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Did I Get A Retention Offer for the Mercedes Benz Amex Platinum Card?

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Around one year back I received the American Express Mercedes Benz Platinum Card.

The card comes with all of the benefits of a regular Platinum card along with a $100 certificate good for accessories from Mercedes Benz. (We got a few umbrellas and a mug with it.)

When the $475 annual fee posted, I had a big decision to make- keep it or close it. Continue reading Did I Get A Retention Offer for the Mercedes Benz Amex Platinum Card?

Shot Down: Amex Platinum Retention Offer

amex platinum cardBack in January 2013 I started a two-year relationship with the American Express Platinum card. We got off to a rough start and I had to make many calls and write a couple of letters before Amex did the right thing and gave me my 100,000 points.

I never intended to keep my card open for two full years but a retention offer &  an additional retention bonus along with hopes of a generous Membership Rewards transfer bonus offer made me do it. Continue reading Shot Down: Amex Platinum Retention Offer

$200 Amex Platinum Airline Fee Credits Posted

american express platinum card benefitsThe new year brings another $200 in airline fee credits to redeem on my Amex Platinum card. (The credit helps to offset the pricey $450 annual fee that comes with the card.)

Last year I used my fee credit to purchase Southwest gift cards. Since Kim had the Southwest Companion Pass and we needed a third ticket for Lucas. The $200 in credits would definitely come in handy for future bookings.

For those of you unsure of the Amex Platinum Airline Fee Credit, the $200 is intended to be used towards “incidental fees, such as checked bags and in-flight refreshments”. Continue reading $200 Amex Platinum Airline Fee Credits Posted

Should I Transfer My Amex Points to BA?

American Express Membership RewardsI’ve been thinking of transferring my American Express Membership Rewards points for quite some time and now might be the time to do so.

A couple of years back I got a great offer for a new American Express card but had to fight to get my 100,000 Membership Rewards points bonus.

Besides the bonus, I also have other Membership Rewards points, some of which were transferred over the years to airlines like Continental and JetBlue.

I still have over 100,000 Membership Rewards points and Continue reading Should I Transfer My Amex Points to BA?

Update On My Amex Platinum Card Retention Offer

Yesterday I wrote about My Amex Platinum Card Retention OfferWhile my offer of 6,000 Membership Rewards points or a $50 statement credit was nothing to get overly excited about, many would agree that something is still better than nothing!

I knew that retention offers varied from American Express and found out a couple of things from reader’s comments.

  • Retention offers seemed to vary from 1,500 – 25,000 Membership Rewards points
  • Due to the loss of American Airlines/ US Airways lounge access, Amex was giving many people an additional incidental credit of $100 – $200 in late March. (I heard about this offer when lounge access changes were announced but I was not offered an additional credit during my initial call.)

Not being one to just accept what I was given (& inspired by your comments) I decided to place another call to the Amex Membership Services Department (800-452-3945).

Continue reading Update On My Amex Platinum Card Retention Offer

My Amex Platinum Card Retention Offer

Last January I got approved for a short-lived American Express Platinum Card 100,000 Membership Rewards points sign up offer through creditcards.com. After completing the minimum spend, I had to fight to get my points from Amex.

With a hefty $450 annual fee due in the middle of this month I have a big decisions to make: Do I pay the fee for the year or do I cancel the card?

While I’d love to just cancel the card, I have a major obstacle in the way. What do I do with my Membership Rewards points.

I was hoping to come across a decent transfer bonus offer to make my decision easy but nothing exciting came up over the past couple of months.

I decided to give American Express Platinum customer service a call to see if they could help me out with the annual fee.

Continue reading My Amex Platinum Card Retention Offer

2014 Amex Platinum Airline Credit Posted: $200 In Southwest Gift Cards

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In 2013 I earned 665,000 miles & points from credit card sign up bonuses.

I started off the year by getting an American Express Platinum card which was offering a 100,000 Membership Rewards points sign up bonus for a limited time. Once I was approved, I confirmed my offer but had to fight with Amex for the points. In the end, Amex did the right thing and I got my 100,000 points.

Along with the bonus points comes a high annual fee of $450. To make the card a good value it also includes lounge access (which is quickly disappearing in 2014) and a yearly $200 Airline Incidentals Fee Credit.

Continue reading 2014 Amex Platinum Airline Credit Posted: $200 In Southwest Gift Cards