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Amex Platinum for active military

Postby Gixxer » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:48 pm

Hello,

I'm thinking about getting the Platinum. I understand there's an AF of $450, but since I'm active duty military, I came across articles that Amex waives all fees for any Amex card for active duty military. Since, I travel a lot(due to obvious reasons lol), having this card would be awesome :) I went to the benefits page and love it! Think I should get it, since it's "Free" to own for me?


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Postby popamode72 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:59 pm

If that's the case and your EX FICO looks good, by all means go for it. I'd call Amex up and ask them just to be sure before applying though.
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Postby Gixxer » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:08 pm

Yep, that's what I plan on doing...just to be sure. Even if I don't use it like a "Traveler" would, it's still no AF for me...so, I have nothing to lose but a denial...if that happens.

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Postby dickey1331 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:57 pm

What? I didnt know that. Ill have to call them about my Delta card.
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Postby Gixxer » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:14 pm

Yep. Search, "Amex platinum active duty military" on Google or yahoo. You will find a lot of articles about it.

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Postby luvbullmarkets » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:50 pm

That sounds awesome.

Give AMEX a call and let us know if it is indeed true.
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Postby Battery111 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:41 pm

I can confirm this is accurate being active duty myself. Essentially you have to apply and get the card first, then give them a call. They'll take some basic info such as BASD and projected ETS, then tell you you'll be hearing from them. Week or two later you'll get a letter in the mail for each of your accounts confirming the status. It applies to almost every fee AMEX charges, including late fees and additional cardholder fees. They're very generous for military in this regard. I have been very careful who in my unit I tell about this benefit, as we all know Joes that will ruin it for everyone. I would say I'm right on the edge of that threshold, since I have three cards from them with annual fees being waived.
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Postby Battery111 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:46 pm

dickey1331 wrote:What? I didnt know that. Ill have to call them about my Delta card.


I'm not sure how long you've had the card, but I've read that they will even retroactively go back and refund annual fees you've paid in the past. I can't confirm this myself as I found out about this before I ever paid an annual fee. However, based on how generous they are otherwise I believe it.
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Postby Battery111 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:52 pm

I'll just add to this that Chase and Citi will generally waive fees as well for AD. However, for those banks you generally must have had the account prior to joining or at least during a break in service.
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Postby Gixxer » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:49 pm

Gixxer wrote:Yep. Search, "Amex platinum active duty military" on Google or yahoo. You will find a lot of articles about it.


It's true :) I just got done calling them. I would have to apply for the card first and pay the fee upfront, but then they would credit the fee back to my account. Hey, sounds good to me :)



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