01:45:32 PM
i'm waiting on points for a prg to post      on a separate account i'm "waiting" for a platinum, a platinum mb and a prg.   i don't think any of em are coming
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on October 23, 2012, 01:59:32 PM
more like the game is ending  :)

We can still churn once every 12 months, but the question is, can we do a 3BM for Plat/MB Plat/PRG at the same time once 12 months are up and get all the points for all 3 since we applied for all 3 at the same time.


hmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 02:17:37 PM
We can still churn once every 12 months, but the question is, can we do a 3BM for Plat/MB Plat/PRG at the same time once 12 months are up and get all the points for all 3 since we applied for all 3 at the same time.


hmmmmmmmm
True. Also we have to figure out the 12 months. starts from the time you get the card or the time you cancel the card.  Otherwise we may never get the points  :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on October 23, 2012, 02:33:09 PM
It sounds like the clock may start when you cancel the card.  I waited out a PRG bonus that never came (8 weeks as of yesterday); the last PRG card and bonus was over a year ago but I only cancelled that card a few months ago.  So I have had that product in the last 12 months.   I guess I can send a futile SM and see the response!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: meshugener on October 23, 2012, 02:49:00 PM
We can still churn once every 12 months, but the question is, can we do a 3BM for Plat/MB Plat/PRG at the same time once 12 months are up and get all the points for all 3 since we applied for all 3 at the same time.


hmmmmmmmm
I think the PRG + Plat/MB will work, but not Plat + MB.
Just had this with the Biz Gold + Biz Plat = 100k :), but Plat = MB = 50k :'(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sawlw on October 23, 2012, 03:24:54 PM
I just did plat+mb - mb posted after spend plat didnt yet received conf via sm tht it will within 8 weeks.....time will tell
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on October 23, 2012, 03:37:48 PM
The reps seem clueless these days and will say anything.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: 3ZeroT on October 23, 2012, 03:44:54 PM
The reps seem clueless these days and will say anything.

Check out this response today on my PRG when I explained it had been over a year since my last bonus - he is saying T&C only allow 1 product bonus per lifetime  :o

I have checked your Card account ending in xxxxx and see that the promotional offer associated with your Card account is "get 25,000 Membership Rewards bonus points after you spend $2,000 on the Card within the first three months of Cardmembership."

I would like to inform you that as per the terms and conditions of this offer, Cardmembers are eligible to get bonus points for only one Card account.

This means that if you had a Premier Rewards Gold Card before and you received bonus points on that Card, you are not eligible for bonus points on another Premier Rewards Gold Card.

I see that you received 25,000 bonus points on your previous Premier Rewards Gold Card (xxxxx) on 9/01/2011. Therefore, you are not eligible for another 25,000 bonus points on your Card account ending in xxxxx.

I appreciate your understanding in this matter. 


Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 23, 2012, 03:55:12 PM
I just did plat+mb - mb posted after spend plat didnt yet received conf via sm tht it will within 8 weeks.....time will tell
I got the same message for my plat card. After 8 weeks, I responded the sm and told I was not eligible.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: yaakov s on October 23, 2012, 04:49:23 PM
I got the same message for my plat card. After 8 weeks, I responded the sm and told I was not eligible.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: miles on October 23, 2012, 05:39:23 PM
I got a PRG bonus in July and October? How do you explain that?
Only Dan Can get it (http://boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfromthewing/2012/10/19/and-now-for-a-little-bit-of-friday-credit-card-churning-geek-humor/)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2012, 05:42:36 PM
But I'm not special! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lfxYhtf8o4)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: askmoses on October 23, 2012, 07:16:14 PM
It sounds like the clock may start when you cancel the card.  I waited out a PRG bonus that never came (8 weeks as of yesterday); the last PRG card and bonus was over a year ago but I only cancelled that card a few months ago.

I finally had gotten my first MR card (Consumer Plat) and now basically I can get the bonus for any other MR card until AFTER I close this one and wait 12 months??? What will I do to retain my points??? Not worth my hanging onto this plat card with the annual fee....

Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on October 23, 2012, 07:44:38 PM
It sounds like the clock may start when you cancel the card.  I waited out a PRG bonus that never came (8 weeks as of yesterday); the last PRG card and bonus was over a year ago but I only cancelled that card a few months ago.  So I have had that product in the last 12 months.   I guess I can send a futile SM and see the response!

So I should cancel my Zync card then? It's my oldest Amex card, but since Amex considers all your accounts to be as old as your oldest card, I can continue with just having my SPG right?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Shmelly on October 24, 2012, 03:34:01 PM
I SM'ed inquiring about my 50K and got this very interesting response:

You are eligible to receive 50,000 bonus points for only one Platinum Card account.

This is because bonus point is issued only once during Cardmembership, irrespective of the number of Platinum Card accounts established/opened in last 12 months.

I see that you had a Platinum Card (ending in xxxxx), which was cancelled as per your instructions on 08/12/2012. 50,000 bonus points were issued on 8/12/2012 on this Card account. I suspect that if you receive 50,000 bonus points you will cancel the card soon. Therefore you are not eligible for the bonus.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: shmuelb on October 24, 2012, 03:38:40 PM
But I'm not special!

Dan, I was wondering, when you call Amex, do they know you by now?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 24, 2012, 03:40:19 PM
I SM'ed inquiring about my 50K and got this very interesting response:

You are eligible to receive 50,000 bonus points for only one Platinum Card account.

This is because bonus point is issued only once during Cardmembership, irrespective of the number of Platinum Card accounts established/opened in last 12 months.

I see that you had a Platinum Card (ending in xxxxx), which was cancelled as per your instructions on 08/12/2012. 50,000 bonus points were issued on 8/12/2012 on this Card account. I suspect that if you receive 50,000 bonus points you will cancel the card soon. Therefore you are not eligible for the bonus.

That is really interesting response. He/she knows you so well.  :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: TC610 on October 24, 2012, 03:40:36 PM
I suspect that if you receive 50,000 bonus points you will cancel the card soon. Therefore you are not eligible for the bonus.
Wow, when did AMEX hire psychics?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: zale on October 24, 2012, 03:44:23 PM
I got the same message for my plat card. After 8 weeks, I responded the sm and told I was not eligible.

Same thing happened to me on the MB plat, but I responded with an angry message and the guy had his manager post the points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 24, 2012, 03:49:12 PM
Same thing happened to me on the MB plat, but I responded with an angry message and the guy had his manager post the points.
Would you mind posting your angry message? I am curious how angry message can make manager give in.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on October 24, 2012, 06:42:31 PM
Dunno if anyone posted this, but the 75k offer is back up I saw it on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Business-Gold-Rewards-American-Express/dp/B007Y7FT3A)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: compddd on October 24, 2012, 06:58:18 PM
When does this one expire?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: JEWDA on October 24, 2012, 07:00:15 PM
Dunno if anyone posted this, but the 75k offer is back up I saw it on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Business-Gold-Rewards-American-Express/dp/B007Y7FT3A)
Search, was posted twice already
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: Name Changed on October 24, 2012, 07:08:27 PM
Search, was posted twice already
Sorry. I actually looked thru this tread, I mixed up, and was looking at the wrong thread
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: karen on October 25, 2012, 02:58:24 PM
I sent the SM the second time, I got the same response from different agent:

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write to us about this.

I have checked your account and see that you already had a Platinum Card account (ending in xxxxx) in the past which was cancelled on January 06, 2012.

I would like to inform you that welcome bonus offer is not available to the applicants who have had the Platinum Card from American Express within the last 12 months.

Therefore, I am afraid, you will not receive any bonus points on your Platinum Card ending in xxxxx.

We appreciate your understanding in this regard and sincerely apologize for any disappointment this may cause you.

Sincerely,   
               
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sruly101 on October 25, 2012, 03:04:56 PM
Had applied for a plat a month and half ago, met the spending got the points, applied 2 weeks ago for the business gold card, got approved, and didnt yet meet the spending.. but still have time!!                 

My question is, would like to close now my plat (to save the $450 AF) is it sure that i wont loose my points got from the bonus on the plat, due to my business gold card running now?

thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: sawlw on October 25, 2012, 06:40:57 PM
Dunno if anyone posted this, but the 75k offer is back up I saw it on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Business-Gold-Rewards-American-Express/dp/B007Y7FT3A)

Never saw it written this way

Quote
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any other Business Gold, Green, or Platinum® Card account within the last 12 months.
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: moshiach1 on November 08, 2012, 11:00:29 AM
I cancelled my platinum card and received a letter from priority pass that it i have to renew it to be able to use

So im assuming that priority passes from cancelled platinums don't work? is this true?
Title: Re: DOES CANCELED AMEX PLAT CARDS WORK FOR LOUNGES?
Post by: AJK on November 08, 2012, 11:08:31 AM
So it seems.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elik on November 26, 2012, 04:34:46 PM
Has anyone done this 100K + $200 airline credits offer recently? My wife recently got sent the offer, and trying to decide whether to take advantage of it.

Has anyone here taken advantage of this offer and then, if you cancelled within 60 days, did you receive the full $450 refund? Sounds too good to be true! Is there a catch?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sruly on November 26, 2012, 04:36:34 PM
Has anyone done this 100K + $200 airline credits offer recently? My wife recently got sent the offer, and trying to decide whether to take advantage of it.

Has anyone here taken advantage of this offer and then, if you cancelled within 60 days, did you receive the full $450 refund? Sounds too good to be true! Is there a catch?
yes you will get all the points plus the airline credit and a full refund
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mordy44 on November 26, 2012, 04:37:30 PM
Quote
if u cancel within 60 days u get a full refund

Not so poshut anymore. Many reps are now claiming that this is only if you remain an Amex customer (have a different acct with amex).

