Platinum Fee Waived

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Platinum Fee Waived

Postby cknational » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:58 am

Hi Guys,

New member on here. I was looking through some of the posts and reading some interesting posts.

One of the posts many people have made is in regards to annual fees being waived. Many have mentioned it was impossible to get their fees waived.
I can tell you from experience, there are only two things AMEX looks at to decide if a fee waiver is worth the customer.

1) Are you making your payments on time? If Yes, big help.
2) How much do you spend per year?

Ironically you would think carrying a balance at a high APR would attract AMEX, however I have never made a single late payment on my Amex Plat and Amex Gold Biz, so in essence I am using AMEX solely as a lender and they are not profiting anything more than "borrowing" my money for a few weeks.

Upon the 12th month of my Amex Plat, I called and asked to talk to a supervisor, without further mention. I explained how the benefits outweigh my personal use and I was not pleased with the service offered, the few times I did happen to use the benefits. For ex, I asked to have roses sent to my girlfriend, and they were charging $90.00 for a dozen, while 1-800-flowers was $35.00. I also tried several times to secure dinner tables at restaurants and was not impressed with the service. I would rather not stand outside the restaurant on hold and have the restaurant staff know I carry this card for no reason. Unwanted attention was never my forte.

Anyways, here is a screen shot of my bill showing the $400.00 credit, and for the remaining $50.00, I was offered a 50,000 MR bonus to stick with platinum.

Of course the spending is quite important. I spend anywhere from $150,000 to $500,000 on the card, so that helps, but give it a go and you may benefit as well.

Awesome forum guys.


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Postby Fartanywherecard » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:39 pm

Wow. Impressive stuff. Obviously you are a special customer spending that much, but that's precisely why you were treated right. Good job for Amex and those 50k points are sweet.

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Postby DavidNY » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:18 pm

Nice. Were you able to make use of the $200 airline credit as well?

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Postby woogs » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:22 pm

I had a similar experience in November 2012 when I went to cancel my Mercedes Benz Platinum Card when the $475 renewal fee came. Was offered $400 statement credit to keep it. I asked for 50k MR points instead and they agreed immediately.

I could not justify paying a renewal fee when I could cancel the MB Platinum and signup for the regular Platinum and collect another signup bonus and 2 x $200 airline fee refunds (over the 2 calendar years my card splits over).
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Postby mab631 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:05 pm

I'm always interested in what people spend on there AMEX to spend that much a year on a credit card? I personally don't even make that much a year.

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Postby marzbarz » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:49 pm

mab631 wrote:I'm always interested in what people spend on there AMEX to spend that much a year on a credit card? I personally don't even make that much a year.

I wonder the same, I can only rack up about $1,500 a month on my Amex, but I dont really worry about it since I'm not paying an annual fee. The blue everyday cash back card is a really great card for not having a fee.
AMEX Blue Cash: $23,500
CITI Doublecash (World Elite MC): $11,200
CAPONE Quicksilver (VISA Signature): $12,500
CHASE Freedom (VISA Signature): $20,000
USAA Rewards (World MC): $13,500
USAA Rewards (VISA): $18,500

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Postby bmwguy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:48 am

I just got the plat a few months ago. My first year with amex I had the PRG. I called the 13th month with them and got the plat. They gave me a $100 credit. They charged me $350 instead of $450 for the annual fee. And I of course got pro-rated for paying $175 for the PRG. I'm going to try and get it waived the next year!

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