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- Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:09 pm
- Location: Massachusetts
I got my premier rewards gold card either in late January or early February. As soon as I got it, I was already regretting not going straight to platinum (although the first year no annual fee made it worth it, and I am fully taking advantage of the 2x points on gas and 3x on airfare!). I just called to get the platinum card yesterday, so I guess I had my gold for about 2 months before getting the platinum.
I probably would have gotten it earlier, but I wanted to pay down my balance first so I didn't look like a risk to them. I had charged close to $70k in one month (work expenses I was reimbursed for) and had gotten my charging privileges suspended twice during that month because my gold card was so new and my spending patterns were so high so soon. But I asked the cust. service rep if those suspensions would be negative against me, she said no, it was for both our protections they did that, not anything negative since I wasn't late paying (my billing cycle hadn't even closed), so once I knew that wouldn't affect me, I went for it.
As for my other history with Amex, I have had the original Blue card since 2006, at one point when I was less financially stable, I was carrying a balance of about 12k on there, I finally paid it off around 2008 or 2009, and haven't touched the card since. (I honestly couldn't even tell you if I have one, or if I cut it up when I finally paid it off!). So while I got the platinum only 2 months after my gold, my history with amex goes back 6 years with no late payments etc.