Maybe I'm alone on this one, but I really feel that for all American Express wants to be (high-end, home of big spenders, Centurion card aspirants, etc.) that they really are trying to peddle schlock. I get offers for "free" garbage like calendars all the time - all I have to do is to pay shipping and handling! It's garbage all the way. Today, I got an offer to join some club, with the promise of two $100 restaurant certificates. Of course, these aren't really generic "restaurant" certificates - they're Restaurant.com certificates, which often cost about $10 each - or even less through an affiliate. If I had to guess, I'd say Amex pays nothing for them - they just help get some traffic to Restaurant.com's website. Oh - and should I cancel this membership to this club that they're hawking, I still get to keep the certificates free! Please. Am I alone in thinking that a company that shoots as high-end as possible is making a mistake with this nonsense? Keep for your records? Really? And that cheesy metallic label I need to affix to my acceptance certificate? It's like Publishers Clearing House circa 1984. This is a company that can partner with SPG, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Fine Hotels and Resorts, Mercedes Benz, etc. They also want to be in bed with Restaurant.com?