How to get an Amex Centurion card invitation?

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Crashem
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Postby Crashem » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:39 pm

Nope. New requirements seem to be a mystery still. However it does seem people holding card for a while been getting invites vs. high spenders who recently got card. Not sure if the member date means all that much given the manipulation that can be involved. Talking to my buddy at AMEX tomorrow about invite. Let's see where this gets me.
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Postby Crashem » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:40 pm

Maximilian wrote:Do you know if there's a "member since" requirement to perhaps receive an invite?


btw, why didn't you ever do the IDC Centurion?
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Postby Maximilian » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:06 am

Quite frankly I never fully understood what it actually is, and how it differs from the regular Centurion -- as well as how one can obtain. If you can shade a light on that, it would be great.

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Postby Crashem » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:47 am

International dollar card American express. You can do search for it. In any case, it is issued out of the UK American express office using their lending standards. Basically it was designed for people who travelled a lot or lived in multiple countries so they could always have their card biled in one currency. There is an euro version of card where everything is billed in euros. Basically lots of people can apply for card no matter what country of residence. If/when you apply, you need to basically say you want card since you travel all over world etc. since using UK lending standards, you basically need to have reference from banker. Not sure what kind of assets or reference they now require for centurion, but you basically just need that. You only get the benefits of centurion that UK office sets up so different than US.
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Postby rohnin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:56 pm

vjcouture wrote:Just received my personal centurion invitation last week. Comes in a small black box with a leather loop on top to open. Simply has a card inside saying u have been invited and a number to call. Initiation is now $7,500 plus $2,500 annually. Last year my Amex spend was $382,000. Called today. Said I should get my welcome kit in 2-3 days and have 20-30 min when I call to activate in order to sign up for all the benefits. Hope this helps!



congrats! wish i could get an invite!

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Postby Crashem » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:13 pm

Just talked to my buddy. I have info on requirements, but PM me if you have been spending a lot on amex. Need to know yearly spend on amex and for how long you have been doing it.
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Postby woogs » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:27 am

Crashem wrote:Just talked to my buddy. I have info on requirements, but PM me if you have been spending a lot on amex. Need to know yearly spend on amex and for how long you have been doing it.


Does anyone know if spending has to be on 1 card or can it be spread across Amex cards in my account?

I have the Platinum card with $150k spend, Gold Premier that I put all my airfare on for 3x points with around $20k spend, and also the Hilton Credit Card from Amex with another $70k spend on as I use a lot of Hilton points.

I use the card that gives me the most points. So for Waldorf / Hilton stays I put them on the Hilton card. Airfare only on the Gold Premier. Mercedes service on the Platinum Mercedes card since it 5x points.

I have about $200k more I know I will be spending in 2012. Trying to decide if it is even worth trying to get an invite or if I should put it on my Chase card for United miles.
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Postby Crashem » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:12 pm

woogs wrote:Does anyone know if spending has to be on 1 card or can it be spread across Amex cards in my account?

I have the Platinum card with $150k spend, Gold Premier that I put all my airfare on for 3x points with around $20k spend, and also the Hilton Credit Card from Amex with another $70k spend on as I use a lot of Hilton points.

I use the card that gives me the most points. So for Waldorf / Hilton stays I put them on the Hilton card. Airfare only on the Gold Premier. Mercedes service on the Platinum Mercedes card since it 5x points.

I have about $200k more I know I will be spending in 2012. Trying to decide if it is even worth trying to get an invite or if I should put it on my Chase card for United miles.


Don't think people who spend whatever requirements they have for one year will get invites. More of a loyal Amex customer thing.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:31 pm

Crashem is correct I believe. Member since date I think plays a factor in their algorithm
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Postby woogs » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:07 pm

I have been a member since 2001 - and that is myself - not back dating...

While my Mercedes Platinum is 1 year old, all of my cards say member since 2001 and this year I migrated my spending from my other cards to the Platinum card. This is not the first year that I "hit" these spend levels.
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