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Hilton Honors Macquarie Platinum Card Discontinued

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Has anyone on the old FFL Hilton / Macquarie card offer succeeded in switching to the Qantas /Macquarie card for the $50 difference between Macquarie Black (which we now have) and the Macquarie Black Qantas card?

Macquarie Black is $249pa on their website and Macquarie Black Qantas is $299.
Not sure about fee-free. However, on the paid card, no fee is due until the next renewal date. Yes, $299 for QF earning.
 

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There seems to be so much doubt about retaining status until 31/3/21 in this thread when we have already been advised that it will come to pass.

Oh ye of little faith. :)
Gday

Well the guest correspondence email yielded the result i was after- written confirmation of status extension to March 2021.

Pele.
 

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Well the guest correspondence email yielded the result i was after- written confirmation of status extension to March 2021.

Pele.
I now have the same written confirmation. Thanks for the advice!
 

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I wasn't so lucky with my reply from HHonors (above), but I have the original email from them stating the date, so I'll keep it as proof.

Going to cancel the card as soon as all business related expenses for 30/6 are on card and paid off. Latest statement was 25/6 and I've stopped using it as I have a new NAB Signature card that got some nice 30 June transactions on it ;)
 

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After the posts above, I emailed Hilton using the email mentioned above, and also now have written confirmation my Diamond status is extended to 31 March 2021. Thanks for all the advice and info given above!
 

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Hi all - another here with written confirmation from Hilton that it's sorted to March 2021... will now cancel the Macquarie card as well, as I've no need for it at this point. Frees up some limit liability for the next decent offer that comes along ;)

Cheers,
Matt.
 

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I have to make sure that my wife/CFO has paid the outstanding balance before I can cancel it. But I have already moved my business spend to my new NAB Business Signature Visa and already racked up $2,750 in less than a month (spend towards $3,000 in 60 days for 100K QFF points). Think I'll do that easily ;)

Similarly, I have emails from both Macquarie Bank (2nd February 19) and Hilton Honors (15 February 19) that confirm my extension to 2021:

Macquarie said:
Thanks for your loyalty

To say thanks for your loyalty, Hilton Honors will extend your current Gold or Diamond Hilton Honors status to 31 March 2021. Any Hilton Honors Points you have earned will still be valid and subject to the Hilton Honors terms and conditions available at HiltonHonors.com/terms. Please note that from 1 May 2019 you’ll no longer receive the benefits of the ongoing Hilton Honors program, including reward weekend night certificates, from spend on your credit card.
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HiltonHonors said:
From: Hilton Honors <honors@h1.hilton.com>
Sent: Friday, 15 February 2019 10:30 AM
To: Me
Subject: Important update to your Hilton Honors® Macquarie Platinum Credit Card
As a gesture of goodwill and to say thank you for your loyalty, we will extend your current Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond membership status to 31 March 2021. This will happen automatically from 1 May 2019 and you will not need to do anything
 

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Has anyone on the old FFL Hilton / Macquarie card offer succeeded in switching to the Qantas /Macquarie card for the $50 difference between Macquarie Black (which we now have) and the Macquarie Black Qantas card?

Macquarie Black is $249pa on their website and Macquarie Black Qantas is $299.
Reporting back - I was able to have my FFL Hilton/Macquarie, now Macquarie Black card converted to Macquarie/Qantas, retaining the FFL offer.
I wanted a 1:1 Qantas earning Visa or Mastercard, and 4000pts/mth at 1:1 followed by 0.5:1 is not bad.
 

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Reporting back - I was able to have my FFL Hilton/Macquarie, now Macquarie Black card converted to Macquarie/Qantas, retaining the FFL offer.
I wanted a 1:1 Qantas earning Visa or Mastercard, and 4000pts/mth at 1:1 followed by 0.5:1 is not bad.
do they just charge the the $50 Qantas program fee annually or the first year waived or is it free for life still with no program fee?
 

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The annual fee is now due on my Macquarie Black (QF points)(unfortunately it's not the FFL card). I phoned the Call Centre about a fee reduction but they are playing hard-ball and weren't interested. I don't want to threaten cancellation as I may want to keep it for another year.
 

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do they just charge the the $50 Qantas program fee annually or the first year waived or is it free for life still with no program fee?
They waived the Qantas fee for me too.
 

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I'm calling this week to cancel my card. Interesting what sort of reception I'll get.
 

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I converted mine to Qantas points a few weeks ago and was assured it is still fee free for life. HUACA
 

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Just spent $US269.53 on the new Mac Black replacement card (has no international currency conversion). I expect there to be just the Visa conversion fee of about .5%
Got the instantaneous push notification from Mac Bank..."$AUS395.28 spent"
Checked xe.com shows mid market rate is 0.679355 so with (or even without!) the visa .5% margin it was done at better than current mid market rate; I presume visa perhaps lock a rate in for a fixed time, which would seem to be at least 7 hours as that was the big drop in the AUS/US rate earlier today. Even at the better rate this morning the TOTAL conversion cost was less than 0.4%.
Very happy with Mac Black card for international transactions.
 

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Just spent $US269.53 on the new Mac Black replacement card (has no international currency conversion). I expect there to be just the Visa conversion fee of about .5%
Got the instantaneous push notification from Mac Bank..."$AUS395.28 spent"
Checked xe.com shows mid market rate is 0.679355 so with (or even without!) the visa .5% margin it was done at better than current mid market rate; I presume visa perhaps lock a rate in for a fixed time, which would seem to be at least 7 hours as that was the big drop in the AUS/US rate earlier today. Even at the better rate this morning the TOTAL conversion cost was less than 0.4%.
Very happy with Mac Black card for international transactions.
I got rid of my 28 Degrees / Latitude card because it offered nothing I wasn't already getting with my Macbank Black card.
 
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... the usual Manila Call Centre reception I’m guessing, but good luck.
The guy I spoke to had an Australian accent. Didn't ask why I wanted to cancel nor tried to get me to change my mind.
 
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