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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.


LS2982 wrote:

Open123 wrote:

I'd bet Amex will have some new launches in Q4.  Some double rewards spending in multiple categories.


I would like to see some new AMEX products! :smileyhappy:


I would like to see Amex have a card similar to the BCE that earns MR points instead of cash back. They have the Blue, but 1 MR point per $1 is not exciting... reward me for catagories, please amex :smileysurprised:


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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

Count me in for wanting another Amex card. I'm still going after the BCE, but honestly, it is of little use to me, as I get 5% back from Target where I do almost all of my grocery shopping. 


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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.


webhopper wrote:

LS2982 wrote:

Open123 wrote:

I'd bet Amex will have some new launches in Q4.  Some double rewards spending in multiple categories.


I would like to see some new AMEX products! :smileyhappy:


I would like to see Amex have a card similar to the BCE that earns MR points instead of cash back. They have the Blue, but 1 MR point per $1 is not exciting... reward me for catagories, please amex :smileysurprised:


I'm almost certain they will.  

 

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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

How about:

 

Barclays Arrival

Barclays Priceline

BofA Travel Rewards

BofA Better Balance Rewards

US Bank Cash +

US Bank Club Carlson



Each of these is arguably better than the Discover It. 


 

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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

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Yes, HLine.

 

Those are kinda new. I did jump on the Cash + myself. The others were such yawners to me that I didn't even think of them. I guess I was thinking of a real game changer from a major issuer that makes headlines.....like the Freedom or Blue Cash P or E did.....something that makes me go.....ooooh.

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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

I would luv to see a new Amex with better rewards. That would definitely get me out of the garden.
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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.


09Lexie wrote:
I would luv to see a new Amex with better rewards. That would definitely get me out of the garden.

Pure speculation, but it's nontheless fun, especially on a Sunday afternoon.  :smileyhappy:

 

I think we'll see a new Amex charge MR card with a 25K sign up bonus offering 2X points in restaurants, shipping, drugstores and supermarkets with an annual bonus if a certain spend threshold is reached.

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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

Open123,

 

What you are describing is only negligibly different from a PRG. Personally, I don't see why Fidelity (via FIA) can offer a flat 2pts/2% card on the Amex network but Amex, themselves, will not. 

 

But what would really make me jump at a new Amex is something that flat out beats the reward potential of any competitor. Why Amex, of all companies, is not the king of rewards is beyond me. 

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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

I agree- Amex seems to be dragging its heels for some reason.
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Re: Bored w/ lack of new card launches.

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As I told an Amex Survey person once with regard to my Plum Card when they called me after my survey:

 

Amex should not be getting beat by Capital One's Spark on Cash Back rewards. PERIOD. Capital One gets a lower swipe fee and has to share it with Visa while charging a lower annual fee. Amex, with the Plum, has a direct advantage on every one of those areas. Amex should be beating the Spark's rewards potential. Plain and Simple. No excuses. 

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