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AMEX Platinum

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A pilot is a pilot. An NFO is something else.
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Good stuff, thanks for that, guys.
Knowing where you're headed, it will absolutely be worth it. If you all keep staying at the same hotel in Vegas, you'll hit Hilton Diamond status easily, and you'll get extra perks at the Grand Vacations with the Gold status that comes with the card. There's a Centurion lounge in the Vegas airport as well. Even if they didn't waive the annual fee, I would've easily gotten my money's worth having the Platinum Card for the last few years.
 

DanMa1156

Land of the Milk and Honey.
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FWIW - the AMEX Platinum has a new benefit - you get 2 $50 credits (split before June and after June) to spend at Saks 5th Avenue throughout the year.
 

villanelle

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Any chance you can buy gift cards with that credit? (Which can be given as gifts or sold through a gift card reseller?) If not, I suspect I can find some random gift for my mother-in-law that costs about $50 at Saks...
 

FlyinSpy

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Any chance you can buy gift cards with that credit? (Which can be given as gifts or sold through a gift card reseller?) If not, I suspect I can find some random gift for my mother-in-law that costs about $50 at Saks...
Like a bar spoon, a bar cutting board, and a sweet hoodie (not pictured...). $51.26
 

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DanMa1156

Land of the Milk and Honey.
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Any chance you can buy gift cards with that credit? (Which can be given as gifts or sold through a gift card reseller?) If not, I suspect I can find some random gift for my mother-in-law that costs about $50 at Saks...
According to The Points Guy, no, they aren't valid for that, but his post hasn't tested it yet.
Like a bar spoon, a bar cutting board, and a sweet hoodie (not pictured...). $51.26
Dang. Well done. You're doing it right.
 

AllYourBass

Mistrap Queen
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So I've been mulling this one over. I opened my Sapphire Preferred (and later Reserve) both after commissioning and have been paying the associated fee. As I understand it, I am ineligible for the waiver because I opened the card after joining rather than before.

However, has anybody had any luck with closing their card at the 24-month mark and reopening a new account, thus re-earning the points benefit and also meriting a fee waiver thanks to reopening after 20 SEP 2017?

For all the years of my service remaining, I'd be pretty stoked to pull that off...
 

Tycho_Brohe

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So I've been mulling this one over. I opened my Sapphire Preferred (and later Reserve) both after commissioning and have been paying the associated fee. As I understand it, I am ineligible for the waiver because I opened the card after joining rather than before.

However, has anybody had any luck with closing their card at the 24-month mark and reopening a new account, thus re-earning the points benefit and also meriting a fee waiver thanks to reopening after 20 SEP 2017?

For all the years of my service remaining, I'd be pretty stoked to pull that off...
Might be out of luck on the sign-up bonus:
https://thepointsguy.com/news/chase-sapphire-bonus-waiting-period-now-48-months/
 

AllYourBass

Mistrap Queen
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IrishNavy05

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Call their military service department and apply for benefits under MLA rather than SCRA. They will waive the annual fee. Worked for me and several friends.
 

SynixMan

Professional CCX Wrangler
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Call their military service department and apply for benefits under MLA rather than SCRA. They will waive the annual fee. Worked for me and several friends.
Did you open before Sep 2017? I got mine in Jan 17 and they were unwilling to waive under the MLA.
 

Hopeful Hoya

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Not sure what I did but I got my card in Jan 17 (post commissioning), called in May of 17 and asked for SCRA benefits, and they applied them and did not charge me the $450 fee in Jan 18. Maybe just got lucky but I would try a few times to see if you can get a different customer support person to agree to do it.
 
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