Churning Platinum Cards

Old Oct 13, 19, 4:48 pm
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Churning Platinum Cards

Does anyone churn platinum cards. Ie. get the plat personal, then the plat bus, then the plat Goldman Sachs, then the plat Schwab, etc..?

Do you close one before you open the other?
Can you keep one open without closing the other and still receive the SUB?
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Old Oct 13, 19, 5:31 pm
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Yes (many people do this.) I'm currently on my third different "flavor" of Plat.

I've closed the previous one shortly after opening the successor.

Yes - they are considered separate products and thus you can receive the SUB for each despite having/have one of the other flavors.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 9:20 pm
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I actually churned the amerprise platinum in past years when it was free for the first year. Just cancelled and then waited a few weeks and opened a new one.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 9:30 pm
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I believe the ameriprise plat is no longer free first year

Originally Posted by sevcheckers28 View Post
I actually churned the amerprise platinum in past years when it was free for the first year. Just cancelled and then waited a few weeks and opened a new one.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
.... ameriprise plat is no longer free first year
Not only that, it's been discontinued:

Ameriprise Amex Platinum (discontinued October 2019)
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Old Oct 13, 19, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by EasternTraveler View Post
Can you keep one open without closing the other and still receive the SUB?

What is SUB?
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Old Oct 13, 19, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Michael El View Post
What is SUB?
Sign up bonus.

Answer is yes.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Travelchurner View Post
Sign up bonus.

Answer is yes.
Thank you. I'm prowling around over here as I'm considering AMEX Platinum when I drop my AA Citi MC next month.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 3:26 pm
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What PLATS are left?
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Old Oct 14, 19, 4:06 pm
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Ameriprise customer service sucks anyway. They wanted to charge for the second card holder even though terms said first one was free.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by EasternTraveler View Post
What PLATS are left?
Personal, Business, Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

I have the impression that the Goldman card is for employees, but I do not know why I think that. In any event we have near zero information about it.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Personal, Business, Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

I have the impression that the Goldman card is for employees, but I do not know why I think that. In any event we have near zero information about it.
WRT Goldman Sachs, as I recall from researching out of curiosity some time ago, I believe the card is offered to customers with a private banking relationship and a minimum of $10 million in assets held at GS. Additionally, the card is available to GS employees as well, but without the $10 million asset requirement.

Of course, anyone putting $10 million to work at GS, in high cost investments, just to get a Amex Platinum card would have to be out of their minds, but that is a different thread...

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Old Oct 15, 19, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by fly2 View Post
Ameriprise customer service sucks anyway. They wanted to charge for the second card holder even though terms said first one was free.
Seems like that would have been a good one to get once and dump quick.
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