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2019 Has anyone actually received a Centurion Card invite (except UK)?

2019 Has anyone actually received a Centurion Card invite (except UK)?

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Old Jan 1, 19, 2:57 pm
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2019 Has anyone actually received a Centurion Card invite (except UK)?

The saga continues to 2019

2018 Has anyone actually received an Centurion Card invite?
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Old Jan 1, 19, 3:31 pm
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Still no card. Ha.

Just for the sake of getting 2019 started!
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Old Jan 2, 19, 12:11 am
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Got my personal spending on credit cards up to $100,000/year

Don't think I'll qualify sadly
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Old Jan 4, 19, 5:28 am
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Received my invite the other day, I've had a Plat card since it came out in Norway some years ago — did a global card transfer to Spain 2 years ago. I've since then put approx. €150-200K on the Plat card annually, from premium travel and high-end shopping to daily groceries. Initiation fee is €3000 and the annual fee is €2000, while MR earning is 1.5 per €1 instead of the normal 1:1.

Will report back on the benefits once I get the card.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by Robbiedeluxe View Post
Received my invite the other day, I've had a Plat card since it came out in Norway some years ago ó did a global card transfer to Spain 2 years ago. I've since then put approx. Ä150-200K on the Plat card annually, from premium travel and high-end shopping to daily groceries. Initiation fee is Ä3000 and the annual fee is Ä2000, while MR earning is 1.5 per Ä1 instead of the normal 1:1.

Will report back on the benefits once I get the card.
I assume you get no one-off loyalty referral bonus, i.e. 30,000 points, through global card transfer at Amex?
Wouldn't it be better to sign up independently in the new country? not sure what credit or past spending history gives you beside Centurion invite at best?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 9:02 am
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I assume you get no one-off loyalty referral bonus, i.e. 30,000 points, through global card transfer at Amex?
I actually did receive the 40.000 MR Platinum sign-up bonus last year, I simply called and stated I had completed the spending requirement, so the agent raised a ticket with the back office team. Some days later, I received the points. Now, whether or not I was actually eligible for this, given that my application came via Global Card Transfer is another story...


Originally Posted by Gobber View Post
Wouldn't it be better to sign up independently in the new country? Not sure what credit or past spending history gives you beside Centurion invite at best?
I had no credit history in Spain, so Global Card Transfer was my only option to get a Platinum card (or any card, for that matter).
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Old Jan 5, 19, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by Robbiedeluxe View Post
Will report back on the benefits once I get the card.
welcome to the club
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Old Jan 10, 19, 2:30 am
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Wow the threshold has really changed

I thought my 850K a year on the BIZ PLAT plus some more on my SPG was good enough but seeing guys/gals with 10 MIL not getting the invite is like wowzers.

Really wanted it for the 1.5 MR because that would basically offset the fee. Plus i use a ton of MR for travel that gets around an actual useful 3.0. redemption rate. (via travel partners) Oh well..

Does anyone know how to get a Plum with 2% cash back, (might try going that route since the Centurion seems pointless) I saw in the 2018 thread someone was extended an offer on one?
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Old Jan 10, 19, 1:32 pm
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Hello, I’m pretty new here and I hope this is the right place to ask this question:

I have a German Centurion Card but have been living in the US for quiet some time now. I also have a US Platinum. I would like to cancel my Centurion Card as I rarely use it anymore and the fee is astronomical. Is there any chance of leveraging a foreign Centurion to upgrade the US Platinum to one? Is it even still possible to qualify for one over here? It sounds like the threshold is through the roof now. All this is regarding the personal centurion. Maybe someone has been in the same boat here and can offer some feedback.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Jay66 View Post
Hello, Iím pretty new here and I hope this is the right place to ask this question:

I have a German Centurion Card but have been living in the US for quiet some time now. I also have a US Platinum. I would like to cancel my Centurion Card as I rarely use it anymore and the fee is astronomical. Is there any chance of leveraging a foreign Centurion to upgrade the US Platinum to one? Is it even still possible to qualify for one over here? It sounds like the threshold is through the roof now. All this is regarding the personal centurion. Maybe someone has been in the same boat here and can offer some feedback.
You cannot transfer a foreign Centurion to a USA Centurion. The other way works though (USA Centurion to foreign Centurion through global transfer).
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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:12 am
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Thanks for the input. I guess another Idea is to try and qualify on my own - but I don’t really charge more than 200k/year to my cards so I don’t think I stand a chance in the US.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Jay66 View Post
Thanks for the input. I guess another Idea is to try and qualify on my own - but I donít really charge more than 200k/year to my cards so I donít think I stand a chance in the US.
Yes, get the Platinum Card in the US via Global Transfers and target spending >$500k/year with presumably the same mix you had in your home market.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by theboss7593 View Post
I thought my 850K a year on the BIZ PLAT plus some more on my SPG was good enough but seeing guys/gals with 10 MIL not getting the invite is like wowzers.

Really wanted it for the 1.5 MR because that would basically offset the fee. Plus i use a ton of MR for travel that gets around an actual useful 3.0. redemption rate. (via travel partners) Oh well..

Does anyone know how to get a Plum with 2% cash back, (might try going that route since the Centurion seems pointless) I saw in the 2018 thread someone was extended an offer on one?
I got the 2% plum offered last year and took it. That was offered up in lieu of the cent invitation from my rep. I phoned my rep last week and was basically shrugged off on my cent invite. 10M in aggregate spend across biz cards in 2018 and close to 300k on personal. no invite. Not playing games with them anymore, just going to start dramatically reducing spend with them. Will most likely recoup 5 figures a month just in processing fees from certain vendors. spend on Travel/Restaurant/Luxury exceeded 500k.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 6:55 am
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So...is your rep designated as a manager of business development? The way I understand it is that if you have $10mil spend, you're automatically qualified. At $5 mil, they'll consider giving you one. If you aren't using a biz developer and just using your dedicated relationship manager, they may not have the same pull.

I don't have one and I haven't been invited, but this is what I've been told.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by Music View Post
So...is your rep designated as a manager of business development? The way I understand it is that if you have $10mil spend, you're automatically qualified. At $5 mil, they'll consider giving you one. If you aren't using a biz developer and just using your dedicated relationship manager, they may not have the same pull.

I don't have one and I haven't been invited, but this is what I've been told.
yes itís specifically a biz dev rep from the OPEN department. I may be jumping the gun here because they have not gotten back to me yet, we will see as January comes to a close. I was told similar about the 5 and 10M marks.
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