Either way you can always downgrade.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 04:43:57 PM
why cancel? drago (at the last DO) explained to me sign up nw for the platt get ur 200 wait till jan 1 get another 200 and either cancel or even keep the card for 50$ :-) pretty worth it to me then!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 04:46:49 PM
Not so poshut anymore. Many reps are now claiming that this is only if you remain an Amex customer (have a different acct with amex).

Either way you can always downgrade.
No.
The full refund within 60 is for everyone.
A pro-rated refund after 60 is only if you have another AMEX.
If you don't have another AMEX after 60 you can downgrade to green for a prorated refund.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mordy44 on November 26, 2012, 04:50:12 PM
Then it must be the rep got it wrong. I just ended up calling again and a different rep let me cancel without a problem.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 04:51:35 PM
No.
The full refund within 60 is for everyone.
A pro-rated refund after 60 is only if you have another AMEX.
If you don't have another AMEX after 60 you can downgrade to green for a prorated refund.
does my cheshbin make sense though?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2012, 04:55:50 PM
Of course, I've posted that many times.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Saver2000 on November 26, 2012, 04:56:09 PM
does my cheshbin make sense though?
Which cheshbon? You get $200 airline incidental credits per calender year.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elik on November 26, 2012, 05:01:11 PM
Thanks for clarifying.

I assume, rather than cancelling within 60, they'll allow you to downgrade to a no fee card? Any suggestions which is the best Amex card to downgrade to?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 26, 2012, 05:03:54 PM
Then it must be the rep got it wrong. I just ended up calling again and a different rep let me cancel without a problem.
Why don't you do it online?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: rots5 on November 26, 2012, 05:05:48 PM
Of course, I've posted that many times.
lol i was clarifying that :-) i can read it just so many times till im in the sitch
shkoyach
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mordy44 on November 26, 2012, 05:09:37 PM
Quote
Why don't you do it online?

I usually do, didnt have access in this particular scenario.
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on November 26, 2012, 05:26:06 PM
Just for chazarah purposes. 60 days from when they charge the AF and NOT from time the account was opened. CMIIAW

Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elik on November 26, 2012, 05:51:10 PM
The impression I got from this thread, was that it's 60 days from opening the card, not from the anniversary.
What's CMIIAW?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Saver2000 on November 26, 2012, 05:53:44 PM
The impression I got from this thread, was that it's 60 days from opening the card, not from the anniversary.
What's CMIIAW?
???
Isn't the anniversary date and the opening date the same date?

CMIIW = correct me if i'm wrong
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on November 26, 2012, 05:54:38 PM
???
Isn't the anniversary date and the opening date the same date?

CMIIW = correct me if i'm wrong

It is
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: fradl on November 26, 2012, 07:34:49 PM
I tried to search in the forums and I am pretty sure I have the correct conclusion, but just to be safe, I would like to ask the experts the following question:

 I have an amex platinum and a gold card, with mr points on each card. If I want to close the platinum card, will the platinum mr points combine with the gold card points, so that when the plat card is cancelled, the gold plus plat mr points will be listed on the gold card statement? Meaning if I have another amex mr card, I can close the plat card and the mr plat points will be combined with the mr points from the other card. Please confirm, thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: SGF on November 26, 2012, 08:13:51 PM
why cancel? drago (at the last DO) explained to me sign up nw for the platt get ur 200 wait till jan 1 get another 200 and either cancel or even keep the card for 50$ :-) pretty worth it to me then!
Because you can get $400 and then cancel that way you don't have to pay anything.
IMHO its more worth to cancel  then not gaining any $$ and paying a extra $50, which depending how you look at it you are spending $450 that could of been in you pocket.
Do you really think its worth $450?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 26, 2012, 08:31:40 PM
@fradl:
Depends if they're linked to one MR account.
That's the latest glitch. Sshhhh...
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 26, 2012, 08:35:04 PM
Because you can get $400 and then cancel that way you don't have to pay anything.
IMHO its more worth to cancel  then not gaining any $$ and paying a extra $50, which depending how you look at it you are spending $450 that could of been in you pocket.
Do you really think its worth $450?
Question is are the bennies of a plat worth $50 a year?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: fradl on November 26, 2012, 10:05:52 PM
@meshugener

Do you mean if I log on to my amex account online, and I see both cards info on the same page, with the mr points combined, then i am ok to cancel the plat card, and my mr points are safe? I am sorry to be a pain, I just want to be clear on this. thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 26, 2012, 10:12:26 PM
Its possible to have to logins for one MR account, never seen 2 MR accounts under 1 login.
But just check the MR account number for each card if they match.
I'm making you crazy not because its a common thing to happen, but because it just happened to me.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: fradl on November 26, 2012, 10:16:59 PM
thanks so much. I will check. I really appreciate it
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: txtmax4 on November 26, 2012, 10:17:03 PM
but because it just happened to me.
What exactly?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 26, 2012, 10:21:39 PM
Managed to get 3 MR accounts on my recent Amex 4bm.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: txtmax4 on November 26, 2012, 10:25:43 PM
Managed to get 3 MR accounts on my recent Amex 4bm.
Are you saying this is a way to guarantee all bonuses to post?
Did you do something to get it or was it a fluke?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 26, 2012, 11:02:29 PM
I don't know.
I don't know.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: txtmax4 on November 26, 2012, 11:07:42 PM
I don't know.
I don't know.
Granted you might not know the answer to the first question, but there's no doubt you can answer the 2nd one..
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 27, 2012, 02:02:26 AM
never seen 2 MR accounts under 1 login.

-1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: rots5 on November 27, 2012, 07:02:31 AM
Question is are the bennies of a plat worth $50 a year?
It's very worth it to me.  Why not?! I live in IL and fly min three times a yr
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Saver2000 on November 27, 2012, 07:55:28 AM
It's very worth it to me.  Why not?! I live in IL and fly min three times a yr
Which benefits would you lose when canceling? 

(I'm talking about within the first year of cancellation.  After that the cc costs $250 a year. . . )
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ari2955 on November 27, 2012, 07:59:42 AM
If I have a balance on my platinum card in the amount of the annual fee, can i ask them to close the acc. and credit the annual fee refund towards the balance?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 27, 2012, 08:00:24 AM
Which benefits would you lose when canceling? 

(I'm talking about within the first year of cancellation.  After that the cc costs $250 a year. . . )

Lounge access @ TLV.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Saver2000 on November 27, 2012, 08:06:12 AM
Lounge access @ TLV.
Is that with pp, or with the cc itself?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on November 27, 2012, 08:14:00 AM
Is that with pp, or with the cc itself?
PP

Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 27, 2012, 10:59:35 AM
PP

+1

CC itself won't do diddly squat in non-AA, US, DL lounges, IIRC.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 27, 2012, 11:53:05 AM
Granted you might not know the answer to the first question, but there's no doubt you can answer the 2nd one..
I have seperate logins for each card, but that doesn't answer why 2 of the 4 are linked to one MR account.
And, IIRC, they were seperated even before I registered them online.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 27, 2012, 11:53:55 AM
-1
Interesting. How does it look like when you log in to your MR account?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on November 27, 2012, 11:57:16 AM
I have 3 MR accounts on my 1 login.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on November 27, 2012, 12:02:10 PM
I have 3 MR accounts on my 1 login.
Interesting. How does it look like when you log in to your MR account?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elik on November 27, 2012, 12:26:23 PM
The 100K offer was sent to our old address and have noticed it has expired >:(
Anyone been able to still get the 100K after the offer expiration date?

In my previous post when I said the impression I had is that you could cancel within 60 days of the Opening date, I meant within 60 days of opening the card and still get the points and airline credit
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: businessmachine on November 27, 2012, 01:44:41 PM
I have 1 login with 2 MR accounts.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yosefchaim on November 28, 2012, 07:08:48 PM
Does anyone know if there is any offer (for points) for the Amex business Platinum?   Also can you upgrade from Business Gold To Business Platinum and if yes will there be a credit pull?(I know I wouldn't get any bonus points if I do this) Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 28, 2012, 07:15:37 PM
Interesting. How does it look like when you log in to your MR account?

I have 1 login with 2 MR accounts.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sky121 on November 28, 2012, 11:12:26 PM
Can I get into a United Lounge with my Amex Platinum when I'm flying Delta?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on November 28, 2012, 11:17:21 PM
Can I get into a United Lounge with my Amex Platinum when I'm flying Delta?
AMEX Plat only works for AA, DL, and US lounges.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sky121 on November 28, 2012, 11:20:57 PM
AMEX Plat only works for AA, DL, and US lounges.

