- Centurion Member
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- Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:39 pm
- Location: Los Angeles
I agree. Though I don't own a Centurion card, and I suspect no other frequent member on this board other than FastSRT8 does, my opinion is that the card is not designed for customers who are obsessively lusting after points, memorizing redemption categories or clamoring for automatic elite-tier status.
This is not to say those fortunate enough to qualify for such a card are idiots who don't understand the value of the dollar, nor that they don't value automatic benefits, but rather that those who have attained such levels of success (financial, in this respect) seek to belong to an exclusive club of unsurpassed service and extraordinarily personalized attention. The kind of bespoke freedom that one cannot place a dollar amount on. You may or may not choose to use the protections, insurances, complimentary award statuses or benefits programs associated with the Centurion; but you always know it's there in a pinch...
...Like if your son or daughter decides they don't like the Clydesdale you bought them for their 16th birthday, and you need to return it. I jest.
In short, it doesn't come down to math. It doesn't place into an algorithm. And I mean this in the least elitist way possible (hey, I'm not even a Centurion holder myself!), but if you have to think that hard about whether you should get one or not (assuming you could), it probably wasn't invented with you in mind.
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