Why don't I have a Centurion card offer?

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Postby Elijahmex » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:09 am

This thread is hilarious

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Postby pewpew » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:41 pm

I got my centurion card when P Diddy passed out in an NYC nightcluib and his body guards were looking the other way. but as part of the.... card agreement, I have to tell everyone that my name is Sean
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Postby rohnin » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:24 pm

Do you all think Amex will be more generous with sending out invitations after the recent setbacks?

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Postby thom02099 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:50 pm

rohnin wrote:Do you all think Amex will be more generous with sending out invitations after the recent setbacks?

All Costco members will get invitations for the Centurion. Get your Costco membership NOW!!!! ;-)
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:18 pm

I was looking into the history of the Roman army to see if there were any terms that a competing issuer could trademark to one-up Amex's Centurion...something like 'Praetorian' but catchier.

I just discovered one of my earlier Cent claims is impossible (beyond the obvious reasons) because of something I possibly should have known (as a former student of Latin and a little Roman history).

Hannibal died about 180 BC. The rank of Centurion didn't exist until the Marian reforms of 107 BC created a highly organized standing army.

When the Romans fought Hannibal, they were more of a volunteer army with and had a more primitive system of subdivisions. With no centuria (Marius' innovation of organized groups of Roman soldiers and supporting non-combatants), there would be no centurions to command the Romans against Hannibal.

So, yeah. Caught in my own lie.

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Postby popamode72 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:06 am

I got drunk and drapped for too many $250 limit SCT cards. Amex Centurion wouldn't touch me with a ten foot pole.
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