I forgot about that. Thanks.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: elibeli2 on December 02, 2012, 02:25:11 PM
Does anyone have a link to the 50k offer?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: KidOOO on December 02, 2012, 05:02:42 PM
Does anyone have a link to the 50k offer?

i got an email today for the business one with 5K spend and 50K points, if anyone can tell me how to break up the link so it does  not have my info i would love to share it
Title: Re: Amex Platinum 50K link
Post by: elibeli2 on December 02, 2012, 06:04:59 PM
Anyone have any info on the consumer one?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: fradl on December 02, 2012, 10:05:45 PM
@yosefchaim

When I logged in to my amex business gold account, there was an offer to upgrade to business platinum and get 25,000 points. I am curious if anyone knows if I accept the upgrade, will there be a credit pull.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: shmaya on December 03, 2012, 02:45:49 AM
I assume you cant apply for this without the offer? is there a link that would work?
as an aside, if i upgrade from delta platinum to reserve will i receive the signup bonus?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: fradl on December 03, 2012, 07:14:09 AM
I dont think there is a link. when i logged in to my amex account online, the offer was there. I am still hoping for the experts to reply to my question. Is there a credit pull if I reply to an offer made to my online account to upgrade from business gold to business platinum. I will not make a move until I hear from a mayvin. thanking you in advance...,,,
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elibeli2 on December 03, 2012, 09:38:13 AM
As far as I am concerned there is no pull.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yosefchaim on December 03, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
As far as I am concerned there is no pull.
From experience or a guess?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elibeli2 on December 03, 2012, 05:46:43 PM
From experience or a guess?
I upgraded both my delta card and a hilton card and both of them there was no pull.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Ez on December 04, 2012, 04:17:03 AM
From experience or a guess?
I can confirm there is no pull (while upgraded from PRG  to Platinum)
Title: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 16, 2012, 06:44:53 PM
i got this card and spent the required amount for the bonus.... i just received my first statement wich also has the $450 fee included. How should i go about canceling the card. i didn't received my Bonus points yet. Amex Rep told me this will post on my next statement.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: meshugener on December 16, 2012, 07:06:13 PM
i got this card and spent the required amount for the bonus.... i just received my first statement wich also has the $450 fee included. How should i go about canceling the card. i didn't received my Bonus points yet. Amex Rep told me this will post on my next statement.
Are the points pending in your MR account?
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: TC610 on December 16, 2012, 07:21:30 PM
It's easiest to send them an SM through the website.  If you cancel after 60 days, you'll get a prorated refund of the annual fee.  As meshugener is alluding to, make sure that your points post to your MR account before you cancel...and if necessary transfer them out before you cancel if it's your only card enrolled in that MR program.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 16, 2012, 07:30:19 PM
didn't see them in pending status
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: eliteflyer on December 16, 2012, 07:44:47 PM
i got this card and spent the required amount for the bonus.... i just received my first statement wich also has the $450 fee included. How should i go about canceling the card. i didn't received my Bonus points yet. Amex Rep told me this will post on my next statement.
Before you rush to cancel the card, be sure to take advantage of the $200 refund in airline fees for both this year and again for next year as soon as January hits.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 16, 2012, 07:47:11 PM
i registered my amex with united. what's the next step i have to do? how can i get the $200? how does this work?
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: txtmax4 on December 16, 2012, 07:50:34 PM
i registered my amex with united.
Ouch..
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: meshugener on December 16, 2012, 08:10:10 PM
Did you receive a MR bonus from Amex in the past 12 months?
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 16, 2012, 08:16:42 PM
no
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 16, 2012, 08:19:43 PM
.....sorry. i just checked the web site and saw the points pending...

can someone help me with the $200 from amex, please. how to get them. i registered with united...
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: meshugener on December 16, 2012, 08:30:11 PM
I wrote a long post about that ESPECIALLY for you!
Feels good?
Now, please do the minimum and just click on it.
Thanks and good luck!
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 16, 2012, 08:37:16 PM
Dear Meshuggener....!!

On which topic are talking? Amex cancelling or the $200?
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: txtmax4 on December 16, 2012, 08:47:07 PM
I wrote a long post about that ESPECIALLY for you!
Feels good?
Now, please do the minimum and just click on it.
Thanks and good luck!
Maybe just link him.. המתחיל במצוה אומרים לו גמור...
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: meshugener on December 16, 2012, 09:04:14 PM
In my opinion, when its just a few threads down the block, is there even a need to link or advise a fellow to search?
Who's with me?
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: txtmax4 on December 16, 2012, 09:07:30 PM
In my opinion, when its just a few threads down the block, is there even a need to link or advise a fellow to search?
Who's with me?
If you already told him there's a post you might as well link him. In any case you don't need or must do anything.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: ari2955 on December 17, 2012, 07:37:28 AM
Can i cancel my Amex platinum thru sm with a $450 balance and ask them to apply the annual fee credit towards the balance?
Title: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 17, 2012, 07:52:16 AM
Can i cancel my Amex platinum thru sm with a $450 balance and ask them to apply the annual fee credit towards the balance?
You can ask, but the chances of it happening is -0
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: meshugener on December 17, 2012, 08:27:58 AM
Why do you say so?
Title: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 17, 2012, 08:50:11 AM
You can ask, but the chances of it happening is -0
sure i do that all the time. The credit is automatic, no need to ask
Title: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: PETERP on December 17, 2012, 11:48:20 AM
sure i do that all the time. The credit is automatic, no need to ask

All the time ! How many Amex Platinum have you churned ?
Title: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: MEIR613 on December 17, 2012, 12:04:43 PM
All the time ! How many Amex Platinum have you churned ?
Some people manage other peoples accounts:)

Title: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 17, 2012, 12:05:38 PM
All the time ! How many Amex Platinum have you churned ?
3me 3wife. Also gave my mom one as a gift :)
Title: Re: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 17, 2012, 01:46:15 PM
sure i do that all the time. The credit is automatic, no need to ask
You're absolutely right, my apologies, mistake, I misread (I somehow thought it said "airline" credits).  Of course it's possible, I've done this myself...
Title: Re: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 17, 2012, 02:49:54 PM
Some people manage other peoples accounts:)
I have my hands full with my own..
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: EE4504 on December 21, 2012, 12:02:49 PM
Do i have to pay the $450 Fee with my first statement or i can wait till my points post on my account and cancel it then? will there be a late fee for not paying the 450 on my due date?
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: meshugener on December 21, 2012, 12:15:39 PM
Sometimes, the points won't even post before you pay your balance in full, and yes, if you don't clear your balance by the due date you'll pay a fee, no matter how that balance incurred.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: mmermss on December 26, 2012, 04:07:57 PM
Wiki'd FWIW
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: Shmelly on December 26, 2012, 04:17:30 PM
Wiki'd FWIW
Edited FWIW. Hope you don't mind.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: mmermss on December 26, 2012, 04:19:04 PM
Edited FWIW. Hope you don't mind.
My pleasure..Its not like I own it.  Its supposed to be edited for the latest updates  :)
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 26, 2012, 07:21:47 PM
"You will receive a full refund of the annual fee if the card is cancelled within 60 days of the fee posting."
I believe the full refund is only within 60 days of the card being open, not 60 days since the charge appears after the first closing. This is what a CSR once told me. Please confirm the Wiki.
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 26, 2012, 07:25:43 PM
"The refund will generally be posted to your account automatically upon closure. You can then click on "Dispute/Inquire about a charge" to have either A) a check mailed to you or B) the credit balance transferred to another card. Keep in mind that if you chose option B, the account you transfer the balance to will have its points reduced by the amount of the credit balance."
IME option B will only work if you are carrying a balance on the card you want to transfer the credit to. They did not want to give me a credit balance on another card. (The credit was for 1k)
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: AJK on December 26, 2012, 10:38:09 PM
"You will receive a full refund of the annual fee if the card is cancelled within 60 days of the fee posting."
I believe the full refund is only within 60 days of the card being open, not 60 days since the charge appears after the first closing. This is what a CSR once told me. Please confirm the Wiki.

-1
Title: Re: How to go about canceling a Amex Platinum
Post by: lfas25 on December 27, 2012, 08:33:12 PM
I wrote a long post about that ESPECIALLY for you!
Feels good?
Now, please do the minimum and just click on it.
Thanks and good luck!

You wrote a long post on how to do this or an issue with trying to use United for the $200 ?
Reason I am asking is I followed the instructions for this and did it on United. (or I thought I followed the instructions)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mgarfin on January 07, 2013, 05:43:16 PM
My two month's on plat. are soon over,
Is there any way to have annual fee waived?

Searching I did not see anyone that got it waived, am I right? only downgrading to free card as blue. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on January 07, 2013, 05:44:50 PM
My two month's on plat. are soon over,
Is there any way to have annual fee waived?

Searching I did not see anyone that got it waived, am I right? only downgrading to free card as blue.
You can try retention.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mgarfin on January 07, 2013, 06:05:53 PM
You can try retention.

What can I get, I would need 20k it shall be worth it.

Who do I call # on back of card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on January 07, 2013, 06:09:30 PM
What can I get, I would need 20k it shall be worth it.

Who do I call # on back of card?
Unm.... I guess. You probably won't get more than 5k depending on how much you spent on it. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Kn9ght on January 07, 2013, 06:52:58 PM
I saw many people apply both Platinum and Platinum Mercedes card at the same time. I thought that the new term doesn't allow people to get bonus for similar products?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on January 07, 2013, 06:55:00 PM
I saw many people apply both Platinum and Platinum Mercedes card at the same time. I thought that the new term doesn't allow people to get bonus for similar products?
If your applying for the first time its possible and even if not YMMV.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: magnus on January 07, 2013, 07:02:37 PM
I successfully applied for both platinums (MB and regular) back around November and received both 50K bonuses. (never had any plats or golds before)

<deleted reference to larger signup bonuses>

Edit to add, found on SD.
Edit twice. deleted a link to larger signup bonuses...i'm guessing I may have violated a site rule about signing up through other sites.  Sorry. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Kn9ght on January 07, 2013, 07:07:34 PM
I successfully applied for both platinums (MB and regular) back around November and received both 50K bonuses. (never had any plats or golds before)

Alas, now I see that creditcards.com/creditmatch is offering 100K for the regular.  Doh! (to get this offer, enter your information except for SSN and see what they bring back.)  They're also offering $250 on the Blue Cash Preferred.
Well, I currently hold a Gold Card. Wish I canceled this card earlier. In the T&C it states that the bonus is not for people that has AMEX Gold, Zync within 90 days. I know that now AMEX is really strict on this policy :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: magnus on January 07, 2013, 07:14:30 PM
I would delete this is.

