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- Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:07 pm
- Location: Phoenix
Opening an Amex Gold when I was 20 was one of the best d*mn things I ever did. I found the Gold to be completely worthless (closed it in 2005), but locking in the 1999 Member Since date has helped as I have since opened two additional Amex's (2008-Blue and 2012-Zync) that both report as opened in 1999! So, even if you don't end up keeping your Gold, in the future when you open a subsequent Amex it will report as opened in 2012.
1) Is it a good card? Well it depends on how you use it. I believe it has roadside assistance and Gold Card Tickets....Other than implied "status" I find no use for the Gold Card.
2) Instant approval is normal for most people. When you don't receive instant approval that means that they need to look into your application more or there was a system error.
3) Press credit because it is not a debit card.