Dr.Mark wrote:OMG! That is utterly ridiculous. But I figure he's not the only one. There's plenty of those geniuses out there.
MemberSince99 wrote:Honestly about all it really means these days is backdating, in terms of something tangible for you the member. As far as that "elite" status, hell no one gives my Amex Gold a second glance when I use it. It's just another card to them and obviously doesn't stand out in any way. I don't care that's fine with me, I'm just happy to get in and out, but not sure most really care about that.
mrow wrote:Some people just get a solicitation in the mail for the PRG and sign up.
If I were a somewhat new Amex member and someone said to me out of nowhere "welcome to the membership" I would wonder what the hell they were talking about also. Especially if a cashier said it, I'd want to know what it was you just signed me up for without asking my permission. You sound like some kind of cult leader with a question like that.
Not everyone is a credit card nut. What would have been wrong with simply saying "I see you're a new American Express member. How do you like it so far?"