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Amex Platinum 100k after $3,000 spend or Gold 50k after $1,000 spend [Expired]

Amex Platinum 100k after $3,000 spend or Gold 50k after $1,000 spend [Expired]

Old Jan 8, 13, 12:18 am
  #151  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: BOS
Programs: UA 1K, AA GLD
Posts: 231
just got approved and my credit score isn't that hot (but i already have a biz product). i hope amex doesn't reneg on this...great way to join the amex family if i do say so myself.

Originally Posted by alrvd83 View Post
I just got approved for the PRG. I travel a ton for work, but I never have the desire to go and sit in the lounges. I prefer to get to the airport 1.5 hrs ahead of time, go straight to my gate and get on the plane..lol. So i decided against the Plat...maybe after I have the PRG for awhile, ill upgrade to the Plat..who knows
the plat is not a card you use for everyday spending; you sign up and spend for the incredible 100k bonus (and $200 airline credit + global entry credit) + services like FHR, maybe international use, and that's it.

i actually lucked out unexpectedly. i got the business gold card (with 3x airfare, 2x gas) with a 75k bonus a couple months ago, and that needed 10k over 4 months. 3x airfare/2x gas isn't bad, but in conjunction with chase ink it's great! now with amex personal plat, add 100k miles + extra little perks like lounge access (good for irrops) and credits, it's lookin real good!
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:19 am
  #152  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Programs: Aeroplan, HHonors, SPG, Marriott
Posts: 84
damn how come Canada always gets the shaft!
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:20 am
  #153  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ATL/LAX
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Oh this is beautiful -- reading the Amex forum, looks like MB Platinum is a different product than regular Platinum -- should be able to get the 2nd bonus.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:22 am
  #154  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,302
Got the Platinum and Gold!

154k!!
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:25 am
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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Originally Posted by Jesperss View Post
Got the Platinum and Gold!

154k!!
Don't count on it. Having one is supposed to disqualify you for the other.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:27 am
  #156  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Programs: HHonors diamond, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Gold, UA Silver, Marriott Silver
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Originally Posted by gloreglabert View Post
Don't count on it. Having one is supposed to disqualify you for the other.
Having one in past 3months. Since you are applying for it now, you technically dont have one activated yet. So you do not have it.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:28 am
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 483
What credit bureau will american express pull?
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:31 am
  #158  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: BZN
Programs: AA:Lifetime Plat DL:Lifetime Silver UA:1P MAR:Lifetime Tit
Posts: 8,288
Originally Posted by nwflyboy View Post
Alright, this prompted a mini app-o-rama for me. I had been planning on applying for a different card tonight (citi business visa). I opened THREE browsers, applied for...

1. Amex Platinum - instant approval.
2. Amex PRG - instant approval.
I'd cancel the PRG, as it's application terms state,
Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any other Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card or Platinum Card® account within the last 90 days.
As you applied and were approved for the Platinum first, you disqualified yourself for the Gold bonus.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:33 am
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DCA/IAD
Programs: AA plat, SPG gold
Posts: 713
Just for info, my friend got instantly denied for the plat.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:36 am
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posts: 471
I'm lost - I have a regular Amex Gold (for years), does this mean it's a "Consumer Gold" and I can't apply?

(Bonus: What's "PRG"?)
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:40 am
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1P, AA Gold
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Originally Posted by Riot_Nrrrd View Post
I'm lost - I have a regular Amex Gold (for years), does this mean it's a "Consumer Gold" and I can't apply?

(Bonus: What's "PRG"?)
PRG = Premier Rewards Gold
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by susieling View Post
What credit bureau will american express pull?
Experian 99.9% of the time.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:44 am
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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[Deleted - somehow double posted]

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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:45 am
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Join Date: Oct 2004
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Originally Posted by Riot_Nrrrd View Post
I'm lost - I have a regular Amex Gold (for years), does this mean it's a "Consumer Gold" and I can't apply?

(Bonus: What's "PRG"?)
PRG = Premier Rewards Gold. If you have any Gold (consumer version) Membership Rewards card (PRG included), you don't qualify. If you have the Business Gold card, or a Gold card from a different line (e.g., Delta, Fideltiy), you're fine.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 12:48 am
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Originally Posted by mooper View Post
PRG = Premier Rewards Gold. If you have any Gold (consumer version) Membership Rewards card (PRG included), you don't qualify.
Oh great, just my luck

Back to my measly 25,000 points upgrade offer I just got in the mail I guess ... geez
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