OK, removed...did I get the reason right for why it should be deleted?  Thanks for pointing it out.
Title: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: sruly on January 07, 2013, 08:11:18 PM
if you put in your name and address (you can skip ssn) at creditcards.com/cardmatch

they are showing the platinum at 100k for 3k spend in 3 month

on my name i got the offer but not on my wifes.

it takes me to a open application, can i just fill out my wifes info ?
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: MEIR613 on January 07, 2013, 08:22:16 PM
if you put in your name and address (you can skip ssn) at creditcards.com/creditmatch

they are showing the platinum at 100k for 3k spend in 3 month

Can you please delete this

Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: DP7 on January 07, 2013, 08:23:57 PM
if you put in your name and address (you can skip ssn) at creditcards.com/creditmatch

they are showing the platinum at 100k for 3k spend in 3 month

on my name i got the offer but not on my wifes.

it takes me to a open application, can i just fill out my wifes info ?
Does it affect credit score to enter personal info?
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: sruly on January 07, 2013, 08:25:56 PM
Can you please delete this
why ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ham on January 07, 2013, 08:44:13 PM
Can you get the bonus from the platinum card and the gold card?  Apply for both at the same time?

-Ham
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: A European on January 07, 2013, 08:47:59 PM
Can you get the bonus from the platinum card and the gold card?  Apply for both at the same time?

-Ham
yes
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: A European on January 07, 2013, 08:48:24 PM
Does it affect credit score to enter personal info?
no. soft pull
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ham on January 07, 2013, 08:54:37 PM
Thanks.

BTW, is three AMEX cards too much for one app-o-rama? I was going to try the plat., gold, and blue preferred. THe only AMEX I have now is the Costco card.

Thanks
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: sruly on January 07, 2013, 08:55:13 PM
if you put in your name and address (you can skip ssn) at creditcards.com/cardmatch

they are showing the platinum at 100k for 3k spend in 3 month

on my name i got the offer but not on my wifes.

it takes me to a open application, can i just fill out my wifes info ?
they also have the gold card for 50k.

i put i my info and than filled out the application for my wife and was approved, called to confirm 100k with 3k spend in 3 month
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sruly on January 07, 2013, 08:55:38 PM
Can you get the bonus from the platinum card and the gold card?  Apply for both at the same time?

-Ham
i dont think so
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: A European on January 07, 2013, 08:57:21 PM


 plat  gold

worked for my wife 2BM. she never had AMEX before
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: magnus on January 07, 2013, 08:58:01 PM
BTW, is three AMEX cards too much for one app-o-rama? I was going to try the plat., gold, and blue preferred. THe only AMEX I have now is the Costco card.

I did a 3BM with Amex regular platinum, Amex MB platinum and Blue preferred a couple months ago.  Got the bonuses for each platinum...still need to satisfy the Blue Preferred reqs.  Only had TruEarnings before that as well.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ham on January 07, 2013, 09:13:02 PM
I did a 3BM with Amex regular platinum, Amex MB platinum and Blue preferred a couple months ago.  Got the bonuses for each platinum...still need to satisfy the Blue Preferred reqs.  Only had TruEarnings before that as well.

Thanks man!! I got all three!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Lamdan on January 07, 2013, 09:17:48 PM
Does this thing work within a year of closing last plat?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 07, 2013, 09:26:00 PM
Hi,

Does anyone know if I just signed up for a Amex Delta Gold will I be able to get the bonus point offer?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: gingiboy5 on January 07, 2013, 09:39:58 PM
Darn it! i just did an AmEx 3bm 2 weeks ago with the plat, mb plat and delta gold. Do you think they will match the 100k if i send a secure message??
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: SGF on January 07, 2013, 09:53:17 PM
Darn it! i just did an AmEx 3bm 2 weeks ago with the plat, mb plat and delta gold. Do you think they will match the 100k if i send a secure message??
Amex claims they officially don't match other offers, though there have been people that had luck getting matched
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: bubbles on January 07, 2013, 09:59:00 PM
Don't think they will be matching this
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: DP7 on January 07, 2013, 10:11:45 PM
Where do I transfer points to in order to cancel the card?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elibeli2 on January 07, 2013, 10:24:14 PM
Don't think they will be matching this

If you secure message them a screen shot, do you think it will work to get the offer matched?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: bubbles on January 07, 2013, 10:31:18 PM
If you secure message them a screen shot, do you think it will work to get the offer matched?

No
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 07, 2013, 10:34:56 PM
Just got approved and confirmed that I still can get the bonus even though I just signed up for the amex delta gold!!!

I think when it says gold it might mean priemer gold bec the agent said that platinum is one of their most premium products.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: aharongreenberg on January 07, 2013, 10:35:59 PM
Is this platinum any different than regular platinum?  I just got regular platinum with 25 k about 2 months back.  Going to cancel it as soon as i get credit for new AA gift cards.  I won't be able to get this bonus will I?  Is there a business version of this card that
I could apply for?

By the way, I just got approved for platinum, gold, and the blue everyday card for the wife (I already have an uncapped blue cash preferred in my name for unlimited grocery spending, just wanted the extra card for small business saturday...)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: njmacman on January 07, 2013, 10:50:56 PM
I just opened a platinum card a month ago to get the $400 United gift certificates and 25000 points. I called Amex and asked if they would upgrade me to the new offer, they said no.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: plainbachur on January 07, 2013, 10:51:20 PM
I just opened a platinum card a month ago to get the $400 United gift certificates and 25000 points. I called Amex and asked if they would upgrade me to the new offer, they said no.
well dou
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elikay on January 07, 2013, 11:06:05 PM
Thanks magnus really hot!!! Applied.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elibeli2 on January 07, 2013, 11:15:18 PM
If I take a screen shot and tell them I applied through this offer, but really did not, is there anyway they can prove me wrong?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Yaalili on January 07, 2013, 11:18:10 PM
I am eligible for the offer, but i failed a FR from amex a few weeks ago, so no point in applying :( - I really wish i could have this card, and the points.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: KidOOO on January 07, 2013, 11:19:46 PM
if i had the MB plat, is it considered that i had the card before?

and is there anyway to get the 100k offer for business plat?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: AJK on January 07, 2013, 11:21:50 PM
If I take a screen shot and tell them I applied through this offer, but really did not, is there anyway they can prove me wrong?

Yes.

if i had the MB plat, is it considered that i had the card before?

and is there anyway to get the 100k offer for business plat?

Yes AFAIK.

No.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: doublejay on January 07, 2013, 11:28:41 PM
Am I the only one who AMEX basically told - "we are watching you. we notice you sign up for bonuses and then cancel. we will not give you more bonuses."?
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: WhyAich on January 07, 2013, 11:29:09 PM
Just tried
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: plainbachur on January 07, 2013, 11:29:35 PM
Just tried
and?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on January 07, 2013, 11:30:55 PM
And?
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: lcyitz on January 07, 2013, 11:32:21 PM
I don't think it's an eligible thing.

Everyone seems to be getting it.

Does anyone know if they actually stick to their terms and conditions, because I had an Amex plat around 11 months ago. Is there A way to avoid them catching on?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: doublejay on January 07, 2013, 11:37:04 PM
So what is the general concensus?:

Trying for both the 100k-Platinum + 50K-Gold:

Good idea or Bad idea
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 07, 2013, 11:45:52 PM
So what is the general concensus?:

Trying for both the 100k-Platinum + 50K-Gold:

Good idea or Bad idea

It seems it's a bad idea according to Dan, he responded to someone on the main page comments.
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: lcyitz on January 07, 2013, 11:46:45 PM
Does that mean someone who already applied for both should do his spending on the platinum 1st?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: btab on January 07, 2013, 11:49:01 PM
Am I the only one who AMEX basically told - "we are watching you. we notice you sign up for bonuses and then cancel. we will not give you more bonuses."?

Who told you? And through what venue?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ahecht37 on January 07, 2013, 11:51:10 PM
so it seems that the consensus is that if you applied within 12 months you will not get the 100k even if you are "eligible" anyone disagree?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: AJK on January 07, 2013, 11:52:28 PM
Yep.
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: lcyitz on January 07, 2013, 11:55:07 PM
Yep.
Is there a way to maximize the chances?

Say register the card on a new online account or........?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ahecht37 on January 07, 2013, 11:57:18 PM
Is there a way to maximize the chances?

Say register the card on a new online account or........?
Yep.
is it automatically fine?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Mimi K. on January 07, 2013, 11:58:52 PM
is it twelve months from applying or closing?
is the Jury still out?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: doublejay on January 08, 2013, 12:02:06 AM
Who told you? And through what venue?

On the phone. When I tried my first ever Amex churn. (Was a MB plat for 2nd time - I contacted them to ask how come my points weren't showing up).

p.s. I might be a special case somewhat as my account earned a few hundred thousand amex points for referrals back in the day when that was around. I also tried one of each amex card and closed most of them.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 08, 2013, 12:04:34 AM
Now that I got approved for the platinum card with the 100k bonus is it safe to connect it to my other amex online accounts, or should I create a new online acct?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ahecht37 on January 08, 2013, 12:06:34 AM
Now that I got approved for the platinum card with the 100k bonus is it safe to connect it to my other amex online accounts, or should I create a new online acct?
what was the last amex card that you applied for before this?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 08, 2013, 12:10:45 AM
what was the last amex card that you applied for before this?

