Mogul of Pineapples wrote:Ha! Well a Platinum/Centurion is simply too dangerous in a wife's purse!
Of course! That explains it.
I'm adding up and reading about the value of the platinum and it is beginning to sound more attractive. I'll use the gold for a couple of years then maybe upgrade before the next big international trip if they still offer the perks they do now.
So far I've heard some of the things they offer include travel medical insurance that actually covers accidents or evacuation for scuba diving - we are divers and pay about $100 a year each for this. It's debateable if this is necessary etc but it is a good idea since even a minor diving accident can be seriouslyexpensive and not always covered by other insurance. I need to look into this though.
$50 savings on Hertz Gold which I usually pay. For what it's worth this saved me $200 on an upcoming rental over the holidays so I know it is worth it.
Their rewards are good - even though it is only 1% + 2% on groceries +3% on airfare, you get a 25% bonus when transfering them to miles on an airline. Since that's what I use most of my points for I consider that a valuable bonus.
All in all as much as I hate paying $450 a year AND paying another $175so my wife can have one too, the platinum is sounding pretty attractive and I find very few complaints about it.