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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2017, 11:42:32 AM »
Isn't this bait and switch? They got thousands of applicants to sign up expecting this benefit, and now they are pulling it so soon.

Grounds for class action?
If that was their intent then I would say you have a good case. Problem is "intent" works both ways.  ;)
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2017, 11:43:24 AM »
Isn't this bait and switch? They got thousands of applicants to sign up expecting this benefit, and now they are pulling it so soon.

Grounds for class action?
I can see them allowing these benefits to continue for current cardholders, through their card member year, to avoid any suits.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2017, 11:43:37 AM »
If that was their intent then I would say you have a good case. Problem is "intent" works both ways.  ;)
Most people weren't trying to game the system though....
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2017, 11:43:51 AM »
I can see them allowing these benefits to continue for current cardholders, through their card member year, to avoid any suits.
I can't.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2017, 11:44:26 AM »
If that was their intent then I would say you have a good case. Problem is "intent" works both ways.  ;)
Point is I paid $450 for a card with theses benefits, either refund me, or allow me to finish the year I paid for, on the term I agreed to.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2017, 11:45:21 AM »
+1 I don't need to have the extra point in my account before booking with CSR. This was the main reason I picked this card as a keeper over CSR...oh well
If they actually cut out the 50% back. Wouldn't we all have good reason for a refund on the $450/$550 annual fee??
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2017, 11:46:05 AM »
If they actually cut out the 50% back. Wouldn't we all have good reason for a refund on the $450/$550 annual fee??
Sounds fair to me.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2017, 11:46:28 AM »
If they actually cut out the 50% back. Wouldn't we all have good reason for a refund on the $450/$550 annual fee??
Nobody paid $550 for the 50% back.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2017, 11:46:41 AM »
If they actually cut out the 50% back. Wouldn't we all have good reason for a refund on the $450/$550 annual fee??
I would think so but you never know with amex.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2017, 11:48:34 AM »
Nobody paid $550 for the 50% back.

people paid based on the expectation of a sign up bonus worth a certain amount

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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2017, 11:49:00 AM »
Isn't this bait and switch? They got thousands of applicants to sign up expecting this benefit, and now they are pulling it so soon.

Grounds for class action?
Well, they just sent out thousands of targeted offers for the 150k biz.

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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2017, 11:49:57 AM »
people paid based on the expectation of a sign up bonus worth a certain amount
Hmmmm good point, but I don't see that working as well as those who actually signed up for the BP
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2017, 11:50:18 AM »
How about the important stuff now. What will MR BP be worth?
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2017, 11:51:04 AM »
I can't.
You think they will leave it as planned? No refunds either? That would be a damn sure way to lose some business
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2017, 11:51:54 AM »
You think they will leave it as planned? No refunds either? That would be a damn sure way to lose some business
What do you mean no refunds?
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2017, 11:52:10 AM »
How about the important stuff now. What will MR BP be worth?
A heck of a lot less than they are now

They may be more valuable as miles instead of MR...
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2017, 11:52:25 AM »
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2017, 11:53:29 AM »
Of AF
Oh, I thought you were talking about the points, I can see them giving some sort of retention but not refunding everyone's AF who asks, I'd love to be proven wrong though.
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2017, 11:54:45 AM »
A heck of a lot less than they are now
So the bright side is WF will bring a higher price.  :)
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Re: Amex 50% back in points going away
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2017, 11:55:02 AM »
Oh, I thought you were talking about the points, I can see them giving some sort of retention but not refunding everyone's AF who asks, I'd love to be proven wrong though.
Of course. It would most definitely not be labeled as a "AF refund" but maybe a statement credit or points. I can see this becoming a lawsuit though... Time will tell.
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