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PRG New $100 Travel credit?

Postby nismoZtuner » Tue May 19, 2015 8:09 pm

Okay so i was reading about the changes that Amex will have on our PRG- I tried using chat on the Amex site but the person who helped me out was sort of lost. So yeah- on June 1st amex will now be charging a higher annual fee but at the same time have a $100 Airline Credit for us.

I have a trip coming up during June 12-21st and my annual fee wont be charged till July (last year 7/17). What I want to know, is that $100 available to us after June 1st or until or next anniversary date?

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You-I was reading that Amex will have changes to their PRG, are those changes going to take effect starting on june 1st or after I am charged my annual fee?
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Pearl-Are we talking about changes in Rewards Program.
Pearl-I do not see any changes however double checking on it.
You-Well what I was reading is that amex will now have a $100 travel credit for PRG members after June 1st but I wont be charged for my AF till July (i think??).. I have a trip next month and wanted to see if i was going to have the chance to use it during my trip
Pearl-$100 travel credit for making a Travel purchase.
Pearl-We have many promotional and marketing offers going on at the same time.
Pearl-Please give me more details on it for me to look it up.
You-yeah- I booked a trip during june 12-21 using Amex travel and just wanted to know if i will be able to use that $100 starting on June first or until i am charged the AF in July
Pearl-Oh sure!
Pearl-It sounds like a benefit available with the Travel team.
Pearl-You did book it using American Express Travel on your Gold Card.
You-yeah
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Pearl-I would request you to please contact our Travel team and they will be able to help you with the offer.
Pearl-You can call them on 8002972977 working 24/7.
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Pearl-I am sorry it took longer than expected because it was from the Travel team.
You-no worries thanks
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Re: PRG New $100 Travel credit?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Tue May 19, 2015 10:33 pm

From my research, the $100 credit should be available on or very shortly after June 1. Your account anniversary date only matters in determining whether your AF is $175 or $195 for your next year. I barely slip in for $175.

It's not a very flexible credit. You can only pick one airline. You can't use it for base airfare - not directly, at least. You should be able to use it for checked bags, in-flight purchases, or lounge access. I'm not sure about gift cards and seat upgrades.

I've asked this before, but not gotten an answer: What happens if a new Platinum cardmember fails to pick an airline for the $200 credit by a certain deadline?
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Re: PRG New $100 Travel credit?

Postby Battery111 » Wed May 20, 2015 8:12 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:From my research, the $100 credit should be available on or very shortly after June 1. Your account anniversary date only matters in determining whether your AF is $175 or $195 for your next year. I barely slip in for $175.

It's not a very flexible credit. You can only pick one airline. You can't use it for base airfare - not directly, at least. You should be able to use it for checked bags, in-flight purchases, or lounge access. I'm not sure about gift cards and seat upgrades.

I've asked this before, but not gotten an answer: What happens if a new Platinum cardmember fails to pick an airline for the $200 credit by a certain deadline?


I don't recall there being a deadline per-se. Upon establishing a platinum account you can choose an airline at any time. After a selection is made then you can only change it once per year in January. But I don't believe there is an initial timeframe you have to make your first choice.

My question is whether or not someone with both a plat and. PRG can choose different airlines for each card? I know all AU's on a plat share the same fee credit and airline choice, but hopefully we can have different airlines on different products.
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Re: PRG New $100 Travel credit?

Postby takeshi » Wed May 20, 2015 9:19 am

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:You can't use it for base airfare - not directly, at least.

FlyerTalk has some handy threads on recent experiences with the credit and different airlines. With United you can use the gift registry and it's really not much of a hoop to jump through IMO.

Battery111 wrote:I don't recall there being a deadline per-se. Upon establishing a platinum account you can choose an airline at any time. After a selection is made then you can only change it once per year in January. But I don't believe there is an initial timeframe you have to make your first choice.

+1 No deadline. You just can't use the credit until you've selected an airline.

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Re: PRG New $100 Travel credit?

Postby nismoZtuner » Fri May 22, 2015 9:15 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:From my research, the $100 credit should be available on or very shortly after June 1. Your account anniversary date only matters in determining whether your AF is $175 or $195 for your next year. I barely slip in for $175.



i hope it goes that way- i`m gonna use all those $100 on in flight meals and a check bag(maybe)!!!
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