App-O-Rama Update: American Express Platinum Mercedes Benz Charge Card Surprise Approval

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App-O-Rama Update: American Express Platinum Mercedes Benz Charge Card Surprise Approval

Please read App-O-Rama Updates: Day 1 before reading this post.

Before my App-O-Rama, I had 4 American Express credit cards: Delta Gold, Hilton HHonors, SPG Personal, and Blue Cash Preferred.

AMEX Cardmember

From previous experience with American Express, I know that they only allow 4 credit cards per American Express account (but unlimited charge cards).  I was worried after I applied for the American Express Platinum Mercedes Benz Credit Card and this screen appeared after I submitted my application.

AMEX Platinum Pending

Luckily I received an email from American Express stating that my application had been received ad was currently being processed.

Thanks for Applying AMEX

To check the current status of your American Express applications, click here.  My application is currently in progress.  I called the American Express reconsideration number and was told that my application had been sent a specific department and I would hear from them shortly.  The representative was not able to transfer credit from an existing American Express credit card, so i was out of luck.  I had to play the waiting game.

AMEX Pending

Almost 3 days later, I received this email from American Express.  I was approved!  If you apply for any high end (aka large annual fee) credit card, American Express usually sends your card via UPS Next Day Air, so I was looking forward to that package the following day.

AMEX Approved Email

I checked the application status website (link) and it also so I was approved.

AMEX Approved

The next day, I received the card and added it to my American Express account.  The card comes with a lot of perks, which I will cover in my next blog post.

Amex Platinum MB

My new American Express Platinum Mercedes Benz Charge Card is so pretty.

AMEX Plat Card

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

6 thoughts on “App-O-Rama Update: American Express Platinum Mercedes Benz Charge Card Surprise Approval

  1. Jen

    Hi Grant, may I ask why you applied for the MB card? Are you planning to get a Mercedes so you get the card ahead? What’s the special benefits? Thanks

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    1. Grant

      It was very simple. The regular American Express Platinum card has a $450 annual fee and a 25,000 Membership Reward Point sign up bonus. The American Express Mercedes Benz Platinum card has a $475 annual fee but a 50,000 Membership Reward Point sign up bonus. There are extra perks like $100 of free Mercedes Benz merchandise (I bought 6 key chains and sold them on Ebay) plus other perks if you buy or lease a Mercedes Benz vehicle.

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