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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9720 on: December 31, 2019, 11:30:20 PM »
it's not going to post in time
Last year I had a laptop that shipped 2 weeks after 12/31 and was charged on the ship date and I still got back the 10%. But the Amex offer may have worked differently.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9721 on: January 03, 2020, 04:01:48 AM »
do the 1.5 mr points bonus on transactions above 5k and the 5x points on amextravel.com combine?
meaning if i order 5k of tickets on amextravel.com will i get only 25k mr, or i will get 27.5k?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9722 on: January 05, 2020, 06:02:13 PM »
I just received my order from Saks for the $50 credit and it came with an unloaded gift card that you can load online with cc. Any idea if that would work to trigger the credit for Jan?
Anyone know if this would work?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9723 on: January 05, 2020, 10:41:43 PM »
I've had Biz Plat the last 2 years. Annual fee just posted on 12/24, went up from $450 to $595 so planning to cancel card this month. Before canceling, I'd like to take advantage of the $100 Dell credit and $200 airline credit for 2020.

But if I spend those this week and then cancel the card 2 weeks later to avoid AF, am I risking clawbacks of these credits, or shutdowns of my other AMEX cards, or should I be safe if I've had it open and paid AF the past 2 years?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9724 on: January 05, 2020, 11:48:33 PM »
I've had Biz Plat the last 2 years. Annual fee just posted on 12/24, went up from $450 to $595 so planning to cancel card this month. Before canceling, I'd like to take advantage of the $100 Dell credit and $200 airline credit for 2020.

But if I spend those this week and then cancel the card 2 weeks later to avoid AF, am I risking clawbacks of these credits, or shutdowns of my other AMEX cards, or should I be safe if I've had it open and paid AF the past 2 years?
FYI
Retention on the platinum has been quite generous lately.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9725 on: January 06, 2020, 01:50:13 AM »
Any specific number for amex retention on just the number back of card?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9726 on: January 06, 2020, 10:17:50 AM »
FYI
Retention on the platinum has been quite generous lately.

Thanks for the info. I'll see what they offer when I call to cancel. In the meantime, I'm still trying to decide if I should take advantage of the Dell and travel credits for 2020 beforehand, or if I'm asking for clawbacks or worse if I end up cancelling 2 weeks after using them. I know they've been cracking down on abuse of benefits, but I have paid the AF for the past 2 years. Any DP or advice on if I'm safe or asking for trouble?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9727 on: January 06, 2020, 10:39:28 AM »
Thanks for the info. I'll see what they offer when I call to cancel. In the meantime, I'm still trying to decide if I should take advantage of the Dell and travel credits for 2020 beforehand, or if I'm asking for clawbacks or worse if I end up cancelling 2 weeks after using them. I know they've been cracking down on abuse of benefits, but I have paid the AF for the past 2 years. Any DP or advice on if I'm safe or asking for trouble?
Personally I think you are fine using the creditd but you never know what amex will do...
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9728 on: January 06, 2020, 05:47:57 PM »
how do you use Travel credit without actually traveling anywhere? any trigger purchases?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9729 on: January 07, 2020, 01:13:34 AM »
Thanks for the info. I'll see what they offer when I call to cancel. In the meantime, I'm still trying to decide if I should take advantage of the Dell and travel credits for 2020 beforehand, or if I'm asking for clawbacks or worse if I end up cancelling 2 weeks after using them. I know they've been cracking down on abuse of benefits, but I have paid the AF for the past 2 years. Any DP or advice on if I'm safe or asking for trouble?
Impossible to know with Amex these days.

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9730 on: January 07, 2020, 01:35:18 PM »
Does Amex also call you with random questions about your business, and if you utilize the benefits?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9731 on: January 09, 2020, 02:26:22 PM »
My father applied for a Schwab Plat via a targeted email that came directly from Schwab (100K after $5K spend).

He hadn't received the points a few weeks after hitting the spend, so I chatted with amex (on his account) and they said that there are notes on the account that he is ineligible for the welcome bonus due to the following language on the offer:

"Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility."

Chat rep said he should have been notified of this during sign up. My father says that he never had a Schwab plat before and that he did not see any popup while applying that said he was ineligible (although it could be that there was one and he just ignored it).

Is there any recourse? Any specific number he should call and would it help?
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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9732 on: January 12, 2020, 02:13:43 PM »
Have an offer for plat 70k/5000 spend
Gold 50k/4000
Green 45k/2000

Which would you go for?
Should I go for plat or hold out for possible 100k offer? What are the odds?
Haven’t been in the game a while. Does amex approve more than 1?

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9733 on: January 12, 2020, 02:25:06 PM »
Have an offer for plat 70k/5000 spend
Gold 50k/4000
Green 45k/2000

Which would you go for?
Should I go for plat or hold out for possible 100k offer? What are the odds?
Haven’t been in the game a while. Does amex approve more than 1?
all standed offers.
100k is usually if your not a amex customer
yes on all charge cards

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Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« Reply #9734 on: January 12, 2020, 02:48:06 PM »
all standed offers.
100k is usually if your not a amex customer
yes on all charge cards

So if I have any amex card no chance of getting 100k offer?
Standard? I was seeing much lower numbers earlier in the week...I have a feeling they’re tracking cookies and trying to entice me lol