422,860,000 AmEx Points from Single Purchase

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  1. MX

    MX Gold Member

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    It's a pretty good rate to earn that many points from a USD 36 million charge (see below). It's probably available only to HK residents.
     
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    A few years ago I used my Amex Platinum to purchase an authentic espresso cup at a Starbucks in Europe. There is no photo of me drinking out of it, but it's now in my private espresso cup collection at home (Angelina Jolie is invited to visit any time).

    I think I got 5 MR points for the purchase.
     
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    The reward rate in HK seems to be 1.5 points per HKD. I'd be curious at what rate those pts can be transferred to other programs.
     
  4. WilliamQ

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    If I have these kind of money (to splurge) .... *sigh*.. wake up buddy, wake up...
     
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    Now that is funny! :p

    Do you have any idea if that particular espresso cup is "one of the most faked and most revered pieces of porcelain" from Starbucks? ;)
     
  6. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Well, it's certainly most revered by me as a precious souvenir of my travels to far-flung shores where I explored fine faux-Italian beverages from an American coffee house chain.

    I doubt it's most faked; they had plenty on the shelves ;)
     
  7. WilliamQ

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    A little off topic but to be young and rich...
    With this kind of wealth, they can buy not just 1 cup, they can easily affort the whole set :)

    The Youngest Billionaires in the World 2014
    http://www.billionairesaustralia.com/youngest-billionaires-world-2014/?OutbrainSing

    10) Drew Houston (30) $1 billion
    9) Fahd Hariri (33) $1.2 billion
    8) Perenna Kei (24) $1.3 billion
    7) Anton Kathrein Jnr (29) $1.35 billion
    6) Albert von Thurn und Taxis (30) $1.6 billion
    5) Eduardo Saverin (31) $4.1 billion
    4) Scott Duncan (31) $6.3 billion
    3) Dustin Moskovitz (30) $6.8 billion
    2) Yang Huiyan (32) $6.9 billion
    1) Mark Zuckerberg (29) $28.5 billion
     
  8. Counsellor
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    Is that in Aussie dollars? :D
     
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    Those could have all been fakes, you know . . . :rolleyes:
     
  10. WilliamQ

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    Hahaha. I don't believe so... usually these who's who wealth stuff are all denominated in USD.
    After all USD is the world currency right :)

    So either inherit or invent some tech stuff while in college
    It seems most runaway success stories always start off while in college.

    Either that, go to Hollywood and put on a metal suit? :D

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorothy...again-tops-forbes-list-of-top-earning-actors/

     
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  11. Terry Yap

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    I should have studied harder in tech stuff in college :p
     
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    I should have taken typing in High School instead of Shop. Who knew keyboards would be the wave of the future?
     
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    Maybe I should have gone to college.
    Heck, maybe I should have graduated high school.

    Nah, the 8th grade diploma was sufficient. Now if I could only find it.
     
  14. Deal2020

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    Very rich people do not need the points.
     
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    Someone has to tell you that you are rich so if that never happens you can keep up chasing frequent flyer points and show how you can act a bit nutty.
     
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    Many of the rich fly in coach, and they do use points..,one even rides Amtrak, once in a while..

    Their HR Department tracks them, and retains the points booked , with their own ASTA Number, since they pay the bill,,,who cares.,,

    Flash your card at the desk, no points, but they will give you the upgrades..,
     
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