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centurionsearcher wrote:I am confused...I thought the yearly spending threshold was ~$250k. I have a Platinum card that I pay off every month in full and I have spent $1.25MM in the last year on a variety of luxury goods, jewelry, trips, etc., etc. I have called and asked for an invitation which was supposedly "noted" on my account. Still, I have gotten NOTHING. Seems weird. Any insight?
No one knows for certain, but one rumor - and it is just a rumor, as far as I know - is that the card had become too easy to get. Travel hotspots like Vegas were filled with them, and it is hard to maintain an exclusive image when you can see one of them every few minutes. So it might be closed to new applicants.
As far as other insight, the Platinum has most of the same benefits. If you want to impress people, spending $1.25M on luxuries each year will probably do more than showing them a charge card.
If you want great concierge benefits, just hire a PA to handle all that for you. Or heck, hire me as a card advisor/accountant!
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech