Has anyone here successfully converted Amex Clear ro anything else?

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Has anyone here successfully converted Amex Clear ro anything else?

Postby pewpew » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:50 am

I have had my AmEx Clear since 2007. my interest rate is 4.99% + Prime. So i'm sure you guys can see why i'm hell bent on converting it instead of reapplying.

I have tried converting it to something more useful a few times in the last few years. every time they i was given excuses why it can't be done.

around 2010-ish they said that the clear uses a "point system" and that the other cards, like blue cash, use a "cash system." Now they have the Amex EveryDay card which also uses a point system but they wont convert because it uses a different point system.

So i'm wondering, has anyone ever been able to do absolutely anything with their Clear card? I am told that Optima members have been given a similar run around.
Junk I use:
AmEx Platinum for Mercedes Benz from, 75k spending ability
AmEx Everyday 8.99% + Prime, 44k CL
Chase Ink Bold, 35k
Chase Freedom (Converted from WaMu VISA) from '07, 5.99% + Prime, 30k CL

Junk I don't use
BoA Susan G. Komen Cash Rewards (converted from World Points MC) from '07, 7.9% Fixed APR, 30k CL
Discover IT (Converted from Discover More) from '08, 5.74% + Prime, 20k CL
AmEx Clear from '07, 4.99% + Prime, 10k CL
All 3 credit scores are over 800.

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Postby thom02099 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:45 pm

In a word...No.

Like you, I got the same response from AMEX. Multiple times. I've also had a Clear for a while, and wanted to do a product change when it became an orphan. I called AMEX and used the on-line chat feature, and each time got the same response -- it's a non-convertible card. Anecdotally, I've read at various forums, including the AMEX forum, that it's not convertible.

What I ended up doing was applying for the BCP and when I got approved, moved all but $1K of the credit limit from the Clear to the BCP. That was easy. I'm going to keep the Clear primarily as a memento of leaner times...for now.
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EQ = 850 EX=849 TU = 850 as of 07/2017

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