Disappointed! I requested a Rose Gold non-contactless card via chat on 10/4/18. I followed up with a call. I was told all cards are non-contactless unless contactless is requested. I was also told expedited delivery was not possible.
Burned 1000 calories running to my mailbox last week. FINALLY, it arrived Saturday. A contactless Rose Gold card that feels a lot like hard plastic!
Phoned this morning to make a second request for a non-contactless card. The CSR seemed unfamiliar with the term. So, I requested a chip and signature only card. Which he was happy to expedite. "You can expect to receive your replacement card on October 25, 2018." Excuse me, that’s expedited? "Yes, madam it is, with our current number of requests."
AMEX Gold Card (10/18) - NPSL
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Discover It (03/17) - $3.2k
I got the contactless version, and it is sandwiched, the top portion is metal, the bottom is some kind of plastic, it looks pretty obvious. I kinda wanna order a non-contactless version to do weight comparisons, havent seen anyone do that yet.
I take it that, that version would be completely metal? Hmmmmmm.
Can you have two cards or will it have to be a replacement card?
What's important is that we know that it exists. Most reps are clueless about it. I requested one last night and should get it 2 days from now. We'll see if I get the contactless or non.
My metal card was due to arrive on the 17th of this month should I give it another week before I call to invalidate that card and request for a resend? I called and the auto-robotic lady said I should have gotten the card and provided me with options. I have not spoken to a live CSR. This has happened to me before with my CITI DCB. Eager beaver here requested for a resend and sure enough the day after I got the dam card... What do you guys think?
Okay so how many of you are still waiting for the gold metal version via snail mail? ::: raising hand :::
So looks like the first card the rep cancelled to instead send a non contactless was the first one I received last week. I ended up receiving the non contactless today. Since no one has commented on the differences here it is.
They are literally the same thing altough for whatever reason the contactless feels more rigid and not as easy to bend. But they feel the same weight. I don't have a scale unfortunetly. I wonder if this is due to the larger chip in the contactless?
Anyway the NON contactless is still sandwhiched, it just doesn't have the contactless chip in there.
Here are the pics:
This is weird as I just got off the phone with CSR as my orig upgrade request was lost in the mail so I asked and confirmed that the resend will be contactless vs. the usual swipe and smile quite the opposite? I'll keep you posted when I actually get it and see what arrives... NOTE: good luck on the 'Rose Gold' for those who want this option sounds like a long wait and coming if that. I wanted to test the waters heheh...