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Old Nov 4, 2019, 4:01 pm
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PHX
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Annual fee posted recently on my Amex Plat and my spouse's Amex Biz Plat. Both opened in 2016. We decided we only wanted to keep one of them, so we would go with the better retention offer, if any.

Biz Plat -- very modest spend in the last year. Offered 5,000 points immediately and 25,000 additional points for $10k spend in 6 months.

Personal Plat -- about $10k-$15k spend per year, mostly airfare. Initially offered $300 statement credit for $4k spend in 90 days. Asked if the same offer was possible with points, and was offered 30k points for $4k spend in 90 days.

Accepted on the personal card. I think this was the first time we've gone for a retention offer. We've previously gotten enough value out of the benefits to make the annual fee worth it, but it no longer makes sense to have both. I was pretty pleased with 30k.

(Separate phone calls, obviously.)
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