I killed a unicorn.

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haikuginger
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I killed a unicorn.

Postby haikuginger » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:12 pm

I didn't enjoy doing it, but I had the annual fee on my Zync coming up, and with the removal of the packs, it's just not work having around anymore.

Plus, it was the $500 hard limit version, so there was no hope of a PC.

At least I have the consolation that when I eventually come back to Amex, I'll be able to backdate to 2012.


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Postby tigerowl06 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Just did the same for much the same reasons. Mine wasn't the $500 limit variety, but that $19,500 limit BCE can handle anything I throw at it. ZYNC was just a way to get rewards that weren't worth as much and to pay an AF.
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Postby luvbullmarkets » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:40 pm

I hope AMEX will re-look into this card concept for the future. Having the ability to choose your rewards categories is neat. Only thing AMEX must make these rewards points on par with the standard membership rewards.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:37 am

I know in practical terms the card is basically useless at this point in terms of rewards, but with only a 25 annual fee, I'd probably keep it if nothing else just for backdating and the unique factor.

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Postby rockyrock » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:25 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:I know in practical terms the card is basically useless at this point in terms of rewards, but with only a 25 annual fee, I'd probably keep it if nothing else just for backdating and the unique factor.


I agree, the back dating is worth $25--at least in my case. I'm going to be faced with this problem in a few months when my SPG comes up for renewal. I'll have to figure out if the back dating is worth the $75 or $95 whichever it is. I may try to PC to to some other no AF revolver just to keep back dating...
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Postby GoCreditGo! » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:02 am

What's a "PC"?

haikuginger wrote:I didn't enjoy doing it, but I had the annual fee on my Zync coming up, and with the removal of the packs, it's just not work having around anymore.

Plus, it was the $500 hard limit version, so there was no hope of a PC.

At least I have the consolation that when I eventually come back to Amex, I'll be able to backdate to 2012.

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Postby AMEXPlatino86 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:24 am

GoCreditGo! wrote:What's a "PC"?


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Postby haikuginger » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:50 pm

rockyrock wrote:I may try to PC to to some other no AF revolver just to keep back dating...


My understanding of Amex's backdating is that "once a Member, always a Member"; even if you cancel the card, you can still backdate to the first Member Since date later on.



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