Does Amex reduce the $550 Annual fee for Platinum upon request?

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Ha. Not at all. They’ll maybe increase the points offer from 50K to 60K to 70K

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If you have had it for a year and then upon renewal you call to cancel, then the cancellations department will usually offer you 30k points or $300 in credit to stay. Still need to pay the $550, but you get partially compensated usually if you call.

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Almost never. Call and see if you can get 100k points offer - that’s likely your best bet

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AMEX does partner with some companies to offer the platinum card with 60k MR sign up bonus, same benefits/perks, AND an annual $150 statement credit

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