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For a $95 fee you would need about 20,000 points (approximately) and about 75,000 for a platinum card to equate the fee.
Naturally your history and relationship determines if they are willing to negotiate MR points. Someone who has a 20+ year history and has spent millions and has earned millions of points is more likely to get an extra 75-100k points as a token of goodwill and gesture, versus someone who just got a card within the last few years. They also look at how many points you earn monthly, where they come from, how you use them, transfer them or just save them. MR points are worth money, and are accounted as so on the books. If you aren't making American Express a lot of money, then they aren't likely to throw points/money at you just because you feel you deserve it. Now if you are pushing a million in sales through your card(s) every year, they are collecting 5% in fees, and a few thousand MR points may be worth adjusting to save a valued customer who pays on time.
I have also found that American Express likes it when you refer your wealthy friends. So when you have a lot of those referrals on your account, they are also more likely to give you more points.
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