Beats a Black Amex

American Express forum. Talk about AmEx credit cards like Blue, Gold, Platinum, Centurion, and more.
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irvine801
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Postby irvine801 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:00 pm

That movie is sick.
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DoingHomework
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Postby DoingHomework » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:28 am

It's not a credit card. It's business cards!

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Postby jeffysdad » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:56 am

Well, it's still tacky.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

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Postby JCarter » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:06 am

Money card wrote:Tell me something how long has this card been around and how long has the Centurion been around?

Will this card give you free helicopter rides around major cities? Do you get free limousines rides where ever your business needs you to be? Do you get private concierge service? What's the purchase protection on damaged items at the stores? Checked bag luggage what do you get?

and what's the annual fee on this card?


Centurion has been in existence since 1991, as the American Express Bank Privileged Customer Card. PCC was a bespoke solution where you could be invited if you were a member of AmEx Private Wealth Management (Later spun off to AmEx Financial Advisory, and then created what is now Ameriprise Financial) and given Platinum benefits, with deferred debit and other "benefits" you requested they add. Centurion was created in it's present name and state in 1996, and the titanium version of the card came into use in 2001.

For the record, you do not get free helicopter rides, nor free limo rides. These are all items you have to order and pay for with CTS (Centurion Travel Services). It doesn't matter if you use the personal version of the Centurion, or the business version. They won't give you free helicopter rides. Especially at the present cost of gas.

The only free items, beyond the normal perks of Centurion given are things like gift cards, or small items from Gucci or the like. These are given to Centurion customers not by AmEx but by the advertising partner which is attempting to lure High-Wealth customers, or at the very least High-Spend customers into their store/boutique. AmEx actually makes money off of giving these free items to customers.

I assure you, having had a Centurion business card since 2002, and a personal card since 2004; there are no free limo rides, or helicopter rides. You can show up at 200 Vesey Street in NY, and try to eat at the AmEx cafeteria but it still won't be free.

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Postby bikappa » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:36 am

Hi, I post here since I had no opportunity to open a new thread.

I just changed my bank in Switzerland and the private banker offered me the Centurion Card. He gave me printed condition but he does not know exactly what includes the "international airline programme: upgrades and discount with numerous airlines"

Does anybody know?
despite of this is worth compared to the platinum? the concierge is any better?

Thanks

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Postby JCarter » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:27 pm

bikappa wrote:Hi, I post here since I had no opportunity to open a new thread.

I just changed my bank in Switzerland and the private banker offered me the Centurion Card. He gave me printed condition but he does not know exactly what includes the "international airline programme: upgrades and discount with numerous airlines"

Does anybody know?
despite of this is worth compared to the platinum? the concierge is any better?

Thanks


I am not certain who the concierge is inside Switzerland, but I presume it is Quintessentially as it is within the UK and the IDC/ICC cards. But yes, the concierge is better than platinum.

I -PERSONALLY- love the card, and the benefits outweigh the downsides.

Make sure it is a true Centurion card, and not a branded card, such as UBS which has a branded American Express called the Charter Card.

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Postby Money card » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:17 am

The centurion card has not been around since 1991. Try 1999. Diners club 2000. somebody who had a platinum since 1991 might have changed the card to the centurion and you might have seen the membership date of 1991 on the centurion.

but the centurion has been around since 1999.

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Postby CC Deville » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:18 am

Money card wrote:The centurion card has not been around since 1991. Try 1999. Diners club 2000. somebody who had a platinum since 1991 might have changed the card to the centurion and you might have seen the membership date of 1991 on the centurion.

but the centurion has been around since 1999.


+1
Green 1958
Gold 1966
Platinum 1984
Optima (Amex's first credit card) 1987
Blue and Centurian 1999

Diner's Club was first though, 1950. Citibank destroyed it of course when they bought Diners in 1981. Many people born in the late 1980s and later have no idea what Diners Club is.

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Postby Money card » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:11 pm

My cousin's in-law who use to work for American Express metioned to me and I remember seing Blue come out in the early 90's. The old commerical.

When you mentioned Blue, did you mean actual Blue or Blue cash?

I understand the whole situation about Diners Club some people our age don't even remember Diners Club.



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