Darrvao777 wrote:I'll be keeping my Amex platinum
The service is the main reason Ive kept it all along anyway
I place the majority of my spend elsewhere and don't travel much thereby limiting the appeal of the CSR
So what do you have the Platinum card for then? I don't get it.
- $200 airline fee credit (I don't travel much but I am able to utilize this fully thereby dropping the AF of the card to $250 for me)
- Centurion Lounge access (my home airport does have a Centurion lounge. I don't care for it but my wife loves it)
- Global Entry Credit (I don't travel much but I really like TSA Precheck. Drops AF of the card to $230 for me)
- Amex service. So essentially I use it for transactions where I have concerns I'll need Amex to intervene on my behalf. Examples from the last month alone include:
Online vendor where I've had multiple issues with faulty billing
Recent switch to a car insurance company that I'm not as familiar with (Mapfre)
Deposit on car from a dealership that is new to me
Gift card from a company that has consistently failed to deliver gift cards to me on time (one call to Amex and the transaction is voided)
Purchase of furniture for extended warranty benefits
Purchase of expensive baby equipment and furniture from a less than reputable vendor for extended warranty benefits and purchase protection
Probably stupid (and I'm sure I would get similar service from Amex from one of their cheaper AF cards) to keep the card for this reason alone but thus far, it has saved me more than $230/year which is why I haven't closed it yet.