I didn't really expect it to be honored, but don't promise

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kcm7
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Re: I didn't really expect it to be honored, but don't promise

Postby kcm7 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:28 am

amex007 wrote:
So you got a letter saying you're going to receive points that you never earned. And then they rightfully didnt credit you with the points, you get upset? They made a mistake and they were never your points to begin with!
I dont see the big deal. You're upset for not getting points you never earned.......


I kinda get where Member is coming from, though. Anytime a company overpromises and underdelivers is annoying -- even moreso when it's a company from which you've come to expect higher standards. Also, it would make me a little crazy wondering if I actually *did* earn some extra points and AmEx forgot to credit them after sending its letter -- or whether the letter itself was a mistake. And then I'd wonder, in the back of my mind, if my point count was ever accurate going forward.
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Re: I didn't really expect it to be honored, but don't promise

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:08 pm

rockyrock wrote:
darkguy2 wrote: They even sent me a offer for the BCE card, I laughed when I saw it since my SM card gives me better benefits on their two big categories.



I should get that SM card too. I spend >$10k a year on groceries so I always max out my BCP at 6%. If I used that SM for the first $250 I would do better in the long run. Luckily there is no cap on the 3% for gas...

Depending on the value you get from MRs, it may make more sense to use PRG and try for a retention bonus, or maybe get an EDP if you can meet the 30 transactions.
Keeping indefinitely: IHG, SchwabPlat, CSP, Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE, Hyatt
May close or PC: Prestige, Arrival, BrooksBros
AA Platinum converting into Costco

Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech
Letting new accounts cool off since May



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