popamode72 wrote:Have you been with Amex for a long period of time? I'm finding that strange that they would be so stingy with you.
I was worried about not getting it since I already have a charge card with them and the whole "if we identify you as a current American Express customer blah blah blah...." phrase. Well, I got my card today and activated it and used it. First transaction was at Tractor Supply for a 25 pound bag of cat food. Then I used it at Walmart for some miscellaneous stuff. Then stopped at Sheetz to get an MTO sub for dinner. #exotic
Well, I got home tonight and called plat cust svc and the nice and very helpful lady confirmed a promo of 40,000 points with $3,000 spend in 3 months is indeed attached to the card. She reviewed a few benefits with me and even offered to enroll me in the Priority Pass without me asking. She had a slightly heavy accent, but her English was good and didn't seem to be script reading, so overall I'd give her an A for her service. I'm anxious to see how I feel about this card after my first year. I plan on buying some airline gift cards this week. I figure, that's something I will ALWAYS spend money on (air tickets) so really the card is only $250 a year for me. Granted, Global Entry will pay back $100, but that's only every 5 years. Basically the first year the card costs me $150 and after that $250 a year. Really, for $250 and all the benefits you get makes it a good bargin. At least to me, for now.