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Premier Rewards Gold refresh: 4x USA dining, groceries, $10/mon dining credit. $250.

Premier Rewards Gold refresh: 4x USA dining, groceries, $10/mon dining credit. $250.

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Faq amex: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/c...date-faqs.html

For existing and new cardholders
  • Changes below are effective immediately
    • 4x grocery (25k/calendar year), 4x dining
    • $120 dining credit ($10 monthly in certain restaurants)
  • No change
    • ​​​$100 calendar year airline reimbursement
  • Other
    • $250 AF (see below for existing cardholders)
    • No 2x gas (removed, see below for existing cardholders who have it till Oct 2019)
  • Metal card (contactless)
    • Rose gold card - limited edition until Jan 9 2019
    • Regular gold card

For new cardholders (Oct 4 2018 and after)
  • You may be able to find targeted/referal 50k/$2k, but first AF is not waived
  • Signup bonus: You get 20% off restaurant up to $500 restaurant spend (3 month)
  • You do not get 2x gas (only for existing cardholders, see below)

For existing cardholders (Oct 3 2018 or before)
  • AF will change to $250 for anniversary dates after April 1 2019
  • 2x gas will be removed after Oct 2019 (next year)
  • You can chat/call for the gold/rosegold metal card. AU card will get whateverprimary cardholder is getting, cannot be different
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Old Oct 6, 18, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by lax01 View Post
Mine shows delivery by Thursday 10/11 - it also does not look like you can request a metal Gold card anymore...they must have hit a limit after 10/4
Do you have a tracking number already?
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Old Oct 6, 18, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
Big question is: how will Chase respond? I suspect it will want to act quickly, as it appears that many people are rethinking the CSR now... I guess it just goes to show that nothing is "forever."
​​​​​​Would Chase respond with a separate UR earning card (say, one that has a permanent grocery bonus), or by adding benefits/rewards to the CSR?
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Old Oct 6, 18, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by tmiw View Post
​​​​​​Would Chase respond with a separate UR earning card (say, one that has a permanent grocery bonus), or by adding benefits/rewards to the CSR?
Most people I know with the CSR redeem points via the travel portal at 1.5cpp. With Chase, your 1 dollar at restaurants gets you 3 UR points which turns into 4.5% cash back for travel. With AMEX, your 1 dollar at restaurants get you 4 MR points which is variable depending on what you're redeeming for. Many of the people I know just did the math and confirmed the CSR was a better card for the way they are redeeming it.

With that said, I exclusively redeem via transfer partners. So this new Gold card makes a ton of sense for me.

AMEX MR system is not as straight forward as Chase UR (which is on purpose for breakage) and people don't want to be bothered. Especially when the CSR is still offering a better value proposition via travel portal redemptions.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post


Most people I know with the CSR redeem points via the travel portal at 1.5cpp. With Chase, your 1 dollar at restaurants gets you 3 UR points which turns into 4.5% cash back for travel. With AMEX, your 1 dollar at restaurants get you 4 MR points which is variable depending on what you're redeeming for. Many of the people I know just did the math and confirmed the CSR was a better card for the way they are redeeming it.

With that said, I exclusively redeem via transfer partners. So this new Gold card makes a ton of sense for me.

AMEX MR system is not as straight forward as Chase UR (which is on purpose for breakage) and people don't want to be bothered. Especially when the CSR is still offering a better value proposition via travel portal redemptions.
To be honest, CSR redemption are way better for people who arenít interested in travelling first or business like I am. Transferring points directly to United is great for travel to Europe on Star Alliance members.

Itís hard for me to find good deals for my MR points on economy. But itís possible with patience.

If you have the Amex Plat, Amex Gold and Amex BBP youíre getting way more points for when you are lucky enough to find the award flights.

Chase URs are very easy to use but Amex MRs are easier to build up and, with proper use, you can find good deals.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by lax01 View Post
Mine shows delivery by Thursday 10/11 - it also does not look like you can request a metal Gold card anymore...they must have hit a limit after 10/4
where did you get this info?

did they email it to you?
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Old Oct 6, 18, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Javier1704 View Post


To be honest, CSR redemption are way better for people who arenít interested in travelling first or business like I am. Transferring points directly to United is great for travel to Europe on Star Alliance members.

Itís hard for me to find good deals for my MR points on economy. But itís possible with patience.

If you have the Amex Plat, Amex Gold and Amex BBP youíre getting way more points for when you are lucky enough to find the award flights.

Chase URs are very easy to use but Amex MRs are easier to build up and, with proper use, you can find good deals.
I agree. I like hunting for those Business and First class redemptions. Most people I know with the CSR just want to book an economy flight and be done with it. The setup you describe (Plat, Gold, BBP) is exactly what I will have once the Gold arrives. Adding the EDP can add marginal more value as well.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
I agree. I like hunting for those Business and First class redemptions. Most people I know with the CSR just want to book an economy flight and be done with it. The setup you describe (Plat, Gold, BBP) is exactly what I will have once the Gold arrives. Adding the EDP can add marginal more value as well.
The only downside is that Amex is not as widely accepted as Visa both internationally and domestically. Thatís when my CSR comes in handy.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Javier1704 View Post


The only downside is that Amex is not as widely accepted as Visa both internationally and domestically. Thatís when my CSR comes in handy.
Yep. And AMEX bonus categories are USA only (assuming since they make most on swipe fees here). You'll always need a Visa/MC regardless of what AMEX marketing materials say.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post


Most people I know with the CSR redeem points via the travel portal at 1.5cpp. With Chase, your 1 dollar at restaurants gets you 3 UR points which turns into 4.5% cash back for travel. With AMEX, your 1 dollar at restaurants get you 4 MR points which is variable depending on what you're redeeming for. Many of the people I know just did the math and confirmed the CSR was a better card for the way they are redeeming it.

With that said, I exclusively redeem via transfer partners. So this new Gold card makes a ton of sense for me.

AMEX MR system is not as straight forward as Chase UR (which is on purpose for breakage) and people don't want to be bothered. Especially when the CSR is still offering a better value proposition via travel portal redemptions.
Very helpful analysis--thank you!
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Old Oct 6, 18, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by 355F1 View Post


where did you get this info?

did they email it to you?
Right, I didn't get any email.for card being shipped. Weird.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Javier1704 View Post
Have anyone received their Gold card yet? I applied Thursday night and it says "Pending", Shipping Method: UPS. Didn't know that Amex would also expedite it as they do with the Platinum.
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Where do you check this?
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Old Oct 6, 18, 9:36 pm
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Where do you check this?
Go like if you were to request a new card: account services -> replace lost or damaged card and expand your card. Shipping details should be there.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Javier1704 View Post


Go like if you were to request a new card: account services -> replace lost or damaged card and expand your card. Shipping details should be there.
Huh, I've never been able to add a new card to my American Express account until I have said card in my possession.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by nall View Post
Huh, I've never been able to add a new card to my American Express account until I have said card in my possession.
Did Amex sent you an email when they approved your application? Click on ďset up an online account nowĒ in the email body, fill the info and then log in with your credentials.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Javier1704 View Post
Did Amex sent you an email when they approved your application? Click on ďset up an online account nowĒ in the email body, fill the info and then log in with your credentials.
I had tried adding the card manually on the site, no go. But that worked - thanks.
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