Delta Gold, why do you ask???
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: lcyitz on January 08, 2013, 12:11:32 AM
Shouldn't  the question be

which cards did u apply for in the last 12 months?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 08, 2013, 12:16:55 AM
Shouldn't  the question be

which cards did u apply for in the last 12 months?

The answer to that question is the Delta Gold (last 3 months) and the Starwood Consumer Card (less then a year ago but more then 3 months)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ChAiM'l on January 08, 2013, 12:17:56 AM
Thanks! Applied for Plat and PRG.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ahecht37 on January 08, 2013, 12:20:05 AM
cmiiw but afaik you can get the bonus since you had not applied for any amex charge cards within 12 months
Thanks! Applied for Plat and PRG.
dont think you will get both bonuses, unless ajk disagrees....
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: yanks23321 on January 08, 2013, 12:21:14 AM
Thanks! Applied for Plat and PRG.

You might not get both bonuses, Dan, on the main page in the comments, said that you most probably wont but it's YMMV.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mordy44 on January 08, 2013, 12:46:37 AM
Am I the only one who AMEX basically told - "we are watching you. we notice you sign up for bonuses and then cancel. we will not give you more bonuses."?

YES
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: aryeh1 on January 08, 2013, 12:59:02 AM
what are most people doing ? plat+gold or just plat
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 08, 2013, 01:51:15 AM
what are most people doing ? plat+gold or just plat
I did plat and gold, with plat a second before. Hoping that since before the apps I didn't have either that I will be able to get both.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: aryeh1 on January 08, 2013, 01:59:00 AM
I got the 14 day message. :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 08, 2013, 02:07:24 AM
I got the 14 day message. :(
On which cards?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 02:11:03 AM
Is business platinum the same product?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: gloreglabert on January 08, 2013, 02:17:09 AM
Is business platinum the same product?
No, business cards are no problem.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: eliteflyer on January 08, 2013, 02:22:42 AM
YES
I've been told that before when cancelling a Plat. I've still managed to open up two more Plats with bonuses since then and just applied for a 3rd. This may be a good reason to cancel the card via SM instead of calling.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 02:24:28 AM
No, business cards are no problem.
So I could have a business platinum & apply for this?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Drago on January 08, 2013, 02:42:49 AM
Can you please delete this


Uh oh, the FT mods are migrating to DDF.

Why should he have deleted it?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 03:18:51 AM
Just did a 2bm with the Plat and SPG.  The Plat is pending and they'll notify me within 14 days.  The SPG was denied right away  :( :'(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 04:35:43 AM
Yep.

@AJK  Yep to Disagree ?  You are saying we can get  the 100K bonuses , despite having the card within the last 12 months .
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 06:58:37 AM
I am eligible for the offer, but i failed a FR from amex a few weeks ago, so no point in applying :( - I really wish i could have this card, and the points.
I feel ya.. tough stuff.  For how long are you damned?  (OT, but what do you think was the trigger?).

I just did a 2bm less one month ago, debating if I should go for this.. How long do you folks give this offer to last?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Yaalili on January 08, 2013, 07:20:22 AM
I feel ya.. tough stuff.  For how long are you damned?  (OT, but what do you think was the trigger?).

The trigger was sale, i never sent it any info about my income. I am banned for as long as i don't get that information that they want = read: until i start making money on the books.
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 07:29:33 AM
The trigger was sale, i never sent it any info about my income. I am banned for as long as i don't get that information that they want = read: until i start making money on the books.
The trigger was sale??
Did you have any business card?  Or only personal?
Are you still able to use the cards you already have?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sruly on January 08, 2013, 07:45:53 AM
you do not need to be targeted.
i put in my info to pull up the application and then i applied for and was
approved for my wife and confirmed with amex that she will get the bonus
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 08:26:47 AM
why ?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27584#comments
 Nothing against Dan for putting it up once someone posted it, but why would you post it???
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: hocker on January 08, 2013, 08:34:46 AM
Thanks @Magnus! Applied for a friend but he wasn't approved.

Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Red on January 08, 2013, 08:36:53 AM
Thanks @Magnus! Applied for a friend but he wasn't approved.
AMEX: 866-314-0237 (Application reconsideration) (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.0)  ;)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 08:42:02 AM
Just did a 2bm with the Plat and SPG.  The Plat is pending and they'll notify me within 14 days.  The SPG was denied right away  :( :'(
Should I wait for the reply from the Plat before calling recon about the SPG? Or since ones a charge card and ones a credit card it makes no difference and one wont help the other?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: elibeli2 on January 08, 2013, 08:43:35 AM
Yes.

Yes AFAIK.

@AJK

How can they prove that I did not sign up through that link?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 08:45:45 AM
Should I wait for the reply from the Plat before calling recon about the SPG? Or since ones a charge card and ones a credit card it makes no difference and one wont help the other?
You can call now. 
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 08:58:34 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27584#comments
 Nothing against Dan for putting it up once someone posted it, but why would you post it???
it wasn't gonna stay under wraps for long.  ::)
Better let it go crazy here than on SD or MMS!  :)
Chutch a yid zal machin parnoosa!  ;) ;)
B.h. I got in 2 apps before Dan posted and the site crashed  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 09:05:33 AM
You can call now.
What i'm worried about is if they do approve SPG somehow then the plat wont be approved because this is the first Amex card of this person and they probably wont want to approve more than one amex for a person who never had an Amex before...especially because theres no leverage to play with.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 08, 2013, 09:08:41 AM
What i'm worried about is if they do approve SPG somehow then the plat wont be approved because this is the first Amex card of this person and they probably wont want to approve more than one amex for a person who never had an Amex before...especially because theres no leverage to play with.
So why don't you work on the plat first?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Miracle on January 08, 2013, 09:10:31 AM
I'm a little confused. I read this thread and thought I saw a contradiction...

Can someone clarify: If I have an Amex Gold Business card (and I got the bonus for it already 75K) would I be able to get the bonus for this Amex Plat 100K card? I have been approved via the link Dan sent on his site...)

Thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 08, 2013, 09:11:27 AM
I'm a little confused. I read this thread and thought I saw a contradiction...

Can someone clarify: If I have an Amex Gold Business card (and I got the bonus for it already 75K) would I be able to get the bonus for this Amex Plat 100K card? I have been approved via the link Dan sent on his site...)

Thanks
YMMV it seems.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 09:13:45 AM
So why don't you work on the plat first?
I should.  But I was thinking to call for SPG because that was denied on the spot as opposed to the plat which they will notify me.  If the plat gets approved is there any way to use the plat as some type of leverage to approve the SPG?  Like ask them to put an internal CL in the plat?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Fan of Dan on January 08, 2013, 09:18:50 AM
I should.  But I was thinking to call for SPG because that was denied on the spot as opposed to the plat which they will notify me.  If the plat gets approved is there any way to use the plat as some type of leverage to approve the SPG?  Like ask them to put an internal CL in the plat?
Can't imagine they would do that. Either way what do you lose by calling on the plat now?
Title: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: btab on January 08, 2013, 09:20:59 AM
What i'm worried about is if they do approve SPG somehow then the plat wont be approved because this is the first Amex card of this person and they probably wont want to approve more than one amex for a person who never had an Amex before...especially because theres no leverage to play with.

not true. my wife never had an Amex before and I did a 2bm for plat and gold. she got instant approval. also 2 years ago I applied for plat, spg, and gold for the first time via 3 seperate applications and got approved.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 09:23:26 AM
Can't imagine they would do that. Either way what do you lose by calling on the plat now?
not true. my wife never had an Amex before and I did a 2bm for plat and gold. she got instant approval. also 2 years ago I applied for plat, spg, and gold for the first time via 3 seperate applications and got approved.
Thanks..gana call them soon
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: youthink on January 08, 2013, 09:29:38 AM
Does anyone have concrete experience with trying to get the bonus for a regular platinum after having the MB platinum. Previously I had tried to churn the MB after having closed a previous MB and was denied. This was 5 months ago. I'd like to go ahead for this 100k promotion and have not had the regular platinum in about two years.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: thaber on January 08, 2013, 09:33:49 AM
Is there any reason not to cancel once you get points and incidentals?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: AJK on January 08, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
I'm a little confused. I read this thread and thought I saw a contradiction...

Can someone clarify: If I have an Amex Gold Business card (and I got the bonus for it already 75K) would I be able to get the bonus for this Amex Plat 100K card? I have been approved via the link Dan sent on his site...)

Thanks

The terms imply yes.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: tuvz on January 08, 2013, 10:09:15 AM
Just did a 2bm with the Plat and SPG.  The Plat is pending and they'll notify me within 14 days.  The SPG was denied right away  :( :'(

Call recon??!

Just did 3bm now with 100k Plat, MB plat and blue cash.
All 3 were pending but called and got a really nice rep who approved one after another :)
So all 3 approved now, just have to try hope i beat the system and get the bonuses for both plats iyh!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 10:09:28 AM
my app is pending, should i call recon to expedite it like i do w chase? 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: tuvz on January 08, 2013, 10:10:05 AM
my app is pending, should i call recon to expedite it like i do w chase?

Yes
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 10:10:17 AM
Call recon??!

