I had used roadside assistance a few times. I'll see what my other cards offer and may get AAA again.
Looks like Costco and Rewards+ are the leaders again on extended warranties - unless Citi nerfs it like they did on most other cards.
Amex is only getting rid of the Roadside Assistance Hotline, not the Premium Roadside Assistance.
Where did you read that? The TPG article doesn't go into detail.
Finally, American Express is removing two underutilized benefits across the board: Travel Accident Insurance, which covers expenses specifically related to death or dismemberment during a covered trip, and Roadside Assistance. Amex reports that fewer than 1% of cardmembers have utilized these benefits, so the impact should be limited here."
I called Amex CSR. Premium Roadside Assistance will remain. TPG just updated their article.
This is fantastic news! The only downside for me appears to be losing Roadside Assistance. I've only used it about 4 or 5 times over the years (that works out to about once every 4 years), but it was always a nice added value and I've never needed AAA or similar coverage due to it.
@K-in-Boston I only keep AAA because of the nice discount I get on Marriott properties.
Would be nice if Travel protection was on Gold as well, that's the main reason I don't use that card for travel purchases.
According to Dans deals, premium roadside assistance is going bye bye.
Will be interesting to see who’s right.
We will find out next week. Hopefully, the Premium Roadside Assistance stays around. Saves me $7 a month not having to get Roadside service from my car insurance.
Same here with my last two cars. Which begs the question, could I elect to have that coverage taken off the Price? Because I'me sure we're pyinfg for it. lol
But if it's covered on most Amex CC I carry, then there's no need to have it included with my Vehicle.