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I want an AMEX Green. But why????

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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


528491 wrote:

It's mostly speculation, but there are rumors floating around that the Zync will be brought back soon. The best part is that it pays for itself on Small Business Saturday ($25 credit), so the AF is effectively zero. 


Do you have any links to the rumors? I couldn't find anything in a quick google search, but as a college student this definitely appeals to me.

20 years old | 4 Cards in my wallet | TU (3/28/14) 743
January 2013 - 1st Financial Bank USA Platinum VISA ($500 --> $1,500)
June 2013- Discover IT Student ($1,500 --> $1,800 --> $2,100), Citi Forward Student ($1,500 --> $2,900)
December 2013 - Macy's American Express ($1,000 --> $3,000)
February 2014 - American Express Blue Cash Everyday ($3,000), Chase Freedom ($2,000)
April 2014 - Sallie Mae MasterCard ($3,800)
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


leoment wrote:

You want one because Amex has succeeded in building it's name/prestige.  I did the same with the Gold PRG - apped, got it, loved it for a while, then realized it matched neither my income nor spending patterns.

 

It's a great card to have, but if you know from the jump it doesn't match your lifestyle, save yourself the HP.


+1! You have to spend a ton of money for MR points to be worth much of anything. 


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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

I think Jetblue Amex is the lowest AF at 40 bucks.
Starting Score: EX: 678 EQ: 677 TU: 667 03/06/2013
Current Score: EX: 684 EQ: 687 TU: 705 03/31/2014 / Last App: 08/04/2013 / In the Garden Until: 01/04/2013

      NPSL           $5000           $3000           $3000           $2500           $2000           $1000            $1000           $1000           
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


leoment wrote:

You want one because Amex has succeeded in building it's name/prestige.  I did the same with the Gold PRG - apped, got it, loved it for a while, then realized it matched neither my income nor spending patterns.

 

It's a great card to have, but if you know from the jump it doesn't match your lifestyle, save yourself the HP.


^^^^This

 

I have the Zync and the Gold PRG.  The Zync I decided to keep.  The Gold I will close in January.  

 

If the Plat comes out w/ a 75-100k offer around Feb-April, I will get it for the sign-up bonus, and then kill it after 1 year.

5/2012: 560 credit scores across the board
12/2014 750+
3/2017 780+
5/2017 800+
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

I spend about $2000 monthly, so I think the Green would fit perfectly,  gold & prg seems a bit more out of my league.  Plus, the green is like the signature color for Amex, at least that's what I think of.

JPM Ritz Carlton $8k I UMP Club $8k I CSP $8k | Chase Hyatt $5k I AMEX Green NPSL I AMEX Delta $2k I Citi AA $2k | C1 QS $4.5k
BOA UNC-CH Alumni $6k I Hawaiian WEMC $3k I Arrival $6.5k I IT $1.5k | Merrill+ $2k | Lowes $12k | Apple $2k | +23more
Scores: EQ:671 (FICO 11) EX:686 (FICO N/C) TU:686 (FICO N/C) *8-5-14*
Overall UTIL: 14% *Gardening Since: 1/20/16*
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


sergi0wned wrote:

528491 wrote:

It's mostly speculation, but there are rumors floating around that the Zync will be brought back soon. The best part is that it pays for itself on Small Business Saturday ($25 credit), so the AF is effectively zero. 


Do you have any links to the rumors? I couldn't find anything in a quick google search, but as a college student this definitely appeals to me.


Here are the rumors I was referring to.


     $1500            $1500             $2500             $2500             NPSL         
Starting EQ: 646 - Current EQ: 693 - Goal EQ for 12/2013: >720
Gardening from 7/2013 until 1/2014
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

That's very interesting!  I am definitely going to have to keep a look out for that!

AMEX BCE- $12,600 I Discover IT- $10,000 I Chase Freedom- $7,000 I Citi Double Cash- $3,300 I Best Buy- $2,800 I Bayport CU Visa- $1,000
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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


eagles08 wrote:
I keep looking at the green card but I don't even know why! Just to have it I guess! Status wise and I like the look! I'd probably never use it and the perks seem like those which I'd never be able to take advantage of! On top of all that I'm not too fond of annual fees since I don't really spend enough to make it worth it! So what keeps attracting me to this card? Oh, btw, I hate the garden. Its not for me....

My dad used to have one when I was little, and I thought it was a rich person credit card.  Plus, it's the OG of all credit cards (except for Diners Club, I know).  I wouldn't mind having one, but I'm on the same boat as you--the perks are pretty much useless to me.

 

Honestly, if you're gonna waste an inquiry, get a CLI on your Freedom, or go for the CSP or the Costco Amex.


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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????


yudeology101 wrote:

Is Zync coming back?   Anyways,  I've applied for the Delta Gold last week and instantly got denied, followed by apping for Green.  I should've apped for the Green first, then the Delta.  I'm going to push my luck in 3 months once my new cards age a bit.  I just love the look of the Green card though, you can't beat the classy look to it


OP - I agree! I want one bad, but I am waiiiitttinggg. And I want a PRG now that I see you get the 25K points w/$1k spending. Plus we do some traveling and it would be baller status I think to bust that baby out when you're checking into your hotel room

Southwest: $9k - Discover It $1,900 - Amazon $2,900 - CAP1 - $1,500 - QuickSilver (FKA Orchard) - $900 - J. Crew $1K - LOFT $1K - Nordstroms $1K - Amex BCE - $3,000
Scores: Credit Karma 687, Credit Sesame 660- EQ 643 - EX 665 (from Amex)- TQ 655 Lender Pull: 693


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Re: I want an AMEX Green. But why????

@QueenBeeOC

lol @ baller status. I never felt that way but I will think about it next time I check in. Smiley LOL
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