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Old Jun 7, 12, 5:41 pm   #16
  
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How did you end up receiving your prorated refund? Credit to your final plat bill? To your Hilton card? Check in the mail?

Seems like a credit to your final plat would be the most straightforward, but wondering if anyone has experience closing the card with a balance lower than the prorated refund?
Credit to the (closed) account, for which you can then call in and request a check. I had the refund deposited to my bank account within a week of closing the card.
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Old Jun 9, 12, 10:48 am   #17
  
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Did the same thing after closing a Plat Delta card midway through my year. They credited my account the remainder and I just asked them to apply it to my gold card. No problemo.
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Old Jun 9, 12, 1:06 pm   #18
  
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But has anyone been able to get the credit without having another amex? That's my real question.
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Old Jun 9, 12, 1:53 pm   #19
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You will not even need to ask, in my experience. If you let the credit sit on the closed account a check will automatically be generated and mailed. It is their policy to refund unearned annual fees (for USA-issued cards, it may be different in other markets.)
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Old Aug 8, 12, 2:14 am   #20
  
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if i cancel amex card, will i get the annual fee prorately refunded

thanks
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:00 am   #21
  
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Yes. I think the rule is you will get a prorated refund as long as you have another active amex card.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:19 am   #22
  
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Yeah, you should do - provided its an Amex issued card - in the UK, if its an MBNA issued Amex, the fee is gone after day 1.

Although obviously, YMMV.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:34 am   #23
  
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Yes. I think the rule is you will get a prorated refund as long as you have another active amex card.
I have the same question. Could the SPG AMEX card do as for the other active Amex Card?
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:38 am   #24
  
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Yes, AmEx will give you a prorated refund. That is their standard policy and it is an automatic system process upon account cancelation by the customer.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 8:57 pm   #25
  
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Been there, done it, was given a prorated refund.
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Old Aug 11, 12, 6:17 pm   #26
  
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Amex platinum refund SUCCESS -

Hi,

I applied for and received the Amex Platinum card last October - $450 annual fee paid. Purchased $200 in airline gift cards. Waited til January and bought $200 more. Signed up for Global Entry - $100. SPG Gold as well as Hertz Gold and PremierPass Select which I definitely utilized for 3 months.

Cancelled in January. Received a prorated $300 refund.

All in all, Amex paid me at least $250 to try their card for 3 months -more if you count the value of the other programs.

I wouldn't recommend this as a rule, but not bad for a churner.
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Old Aug 11, 12, 8:04 pm   #27
  
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Yes.

I just cancelled my Plat AMEX personal and got $262.50 back.

Foo.
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Old Aug 11, 12, 10:22 pm   #28
  
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Yes.

I just cancelled my Plat AMEX personal and got $262.50 back.

Foo.

When was your annual fee charged?

I think mine is about to be charged in August but I need it for traveling in late August to September for the Priority Pass and SPG gold . Thinking about canceling when I get back.
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Old Aug 11, 12, 10:58 pm   #29
  
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When was your annual fee charged?

I think mine is about to be charged in August but I need it for traveling in late August to September for the Priority Pass and SPG gold . Thinking about canceling when I get back.
End of March.
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Old Aug 24, 12, 11:03 am   #30
  
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If one cancels the platinum card does one need a gold/green card to keep the membership rewards points? Or can one downgrade the plat card and keep the points and still get a pro-rated fee refund?
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