Spent $800k YTD & still no Amex Centurion invitation?

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shaggy2626
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Spent $800k YTD & still no Amex Centurion invitation?

Postby shaggy2626 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:14 pm

I just checked my year to date spending on my platinum card and i have spent around $800k, every time I call Amex Centurion they tell me they are sending out invitations at the end of the year, is this true?


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Postby CC Deville » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:11 pm

The invitations probably run the full calendar year January through December. Even if you hit the $250K minimum spend in July, they probably won't offer the upgrade until December with the cards arriving in January; next-day air of course.

For a comparison; this is how Macy's works their upgrades. Spend $500 during the calendar year, they will send the upgraded Gold, $1000 Platinum or $3000+ Elite level card in January of the following year.

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Postby JNK » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:13 pm

CC Deville wrote:The invitations probably run the full calendar year January through December. Even if you hit the $250K minimum spend in July, they probably won't offer the upgrade until December with the cards arriving in January; next-day air of course.

For a comparison; this is how Macy's works their upgrades. Spend $500 during the calendar year, they will send the upgraded Gold, $1000 Platinum or $3000+ Elite level card in January of the following year.


From both my own personal experience and the experiences of other Macy's cardholders, Macy's has been known to do immediate/near-immediate upgrades at times depending on situations and circumstances. I remember when I got upgraded, it was within a month or two after the rep on the phone informed me during a phone call regarding making a payment that I was eligible for the upgrade.
Personal Collection:

AMEX: Everyday (MR), Macy's (cobranded)
MASTER: Citibank Dividend Platinum Select (non-World version)
VISA: Chase Amazon Signature, Chase (bank issued)
GE: Care Credit (medical expenses), Macy's (store), JCP (store)


Business Collection:

AMEX: Costco True Earnings
MASTER: None
VISA: Chase Ink Cash

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Postby CC Deville » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:01 pm

Your Milage May Very.

I opened my Macy's in September 2007 and by November 2007 I had spent $500. They did not send me the Gold Star Rewards until January 2008.

Maybe they work differently for Platinum and especially Elite. Again, YMMV.

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Postby 4Runner » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:47 am

Do not get stressed, December is almost here. If they want you to be a Centurion cardholder, you will receive your invitation when the time is right.

And please, let us know when it happens.

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Postby bravo4 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:03 pm

CC Deville wrote: Even if you hit the $250K minimum spend in July, they probably won't offer the upgrade until December with the cards arriving in January; next-day air of course.


More misinformation from people who have no clue. This is no longer the minimum spend. The standards have changed and no one knows what they are ($3MM? Maybe more? Type of spend?). No invites were sent out in 2011.

Good luck OP, let us know if you get one.



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