will be living in another country for 2 years, go platinum?

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RidgeRacerJM
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will be living in another country for 2 years, go platinum?

Postby RidgeRacerJM » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:30 am

Debating about upgrading to the platinum during this duration. Would it be worth it?

I forget whats in my signature, but currently my only card that has 0% foreign transaction fee is my joke of a card Capital One, with a... brace yourself... $1000 credit limit (called many a time to increase... to no avail)

I'd be flying 4-5 times each of those 2 years, minimum. So I could make use of the card's skylounge access, baggage fees (yikes...), inflight drink, etc.

$450, is a good chunk of money, so just thought I could get other's opinions. Thanks for everyone's insight!
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Postby Scoach » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:02 am

My platinum amex paid for itself with the VERY FIRST domestic trip I took. If I was in your position, I'd beg, borrow, or steal to get one. Get it and don't look back.
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Postby Reclusive46 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:12 am

Which country? in some countries American Express acceptance is completely usless and basically accepted no where.
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Postby nvtech » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:19 pm

RidgeRacerJM wrote:$450, is a good chunk of money, so just thought I could get other's opinions. Thanks for everyone's insight!


Hey...

Check out this American Express Platinum card from Ameriprise.

https://www.ameriprise.com/cash-cards-and-lending/cards/platinum-card-from-american-express.asp

You get all platinum benefits...Your world wide lounge access and 1st year $450 waived.

You get 5000 membership rewards points which is good too.

I have heard people say in frequent flyer forums that some of them have cancelled the card before the annual renewal and still were able to use in in some International airports in Europe and Africa.

Once approved you will get the card with expiry date for next 4 years.
The fun part is most Lounge attenders just admit the passenger and his companions by seeing the platinum card and they do not validate if its active or cancelled ;-).

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Postby Sevenfeet » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:22 pm

nvtech wrote:Hey...

Check out this American Express Platinum card from Ameriprise.

https://www.ameriprise.com/cash-cards-and-lending/cards/platinum-card-from-american-express.asp

You get all platinum benefits...Your world wide lounge access and 1st year $450 waived.

You get 5000 membership rewards points which is good too.

I have heard people say in frequent flyer forums that some of them have cancelled the card before the annual renewal and still were able to use in in some International airports in Europe and Africa.

Once approved you will get the card with expiry date for next 4 years.
The fun part is most Lounge attenders just admit the passenger and his companions by seeing the platinum card and they do not validate if its active or cancelled ;-).


This is just the American Express Platinum card....there's nothing different about it on Ameriprise's website. It's not a co-branded product like the Mercedes-Benz Platinum. Ameriprise used to be part of American Express so I'm not surprised that there are still some things they do together (although Ameriprise does offer a couple of non-Amex credit cards these days).
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