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lazylane
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.

When I log into my account and click on benefits, it shows a picture of a green card instead of the zync. I don't know if it's always been that way though...:smileyindifferent:

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flowfaster
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.

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I will miss the eco pack the most. 2x points at Trader Joes and Walmart.  Anyway, I think it's still worth it to keep the Zync because of all the Sync deals and SBS.  Just take your loved one out to dinner on SBS and the AF pays for itself.  I also got $400 worth of best buy gift cards for $200 using a Sync deal last year. Plus you get a NPSL.  Only time will tell what happens to the mysterious Zync card.

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chan85
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.


lazylane wrote:

When I log into my account and click on benefits, it shows a picture of a green card instead of the zync. I don't know if it's always been that way though...:smileyindifferent:


That's what mine has been doing too! Ever since I got that letter!

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ilovelisa
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.


chan85 wrote:

lazylane wrote:

When I log into my account and click on benefits, it shows a picture of a green card instead of the zync. I don't know if it's always been that way though...:smileyindifferent:


That's what mine has been doing too! Ever since I got that letter!


Even before I got the letter, when I click on benefits, it shows this guy with a platinum card and his review about it, it just takes me to a screen to apply for another card.

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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.


ilovelisa wrote:

chan85 wrote:

lazylane wrote:

When I log into my account and click on benefits, it shows a picture of a green card instead of the zync. I don't know if it's always been that way though...:smileyindifferent:


That's what mine has been doing too! Ever since I got that letter!


Even before I got the letter, when I click on benefits, it shows this guy with a platinum card and his review about it, it just takes me to a screen to apply for another card.


i never tried doing this before but i can confirm, it shows zync then gives me an error and then reloads with the green, doesnt show anything about apping though just shows the benifits. 

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awal
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.

Has anyone started to receive Pack Credits? I received a $5 credit for the Eco Pack. Its been a few months, but I'm positive the Eco Pack didn't have an associated fee.

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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.

I got the eco and health & fitness packs thus far, total credit of 33 bucks.



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jla84
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.


awal wrote:
Has anyone started to receive Pack Credits? I received a $5 credit for the Eco Pack. Its been a few months, but I'm positive the Eco Pack didn't have an associated fee.

I received the $5 credit for the Eco Pack as well, and I know it didn't have a fee. Maybe it's more of a goodwill kind of thing? 


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MsLadyRover
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.

I just checked my account and I received a $5 credit yesterday for the Eco Pack also.



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Open123
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Re: Amex canceling Zync Packs.

I think people who use and realize the value of this card is really gonna miss it.  

 

I still remember when it debuted with waived annual fee for first year + 10K MR bonus on first spend.  I thought it was one of the best Amex cards when used propery.  The initial restaurant pack had $5 gift cards to Coldstone, Dunkin Donuts, and a few other places; but, the best was the $50 Morton's card after spending $150.  Eco pack combined with dining conferred 3X MR points at tons of places, not to mention this was the *only* card that offered 2X spending at Costco.

 

I surmise the issue with Amex was that the "target" market didn't app or use the card, but their "regular" cardmembers starting using the the card for accelererated MR points earnings cannibalizing some of their spending on their regular Charge cards.  Not very profitable when a person *only* spends on the bonus, then stops immediately at $5K and using only the packs with GC reimbursements.


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