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- Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:45 pm
- Location: Grand Forks, ND
Well I did what I said I wasn't going to do- I applied for the new Wells Fargo Amex. I figured 3.3 at gas stations (when I go over the $250 I use for Sallie Mae and my revolving 5% cards aren't doing gas) and 2.2% at restaurants (ditto the aforementioned revolvers) would be worth the $45 annual fee(waived the first year anyway). I had considered the "black card" but I don't fly often and it's pretty much the same as the Arrival for hotels- so can't justify the $175 fee.
Anyway, was approved but only for $2500. The analyst said it was largely because I already had a $4500 card with WF (which is pretty useless). She did say once the card comes in I could try to move the Visa's CL to the Amex and close the Visa. I'll go into a local branch where I am familiar with the people and hopefully I can do that. Interestingly enough, it seems like a lot of the perks that come with the card are administered through the Amex website- so it appears to be a little more than what one usually expects from a third party card. It's not simply a card which runs on the Amex network, although time will tell how useful it is...
Getting to the subject of this thread... I've never really had a card with concierge service (the closest I think I had to travel concierge service was back in the day when a First Premier Bank rep told me i could "go to hell"). Of course, I've heard all the stories... people calling up and asking what unique gift to buy their wife, people needing reservations at a restaurant which is already booked, etc. I do plan on going on vacation next month, but I want to test it out now. I'm not in a relationship right now so the gift thing won't work.
Anyone have any ideas? I don't even know what I can ask for... is any task too mundane for a concierge service to do? We've got some smart, creative people here... so give me your best!
Thanks in advance!
In my Wallet:
Sometimes in my Wallet:
- Amex PRG NPSL[3-14, bd 91]
- Sallie Mae MC $8000[1-14]
- Chase Freedom $4700[1-14]
- Discover It $2750[8-13]
- BoA UCF Alumni Cash Rewards $5000 [3-15]
- GM BuyPower WEMC $5000[9-14]
- Wells Fargo Propel 365 Amex $7000[4-14]
- Barclaycard Arrival WEMC $7000[3-14]
- BoA Better Balance $3000[2-15]
In my sockdrawer: Amex BCE $1000[10-13, bd 91], OCCU Duck $10000 [11-13], The Sportsman's Guide Visa $8000[8-14], Chase Slate $4000 [9-14]Delta Gold Amex $2000 [2-15 bd 91], Diners Club MC $20000 [10-14] Commerce Bank Visa $2000 [3-15] Citi Double Cash $1000 [3-15]
Total CL: $90450