Bank of America Accolades card benefits

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Bank of America Accolades card benefits

Postby BofAPremierClientManager » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:24 am

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Postby nanapan » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:31 am

What is the Accolades card?

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Postby The Fuzz » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:02 am

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Click here to read more about it. It is sort of an American Express card, but it is funded through BOA. I don't know much about it, but I would think that if you are spending enough money to qualify for the BOA Accolades card, then you would just get a Centurion card and get the benefits directly from AMEX.

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Postby fffresh » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:56 am

I do not believe the B of A Accolades is meant to compete with the Centurion. I believe it is more along the lines of an Amex Platinum, and for that, it sounds like it gives it a run for its money.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:02 am

The Accolades card may be the better choice for some now that Amex has ended the companion airfare. $295 annual fee on the Accolades and $450 on the Amex Platinum. Now I don't know exactly how the benefits compare side to side but from what I know about the the Accolades it definitely sounds like it's worth checking out if our are in the market for the Amex Platinum card.
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Postby Cucumber » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:50 am

Who handles the customer service on this card- all through Amex or does B of A do it?
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Postby The Fuzz » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:25 pm

Cucumber wrote:Who handles the customer service on this card- all through Amex or does B of A do it?


It is a BoA card and would be handled by BoA customer service. American Express doesn't have any access to your account information on those cards. We do this with a couple different banks actually. It is our way of trying to break into the mainstream a little more. It may also help us break into the debit card world too. If BoA will issue a debit card with AMEX benefits then that would be an awesome step forward for us. I know I'd be changing my bank accounts over to them if they did that. 80 million other cardmembers may do the same thing, so it would be worth it if they did.

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Postby Kino » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:36 pm

I do admit the b of a accolades card does sound like a sweet offer. if the annual fee is only $295 or can be waived completely than that makes it a much better deal than the amex platinum at $450 if most of the benefits are all the same.

i'm going to think about getting this. does anyone here have it? the problem is i have yet to read any reviews anywhere on the web about this card and i kind of want to hear from others that have tested the waters before i pay for an annual fee. b of a is new to the premium credit card niche so they having some proving to do.

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Postby The Fuzz » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:40 pm

LOL I love it when people think banks are going to just waive the fee on their elite cards. AMEX won't waive the fee on the Platinum card for anybody. I've seen them put credits on accounts in excess of $20,000 and they still don't refund the membership fee. I know a couple guys at work who are holding out for the offer to come that waives the Platinum fee for the first year. Never-Gonna-Happen. lol I'd love to have access to all the Platinum card benefits for free too, but I'll just have to wait till I travel enough to make the membership fee worth paying.

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Postby Cucumber » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:48 am

The Fuzz wrote:LOL I love it when people think banks are going to just waive the fee on their elite cards.


Actually the BoA employee that started this post said you can get the annual fee would be waived if you had certain types of accounts with them.
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