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What is Amex Preferred?

Postby 2percentPlus » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:32 pm

Does this mean anything?

They always refer to my card as an American Express preferred, never by the card's branding


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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:49 pm

What color is your card? In some marketing the basic green card was referred to as "Preferred". Maybe it is American Express way of making you feel special about your card. Your signature lists both of your AmEx cards issued by other banks, but you don't list your American Express CHARGE card.
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Postby 2percentPlus » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:33 am

Yes, it is FIA referring to both of their Amex cards. I have an Amex Blue that I don't use.

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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:30 pm

If it is an American Express Blue preferred then it doesn't mean anything. Each card has its own customer service number. When you are calling FIA you are not actually calling American Express, but FIA Bank which has very different customer service experiences.
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Postby 4Runner » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:36 am

Any AMEX card that includes the word Preferred = higher annual fee.

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Postby 2percentPlus » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:15 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:If it is an American Express Blue preferred then it doesn't mean anything. Each card has its own customer service number. When you are calling FIA you are not actually calling American Express, but FIA Bank which has very different customer service experiences.


??? I wasn't speaking about my Amex Blue or who I was talking to when I call in.

4Runner wrote:Any AMEX card that includes the word Preferred = higher annual fee.


That almost made sense, except my Fidelity has no annual fee and FIA calls it a preferred American Express.

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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:41 pm

2percentPlus wrote:??? I wasn't speaking about my Amex Blue or who I was talking to when I call in.

That almost made sense, except my Fidelity has no annual fee and FIA calls it a preferred American Express.



So the "THEY" you are referring to in your initial posting is FIA Bank. And to answer your first question, no, it still does not mean anything.
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Postby 2percentPlus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:42 am

And, why oh why, do they refer to the card as American Express Preferred?

What is not-preferred, or extra preferred...

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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:47 pm

2percentPlus wrote:And, why oh why, do they refer to the card as American Express Preferred?

What is not-preferred, or extra preferred...


They do it to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

"Not-preferred" = not paying your minimum payment, or any payment
"Extra" = Always paying
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Postby DavidNY » Fri May 18, 2012 12:33 pm

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:They do it to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

"Not-preferred" = not paying your minimum payment, or any payment
"Extra" = Always paying


Sounds about right.

My card is identified as a "Fidelity Investments American Express Card"

I haven't seen the word "preferred" attached to it.



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