Platinum Card Swap

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  1. zshanlon

    zshanlon Silver Member

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    I need some help here.

    Im thinking about applying for the Mercades Benz Platinum Card and canceling my current Platinum card I opened a few months ago. Do you think I would I be eligible for the full 50k MR sign up bonus?
     
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  2. mommypoints

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    That is what is being reported as it is a separate product. Just make sure the offer you use doesn't say "for first time Amex cardholders" and you should be fine.
     
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  3. zshanlon

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    What a day. I get good news about the Platinum Card and a reply from THE Mommy Points.
     
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    Ha ha. And I got to answer a question from The Zshanlon. Everyone is a winner! I'm actually considering a Plat card swap myself, though I may be going to the Business version. We'll see. If I don't do it this year, I certainly will next year. Good luck!
     
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  5. NYBanker
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    There are a number of benefits that come with the regular Platinum card that don't come with the MB-edition. Do you lease a Mercedes?
     
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    What are some of them? I was under the mistaken impression that the benefits were the same.
     
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    Amex and Mercedes must have a unique agreement. With solely AMEX charge cards they specifically state in the T&C that existing charge card holders are ineligible for a bonus. Thus, you must cancel your card, wait a bit, then apply. It can be an annoyance.
     
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    They have the same benefits by all reports - the only difference is that the MB has some extra Mercedes related benefits.
     
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  9. rdraper

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    Looks to me like the Mercedes card does not include the $200 airline credit, but rather has a
    $100 annual reward certificate
    good toward Mercedes-Benz Accessories.
     
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  11. mommypoints

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    It doesn't say it, but it does have it. I have asked their rep via Facebook a while back and have read reports where people have it. Hope someone with the card in hand can verify for ya. ;)
     
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    I do. And i can confirm that i got the $200 airline credit already last year. (on top of the others as well, including SPG gold, Priority Pass, etc.)
     
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    Thanks for confirming. Looks like AmEx needs to improve their marketing material.
     
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  14. NYBanker
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    Answered over the last few posts. Perhaps the MB-Plat materials don't list all the benefits, but some are saying they are all there anyway!
     

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