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Old Jul 2, 18, 7:02 pm
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pokee
 
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post


It's a certificate that can be used on a hotel costing up to 35,000 points or night per https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...686796011.html
At first glance, that free cert up to 35,000 points sounds like a better deal than the cat 5/25,000 point value I used to get with my Marriott Visa - BUT when you consider that most cat 5 properties are likely going up to 35,000 as of Aug. 1st, what they're doing is giving us a similar deal - that is, without the 15 night credit.

Instead, we need to spend 30K a year to reach Gold? Gold status isn't much better than Silver - so not worth all that extra spend.

So what IS the Amex card REALLY worth then? We've lost our 15 nights and No Forex, which were the real benefits beyond the free night cert - so I am not sure if it's worth holding anymore.I'll have Plat for 2019 anyway, so I just have to see Aug. 1st if the free night will be worth more than the annual fee. If not - CANCELLED!
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