This certificate cannot be combined with the Fleet Programs, but may be eligible for use in combination with other Mercedes-Benz programs in place at the time of your purchase or lease.
Vattené wrote:I have been entertaining the thought of a Mercedes revolver myself (down the road a bit, after we get the wife's car paid off and figure out the timing on getting the certificate). I would almost expect this to be excluded, in a "cannot combine with other offers" sense, but I don't see it explicitly stated in the fine print:
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/mobi ... efitsTermsThis certificate cannot be combined with the Fleet Programs, but may be eligible for use in combination with other Mercedes-Benz programs in place at the time of your purchase or lease.
It's not a direct answer, but it suggests you may be able to stack...I would call Amex and see if they can give you anything definitive before applying, though. It may be up to the dealership's discretion, too. I believe dealerships are allowed to not accept certificates at all, so you may be able to check with the specific dealership you would use.
As for having both in the first place, it can be beneficial to the right spender. The Platinum is more for perks and the revolver could be the rewards workhorse. If you can't stack, you may find a Mercedes revolver + regular Platinum OR an EDP + Mercedes Platinum worthwhile combos (couldn't tell you if they'd let you PC the Mercedes revolver to An EDP but I wouldn't count on it)?
BYTech wrote:But it propbably does not make sense to have PRG and Platinum?
BYTech wrote:I think a pretty solid combo would be MB Revolver/MB Platinum/EDP which cover almost the major spending categories above 2x except for travel
takeshi wrote:BYTech wrote:But it propbably does not make sense to have PRG and Platinum?
It's up to you to determine what makes sense for you. There are certainly those that have a Platinum for its perks and a PRG for its MR earn rates.BYTech wrote:I think a pretty solid combo would be MB Revolver/MB Platinum/EDP which cover almost the major spending categories above 2x except for travel
Don't just try to collect cards to cover all spend categories. Figure out where the majority of your spend is going and find cards that earn higher rewards for where your spend is going. If you're spending a small amount on a category then worrying over maximizing rewards on a small volume of spend may not make much sense. Run the numbers. Understanding how many dollars you're talking about will probably give you a better perspective on the matter.
Vattené wrote:How did you get the first $500 certificate you used, if you don't mind my asking? Just curious since the revolver was a recent approval and probably not the program you used. Was the process of using it pretty simple at your particular dealership?
If you can make good use of MR and travel a lot, combos like that make sense, but they are only beneficial to a narrow group of people. I'm not one of those people. I'm building up MR, hoping to use on an international trip that would be rare for me. I'd only entertain getting a Platinum if I got a great targeted offer to use the MR and perks on a trip but probably wouldn't plan on keeping it indefinitely. If you're flying a lot, a Platinum + PRG might make sense (hell, a Platinum by itself indefinitely probably only makes sense if you fly a lot). Do you think you could make good use of the Platinum's perks, or are you primarily concerned with the Mercedes benefits? If it's the latter, a Mercedes Platinum may not even make sense (the AF for the first year alone almost eats the extra value from the certificate). I would just caution against getting too many cards with AFs. Will upgrading your ED to and EDP be worth paying $75 a year to go from 1.2X to 1.5X on noncategory spending? That said, I don't know anything about your spending so it may be a valuable strategy for you, but it can be easy to get caught up in returns as takeshi mentioned without stepping back and realizing just how much it will net you in absolute terms.
Edited to add: Oops, didn't see your response. That is good news, but I think contacting the dealership is wise. You'd kick yourself if you went through all the trouble of earning both certificates only to run into trouble with Mercedes actually using them.