Upgrade AMEX Gold to Platinum - Should I do it?

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Grupet
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Postby Grupet » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:08 pm

I got a platinum upgrade offer email after I had the gold card for about a year.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:25 pm

Jake wrote:The only reason it can be embarrassing is that you are sitting at a hotel in Chisinau, Moldova, or some small hotel in Ukraine -- where they are great people who don't have a down payment on a hot dog -- and here is some big American pulling out a Platinum American Express. I know the card means nothing, and you know the card means nothing, but to them I'm suddenly Warren Buffet, and it changes perceptions. Rarely in a good way.

So I put it away unless I'm at a hotel checking in or out.


I used to feel that way when I was younger... but... after all these years of hard work and applying myself, I don't feel I should be embarassed about anything. I didn't steal the card so pfffft I don't care what people think or don't think.

Neither should you.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:26 pm

Oh... as for the initial question, you should go for it!
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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:56 pm

eastoftheboston wrote:Just thought I'd come back and let you know that I finally also bit the bullet, called up, applied, and got approved for my platinum card. I'm going on extended travel for work in a week or so, and the travel perks will be well worth it.


Did you get any MR points for it? Did anyone get a referral from you? Anyone I refer and gets approved grants me another 5000 MR points.
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