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Old Apr 23, 19, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by s0ssos View Post
.... It is from Wework.
Do you think this makes it more, or less, likely to be cancelled when the card account is closed?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Do you think this makes it more, or less, likely to be cancelled when the card account is closed?
How would wework know you cancelled your Amex card?
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Old Apr 24, 19, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by s0ssos View Post
How would wework know you cancelled your Amex card?
American Express will notify them.
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Old Apr 24, 19, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
American Express will notify them.
Just thinking about Amex's top priorities when you close your card ...
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Old Apr 24, 19, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by s0ssos View Post
Just thinking about Amex's top priorities when you close your card ...
Automated process.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 2:09 pm
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Been using this for 2 months. It's basically the same as the $450/month plan they offer near me. I hope it lasts more than a year.
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Old May 1, 19, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
American Express will notify them.
I cancelled my Biz Plat a couple of months ago but still have WeWork access . Just got my May statement from WeWork and it's zero'd out again.
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Old May 1, 19, 9:19 am
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I just successfully signed up for the WeWork benefit. Took me about 30 seconds. Same thing: got an email citing I'll receive a second email within 2-3 biz days. Will have it through May 31, 2020. The building I'm going to work out of is $380/mo, so this gets me $4,560 in value right off the bat. Better believe I'm writing off the annual fee!
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Old May 9, 19, 4:15 pm
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officially you can't gift the membership, but has anyone tried putting someone else's name during signup?
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Old May 22, 19, 2:38 pm
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I was wondering the same thing, I have the option to put whichever name in on the we work sign up page. Plat card shows a different name, do they check id to match amex plat card or?
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Old May 23, 19, 3:22 pm
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I was wondering the same thing, I have the option to put whichever name in on the we work sign up page. Plat card shows a different name, do they check id to match amex plat card or?
I doubt it. I keep getting emails asking me to add payment information to my account If they aren't connecting the dots on that, I can't imagine they're connecting any others...

Haven't yet made it into a wework despite passing by them in DC, SF, NY, and Paris in the last 2 weeks. I have a membership at a Carr Workplaces that works just fine (including 24/7 access at my "home " location) but will pop into wework at some point to check it out. One of my clients mentioned that the offices are absolutely tiny, and it's as loud (hard wood & metal non-noise-absorbing surfaces) as I would imagine it is, so I'm inclined to think it won't be my thing... but we shall see...
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Old May 25, 19, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
I doubt it. I keep getting emails asking me to add payment information to my account If they aren't connecting the dots on that, I can't imagine they're connecting any others...

Haven't yet made it into a wework despite passing by them in DC, SF, NY, and Paris in the last 2 weeks. I have a membership at a Carr Workplaces that works just fine (including 24/7 access at my "home " location) but will pop into wework at some point to check it out. One of my clients mentioned that the offices are absolutely tiny, and it's as loud (hard wood & metal non-noise-absorbing surfaces) as I would imagine it is, so I'm inclined to think it won't be my thing... but we shall see...
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I just successfully signed up for the WeWork benefit. Took me about 30 seconds. Same thing: got an email citing I'll receive a second email within 2-3 biz days. Will have it through May 31, 2020. The building I'm going to work out of is $380/mo, so this gets me $4,560 in value right off the bat. Better believe I'm writing off the annual fee!
You're not actually getting $4,560 in value. The membership is hobbled - you don't get meeting room credits, get guests - which is whatever. However, you also don't even get a building access card. So if your Wework is three floors (like mine is), then you're stuck to one. You can't go to a location at 8am or 630pm, or anytime on weekends. I'm not sure if the other floors have more comfortable workspaces, but the main floor at my location only has chairs with hard wooden backs, and shared long tables. Honestly, not better than the study halls in college (although my school had good architecture and many new buildings). No way in hell would I pay $400 or even $100 for such a limited membership. A dedicated desk or private office, maybe. But I'm honestly shocked anyone spends that much on a hotdesk when there are so many other options in any major city. There probably isn't, which is why WeWork is bleeding a crap ton of money.

Edit: Oh, you're also not guaranteed a space if all the 'amex' spots are booked, as opposed to a hotdesk membership which guarantees space at your home location.
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Old May 29, 19, 3:40 pm
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Word to the wise, sign up at the BEGINNING of the month. I signed up the other day and it has my membership end date as May 31, 2020. If I'd just waited a few days I'd have all of June 2020 as well.

Also, as to the value of the WeWork membership, if I sit at Starbucks with crappy wifi and spend $5, and I do this twice a week, I've already covered my AF with the free (good*) coffee and numerous other freebies that vendors come in with almost every day.

*Good coffee means light-roast hipster coffee which a lot of people don't think is even coffee. YMMV.
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Old May 31, 19, 9:23 pm
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You should have received a building access card when you went in the first time to complete the process. Still limited to 9-6, but when you've booked a workspace you should have access to all common space floors via keycard.

Originally Posted by yerffej201 View Post
You're not actually getting $4,560 in value. The membership is hobbled - you don't get meeting room credits, get guests - which is whatever. However, you also don't even get a building access card. So if your Wework is three floors (like mine is), then you're stuck to one. You can't go to a location at 8am or 630pm, or anytime on weekends. I'm not sure if the other floors have more comfortable workspaces, but the main floor at my location only has chairs with hard wooden backs, and shared long tables. Honestly, not better than the study halls in college (although my school had good architecture and many new buildings). No way in hell would I pay $400 or even $100 for such a limited membership. A dedicated desk or private office, maybe. But I'm honestly shocked anyone spends that much on a hotdesk when there are so many other options in any major city. There probably isn't, which is why WeWork is bleeding a crap ton of money.

Edit: Oh, you're also not guaranteed a space if all the 'amex' spots are booked, as opposed to a hotdesk membership which guarantees space at your home location.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 12:08 am
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You should have received a building access card when you went in the first time to complete the process. Still limited to 9-6, but when you've booked a workspace you should have access to all common space floors via keycard.
Some locations have the black wework card function as the building access card. I'm referring to a situation where this is not the case. The Wework card will not work for the elevators, only a white building card specific to that building will. I've double checked with multiple people - no building access card - only the black wework card is given out for AMEX Global Access. The common floor space on the other two floors are apparently 'not' common - only for those with private offices on those floors. Whether that's true, I have no idea.
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