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I’m considering downgrading my CSR to the Freedom and getting the AMEX Platinum because of the lounge access (Delta+Centurion), airline fee credits, Uber credits etc. Has anyone done this/thoughs?

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I have both. Much prefer the CSR, the Amex benefits/points are a pain. For example, the airline fee credits apply to pretty much nothing useful

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I got the AmEx Platinum but won’t renew next year. There’s a bunch of strings attached to the rewards multipliers and I never got them.

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Downgrade to Slate since it’s a useless card. If you downgrade to freedom, you can’t apply for one and thus won’t be eligible for the free points for spending $x in first few months

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$100 credit at Saks Fifth Avenue just got added.

Ya I really like the platinum. The centurion lounges are miles better than the airline lounges. Delta lounges also a nice to have.

@TSC1 - I buy AA gift cards with the platinum. (Usually in $50 clips)

P1, yep I do something similar now. Still a pain because you can't use gift cards for award fees/taxes (as one example), I rarely book non-work revenue flights.
I think the value prop of the Amex Platinum was way better when they had the United workaround to get Amazon gift cards - still mad they took that away 🤔

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