agp wrote:Like said, you can try but it will not waived. And there are better travel cards out there (for what little travel I imagine a 19 year old college student can and will do/will be able to afford to do) for a much less annual fee. You will be hardpressed justifying $450 a year in credit card fees with you are flying from home to college and back a few times a year.
The trouble with a lot of young members I see is that they think credit cards with annual fees offer great rewards - yes, some do, but not until you meet high spending/travelling requirements. There are more than enough credit cards with no fees that will be of more benefit to those who are not big spenders/big travellers.
I was thinking the same. Flying home from college and to spring break is not a lot of fly/travel time to make the Platinum worth it. As mentioned, look for other travel cards that suit your needs better. I have the Platinum and works great for me because:
- I dedicate my fly time to one airline
- I fly at least twice a month
- Whenever I'm in an airport I'm working or trying to unwind in a lounge
- Every time I land I'm renting a car
- Every time I'm in a rental I drive to a FHR or SPG network establishment
I can't justify a 19 year old spending 450 a year on a card when there are so many options out there (let alone college cards). Unless you are a 19 year old that does extremely well.
Be true to yourself and determine what is the ideal card for you. If you want to pay 450 for the Platinum just for bragging rights and you can afford it feel free to. However, I can find a better way to spend 450 a year if the Platinum benefits don't suit my immediate needs.
To be back on topic, I put 98k on my card last year and the fee was not waived. It wasn't even waived when I put 115k 2 years ago. I did get 5k MRP at that time. I doubt they will waive the 450 to a new Platinum member but if you try please keep us posted. Anything is possible.