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AMEX Platinum 50,000 MR Offer

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AMEX Platinum 50,000 MR Offer

I just got an interesting offer in the mail today,

AMEX sent me a pre-approved offer to apply for the AMEX Platinum charge card. 25,000 Bonus MR on application and another 25,000 MR on spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. I would still have to pay the annual fee of $399 but the 50,000 MR seems to pay off the annual fee right away (considering I could transfer them to Aeroplan), and earn 1.25 MR for every dollar. Plus there's some of the travel perks like lounge access, complimentary upgrades, etc that seem quite interesting.

Would anyone here take up this offer if you got it? $400 is quite the annual fee, but I am quite tempted. ;)
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tng11 wrote:
Oct 20th, 2010 6:42 pm
I just got an interesting offer in the mail today,

AMEX sent me a pre-approved offer to apply for the AMEX Platinum charge card. 25,000 Bonus MR on application and another 25,000 MR on spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. I would still have to pay the annual fee of $399 but the 50,000 MR seems to pay off the annual fee right away (considering I could transfer them to Aeroplan), and earn 1.25 MR for every dollar. Plus there's some of the travel perks like lounge access, complimentary upgrades, etc that seem quite interesting.

Would anyone here take up this offer if you got it? $400 is quite the annual fee, but I am quite tempted. ;)
I probably would not take it, only because the Amex Biz Gold is available for no annual fee 1st year with a 25K MR bonus (and some people have been targeted for 50K MR on this card as well, I have an invite for one of my other companies), as well as the Amex Personal Gold for no annual fee 1st year with a 15K MR bonus.

Of course, if I was to use any of the other Platinum perks, then I'd consider it.
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tng11 wrote:
Oct 20th, 2010 6:42 pm
I just got an interesting offer in the mail today,

AMEX sent me a pre-approved offer to apply for the AMEX Platinum charge card. 25,000 Bonus MR on application and another 25,000 MR on spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. I would still have to pay the annual fee of $399 but the 50,000 MR seems to pay off the annual fee right away (considering I could transfer them to Aeroplan), and earn 1.25 MR for every dollar. Plus there's some of the travel perks like lounge access, complimentary upgrades, etc that seem quite interesting.

Would anyone here take up this offer if you got it? $400 is quite the annual fee, but I am quite tempted. ;)

I would take it, a pretty sweet deal. 25K SPG points plus Gold membership.
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i would take it.
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Doesn't Infinite offer those airport lounges with an annual subscription (I think it was around $80 a year).
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I got this offer last year, and took it. I'm pretty happy with it. Was traveling a bit this year and it came in handy. The concierge is also really helpful for booking fancy restaurants (booked a fantastic place for friday... got a table six weeks earlier than my friend was able to :lol :) .

The funny thing is, they sent me the offer two more times after I got the card.
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Got the card today, less than a week after I filled out the online application. Looks nice. :lol:
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tng11 wrote:
Oct 29th, 2010 11:19 am
Got the card today, less than a week after I filled out the online application. Looks nice. :lol:

Congrats. Points posted?
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Take the card- its worth every penny (if you travel).

Just got invited to the Centurion Card- not sure if I will accept yet.
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Id say at 3cpm its well worth it. For the base 25k pts it would cost $750 just for purchasing the AP miles directly, here it costs you $400 but then u get those perks and 1.25 MR per $ for all your other spending which I assume you would utilize based on JWL's linking of "whats in your wallet" (yes say it like the slogan from Capital One). Then for spending 1k u get another 25k MR pts plus 1250 for ur spend, so total is like 51250 AP miles for $0.008 per mile (based only on the $400 fee) for buying 1k of stuff u would have bought anyways. I think its a sweet deal.
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