The card came today!
The packaging wasn't nearly
as impressive as Discover. It pretty much looked like what my debit card looked like, which was a small disappointment. Ah well, they need to make those Platinum members feel like they're getting something for their $450 I suppose
I also noticed that the bottom half is very clear, but the top half is speckled. I would think it shouldn't look like that if my wife's card wasn't exactly the same.
All trivial things, though. More importantly, my APR is 12.99%, the very bottom of the 12.99% - 21.99% range. It's a high water mark in my credit management. I was happy when I got 14.99% from Discover earlier this year. I don't remember if the range differed at the time, but they are currently advertising 10.99% - 22.99%. I guess that isn't really important, either. I don't intend to pay any interest. I also plan on not taking advantage of the 0% 15-month introductory period so I don't lose my PIF discipline. Still, combined with the $11,500 CL I am pretty excited.
If only I needed to buy something today. I don't think I will need to make any purchases tomorrow either. I am eager to swipe the thing, but it will happen soon enough.