I just got off the phone with CapOne. They told me my account wasn't eligible for the metal card right now but i will be eligible next month for some reason...? So they are going to call me on the 28th of March to let me know..
Keep us posted. I may call them to see if I can get mine converted if they convert yours. In the past Capital One issued Venture metal cards to new Cardmembers for a limited time.They would never convert existing cardmembers cards to metal. Why I have no idea. Maybe they will relax that rule for Savor.
In hindsight I should have asked why I wasn't eligible and why waiting a month makes a difference. It seemed kind of odd at the time.
The CSR also mentioned they have been getting a lot of calls asking about the metal cards so my call wasn't out of the ordinary. She did say my Venture card couldn't be converted because it is a Venture one, Maybe the regular Venture can be now?
I will update this when I hear back.
What about someone that currently has a plastic Savor card that reports it lost/stolen. Will the replacement card be metal? If no one has attempted this yet, I'm quite willing to take one for the team and find out. If it works and the replacement card is the new material, I could see lots of people being told "no" when requesting the conversion suddenly "misplacing" their card...
I've been wondering this myself.
I requested a new card once they stopped making them upside-down (that design always annoyed me) but it was before they started issuing new accounts with metal cards, so I'm not a data point for that.
For me it will also depend on how "pre-fab" their blanks are, since my account isn't WEMC like the new accounts are (it's only a Platinum).
I requested a new card a few days after seeing that they were sending out metal cards. I still had the version with the chip on the wrong side. I recieved the card a few days ago and it was still plastic but with the updated chip placement and Savor in white on the front. My account was originally a Platinum Preferred that got converted to Savor but is just a "platinum" account, no WEMC for me. Only good thing is i'm grandfathered in for $0 annual fee so that's a plus
Mine too came from a PC from Platinum to Savor, grandfathered with no AF and it's a regular MC not a WEMC. Not sure if any of that matters with respect to the card material conversation. I guess I can hold off a little bit and see what happens in the next month or so and at that time if nothing has changed go ahead and report the card lost and see what they send me.