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  1. M@rcoPolo

    Amex Platinum Charge - up to 200,000 bonus points

    Yes $1450 seems a bit steep but if you add all the benefits it's easy to get enough value out of it to justify the yearly fee and definitely worth it in the first year thanks to those 200k bonus points :) Adding my referral link below, if you want to share the love I'd appreciate those 45k...
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    How does Accor treat you as an Elite guest?

    They usually look after elite members very well when it comes to upgrades, although during school holidays the whole place is often fully booked. Make sure you go back with your newly minted Platinum status during a less busy period of the year and you'll definitely notice the difference!
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    AMEX Platinum Charge Benefits - Q&A

    Nice! Nope nothing here, you must be spending quite a lot on your card?!
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    Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" - bonus points given thread.

    Nice! Did you have many points in your account? I have north of 1 million points, not too keen to play the cancellation game in case the go up in smoke...
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    Amex "I'm going to cancel my card" - bonus points given thread.

    What a joke - at the end of the day some of the benefits of the Platinum Charge card are simply gone (eg access to VA lounges) others are borderline useless (eg Priority Pass) and others are much harder to redeem thanks to travel restrictions (eg travel credit, Accor Plus, etc). Big fail from...
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    Amex Business Platinum no longer offering comp Australian Financial Review subscription?

    I received the same email from AFR with subscription ending 31/10 (Platinum Charge) Card is due for renewal in November, will definitely that it up with AMEX
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    How does Accor treat you as an Elite guest?

    Sorry I never stayed at the Lindrum, I usually stay at the Sofitel (when they have decent specials) or the Pullman on The Park (not very central but only a quick tram ride to/from the CBD)
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    How does Accor treat you as an Elite guest?

    Yes I've been to the Pullman Melbourne on Swanston earlier in the year (pre-Covid), love the location being so central and the executive lounge (I'm Platinum so I get free access) but then again the lounge is probably still closed atm
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    6 * Pommery Brut Royal Champagne NV $22.50 / bottle QF wines

    Talk about surprise pack :) Actually I did order a bottle of wine to go with it so I could use the $50 discount voucher mentioned earlier and the AP tracking is for 2 boxes... can't wait to see what's inside! It's coming today Most recent update Onboard for delivery
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    6 * Pommery Brut Royal Champagne NV $22.50 / bottle QF wines

    Mine also listed as Shipped - 1 case Placed on 19 October 2019 at 12AM
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    6 * Pommery Brut Royal Champagne NV $22.50 / bottle QF wines

    I ordered just one case, personally I feel if customers abuse the system by ordering multiple cases it simply increases the chances of having the merchant cancelling all orders and spoiling the fun for everyone else.
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    6 * Pommery Brut Royal Champagne NV $22.50 / bottle QF wines

    I ordered a case last night, let's hope they don't cancel...
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    Citi Rewards Platinum - 140,000 Citi reward Points $49FY

    Pretty good deal for $49 annual fee in the first year (normally $149) and you earn 140,000 Citi rewards Points 140,000 Citi rewards Points convert to... 56,000 Velocity Points (2.5:1), or 46,666 Skywards Miles (3:1), or 46,666 KrisFlyer Miles (3:1) ... and quite regularly Citi & Virgin...
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    AMEX platinum Accor plus reinstated

    Never had an issue, only drawback when dining with other "Accor Plus friends" (we managed to convert quite a few over the years...) is having to hand over a pile of smartphones to the waiter :)
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    AMEX platinum Accor plus reinstated

    Definitely against T&Cs, on the other hand I've never been asked for ID when using it at restaurants.
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