Steps to get centurion Amex

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Steps to get centurion Amex

Postby Omarperez48 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:18 am

I recently got my Gold Rewards Amex with no preset spending limit. I really want to get Amex centurion card some info I'm only 23 but I make decent money around 12k-15k a month. What steps do I need to take to get centurion? Is it possible or do I have to wait till I become a 1%?
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Postby benhollberg » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:22 am

Upgrade or apply for Platinum. Spend a lot of money on that Platinum, rumors say at least $250k annually. Wait for invite that may never come. As AMEX doesn't disclose their qualifications for Centurion card this is your best likely route, don't get discouraged but that invite may never even come.
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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:09 pm

It is my understanding that you need to charge at least $250k a year on a Platinum card, or about 22k a month on luxury items on your personal account (i.e. First Class tickets and 5 star hotels and restaurants need to show up on your yearly spending report.) You need to have a Platinum before you can have a Centurion. As you are 23 years young you need to have some AAOA to back that Centurion card.
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Postby Dr.Mark » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:47 pm

As others have said: get a Platinum, charge 250K every year on that card (which you don't even earn...might be a bit hard, I guess) and wait. Or, if you can really do that, after 1 year and 250K try to give 'em a call and ask for it.
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Postby haikuginger » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:59 pm

Dr.Mark wrote:Or, if you can really do that, after 1 year and 250K try to give 'em a call and ask for it.


Psh. Only peasants ask for it.

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Postby Dr.Mark » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:08 pm

haikuginger wrote:Psh. Only peasants ask for it.


I've had clients (I work in a big Hedge Fund company as a first year Analyst and our clients are "somewhat" wealthy) who have actually asked for it after 1 year and <250K spent and they got the card. So, If had spent that kind of money and didn't get the invite I wouldn't really mind asking for it. Everybody else can think whatever they want. It's not really my business.
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Postby nismoZtuner » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:13 pm

haikuginger wrote:Psh. Only peasants ask for it.


sarcasm?

With all do respect-just out of curiosity... where do you stand at the moment?
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Postby jlam572 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:39 pm

Yup what others have said. Spend over 250k a year with a platinum card. I also heard if you don't spend enough after you have a centurion they can take your card away. SRT8 any truth to this? It makes sense to me.
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Postby Dr.Mark » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:08 pm

jlam572 wrote:I also heard if you don't spend enough after you have a centurion they can take your card away. It makes sense to me.


Personally I've never heard of this. Once you get the card, it's yours. Or at least it should be.
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Postby haikuginger » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:49 pm

nismoZtuner wrote:sarcasm?

With all do respect-just out of curiosity... where do you stand at the moment?


Complete sarcasm.

Where do I stand? 8 credit lines, ranging from $4300 to $12k. I need to sit down and do some planning as far as which AF cards I actually want to keep. Marriott + CSP + Arrival has a lot of overlap. Marriott's probably getting killed before the next AF hits. I'll probably also kill either the CSP or Arrival and go for the AEP. Moving to Boston, so optimizing regular rewards for travel seems like a good bet. 4.5 MR points per dollar spent on groceries seems like a really good deal.



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