Best Economy for Cross Country Flights and Amex in Hand-to-Hand Combat With Chase

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  1. The AmEx spend must explain while I was solicited and now have new Gold card with big sign up bonus and waived annual fee even though I’ve had Gold cards before

  2. Why? How much do you spend on your Amex cards? How come I didn’t get that offer?

  3. Speaking of hand to hand combat with Chase, I haven’t used my Business Platinum at all in the last 6 months after charging 20k in the first month and they just sent me a 50k bonus point offer to start spending on it again. It’s 40k pts for 5k and another 10k pts for 5k more spend. Yes please!

  4. They would get more sign ups if they ended the only one sign up per lifetime of each card type. I keep getting offers for the Deltas cards except I had all of them at one time another. Though Delta emails me quarterly for a Gold Delta card for 50k, 60k at Xmas. I’m hesitant to apply, but $1k spend is an easy to achieve….

  5. Odd I thought the republicans were supposed to be for less regulation and letting the market sort itself out. Hypocrites.

  6. @Bill – huh? ha?, where in the hell did that come from? hahaha……I thought we were talking about AMEX vs. Chase! You’re in the wrong blog forum buddy. I think you meant to go to HuffPost.

    Whew! anyway, if AMEX considers themselves to be in combat with Chase, the, first, they have to get rid of the “OIAL” rule. Secondly, they must improve there Platinum offerings by way of bonus categories and not increase the fee on the Personal version…and stop giving candy and deciding to slice the candy in half. Chase CSR just beats the crap out of the Platinums. Hey AMEX, this is a war that you are clearly losing and you look foolish at it.

  7. @Bill
    Foreign governments using their national wealth to bankroll massive losses aimed at bankrupting companies that have to raise capital on the merits of their profitability is not competition, it’s espionage.

  8. I got the same offer as Rob yesterday by email, no sign-up or registration necessary, for a business platinum that I carry for the benefits and almost never use.

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