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I have an AMEX gold and a CSR. Is it better to upgrade to AMEX platinum and downgrade the CSR or keep things the way they are?

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Personally I think the CSR is better than the PRG for points earning at restaurants and non-airline travel. I don’t think I’d have both cards.

If you spend a lot on airline tickets with your personal card or want the platinum perks then get the platinum, but cancel the gold and re-apply for platinum so you can get the 60k signup bonus. Platinum isn’t great for points except for airline miles but I buy products with it for the protection (lost/stolen items, return protection, etc)

I have both the plat and CSR and think they’re both worth it. You can recoup most of the cost of the platinum with the different perks, and the centurion lounges are super if you are flying out of an airport that has one

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