Just did 3bm now with 100k Plat, MB plat and blue cash.
All 3 were pending but called and got a really nice rep who approved one after another :)
So all 3 approved now, just have to try hope i beat the system and get the bonuses for both plats iyh!

if u make dif log ins, would that help getting around the system?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Name Changed on January 08, 2013, 10:11:00 AM
if u make dif log ins, would that help getting around the system?
No.

In the past, I noticed that Amex linked my account before I even attached or activated a card
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 10:12:28 AM
No.

In the past, I noticed that Amex linked my account before I even attached or activated a card

so how do u make sure u get the sign up bonus
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: tuvz on January 08, 2013, 10:21:35 AM
so how do u make sure u get the sign up bonus

This guy managed to pull it off
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21669.msg367314#msg367314

Definitely seems like theres some luck involved
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Yaalili on January 08, 2013, 10:29:36 AM
The trigger was sale??
Did you have any business card?  Or only personal?
Are you still able to use the cards you already have?

Whoops, don't know what i was thinking about, meant to write simple ;) I didn't have any business card, only 2 personal cards, and they were both closed down.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 10:40:17 AM
if i transfer the 100k to spg how many spg wuill i get?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 10:43:38 AM
if i transfer the 100k to spg how many spg wuill i get?
I think its 1000:330.  Please CMIIW.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Yaalili on January 08, 2013, 10:45:13 AM
if i transfer the 100k to spg how many spg wuill i get?

33,300.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 10:53:39 AM
i just checked on amex website it says 100 turns into 500 does that make sense?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 10:53:51 AM
1000*
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 10:55:07 AM
Can you please delete this

Let it be remembered for all eternity on DDF that MEIR613 did not want this great deal to be shared with the hundreds of DDFers. I for one intend to never help him out on these forums. And I believe neither should anyone else!


BOYCOTT MEIR613!!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 11:00:39 AM
100 MR turns into 500 SPG??  :o

look at my nxt post i said 1000
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 11:02:06 AM
look at my nxt post i said 1000
All you gota do is edit your first post  :)
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 11:12:53 AM
Let it be remembered for all eternity on DDF that MEIR613 did not want this great deal to be shared with the hundreds of DDFers. I for one intend to never help him out on these forums. And I believe neither should anyone else!


BOYCOTT MEIR613!!


Did not search for his post , but if true , why would Meir613 do that.

Was it against the rules ?  Why does no one else care ?
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 11:14:35 AM

Did not search for his post , but if true , why would Meir613 do that.

Was it against the rules ?  Why does no one else care ?
Because he's a selfish son of a gun.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 11:20:43 AM
Because he's a selfish son of a gun.

Will make a note of that since no defense is offered and thanks Lamdan  :)
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Shmelly on January 08, 2013, 11:21:16 AM
Let it be remembered for all eternity on DDF that MEIR613 did not want this great deal to be shared with the hundreds of DDFers. I for one intend to never help him out on these forums. And I believe neither should anyone else!


BOYCOTT MEIR613!!
Yeah! Let's start a petition on change.org!

Get over yourself.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: ez1985 on January 08, 2013, 11:25:53 AM
Because he's a selfish son of a gun.
Not defending Meir613, but Lamdan, you are pretty selfish yourself.  Telling people to call Amex about the airline credit and not giving a damn what repercussions it will have for everyone. 
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2013, 11:30:30 AM
100K appears to be dead.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: sruly on January 08, 2013, 11:34:04 AM
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/27584#comments
 Nothing against Dan for putting it up once someone posted it, but why would you post it???
to share the wealth ???
once you get in what the big deal if it goes crazy and than gets shut down ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 11:34:25 AM
100K appears to be dead.

sucks for the ppl who missed it, do you think they will match it for some1 who signs up now?
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 11:36:53 AM
Not defending Meir613, but Lamdan, you are pretty selfish yourself.  Telling people to call Amex about the airline credit and not giving a damn what repercussions it will have for everyone.


Will make a note of that . Thanks EZ1985  :)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: sky121 on January 08, 2013, 11:37:57 AM
sucks for the ppl who missed it, do you think they will match it for some1 who signs up now?

Doubt it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 11:40:37 AM
sucks for the ppl who missed it, do you think they will match it for some1 who signs up now?
Or for someone whos status was pending at time it was alive?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 11:41:18 AM
Or for someone whos status was pending at time it was alive?

wow, lucky me, i call at 9 this morning to push them thru
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 11:41:55 AM
sucks for the ppl who missed it, do you think they will match it for some1 who signs up now?

I think many who signed up will not get the bonus . Amex stopped being philanthropic months ago .

Amex refused to match me after being a 40 + year customer. Forced me to learn how to take what I was entitled to , not ask for it .
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 11:44:05 AM
Or for someone whos status was pending at time it was alive?

Doesn't need a match if application was coded with the 100K offer  Immediate approval or not . That is the offer you will get if approved
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Saver2000 on January 08, 2013, 11:49:54 AM
Doesn't need a match if application was coded with the 100K offer  Immediate approval or not . That is the offer you will get if approved
+1
It goes by the application,  not what the current offer is at the time of approval.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 11:57:44 AM
.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 11:58:24 AM
bad pic, but it says 1000 MR=500 spg
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: meshugener on January 08, 2013, 12:00:49 PM
Let it be remembered for all eternity on DDF that MEIR613 did not want this great deal to be shared with the hundreds of DDFers. I for one intend to never help him out on these forums. And I believe neither should anyone else!


BOYCOTT MEIR613!!
You are a first class ass.
1) Did you bother reading the Forum rules?
"-No referral offers or discussion of referral offers and/or toolbars or shopping portals are allowed on the forums

-Links to competing sites are not allowed."
His post would've violated both of the above rules.

2) I was aware of this offer for the past 2 weeks, and it was alive all the time. Now see what happened just 12 hours after it was posted here: dead.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: wierdal832 on January 08, 2013, 12:02:18 PM
You are a first class ass.
1) Did you bother reading the Forum rules?
"-No referral offers or discussion of referral offers and/or toolbars or shopping portals are allowed on the forums

-Links to competing sites are not allowed."
His post would've violated both of the above rules.

2) I was aware of this offer for the past 2 weeks, and it was alive all the time. Now see what happened just 12 hours after it was posted here: dead.
+1
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 12:08:29 PM
Rules are rules. Mussolini had rules but you guys have PMs

Must say my faith in DDF community is shaken
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 12:10:27 PM

Must say my faith in DDF community is shaken
:(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 12:10:36 PM
When I called up the number on the application status page , the said they need a letter from my bank that my address is correct and 4506t?

Did anyone ever get this?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 12:11:43 PM
When I called up the number on the application status page , the said they need a letter from my bank that my address is correct and 4506t?

Did anyone ever get this?
Yes.  Its called a pre approval F/R.

You cant try HUCA'ing to get them to allow you to show them bank statements instead of a 4506t if you have no annual income on it.  But its YYMV.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on January 08, 2013, 12:13:11 PM
but you guys have PMs

And who said it hasn't been used?  ;D :P
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: Lev on January 08, 2013, 12:13:42 PM
I'd like to apply for the Amex Plat card for the 100k bonus, but would like to avoid the $450 AF.
If, say, I'd meet the spending requirement after a month and the points post within the following month, I'd have the card for a total of 2 months and then cancel it (or downgrade).
Would I avoid (part of the) AF?
I also have a gold card so I'm not worried about losing the points...
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: sky121 on January 08, 2013, 12:15:10 PM
I'd like to apply for the Amex Plat card for the 100k bonus, but would like to avoid the $450 AF.
If, say, I'd meet the spending requirement after a month and the points post within the following month, I'd have the card for a total of 2 months and then cancel it (or downgrade).
Would I avoid (part of the) AF?
I also have a gold card so I'm not worried about losing the points...

The offer is dead.
Meanwhile you have a gold card so you wouldn't have received the points anyways according to the new T and C's.
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: sky121 on January 08, 2013, 12:16:03 PM
Can the platinum card be downgraded to a Gold card to avoid the large annual fee and still have your points with an account that can still transfer them ?
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: ashers on January 08, 2013, 12:16:13 PM
I spent the $1000 on the card and paid the bill.
Its the second month and I want to cancel to save the  $450. I have a gold card and a blue amex so can ask them to transfer the credit . Will that be enough not to show up on my credit report as a closed account? Will the points transfer to these cards too?

Thank you
What offer did you have with a 1k spend??
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 12:16:31 PM
I'd like to apply for the Amex Plat card for the 100k bonus, but would like to avoid the $450 AF.
If, say, I'd meet the spending requirement after a month and the points post within the following month, I'd have the card for a total of 2 months and then cancel it (or downgrade).
Would I avoid (part of the) AF?
I also have a gold card so I'm not worried about losing the points...
The 100k offer is dead (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20549.msg383443#msg383443).

And you probably wouldnt of gotten the points anyways because you have the Gold card
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: ashers on January 08, 2013, 12:17:00 PM
Can the platinum card be downgraded to a Gold card to avoid the large annual fee and still have your points with an account that can still transfer them ?
why not zync?
thats a $25 fee + you get to keep the MR
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 12:17:43 PM
why not zync?
thats a $25 fee + you get to keep the MR
The Zync card does not exist anymore.
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: zlt123 on January 08, 2013, 12:35:00 PM
The Zync card does not exist anymore.
-1
Title: Re: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: sky121 on January 08, 2013, 12:37:58 PM
why not zync?
thats a $25 fee + you get to keep the MR

Can you transfer MR points to airlines with the Zync card?
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 12:38:23 PM
Yes.  Its called a pre approval F/R.

