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FastSRT8
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:09 pm

Moneytalks wrote:I thought the plastic one was for travel so you don't set off all the airport detectors??


Nah.... I like travelling with the metal one.

Plastic one for weekends.
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Postby gold-rick » Sat May 11, 2013 12:16 am

Has anyone used the $200 airline credit to purchase American Airline gift cards? I have seen other people say they have had success with getting credited a few days later?

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Postby djrez4 » Sat May 11, 2013 12:20 am

gold-rick wrote:Has anyone used the $200 airline credit to purchase American Airline gift cards? I have seen other people say they have had success with getting credited a few days later?


It works.

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Postby gold-rick » Sat May 11, 2013 12:24 am

Ok sweet, would they credit the $200 for the card plus the shipping since it goes over 200?

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Postby rockyrock » Sat May 11, 2013 5:39 am

You will get up to $200 per year. If you spend $1000, you will get $200 back. If you spend $150 you will get $150 credited and have $50 left over to use before the year rolls over.
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Postby Z06Biker » Sat May 11, 2013 5:46 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Nah.... I like travelling with the metal one.

Plastic one for weekends.


Hey SRT, is it true that there is a required spend annually on the Centurion? You don't have to tell us what it is, although popular notion on the web is that it's the same amount that was needed to initially be invited? $250K?
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:10 pm

Z06Biker wrote:Hey SRT, is it true that there is a required spend annually on the Centurion? You don't have to tell us what it is, although popular notion on the web is that it's the same amount that was needed to initially be invited? $250K?


I don't think so. That is some urban myth. I think what is important is to not let your account lapse.

They can't expect an individual to meet a level. I believe you are invited partly as a result of your good credit history and loyalty to the brand.
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Postby DoingHomework » Sun May 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Hey FastSRT8, I've read that lately the Cent is not much better than the Plat since they have taken away a few benefits. What do you say? Have you gotten any sneak preview of benefits they might be adding? I'm pretty happy with my Plat but would consider Cent if the benefits were worth 4-5 times as much since that is how much higher fees are. And of course if I were invited.

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Postby pewpew » Sun May 12, 2013 4:24 pm

DoingHomework wrote:Hey FastSRT8, I've read that lately the Cent is not much better than the Plat since they have taken away a few benefits. What do you say? Have you gotten any sneak preview of benefits they might be adding? I'm pretty happy with my Plat but would consider Cent if the benefits were worth 4-5 times as much since that is how much higher fees are. And of course if I were invited.


that is something no one can really answer for you. the value of the centurion card is in the airline and hotel statuses the card gives you automatically. if you travel often enough to reap the benefits of the top tier statuses provided from the Centurion card BUT not enough to actually earn those statuses on your own, then yes, the centurion card is worth it. otherwise platinum is is all you will ever need.

come to think of it, it may be better to actually have a Gold business or premium gold personal card instead of the platinum or centurion. the gold cards don't give you the airline credits or lounge access but they rack up points much faster than the higher tier cards thanks to bonus categories. spend enough and you will have plenty of points to cover the airline fees, lounge memberships and have some left over.

in the end you will have to do the math yourself and see what is better for you personally.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 pm

pewpew wrote:that is something no one can really answer for you. the value of the centurion card is in the airline and hotel statuses the card gives you automatically. if you travel often enough to reap the benefits of the top tier statuses provided from the Centurion card BUT not enough to actually earn those statuses on your own, then yes, the centurion card is worth it. otherwise platinum is is all you will ever need.

come to think of it, it may be better to actually have a Gold business or premium gold personal card instead of the platinum or centurion. the gold cards don't give you the airline credits or lounge access but they rack up points much faster than the higher tier cards thanks to bonus categories. spend enough and you will have plenty of points to cover the airline fees, lounge memberships and have some left over.

in the end you will have to do the math yourself and see what is better for you personally.


Pewpew.... I respectfully disagree.

The Centurion card is more than just an 'airline and hotel card'. It's provides much better insurance coverages and lifestyle advantages over Amex's gold or platinum counterparts.

I don't think "may be better to actually have a Gold business or premium gold personal card instead of the platinum or centurion" as you say.

The services extended and offered is truly something 'special' over the other products available to choose from.

Given the choice, I would not relinquish my membership.

This is my 2 cents
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