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Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

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Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

According to Amex I can not get the 25k bonus points, due to the Zync and the 12 month thing.  So I was just going to call this morning and apply for the Platinum Card, any advice on asking to have the fee waived for the first year? Besides being nice?

 

Thank you for your appreciation.
You can certainly apply for our Platinum Card today by visiting: http://www304.americanexpress.com/getthecard/learn-about/Platinum-Card/25330
Alternatively, you can apply for the American Express Platinum Card by calling (877) 621-2639 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time) and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you.
I'd like to clarify that you will not be eligible to receive 25,000 bonus points on spending $2,000.00 in the first 3 months of Cardmembership.
As per the offer terms and conditions, welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or ZYNC, Green or Gold Card or Platinum Card account within the last 90 days.
I hope you find this information useful. Should you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely, Rajiv Jacob Email Servicing Team American Express Interactive Services

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

Afaik getting the AF waived on th platinum card won't happen, at least it hasn't in my experience with them, others who may have been so lucky may want to chime in though...


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Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

I've never heard of anyone getting their Platinum's first year annual fee waived.  Honestly, I don't think it's possible.  Maybe every now and then a few people get targeted offers for that, but I'm pretty sure Amex wants to avoid people getting the Platinum for one year and using all the benefits extensively and closing before the fee hits.

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Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

As the others stated, they never waive the annual fee. The only targeted offer I have seen that is worth it, is 100000 Membership Reward points after spending so much. That covers the annual fee for two years so it is an alright offer.

Super Contributor

Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

I tried but was told that only if there was some major issues on their end that resulted in a customer dissatisfaction, they can't waive it.




Member

Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

Yeah, I did really think about it that way. But I kinda thought since I am not able to get any bonus I should or may ask. But it will not deter me from getting it, if approved.

Member

Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

Just got off the phone with American Express, I applied for the Platinum. No budging on the AF which I was fine with, but asked anyways. CSR was really nice but said the computer blah blah blah and that it would take an hour to find out. So I am waiting to see what will be the outcome..

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Re: Is it possible to waive the AF for the Platinum?

Keep us posted!

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