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AMEX Platinum Program Revamp in Canada?

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Any word if the metal Amex Plat is available in Canada yet?
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I just picked up the Amex Rose Gold card from the US....sweet looking card..pretty decent perks as well.
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mmbilly wrote: I just picked up the Amex Rose Gold card from the US....sweet looking card..pretty decent perks as well.
So you live in the US, or how’d you get it?
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najibs wrote: So you live in the US, or how’d you get it?
My wife is American. Got it through her with me as the secondary card. Live in Canada and US
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najibs wrote: Any word if the metal Amex Plat is available in Canada yet?
Not yet. It was just launched in India very recently. I read somewhere Amex is basing this off of number of cardholders. On that front, I don't think there are that many Plat cardholders in Canada, so you may be waiting awhile!
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najibs wrote: So you live in the US, or how’d you get it?
https://www.americanexpress.com/global-card-transfers/
YYJTravel wrote: Not yet. It was just launched in India very recently. I read somewhere Amex is basing this off of number of cardholders. On that front, I don't think there are that many Plat cardholders in Canada, so you may be waiting awhile!
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I'd take the US Pt over the Cdn Pt though.
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This. It's actually quite easy to do.

My platinum card is quite metal. And has much cooler features like 5x on airfare when booked direct with airlines.

There is however a top secret plastic US dollar plastic version that american's can't get... But canadians can. That's in some ways better then even the metal version...
One never advertized that no one talks about, but i'll be pal and let you guys in on it:

https://www.americanexpress.com/icc/car ... -card.html

While it doesn't have the spend multipliers, it does have a bunch more status upgrades.
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Eleventeen wrote: This. It's actually quite easy to do.

My platinum card is quite metal. And has much cooler features like 5x on airfare when booked direct with airlines.

There is however a top secret plastic US dollar plastic version that american's can't get... But canadians can. That's in some ways better then even the metal version...
One never advertized that no one talks about, but i'll be pal and let you guys in on it:

https://www.americanexpress.com/icc/car ... -card.html

While it doesn't have the spend multipliers, it does have a bunch more status upgrades.
Unless I'm reading it wrong, that reads like the card is almost identical to the Canadian version but in USD, with a lower sign-up bonus, and with no travel credit. The only hotel status that it has over the Canadian version is for Melia hotels. If that's correct, there's no way I would consider that card.
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efrant wrote: Unless I'm reading it wrong, that reads like the card is almost identical to the Canadian version but in USD, with a lower sign-up bonus, and with no travel credit. The only hotel status that it has over the Canadian version is for Melia hotels. If that's correct, there's no way I would consider that card.
The ICC Amex has a UK based team, so I think it's meant for those travelling to USA quite frequently and need to spend in USD / have USD income. Same goes for the Euro card for outside of UK spend.
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Eleventeen wrote: This. It's actually quite easy to do.

My platinum card is quite metal. And has much cooler features like 5x on airfare when booked direct with airlines.

There is however a top secret plastic US dollar plastic version that american's can't get... But canadians can. That's in some ways better then even the metal version...
One never advertized that no one talks about, but i'll be pal and let you guys in on it:

https://www.americanexpress.com/icc/car ... -card.html

While it doesn't have the spend multipliers, it does have a bunch more status upgrades.
Well if you actually tried to apply for either the Euro or Dollar card, you'll notice there's a minimum income requirement of $65K USD or €65K Euro.

And what if I told you the Americans have an even more killer version call the Ameriprise Platinum (or The Platinum Card® from American Express for Ameriprise Financial if you want to be stickler), that doesn't have any welcome bonus, BUT gives you ALL the perks of the US Platinum without the $550 AF for the first year? You can do cool stuff such as triple dipping that $200 airline credit. I think this is by far the absolute best Platinum card of the bunch, and that waived $550 AF is worth at least 55K MR, so consider that the "welcome bonus" if you wish lol.
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efrant wrote: Unless I'm reading it wrong, that reads like the card is almost identical to the Canadian version but in USD, with a lower sign-up bonus, and with no travel credit. The only hotel status that it has over the Canadian version is for Melia hotels. If that's correct, there's no way I would consider that card.
There's also a no-annual-fee version with no card benefits. Select USD or EUR.
https://www.americanexpress.com/icc/car ... -card.html

Is there any other way Canadians can get a EUR card for no fee?
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Kiraly wrote: There's also a no-annual-fee version with no card benefits. Select USD or EUR.
https://www.americanexpress.com/icc/car ... -card.html

Is there any other way Canadians can get a EUR card for no fee?
I suppose there would be some limited demand for a no rewards euro credit card, though I would suspect for the vast majority of Canadian travelers, they'd prefer one of the no-f/x fee cards, in order to get at least some rewards for your spending.
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JimPaoloJ20612 wrote: I would apply for the AMEX ICC just to get the classic green card
I have the US version of the green card. The fee is pointless at $100. 1x MR per dollar spent. First year is free though.

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