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GUWonder Dec 27, 17 12:38 pm


Originally Posted by knit-in (Post 29218975)
Got eGift credit. 2x$50

Pretty great. Not sure why they don't allow it legitimately.

Why didnít Amex go the way of the Chase Sapphire Reserve? Because Amex offers the benefit to market the card but hopes to have a high proportion of customers who never fully use the benefit yet still appreciate it. Much the same as with the Uber benefit.

mia Dec 27, 17 1:22 pm


Originally Posted by GUWonder (Post 29220024)
Why didn’t Amex go the way of the Chase Sapphire Reserve? ...

Also, American Express has offered this benefit since 2010. Chase didn't introduce Sapphire Reserve until 2016. Chase had to offer more than American Express and Citi to get us to pay attention to their me too entry.

knit-in Dec 27, 17 2:51 pm


Originally Posted by GUWonder (Post 29220024)


Why didnít Amex go the way of the Chase Sapphire Reserve? Because Amex offers the benefit to market the card but hopes to have a high proportion of customers who never fully use the benefit yet still appreciate it. Much the same as with the Uber benefit.


Originally Posted by mia (Post 29220155)
Also, American Express has offered this benefit since 2010. Chase didn't introduce Sapphire Reserve until 2016. Chase had to offer more than American Express and Citi to get us to pay attention to their me too entry.

In the face of CSR's competition, perhaps Amex should revisit this strategy and pay for some of my cab rides and Metrocards. :D

GUWonder Dec 27, 17 3:14 pm


Originally Posted by mia (Post 29220155)
Also, American Express has offered this benefit since 2010. Chase didn't introduce Sapphire Reserve until 2016. Chase had to offer more than American Express and Citi to get us to pay attention to their me too entry.

Didnít the JPM/Chase Reserve predecessor ó aka Palladium ó have some kind of benefit like this some years before 2016? I recall something about a $200 travel credit back around 2010 or 2011 as well for that card which became a version of the Sapphire Reserve in most all but name.

mia Dec 27, 17 4:40 pm


Originally Posted by GUWonder (Post 29220494)
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...Palladium — have some kind of benefit like this some years before 2016?....

I do not recall that Palladium had this type of benefit, but the Ritz Carlton card, introduced mid- 2012 includes a $200 credit that closely mimics the American Express version, and it requires the cardholder to manually request reimbursement.

Diplomatico Dec 27, 17 5:28 pm


Originally Posted by mia (Post 29220748)
I do not recall that Palladium had this type of benefit, but the Ritz Carlton card, introduced mid- 2012 includes a $200 credit that closely mimics the American Express version, and it requires the cardholder to manually request reimbursement.

There is a $300 travel credit on the Ritz Carlton card, IIRC (may have been $200 when first introduced.)

GUWonder Dec 28, 17 12:18 am


Originally Posted by mia (Post 29220748)
I do not recall that Palladium had this type of benefit, but the Ritz Carlton card, introduced mid- 2012 includes a $200 credit that closely mimics the American Express version, and it requires the cardholder to manually request reimbursement.

A $200 (or higher) travel credit wasnít a benefit of the Palladium in 2010; nor did it have it in 2011. At some point between 2013 and 2016 it may have been a different story.

omarr Dec 28, 17 12:15 pm

I forgot to do this until today. If the purchase posts before January 1st, but the reimbursement posts after, will it count against my 2017 or 2018 credit?

jon512 Dec 28, 17 12:18 pm


Originally Posted by omarr (Post 29223798)
I forgot to do this until today. If the purchase posts before January 1st, but the reimbursement posts after, will it count against my 2017 or 2018 credit?

Sounds like you may be at risk of losing it. Read the wiki:


Credits are capped per calendar year, meaning you could tap the full amount on Dec 31st and again on Jan 1st in the extreme. Transaction date, not posting date, determines the year. Note: This is not my experience. I purchased Dec 31, 2016, posted Jan 1, 2017 and went against my 2017 credit. (TheMadBrewer)
It took 2 calendar days for AmEx to process my credits. If today is December 28, 2 days from now would be December 30 so you might still be in-time if you do it quickly.

omarr Dec 28, 17 12:24 pm


Originally Posted by jon512 (Post 29223808)
Sounds like you may be at risk of losing it. Read the wiki:



It took 2 calendar days for AmEx to process my credits. If today is December 28, 2 days from now would be December 30 so you might still be in-time if you do it quickly.

Yeah, that's what has me wondering. It looks like the charge itself should post in time, unlike the example in the wiki, but then the actual credit would take place in 2018, so I'm unsure. Maybe I'll be the data point (or cautionary tale) for this particular situation.

curl Dec 28, 17 2:40 pm

mine just went through, purchased day 1, posted day 2, reimbursed day 4, reimbursement showed up day 5.
I would think it you bought today (28), charges post tomorrow (29), then it should reimburse day 4 (31st) and be visible on day 5 (1/1)

BCMike Dec 29, 17 12:21 am

Bought 4 $50 December 27th on the laptop.
Reimbursement done December 28th for all 4.

DMario Dec 29, 17 4:02 am

4 $50 Gift Cards on 12/24. Received credits on 12/27. This was through Delta website on laptop.

gobluepoints Dec 29, 17 9:06 am

$100 reinbursed
 
Not me personally, but my sister just got the Amex business platinum. She got a $100 delta gift card from the desktop site and received the reimbursement as soon as the charge posted.

jmgriffin Dec 29, 17 12:16 pm

Just purchased 4x $50 GCs today 12/29. Wish me luck that there's enough time for AMEX to credit the charge and have it count towards 2017 amount... ��


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