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Vattené wrote:Congratulations on the approval! I hope you enjoy the Platinum perks and make good use of the Mercedes benefits.
If it helps any with gardening just think: you are pretty "invested" in the MR system now. Not only will no more apps help meet minimum spending for bonuses, but the more you spend on MR cards to earn MR, the more likely/quicker you are able to redeem them at a good value.
Thank you so much Vattené! I can't wait to take advantage of the some of great perks such International Companion. For my needs I believe the Mercedes specific benefits alone provide a lot of value to cover the AF.
You are correct I am definitely locked into MR points. I plan on primarily using MR points towards miles via airline partners (I've read that is typically where you get the most value). I also went ahead and applied for the Citi TY Premier since I still find my self in situations where Amex is not accepted (ie Asian groceries stores and restaurants, my utilities and boutique shops in my neighborhood) and it has more travel categories than my PRG (ie tolls, parking meters in the city and bus/train passes). Citi does not have as many transfer partners as Amex but there is a lot of overlap between the two. It is nice to know that my MR and TY points are working towards the same goal.
It is going to be hard just gardening but I'll have to read other peoples success stories on the forum. I recall you were thinking about pulling the trigger on the MB platinum - any plans on it soon?
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on Wed May 04, 2016 8:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
Amex: Platinum Mercedes (5/16), PRG (4/16), Gold (4/16, will close), Mercedes Revolver (4/16), ED (4/16), SPG (5/16), Business Gold (5/16), Business Green (6/16), Business Platinum Delta (6/16), Corporate Green (6/16)
BofA: Cash Rewards (6/07)
Citi: Prestige (5/16), TY Premier (5/16)