Closing Gold card, what would you redeem last 20k MR for?

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  1. philatravelgirl

    philatravelgirl Silver Member

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    I've had the card since 1989 (is it wrong to like that noted on the card?) but am finding MR of no real value to me anymore so thinking of closing it now that I have Chase UR. I've used most of the points and have 20k left so how would you redeem them? $200 gift card or 50% bonus transfer to BA?
    I'm going to call tomorrow and also wonder if they will offer retention offer.
     
  2. NYBanker
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    NYBanker Gold Member

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    If you can use one-way AA awards, the BA points are quite handy.
     
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    related question.. what to do with 890 remaining points before closing the Amex Gold card?
     
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    Apply them as ~$6 to an Amazon.com purchase. You'll first need to have your MR linked to an Amazon account.
     
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    Why not call Amex MR and transfer 1000 points to BA? Then you will be 110 points ~ $2.75 short (2.5 cent per point) when you close your account.
     
  6. kyunbit
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    Great suggestion. I would also be earning ~3000MR based on my purchases this month. Will I be credited the MR before closing the account?
     
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  7. cvarming
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    After your payment hits your account you can ask MR to award you the points. Hence you don't have to wait till next month.
     

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