You cant try HUCA'ing to get them to allow you to show them bank statements instead of a 4506t if you have no annual income on it.  But its YYMV.
Are you sure I already had one a year ago. Am I the only one here that gets this when applying
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 12:39:46 PM
-1
Ok..how about if you link me to an app you win?  ;)

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20690.0
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Name Changed on January 08, 2013, 12:40:32 PM
You are a first class ass.
1) Did you bother reading the Forum rules?
"-No referral offers or discussion of referral offers and/or toolbars or shopping portals are allowed on the forums

-Links to competing sites are not allowed."
His post would've violated both of the above rules.

2) I was aware of this offer for the past 2 weeks, and it was alive all the time. Now see what happened just 12 hours after it was posted here: dead.
+1

Posting a link with instructions kills every deal.

Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 12:42:58 PM
Are you sure I already had one a year ago. Am I the only one here that gets this when applying
Nope

Doesn't make a difference if you had one or not...they want those docs for their record to approve you app.
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: Emkay on January 08, 2013, 01:00:55 PM
What offer did you have with a 1k spend??
Prob mb plat
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: AJK on January 08, 2013, 01:10:35 PM
-1

-1
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: ashers on January 08, 2013, 01:12:24 PM
The Zync card does not exist anymore.

Blue ??
http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/learn-about/Blue (http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/learn-about/Blue)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 01:17:34 PM
And who said it hasn't been used?  ;D :P


I have PMs enabled ,and respond to all that are not of a sexual manner  ;D :D
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 01:23:32 PM
Blue ??
http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/learn-about/Blue (http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/learn-about/Blue)
What about it?
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 01:27:48 PM
You are a first class ass.
1) Did you bother reading the Forum rules?
"-No referral offers or discussion of referral offers and/or toolbars or shopping portals are allowed on the forums

-Links to competing sites are not allowed."
His post would've violated both of the above rules.

2) I was aware of this offer for the past 2 weeks, and it was alive all the time. Now see what happened just 12 hours after it was posted here: dead.
I completely disagree.  >:( >:(
I heard about it too but Dan was not the first to post it.
and if a deal is getting around it will get bombarded and crash anyway.
Might as well let in some of ANA"SH  >:( >:(

on the other hand boycotting is getting a little carried away.
even if he was trying to stuff the cat back into the bag
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: meshugener on January 08, 2013, 02:00:54 PM

I have PMs enabled ,and respond to all that are not of a sexual manner  ;D :D
You first have to sign up for my PM feed.
To sign up, tweet @Meshugener DDF #MeshugenerDealFeed and your DDF user.
You'll receive a confirmation message within 12 to 24 hours.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 02:05:45 PM
Tweet?  The only birds I see around here, are jailbirds  :)


Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:06:44 PM
Not defending Meir613, but Lamdan, you are pretty selfish yourself.  Telling people to call Amex about the airline credit and not giving a damn what repercussions it will have for everyone.
how is it selfish if i told OTHER PEOPLE to do something to help themselves, even if some paranoid ppl think it will ruin everything, take some anti anxiety pills.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: meshugener on January 08, 2013, 02:08:18 PM
how is it selfish if i told OTHER PEOPLE to do something to help themselves, even if some paranoid ppl think it will ruin everything, take some anti anxiety pills.
Shut up.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:09:40 PM
Shut up.
This coming from the most clueless DDF member.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:13:12 PM

Might as well let in some of ANA"SH  >:( >:(


+1,000. Guys like meshugener don't realize that if you take without giving, you're a bloodsucker.

DDF just a short year ago, b4 bloodsuckers, ant-sharing people, like meshugener and MEIR613 showed up, was the place where all the hottest stuff was shared, w/o fear of killing deals, the culture here is being killed by the bloodsuckers.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 02:15:49 PM
Let it be remembered for all eternity on DDF that MEIR613 did not want this great deal to be shared with the hundreds of DDFers. I for one intend to never help him out on these forums. And I believe neither should anyone else!


BOYCOTT MEIR613!!
Seriously?????
I cant believe you. You know why all good deals die because some idiot posts about it and then another idiot calls up to find out it if its valid and then gone.
If you were little smart you would see plenty of people mention before this without saying it straight out that you could get the 100k offer. If you would have pm them I am sure someone would have told you how to do it. Some things you dont need written instructions for.  Its a real chutzpah how you could say that about me, since I help out tons of people here on ddf. Where is you mentchlakite. Why not pm me first and ask me why I told him that. Oh, i guess you never heard of that. I really hope you didnt mean what you said and if you want you can respond PM.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:20:29 PM
Dead serious i am. You can post it on DDF, it's a small community. DDF never killed deals, it was other places. I had enough!! When ppl used to post cc deals just 12 months ago, it was the norm. PPl used to post offer codes to get matched with amex etc.. today that would never happen. It's pure selfishness to shoot someone down who posts a deal. It's the whole point of DDF!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 02:21:50 PM
"-No "flaming" or instigating personal attacks on other members, constructive criticism only!"
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: meshugener on January 08, 2013, 02:23:17 PM
+1,000. Guys like meshugener don't realize that if you take without giving, you're a bloodsucker.

DDF just a short year ago, b4 bloodsuckers, ant-sharing people, like meshugener and MEIR613 showed up, was the place where all the hottest stuff was shared, w/o fear of killing deals, the culture here is being killed by the bloodsuckers.
And thats the reason why no one is gonna ever share a good deal with you.
You scream and blow yourself up. With such mentality you never expect someone to share a good trick with you.
Sub total: a first class looser.
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:24:23 PM
And thats the reason why no one is gonna ever share a good deal with you.
You scream and blow yourself up. With such mentality you never expect someone to share a good trick with you.
Sub total: a first class looser.
you don't even know how to spell loser - loser. ;D
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 02:27:04 PM
You can post it on DDF, it's a small community.
Not as small as you think. Its quality not the quantity. Once 3 people call the deal is gone. If you want next time but up in red which you are very good at
DO NOT CALL AMEX NO MATTER WHAT, PM ME IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION
I had enough!! When ppl used to post cc deals just 12 months ago, it was the norm. PPl used to post offer codes to get matched with amex etc.. today that would never happen. It's pure selfishness to shoot someone down who posts a deal. It's the whole point of DDF!
Sorry bud times have changed.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2013, 02:29:08 PM
Enough bickering.  Next flaming post earns a free suspension.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:31:22 PM
Is the gold 50k deal also dead?
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: magnus on January 08, 2013, 02:34:00 PM
Better let it go crazy here than on SD or MMS!  :)

Actually, I got this deal from SD, and it really exploded yesterday on there.

Apologies to Dan for breaking the rules (my excitement over sharing a good deal, partially blinded me).

Anyway, good luck to all who got in.

Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2013, 02:35:00 PM
Is the gold 50k deal also dead?
Yes.
Title: Re: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: creditor on January 08, 2013, 02:40:23 PM
This coming from the most clueless DDF member.
clueless ???
thats the last thing I would say on meshug. he is one of the only guys I know here that are willing to figure things out by a little out-of-the-box thinking.

have you ever heard of the DHI thread or about how to make ua-Chase offers pop up in your MP account ? just to name a few.

and no. he aint a bloodsucker he understands what a good deal/trick means, handles it like a jewel, but there is trading in the jewelry line.

lets stop with these clueless allegations
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 02:42:37 PM
Speaking of Anti-Anxiety pills , Just reading this thread makes my heart race.
I'll sell some UR for a Small amount of Klonopin
What is the going rate?   :-\
 1K per MG?  :P :P
PM if you have any!
Enough bickering.  Next flaming post earns a free suspension.
ew wa ew wa ew wa aye aye aye!
Israeli cousins anybody?  ;) ;)
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:43:18 PM
Actually, I got this deal from SD, and it really exploded yesterday on there.

Apologies to Dan for breaking the rules (my excitement over sharing a good deal, partially blinded me).

Anyway, good luck to all who got in.
Magnus - you're a good person, stick around and keep posting. I can promise you the deal is dead because of SD, not DDF.
Title: Re: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
clueless ???
thats the last thing I would say on meshug. he is one of the only guys I know here that are willing to figure things out by a little out-of-the-box thinking.

have you ever heard of the DHI thread or about how to make ua-Chase offers pop up in your MP account ? just to name a few.

and no. he aint a bloodsucker he understands what a good deal/trick means, handles it like a jewel, but there is trading in the jewelry line.

lets stop with these clueless allegations
I wish I could respond, but I'm honestly scared of being put in timeout!
Enough bickering.  Next flaming post earns a free suspension.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 02:45:50 PM
Enough bickering.  Next flaming post earns a free suspension.
Or they can move it to Just Shmooze!  ;D
Title: Re: amex platinum 100k-public
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 02:50:03 PM
Magnus - you're a good person stick around and keep posting
Looks like that Kum shtei yayin stuff is working out for ya.  ;D ;D
You should probably start earlier in the day!  ;) ;)
I can promise you the deal is dead because of SD, not DDF.
-1
dunno about promises but Amex probably limited the amount of Apps they would make available through this promo beforehand.
its not like some dummy calls and the CSR rep says "Oops! let me take that down"  ::) ::)
Amex is a very thought out professional bank its not like Barclays that has no Idea what is going on with their offers!!  :-X :-X
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Lamdan on January 08, 2013, 02:51:39 PM
Looks like that Kum shtei yayin stuff is working out for ya.  ;D ;D
You should probably start earlier in the day!  ;) ;) -1
dunno about promises but Amex probably limited the amount of Apps they would make available through this promo beforehand.
its not like some dummy calls and the CSR rep says "Oops! let me take that down"  ::) ::)
Amex is a very thought out professional bank its not like Barclays that has no Idea what is going on with their offers!!  :-X :-X
I agree with everything you say. DDF was a drop in the bucket - that's my point.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ae123 on January 08, 2013, 03:06:12 PM
Once we are talking about Amex; can I apply for both the Business Delta Amex and the Personal Delta Amex?
If yes, should I use two different FF numbers or is that not necesary since one is personal and one is business?
Thanks!
P.S. Same question for Starwood business and personal; can I get both and should I use two different numbers?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 08, 2013, 03:09:59 PM
Or they can move it to Just Shmooze!  ;D
I think the new rule is you cant even flame in JS

