I’ve had pretty good success when it comes to credit card retention offers over the years. Whenever a card comes up for an annual fee, I always like to call in to see what offers might be available to me… Even if I don’t have any real desire or intention to keep the card open.
When the annual fee came up for my American Express Platinum Delta ® Business card, I knew that I would be closing it. Besides the random Amex Sync or Small Business Saturday offer, this is a card that I never used. There is no way to justify paying any annual fee, let alone $195 for this card.
I called up American Express and after a brief hold, mentioned how I wanted to close my account. I explained that the annual fee was a problem and asked if there was anything they could offer to help.
Without hesitation, the Amex representative offered me the option to switch to two lower-fee Delta Cards, the Gold Delta SkyMiles card (which has a $95 annual fee) or another card which he didn’t name or know the exact fee for. (I looked online for fun and didn’t notice any Delta Amex card with a fee lower than $95?)
I immediately turned down the option to switch to a lower fee card. I’ve already had the Delta Gold card and wasn’t interested in paying any fees so this option wasn’t for me.
I was next offered to switch to a couple of non-Delta cards which each carried no annual fees. I didn’t even listen to which cards were being offered and said no thanks right away.
I then asked if they ever waive or do something to help with the fee. No offer was made to me when I asked about this.
I went ahead and closed out my account which took another 2 minutes after being read the usual credit card account closing lingo..
Has anyone ever received a retention offer on their American Express Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business card? Just curious!
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