Concierge Services

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FastSRT8
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm

"personal" concierges are catching on and are showing up more and more with high end goods. Although I default with my Amex service, I have also used the one that came with my Vertu phone a few times. It was not bad BUT the biggest 'flaw' I see with these other services is their net and circle of influence may not be as big YMMV.

I think they all may even use the same provider for service in the background. The question is, which one! IF we knew, then we can all simply use them and bypass the 'middle man'
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Postby ivotedale » Sun May 12, 2013 8:07 pm

I mentioned this in another thread, but for those who have a Capital One Mastercard sock-drawered, be sure to do a quick glance and double check if yours is a Platinum Mastercard.

I verified w/ both Capital One and Mastercard that my Newcomers card qualifies as an eligible card for concierge services, although the lady assisting me on the phone (Mastercard) also mentioned they help anyone w/ a Mastercard logo- though it's meant more for Platinum, World, Elite, etc.

I'd hate to charge anything to my Mastercard though, since it's locked at a $750 CL.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun May 12, 2013 9:08 pm

Z06Biker wrote:I remember reading an urban legend story somewhere that one Centurion cardholder requested the Egyptian Pyramids be shut down for a private party... Have you heard about this? Is this true?


There are many rumors and so called legends about the Cent card it's impossible to discern what is real and what is made up.

Throw in the fact there are some who sadly post 'facts' about the Cent card and they don't even have one and you can see how quickly the Cent card can be perceived to be able to do almost anything including special events on the planet Krypton.

I can't comment on the pyramid thing as I don't know and have not heard about that one. Not saying it can't be done as I believe there is a price tag on anything material in this world.

What I can say about the Cent card is.... so far my personal requests have all been fulfilled.
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Postby randeman » Mon May 13, 2013 12:05 pm

I've only used the concierge services offered by my Escape by Discover a couple of times to make restaurant reservations. I could have done it myself since I wasn't trying to get into any place fabulous, but since the service is offered, why not? They did a fine job.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:04 pm

randeman wrote:I've only used the concierge services offered by my Escape by Discover a couple of times to make restaurant reservations. I could have done it myself since I wasn't trying to get into any place fabulous, but since the service is offered, why not? They did a fine job.


Restaurant reservations are a good way to see how deep the particular concierge's connections are. Try asking them to book at peak times and/or at really popular venues.
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Postby benhollberg » Tue May 14, 2013 10:40 am

Can anyone comment on the Visa Signature Concierge? I've had the Marriott Premier Rewards card for about a month now and haven't tried out the Visa Signature Concierge yet.
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Postby SuperKirby » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:10 am

Z06Biker wrote:I've also, for poops and grins, called both my Amex Platinum concierge and the Visa Sig concierge (via my United MileagePlus Club


Can you give us a success rate? Like Amex has helped you 60% of the time versus United Club Visa Sig 50%, etc..?



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