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23592.msg373159#msg373159
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Galitzyaner on January 08, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
I think the new rule is you cant even flame in JS

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23592.msg373159#msg373159
The last edit of the JS rules deleted the sentence saying flaming is allowed so that would mean it falls into the general forum guidelines of no flaming. Just my assumption.
Perhaps Dan can confirm?  (at least for those who are law abiding DDF'ers ;) )
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Racer7400 on January 08, 2013, 03:22:11 PM
I'm a major noobie at this whole credit card game but I would like to start getting into the game. I have a good fico score (743). The only credit card I have is Capitol one (as a individual, I just realized I'm am a AU on a citi aadvantage which is 15 years old). I was going to apply to the 100k the 50k and the blue cash but they are down. Is there any good cards out there that are worth applying to?

Ps. If u don't want to post on the forum u can email me at racer7400@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 03:22:56 PM
there goes the neighborhood
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Emkay on January 08, 2013, 03:24:09 PM
Spg, mb platinum, and delta
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 03:26:04 PM
I'm a major noobie at this whole credit card game but I would like to start getting into the game. I have a good fico score (743). The only credit card I have is Capitol one (as a individual, I just realized I'm am a AU on a citi aadvantage which is 15 years old). I was going to apply to the 100k the 50k and the blue cash but they are down. Is there any good cards out there that are worth applying to?

Ps. If u don't want to post on the forum u can email me at racer7400@gmail.com.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8028.0
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23990.0
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: izzchuck on January 08, 2013, 03:32:58 PM
Just want to say that Meir613 is a very very helpful poster and the fact that he's loyal to Dan is something to emulate. So thanks meir613!
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: PETERP on January 08, 2013, 03:50:36 PM
there goes the neighborhood


Love the comment . Would like to know which post (er)  you are referring to .
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 03:51:55 PM
Love the comment . Would like to know which post (er)  you are referring to .
Is there any good cards out there that are worth applying to?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Racer7400 on January 08, 2013, 04:01:10 PM
there goes the neighborhood
i figured you were talking about me. Sorry I didn't mean to offend you by my question but I've spent about 15-20 hours on DDF in the past week just reading up o this whole game and like I said I'm a major newbie. But alas I guess this whole thing isn't for me.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: ae123 on January 08, 2013, 04:04:46 PM
i figured you were talking about me. Sorry I didn't mean to offend you by my question but I've spent about 15-20 hours on DDF in the past week just reading up o this whole game and like I said I'm a major newbie. But alas I guess this whole thing isn't for me.

Please don't say "But, alas, I guess this whole thing isn't for me". It is for you!
I, too, was a newbie once and needed to take fire from some of the smug and arrogant old-timers.
However, many of us are willing to help.
I've helped many, both through the forums and PM, and have been helped by many.
There still are some decent folk around here. Although, clearly we are a shrinking minority.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: Emkay on January 08, 2013, 04:10:39 PM
i figured you were talking about me. Sorry I didn't mean to offend you by my question but I've spent about 15-20 hours on DDF in the past week just reading up o this whole game and like I said I'm a major newbie. But alas I guess this whole thing isn't for me.
It's for you as much as its for anyone. Noobs have it hard everywhere, you just gotta push through it and it will pay off
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: Racer7400 on January 08, 2013, 04:27:25 PM
Please don't say "But, alas, I guess this whole thing isn't for me". It is for you!
I, too, was a newbie once and needed to take fire from some of the smug and arrogant old-timers.
However, many of us are willing to help.
I've helped many, both through the forums and PM, and have been helped by many.
There still are some decent folk around here. Although, clearly we are a shrinking minority.
It's for you as much as its for anyone. Noobs have it hard everywhere, you just gotta push through it and it will pay off
what I meant by "alas...." Is that I was going to just apply to the first credit card that i c that might work and hope I don't screw things up for myself. But I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: magnus on January 08, 2013, 04:30:01 PM
what I meant by "alas...." Is that I was going to just apply to the first credit card that i c that might work and hope I don't screw things up for myself. But I appreciate it.

never (or just about never) apply for just one credit card.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 04:39:49 PM
Did anyone get approved yet that got the 14 day message?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: Jkhein on January 08, 2013, 04:47:35 PM
Shoot, I'm always late to the game! how did some of you know about this before it Dan posted about it?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: Racer7400 on January 08, 2013, 04:58:35 PM
never (or just about never) apply for just one credit card.
lol that much I know already
Title: Amex Platinum
Post by: btab on January 08, 2013, 05:03:25 PM
Did anyone get approved yet that got the 14 day message?

I know of someone who applied for both gold and plat got the message and was approved.

edit: approved for both
Title: Re: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 05:59:27 PM
I know of someone who applied for both gold and plat got the message and was approved.

edit: approved for both
When was he approved? I checked it says pending
Title: Amex Platinum
Post by: lcyitz on January 08, 2013, 06:10:42 PM
Did anyone get approved yet that got the 14 day message?
My friend got that message and he got a call 2 says later to confirm some info

( he applied for a Starwood only)
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: compddd on January 08, 2013, 07:50:38 PM
I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of unhappy people from this thread who get denied the points because of Amex's super strict new bonus rules :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 07:53:56 PM
I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of unhappy people from this thread who get denied the points because of Amex's super strict new bonus rules :(
+1 I feel the same
Its so funny how people see a 100k offer and jump on it even though they just applied for the card 2 months ago to get the 200 airline credit for both years.



Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: sam28 on January 08, 2013, 08:32:40 PM
i just got approved for the american express platinum i was wodnering if i will get 100k or just 25k as when i get apporved it says 25k ?

thanks
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 08:38:14 PM
i just got approved for the american express platinum i was wodnering if i will get 100k or just 25k as when i get apporved it says 25k ?
thanks
If you just applied now then no, but if you used the 100k link you should be good.

Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: sam28 on January 08, 2013, 08:41:54 PM
oy vey so what can i do i am just looser i just applied now ?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: MEIR613 on January 08, 2013, 08:46:56 PM
oy vey so what can i do i am just looser i just applied now ?
Why are you a looser. Its an awesome card and 25k aint terrible.    Why not do an spg or delta once you at it.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: Mimi K. on January 08, 2013, 08:59:03 PM
I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of unhappy people from this thread who get denied the points because of Amex's super strict new bonus rules :(
+1
I think some people wanted the deal to be around for 6 months so they can get it.
Sour Grapes.
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 09:52:23 PM
I just checked experian, amex never even pulled my report, im in ny. My application is still pending.
 
What does this mean?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: gloreglabert on January 08, 2013, 11:03:53 PM
I just checked experian, amex never even pulled my report, im in ny. My application is still pending.
 
What does this mean?
If you did multiple apps, your app might be temporarily frozen.  Or you might've mistyped your SSN.  Or your credit report could be frozen.  Or a miracle might've happened and Amex pulled something other than EX (not likely).
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: AJK on January 08, 2013, 11:08:02 PM
If you did multiple apps, your app might be temporarily frozen.  Or you might've mistyped your SSN.  Or your credit report could be frozen.  Or a miracle might've happened and Amex pulled something other than EX (not likely).

Or he's in the middle of an F/R:

When I called up the number on the application status page , the said they need a letter from my bank that my address is correct and 4506t?

Did anyone ever get this?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: moshiach1 on January 08, 2013, 11:13:56 PM
I called up they approved 2 but 3rd they couldn't and its processing. No pull was done for 3rd yet.  Does that mean separate pull?
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: zlt123 on January 09, 2013, 04:34:18 AM
The Zync card does not exist anymore.
It does exist but you cant Apply for it now !!! (happy now mmerss?)
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: ashers on January 09, 2013, 04:46:03 AM
What about it?
downgrade from plat to blue??
Title: Re: closing AMEX plat to avoid $450 annual fee
Post by: mmermss on January 09, 2013, 05:10:07 AM
It does exist but you cant Apply for it now !!! (happy now mmerss?)
LOL
 
You cant (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20690.0) downgrade Plat to zync...

downgrade from plat to blue??

Not sure if you can.  Plat and PRG are both charge cards.  Blue is a credit card.

Lowest is green
Title: Re: Amex Platinum Card
Post by: mmermss on January 09, 2013, 04:18:05 PM
Just did a 2bm with the Plat and SPG.  The Plat is pending and they'll notify me within 14 days.  The SPG was denied right away  :( :'(
Called recon for the plat said he couldnt do anything about it and I will probably be receiving a letter requesting docs...I suppose its a pre approval F/R  :(

For the SPG he listed too many reasons for me to remember why he cant approve it  :( :(
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: sky121 on January 09, 2013, 04:18:51 PM
Can the Global Entry fee be used for anyone? Just the cardholder?
Title: Re: Amex Platinum
Post by: AJK on January 09, 2013, 04:22:47 PM