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Canadian personal Platinum card refresh (February 2019)

Canadian personal Platinum card refresh (February 2019)

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  • Metal card
  • 3 MR/$ on dining, 2 MR on travel & 1 MR on everything else
  • Annual fee $699
  • Additional Cards $175 annually for Platinum Cards, $50 annually for Gold Cards
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Old Feb 9, 19, 6:30 pm
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Canadian personal Platinum card refresh (February 2019)

Looks like a refresh is coming next week
https://canadiankilometers.boardinga...tinum-refresh/
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Old Feb 9, 19, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by theranj View Post
Looks like a refresh is coming next week
https://canadiankilometers.boardinga...tinum-refresh/
Interesting. The article completely omitted the HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard that also does not have foreign transaction fee.

https://www.hsbc.ca/1/2/personal/ban...ite-mastercard

This is my preferred card when I travel outside of Canada.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:39 am
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I believe it is referencing cards with no foreign exchange fees and no annual fee. HSBC has an annual fee.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by allbrosca View Post
I believe it is referencing cards with no foreign exchange fees and no annual fee. HSBC has an annual fee.
The HSBC comes with a $100 travel credit, similar to the Amex Platinum. So it is effectively free for Premier customers or $50 for non-Premier customers.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 1:38 am
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Amex Platinum also silently lost the Platinum Dining benefit which brought garanteed amenities (such as a free sude dish or drink, or an upgraded table) at partner restaurants when booked through the concierge (sometimes just flashing the Plat card was sufficient)

Now they silently eliminated this benefit and replaced it with "Global Dining Collection" smoke&mirror which has fewer partner restaurants and doesn't spell out which amenities one is entitled to.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:06 am
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Hopefully they will not increase the fee! Also would love it if they waive the foreign transaction fee. Partially living in EU would have love to use the card for big purchases.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:23 am
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I think there's very little chance that they won't increase the fee. Or, they may keep it at $699 but change the $200 travel credit into something more restrictive like they have in the US.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:54 pm
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As cool as the "Metal card" factor is, it's a novelty. I'd rather have a plastic card that has new upgraded benefits rather than esthetics.
Now if they include the "fancy suitcase" then I'd say that's something! LOL
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Old Feb 13, 19, 4:55 am
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Relaunch details

I just signed into my platinum card account and saw some of the new details:
- 3 MR/$ on dining, 2 MR on travel & 1 MR on everything else
- same annual fee and travel credit

I don't see any other changes yet but I'm going to take a closer look.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 6:42 am
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Today's the day. Let's see what they got up their sleeves! Hoping for the best, expecting not so much...
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Old Feb 13, 19, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by teriyaki View Post
Today's the day. Let's see what they got up their sleeves! Hoping for the best, expecting not so much...
check the post above yours...

and yes, it's a metal card. Details here: https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/e...platinum-card/
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Old Feb 13, 19, 7:42 am
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Still some work to do- still mentions Starwood hotel membership for example...
As a middle-Cdn, will need to see if the metal card exceeds the current plastic in removing frost from the truck windows
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Old Feb 13, 19, 8:23 am
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and yes, it's a metal card.
I logged in and did not see an option to request the Metal Card, I called in and the processed over the phone; only unfortunate thing is that the last 4 digits will change
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Old Feb 13, 19, 8:27 am
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I logged in and did not see an option to request the Metal Card, I called in and the processed over the phone; only unfortunate thing is that the last 4 digits will change
Thanks for that info, especially about the last 4 digits - that will be a factor in deciding if I want to switch to a metal card.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 8:53 am
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Do I remember correctly that we used to get 1.25 point/$1 on all purchases?
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